4K http://www.stuff.tv/my/4k/videos en-MY Rumour: Apple to launch 4K iMac and Retina display MacBook Air in October http://www.stuff.tv/my/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="/my/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/my/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/my/apple/mac-os-x-yosemite/review">Mac OS X Yosemite hands-on review</a></strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</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> <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"> 4K iMac and Retina Display MacBook Air? </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"> We hope so, since the Appstore is here </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-carousel-image-small"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item small image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_carousel_image_small" width="450" height="340" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/macbook-air-and-imac_0.jpg?1407469823" /> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/apple/rumour-apple-launch-4k-imac-and-retina-display-macbook-air-october/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/my/apple/rumour-apple-launch-4k-imac-and-retina-display-macbook-air-october/news#comments 4K Apple iMac MacBook Air OS X Yosemite Fri, 25 Jul 2014 12:15:00 +0000 Hafizah Osman 1443311 at http://www.stuff.tv Big, bright and beautiful: Philips’ new Android-powered 4K TV looks like a winner http://www.stuff.tv/my/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="/my/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/my/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/my/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 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/my/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> http://www.stuff.tv/my/android/big-bright-and-beautiful-philips-new-android-powered-4k-tv-looks-winner/news#comments 4K Android Hot Stuff Philips TVs Thu, 10 Jul 2014 10:32:58 +0000 Tein Hee Seow 1441697 at http://www.stuff.tv 4K World Cup – can it beat the real thing? http://www.stuff.tv/my/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="/my/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> </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> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/world-cup-2014/4k-world-cup-it-really-just-being-there/feature" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/my/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 Elissa Loi 1441338 at http://www.stuff.tv Samsung unveils new batch of curved and flat 4K TVs http://www.stuff.tv/my/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 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 (RM32,179) 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="/my/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 (RM7,079) and US$3,300 (RM10,618) 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.&nbsp;</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 (RM3,217), US$1,500 (RM4,827) and US$2,000 (RM6,436) respectively.&nbsp;</p> <p>These exact models may or may not make it here, 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/my/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>&nbsp;</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/my/samsung/samsung-unveils-new-batch-curved-and-flat-4k-tvs/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/my/samsung/samsung-unveils-new-batch-curved-and-flat-4k-tvs/news#comments 4K Samsung TV Wed, 25 Jun 2014 09:40:34 +0000 Hafizah Osman 1440157 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/my/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="/my/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> </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/my/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/my/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/my/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/my/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 Tein Hee Seow 1439408 at http://www.stuff.tv Bang & Olufsen BeoVision Avant 4K TV follows you around the room http://www.stuff.tv/my/bo/bang-olufsen-beovision-avant-4k-tv-follows-you-around-room/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Stuff goes eyes-on with B&amp;O&#039;s latest wonder telly and its amazing swivelling stand </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 BeoVision Avant and its swivelling stand" alt="Bang &amp; Olufsen BeoVision Avant" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/bang-and-olufsen-beovision-avant-01.jpg?1399702238" /> </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="/my/users/stephen-graves" title="View user profile.">Stephen Graves</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>So, Bang &amp; Olufsen&#39;s finally made a 4K TV.</strong><br />Yes, and not just any 4K TV &ndash; as you&#39;d expect from the Danish company, the BeoVision Avant is packed with tech and rather beautiful to behold. It has some unique features, too &ndash; and Stuff ventured out to <a href="http://www.bang-olufsen.com/en" target="_blank">B&amp;O</a> headquarters in Struer to see them up close and personal.</p> <p><strong>Was it worth the trip? </strong><br />Oh yes. The BeoVision Avant is quite a sight &ndash; a sleek aluminium and glass affair with a 55in 4K screen. It&#39;s quite chunky &ndash; at 9.64cm deep, it&#39;s no slimline flatscreen &ndash; but a clever layered design creates a depth-masking illusion. Around the back, two sliding aluminium panels conceal the ports &ndash; and there are no visible screws to be found anywhere on the TV set. It&#39;s all done in the name of &quot;360-degree design&quot; &ndash; ensuring that the back of the set is as nice to look at as the front.</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>Why&#39;s that, then? Surely the screen is the bit I&#39;ll be watching. </strong><br />There&#39;s every chance that you&#39;ll be admiring the back of the Avant, thanks to its impressive party piece. Switch the set on, and it swivels to face one of three preset positions in the room on its motorised stand.</p> <p>There are three different stands, in fact &ndash; the most impressive is the floor stand, which features a rotating base and column. That means that the Avant can be tucked up against the wall, but will move out from the wall to face your chosen seating position; obviously, if you&#39;re in the market for one of these TVs, you have a massive lounge with a dining table in one corner and sofas in the other.</p> <p>The other stands are more simple; there&#39;s a hinged wall mount, and a table mount that lifts the set up from an angled resting position to vertical.</p> <p><strong>Sounds like quite a performance.&nbsp;</strong><br />It certainly is; switch the set on, and &quot;electronic curtains&quot; will part, revealing the screen &ndash; a standard feature on Bang &amp; Olufsen sets. New to the BeoVision Avant is the speaker array that drops down from the bottom of the screen, sliding apart to reveal the three-speaker setup. </p> <p>This being B&amp;O, no detail has been left to chance &ndash; the startup procedure has been timed so that the stand, the speaker array and the electronic curtains move at the same rate, completing their motion at the same time.</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="This is what it looks like when it swivels" alt="Bang &amp; Olufsen BeoVision Avant" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/bang-and-olufsen-beovision-avant-09.jpg?1399702238" /> </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 Avant&#039;s rotating stand revealed" alt="Bang &amp; Olufsen BeoVision Avant" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/bang-and-olufsen-beovision-avant-hands-on-03.jpg?1399702238" /> </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="You&#039;re only allowed a BeoVision Avant if you live in a minimalist Scandinavian house" alt="Bang &amp; Olufsen BeoVision Avant" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/bang-and-olufsen-beovision-avant-06_0.jpg?1399702238" /> </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-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>Nice. But what about the specs? </strong><br />The Avant sports a 55in, 3840x2160 pixel LED panel, with local backlight dimming for clearer blacks and an anti-reflective glass screen. The screen on each set is calibrated using a 10-point factory measurement procedure, so if you don&#39;t like the screen on one set, you can fairly guarantee that you won&#39;t like any Avant &ndash; because they&#39;re all outputting the same picture.</p> <p>B&amp;O&#39;s also kitted out the Avant with Chromatic Room Adaptation. A dual light sensor unit on the top right of the set measures the light levels and colour tone of the ambient light, adjusting the white point of the picture to suit. So if the light in your room&#39;s reddish, it&#39;ll slowly dial up the red to keep the perceived colour on the screen neutral.</p> <p><strong>Sounds good.</strong><br />So does the Avant. That little speaker array packs in three 2in midrange speakers for left, right and centre channels. That means that dialogue can be fed through the centre channel, where the faces appear on screen &ndash; just like a cinema speaker system. There&#39;s also a 4in forward-facing woofer and a rear-facing 6.5in woofer, powered by a 60w class D amplifier. Depending on whether the TV&#39;s mounted on a wall or facing out into the room, the TV will adjust the bass to optimise performance and minimise distortion.</p> <p>If that isn&#39;t enough noise for you, there are 21 output channels (eight wireless, ten wired, and the TV&#39;s own three channels). You can connect a 7.1 surround sound system wirelessly; if you&#39;re using B&amp;O&#39;s own speakers, it&#39;ll recognise the model and adjust sensitivity, latency and bass sensitivity accordingly. And you can create up to 9 speaker groups, to suit your different viewing positions.</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="If you&#039;re boring, you can choose the cabinet stand." alt="Bang &amp; Olufsen BeoVision Avant" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/bang-and-olufsen-beovision-avant-04_0.jpg?1399702238" /> </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 Avant&#039;s speaker array." alt="Bang &amp; Olufsen BeoVision Avant" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/bang-and-olufsen-beovision-avant-03_0.jpg?1399702238" /> </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="Does your sitting room look like this? No? Then you&#039;re too poor to buy this TV. Away with you." alt="Bang &amp; Olufsen BeoVision Avant" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/bang-and-olufsen-beovision-avant-05.jpg?1399702238" /> </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" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/bang-and-olufsen-beovision-avant-07_1.jpg?1399702238" /> </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-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>And how do I control all this? </strong><br />Using Bang &amp; Olufsen&#39;s rather snazzy new remote control. The BeoRemote 1 is milled from a single piece of aluminium, with a pleasing heft to it in the hand. It&#39;s designed for ease of use; common functions are placed for your thumb, while TV and Music buttons cycle through an array of presets. Want to fire up a movie, YouTube or Spotify? Just cycle through the TV or Music menu and it&#39;ll load up all your presets and launch.</p> <p><strong>Ah yes, apps. Is it a smart TV?</strong><br />Nope &ndash; rather than faffing about with proprietary smart TV software, B&amp;O has delegated; there&#39;s a space in the back that&#39;ll accommodate an Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV or Roku box &ndash; there&#39;s also a slot for an external HDD. It&#39;s a clever move, meaning that you&#39;ll be able to update the set indefinitely by just plugging in the latest smart TV box. Yes, it means shelling out an extra &pound;50-&pound;100 (RM528 - RM1,057) for smart TV capability, but let&#39;s be honest: if you&#39;re in the market for a Bang &amp; Olufsen TV, that&#39;s not going to make a dent in your bank account.</p> <p><strong>Yeah, about that &ndash; how much does it cost?</strong><br />Surprisingly little for a Bang &amp; Olufsen 4K TV, actually. You can pick one up in B&amp;O shops now for &pound;5995 (RM63,367), though you&#39;ll have to pay extra for the stands. The motorised stands add an extra&nbsp;&pound;1195 (RM12,631) to the price, while a static stand can be had for &pound;600 (RM6,342).</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/hot-stuff" target="_blank">More awesome Hot Stuff</a></strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</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 BeoRemote 1 is also an effective melee weapon" alt="Bang &amp; Olufsen BeoRemote 1" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/bang-and-olufsen-beovision-avant-02.jpg?1399702238" /> </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="Hands-on with the Bang &amp; Olufsen BeoRemote 1" alt="Bang &amp; Olufsen BeoRemote 1" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/bang-and-olufsen-beovision-avant-hands-on-02.jpg?1399702238" /> </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="If your decorations are chintzy, the TV actually makes a crying noise when you turn it on." alt="Bang &amp; Olufsen BeoVision Avant" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/bang-and-olufsen-beovision-avant-07_0.jpg?1399702238" /> </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="The Bang &amp; Olufsen BeoVision Avant, just hangin&#039;" alt="Bang &amp; Olufsen BeoVision Avant" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/bang-and-olufsen-beovision-avant-08.jpg?1399702238" /> </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"><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"> Give us a twirl </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"> B&amp;O Avant 4K TV follows you around the room </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/my/bo/bang-olufsen-beovision-avant-4k-tv-follows-you-around-room/news#comments 4K B&O BeoVision Avant Hot Stuff TVs Thu, 08 May 2014 12:28:56 +0000 Hafizah Osman 1436850 at http://www.stuff.tv Netflix: by the time broadcasters are doing 4K, we’ll be on to the next thing http://www.stuff.tv/my/netflix/netflix-time-broadcasters-are-doing-4k-we-ll-be-next-thing/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Stuff takes a tour of Netflix HQ and talks to its head honchos about the future of streaming </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="Netflix HQ in sunny Silicon Valley" alt="Netflix HQ" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/Netflix-HQ-2.jpg?1399825598" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>We&rsquo;ve just come returned from a visit to Netflix&rsquo;s headquarters in Silicon Valley, and have brought with us the company&rsquo;s predictions for an even streamier future for TV shows and movies.</p> <p>Greg Peters, Chief Streaming and Partnerships Officer, points out that Netflix being the first proper way to get 4K (with <em>House of Cards</em>) means we&rsquo;re now at the point that &ldquo;if you want the best video quality out there, it&rsquo;s being delivered over the internet&rdquo;.</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="/my/users/tom-parsons" title="View user profile.">Tom Parsons</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"> But it&#039;s going to be a little while before 4K reaches the masses </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>That&rsquo;s not to say 4K viewing&rsquo;s going to go through the roof just yet &ndash; Peters reckons it&rsquo;ll be a year and a half or so before 4K even accounts for just 1% of what&rsquo;s streamed on Netflix. But from that point he thinks it will accelerate much more quickly as 4K TVs become cheaper and more widely available.</p> <p>He also thinks it&rsquo;ll be a year or two before adapter products in the vein of a <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/roku/roku-streaming-stick/review" target="_blank">Roku</a> or <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/google-chromecast/review" target="_blank">Chromecast</a> come along, and that&rsquo;s quite a problem for projectors and TVs such as the just-launched <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/bo/bang-olufsen-beovision-avant-4k-tv-follows-you-around-room/news" target="_blank">B&amp;O BeoVision Avant</a>, which lacks a built-in Netflix app and therefore currently has no way to actually access 4K content.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/bo/bang-olufsen-beovision-avant-4k-tv-follows-you-around-room/news" target="_blank">Bang &amp; Olufsen BeoVision Avant 4K TV follows you around the room</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="It&#039;s fair to say Netflix is pretty proud of House of Cards" alt="Netflix HQ" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Netflix-HQ-5.jpg?1399825598" /> </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="So many shows, very few so far in 4K" alt="Netflix HQ" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Netflix-HQ-6.jpg?1399825598" /> </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="Take that, live TV broadcasters!" alt="Netflix HQ" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Netflix-HQ-8.jpg?1399825598" /> </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="Breaking Bad will be the next show to get the Netflix 4K treatment" alt="Netflix HQ" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Netflix-HQ-13.jpg?1399825598" /> </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"> Sifting the Big Data </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 also had a chance to speak to Todd Yellin, VP of Product Innovation, who talked us through the way Netflix tests new features.</p> <p>&ldquo;We&rsquo;re fanatical, old-school scientists at Netflix&rdquo;, he says. &ldquo;We come up with something that we think is better and we push it out to 50,000 new users who&rsquo;ve got no idea they&rsquo;re in a test, 50,000 other new users could get something else, and another 50,000 get the existing design, and then we sit back and we watch. We watch how they behave, and the thing we watch for is do they stick with the service? They don&rsquo;t know they&rsquo;re voting with their wallet but they are&rdquo;.</p> <p>There&rsquo;s actually a huge board in the Netflix office that records each new little feature (codenamed, unfortunately for us) and tracks the percentage change this has on user retention. Yep, they take this stuff very seriously.</p> <p>But don&#39;t go thinking the company is all maths and no fun - new staff perform musical routines as part of their induction, there&#39;s a huge cinema room for showing off the latest Netflix Originals, and there&#39;s a fresh popcorn machine in the lobby. That last idea is definitely getting passed on to the money men at Stuff Towers.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/netflix/25-best-things-watch-netflix-right-now/feature" target="_blank">The 25 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="We&#039;re home" alt="Netflix HQ" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Netflix-HQ-12.jpg?1399825598" /> </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="This is the board that tracks the progress of (sadly codenamed) new features" alt="Netflix HQ" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Netflix-HQ-10.jpg?1399825598" /> </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="You knew there was going to be a massive cinema room somewhere" alt="Netflix HQ" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Netflix-HQ-14.jpg?1399825598" /> </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/my/netflix/netflix-time-broadcasters-are-doing-4k-we-ll-be-next-thing/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/my/netflix/netflix-time-broadcasters-are-doing-4k-we-ll-be-next-thing/news#comments 4K Netflix Streaming Thu, 08 May 2014 20:53:04 +0000 Hafizah Osman 1436795 at http://www.stuff.tv Sky’s supercharged Project Ethan box will support 4K, cloud recordings and more http://www.stuff.tv/my/sky/project-ethan-revamp-will-transform-sky-s-set-top-box-service/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Update! We talk to Sky&#039;s Luke Bradley-Jones about a 4K TV service, and why satellite is here to stay </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="Sky&#039;s current Sky+HD box could be replaced with a smarter alternative" alt="Sky&#039;s current Sky+HD box could be replaced with a smarter alternative" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/sky-hd-with-wi-fi.jpg?1399021117" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Sky is working on a major overhaul of its set-top box service, according to a report in The Telegraph.</p> <p>In an effort to stay competitive in a world where internet streaming services like Netflix and Amazon Instant Video are growing more and more popular, the broadcaster is beavering away on what is internally codenamed &ldquo;Project Ethan&rdquo; &ndash; a new system that will allow Sky customers to access programmes on any device, be it their set-top box, smartphone, tablet, or internet-connected TVs outside the main living room.</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="/my/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"> To the cloud! </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>Sky+ recordings will be stored in the cloud rather than on a local set-top box hard drive, which means that for both recorded and on-demand, Project Ethan will allow viewers to begin watching a show on one device, pause it, then resume it on another device.</p> <p>The report also claims that Sky is working on new 4K-compatible hardware in preparation for the launch of an ultra-HD package. Which isn&rsquo;t a great surprise, given Sky&rsquo;s history of embracing new technologies like HDTV and 3D TV, but (assuming it&rsquo;s true) reassuring to know: 4K can only succeed if there&rsquo;s lots of material out there to watch, after all.</p> <p>The Telegraph&rsquo;s sources say the Project Ethan revamp could be available to &ldquo;millions of customers as soon as two years from now&rdquo;. We think Sky needs get a move on, because two years is a long time in tech &ndash; and Amazon, Netflix, Apple and other video providers won&rsquo;t be sitting still either.</p> <p>[Via <a href="http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/newsbysector/mediatechnologyandtelecoms/media/10789883/BSkyB-plans-major-overhaul-of-set-top-box-to-meet-Apple-threat.html">The Telegraph</a>]</p> <p><strong>Update 29/04/13:</strong> Back in March we caught up with Luke Bradley-Jones, Brand Director of TV Products at Sky, to talk about the future of the service. Here&#39;s what he had to say about 4K broadcasting and the differences between internet streaming and satellite broadcasting.</p> <p><strong>On 4K:</strong><br />&quot;We look at it all the time. We keep a very close eye on what&#39;s happening, and we&#39;ve run some trials in terms of shooting in 4K.</p> <p>&quot;I think what we&#39;ve learned and executed very well against for both HD and 3D is making sure that we&#39;re striking the right balance between helping to create demand and getting our customers excited about new technologies, but not trying to force feed something that they&#39;re not interested in. We&#39;ve got over half our base watching in HD now. We&#39;ve got a 3D base which is growing solidly but hasn&#39;t followed the same rate of adoption as HD &ndash; I don&#39;t think we ever thought it would.</p> <p>&quot;So we&#39;ll keep watching 4K. It&#39;s in our DNA to make sure we offer the best viewing experience, especially for the big screen, which is where the majority of our customers spend the majority of their time watching telly. We haven&#39;t announced anything because we don&#39;t have a specific plan to announce. But we&#39;re testing the technology, watching the device prices and watching the take-up.&quot;</p> <p><strong>Will 4K be streamed over the internet or broadcast via satellite?</strong><br />&quot;We&#39;ve just run through a top-to-bottom assessment of what it would take from a broadcast operations point of view to deliver 4k and it would take an investment but it&#39;s something that&#39;s absolutely doable from both a downstream bandwidth and cost point of view. We invest pretty substantially in our broadcast platform every year, the vast majority of our content and viewing continues to be delivered via satellite.</p> <p>&quot;The economics of OTT [internet-streaming] delivery for bandwidth-hungry services is improving but it really depends on the scale. If it&#39;s on a smaller scale we might look at OTT but if we&#39;re taking it to market we&#39;d probably want to take it to scale, which is what we&#39;re good at, so DTH [satellite] would definitely be part of that.&quot;</p> <p><strong>But won&#39;t streaming replace tradition satellite broadcasts soon?</strong><br />&quot;I&#39;m not saying that&#39;s never going to happen but I think it&#39;s a long way off. If you look at the volume of simultaneous viewers we&#39;re supporting in one go in HD for live content, the economics for that via satellite versus OTT are still in favour of the satellite. It&#39;s much more efficient.</p> <p>&quot;Even for on-demand content, some of our most popular movies and TV shows are pushed to the box via the satellite rather than over the internet. Even though they&#39;re being watched on demand the customer generally doesn&#39;t know how it&#39;s being delivered. Anywhere between 40 and 60 percent of movies watched on-demand every week are pushed to the box via satellite. That means automatic viewing rather than having to wait for a download and it&#39;s also very efficient.</p> <p>&quot;Although we&#39;ve got major broadband operators it still costs more than satellite downlink, which is essentially zero incremental cost for the bandwidth we have. If you&#39;re dealing with a serious number of simultaneous live views or a major number of on-demand views of a given asset the economics are still preferable for satellite.&quot;</p> <p>So there you have it, straight from the horse&#39;s mouth: 4K is coming, and satellite broadcasts aren&#39;t going anywhere &ndash; at least not for a while.</p> <p>&nbsp;</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> <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"> The next Sky box will support 4K </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"> Cloud recordings and access from any gadget are coming, too </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/sky/project-ethan-revamp-will-transform-sky-s-set-top-box-service/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/my/sky/project-ethan-revamp-will-transform-sky-s-set-top-box-service/news#comments 4K PVRs and Set-top Boxes Sky Streaming Tue, 29 Apr 2014 16:11:23 +0000 Hafizah Osman 1436414 at http://www.stuff.tv Fully Charged: New MacBook Airs next week, Warhol's Amiga artwork and Sony's new 4K streamer http://www.stuff.tv/my/apple/fully-charged-new-macbook-airs-next-week-warhols-amiga-artwork-and-sonys-new-4k-streamer/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> All the tech news that&#039;s fit to read, right here on one page </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="567" height="425" title="MacBook Air" alt="MacBook Air" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/macbook-air.jpg?1398491017" /> </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="/my/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"> New MacBook Airs coming next Tuesday? </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>Well, we haven&rsquo;t had any MacBook Air rumours for a while, so how about this one: Apple will announce a new range of 11in and 13in MacBook Airs next week (probably Tuesday).</p> <p>You&rsquo;re probably crossing your fingers and toes that said notebooks will have Retina displays &ndash; sadly the tipster doesn&rsquo;t believe that they will, and that these sharper-screened models may be launched later in the year. Next week&rsquo;s announcement, apparently, will merely be an update of the current line &ndash; so expect little more than a spec bump, if anything.</p> <p><strong>[Source: <a href="http://www.cultofmac.com/275837/apple-release-new-macbook-airs-next-week-will-retina-rumor/">Cult of Mac</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"> Andy Warhol’s Commodore Amiga artwork recovered </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>Andy Warhol was known for using a wide variety of media when creating his pop art &ndash; but did you know that he once employed a Commodore Amiga 1000 and tools like GraphiCraft and ProPaint to make images?</p> <p>Back in 1985, Warhol used the computer as part of a live event to promote its abilities as a multimedia tool &ndash; and since then, many of the images he created have sat on floppy disks in the Andy Warhol Museum&rsquo;s archive, being seen by no-one.</p> <p>Recently, that changed. The disks were obsolete, but artist Cory Arcangel spurred efforts to extract the data &ndash; efforts which have since been documented in a film called <em>Trapped: Andy Warhol&rsquo;s Amiga Experiments</em>. The movie will be available to watch <a href="http://www.nowseethis.org/">online</a> from 12th May.</p> <p>[<strong>Source: <a href="http://www.engadget.com/2014/04/24/resurrecting-andy-warhols-80s-amiga-artwork/">Engadget</a>]</strong></p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/hall-fame-amiga-500-computer-showed-consoles-how-its-done/feature" target="_blank">Hall of Fame: Amiga 500, the computer that showed consoles how it&rsquo;s done</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="Andy Warhol’s Commodore Amiga artwork recovered" alt="Andy Warhol’s Commodore Amiga artwork recovered" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/andy-warhol-amiga-art.jpg?1398491017" /> </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"> Sony’s 4K media streamer released for “old” 4K tellies </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 have one of three older Sony 4K TVs (the KD-55X9005A, KD-65X9005A or KDL-84X9005), you may have noticed that it&rsquo;s not compatible with Netflix&rsquo;s 4K streaming &ndash; and that&rsquo;s because it can&rsquo;t decode the HEVC (H.265) standard used to encode the ultra-crisp video.</p> <p>Newer TVs can, but don&rsquo;t rush out to buy one just yet, because Sony&rsquo;s new FMP-X5 4K Media Player can add support. OK, so it costs &pound;350 (RM3,465) and currently can stream only one 4K show (<em>House of Cards</em>), but both Netflix and Sony are promising more 4K material soon.</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’s 4K media streamer released for “old” 4K tellies " alt="Sony’s 4K media streamer released for “old” 4K tellies " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/sony-fmp-x5.jpg?1398491017" /> </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"> Samsung Galaxy Beam 2: a second-gen projector-smartphone </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>Remember the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/galaxy-beam/mwc-2012-%E2%80%93-samsung-galaxy-beam-hands-review/news">Galaxy Beam</a>? Samsung&rsquo;s smartphone-with-built-in-projector was introduced back in 2012, and attracted a fair bit of attention until people realised that squeezing a pico projector into a phone was massively gimmicky.</p> <p>And now, a couple of years on, Samsung has gone back to the well a second time, launching the Galaxy Beam 2. Like its predecessor, there&rsquo;s a projector built into the top edge able to throw an image onto a nearby surface. Said image isn&rsquo;t HD (it&rsquo;s WVGA) and won&rsquo;t be especially bright, either &ndash; so don&rsquo;t expect home cinema quality. It&rsquo;s more for sharing the odd picture or video.</p> <p>Aside from that, there&rsquo;s Android 4.2 Jelly Bean, an 800 x 480 screen, 1.2GHz quad-core CPU, 5MP camera and microSD slot. A distinctly average setup, in other words &ndash; but currently the Beam 2 seems destined only for the Chinese market, where there are literally millions of people in the market for mid-range Android phones.</p> <p><strong>[Source: <a href="http://www.androidcentral.com/projector-toting-samsung-galaxy-beam-2-headed-china-mobile">Android Central</a>]</strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</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 Galaxy Beam 2: a second-gen projector-smartphone" alt="Samsung Galaxy Beam 2: a second-gen projector-smartphone" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/samsung-beam-2.jpg?1398491017" /> </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/my/apple/fully-charged-new-macbook-airs-next-week-warhols-amiga-artwork-and-sonys-new-4k-streamer/news#comments 4K Apple Laptops Samsung Smartphones Sony Thu, 24 Apr 2014 16:16:54 +0000 Hafizah Osman 1436220 at http://www.stuff.tv New screen tech paves the way for 10in 4K tablets http://www.stuff.tv/my/new-screen-tech-paves-way-10in-4k-tablets/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Japan Display claims its 3840 x 2160 LCD won’t empty batteries any quicker than “normal” HD screens </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="Japan Display&#039;s new 10.1in 3840 x 2160 display" alt="Japan Display&#039;s new 10.1in 3840 x 2160 display" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/japan-display-4k-screen.jpg?1398399343" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>If you&rsquo;re hoping to see a 4K 10in tablet soon, you should be very excited about Japan Display&rsquo;s new screen technology.</p> <p>The company has announced a new 10.1in screen with a 3840 x 2160 resolution which it claims does not drain battery life any faster than a regular, non-4K display. That makes it feasible for use with existing mobile battery technology.</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="/my/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"> Twice as sharp as an iPad Air </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 screen boasts a pixel density of 438ppi, which is almost double the amount of pixels per inch offered by the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/apple/apple-ipad-5/review" target="_blank">iPad Air</a>&rsquo;s Retina display.</p> <p>Currently, 4K resolutions have been largely restricted to televisions, monitors and home cinema projectors &ndash; all products which are kept plugged into a constant power source. If Japan Display&rsquo;s claims turn out to be true, their screen could usher in a new generation of ultra HD tablets.</p> <p>[<a href="http://www.j-display.com/english/news/2014/20140423.html">Japan Display</a> via <a href="http://www.techradar.com/us/news/mobile-computing/tablets/japan-display-promises-4k2k-screen-that-won-t-kill-your-tablet-battery-1244687">TechRadar</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/panasonic/panasonic-set-unleash-20in-4k-tablet-behemoth-ifa/news" target="_blank">Panasonic set to unleash 20in 4K tablet behemoth at IFA</a></strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</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> http://www.stuff.tv/my/new-screen-tech-paves-way-10in-4k-tablets/news#comments 4K Tablets Thu, 24 Apr 2014 11:17:13 +0000 Hafizah Osman 1436163 at http://www.stuff.tv Sony reveals first wave of PlayStation Now streaming TVs http://www.stuff.tv/my/sony/sony-reveals-first-wave-playstation-now-streaming-tvs/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> New 4K Bravia range to support live, direct streaming of PS3 games </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="567" height="425" title="Sony reveals first wave of PlayStation Now streaming TVs" alt="Sony reveals first wave of PlayStation Now streaming TVs" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/sony-playstation-now.jpg?1397796940" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>When Sony announced PlayStation Now back at CES 2014 &ndash; and revealed that the game-streaming system would be available to upcoming smart TVs as well as consoles &ndash; the latter part of the news sounded almost too good to be true.</p> <p>The ability to rent and play PS3 games like <em>The Last of Us</em> without a PS3, instead streaming them live &ndash; and lag-free &ndash; from the cloud directly to a telly? Amazing &ndash; and now we know which of Sony&rsquo;s 2014 TVs will support the feature.</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="/my/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>The nine models, all of which are 4K-compatible, start the 49in XBR-X850B (US$2,100) and range up to the 85in XBR-X950B (US$25,000). Sadly, PlayStation Now is a US-only feature for the time being, meaning that the models won&rsquo;t support streaming elsewhere.</p> <p>As well as a compatible TV, gamers will also need at least a 5Mbps internet connection and a DualShock 3 controller.</p> <p>[Via: <a href="http://www.techradar.com/us/news/television/these-new-sony-bravia-4k-tvs-can-also-stream-ps3-games-via-playstation-now-1243170?src=rss&amp;attr=all">TechRadar</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/playstation-3/ces-2014/playstation-now-game-streaming-service-coming-ps4-ps3-ps-vita-and-more/news" target="_blank">PlayStation Now &ndash; stream PS3 games from the cloud to console or direct to your Bravia TV</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-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 flagship XBR-950B screen is among the PlayStation Now-compatible range" alt="The flagship XBR-950B screen is among the PlayStation Now-compatible range" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/sony-xbr-950b-tv.jpg?1397796940" /> </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/my/sony/sony-reveals-first-wave-playstation-now-streaming-tvs/news#comments 4K Gaming Sony Thu, 17 Apr 2014 09:52:00 +0000 Elissa Loi 1435701 at http://www.stuff.tv Sony announces 4K film for 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil http://www.stuff.tv/my/sony/sony-announces-4k-coverage-2014-fifa-world-cup-brazil/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Blades of grass, boot laces and tears, like you’ve never seen them before… </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="1085" height="908" title="MORE PIXELS MORE FUN" alt="Sony announces 4K coverage for 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/world-cup-4k.jpg?1402367530" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Sony has revealed that this year&rsquo;s World Cup in Brazil will be the first ever 4K tournament. Sort of.</p> <p>Out of 32 matches which will take place over 64 glorious days, only three will be shot in 4K. And they won&#39;t be broadcast live.</p> <p>Instead, Sony will be using the captured footage to create an official FIFA-endorsed film, presumably full of highlights from the 4K-captured matches.</p> <p>The matches in question are the final (naturally), the quarter-final and one match from the round of 16, which is set to take place on 28 June.</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="/my/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-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/my/sony/sony-announces-4k-coverage-2014-fifa-world-cup-brazil/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/my/sony/sony-announces-4k-coverage-2014-fifa-world-cup-brazil/news#comments 4K Film and TV Sony TVs World Cup 2014 Thu, 03 Apr 2014 09:21:03 +0000 Tein Hee Seow 1434805 at http://www.stuff.tv Samsung UHD Video Pack is a 4K hard drive that makes even rubbish films look pretty http://www.stuff.tv/my/samsung/samsung-uhd-video-pack-4k-hard-drive-makes-even-rubbish-films-look-pretty/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The 1TB drive comes with five movies and three documentaries in ultra HD quality – and there&#039;s more to come </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 UHD Video Pack is a 4K hard drive that makes even rubbish films look pretty" alt="Samsung UHD Video Pack is a 4K hard drive that makes even rubbish films look pre" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/samsung-4k-tv.jpg?1394587159" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>4K is amazing (we know because we&rsquo;ve seen it), but the TV manufacturers have been so busy making fancy 4K TVs they&rsquo;ve not had the time to produce much in the way of fancy 4K content to watch on them.</p> <p>Samsung has taken note, and while it waits for the promised 4K streams from Netflix has also come up with it&rsquo;s own solution - the does-what-it-says-on-the-tin UHD Video Pack.</p> <p>The UHD Video Pack is essentially a 1TB hard drive that comes pre-loaded with five movies and three documentaries, all in razor-sharp 4K.</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="/my/users/tom-parsons" title="View user profile.">Tom Parsons</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"> £300 for 50 4K movies </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 good news is that once you&rsquo;ve got the UHD Video Pack at home you can download more movies and documentaries from a dedicated portal, and they&rsquo;re included in the price of the device itself, which while unconfirmed is rumoured to be around &pound;300 (RM1637). No news yet on whether the artistic worth of the downloads is higher than the pre-installed bunch, but there will be over 40 of them - so here&rsquo;s hoping.</p> <p>There&rsquo;s no denying that 50 4K movies for RM1637 is a pretty great deal, though, and it&rsquo;s exciting to finally get some 4K movies.</p> <p>If you agree, you&rsquo;d best make sure you get a Samsung UHD TV - there&rsquo;s some sort of handshaking involved that means the UHD Video Pack won&rsquo;t work with tellies from other manufacturers.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/tv/heres-why-4k-tv-set-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-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 4K curved TV" alt="Samsung 4K curved TV" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/samsung-curved-4k-tv.jpg?1394587159" /> </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/my/samsung/samsung-uhd-video-pack-4k-hard-drive-makes-even-rubbish-films-look-pretty/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/my/samsung/samsung-uhd-video-pack-4k-hard-drive-makes-even-rubbish-films-look-pretty/news#comments 4K Samsung TV Tue, 11 Mar 2014 17:40:26 +0000 Nigel Yap 1433596 at http://www.stuff.tv Here's why 4K TV is set to conquer your living room http://www.stuff.tv/my/tv/heres-why-4k-tv-set-conquer-your-living-room/feature <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Stop all that talk of it being &quot;the new 3D&quot;. Ultra HD is awesome – and it&#039;s here to stay </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 EC9800" alt="LG EC9800" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/lg-curved-oled-4k.jpg?1390300042" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The relentless march of tech progress is tramping through our living rooms again, with current-gen TVs set to be booted out by this year&#39;s poster boy &ndash; 4K.</p> <p>Sound familiar? Yes, we heard all this before, with 3D TV.</p> <p>But where 3D faltered, despite manufacturers trying repeatedly to ram it into our retinas, 4K really is set to soar this year.</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="/my/users/stephen-graves" title="View user profile.">Stephen Graves</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 4K picture is simply astonishing </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>Watch native 4K footage and HD will never look the same again. For one thing, you&#39;ll find yourself trying to wipe non-existent Vaseline from the screen, or flapping your arms to clear the fog that must surely be obscuring your vision.</p> <p>4K is just that sharp. If you want to get into specifics, it delivers 4096x2304 pixels versus 1080p&#39;s 1920&times;1080 pixels. Many &quot;4K&quot; TVs are actually Ultra HD resolution, cramming 3840x2160 pixels into a 16:9 aspect ratio &ndash; whatever the case, you&#39;re getting around four times the resolution.</p> <p>Even your old films will look better in 4K &ndash; the resolution of 35mm film is roughly equivalent to that of 4K, meaning it&#39;s time to restock your media library yet again.</p> <p>On the plus side, older films will look even better than they did at the cinema on release. After scanning Lawrence of Arabia at 8K resolution for its 4K restoration, Grover Crisp&#39;s team at Sony Pictures discovered that white streaks in several scenes were actually cracks caused by heat damage to the emulsion itself. &quot;They&#39;ve always been there, they&#39;ve been visible on every print anyone has ever seen,&quot; explains Crisp. Not any more.</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="Lawrence of Arabia restoration" alt="Lawrence of Arabia restoration" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/lawrence-of-arabia-restoration.jpg?1390300042" /> </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="604" height="453" title="Netflix 4K hands-on" alt="Netflix 4K hands-on" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/netflix-4k-hands-on-01_3.jpg?1390300042" /> </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"> 4K is hitting the high street hard </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>Last year&#39;s 4K sets came in at around &pound;4000-&pound;6000 (RM21,500-RM32,500) on release, but&nbsp;2014 has already seen prices slashed dramatically &ndash; Polaroid has announced a <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/polaroid/ces-2014/polaroid-unveil-affordable-4k-tvs-ces/news" target="_blank">50in set that costs RM3200</a>, and Australian firm Kogan has launched a <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/kogan/ces-2014/kogans-new-55-inch-4k-tv-costs-rm2900/news" target="_blank">55in set</a> for a wallet-friendly RM2900.</p> <p>Of course, if you want to spend the big bucks, there are still plenty of options, with LG announcing 55in, 65in and 77in <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/lg/ces-2014/lg-ec9800-4k-oled-webos-4k-netflix-might-well-equal-ultimate-tv/news" target="_blank">EC9800 curved 4K OLED TVs</a> running WebOS at <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/ces-2014/ces-2014-all-biggest-stories-so-far/feature" target="_blank">CES 2014</a> &ndash; and netting a <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/ces-2014/2014-ces-hot-stuff-awards-winners-meet-10-best-launches-show/feature" target="_blank">2014 CES Hot Stuff Award</a> for its trouble.</p> <p>If you&#39;re feeling particularly flush, there are also massive flexible 4K OLED screens from <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/lg/ces-2014/hands-video-preview-lg-77in-4k-flexible-oled-tv-transforms-touch-button/video" target="_blank">LG</a> and <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/samsungs-flexible-oled-tv-bends-your-command/news" target="_blank">Samsung</a>. And Sony&#39;s 4K Ultra Short Throw Projector &ndash; also a <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/ces-2014/2014-ces-hot-stuff-awards-winners-meet-10-best-launches-show/feature" target="_blank">2014 CES Hot Stuff Award</a> winner &ndash; can blast 147in images onto your wall for an eye-watering US$30,000-US$40,000 (RM98,900-RM131,900).</p> <p>You can also pick up a 4K monitor for your computer &ndash; Asus&#39; PQ321 31.5in 4K monitor, for example, is priced at US$3800 (RM12,550)&ndash; though you&#39;ll need a pretty powerful graphics card to play games at that resolution. Time to buy a pretty powerful graphics card.</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="604" height="453" title="Polaroid 50GSR9000" alt="Polaroid 50GSR9000" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/polaroid-4k-tv-01_0.jpg?1390300042" /> </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="604" height="403" title="Kogan 4K TV" alt="Kogan 4K TV" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Kogan%20TV_0.jpg?1390300042" /> </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 Ultra Short Throw Projector" alt="Sony Ultra Short Throw Projector" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/sony-ultra-short-throw.jpg?1390300042" /> </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"> With 4K, bigger is better. And big is good </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>Almost all 4K TV sets are big, starting at around 50in. There&#39;s a reason for that &ndash; those extra pixels mean that the video you&#39;re watching will look crisp even when blown up to epic proportions.</p> <p>Scot Barbour, Vice President of Production Technology at Sony Pictures, explains: &quot;Basically, to be able to even see 4K resolution, there&#39;s a given distance sweet spot from the screen, one and a half screen heights away. So you&#39;re going to want to have a bigger screen and be closer to it to actually be able to perceive 4K for what it&#39;s really about.&quot;</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"> OK, so there&#039;s not much to watch yet – but it&#039;s coming </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>Want to watch something in native 4K? Your options are limited, although they are set to expand throughout 2014. The big movie studios have yet to agree on a disc standard, meaning that for the time being, the only way to watch 4K is using streaming media.</p> <p>4K media streamers include the US$1750 (RM5800) Redray and the more reasonably-priced US$300 (RM990) Nuvola NP-1. Sony offers the FMP-X1 for US$700 (RM2350) &ndash; currently in the US only &ndash; with a fairly limited choice of films including Taxi Driver, Salt and The Amazing Spider-Man.</p> <p>Sony&#39;s plugging the gap with &quot;4K mastered&quot; Blu-rays - scanned at 4K, downscaled to 2K and upscaled back to 4K by your 4K telly or a 4K-ready player. Having seen The Amazing Spider-Man&#39;s 4K Mastered Blu-ray side by side with a native 4K version, it&#39;s impressive - but it&#39;s still not the real deal.</p> <p>No need to cast down your popcorn in anger, though &ndash; 4K Blu-rays are on the way. Eventually. &quot;There have been some discussions about how to do 4K delivery via physical media,&quot; says Jeremy Glassman, Manager for Emerging Platform Development and Marketing at Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. &quot;The Blu-ray disc itself is a great foundation - if they were to go that way. Because it&#39;s been able to support internet connectivity, it&#39;s been able to support 3D &ndash; 4K is a great evolution of that.&quot;</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 FMP-X1" alt="Sony FMP-X1" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/sony-FMP-X1.jpg?1390300042" /> </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="Taxi Driver Mastered in 4K Blu-ray" alt="Taxi Driver Mastered in 4K Blu-ray" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/taxi-driver.jpg?1390300042" /> </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"> Netflix to the rescue </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>Fortunately, you don&#39;t need extra hardware to stream 4K &ndash; YouTube can stream some videos in 4K using Google&#39;s royalty-free <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/youtube/ces-2014/youtube-show-low-bandwidth-4k-streaming-ces/news" target="_blank">VP9</a> codec, while streaming rival Netflix will be launching an Ultra-HD streaming service on 14th February, with the second season of <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/netflix/netflix-stream-house-cards-season-2-4k/news" target="_blank">House of Cards</a> airing in 4K.</p> <p>Netflix will also play host to the entirety of Breaking Bad, shot in 35mm and remastered in 4K &ndash; though it&#39;s keeping tight-lipped on other 4K series for the time being. Expect to see plenty of visual wallpaper in 4K before more Netflix Originals drop in Ultra-HD.</p> <p>Netflix is able to deliver 4K over broadband thanks to the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/netflix/ces-2014/how-netflix-going-bring-4k-streaming-your-tv/news" target="_blank">H.265 codec</a>, which enables it to stream 4K at bitrates of around 15Mbps. The catch is that your 4K set will need a HEVC decoder, which isn&#39;t included in last year&#39;s models. Netflix reckons that manufacturers will be developing HEVC set-top boxes, though &ndash; and in the short-term, expects a <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/netflix/ces-2014/eyes-netflixs-stunning-4k-streaming-video/news" target="_blank">firmware update to the Sony PS4</a> that&#39;ll make it 4K-capable.</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="604" height="453" title="House of Cards" alt="House of Cards" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/house-of-cards_2.jpg?1390300042" /> </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="Breaking Bad" alt="Breaking Bad" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/breaking-bad_2.jpg?1390300042" /> </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"> 4K broadcasting isn&#039;t as far off as you think </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>Although BBC North controller of production Mark Harrison&nbsp;notes that, &quot;We are years away from being able to make and transmit in 4K,&quot; broadcasters are already gearing up for the 4K revolution. The HEVC H.265 codec brings bitrates down to around 15Mbps, close to the 12Mbps currently used for some 1080p HD broadcasts &ndash; which means that 4K could be broadcast using the existing physical infrastructure.</p> <p>Over in Japan, the government is preparing for full-fledged&nbsp;4K broadcasts this year, while in Blighty the BBC has begun 4K trials, shooting last year&#39;s Wimbledon in 4K.</p> <p>&quot;There are three pieces of the puzzle,&quot; says Keith Vidger, business development manager for digital cinema production at Sony. &quot;Display technology, content - and people have been making content for years in 4K - and transmission. That&#39;s the thing that we have the least control over, but it seems to be taking care of itself in short order, far and away over the 20 years that it took for HD to take hold.&quot;</p> <p>Unencumbered by ludicrous glasses, and with an arsenal of films, documentaries and dramas set to blast our eyes with razor-sharp detail, 4K is going to dominate our living rooms in 2014 &ndash; and beyond.</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="Wimbledon 4K" alt="Wimbledon 4K" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/wimbledon.jpg?1390300042" /> </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> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /news/tv-and-hi-fi/imho/stuff-cool-list-2013-this-year-4ks-jaw-dropping-picture-will-conquer-your-liv </div> </div> </div> http://www.stuff.tv/my/tv/heres-why-4k-tv-set-conquer-your-living-room/feature#comments 4K Cool List TV Thu, 16 Jan 2014 17:27:19 +0000 Elissa Loi 1431381 at http://www.stuff.tv Best of CES: the TVs you'll want to buy in 2014 http://www.stuff.tv/my/ces-2014/best-ces-tvs-youll-want-buy-2014/feature <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 4K, OLED, bendy, expensive, affordable… we cast our hungry eyes over the greatest goggleboxes on show this year </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="Best of CES: the TVs you&#039;ll want to buy in 2014" alt="Best of CES: the TVs you&#039;ll want to buy in 2014" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/lg%20oled%204k%20tv.jpg?1389496739" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>As with most years, televisions were front and centre at CES 2014. And while the general design and principles haven&#39;t changed much, the technology behind the goggleboxes on show is more impressive than ever: 4K is becoming the norm for larger screens, curves are finding their way into screen design and, well, 3D has become all but forgotten.</p> <p>Here are our favourite tellies from the Las Vegas show floor, and the ones you may well find yourself pining &ndash; and saving up for &ndash; later this year.</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="/my/users/sam-kieldsen" title="View user profile.">Sam Kieldsen</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"> Polaroid 50GSR9000 and Kogan UHDTV – 4K on the cheap </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>Polaroid and Kogan have used CES to prove that 4K televisions don&rsquo;t have to break the bank.</p> <p>The 50in <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/polaroid/ces-2014/polaroid-unveil-4k-tvs-ces-cost-less-600/news">Polaroid 50GSR9000</a> will cost a mere US$1,000 (&pound;600) yet offer all the pixels required for the retina-slicingly sharp format. We don&rsquo;t expect the picture quality to rival that of pricier sets from bigger-name brands, but that&rsquo;s not really the point &ndash; the point is that 4K is no longer the preserve of the super well off, and that can only be a good thing.</p> <p>The <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/kogan/ces-2014/kogans-new-55-inch-4k-tv-costs-rm2900/news" target="_blank">Kogan UHDTV</a> actually trumps that on both price and specs: it&rsquo;s 55in, &pound;550 (RM2965) and equipped with Android 4.2 for app support.&nbsp;</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="Polaroid 50GSR9000" alt="Polaroid 50GSR9000" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/polaroid-4k-tv-01.jpg?1389496739" /> </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"> Panasonic TC-65AX800U – a worthy 4K plasma replacement </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>Panasonic is pulling out of the plasma TV game, and that&rsquo;s a huge bummer for anyone who appreciates peak picture quality &ndash; but the company promises that its new range of LED sets has been tuned to deliver plasma-rivalling images.</p> <p>You&rsquo;d be right to be slightly dubious of such claims, but wrong to discount models like the TC-65AX800U, a stonking 65in 4K LED screen with local dimming (the LED backlights can turn off in areas of the screen that need to be darker, while remaining on in areas where brightness is needed) and Studio Master Colour, a technology designed to deliver a similar colour gamut to plasma.</p> <p>The screen will also be available in a 58in size. Pricing and release date are TBC.</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="500" height="375" title="Panasonic TC-65AX800U" alt="Panasonic TC-65AX800U" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Panasonic-TC-65AX800.jpg?1389496739" /> </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"> Philips’ Android TVs – a new breed of smart TV </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>Smart TVs have been around for a few years now, but it could be argued that the public has never fully embraced the idea of app-compatible web-connected tellies &ndash; and that the fault lies largely with the clumsy, unintuitive and walled garden UI approach of such screens.</p> <p>Philips could be making a big step towards quashing this issue with its forthcoming crop of Android-equipped, quad-core chip-powered smart TVs, which give users access to the vast supply of apps in the Google Play Store and, according to Philips, operate with the same speed and fluidity you&rsquo;d get from an Android smartphone or tablet.</p> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/ces-2014/google-android-invades-philips-new-tvs/news" target="_blank">Read more</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="567" height="425" title="Philips’ Android TVs – a new breed of smart TV" alt="Philips’ Android TVs – a new breed of smart TV" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Philips_Android_TV_GooglePlay.jpg?1389496739" /> </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"> LG EC9800 – 2014’s ultimate TV? </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>Quite possibly our all-round favourite TV of CES 2014 (and a recipient of a Hot Stuff award, no less), LG&rsquo;s new range of models, which starts at 55in and goes up all the way to 77in, ticks all the major boxes: it uses OLED technology for an eye-pleasingly high contrast ratio and lush colour reproduction; it supports 4K for huge amounts of detail; and it embraces the latest trend in TV design by curving gently inwards.</p> <p>Just as exciting is its smart TV platform, which is powered by the back-from-the-dead webOS and supports 4K Netflix. Yes, that&rsquo;s right: buy one of these tellies and season two of House of Cards will available to watch in glorious, glorious 4K quality.</p> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/lg/ces-2014/lg-ec9800-4k-oled-webos-4k-netflix-might-well-equal-ultimate-tv/news" target="_blank">Read more</a><br />&nbsp;</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="604" height="453" title="LG EC9800 – 2014’s ultimate TV?" alt="LG EC9800 – 2014’s ultimate TV?" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/LG-EC9800-hot-stuff.jpg?1389496739" /> </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"> Samsung’s bendy TV – your future flexible friend </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>Hats off to Samsung for coming up with the show&rsquo;s most eye-catching and possibly bonkers television &ndash; an 85in 4K OLED screen able to bend at the push of a button. The whole curved TV trend may come across as a bit of a gimmick, but watching a giant TV screen flex? That&rsquo;s undeniably cool.</p> <p><a href="http://www.whathifi.com/news/samsung-creates-the-worlds-first-85in-bendy-tv" target="_blank">Read more over at What Hi-Fi?</a></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/ces-2014/ces-2014-all-biggest-stories-so-far/feature" target="_blank">CES 2014 - the biggest news so far, live from Las Vegas</a></strong></p> <p><strong><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/ces-2014/2014-ces-hot-stuff-awards-winners-meet-10-best-launches-show/feature" target="_blank">2014 CES Hot Stuff Awards - the 10 best launches from the show</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 brightcove-player-wrapper"> <script language="JavaScript" type="text/javascript" src="http://admin.brightcove.com/js/BrightcoveExperiences.js"></script> <script src="http://admin.brightcove.com/js/APIModules_all.js"></script> <div class="brightcove-player"> <object id="myExperience-708657939001" class="BrightcoveExperience"> <param name="bgcolor" value="#000000" /> <param name="playerID" value="" /> <param name="playerKey" value="AQ~~,AAAAEgPmGlk~,Fzd-TvXcznw-P3piHaryQBMeIzWITldz" /> <param name="isVid" value="true" /> <param name="isUI" value="true" /> <param name="dynamicStreaming" value="true" /> <param name="@videoPlayer" value="708657939001" /> <param name="autoStart" value="" /> <param name="htmlFallback" value="true" /> <param name="includeAPI" value="true" /> <param name="templateLoadHandler" value="brightcoveTemplateLoaded" /> <param name="width" value="640px" /> <param name="height" value="360px" /> </object> <!-- This script tag will cause the Brightcove Players defined above it to be created as soon as the line is read by the browser. If you wish to have the player instantiated only after the rest of the HTML is processed and the page load is complete, remove the line. --> <script type="text/javascript">brightcove.createExperiences();</script> </div> </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/my/ces-2014/best-ces-tvs-youll-want-buy-2014/feature#comments 4K CES 2014 TVs Fri, 10 Jan 2014 21:55:35 +0000 Elissa Loi 1431157 at http://www.stuff.tv