4K http://www.stuff.tv/4k/videos en-GB Amazon 4K video-on-demand service coming to Samsung TVs in October http://www.stuff.tv/amazon/amazon-4k-video-demand-service-coming-samsung-tvs-october/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Netflix isn’t the only video streaming service looking to offer ultra HD shows and movies </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Amazon 4K video-on-demand service coming to Samsung TVs in October" alt="Amazon 4K video-on-demand service coming to Samsung TVs in October" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/samsung-uhd.jpg?1409241957" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Samsung has announced that it&rsquo;ll be launching a 4K Amazon Prime video-on-demand service on its televisions globally from October.</p> <p>It&rsquo;s not yet clear if Amazon&rsquo;s service will be exclusive to Samsung TVs (but Samsung would probably make a big deal of it if it were, so we&rsquo;re guessing it won&rsquo;t be) and the amount and nature of the 4K content it&rsquo;ll make available remains a mystery. Still, it&rsquo;s good news for anyone with a Samsung 4K TV and no 4K videos to watch.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/sam-kieldsen" title="View user profile.">Sam Kieldsen</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Samsung also announced that it&rsquo;ll be bringing 4K Netflix streaming (currently limited to the second season of <em>House of Cards</em>, <em>Breaking Bad</em>, <em>Ghostbusters</em>, <em>Ghostbusters 2</em>, <em>Smurfs 2</em> and four nature documentaries) to its European TVs, and that it&rsquo;s reinforcing partnerships with other European 4K content providers like Wuaki.tv, maxdome and CHILI.</p> <p>With the cat now out of the bag, we&rsquo;re expecting to hear more about Amazon&rsquo;s 4K streaming plans very soon.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/samsung/samsung-ue55hu7500-4k-tv/review">Samsung UE55HU7500 4K TV review</a></strong></p> <p><iframe frameborder="0" height="180" src="http://pages.haymarket.com/stuff_signup/enews_embed" width="300"></iframe></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/amazon/amazon-4k-video-demand-service-coming-samsung-tvs-october/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> 4K Amazon Samsung Streaming TVs Thu, 28 Aug 2014 15:57:53 +0000 Sam Kieldsen 1446080 at http://www.stuff.tv Samsung UE55HU7500 4K TV http://www.stuff.tv/samsung/samsung-ue55hu7500-4k-tv/review <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 4K TVs no longer cost silly money, and right now the Samsung UE55HU7500 is the very best you can buy </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Samsung UE55HU7500 4K TV review" alt="Samsung UE55HU7500 4K TV review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/Samsung-UE55HU7500-v5.jpg?1407675781" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/ced-yuen" title="View user profile.">Ced Yuen</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>It&rsquo;s an exciting time for TVs. Last year we applauded Sony for managing to get the price of its <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sony/sony-kd-55x9005a/review" target="_blank">KD-55X9005A</a> down to &pound;3300 - an impressive feat at the time. This year Samsung is leading the race to the bottom with this UE55HU7500.</p> <p>At &pound;2200 it&rsquo;s not exactly bargain-basement levels of cheap, but it&rsquo;s affordable enough to be attainable by many mere mortals. What&rsquo;s more, its performance is decidedly god-like.</p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-pricing"><legend>Pricing</legend><div class="field field-type-number-float field-field-test-price"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> £2,200.00 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-price-from"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 0 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-price-notes"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Also available in 48in (£1600), 65in (£3500) and 75in (£6000) versions </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-ratings"><legend>Ratings</legend><div class="field field-type-hcmreviewrating-rating field-field-overall-rating"> <div class="field-label">Overall rating:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="hcmrating-default">10 stars</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-pros"> <div class="field-label">Pros:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Great picture from SD, HD and 4K </div> <div class="field-item even"> Excellent specs </div> <div class="field-item odd"> Upgradeable </div> <div class="field-item even"> Good range of smart features </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cons"> <div class="field-label">Cons:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Nothing </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>Review Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Pretty, practical </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The UE55HU7500 is also really pretty, but not in the overly showy way you might expect. This is Samsung after all &ndash; a company seemingly obsessed with <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/samsung/samsung-ke55s9c/review" target="_blank">&lsquo;floating&rsquo; displays</a> and <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/samsung/samsung-ue55f8000/review" target="_blank">stands that look like Klingon bat&rsquo;leths</a>.</p> <p>You get nothing so try-hard here. This is shiny and handsome, but it will blend in nicely with your living room furniture and you don&rsquo;t need super-wide shelves to make room for it. The HU7500 is relatively modest, sitting on a simple pedestal with a smart brushed-metal effect. It&rsquo;s so down-to-earth that it doesn&rsquo;t look like a Samsung TV at all. Well, apart from the supremely thin bezels. That&rsquo;s very Samsung.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="The UE55HU7500 is almost as pretty in profile as it is face-on" alt="Samsung UE55HU7500 4K TV review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Samsung-UE55HU7500-profile.jpg?1407675781" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Specs appeal </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>If you&rsquo;re lucky enough to own a sprawling home cinema system with myriad sources, you&rsquo;re going to be pleased to see that the UE55HU7500 will happily handle them all. There are as many sockets as you could sensibly ask for, and then a few more: four HDMI 2.0 inputs, three USB ports, as well as both Freeview HD and satellite for live TV. For the truly determined, there&rsquo;s one each of component, composite and SCART, but hopefully your beyond those ancient connections by now, aren&rsquo;t you?</p> <p>Then we get to the One Connect port. No, it&rsquo;s not an input for teenage boy bands &ndash; it&rsquo;s for plugging in an extra module for future upgrades. That means the TV won&rsquo;t get too dated too soon. Which is nice.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/netflix/25-best-things-watch-netflix-right-now/feature" target="_blank">The 30 Best Things to Watch on Netflix right now</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Who doesn&#039;t love to see the back-end of a flatscreen TV?" alt="Samsung UE55HU7500 4K TV review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Samsung-UE55HU7500-back-panel.jpg?1407675781" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-box-out-title"> <div class="field-label">Box Out Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Samsung UE55HU7500 tech specs </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-box-out-body-text"> <div class="field-label">Box Out Body Text:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>Screen size</strong>: 55in</p> <p><strong>Resolution</strong>: 3840 x 2160</p> <p><strong>Display technology</strong>: LCD with LED backlight</p> <p><strong>Speaker output</strong>: 60W</p> <p><strong>Built-in camera</strong>: no</p> <p><strong>Connectivity</strong>: Freeview, Satellite (x2), HDMI 2.0 (x4), USB (x3), Component, Composite, Scart, Ethernet, Wi-Fi, Headphone, Optical output</p> <p><strong>Dimensions (hwd)</strong>: 746 x 1228 x 270mm with stand, 706 x 1228 x 35mm without stand</p> <p><strong>Weight</strong>: 21.1kg with stand, 17.8kg without stand</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Controlled, not confused </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The accessory kit includes two pairs of active 3D glasses and two remotes. The old school button stick looks like any other remote. The shinier &lsquo;smart&rsquo; remote is a lot sexier, with fewer keys and an array of gyroscopic sensors.</p> <p>It controls a big glowing dot on the screen, which acts as your pointer, and while it feels a little alien at first, you can adjust the sensitivity of the dot and will be pointing and clicking through channels like a pro in no time.</p> <p>Thankfully Samsung seems to have listened to all of the grumblings about the motion control of its previous sets and have done away with it entirely for the UE55HU7500. That&rsquo;s great news for anyone who&rsquo;s accidentally changed the channel during more vigorous sandwich eating, but the complete removal of the video camera will be bad news to those who like to use their telly for Skype.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="You use the smaller, rounder remote like a magic pointer" alt="Samsung UE55HU7500 4K TV review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Samsung-UE55HU7500-remotes-hands-on.jpg?1407675781" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="1200" height="900" title="These are active 3D specs, but they&#039;re very light and pretty comfortable" alt="Samsung UE55HU7500 4K TV review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Samsung-UE55HU7500-3D-specs.jpg?1407675781" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Smart hubba, hubba </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Samsung&rsquo;s smart TV offering has always been a strong point, so it&rsquo;s good the company hasn&rsquo;t messed around too much with it here and you still get a load of content, split into five screens.</p> <p>The left side has a page for games and one for apps, with a good selection of catch-up services. To the right you&rsquo;ll find Samsung&rsquo;s own video-on-demand service, as well as a &lsquo;multimedia&rsquo; page for your own content (say, via USB) and popular internet content (read: cat videos).</p> <p>Right in the middle is the On TV page. Here you&rsquo;ll find live TV as well as thumbnails of programmes on other channels. There&rsquo;s a content recommendation service based on what you like. The more you watch, the more accurate the service is. It&rsquo;s only mildly creepy.</p> <p>The new stuff for this year is minimal: when you press the &lsquo;Smart Hub&rsquo; button, two bars appear on the screen as an overlay, without interrupting your current programme. One of these leads you to the smart hub; the other is a list of recent activity. That means you no longer have to scroll through BBC parliament and porn to get to your favourite channels at the far ends of the programming wasteland. Just use the shortcut to flick between your most-used choices.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/netflix/netflix-time-broadcasters-are-doing-4k-we-ll-be-next-thing/news" target="_blank">Netflix: by the time broadcasters are doing 4K, we&#39;ll be on to the next thing</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="There are plenty of apps onboard, including Netflix" alt="Samsung UE55HU7500 4K TV review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Samsung-UE55HU7500-netflix-app.jpg?1407675781" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="1400" height="900" title="The TV will recommend programs to suit your specific taste. Right now our taste is anything that doesn&#039;t feature Phillip Schofield" alt="Samsung UE55HU7500 4K TV review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Samsung-UE55HU7500-smart-hub.jpg?1407675781" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-4"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Phwoar K </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>This TV looks stunning. Native 4K content is still decidedly rare, and Netflix is the only proper provider at the moment &ndash; so that&rsquo;s where we go. <em>Breaking Bad</em> serves up super-sharp images with plenty of detail &ndash; just watch any scene with Walter White&rsquo;s blue crystal and it&rsquo;s hard not to marvel at the texture.</p> <p>The really good news is that this TV is as strong in HD and standard definition as it is in 4K &ndash; something that older 4K sets struggled with. Across all resolutions you get properly dark black levels, good motion handling and crisp, clean whites.</p> <p>In the past Samsung had issues with colours. They tended to be punchy, but just a little bit unnatural. This time it&rsquo;s a more mature, subtle approach that doesn&rsquo;t feel like you&rsquo;re stuck in shop demonstration mode. Colours are immaculately judged and very convincing, and there&rsquo;s plenty of nuance in shading.</p> <p>Even the 3D is decent &ndash; the active glasses don&rsquo;t strain the eyes too much, and there&rsquo;s only a touch of (fairly typical) motion instability. The specs are quite comfy too, although there&rsquo;s no avoiding looking like a nerd.</p> <p>It even sounds pretty good - not up there with the <a href="http://Sony KD-55X9005A" target="_blank">Sony KD-55X9005A</a>, with its massive speaker &lsquo;wings&rsquo;, but solid, clear and loud enough to ensure soundtracks are perfectly engaging.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="What&#039;s in a name? UHD and 4K are the same thing" alt="Samsung UE55HU7500 4K TV review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Samsung-UE55HU7500-UHD-logo.jpg?1407675781" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-5"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Samsung UE55HU7500 Verdict </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>This is a gorgeous TV that pretty much ticks every box. It&rsquo;s got great features, plenty of connections, decent future proofing and an all-round excellent picture.</p> <p>And it&rsquo;s affordable for 4K, too. In fact, right now, the Samsung UE55HU7500 is the best TV in the world.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/tvs/top-ten" target="_blank">The 10 Best TVs in the World right now</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Samsung UE55HU7500 4K TV review" alt="Samsung UE55HU7500 4K TV review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Samsung-UE55HU7500-v1a.jpg?1407675781" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-review-rating"><legend>Review Rating</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-review-type"> <div class="field-label">Type:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> picture </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-review-score"> <div class="field-label">Score:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 9 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-review-type"> <div class="field-label">Type:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> sound </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-review-score"> <div class="field-label">Score:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 8 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-review-type"> <div class="field-label">Type:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> design </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-review-score"> <div class="field-label">Score:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 9 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-review-type"> <div class="field-label">Type:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> smarts </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-review-score"> <div class="field-label">Score:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 9 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-verdict"> <div class="field-label">Verdict:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Amazing and affordable for 4K: if you want a TV for now and the future, this is it</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-preview"> <div class="field-label">Preview:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Disabled </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/samsung/samsung-ue55hu7500-4k-tv/review" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/samsung/samsung-ue55hu7500-4k-tv/review#comments 4K Samsung TVs UE55HU7500 Sun, 10 Aug 2014 12:55:00 +0000 Tom Parsons 1442759 at http://www.stuff.tv Not-so-curved is the new curved, according to the Sony Bravia S90 4K TV http://www.stuff.tv/bravia/sony-bravia-s90-sony-reveals-not-so-curved-new-curved/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> We’re going to need a bigger circle </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="No, you&#039;ll never live in a house that nice. Sorry" alt="Sony Bravia S90 4K TV" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/sony-bravia-s90-4k-tv-001.jpg?1407402551" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/fraser-macdonald" title="View user profile.">Fraser Macdonald</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>A new TV! And just in time for <em>Great British Bake-Off</em>&hellip;&nbsp;</strong></p> <p>Not quite, you crème caramel, the first episode was last night. There is, however, always the BBC iPlayer. Which is actually the preferred way of watching <em>Bake Off</em> because it lets you pause and rewind the exciting bits. But what you won&rsquo;t hear is Mary Berry complaining that the side of one of the cakes looks curved when it should be straight. Because while Sony&rsquo;s new S90 is its first in the UK with a curved screen, it is less prominently curved than other TVs of its ouvre and so straight line distortion is minimised.</p> <p><strong>But how would Mary know&hellip; oh, never mind. So curved TVs are bad, is that the story now? </strong></p> <p>Uh-oh, soggy bottom &ndash; your conclusion is under-baked! The advantage of a curved TV &ndash; the way it delivers light to the curved surface of your peepers &ndash; is all present and correct. But the S90 is the result of some hefty research into where the sweet curve radius lies. Between 5000mm and 11000mm, says Sony. The icing on the cake is that this is a 4K set, speckled with tasty decorations such as 4K X-Reality PRO, X-tended Dynamic Range and Motionflow XR800Hz.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>These bake-isms are making me feel a bit sick.</strong></p> <p>That&rsquo;s because your eyes are bigger than your ears. Which is also no matter because the S90 has a unique 4.2-channel virtual surround sound system that&rsquo;s going to fire those Mel and Sue zingers straight to your brainbox. Above and below those edge-mounted TV status lights are an effects speaker aimed eight-degrees outward and front speakers aimed seven degrees in towards to your lugs. Two subwoofer drivers make up the numbers.</p> <p><strong>&lsquo;Subwoofers&rsquo; in TVs are like dandelion cakes: weedy.</strong></p> <p>Well, then, you&rsquo;ll be pleased to hear that you can specify a wireless subwoofer for your S90 and, what&rsquo;s more, that said sub is now available in both black and white to suit more of the stylish apartments that said TV is likely to end up in. Prices have yet to be announced for either the 65in or 75in versions of this new TV &ndash; but they&rsquo;re likely to be more tea-at-the-Ritz than yum-yums-at-Greggs.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/hot-stuff" target="_blank">More awesome Hot Stuff</a></strong></p> <p><iframe frameborder="0" height="180" src="http://pages.haymarket.com/stuff_signup/enews_embed" width="300"></iframe></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Sony Bravia S90 4K TV" alt="Sony Bravia S90 4K TV" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/sony-bravia-s90-4k-tv-002.jpg?1407402551" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="1200" height="900" title="Sony Bravia S90 4K TV" alt="Sony Bravia S90 4K TV" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/sony-bravia-s90-4k-tv-004.jpg?1407402551" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-3"> <div class="field-label">Image #3:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_3" width="1200" height="900" title="Sony Bravia S90 4K TV" alt="Sony Bravia S90 4K TV" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/sony-bravia-s90-4k-tv-005.jpg?1407402551" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-4"> <div class="field-label">Image #4:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_4" width="1200" height="900" title="Sony Bravia S90 4K TV" alt="Sony Bravia S90 4K TV" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/sony-bravia-s90-4k-tv-003.jpg?1407402551" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/bravia/sony-bravia-s90-sony-reveals-not-so-curved-new-curved/news#comments 4K Bravia Hot Stuff Sony TVs Thu, 07 Aug 2014 09:09:13 +0000 Marc McLaren 1444254 at http://www.stuff.tv PROMOTION: LG's Ultra HD 4K TV: First sight http://www.stuff.tv/lg/promotion-lgs-ultra-hd-4k-tv-first-sight/feature <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Eyes on with the future of television… </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="LG UB950V" alt="LG UB950V" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/UltraHD-670x314.jpg?1407337279" /> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/lg/promotion-lgs-ultra-hd-4k-tv-first-sight/feature#comments 4K LG Promotion TVs Wed, 06 Aug 2014 14:58:55 +0000 Marc McLaren 1444196 at http://www.stuff.tv LG 55UB950V 4K TV http://www.stuff.tv/55ub950v/lg-55ub950v-4k-tv/review <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 4K is mighty fine, but this LG&#039;s real superpower is its WebOS </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="The LG 55UB950V is perfectly pretty, if a bit plasticky" alt="LG 55UB950V review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/LG-55UB950V-v3.jpg?1406994770" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/ced-yuen" title="View user profile.">Ced Yuen</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Finally, <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/4k" target="_blank">4K TVs</a> seem like a pretty realistic proposition.</p> <p>They used to cost as much as cars, but now they&rsquo;re priced at normal people levels. The sets are getting much better, too, with more consistency of quality across 4K, Full HD and standard definition.</p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-pricing"><legend>Pricing</legend><div class="field field-type-number-float field-field-test-price"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> £2,100.00 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-price-from"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 0 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-price-notes"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Also available in 65in (£3100) </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-ratings"><legend>Ratings</legend><div class="field field-type-hcmreviewrating-rating field-field-overall-rating"> <div class="field-label">Overall rating:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="hcmrating-default">8 stars</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-pros"> <div class="field-label">Pros:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> WebOS is a work of genius </div> <div class="field-item even"> Lovely to control </div> <div class="field-item odd"> Punchy colours </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cons"> <div class="field-label">Cons:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Not the most natural or realistic colours </div> <div class="field-item even"> Issues with contrast </div> <div class="field-item odd"> Build quality a bit plasticky </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>Review Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Plastic fantastic </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>First impressions are good. It&rsquo;s pretty. The bezels are thin, and that simple arching stand stays on the good side of flashy. Get up close, however, and the LG has a lot more plastic in its build than you&rsquo;d expect at this super-premium end of the scale.</p> <p>Still, construction is sturdy. And you&rsquo;re not going to spend much time stroking the TV, are you? Unlike some of LG&rsquo;s other TVs, there are no tiny wheels in the base of the TV &ndash; which means less swivelling than we&rsquo;d like.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sky/project-ethan-revamp-will-transform-sky-s-set-top-box-service/news" target="_blank">Sky&#39;s supercharged Project Ethan box will support 4K, cloud recordings and more</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="The bezels are thin, and that simple arching stand stays on the good side of flashy" alt="LG 55UB950V review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/LG-55UB950V-side.jpg?1406994770" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Specs-y beast </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>If you&rsquo;re a fan of plugging things in, you&rsquo;re in luck. There&rsquo;s a generous set of connections, including four HDMI 2.0 inputs, three USB ports and LAN (as well as wifi). Internally, there is the HEVC decoder needed to stream 4K from Netflix, still basically the only source for your Ultra HD fix.</p> <p>You get two remote controls (more on those later) and two pairs of passive 3D specs. These have lovely metal frames, and are actually stylish enough to not look out of place out and about. But don&rsquo;t wear them out and about, because that&rsquo;ll just hurt your eyes.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/netflix/25-best-things-watch-netflix-right-now/feature" target="_blank">The 30 Best Things to Watch on Netflix right now</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="There’s a generous set of connections, including four HDMI 2.0 inputs, three USB ports and LAN (as well as wifi)" alt="LG 55UB950V review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/LG-55UB950V-panel.jpg?1406994770" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="1200" height="900" title="The two pairs of passive 3D specs are surprisingly stylish" alt="LG 55UB950V review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/IMG_6728.jpg?1406994770" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Picture packs punch </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The first thing to do is to download Netflix and stream some 4K. As long as you have a good enough connection (15mbps is recommended for 4K), loading times are speedy and operation is smooth.</p> <p><em>House of Cards</em> makes good use of the eight million pixels on hand. The picture is super sharp, and it&rsquo;s easy to pick out all the little details. If you&rsquo;ve ever felt the need to scrutinise every line on Kevin Spacey&rsquo;s face, here&rsquo;s your chance.</p> <p>The picture isn&rsquo;t very subtle, however. After marvelling at all the texture afforded by Ultra High Definition, attention falls to the colours. They&rsquo;re very punchy, and in a showroom environment would have no problem grabbing your attention, but you miss the super-realistic nuance and gentle gradation that you get from a truly stunning TV set. The LG also struggles a bit with contrast, and blacks are rarely properly dark.</p> <p>When it comes to upscaling 1080p, the LG does a good job. The picture is as sharp and clean as on a good HD TV, and there&rsquo;s little in the way of noise. Motion could be a little more stable, but that can be fine-tuned in the settings.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/stuff-cool-list-2013-4k-now-ready-conquer-your-living-room/feature" target="_blank">Here&#39;s why 4K TV is set to conquer your living room</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-box-out-title"> <div class="field-label">Box Out Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> LG 55UB950V Tech Specs </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-box-out-body-text"> <div class="field-label">Box Out Body Text:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>Screen size</strong>: 55in (also available in 65in)</p> <p><strong>Resolution</strong>: 3840 x 2160</p> <p><strong>Display technology</strong>: LCD with LED backlight</p> <p><strong>Speaker output</strong>: 35W</p> <p><strong>Connectivity</strong>: Freeview, HDMI 2.0 (x4), USB (x3), Component, Composite, Scart, Ethernet, Wi-Fi, Headphone, Optical output</p> <p><strong>Dimensions (hwd)</strong>: 776 x 1232 x 242mm with stand, 734 x 1232 x 60mm without stand</p> <p><strong>Weight</strong>: 24.2kg with stand, 23.1kg without stand</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> WebOS, the ingenious interface </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>It wasn&rsquo;t long ago that smart TV interfaces were unmitigated rubbish. Viewing web-based content meant being booted out of whatever you were watching and dragged over to some kind of smart portal that basically consisted of a bunch of low-resolution icons and a laggy interface. In fact many smart portals are still very much like that.</p> <p>LG&rsquo;s new WebOS (also known as LG Smart+ TV for no reason at all) is the kick up the backside the TV designers should have had years ago. It&rsquo;s got no specific &lsquo;hub&rsquo; to visit. Everything is laid out in the Launcher, a pop-up bar that comes and goes without interrupting your current programme. The idea is to introduce all manner of multitasking, so you can jump between YouTube, Netflix, a specific IT program and your games console as easily as flicking from BBC One to BBC Two on a standard TV.</p> <p>The system is laid out chronologically. A big window in the centre is your current choice. Go left to see recently view channels and apps. Go right to flick through all the other apps you&rsquo;ve downloaded, which you can rearrange as you please. Operation is super-slick, with no significant lag at all. Ever.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/lg/hands-lgs-webos-perhaps-first-smart-tv-platform-actually-deserve-name/feature" target="_blank">Hands-on with LG&#39;s WebOS - the first smart TV platform worthy of the name</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="The WebOS is an absolute revelation" alt="LG 55UB950V review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/UB95-2%28dash_bbc%29.jpg?1406994770" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-4"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Smooth operator </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Another part of WebOS&rsquo;s strength is the controls. The best way to go about it is with the Magic Remote, which is basically a gyroscopic banana. It uses your movements to control an on-screen pointer. This works seamlessly with the rest of the interface: clicking through the system is a smooth, intuitive experience. And the banana remote is great to hold.</p> <p>Don&rsquo;t like change? That&rsquo;s fine &ndash; you also get a regular button stick remote. The keys are a little squidgy, but it&rsquo;s responsive enough. It won&rsquo;t get the most of WebOS, however.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/netflix/netflix-time-broadcasters-are-doing-4k-we-ll-be-next-thing/news" target="_blank">Netflix: by the time broadcasters are doing 4K, we&#39;ll be on to the next thing</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="LG calls is the Magic Remote, we call it the Gyroscopic Banana" alt="LG 55UB950V review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/IMG_6730.jpg?1406994770" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-5"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> LG 55UB950V Verdict </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The LG 55UB950V isn&rsquo;t perfect, but there&rsquo;s plenty here to recommend.</p> <p>WebOS is an absolute revelation, and if we had our way, every TV would work like this. It&rsquo;s just a shame the picture isn&rsquo;t quite as brilliant.</p> <p>It sure is punchy and detailed, but there are rival 4K tellies that give you a more natural, nuanced picture, and if you&rsquo;re spending this much money on your TV it&rsquo;s because you want the very best picture quality out there. This is close, but not quite it.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/tvs/top-ten" target="_blank">The 10 Best TVs in the World right now</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="LG 55UB950V Verdict" alt="LG 55UB950V Verdict" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/LG-55UB950V-v3.jpg?1406994770" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-review-rating"><legend>Review Rating</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-review-type"> <div class="field-label">Type:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> picture </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-review-score"> <div class="field-label">Score:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 8 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-review-type"> <div class="field-label">Type:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> design </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-review-score"> <div class="field-label">Score:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 8 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-review-type"> <div class="field-label">Type:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> smarts </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-review-score"> <div class="field-label">Score:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 9 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-verdict"> <div class="field-label">Verdict:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>A truly superb interface held back just slightly by a performance that&#39;s simply very good</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-preview"> <div class="field-label">Preview:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Disabled </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/55ub950v/lg-55ub950v-4k-tv/review" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/55ub950v/lg-55ub950v-4k-tv/review#comments 4K 55UB950V LG TVs Fri, 01 Aug 2014 18:20:28 +0000 Tom Parsons 1443841 at http://www.stuff.tv Rumour: Apple to launch 4K iMac and Retina display MacBook Air in October http://www.stuff.tv/apple/rumour-apple-launch-4k-imac-and-retina-display-macbook-air-october/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> And OS X Yosemite too? It’s going to be a big month for Mac fans, if reports are to be believed </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Rumour: Apple to launch 4K iMac and Retina display MacBook Air in October" alt="Rumour: Apple to launch 4K iMac and Retina display MacBook Air in October" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/macbook-air-and-imac.jpg?1407469823" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>October could be a big month for Mac users, if a report by 9to5Mac turns out to be correct: the site claims the month will see the full release not only of OS X Yosemite, but also of a 4K iMac desktop and 12in Retina display MacBook Air.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/sam-kieldsen" title="View user profile.">Sam Kieldsen</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Plenty of pixels </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The Retina display MacBook is one we&rsquo;ve already heard a lot about. Apparently it won&rsquo;t replace either of the current 11in or 13in MacBook Air models, but exist on its own as a high-end option: it&rsquo;ll have a 12in hi-res Retina screen and an even thinner and lighter body than the current offerings.</p> <p>According to sources, Apple is confident that this model will be regarded as a major leap forward in the laptop industry. We&rsquo;re already excited. Check out our <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/macbook-air-retina-display/review">MacBook Air with Retina display preview</a> for everything we&rsquo;ve heard about it so far.</p> <p>The 4K iMac, meanwhile, is something we haven&rsquo;t heard about before, and the rumours don&rsquo;t say much about it other than that it may actually end up being a monitor rather than a self-contained desktop, and that it&rsquo;s due for release in Q3 or possibly Q4 this year. So it&rsquo;s clear that 9to5Mac&rsquo;s sources don&rsquo;t know a great deal about it &ndash; but all the same it&rsquo;s intriguing news. Could this be a high-end iMac aimed at photographers and filmmakers?</p> <p>We&rsquo;re clamping our ears to the ground as we write this, and rest assured: if we hear any more 4K and Retina-related tidbits coming from Cupertino, you&rsquo;ll be the first to know.</p> <p>[Source: <a href="http://9to5mac.com/2014/07/23/os-x-yosemite-planned-for-late-october-as-apple-preps-4k-desktop-12-inch-retina-macbook/" target="_blank">9to5Mac</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/mac-os-x-yosemite/review">Mac OS X Yosemite hands-on review</a></strong></p> <p><iframe frameborder="0" height="180" src="http://pages.haymarket.com/stuff_signup/enews_embed" width="300"></iframe></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/rumour-apple-launch-4k-imac-and-retina-display-macbook-air-october/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> 4K Apple iMac MacBook Air OS X Yosemite Fri, 25 Jul 2014 12:15:04 +0000 Sam Kieldsen 1443269 at http://www.stuff.tv Samsung’s curved 105in 4K UHD TV priced at US$120,000 http://www.stuff.tv/samsung/samsung-s-curved-105in-4k-uhd-tv-priced-us120000/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> In case you’re seeking a television that costs as much as a flat </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Samsung UN105S9W" alt="Samsung UN105S9W" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/samsung-105in-tv1.jpg?1406056133" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Samsung went for broke at CES early this year by revealing its 105in monstrosity of a curved, 4K Ultra HD television&mdash;and now you&rsquo;ll surely go broke if you even consider adding this thing to your entertainment center.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/andrew-hayward" title="View user profile.">Andrew Hayward</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>It&rsquo;s also a Smart TV, of course, and features a Quad Screen function that splits the massive screen real estate into four still-rather-sizable images for performing different tasks at once.</p> <p>The UN105S9W will also upscale your HD and SD content to what it claims to be &ldquo;near UHD-level picture quality,&rdquo; a assertion that likely requires a rather lenient opinion of high-end picture quality&mdash;particularly on a screen of that size and sharpness.</p> <p>It&rsquo;s not yet known whether the UK will receive Samsung&rsquo;s 105in beast, either in this exact form or another, but start raiding the couch cushions now if the combination of size and curves sends your heart aflutter.</p> <p>[Source: <a href="http://www.samsung.com/us/video/tvs/UN105S9WAFXZA">Samsung</a> via <a href="http://www.engadget.com/2014/07/22/samsung-105-inch-4k-tv-costs-129-000-dollars/">Engadget</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/lg/ces-2014/screen-wars-lg-and-samsung-reveal-huge-105in-4k-219-curved-oled-tvs/news">Screen Wars - LG and Samsung will reveal huge 105in 4K 21:9 curved TVs at CES 2014</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Samsung&#039;s curved 105in TV at CES" alt="Samsung&#039;s curved 105in TV at CES" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/samsung-105in-tv2.jpg?1406056133" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/samsung/samsung-s-curved-105in-4k-uhd-tv-priced-us120000/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/samsung/samsung-s-curved-105in-4k-uhd-tv-priced-us120000/news#comments 4K Samsung TVs Tue, 22 Jul 2014 19:06:17 +0000 Andrew Hayward 1442973 at http://www.stuff.tv Big, bright and beautiful: Philips’ new Android-powered 4K TV looks like a winner http://www.stuff.tv/android/big-bright-and-beautiful-philips-new-android-powered-4k-tv-looks-winner/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> This 65in behemoth boasts four-way Ambilight and a dizzying array of picture-enhancing technology </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Big, bright and beautiful: Philips’ new 4K TV looks like a winner" alt="Big, bright and beautiful: Philips’ new 4K TV looks like a winner" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/philips-9800-tv-hot-stuff.jpg?1405039331" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/sam-kieldsen" title="View user profile.">Sam Kieldsen</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>Another 4K TV? There&rsquo;s not even any 4K stuff to watch</strong><br />Don&rsquo;t be so negative. For starters, <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/htc/fully-charged-netflix-kicks-4k-service-raspberry-pi-shrinks-and-hotline-miami-2-gets-trailer/new">that&rsquo;s not even true</a>, and anyway, just look at this thing. It&rsquo;s Philips&rsquo; new flagship TV, a 65in beast packed to the gills with the company&rsquo;s image-enhancing technology, a four-sided Ambilight and a smart TV platform powered by Android. And yes, it&rsquo;s 4K too, thanks to its 3840 x 2160 resolution.</p> <p><strong>Android, you say?</strong><br />Yep, Google&rsquo;s mobile operating system (version 4.2.2 Jelly Bean, to be precise) has been squeezed into this telly&rsquo;s cold robot brain. Officially certified by Google (which means it works properly), it gives the user access to apps, games, TV shows and movies from the Play Store, and sits alongside Philips&rsquo; own smart TV platform. This set-up has already been used on another Philips 4K TV, the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/philips/55in-4k-tv-pixel-packed-and-powered-android/news">55in 8800 series model</a>.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>And what was that about four-way Ambilight?</strong><br />Philips has been fitting these LED lights on its higher-end TVs for years. Usually shining from the back of the set against the wall, they replicate the dominant on-screen colours which (a) helps boost perceived picture quality and (b) looks really awesome. This model has four Ambilights, one on each edge of the screen.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/20-hottest-gadgets-june-2014/feature">The 20 hottest gadgets of June 2014</a></strong></p> <p><strong>What about picture quality?</strong><br />We haven&rsquo;t tested it yet, so we can&rsquo;t say how well all this stuff works, but Philips claims the tech stuffed inside here offers &ldquo;the deepest blacks and brightest whites&rdquo;. Micro dimming is able to darken small parts of the screen while leaving the rest of the picture bright, and this being a 4K screen there&rsquo;s also technology able to upscale any non-4K source into that resolution.</p> <p><strong>OK, you&rsquo;ve sold me. When can I get one?</strong><br />The Philips 9800 series (or 65PUS9809 to give it its full name) will be available in the third quarter of 2014. The price is yet to be confirmed &ndash; but somehow we don&rsquo;t reckon it&rsquo;ll be pocket change.</p> <p><strong><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/hot-stuff">GET ACQUAINTED WITH MORE HOT STUFF</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Like all good 4K TVs, the Philips 9800 is super skinny" alt="Like all good 4K TVs, the Philips 9800 is super skinny" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/philips-9800-tv-2.jpg?1405039331" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> 4K Android Hot Stuff Philips TVs Thu, 10 Jul 2014 10:32:58 +0000 Sam Kieldsen 1441635 at http://www.stuff.tv 4K World Cup – can it beat the real thing? http://www.stuff.tv/world-cup-2014/4k-world-cup-it-really-just-being-there/feature <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> It&#039;s the ultimate versus test: we watched a World Cup quarter-final in 4K and went all the way to Brazil to see the real thing, to find out if those extra pixels make you feel like you’re actually at the game. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/4KWC2.jpg?1404815674" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Last week&rsquo;s World Cup quarter-final between France and Germany might&rsquo;ve decided which team would be first to advance to the last four of Brazil 2014 but it also had extra significance in the world of TV. The game was beamed back in Ultra HD (or 4K to its friends) to the Vue cinema in London&rsquo;s Westfield, and we were there to check it out.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/tom-wiggins" title="View user profile.">Tom Wiggins</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The view </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>My seat at the Arena Corinthians in Sao Paulo was about seven rows from the front, meaning my view of the action when it neared our end of the pitch was not dissimilar to that of the pitchside cameras at the Maracanã. They&rsquo;re the ones that show off the extra pixels so well you could almost read the accreditation badges hanging around the necks of pitchside photographers, but they still couldn&rsquo;t quite compete with my view of Wayne Rooney&rsquo;s first-ever World Cup goal. Unfortunately (or should that be fortunately?) the same can&rsquo;t be said for Uruguay&rsquo;s second, as it happened down the far end of the ground. That&rsquo;s not a problem for the 4K cameras, with 13 of them scattered around the stadium to pick up every bit of the action no matter where it happens. On that basis alone, 4K nicks all three points here.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/4KWC3.jpg?1404815674" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The resolution </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Nobody ever told us what resolution the game was being shown at in Sao Paulo but it looked even better than 4K to me. I asked the stewards, checked the small print on the back of my ticket and even tried to get in touch with Sepp Blatter but apparently he had &lsquo;better things to do&rsquo;. Back in London, Sony was far more helpful. They showed it at 3840x2160, which I discovered is enough to see Raphael Varane&rsquo;s nipples through his shirt during the national anthems, if that&rsquo;s your sort of thing. Like football in 3D, it&rsquo;s less noticeable on the wide shots from the top of the stands, although you could practically pick out individual faces in the crowd on the far side. Get down to the dugouts or close-up at a corner kick and the effect is obvious. It looks fantastic. Unfortunately, despite Sony being much more accommodating than FIFA (quelle surprise), no matter how many pixels you add to the screen it&rsquo;ll always look sharper in real life. Another 3 points to reality.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/4KWC4.jpg?1404815674" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The atmosphere </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Attending a World Cup is always a special experience but doing so in Brazil is incomparable. Brazilians live for football and being in a packed stadium surrounded by excited locals, Uruguayans, Americans, Chileans and who knows what other nationalities was incredible. Thankfully the England Supporters Band were nowhere to be seen (or, more importantly, heard) due to a ban on musical instruments in stadiums. Back in England I shared the cinema showing the game with people in suits, who looked like they&rsquo;d have no issue with participating in a Mexican Wave or mugging at the camera despite their team being 3-0 down. Apart from the noisy German sitting directly behind me it wasn&rsquo;t exactly raucous. Another victory for real life.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/4KWC5.jpg?1404815674" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The game </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Neither were exactly World Cup classics but the England game certainly provided more clear cut chances to get out of your seat. The header that Rooney put against the bar from about four centimetres will haunt us for a good few years yet, while the one he put straight at the keeper from a few yards out would&rsquo;ve been a goal had he been wearing a United shirt. In the 4K quarter-final there were times when the ref&rsquo;s wonderfully rendered combover seemed more entertaining than the game itself and an Ultra HD half-time replay of Hamez Rodriguez&rsquo;s wondertonk against a Suarez-less Uruguay was certainly well received, although that would look spectacular no matter how many pixels it was made up of. Considering England&rsquo;s defeat we&rsquo;ll call this one a draw.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/4KWC6.jpg?1404815674" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-4"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Post-match analysis </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Compared to watching in normal HD, 4K was like putting Lionel Messi up against Iain Dowie but apart from the multiple views, it loses out to attending a match in every way. Stick it in a VR headset and we may be onto something, though&hellip;&nbsp;<em>(All images by Getty Images for Sony)</em> <p><iframe frameborder="0" height="180" src="http://pages.haymarket.com/stuff_signup/enews_embed" width="300"></iframe></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/4KWC1.jpg?1404815674" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-carousel-item"><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-carousel-item-title"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> World Cup in 4K vs the real thing </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-carousel-item-standfirst"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item standfirst:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> What&#039;s better, a futuristic UHD screening or a spot in the real stadium? </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/world-cup-2014/4k-world-cup-it-really-just-being-there/feature" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/world-cup-2014/4k-world-cup-it-really-just-being-there/feature#comments 4K World Cup 2014 Mon, 07 Jul 2014 13:28:46 +0000 Will Dunn 1441270 at http://www.stuff.tv Samsung unveils new batch of curved and flat 4K TVs http://www.stuff.tv/samsung/samsung-unveils-new-batch-curved-and-flat-4k-tvs/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Oh, and there’s a new 85in model for those who happen to live in an aircraft hangar </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Samsung&#039;s new HU7250 curved-screen 4K TV" alt="Samsung&#039;s new HU7250 curved-screen 4K TV" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/samsung-hu7250-4k-tv.jpg?1403755986" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Samsung has pulled the dust sheets off two brand new series of 4K televisions &ndash; one curved, one flat &ndash; as well as introducing a colossal 85in model to its existing HU8550 Ultra HD range.</p> <p>The flat-screened HU8550 range (which, like all the models we&rsquo;re talking about here, is available in the US but not the UK) already includes 50in, 55in, 60in, 65in and 75in models, and the new 85in model will slot in at the top of the range. And with a price tag to match: it&rsquo;ll set you back the princely sum of US$10,000 (&pound;5,890) when it goes on sale any day now.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/sam-kieldsen" title="View user profile.">Sam Kieldsen</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Flat or concave: the choice is yours </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The new set of curved-screened 4K models, meanwhile, is called the HU7250 range and will come in two screen sizes (55in and 65in) priced at US$2,200 (&pound;1,300) and US$3,300 (&pound;1,950) respectively. The range offers UHD Upscaling, which&rsquo;ll turn any source material into 4K (don&rsquo;t expect it to look anything like as good as a true 4K source, of course); Quad Screen Multi-Link, which lets you split the screen into four sections and have different content showing on all four; and a new five-panel Smart Hub version of Samsung&rsquo;s Smart TV platform powered by a quad-core processor. Both models will be available in the US from August.</p> <p>Finally, there&rsquo;s the new HU6970 4K range, which offers the same features as the HU7250 but with a more traditional flat screen. That&rsquo;s coming in 40in, 50in and 55in sizes, priced at US$1,000 (&pound;590), US$1,500 (&pound;885) and US$2,000 (&pound;1,180) respectively. Look out for them in the US from this week.</p> <p>These exact models probably won&#39;t make it to the UK, but slight variants most likely will. We&rsquo;ll bring you details if and when Samsung announces them.</p> <p>[Via <a href="http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20140624005616/en/Samsung-Expands-UHD-TV-Lineup-Super-sized-Model#.U6qQN41dUbs">Business Wire</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sky/project-ethan-revamp-will-transform-sky-s-set-top-box-service/news">Sky&rsquo;s supercharged Project Ethan box will support 4K, cloud recordings and more</a></strong></p> <p><iframe frameborder="0" height="180" src="http://pages.haymarket.com/stuff_signup/enews_embed" width="300"></iframe></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/samsung/samsung-unveils-new-batch-curved-and-flat-4k-tvs/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> 4K Samsung TV Wed, 25 Jun 2014 09:40:34 +0000 Sam Kieldsen 1440077 at http://www.stuff.tv Fully Charged: Angry Birds Transformers out soon, BlackBerry debuts secure BBM Protected service, and Breaking Bad hits 4K on Netflix http://www.stuff.tv/blackberry/fully-charged-angry-birds-transformers-out-soon-blackberry-debuts-secure-bbm-protected-se <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> It’s the morning smorgasbord of news from around the tech world, so dig in </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Angry Birds Transformers" alt="Angry Birds Transformers" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/angrybirds-transformers.jpg?1403053266" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/andrew-hayward" title="View user profile.">Andrew Hayward</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Angry Birds Transformers is a real thing, launching soon </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Not tired of Angry Birds quite yet? You might be after Angry Birds Transformers rears its head on app storefronts in the near future. Nothing has been revealed beyond the teaser image above, which shows familiar series stars as cartoonish renditions of popular Autobots and Decepticons.</p> <p>If Angry Birds Star Wars is the likely model, we&rsquo;ll probably see a lightly tweaked version of the pull-to-fling formula with special abilities based on the various Transformers characters. It doesn&rsquo;t seem to be a direct tie-in with the upcoming fourth Michael Bay live-action adaptation, but the game will no doubt launch in time with its theatrical release.</p> <p>Assuming recent series entries like Angry Birds Go and Angry Birds Star Wars II are any indication, Angry Birds Transformers will probably be loaded with obnoxious advertising tie-ins and prompts to buy things physical and digital alike. After all, there&rsquo;s money to be made.</p> <p>[Source: <a href="http://transformers.angrybirds.com">Angry Birds</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/3ds/fully-charged-pono-takes-money-angry-birds-takes-epic-turn-and-new-contender-takes-youtube/news">Fully Charged: Pono takes the money, Angry Birds takes an Epic turn, and a new contender takes on YouTube</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> BlackBerry launches secure messaging service </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Soundly trounced by iOS and Android devices on the consumer side, BlackBerry is refocusing its efforts on business/enterprise customers&mdash;and this week&rsquo;s release of BBM Protected is a big step in that direction.</p> <p>BBM Protected is the first entry in its new eBBM Suite, and it offers secure mobile messaging between BlackBerry devices, with three layers of encryption for end-to-end protection. It sounds like it has the same functionality as traditional BBM, but with all the added protection (and no OS update or new IT hardware needed).</p> <p>Engadget says that iOS and Android versions of the app are expected out later this year, offering current BlackBerry device users even more incentive to leave the ecosystem. Wait, what is BlackBerry&rsquo;s business model again?</p> <p>[Source: <a href="http://ca.blackberry.com/business/products-services/e-bbm.html">BlackBerry</a> via <a href="http://www.engadget.com/2014/06/16/blackberry-launches-bbm-protected/">Engadget</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/blackberry/mwc-2014/blackberry-goes-back-its-roots-q20-smartphone/news">BlackBerry goes back to its roots with the Q20 smartphone</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="606" title="BBM Protected" alt="BBM Protected" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/bbm-protected.png?1403053266" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Breaking Bad bumped up to 4K on Netflix </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Muddy as its antihero&rsquo;s morality may be, hit television series Breaking Bad is now clearer than ever thanks to its newfound 4K resolution via Netflix. Word came down yesterday via Netflix staffer Joris Evers&rsquo; Twitter account, who says it&rsquo;s available everywhere that the service is found.</p> <p>Granted, there is a big caveat here&mdash;only folks with Ultra HD 4K Smart TVs with the embedded Netflix app and an HEVC H.265 decoder will be able to see Breaking Bad running in such a gloriously high resolution. Sadly, those with 4K computer monitors will have to wait for now, and everyone else will simply see the show in HD (or less).</p> <p>Of course, if you haven&rsquo;t seen Breaking Bad, now&rsquo;s a pretty excellent time to soak in the brutal and brilliant series&mdash;especially if you have one of the compatible 4K sets and a Netflix account handy.</p> <p>[Source: <a href="https://twitter.com/jorisevers/status/478604722094751745">Twitter</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/netflix/netflix-time-broadcasters-are-doing-4k-we-ll-be-next-thing/news">Netflix: by the time broadcasters are doing 4K, we&rsquo;ll be on to the next thing</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="675" title="Breaking Bad" alt="Breaking Bad" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/breakingbad.jpg?1403053266" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> See how much better new-gen Grand Theft Auto 5 looks </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>We&rsquo;ve seen a handful of prominent games gussied up for re-release on new-gen consoles, but none are as widely anticipated as Grand Theft Auto 5, which was revealed at Sony&rsquo;s E3 press conference last week for launch this autumn on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.</p> <p>Ever with an eye on graphics and performance, Digital Foundry has broken down the first new-gen trailer for the game and compared the PlayStation 4 version against footage running on PlayStation 3. If you didn&rsquo;t see much of a difference at first, surely this clip will convince you otherwise.</p> <p>[Source: <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pBkCB1zRIx4">Digital Foundry</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/facebook/fully-charged-grand-theft-auto-5-ps4-xb1-and-pc-facebook-s-accidental-slingshot-launch-and-">Fully Charged: Grand Theft Auto 5 for PS4, XB1, and PC, Facebook&rsquo;s accidental Slingshot launch, and SteelSeries&rsquo; eye-tracking gaming device</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/pBkCB1zRIx4" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/blackberry/fully-charged-angry-birds-transformers-out-soon-blackberry-debuts-secure-bbm-protected-se#comments 4K BlackBerry Console games Grand Theft Auto 5 iOS games Netflix Tue, 17 Jun 2014 06:30:00 +0000 Andrew Hayward 1439336 at http://www.stuff.tv Panasonic Lumix GH4 4K camera http://www.stuff.tv/panasonic/panasonic-lumix-gh4/review <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Its 4K recording might grab the headlines, but the GH4 is more than that - it&#039;s Panasonic&#039;s finest all-round camera yet </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Panasonic Lumix GH4" alt="Panasonic Lumix GH4" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/panasonic-gh4-main.jpg?1402505450" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/sam-kieldsen" title="View user profile.">Sam Kieldsen</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>The Panasonic GH4 is the first mirrorless camera on the market to record 4K footage straight out of the box, and that&rsquo;s the feature that shouts the loudest &ndash; but this isn&rsquo;t some one-trick pony.</p> <p>In fact, it&#39;s Panasonic&#39;s best mirrorless camera yet, and would be even if that fancy 4K sticker wasn&rsquo;t on the box.</p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-pricing"><legend>Pricing</legend><div class="field field-type-number-float field-field-test-price"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> £1,300.00 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-price-from"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 0 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-price-notes"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> (body only) </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-ratings"><legend>Ratings</legend><div class="field field-type-hcmreviewrating-rating field-field-overall-rating"> <div class="field-label">Overall rating:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="hcmrating-default">10 stars</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-pros"> <div class="field-label">Pros:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Good high ISO performance </div> <div class="field-item even"> Superb 4K video capture </div> <div class="field-item odd"> Quick, accurate autofocus </div> <div class="field-item even"> Great viewfinder and screen </div> <div class="field-item odd"> Tough, weatherproof body </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cons"> <div class="field-label">Cons:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Large by mirrorless standards </div> <div class="field-item even"> Pricey </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>Review Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Big in Japan (and everywhere else) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The GH4 is certainly one of the biggest and heftiest mirrorless interchangeable lens cameras around. In fact, it&rsquo;s about the size of a standard DSLR, albeit a lot tougher: its magnesium alloy body will withstand almost anything you throw at it, and every joint, dial and button is sealed against water and dust. Don&rsquo;t go dropping it in the bath or anything, but taking it out on a rainy day is absolutely fine.</p> <p>Despite the size and weight, it feels comfy and secure in your hand thanks to the chunky moulded grip. The majority of buttons and dials are either large or protrude out far enough that they&rsquo;re easy to get to too. Overall, the GH4&rsquo;s big body doesn&rsquo;t really feel like a bad move by Panasonic: this is pitched at professional and enthusiast photographers, most of whom will be used to much bulkier gear.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="The GH4 is almost as large as some DSLRs" alt="Panasonic Lumix GH4" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/panasonic-gh4-hand-front.jpg?1402505450" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Get the OLED out </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The GH4 has an OLED screen and an OLED electronic viewfinder, and both are excellent. The EVF isn&rsquo;t up to the (truly stellar) standards of the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sony/sony-a7r/review" target="_blank">Sony A7R</a> &ndash; there&rsquo;s still the feeling that you&rsquo;re looking at a screen and not through the lens itself &ndash; but it&rsquo;s still one of the biggest, brightest, clearest and speediest we&rsquo;ve seen. There&rsquo;s only a little lag when you move the camera, and when you adjust settings everything is previewed live in the EVF.</p> <p>The 3in screen works in much the same way, and is a pull-out-and-tilt model that lets you easily frame images even with the camera held high above your head or at your waist. It&rsquo;s bright, detailed and low lag &ndash; oh, and touch-sensitive, too. With the amount of physical controls on offer, you probably won&rsquo;t need to use this capability often, but it can be handy for quickly setting the autofocus point.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sony/sony-a7r/review">Sony A7R review</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="The GH4&#039;s screen will rotate every which way" alt="Panasonic Lumix GH4" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/panasonic-gh4-hand-screen.jpg?1402505450" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Packed with features both useful and otherwise </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Wi-Fi and NFC are de rigeuer for higher-end cameras at the moment, and the GH4 leaps aboard this bandwagon. The idea is that you simply tap your NFC-enabled phone on the side of the GH4 and it&rsquo;ll swiftly establish a Wi-Fi connection, allowing you to control the camera functions through <a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.panasonic.avc.cng.imageapp" target="_blank">Panasonic&rsquo;s Image App</a>. After ten minutes of trying this to no avail, we gave up &ndash; the connection started, but always stalled halfway. Sadly, this is typical of Wi-Fi equipped cameras at the moment &ndash; the end result isn&rsquo;t worth the fuss and frustration. Other connection options include QR code and manual.</p> <p>Also, as a possible consequence of the sheer amount of power needed to handle 4K video recording, the GH4 has one of the beefiest image processors of any camera around. Called the Venus Engine, it features a quad-core CPU that, as well as allowing 4K, makes vast improvements to noise reduction and picture quality. The GH4 can shoot up to ISO 25600 and, while the results are noisy (see the image above), they are usable - mighty impressive considering the insane sensitivity level at which they&rsquo;re being taken.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="A shot taken on the Panasonic GH4 at 25600 ISO" alt="Panasonic Lumix GH4" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/panasonic-gh4-high-iso.jpg?1402505450" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-box-out-title"> <div class="field-label">Box Out Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Panasonic Lumix GH4 tech specs </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-box-out-body-text"> <div class="field-label">Box Out Body Text:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>Sensor</strong> - 16MP Live MOS</p> <p><strong>ISO range</strong> - 100-25600</p> <p><strong>Lens mount</strong> - Micro Four Thirds</p> <p><strong>Viewfinder</strong>&nbsp;- 2,359,000 dot OLED</p> <p><strong>Screen</strong>&nbsp;- 3in 1,036,000 dot OLED</p> <p><strong>Video formats</strong> - AVCHD, MP4, MOV</p> <p><strong>Video resolution</strong> - 3840 x 2160 4K, 1080p, 720p</p> <p><strong>Connectivity</strong> - Wi-Fi, NFC, miniHDMI, GPS</p> <p><strong>Dimensions</strong> - 132.9 x 93.4 x 83.9mm</p> <p><strong>Weight</strong> - 560g (body only)</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Very pretty pictures </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>As mentioned above, the GH4&rsquo;s ability to shoot relatively noise-free at high ISO is a huge boost to its low light chops, and in all other ways it&rsquo;s a hugely capable stills camera.</p> <p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="480" mozallowfullscreen="" msallowfullscreen="" oallowfullscreen="" src="https://www.flickr.com/photos/99712217@N05/14349446061/in/set-72157644614849220/player/" webkitallowfullscreen="" width="640"></iframe></p> <p>We can&rsquo;t say we&#39;re quite as taken with its all-round picture quality in the same way as we were with the similarly-priced <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sony/sony-a7r/review" target="_blank">Sony A7R</a> (the Sony&rsquo;s full-frame sensor makes a big difference, we feel), and it doesn&rsquo;t autofocus quite as quickly either, but on the whole its sharpness, noise control, speed and colour reproduction are all in the upper echelons of what we&rsquo;ve seen from mirrorless cameras. This isn&rsquo;t a camera that&rsquo;ll let you down when it comes to image quality.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/olympus/olympus-om-d-e-m1/review">Olympus OM-D E-M1 review</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="1600" title="Panasonic GH4 sample shot" alt="Panasonic Lumix GH4" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/panasonic-gh4-sample-3.jpg?1402505450" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="1200" height="900" title="Panasonic Lumix GH4" alt="Panasonic Lumix GH4" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/panasonic-gh4-sample-1.jpg?1402505450" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-3"> <div class="field-label">Image #3:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_3" width="1200" height="900" title="Panasonic Lumix GH4" alt="Panasonic Lumix GH4" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/panasonic-gh4-sample-landscape-2.jpg?1402505450" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-4"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> UHD video quality </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>But what of its video? And in particular, its 4K performance? Well, there&rsquo;s really nothing to directly compare the GH4 to in this respect, as no other consumer camera we&rsquo;ve reviewed can record 4K video, just a handful of smartphones, and unsurprisingly the GH4 stomps all over them when it comes to video quality.</p> <p>Its 4K video is super-sharp, packed with lovely rich colour and supremely smooth and sharp motion &ndash; there&rsquo;s no hint of blur. It&rsquo;s also excellent with 1080p and 720p video. The GH4 offers more format options than most mirrorless cameras: you can record in MP4, AVCHD or MOV, at a variety of resolutions and frame rates.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/stuffs-guide-photography-what-bokeh-and-how-do-i-get-it/feature">Stuff&#39;s Guide to Photography: What is bokeh &ndash; and how do I get it?</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-5"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Panasonic Lumix GH4 verdict </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The GH4 is pitched as a professional-quality camera and, while it might not unseat the top-end DSLRs from Nikon and Canon in the hearts and hands of people who make their living from photography, it&rsquo;s certainly the most enthusiast-friendly of Panasonic&rsquo;s Micro Four Thirds cameras thus far.</p> <p>Build quality is superb, autofocus is fast and accurate, still image quality is among the best that we&rsquo;ve seen from a mirrorless camera and video quality? Well, we reckon that <em>is</em> the best we&rsquo;ve seen from a mirrorless camera.</p> <p>It&rsquo;s not cheap, and it&rsquo;s not particularly compact, but if you&rsquo;re looking for a versatile, hardy camera to accompany you on and document your travels through both stills and video, we can think of few better choices.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/system-cameras/top-ten">The 10 best system cameras in the world right now</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Video star: The Panasonic GH4 is setting the pace for 4K video recording" alt="Panasonic Lumix GH4" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/panasonic-gh4-floor.jpg?1402505450" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-review-rating"><legend>Review Rating</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-review-type"> <div class="field-label">Type:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> stills </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-review-score"> <div class="field-label">Score:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 8 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-review-type"> <div class="field-label">Type:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> video </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-review-score"> <div class="field-label">Score:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 9 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-review-type"> <div class="field-label">Type:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> build </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-review-score"> <div class="field-label">Score:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 8 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-review-type"> <div class="field-label">Type:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> features </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-review-score"> <div class="field-label">Score:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 7 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-4"><div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-review-type"> <div class="field-label">Type:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> smarts </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-review-score"> <div class="field-label">Score:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 4 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-verdict"> <div class="field-label">Verdict:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Fantastic video performance and tank-like build quality make this the go-to high-end CSC for amateur movie makers</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-preview"> <div class="field-label">Preview:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Disabled </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-carousel-item"><legend>Carousel Extras</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-carousel-item-title"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Panasonic Lumix GH4 4K camera review </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> 4K Camcorders GH4 Panasonic System Cameras Thu, 05 Jun 2014 15:40:50 +0000 Sam Kieldsen 1438466 at http://www.stuff.tv You can now get a 4K screen for less than £500 http://www.stuff.tv/samsung/you-can-now-get-4k-screen-less-500/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Ultra HD is the new normal </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="744" height="558" title="Can you see the pixels?" alt="You can now get a 4K screen for less than £500" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/samsung-4k-monitor.jpg?1401360278" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>If you&#39;re about to drop &pound;1,500 on LG&#39;s <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/lg/lgs-55in-4k-tv-drops-1500/news" target="_blank">recently discounted 55in 4K TV</a> for your Ultra HD fix, you might want to think again.</p> <p>Samsung and AOC have revealed their own 28in 4K monitors - and they&#39;re both under &pound;500. Sort of.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/esat-dedezade" title="View user profile.">Esat Dedezade</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Movie fans might have a harder time justifying the purchase of a 4K monitor however. 4K content is still scarce, with the majority of it still residing on YouTube. Its compression means that you won&#39;t be getting the best quality however, although you could always make your own mini 4K movies if you&#39;ve got a capable smartphone like the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sony/sony-xperia-z2/review" target="_blank">Sony Xperia Z2</a>, <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/galaxy-s5/samsung-galaxy-s5/review" target="_blank">Samsung Galaxy S5</a>, or upcoming <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/g3/lg-g3-hands-review/feature" target="_blank">LG G3</a>.</p> <p>Netflix has already begun streaming selected content like <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/netflix/netflix-stream-house-cards-season-2-4k/news" target="_blank">House of Cards</a> to selected 4K TVs, but it&#39;s unclear whether or not its 4K service is supported on its web player for capable PCs to take advantage of.</p> <p>We&#39;ve contacted Netflix to confirm whether or not PC owners with 4K screens will be able access the Ultra HD content it offers, and will update this story accordingly.</p> <p>If it&#39;s still only limited to TVs for the time being, then even a &pound;500 price tag probably won&#39;t be enough to tempt users, until more 4K content is widely available.</p> <p>Either way, the 4K entry price is dropping, which is good news for everyone.</p> <p><strong>Update:</strong> Samsung has informed Stuff that its 4K monitor will drop to &pound;480 once it hits more retailers, making it all the more sweeter.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/lg/lgs-55in-4k-tv-drops-1500/news" target="_blank">Deal of the Week: LG&#39;s 55in 4K TV drops to &pound;1,500</a></strong></p> <p><iframe frameborder="0" height="180" src="http://pages.haymarket.com/stuff_signup/enews_embed" width="300"></iframe></p> <p>[via <a href="http://www.techradar.com/news/computing-components/peripherals/aoc-releases-uk-s-cheapest-4k-monitor-at-499-1250804" target="_blank">Tech Radar</a>]</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="760" height="570" title="The scientific name for that is the blood tree.We think." alt="You can now get a 4K screen for less than £500" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/aoc-4k-monitor.jpg?1401360278" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/samsung/you-can-now-get-4k-screen-less-500/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/samsung/you-can-now-get-4k-screen-less-500/news#comments 4K Samsung Thu, 29 May 2014 10:00:39 +0000 Esat Dedezade 1438105 at http://www.stuff.tv Deal of the Week: LG's 55in 4K TV drops to £1,500 http://www.stuff.tv/lg/lgs-55in-4k-tv-drops-1500/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Praise the entertainment gods: you can now get a large 4K 3D telly without auctioning off a kidney </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="LG&#039;s 55in 4K TV drops to £1,500" alt="LG&#039;s 55in 4K TV drops to £1,500" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/LG-LA9650.jpg?1400862858" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>LG has announced that, from this weekend, it&rsquo;s chopping &pound;500 off the price of its 55LA695W 4K television. That means it&rsquo;s available for &pound;1,500.</p> <p>While that&rsquo;s still a sizeable wedge by any stretch of the imagination, for a 55in 4K (and 3D) television it comes across as distinctly reasonable.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/sam-kieldsen" title="View user profile.">Sam Kieldsen</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> A free tablet to boot </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The deal will be available at Currys and comes with a five-year guarantee and, until 12th June, you can also get a free LG G Pad 8.3 Android tablet chucked in (it needs to be claimed on LG&rsquo;s <a href="https://lg-promotions.com/icontvpromo">website</a>).</p> <p>It&rsquo;s only fair to note, however, that Currys already sells a 55in 4K TV at this price: the Samsung 55HU6900 &ndash; although that isn&rsquo;t 3D capable and it won&rsquo;t come with a free tablet.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/lg/lg-g-pad-83/review">LG G Pad 8.3 review</a></strong></p> <p><iframe frameborder="0" height="180" src="http://pages.haymarket.com/stuff_signup/enews_embed" width="300"></iframe></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> 4K LG TVs Fri, 23 May 2014 16:06:55 +0000 Sam Kieldsen 1437729 at http://www.stuff.tv Fully Charged: Sony ditches OLED TVs for more 4K LCDs, Dr. Dre rumored as new Apple exec, and Half-Life 2 and Portal hit Nvidia Shield http://www.stuff.tv/apple/fully-charged-sony-ditches-oled-tvs-more-4k-lcds-dr-dre-rumored-new-apple-exec-and-half-life-2 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Skip the triple shot of espresso—the morning’s hottest tech news will perk you up </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Sony OLED TVs" alt="Sony OLED TVs" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/sony-oled.jpg?1399962781" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/andrew-hayward" title="View user profile.">Andrew Hayward</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Sony shunning OLED TV production in favor of 4K LCD models </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>With its TV business seemingly on the road to profitability after a decade of losses, Sony will reportedly cease development of OLED televisions and refocus its efforts on 4K LCD sets. The Nikkei Asian Review notes that Sony commands more than 20% of the 4K TV market as of the end of 2013, and that the company doesn&rsquo;t expect significant demand for OLED models soon.</p> <p>Sony has eight 4K sets planned for release this summer, which constitutes nearly half of its flat-panel TV lineup. In addition to shifting its focus away from OLED televisions, Sony also plans to cut labor costs for its various electronics by more than 20%. If you were banking on a Sony-branded OLED anytime soon, then it may be time to start <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/samsung/samsung-ke55s9c/review">considering a Samsung</a> or LG instead.</p> <p>[Source: <a href="http://asia.nikkei.com/Business/Companies/Sony-benches-OLED-TVs-for-4K-sets">Nikkei Asian Review</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/4k-oled-ultimate-tv/news">LG EC9800: 4K + OLED + webOS + 4K Netflix might well equal the ultimate TV</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Apple to introduce Dre, Iovine as executives at WWDC? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>We <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/fully-charged-apple-might-buy-beats-electronics-new-unreal-tournament-free-and-community-desig">found out last week</a> that Apple is in talks to acquire Beats Electronics, maker of premium headsets and operator of the Beats Music streaming service. Now Billboard reports that Apple may make a big splash by introducing Beats co-founders Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine at the Worldwide Developers Conference as its latest executive additions.</p> <p>It&rsquo;s not yet clear what those executive roles will entail, but one source believes that Iovine would handle Apple&rsquo;s overall music strategy and manage relationships with record labels. The Worldwide Developers Conference takes place in a few short weeks, from 2-6 June in San Francisco, California.</p> <p>[Source: <a href="http://www.billboard.com/biz/articles/news/legal-and-management/6084792/apple-wwdc-jimmy-iovine-dr-dre-executive-appointments-jobs">Billboard</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/why-apple-wants-buy-beats/feature">So why does Apple want to buy Beats?</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine" alt="Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/beats-drdreiovine.jpg?1399962781" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Half-Life 2, Portal come to Android—but only for Nvidia Shield </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="300" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/kM5R5oGHINI" width="534"></iframe></p> <p>In late March, <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/lego/fully-charged-portal-coming-android-kenya-catching-poachers-drones-and-lego-unveils-simpsons-mi">Nvidia announced</a> that it was in the process of porting Valve&rsquo;s first-person puzzle classic <a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.nvidia.valvesoftware.portal">Portal</a> from PC to the Nvidia Shield, and yesterday it added a little extra something to the news: a port of Valve&rsquo;s <a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.nvidia.valvesoftware.halflife2">Half-Life 2</a> is also on the Shield, and both are available to download today from Google Play for US$9.99 apiece.</p> <p>Indeed, Portal and Half-Life 2 are running natively on Android; unfortunately, they&rsquo;re only playable on the Nvidia Shield, which features physical controls. You can catch a quick glimpse of both games in the trailer above&mdash;they look solid, albeit not as smooth as they&rsquo;d run on a decent PC. But two of the best games of the last decade on a portable? We can tolerate a little performance dip if that&rsquo;s the case.</p> <p>[Source: <a href="http://blogs.nvidia.com/blog/2014/05/12/half-life-2-portal-shield/">Nvidia</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/nvidia/video-review-nvidia-shield/video">Video review: Nvidia Shield is &ldquo;the most powerful handheld console ever&rdquo;</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Mute functionality added to Twitter web and apps </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>It&rsquo;s been present in third-party apps for some time, but Twitter has finally added an official mute option to both Twitter.com and the Android and iOS apps. Designed to temporarily silence a user that you&rsquo;re not quite ready to unfollow, the feature lets you block that specific user&rsquo;s tweets from showing up on your home timeline.</p> <p>Account users won&rsquo;t know if they&rsquo;ve been muted, and can still read, favorite, respond to, and retweet your tweets, but you won&rsquo;t see such actions in your timeline, nor will you receive push or SMS notifications as a result. We&rsquo;ve all had the urge to shush a few of our Twitter followers from time to time, but as long as you promise never to mute @StuffTV, we&rsquo;ll be all good.</p> <p>[Source: <a href="https://blog.twitter.com/2014/another-way-to-edit-your-twitter-experience-with-mute">Twitter</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/amazon/amazon-now-lets-you-add-basket-items-twitter/news">#shopping: Amazon now lets you add basket items via Twitter</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="634" title="Follow us! @StuffTV" alt="@StuffTV on Twitter" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/twitter-stufftv.png?1399962781" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/apple/fully-charged-sony-ditches-oled-tvs-more-4k-lcds-dr-dre-rumored-new-apple-exec-and-half-life-2#comments 4K Android games Apple Beats By Dr.Dre Nvidia Sony Twitter Tue, 13 May 2014 03:29:12 +0000 Andrew Hayward 1437015 at http://www.stuff.tv