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  • 5 concept TVs that showcase the evolution of the silver screen

    I own a 20-year-old television set and I am pretty attached to it. Everyone thinks I should get a new one and I really want to, but in today’s society we are quite spoiled for choice and choosing a new TV is daunting. In the last decade, the world of television has evolved so much so that now your TV experience is equivalent to a cinema experience expect that you can pause it and check your mail while watching YouTube. Hisense, a global manufacturer of consumer electronics, agrees and is showcasing a number of concept TV models which demonstrate the evolution...

  • RIP TV? 5 new ways we watch our favourite shows

    There is an argument that says that TV is dead. Perhaps this is true. But considering the fact that I work in the TV industry, I sincerely hope not or I’ll be out of a job. That said, the way we consume television shows has evolved considerably, forcing networks to become more creative in order to attract viewers. This includes aiming for an integrated broadcast and digital experience that allows viewers to consume media on more than one platform simultaneously. Gone are the days when millions of viewers around the world tuned in to their televisions for an evening of...

  • Sharp debuts 32″ 4K IGZO touchscreen monitor running OS X

    Sharp has announced full OS X support for its 32-inch 4K IGZO touchscreen LCD LED monitor (aka PN-K322B). Who will use a 32-inch 4K IGZO touchscreen display? Well certainly not your average Joe. First off, it will be way too expensive and your arms will probably get tired after playing a few rounds of Angry Birds. Then again the 3840×2160 display is more meant for retail or commercial use. Think promos, tech savvy classrooms, sports commentary and such. The display, sans OS X, was shown-off at CES this year. By itself, it seems incredibly impressive while the UI could...

  • The smart TV buyer’s guide: 5 of the best

    I like having a large television in my house. Perhaps it’s because I’m of an age that still remembers old school CRT-tube TVs that didn’t have remotes. I had to get out of my seat to change the channel. Now of course I have a sizeable TV with excellent picture quality. But how did I arrive at my particular model choice? It can get rather confusing when we enter an electronics store and are faced with a variety of televisions on display, with those flashing lights and pictures getting into our heads. We can normally spot the ones with a...

  • The budget 4K TVs are here: this is Seiki’s $699 39-incher

    Seiki is not a household name, yet. But when it launches its US$699 4K, 39-inch HD-TV end of June 2013, it will be. Check this hot little number out: It’s a TV, what did you expect?Seiki introduced its first 4K TV to the market April 2013, a 50-incher for the low price of US$1 399. But US$699 is a lot more palatable, you also get a lot less TV sadly. The 39-inch, affordable 4K option (model SE39UY04) has a max resolution of 3840×2160, a refresh rate of 120hz at 1080p, and 30hz — which will make the images a little choppy...

  • LG announces 55-inch Curved OLED TV for your IMAX living room

    Brace yourself, for today the South Korean electronics giant LG announced it will start taking orders for its Curved OLED TV. It’s called the 55EA9800. Yes, it’s not that catchy as you would have wanted but it’s probably the current Iron Man of all televisions. This groundbreaking 55-inch curved telly begins shipping next month in Korea. It’s a great development and gives LG another leap forward in its tight competition with Samsung, Sony and Sharp. This particular curved OLED TV will set you back a massive US$13 500. Though it might just be worth your while to dream about...

  • Japan will start world’s first 4K TV broadcasts by 2014

    4K television was this year’s big tech news, wowing the crowds at CES 2013 and stomping all over 3D television’s promises of better viewing for the future. Yet the general consensus was that 4K broadcasting was still many years in the making. But according to a report in the Asahi Shimbun (translated), the Japanese government plans to start 4K TV broadcasts as soon as July 2014, two years earlier than its previous...

  • Korea can now snag Samsung’s $38k 85-inch Ultra HD TV

    CES 2013 was the cotillion for ultra-HD TV’s and Samsung, the company who demoed one of the largest ultra-HD TV’s at the show has now placed its 85-inch, quad-core TV up for pre-order in Korea. And all that tech can be yours, for the veritably inexpensive price of US$38 000. 85 inches of FUTURE!So what are we getting for just shy of US$40-k?. As mentioned there’s a quad-core CPU running the 214cm TV, 2.2 channel speakers and the “we’re not ready for it” 4K screen resolution bolstered by the “Precision Black Pro LCD panel”. Samsung also has 95 and 110-inch versions...

  • The giants are here: 4K Ultra HD TVs dominate at CES

    There was one thing predominantly clear at CES 2013. Actually it’s two things: 3D TV is dead/dying, and enormous living-room-dominating Ultra HD and OLED TVs are the next big thing. Ultra HD, also termed 4K, has been on everybody’s lips with the three main competitors Samsung, Sony and LG displaying TV sets that almost defy logic, and making the oft-used phrase “world’s first” into a cliché. And believe it or not, an 8K TV snuck in there too… LG Electronics First up is LG with the stars of its show, a 55-inch curved OLED (Organic Light Emitting Diode) TV, and an...

  • LG to roll out super high-def mobile displays [CES]

    LG Display is the world’s largest LCD panel maker, producing not just televisions but also displays for various mobile manufacturers like Apple. At CES 2013 it showed some of the new displays in its line, with a 12.9-inch display that holds a resolution of 2560 x 1700, a 7-inch crammed with 1920 x 1200 pixels, and a 5.5-inch model with full HD that delivers at 1920 x 1080 resolution. Using Advanced High Performance...

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