CES 2014

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Al Griffin  |  Jan 06, 2014  |  0 comments
Sharp has big plans in the works for HDTV and UHDTV. According to the company’s presentation at CES, they’ve placed more 60-inch-plus HDTVs in homes over the last 3 years than any other maker. And they plan to keep the emphasis on big going forward in their 2014 Ultra HDTV and HDTV models, along with a new product category that the company calls Quattron+ (more on that in a bit).
John Sciacca  |  Jan 06, 2014  |  0 comments
For some, video’s Holy Grail has become the quest for glasses-free, 3D TV. IZON held a press event to put on a technical preview of their take on this technology. Along with a 3D Blu-ray player, IZON used a 20-inch monitor with their technology built-in and showed Man of Steel, the latest Superman movie, in 3D. Nary a pair of glasses was in sight.

Rob Sabin  |  Jan 06, 2014  |  1 comments
In the aftermath of the late 2013 news that it was abandoning the plasma TV market, Panasonic came to the 2014 CES armed with a new line-up of advanced 4K-resolution, LED-backit HDTVs—though no OLED models were annonced.

According to Julie Bauer, president of the Panasonic Consumer Electronics Company, the new high end 4K HDTVs will fill the hole in image quality that many enthusiasts believe will be left by the disappearance of the firm’s plasmas.

John Sciacca  |  Jan 06, 2014  |  0 comments
Dish President and CEO, Joe Clayton, kicked off the company’s press event by welcoming the crowds to “part three of DISH’s transformation.”

Building on the success of its Hopper and Joey multi-room DVR system, DISH announced several significant upgrades to the system today. Where the previous Hopper system was capable of recording three programs at once – or up to six when using the PrimeTime Anytime feature – the new SuperJoey will record a breakthrough eight shows at once! (Any four shows plus the four major broadcast networks when using PrimeTime Anytime, or the five network tuners recording/watching any five shows from any network.)

Thomas J. Norton  |  Jan 06, 2014  |  0 comments
LG isn’t just talking HDTV picture quality this year. Like other manufacturers, it’s now it’s into everything but the kitchen sink—actually they may be into that as well. In any event, if you can plug it in or it runs on batteries, LG probably makes it.

Even in TV, various forms of Smart TV and how they can light up your life are front and center this year with every TV maker. But quality HDTV and Ultra HD are my beats today and I’m sticking to them.

Mark Fleischmann  |  Jan 06, 2014  |  0 comments
My brain was still pondering whether I'd like to text my fridge about the availability of beer when LG showed a handful of audio-for-video products. Of the most interest was the LAB540W SoundPlate. As you can see, it's less than 40mm thick and designed to serve as both base and sound reinforcement for 32- to 55-inch TVs. It includes 320 watts spread over 4.1 channels, Smart TV functionality, built-in Blu-ray player, and speaks both Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. Also shown were two soundbars, NB5540 and NB3740, the first of which is similarly equipped in channels and power. And there were the NP8740 and NP8540 multi-room speaker systems, which operate by 2.4GHz mesh networking and speak both Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. Shipping and pricing was not mentioned at the event or on the web press release. One more interesting tidbit: Harman Kardon helped tune up the audio on LG's 4K 2014 TV line.
SV Staff  |  Jan 03, 2014  |  0 comments
The world’s largest showcase of consumer technology is upon us. The 2014 International CES opens in Las Vegas on Tuesday, January 7 and runs through Friday, January 10 but our pre-show coverage kicks off on Monday with the latest news from LG, Panasonic, Samsung, Sony and a number of other companies making announcements on the eve of the show.