4K

Aug 22 2017

News - LG UP970 reviewed @ HTR

As someone in the market for a UHD Blu-ray player, this review is quite timely. As one of the only players that supports (cough, will support) Dolby Vision (OPPO's will as well) it piques my interest. Just not sure that for the same $, Dolby Vision is enough of a bonus compared to the extras I would net from the XBox One S - even as a non-gamer. Decisions, decisions.

Feb 07 2017

News - Valens and Lattice Semiconductor deliver HDBaseT 4K 60Hz 4:4:4 reference design

Reference designs aren't intrinsically news, but since they are an essential tool to enable product flexibilty (i.e. smaller OEMs can play too). I think it's worth highlighting this announcement. Afterall, who doesn't want to see a plethera of 4K 60Hz 4:4:4 devices; creating a more competative market Smile.

Sep 22 2016

News - Axiim announces 4K Q, will upgrade existing users FOR FREE!

Wow. Just wow. It's not that often where you open a product announcement email to find out that the company is upgrading existing users for free. But, that's just what Axiim just did in their latest newsletter. Fixing one of my few, and arguably most important, complaints with the Q.

I need to lay down...

Sep 20 2016

News - Netflix releases 4K HDR sample file

I have a reasonably good sized collection of sample/test clips that I use when testing kit. On the odd chance that you also horde these sorts of files, you'll be interested in a 4K HDR sample that Netflix just released.

Sep 14 2016

News - Vizio P65-C1 reviewed @ RHT

If I'm honest, I wasn't expecting much when I clicked through to look RHT's review of the Vizio P65-C1. While scanning through I ran across this "...the Vizio P65-C1 provided the best non-OLED performance I saw this year". Naturally, this required a more thorough read and I must that it impresses most of the way throughout. Quite a lot of TV for $2,000.

Aug 28 2016

News - HDR Roku on the horizon

As is typical for this sort of news, Zatz Not Funny! has the skinny on a new crop of Rokus queuing for release. While I've lost most of my love for our Roku 2 since testing started on the NIVIDA Shield, I think it remains the best general purpose media streamer for most people - and the price should be just right. The new models look like nice/worthy upgrades from the current offerings, but I do have to say that it's abominable that Roku is only supporting HDR on the top-end "Ultra" model, even though 4K will flow down to some of the lessor devices. Shameful.

Jun 29 2016

News - Epson Announces two LCD projectors with 4K UHD signal input & HDR

You would be forgiven for thinking that this pair of ~$3k LCD projectors support 4K, and they do, sort of... It's not spelled out explicitly in the PR (aside from the "signal input" bit), but these are really just 1080p, that accept a 4K input and downscale it. HDR compatiblity is a plus, but I didn't see which formats will work on a quick scan through the specs. If you know, please spill in the comments.

Apr 30 2016

News - LG E6 OLED reviewed at HDTVtest

LG's OLED display continue to review very well, with some improvements from previous years. It's actually this reasonably rapid improvement that makes me hesitate the most when it comes to picking up an OLED display.

Apr 20 2016

News - HTR Review DISH Hopper 3

DISH network is one of the few MSOs that pushes the evelope when it comes to home DVR capability. So I always make a point to check out their CES announcements. The devices aren't reviewed that often so it's nice to see a reputable 3rd party take a look.

Apr 12 2016

News - C-NET explains HDR10 v. Dolby Vision, or why you want a Dolby Vision display

I'm not sure I agree that 3D was a bust, but we can agree that it wasn't the commercial success that the TV OEMs would have liked. HDR on the other had is universally loved, but like [seemingly] every other format there has to be a "war" this time between HDR10 and Dolby Vision. It's not quite the same thing as HD-DVD/Blu-ray, but it is important and if a 4K HDR display is on your wishlist you will want to understand the breakdown.

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