Category: 4K UHD

Allwinner Nobel64 Board, Octa-core H8 for OTT Boxes, Octa-core A83 for HD Tablets

Posted by – October 14, 2014

Allwinner presents the 1st 64-bit Board: Nobel64 Board:
The Nobel64 Board is a dev board based on Allwinner’s first 64-bit quad-core processor, which is also the first 64-bit dev board based on application processors from Chinese design houses. Allwinner claims it has industry-leading system performance and ultra-high system integration, they present their Nobel64 Board as suitable for development projects such as tablets, OTT boxes, notebooks, digital signage and AIOs and more.

Octa-Core A83 for HD Tablets:
Based on TSMC’s 28nm HPC process, Allwinner A83T is designed to be a high performance and an extremely power-efficient Octa-core processor. For that reason, A83T packs eight highly energy-efficient ARM Cortex-A7 cores that can run simultaneously at around 2.0GHz, and Allwinner says that it implements the advanced big.LITTLE architecture to maximize the battery life. Imaginations Technology’s PowerVR GPU is also combined in A83T to deliver balanced graphic processing performance and power consumption. Another noteworthy feature of A83T is its implementation of Allwinner’s next-gen SmartColor technology, Allwinner’s latest achievements in display technology, for delivering higher image quality with higher resolutions. The first Octa-core tablet sporting Allwinner A83T is to hit in Q4 2014.

Octa-core H8 for Set-top-Boxes:
Allwinner also shows their new Octa-core H8 SoC for high-end gaming and video OTT box markets at the HongKong Electronics Fair. Based on TSMC’s 28nm HPC process, this new SoC delivers high system performance with low heat, enabling ODM/OEM manufacturers to produce Octa-core OTT boxes at competitive BOM costs.

According to Allwinner, the H8 octa-core delivers:
· High-speed high performance computing system
· Premium multimedia features
· Video output system
· High system integration

Allwinner Nobel64 Board

$30 Realtek RTD1195 4K Set-top-box by Bluetimes, $50 RK3288 HDMI Stick (Mini Box) samples available

Posted by – October 12, 2014

Shenzhen Bluetimes Technology Co Ltd presents their latest Set-top-boxes (contact below for samples) such as Realtek RTD1195 ($30-$60 depending on designs for samples), Rockchip RK3288 ($50 samples in HDMI Stick), AmLogic M802 ($79 on Bluetimes B2C websites (2)) and Allwinner A80 Set-top-boxes (samples to be available for $80 next month).

You can contact Bluetimes here to enquire about distribution and to buy samples of these (please only contact them if you are a serious potential distributor):
Selina Song, Sales Manager
Mobile: +86 15889676443
Phone: +86 755 27319033 ext: 8012
sales2@ebluetimes.com
skype: ebluetimes-sales2
http://ebluetimes.com

DVB Chairman Phil Laven bringing 4K DVB-UHDTV through DVB-S2X

Posted by – October 8, 2014

Developing DVB-S Satellite, DVB-C Cable and DVB-T Terrestrial open, interoperable, and market driven Broadcasting standards for the world to use, The DVB Project is an Alliance of about 200 companies, originally of European origin but now worldwide. Its objective is to agree on specifications for digital media delivery systems, including broadcasting. It is an open, private sector initiative with an annual membership fee, governed by a Memorandum of Understanding.

Panasonic X1000 4K 60fps 150Mbitps Camcorder at $3499

Posted by – October 8, 2014

Panasonic launches their 4K X1000 Camcorder that films in 24p, 50p or 60p at a High 150Mbps Bit Rate using its 4K 8megapixel 1/2.3-inch BSI sensor, 2-Channel XLR Audio Input, High-Speed autofocus, gyro sensors for optical image stabilization, 20x Optical Zoom and other advanced semi-professional prosumer features in this $3499 Camcorder available here on Amazon: http://amzn.to/1vQNu41

8K 120Hz demo by NHK Japan

Posted by – September 19, 2014

Japanese NHK public broadcast R&D group shows their 120Hz 8K display and camera (at 144Gbit/s through optical) by Hitachi (red/blue/green prism sensors) and Astro (single image sensor) that I filmed here. Japan wants to just leapfrog 4K and go directly to 8K testing 8K broadcasts starting in 2016, with full massive deployments targetted for 2020 where everyone in Japan will maybe be able to receive 8K TV.

TCL shows 55″ 4K for $1600, Kids TVs, set-up-boxes and more

Posted by – September 12, 2014

TCL Corporation is one of the biggest TV companies in the world. They are showing their latest products at the Shenzhen Electronics Fair including 4K TVs, smartphones, set-up-boxes and more. They are showing their Alcatel Onetouch branded phones series TCL Idol, TCL Pop and TCL Hero. A 55inch 4K TV from TCL is sold for about 10,000RMB(~$1,600) One of the phones of Hero series has an octa-core CPU and costs 1,016RMB(~$165). They are showing a set-up-box with RK3066 CPU with a Metro-style interface and 28inch Smart TVs for kids. These kids TVs have a kids design and a protective film over the display in order to protect their eyes. Some washing machines with a different design than others and Smart TVs with Mstar hexa-core CPU are some other products from TCL.

$69 Game Box X8 with Joystick from MeLE

Posted by – July 4, 2014

Latest android game box X8 with unique remote control and joystick from MeLE, it comes with 2G DDR3 RAM and 8GB ROM. It is powered by Allwinner A31 chipset and PowerVR SGX 544MP2. It comes with latest new shinning red casing and WiFi allowing you to enjoy games on TV at home. MeLE has already tuned and made 100 games compatible and workable on MeLE X8, they will keep working on that and will invite developers to support and benefit from it. For only 69 USD retail price, shipping since the end of June.

You can contact MeLE directly here:

OEM & ODM Brand for Android Tv Box, Air Mouse, HDMI Dongle:
Contact: Tina Zhang Email: sales14@mele.cn Skype: tina.zhang703
Contact: Coco Jiang Email: sales8@mele.cn Skype: melecoco

Distributor & Reseller for MeLE Brand of Android Tv Box, Air Mouse, HDMI Dongle:
Contact: Gennie Peng Email: sales10@mele.cn Skype: apvell091
Contact: Isaac Long Email: sales5@mele.cn Skype: isaac_520320

Official Company Website: http://www.mele.cn
Official eBay Store: http://stores.ebay.com/meleofficialstore
Official Aliexpress Store: http://www.aliexpress.com/store/715968

All inquiries will be reviewed and responded promptly (in 24 hours)
If you have any urgent questions you can call +86 18675512024

Realtek RTD1195 ARM Cortex-A7 with Mali-400 in Mele Set-top-box!

Posted by – May 11, 2014

Realtek launches their first ARM Processor, the Realtek RTD1195 ARM Cortex-A7 with Mali-400, working with Mele to prepare the Realtek ARM Set-top-box, Realtek with Mele plans to be very aggressive with this solution on the Android Set-top-box market, with HDMI input/output/throughput (full Google TV/Android TV possible), 4K playback, full codecs, advanced NAS/Networking support, SATA, USB3 support and much more. They may price it very competitively.

You can contact Mele directly here:

OEM & ODM Brand for Android Tv Box, Air Mouse, HDMI Dongle:
Contact: Tina Zhang Email: sales14@mele.cn Skype: tina.zhang703
Contact: Coco Jiang Email: sales8@mele.cn Skype: melecoco

Distributor & Reseller for MeLE Brand of Android Tv Box, Air Mouse, HDMI Dongle:
Contact: Gennie Peng Email: sales10@mele.cn Skype: apvell091
Contact: Isaac Long Email: sales5@mele.cn Skype: isaac_520320

Official Company Website: http://www.mele.cn
Official eBay Store: http://stores.ebay.com/meleofficialstore
Official Aliexpress Store: http://www.aliexpress.com/store/715968

All inquiries will be reviewed and responded promptly (in 24 hours)
If you have any urgent questions you can call +86 18675512024

DivX 10 offers free HEVC 4K encoding and decoding

Posted by – March 21, 2014

Rovi’s DivX presents a free encoding and decoding solution using High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC/H.265), the successor to H.264, the video compression standard that promises to deliver visual quality equivalent to H.264/AVC with up to 50% bitrate savings.

4K video on Sony Xperia Z2

Posted by – March 10, 2014

4K video recording and playback on a phone is amazing. Here Sony shows and talks about their Qualcomm S801 powered 4K video support on their new flagship Sony Xperia Z2 phone. They also show awesome 4K video playback using MHL 3.0 to a huge Sony 4K TV. Sony also ships a new stereo microphone accessory for higher quality microphone support.