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4K and UltraHD Stuff, Cinemas, Camcorders, TVs
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  • I think it is so funny that Vizio went to all of this trouble to make this cheesy video for their new 4K TV with the awful, cheesy music and they can't even upload their video to YouTube in 4K. Epic fail, Vizio.

  • think it is so funny that Vizio went to all of this trouble to make this cheesy video for their new 4K TV with the awful, cheesy music and they can't even upload their video to YouTube in 4K. Epic fail, Vizio.

    I don't see any "epic fails" here, as it is just promotion video. And they will sell tons of their TVs.

  • Well, they probably will even sell me a TV, since they are at Costco. But it is still ironic that when HD came out, there were ads for years that showed an HDTV on commercials viewed on our standard TV. There was no way in the world to show the difference to a prospective buyer. It was digital Catch 22. They were saying, look at this great picture! But of course, no one could.

    But with the internet, and 4K, Vizio--or anyone else--could actually show us the real deal. Look what Sony did with their new camcorder--the uploaded it in 4K. Oversharpened, but still 4K.

    So I do think Vizio missed the boat here. And I will probably buy one of the price is right. Or maybe wait till the 1080p high end panels get steep cuts.

  • But with the internet, and 4K, Vizio--or anyone else--could actually show us the real deal. Look what Sony did with their new camcorder--the uploaded it in 4K. Oversharpened, but still 4K

    How about that 99% of people who view it do it not even in 1080p and on 1080p monitors at best.

  • China Star Optoelectronics Technology (CSOT) aims to ship about two million Ultra HD TV panels in 2014, according to industry sources.

    CSOT will focus mainly on 49- and 55-inch Ultra HD TV panel production in 2014 as part of its efforts to bump up production of high-end TV panel technology.

  • Entry-level Ultra HD TV panel products have already dropped in pricing to about 1.2-1.3 times that of Full HD. Ultra HD panels are likely to further drop in price in mid-2014.

    Good news.

  • In 2013 Ultra HD TV pricing in China was about 1.2-1.5 times that of LCD TVs. China's TV vendors now want to further push the technology in the market and reportedly have plans to drop pricing on average by about 10% for units released in 2014.

    The penetration rate of Ultra HD TVs in China during 2014 is expected to reach around 20%.

  • Dell UltraSharp 32 Ultra HD Monitor review

    With two nearly perfect presets for sRGB and Adobe RGB, plus a CMS and full grayscale control, you can calibrate this display to an extremely high standard. We recorded several top or near-top results in our tests. Most notable, perhaps, was color accuracy. Our benchmark takes the average of 30 measurements to arrive at an overall Delta E value. Any display that scores under one is exceptional, and Dell joins that exclusive club with its .75 result. In fact, the only other display in the same club isn't even a computer monitor; it’s a Pioneer plasma we use as a comparison point for our HDTV reviews!

    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/ultrasharp-32-up3214q-review,3744-7.html

  • China TV vendors are preparing for the May 1 holiday period and have reportedly adjusted their product portfolios to feature more mid-range Ultra HD TVs for release in time for the holiday, according to industry sources.

    Models are expected to be used mainly sized 42- and 49-inch and that are expected to be sold at prices similar to Full HD units, the sources said.

    Huh.

  • I had planned on upgrading my eight year old 1080p TV, but I'll wait to see what the new 4K sets look like.

  • Japan Display Inc. (President and CEO: Shuichi Otsuka; JDI), has developed a 10.1-inch liquid crystal display (LCD) module with an ultra-high resolution of 3,840 (horizontal) x 2,160 (vertical) pixels (hereinafter "4K2K") for tablets in a bid to expand the 4K2K experience to the mobile area. It has begun shipping samples.

    JDI developed a 12.1-inch 4K2K LCD module (resolution density 365ppi) last year and presented it at the FPD international 2013*1. The new 10.1-inch product is an LCD module with even higher resolution (438ppi).

    http://www.j-display.com/english/news/2014/20140423.html

  • Michael Cioni on ALEXA in 4K

  • Only three matches will actually be filmed in the format, with Sony handling the production; these will form part of the official World Cup documentary movie, which you’ll be able to download at some point after the tournament is over. Brazilian network Globo will also screen these games on outdoor 4K displays in Rio de Janeiro. But** there won’t be any live streaming or broadcasts to the home, meaning anyone planning to watch the tournament on their new 4K set will have to make do with regular 720p channels**.

    http://www.theverge.com/2014/6/5/5782382/why-cant-you-watch-the-world-cup-in-4k

  • Intel has announced that it’s working with Samsung to develop more affordable screens. The companies hope to bring the price of a 23.6 inch, 4K PLS display down to about $399.

  • Costs for standard Ultra HD TV panels produced by Taiwan-based Innolux and AU Optronics (AUO) are 20-30% higher than those for Full HD panels, while the cost gap for RGBW Ultra HD panels is less than 10%, the sources indicated.

    :-) So 4K is good for high marginal TVs as panel is not really expensive.

  • 4K TV broadcast is expected to become popular in Brasil only in 2022, but maybe the internet 4K H265 or VP9 streaming and 4K bluray will be real sooner to justify upgrading cameras and editing computers, but it seems that good 1080p cameras will be useful up to 2022 or even more because lots of people does not have fast internet connections, maybe high end wedding and corporate, advertising shooting will need 4K sooner:

    http://tecnologia.ig.com.br/especial/2014-06-12/copa-de-2014-sera-em-hd-4k-so-em-2022.html

  • The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)® today announced updated core characteristics for Ultra High-Definition (UHD) TVs, monitors and projectors for the home. As devised and approved by CEA’s Video Division Board, these characteristics build on the first-generation UHD characteristics released by CEA in October 2012.

    Under CEA’s expanded characteristics, a TV, monitor or projector may be referred to as Ultra High-Definition if it meets the following minimum performance attributes:

    • Display Resolution – Has at least eight million active pixels, with at least 3840 horizontally and at least 2160 vertically.
    • Aspect Ratio – Has a width to height ratio of the display’s native resolution of 16:9 or wider.
    • Upconversion – Is capable of upscaling HD video and displaying it at Ultra High-Definition resolution.
    • Digital Input – Has one or more HDMI inputs supporting at least 3840x2160 native content resolution at 24p, 30p and 60p frames per second. At least one of the 3840x2160 HDMI inputs shall support HDCP revision 2.2 or equivalent content protection.
    • Colorimetry – Processes 2160p video inputs encoded according to ITU-R BT.709 color space and may support wider colorimetry standards.
    • Bit Depth – Has a minimum color bit depth of eight bits.

    http://www.ce.org/News/News-Releases/Press-Releases/2014/CEA-Updates-Characteristics-for-Ultra-High-Definit.aspx

  • Digitimes Research's freshly published Special Report, "The transition to 4K TV - UHD TV market forecast, 2014-2017," estimates that 26.6% of all TVs shipped in 2017 will be UHD models, and in the 55-inch segment, more than 90% of the LCD TVs to be shipped in 2017 will deliver UHD or higher resolutions.