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The LG 31MU97 monitor has DCI 4K resolution of 4096 x 2160, which is a digital cinema stan...

UHD 4K computer monitors (with a resolution of 3840 x 2160, like 4K TVs) have only started being released relatively recently. Already, though, manufacturers are offering monitors with higher specs still. LG's new 31MU97 has a DCI 4K resolution of 4096 x 2160, a standard used for digital cinema.  Read More

Acer is yet to reveal the design of its Nvidia G-Sync packing monitor

Acer has announced the catchily-named XB280HK, its latest and greatest PC monitor offering for gamers. Not only does the display feature a much-coveted 4K resolution, it also packs Nvidia’s G-Sync chip for smoother gaming and a range of other technologies that make it ideally suited to prolonged use.  Read More

The Vizio 50-inch 4K television provides a high-quality photo-like image (Photo: Vizio)

4K televisions have undergone tremendous progress this last year, as has been clearly demonstrated at the CES 2014 show. Both Polaroid and Vizio introduced 50-inch 4K televisions with an MSRP of US$999.99. But what kind of user can really use a 4K TV today? High-power computer users, that's who.  Read More

Sony's 4K UST projector sits on the floor alongside any wall with enough space to accommod...

After first bringing 4K resolution to lounge room walls in 2012 with its VPL-VW1000ES projector, Sony is making another run at the Ultra HD home theater market, though this time over a much shorter distance. At CES, the company is demoing a prototype of its 4K Ultra Short Throw Projector that has the ability to cast images up to 147-inches in size from a distance of around 20 in (50 cm).  Read More

Ideum has announced 4K versions of its Platform, Pro, Presenter, Drafting and Pano multito...

In September last year, Finland's MultiTouch revealed an Ultra High Definition 84-inch MultiTaction display at its annual developer conference. Though made available for pre-order a few weeks later, the high resolution, monster cells won't actually go into production until later this year. Meanwhile New Mexico's Ideum has announced that 4K versions of its 55-, 65- and 100-inch multitouch tables and interactive walls will start to ship from later this month.  Read More

Sony's new 4K Handycam at IFA 2013

The ability to shoot Ultra HD 4K video is no longer limited just to cinema- or broadcast-specific video cameras – or to the GoPro HERO3 Black edition, for that matter. Today at IFA 2013, Sony unveiled the FDR-AX1E, which is the first of the company’s 4K-capable Handycams.  Read More

Yoshiyuki Miyabe and Markus Wagenseil unveil the VIERA WT600 at IFA 2013

There’s big news out of the IFA electronics show in Berlin today. How big? Well, 65 inches, to be exact. That’s the screen size of Panasonic’s just-unveiled VIERA WT600 TV. According to the company, it is “the first 4K Ultra HD TV in the world with a 4K 50/60p input designed based on HDMI 2.0 and DisplayPort 1.2a specifications.”  Read More

TCL's new 4K LED TV has a price tag just under $1,000

Ultra high definition televisions are still growing slowly in the market. Generally, they are priced outside of the affordable range for most consumers, but TCL is looking to change that with the introduction of its 50-inch (127-cm) LED 4K Ultra HD TV at a US$999 price point.  Read More

Sharp's 70-inch AQUOS Ultra HD LED TV

Sharp has opened CE Week in New York by unveiling a new flagship for its AQUOS line of televisions – the 70-inch AQUOS Ultra HD LED TV.  Read More

Thunderbolt 2 will enable 4K video transfer (Image: Shutterstock/JMiks)

Intel has released further details of the next generation of Thunderbolt, the high-speed hardware interface it originally developed with Apple. Thunderbolt 2 doubles data transfer rates to 20 Gb/s which, with the incorporation of DisplayPort 1.2, will allow the transmission of raw 4K video as well as data.  Read More

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