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  • Roku HDMI Streaming Stick 100% more purple than Google Chromecast

    TV set-top boxes are getting shrunk to the size of a packet of gum, and the ability to stream 1080p content from the internet is as simple as plugging it into the back of your TV. With a move that seems to directly compete with Google's Chromecast and Apple TV, digital media company Roku has recently announced its latest and greatest Streaming Stick for HDMI. The new Roku Streaming Stick uses an HDMI input, is powered by a mini-USB port and comes with a WiFi remote control which has dedicated Netflix and Amazon buttons. Apart from functioning almost exactly like Google's...

  • LG’s curved UltraHD TV packs 11-million pixels into 105″ of LCD

    The world's first 105" curved UltraHD TV is coming to CES 2014, care of LG and its obsession with all things curved, said PCMag. It's called the 105UB9 LCD TV and says LG " officially the largest curved TV ever made." Look at that image -- the thing is freaking gigantic. The model next to it could pump up the brightness and use it as a tanning bed. It's a TV first though, and LG says that its bright new display "renders the minutest detail in breathtaking clarity to create an unprecedented level of viewer immersion. With a resolution of...

  • LG Smart TVs to use any phone as controller by 2014

    Using a smartphone as a TV remote is a nifty idea that has been championed by a few mobile phone makers, like Samsung and Sony, but until now, it's been locked to a few specific models. Even worse, iPhones are left out of the phone-as-remote market unless an expensive accessory is tacked onto it. No more, says LG who've recently announced a partnership with AllJoyn to create Smart TVs that can use any phone as a universal remote, reports Pocket-Lint. The AllJoyn protocol forms a connection between TV and phone, regardless of the mobile ecosystem. As Gigaom rightly says,...

  • Dell announces impressive 24″ and ‘world’s most affordable’ 4K Monitor

    While we all love seeing 4K display's popping up from every corner over the last year or so, they all seem more like giant televisions than a crisp, clear desktop alternative. Anything past the 30" mark should be considered television, living room material and not much else. Until now it seems as a very impressive 24" UHD Monitor by Dell has been announced together with the "world's most affordable" 28" Ultra HD Monitor. The Ultra HD, slash 3840x2160, slash four times full HD monitor is Dell's highest pixel density yet. Officially known as Dell's UltraSharp 24 Monitor -– UP2414Q, it's meant...

  • 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 3840x2160 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 3840x2160, 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...