Amazon's Lovefilm gains more Warner Bros programming
Lovefilm has signed an agreement with Warner Bros International TV Distribution, adding more content to its on-demand roster. The Amazon-owned British subscription streaming service will now offer a number of extra TV series, including seasons one to seven of The West Wing, all nine seasons of One Tree Hill, all seasons of Nip Tuck, and episodes of Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles.
Micro Four Thirds camera uses Super-16 1080HD sensor
A Micro Four Thirds camera from Blackmagic has leaked online, ahead of its official reveal at the NAB show in Las Vegas. The Pocket Cinema Camera, a more consumer-oriented version of the Cinema Camera MFT, will retain the same lens mounting capability as its predecessor while also adding a number of user-friendly features.
4K Media Player preloaded with movies, shorts
Sony will be opening up two new Ultra HD televisions for pre-order in the United States on April 21st, alongside an announcement for the company's 4K Media Player and video distribution service. The 55-inch and 65-inch sets, both capable of displaying 4K-resolution content, will be priced considerably less than the $25,000 flagship counterpart, measuring at 84 inches diagonally, but will still retain most of its feature set.
Supply seen as major obstacle
Apple's long-anticipated TV set will use a 4K Ultra HD (3840x2160) panel, according to supply chain sources reached by DigiTimes. The sometimes-accurate trade paper says that Apple and its main manufacturing partner, Foxconn, have been in talks for some time about the TV's production schedule. Apple, though, has reportedly been worrying about where to get panels from, since Ultra HD suppliers are predicted to be working at nearly full capacity in 2013 just to meet demand from China-based TV vendors.
Satellite demonstration channel broadcasts 4K resolution content
The first channel dedicated to broadcasting Ultra HD content has launched in Europe. Operated by Eutelsat Communications, the channel started broadcasting demonstration footage on January 8th, with the aim of helping television manufacturers, satellite services, pay-TV operators and production companies in broadcasting their own content in the format.
Ultra HD TV to be sold in limited quantities initially
Samsung's 85-inch ultra high-definition television has been priced ahead of its March release in South Korea. The S9 is available to pre-order in the country at a cost of 40 million won ($38,000), and though this is not necessarily the same as it will cost in the United States, the South Korean price far exceeds similar UHDTVs from other manufacturers.
Company mum on details
Ultra HD televisions stole the show this year at CES, however none of the companies brought along a consumer-level 4K camera. Sony is a partial exception, showing off an extremely early prototype of a 4K Handycam that is claimed to be geared for the mainstream market.
New 4K-capable TVs have 240Hz refresh rate, Theater 3D
Vizio has shown off its lineup of HDTVs for 2013, including a number of large UHD televisions. The new premium-level XVT series, the company's first Ultra High Definition TVs, were shown alongside an enhanced line of M-Series Razor LED Smart TVs, complete with Video On Demand apps and social features.
Sony pushes 4K
Ultra HD televisions have been a resounding theme this year at CES, and Sony was among the electronics giants pushing to promote the higher resolution in its premium models. The company last year introduced the gigantic 84-inch XBR84X900 with an Ultra HD panel, however the Bravia lineup has been expanded to include 65- and 55-inch options that edge slightly closer to the mass market.
Kaz Hirai pushed benefits of 4K for consumers, industry at keynote
At its Consumer Electronics Show keynote speech, Sony has unveiled a range of "4K" (3840x2160) TVs, currently in the prototype stage. The display comes in a range of sizes, from the previously-announced 84-inch set, to a 65-inch, and 55-inch model, the latter two both new to CES. Supporting the televisions, Sony intends on launching a 4K video distribution system in the US the summer of 2013. The "UltraHD" system offers approximately twice the resolution (horizontal and vertical) of existing HDTVs, and four times as many pixels.
Measures 85 inches, upscales HD content to UHD resolution
Samsung has revealed it's 4K-capable television at the company's CES press event, one which the electronics giant teased as having an "unprecedented new TV shape and timeless design." The S9 Ultra-HD resolution screen measures 85-inches diagonally, and is fitted inside a freestanding and minimalist metal frame.
To reveal 32-inch UHD monitor, 84-inch UHD touchscreen
ViewSonic has said it will be showing off a number of displays at CES next week, including two UHD screens. An 84-inch 4K display that could be used as an interactive digital sign will be accompanied by a more practical 32-inch 4K-resolution desktop display aimed at cinematographers and graphic designers.
Displays with 4K resolutions to also be in 50, 55, and 65-inch sizes
Budget HDTV manufacturer Westinghouse plans to showcase a new line of Ultra High Definition (UHD) televisions at CES in January, as in previous years. The new 4K-capable TVs include a 110-inch model as well as more conventionally-sized 50, 55, and 65-inch models, with all UHDTVs being geared up for an early-2013 release.
Ultra HD high on the agenda for LG, along with thin bezels
LG Display has announced plans to introduce a range of Ultra HD 4K TVs at CES 2013. It has previously revealed its $20,000 flagship 84-inch model, that is now expanding to include new 55- and 65-inch models at a presumably more wallet-friendly price. Also set to take a bow is a new Ultra HD 30-inch computer monitor that will be the highest resolution monitor ever to hit the market.
Existing eyeIO user Netflix likely to offer 4K media in future
Video processing company eyeIO has unveilled its second generation of video encoding technology. The new version includes a new option called StudioRes, which is capable of encoding 10-bit 4:2:2 H.264 video at a 4K resolution, as well as claims that it will encode video 45-percent faster than its previous incarnation.
ICC Purios has 60-inch display, multi-channel recording
Sharp is joining the 4K race with its own Ultra High-Definition television. The "Integrated Cognitive Creation" (ICC) Purios joins the ranks of LG and Sony in putting a 4K screen on the market, and although the 60-inch display doesn't match its 84-inch competitors, Sharp does boast it to be the first 4K TV to be released with a THX-certification.
Version 1.7 adds 4K Cinema canvas, blend modes, more
Painting program for the iPad Procreate was updated Tuesday to version 1.7, considered a major upgrade that offers a new 4K Cinema canvas (up to 4096x4096 for the recent iPads, 4096x2616 for the iPad Mini and iPad 2), a new fullscreen interface, new blend modes, a redesigned layers interface, an improved Silica engine, more undos, improved brush settings, a new transform system and much more. The program offers an OpenGL-driven, 64-bit, multicore proprietary engine, shareable and importable custom brushes, and continuous auto-save.
Media player plays 4K .RED content, upscales H.264 files
High-end cinema camera manufacturer Red has opened up pre-orders for its previously teased media player. The Redray 4K Cinema Player is being offered as a comprehensive media source for cinema purists and owners of the high-resolution 4K HDTVs, and filmmakers using the company's 5K-capable line of cameras.
Display technology leads to 35mm-thick screen
Sharp has announced it will be releasing its first 4K LCD display that takes advantage of its IGZO (indium gallium zinc oxide) technology. The PN-K321 is a 32-inch screen meant for design-related business use that can display images at a resolution of 3840x2160, while having a fairly slimline design measuring just 35mm (1.4 inches) thick.
Full length feature Hollywood productions to be offered
Sony has revealed it will offer buyers of its 4K TV sets content specially created for the high resolution screens. While not detailing the exact nature of the plan, Ray Hartjen of Sony claims that customers of the 84-inch XBR-84X900 television will receive access to the "world's first 4K Ultra HD delivery solution" at no charge.
Presenting winning products at CES 2013
Samsung has won 27 CES Innovation Awards for a number of products, bringing the total number of awards won to 117 over the last four years. While such products as the Galaxy S III, Note 10.1 and the TecTiles NFC sticker system received recognition, a number of HDTVs set to be shown at CES 2013 also received the award.
LG’s 84-inch 84LM9600 TV has gone on sale in the US for $19,999. The new television features the newly defined Ultra High Defintion resolution, which was previously known as 4K. At four times the resolution of 1080p TVs, the new LG TV features a 3840x2160 amounting to a panel that contains 8 million pixels – six million more than previously.
Industry expected to use UHD, Sony opts to differ
The Consumer Electronics Association has changed the name of 4K to Ultra High-Definition, or the shorter Ultra HD. The rebrand was put to a vote earlier this week, and the CEA's Board of Industry Leaders unanimously voted for the change, as well as minimum performance characteristics for the format.
GoPro unveils the Hero3, a tiny, 4K-capable sports camera
GoPro has taken the wraps of its Wi-Fi-enabled Hero3sports camera. As the promotional video embedded highlights, depending on model, the new wearable device supports video resolutions up to 4K, or 4 times the resolution of 1080p. The Hero3 is also 30 percent smaller and 25 percent lighter than the model it replaces.
Magic remote capable of four-mode input
LG is gearing up to release its 84-inch 4K TV in the US. Already released in South Korea in limited numbers, the US 84LM9600 will be made available to American customers in the near future, a move that mirrors Sony's recent release announcement for its own 84-inch 4K TV, although at a far higher price point.
Aiming for shipping, retail in November
Sony has put its first 4K TV available to pre-order. The XBR-84X900, previously rumored and publicly announced last week at IFA, will be shipping in November at the same time as Sony stores and other electronics retailers across the US. The price for the 84-inch screen has been set at $25,000.
High-resolution TV capable of 3D, not glasses-free
Toshiba has shown off its attempt at an 84-inch 4K TV at IFA 2012. Following after previous attempts by LG and Samsung in recent months, and Sony showing its own off at the same trade show, the unnamed television equals the Quad Full HD 3840x2160 resolution and physical size of other 4K efforts, and certainly dwarfs its previous high-resolution television demonstrations.
Massive 4K TV expected in US release for Holidays
Sony has revealed its previously-rumored 84-inch 4K television. The company's first attempt at a 4K TV set, the XBR-84X900 with its 3840x2160 LCD panel display was shown off at a press conference at IFA 2012 earlier today. The screen release follows Sony's own 4K home cinema projector and follows similar big-screen releases by Samsung and LG in recent months.
Sony is said to be prepping a massive 84-inch LCD flatscreen TV. According to CNET's sources, the new Sony set will be the largest the company has ever shipped, as well as the first to utilize 4K technology. Sony unveiled its first 4K projector earlier this year, and like that device, the TV will pack an incredible 4,096x3,072 pixels - or four times the number of pixels in a 1080p display, or 12,582,912 pixels.
Ultra definition format said to be a major feature
The next iteration of Sony's PlayStation gaming and media console may support the "ultra-definition" resolution known as 4K. This according to an unnamed source, who tells BGR that the feature would figure into a larger push on Sony's part to sell the 4K spec to the wider public. The technology isn't yet priced to be competitive in the consumer electronics sector, and indeed the PlayStation 4 has yet to be announced, but the rumor does conform to Sony's previous actions in popularizing a technology.
Eighty-four-inch television going for $22,000
The BBC reports that LG has revealed what it calls the world's largest ultra-definition television, a massive 84-inch screen that outputs at four times the resolution of a 1080p display. The 4K resolution featured on the new television is still in its infancy, but LG regards the technology as the future of the medium and is investing accordingly.
4K TV for 25 million Won limited to 84 preorders
LG is putting its 84-inch ultra-definition TV on sale to a limited number of customers in Korea. The 4K television, shown off at CES earlier this year, can display video at a resolution of 3840x2160, as well as a full 1080p and 3D using passive Film Pattern Retarder (FPR) glasses. Audio is provided by a two stereo speakers and two woofers for 2.2-channel "3D surround sound".
Home cinema systems include internet radio options
Onkyo is to release two new home theater system packages that are equipped for 4K video resolution. The Onkyo HT-S7500 and HT-S6500 use Marvel Qdeo to upscale low-resolution video to 1080p, as well as the higher 4K resolution if a capable display is connected. Automatic Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio decoding is also supported.
New Sony projector displays at twice the resoution of 1080p
Sony has announced the roll-out of its VPL-VW1000ES projector, which brings super-high definition to home theaters. The VPL-WV1000ES is the first 4K resolution projector designed for home theaters. The new projector displays not only the ultra-high definition 4K format, but also upscales SD and HD content to 4K resolution.
JVC announce broadcast cameras, release 4K
JVC has announced two new ProHD handheld cameras designed for broadcasters and the release of the first handheld 4K camcorder at the NAB show today. The GY-HM600 and GY-HM650 are what JVC calls “next-generation handheld ProHD” cameras suitable for mobile broadcasting, and the previously announced GY-HMQ10 is a camera which allows for realtime capture, record, and display of 4K video.
Sony NEX FS-700 lands with 4K, and super slo-mo
Sony has taken the wraps off its rumored NEX FS700 pro video camera. As had been suggested, the video camera is capable of shooting at 4K resolution, but this will only be supported through a future upgrade. Initially it will be limited to shooting at 1080p, but it will be able to record 4K video, when its firmware is upgraded in time, over 3G-SDI to an optional external 4K recorder.
Company premiers 55" OLED model
LG showed off a range of new products this week at CES, including a number of new TVs. Electronista took an early look at the company's 2012 lineup, which includes many 3D models and a 55-inch OLED flagship that stunned the crowds with its extreme contrast ratio and color saturation.
4K video to external display in near real-time
JVC has announced the world's first handheld 4K camcorder, the GY-HMQ10. The GY-HMQ10 uses JVC's on-camera Falconbrid Large-Scale Integration processing to deBayer RAW images from the camera's 8.3 million-pixel CMOS sensor in real time. Unlike other 4K cameras, such as RED's Scarlet-X 4K camera system, the GY-HMQ10 can output live 4K via four HDMI terminals to a monitor or projection system with almost no latency. JVC claims the camcorder is the first to be able to capture, process, display and record 4K images in real time.
3D UDTV expected to arrive next year
LG has disclosed additional details surrounding an 84-inch 3D TV that is expected to arrive on the market sometime next year. The panel is capable of displaying 4K content with 3840x2160 resolution, though it also displays in standard 1080p resolution.