Category: 4K UHD

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.

MHL 3.0 does 4K playback, 600mbitps USB Host data channel, HDCP 2.2

Posted by – March 5, 2014

MHL demonstrates the amazing Sony Xperia Z2 with 4K output through MHL 3.0 with HDCP 2.2 content protection (required by Hollywood for 4K playback), then they show a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 reference board with Silicon Image Sil8620 doing MHL 3.0 outputting to a MHL 3.0 Docking Board with the SIlicon Image SiI9394 MHL 3.0-to-HDMI 2.0 bridge IC. What’s also really awesome is they can stream fast data through the USB Host ports on the MHL 3.0 Dock and back through the phone. This is absolutely awesome and I have been waiting for this type of 600mbitps bandwidth on USB Host to be added to MHL, thus potentially using Smartphones as desktops and laptops when docked in desktop docks and laptop docks like the Acer Extend featured in my other MHL 3.0 video about productivity: http://armdevices.net/2014/02/28/mhl-for-productivity-acer-extend-mediatek-mt6592-mhl-optimizations-and-dellroku-mhl-hdmi-sticks/

Konka $900 42″ 4K, $1000 50″ 4K, $1100 55″ 4K, $1600 65″ 4K, $4000 84″ 4K

Posted by – February 22, 2014

Here are the cheapest yet 4K displays for sale all over China, now being exported worldwide either under the Konka brand or under third party brands. They sell about 30K 4K displays per month at the moment and mass production of these are ramping up. Those all support HDMI 2 60fps by default. Konka uses the LG and Samsung 4K panels, so the quality is the same in terms of the panel, the CPU and 4K engine is different generating and upscaling perhaps different 4K quality yet, they use for example MStar 4K engine with among other things 4K HEVC decode support.

Panasonic GH4, 4K video camera, coming soon

Posted by – February 22, 2014

Panasonic announces their upcoming 4K mirrorless camera, successor to the GH3 (which is being used to film all videos on http://ARMdevices.net in the past year since CES 2013), it’ll use a new ultra fast SD Card system to record 4K video at up to 200mbit per second.

LG 4K Ultra HD TV

Posted by – February 20, 2014

LG makes 4k TVS anywhere in the ballpark of 49″ to 105″. LG TV’s have upscaling technology so that HD videos can be watched in 4k. LG plans to release the 49″ 4k television during 2014 at unspecified date with no announced price. Netflix plans to offer 4k movie streaming and the LG TVS will be compatible with it.