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4K TV channels on the way as DVB-UHDTV standard is approved

4K TV channels in the UK took a step closer to reality over the weekend after a new Ultra HD TV broadcast specification was approved for Europe by the DVB Steering Board. The new DVB-UHDTV Phase 1 specification allows for the over-the-air transmission of 3840×2160 resolution pictures at […]

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EBU to TV Industry: Next-Gen Broadcast Standards Need More than Just 4K Resolution

The European Broadcasting Union has criticized the consumer electronics industry, arguing that the push to increase TV resolution may come at the expense of equally significant advancements in color, dynamic range and audio. In a policy statement issued last week, the group said focusing on 4K resolution as the […]

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Review: Panasonic GH4, The Ultimate Hybrid for Video & 4K Fans

It’s not for nothing that the Lumix GHs have grown to become some of the most sought-after hybrids by professionals, a merit few amateur-oriented cameras can claim. The GH4 drives the point home by adopting the same principle as its predecessors: to fuse all of the brand’s […]

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Will Smartphones Jump-Start 4K Video Adoption?

Nearly ten years ago, U.S. broadcasters, by order of the government, helped usher in the new era of high-definition television. Will the next big upgrade be driven not by the government, but by the high-end smartphones that you may already own? So-called “Ultra High Definition” or 4K TV sets have […]

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HDTV explained: 1080p, 720p, 4K and more

From the standard definition pictures we grew up with, to the 4K TVs that are appearing on the market now, television has been on a remarkable journey, and HDTV is perhaps the most exciting part of it. It has certainly taken a while to reach maturity, and […]

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Dish aims to launch Web TV service by year’s end

Dish says it plans to launch its Internet-delivered TV service by year’s end on mobile devices, game consoles and smart TVs for about $20 to $30 a month. It will contain live sports, entertainment and children’s programming. That’s a lot less than the typical pay TV package […]

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4K streaming is leaving Blu-ray in the dirt

Is there a future for 4K on Blu-ray? The format’s governing body isn’t inspiring confidence: nearly a year after talking up a 4K extension to the Blu-ray standard, and two years after launching a Format Extension Task Force to define a specification, the Blu-ray Disc Association (BDA) […]

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High-speed cameras go to Xtremes for sports broadcast operators

There were notable additions in the high-speed camera stakes at NAB, including new models from Grass Valley and Panasonic. In a unique two part look at key camera developments at this year’s NAB, leading broadcast acquisition writer David Fox takes us through some key camera launches and […]

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4K wins: Sony reportedly suspends OLED development in favor of high-res TVs (updated)

After 11 years in the red, Sony’s television hardware unit is craving a return to profitability — so it’s shying away from pricey OLED TVs. The Japanese electronics maker is shelving commercial development of new OLED TVs to focus on Ultra HD “4K” sets, reports Japanese business publication Nikkei. Organic light-emitting diode displays […]

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UHD TV ownership to reach a third of US homes by 2020

Ultra HD (UHD or 4K) TV household ownership will grow from less than 10% of homes in the US for the next four years to 33% of homes by 2020 according to Strategy Analytics. Key Strategy Analytics predictions, in the Ultra High-Definition TV Displays: Global Market Forecast 2012-2020 report, […]

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