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Thomas J. Norton Posted: Jan 10, 2016 Published: Jan 11, 2016 0 comments
Changhong is virtually unknown outside of China, but it's a very big deal there. So why did the company attend CES 2016 (and CES 2015)?
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Thomas J. Norton Posted: Jan 07, 2016 5 comments
I speculated a few months back that what the world needs is an Atmos soundbar. The industry must have been listening, because we now have at least two such products, one from Samsung and the other from Yamaha. I haven’t heard the Yamaha, but the Samsung HW-K950 was being demonstrated at this year’s CES...
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Thomas J. Norton Posted: Jan 07, 2016 0 comments
String together three of Samsung's 27-inch curved widescreen computer monitors and what do you get? An immersive gaming experience if the game itself is designed for it.
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Thomas J. Norton Posted: Jan 07, 2016 0 comments
I have no idea why this company does, apart from some form of data storage, but clearly there are arch villains and Minions involved.
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Thomas J. Norton Posted: Jan 07, 2016 0 comments
We got a back-room briefing and did a little nit-picking on the technology behind Samsung's 2016 SUHD TVs. Here's what we learned...
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Thomas J. Norton Posted: Jan 07, 2016 0 comments
Manufacturers are starting to realize that some folks locate their televisions where the back is visible. In the past the rear panel hasn’t exactly been a showpiece, but this TCL design shouldn’t embarrass anyone.
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Thomas J. Norton Posted: Jan 07, 2016 0 comments
It’s hard to put together a side-by-side comparison of anything in video—too many variables get in the way. It’s even harder to show such a comparison through the filter of a camera, a bandwidth-limited Internet connection, and a desktop computer monitor. But this comparison that LG showed in its booth looked close in person to what you see here, and perhaps even more strikingly so. Ignore the color differences; they were either produced in the camera or were on the screen. I was looking for other things in trying to get the shot of a moving image at an opportune time, so can’t say for certain. But they’re not part of the HDR process!...

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Thomas J. Norton Posted: Jan 07, 2016 3 comments
This edge-on shot shows just how thing the flat (not curved) LG Signature OLED display really is. As I noted in the LG press conference report, it's less than 2.6 mm thick. It does thicken out a bit more near the bottom; the electronics have to go somewhere!
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Thomas J. Norton Posted: Jan 07, 2016 0 comments
Both Samsung and LG were showing huge 8k displays (Samsung's is shown here) and drawing crowds (I couldn't get near enough to LG's to shoot a photo!). While clearly technological demonstrations (with 16 times the resolution of 1080p "Full HD,") someone in Korea thinks this would be a nifty idea. But on the size sets most people buy, I'm not at all sure, apart from the Wow factor at a CES.
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Thomas J. Norton Posted: Jan 07, 2016 10 comments
The Samsung UBD-K8500 should be the first Ultra HD Blu-ray player when it hits the market sometime between now and March 30 at a projected price of $399.

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