Entries Tagged as 'Plasma'

Panasonic Reveals OLED-Like High-Contrast IPS LCD Tech

December 2nd, 2016 · 1 Comment · 2160p, 4K Flat Panel, 4K LED LCD, HDR, LCD Flat Panel, LED LCD Flat Panels, News, OLED, OLED, Plasma, UHD 4K OLED, UHDTV

  Panasonic revealed this week that it has developed a new IPS LCD panel with a 1M:1 contrast ratio that is claimed to be a quality equivalent to OLED panels. The contrast ratio is said to be 600 times that of conventional liquid crystal panels with an average contrast ratio of 1,800:1. The company said […]

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Set-Up Tips to Make Your HDTV or 4K Ultra High Definition TV Super Bowl-Ready

February 5th, 2016 · 1 Comment · 2160p, 4K Flat Panel, 4K LED LCD, Cable TV, Connected TVs, Digital Media Receivers, Full HD 1080p, HDMI, LCD Flat Panel, LED LCD Flat Panels, News, OLED, Plasma, Satellite TV, Satellite UHD 4K TV, Streaming Services, UHD (4K) Media Players, UHDTV

The Consumer Technology Association estimates that better than 20 percent of all HDTVs are purchased for the specific purpose of watching the Super Bowl. But around 1 in 5 HDTV owners end up NOT watching the big game or other programs in high definition due to improper setup (source: The Nielsen Company). At the same […]

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Panasonic Enters 4K OLED TV Market

September 2nd, 2015 · 1 Comment · 2160p, 4K Curved Screeen, 4K Flat Panel, Connected TVs, Curved Screen, HDR, News, OLED, OLED, Plasma, UHD 4K OLED, UHDTV

Panasonic used the IFA Show in Berlin, Germany Wednesday to unveil its first 4K OLED TV – a 65-inch curved-screen model. The company, which for years championed the superior contrast and off-angle viewing benefits of plasma TVs over LED LCD TVs, added its first OLED model, which will offer some of those same benefits, and […]

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Nothing Refreshing About Refresh Rates This Year

July 21st, 2015 · No Comments · 4K Flat Panel, 4K LED LCD, LCD Flat Panel, LED LCD Flat Panels, News, OLED, Plasma, UHD 4K OLED, UHDTV

Back in 2012, the HD Guru warned readers that most TV manufacturers had started substituting industry standardized specifications for LED LCD TV motion smoothing technologies with proprietary terminology and corresponding numbers that at first glance appeared to be high native refresh rates but actually weren’t. Here we are in 2015 and the practice, for the […]

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Manufacturers Debate OLED, 4K Ultra HD, HDR

June 29th, 2015 · 9 Comments · 2160p, 4K Curved Screeen, 4K Flat Panel, 4K LED LCD, Blu-ray Players, Connected TVs, Curved Screen, HDR, LED LCD Flat Panels, News, OLED, OLED, Plasma, UHD 4K OLED, UHDTV

If an OLED TV has superior black level on a bright retail showroom floor, will anybody see it? That was the question debated by company spokesmen from Samsung, Sony and LG during a Next TV panel at last week’s CE Week in New York City. In a discussion on LG’s decision to carry OLED to […]

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Samsung PN64H5000 Review: The Last Plasma

November 17th, 2014 · 2 Comments · Plasma, Product Reviews, Review

Samsung 64H5000 – Screen image by Geoffrey Morrison This is the last plasma. The last new plasma you’ll ever read about. Last. The technology that ushered in the era of the flat panel TV. Became, in many minds, actually synonymous with “flat TV.” The last plasma I’ll ever review. Panasonic left the plasma business a […]

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2014 Shootout for Best HD and UHD 4K TV

August 15th, 2014 · 1 Comment · 21:9 Curved UHDTV, 3D HDTV, 3D UHDTV, 4K Flat Panel, 4K LED LCD, Connected TVs, Curved Screen, News, OLED, Plasma

New York TV retailer Value Electronics will be conducting their 10th annual TV Shootout this Saturday August 16th and Sunday August 17th. All the contending models are optimized for best, most accurate performance prior to the event. The team is lead by veteran ISF TV calibrator Kevin Miller. Audience members will hear presentations from manufacturers […]

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J.D. Power: Samsung Leads HDTV Satisfaction Survey as Vizio Falls

July 10th, 2014 · 2 Comments · 3D HDTV, News, Plasma, Reference Materials

Yesterday,  market research firm J. D. Power published its annual High Definition Television Satisfaction Report surveying customers who recently purchased an HDTV. Samsung won the top spot for both HDTV categories- under 50-inch screens as well 50-inch and larger models. Vizio, which held the overall top spot in 2012 and 2013 (with a 1st place […]

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