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Thomas J. Norton Posted: Jan 11, 2016 0 comments
Like many demos at CES 2016, this 2.35:1 (21x9) “scope” curved LCD widescreen Ultra HD design was likely brought in to test its commercial viability with the army of retailers who attend CES. According to the information I received, however, TCL (a Chinese company) does plan to distribute it in Hong Kong, at least initially.
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Thomas J. Norton Posted: Jan 11, 2016 0 comments
Arcam has added Dirac Live to its new range of receivers. The headliner shown at CES 2016 was the AVR 850 with Dolby Atmos, HDMI 2.0a, HDCP 2.2, and 7 channels of Class G amplification at $6,000...
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Thomas J. Norton Posted: Jan 10, 2016 Published: Jan 11, 2016 1 comments
Monitor Audio's Alan Hook (6'4") posed next to Monitor Audio's PL500II at CES 2016. The speaker is one of the models in the company's newly redesigned Platinum II speaker series.
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Thomas J. Norton Posted: Jan 11, 2016 0 comments
Wolf Cinema has upgraded its existing four projector platforms for 2016. It showcased the STC-15 ($15,000) at CES on a 10-foot wide, Seymour Screen Excellence 2.35:1 screen. It's images were truly spectacular...
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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 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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