Although 4K was the resolution du jour at IBC in Amsterdam again this year, as it has been for the past couple of years, Japan’s national public broadcaster, NHK, was going one better with a demonstration of 8K, or Super Hi-Vision (SHV). The company’s roadmap set a 2020 date to begin satellite broadcasts of 8K content, which aligns nicely with the Olympics recently being awarded to Tokyo for that year.
When Google's Chromecast launched
in July, it was announced that Pandora would soon be joining the handful of launch apps officially supported by the dongle. That day has arrived with the release of version 5.0 of the Pandora app.
Making it's debut at IFA 2013, LG's 77-inch TV is claimed to be the world's largest Ultra High Definition OLED TV. The massive panel with its IMAX-like curvature packs in around four times the resolution of a Full HD TV and delivers stunning picture quality.
Yesterday at IFA 2013, Panasonic showed off its impressive new 65-inch VIERA WT600 4K TV
at IFA 2013, but today belongs to Samsung. The Korean electronics giant has revealed two enormous Ultra High Definition (UHD) televisions.
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
When you think of the Xbox, you probably picture things like Halo
, and Call of Duty
. But with the upcoming Xbox One
, Microsoft is trying to expand beyond just gaming, and become your go-to living room companion
. And what's a bigger mainstay of weekend couch-surfing than sports? Gizmag recently sat down with Microsoft to chat about some deals the company inked to help bring your home sports entertainment into the 21st century.
Japan's Kyocera Corporation has combined a piezoelectric actuator with a special resin film to produce a proprietary, piezo film speaker that is considerably thinner and lighter than conventional electromagnetic speakers, while boasting similar audio levels. The Smart Sonic Sound already provides the audio for LG's 55-inch curved-screen OLED TV
and the company hopes it will give designers of future TVs, computers and tablets more scope to place speakers on the front face of products, enabling an overall size reduction and expanding design options.
Back in January, we were suitably impressed by the viewing experience offered by the 55-inch curved OLED TVs debuted by LG and Samsung at CES 2013
. Since then, LG has been leading the race to consumer release, beating its rival to both the South Korean
markets. Samsung's TV has now landed on US shores, and is considerably more affordable than LG's similarly-sized goggle-box.
If you’re old enough to remember rabbit ears, you've probably told your kids how hard you had it because your old television had dials. Now LG Electronics is bringing back a whiff of those ancient days with its distinctly retro Classic TV (Model 32LN630R). The South Korean electronics firm didn't just swap out the ubiquitous black case for creamy white, the company also added real channel and volume knobs to appeal to those more interested in classic Scandinavian style rather than bleeding-edge design.
Since LG and Samsung both made world's first
curved OLED TV debuts at CES back in January, the former has been leading the race to get units into the hands of consumers. Samsung took silver
when it entered the South Korean market last month, and is playing second fiddle again as LG's 4.3 mm thin immersive big screen makes a break for US shores courtesy of Best Buy.