Category: 4K UHD

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Mitsubishi Laservue 4K Laser TV

Posted by juliusaugustus – October 7, 2013

This Mitubishi 4K Laser TV uses red laser to produce the industry's best red colors in addition to using blue and gree LED in this 4K LCD. Mitsubishi's TV is one of the only laser 4k Tvs market. Some of Mitsubishi's Laser TVs are on the market but are only sold in Japan for a price of about 2,000 USD and are currently only available in 1080p.

Panasonic 4K Booth Tour at CEATEC 2013

Posted by Charbax – October 5, 2013

Panasonic shows all their latest 4K technologies, launching a 65" 4K, showing off a 55" RGB printed OLED screen, 4K 20" tablet, 4K Camcorder (coming soon), showing HDMI 2.0 on their 4K, 4K upscaling, and more about Panasonic's 4K engine.

World’s first 8K Camera by Astro Japan

Posted by juliusaugustus – October 3, 2013

Unfortunately it costs $300'000. But it sure looks awesome. 8K 60p video recording is only possible with this camera on this planet. Just about Japanese NHK may also have some 8K camera of some kind but they also use Astro's technology in that. Astro is a Tokyo based advanced video device engineering company. They make the new reference designs that all other TV and Camera companies used to benchmark and test commercial products that are being launched with 4K and 8K support. Astro was also one of the first manufacturers of 4k monitors and 4k cameras. When 8k displays become avaialable Astro will release an 8k monitor. Astro does not make components. Astro uses field-programmable gate array (FPGA) rather than mass produced processors, that is to get the fastest time to market while companies then optimize processes on processors that get used in cheaper mass market products that get sold worldwide.

Brief explanation by Astro of each product featured in the second part of this video:

VG-876 Video Signal Generator
This is our latest model.
This is to test TV, Projector or panel by displaying various test patterns. It supports 4K and 8K resolutions.
User can select interface among HDMI, DisplayPort, SDI or V-by-one HS.
Your own 4K natural pictures can also be used as test pattern.

DM-3432 4K monitor
32" monitor of 3840x2160 resolution.
Input interface is SDI, HDMI or Displayport.

Uncompressed 4K video playing system
Our product is PCI Express card in the PC to output
4K uncompressed video.
It has 4 channels of 3G-SDI.
By using SD-7070 Interface converter, this 4ch of 3G-SDI
is converted to DisplayPort. This converter can also convert to HDMI.
Not only interface conversion, it can convert frame rate
(e.g. 30p to 60p), and video format (e.g. YCbCr to RGB).

VG-873 Video Signal Generator
This is the existing model of video signal generator, to output
up to 4K format signal.
Interface is selected among analog, HDMI, DisplayPort, DVI, LVDS or V-by-One HS.

VA-1838 HDMI Protocol Analyzer
Input signal from HDMI source machines (e.g. BluRay player, Set Top Box), this machine can analyze its protocol, video timing, HDCP status,
and monitor CEC command communication status.

VA-1836 MHL Protocol Analyzer
MHL is a digital video standard for mobile interfaces.
This machine also analyze its protocol, video timing, HDCP status, VBUS
status of input signal. It also monitors CBUS command communication
status.

VA-1839 GVIF Protocol Analyzer
GVIF is a digital video standard that is mostly used in car navigation system.
This machine can analyze its protocol, video timing and HDCP status of
input signal.

VA-1835 DisplayPort Protocol Analyzer
DisplayPort is a digital video standard that is mostly used by notebook PC or PC monitor.
This machine can analyze its protocol, video timing and HDCP status
of input signal.
It also monitors AUX line to see its communications.

About the manufacturer of SEIKI 4K TV shown at the end of this video is Tong Fang.

Sharp IGZO ramping up mass production

Posted by Charbax – October 1, 2013

Sharp shows the latest range of LCD IGZO screens, showing 4K at 15.6" coming in laptops later this year, 32" IGZO 4K, and Sharp is right now selling a range of Smartphone and Tablet sized IGZO displays in Japan, why they aren't yet shipping IGZO much outside of Japan yet, I am not sure. IGZO allows to refresh the screen as slow as 1Hz, saving drastic amounts of power on the screen refresh. Sharp also shows their new MEMS screen demos, made in collaboration with Qualcomm, perhaps Texas Instruments has been showing similar MEMS solutions like this for something like 10 years though (if implemented in displays yet or not I don't know).

Sony AX1 4K Camorder, records 4K 24p/25p/30p/50p/60p on XQD memory cards in XAVC S codec at 60/100/150mbitps

Posted by juliusaugustus – September 14, 2013

Sony presents their first consumer 4K camcorder. The price is $4500€. Records 3840x2160 in 24p, 30p, 25p, 50p and 60p. Encoding using Sony's new XAVC S codec. XAVC S is a new version of XAVC, used in Sony's higher-end F5 and F55. XAVC S 4K footage is encoded in 3 possible bitrates 60mbit/s, 100mbit/s and 150 Mbit/s on Sony's new XQD memory card format. SD Card is only for 1080p recording, the USB host port might allow for 4K recording to an external hard drive, I am not sure. This new Sony camcorder arrives on the market in November. The end of this video also shows some of the latestSony 4K TVs selling for starting about 4000€ in Europe for Sony's 55" 4K TV and about 5500€ for Sony's 65" 4K TV.

Marseille VTV-1222 4K video upscaling certified by Technicolor

Posted by Charbax – September 13, 2013

Marseille shows their latest VTV-1222 family of 4K video processors providing single-chip solution to process, enhance, and upscale legacy video content to 4K (3840x2160) for display on next generation 4K UHD TVs. Marseille claims to provide one of the best 4K upscaling technologies yet, to upscale 1080p content to 4K. The Marseille processor is embedded for example in the latest Toshiba Blu-ray player to upscale 1080p Blu-ray movies to 4K screens.

Read more at: http://www.marseilleinc.com/new-products/4k-video-revolution

Thompson TCL 4K TVs 50″ and 55″ invading the European Market

Posted by juliusaugustus – September 12, 2013

Thompson presents two new 4K TVs for the European market, 50" 4K and 55" 4K. The 50" is to be sold initially for about 2,000-2500 Euros and the 55" is to be sold for about 3,000-3,500 euros. Consider those are the introductory prices and that one can maybe hope prices to quickly come down during 2014 to for example 1000 euros for 50" 4K and 1500 euros for 55" 4K. Both TVs support native 4K content (maximum of 30fps over HDMI 1.X standard) and up-scaling conventional HD content to 4K resolutions with the Marseille upscaling solution certified by Technicolor. Thomson is thus the brand to bring TCL's 4K TVs to the European market. Here's hoping that the 55" 4K TV from Thomson/TCL reach the sub-2000 Euro price point all over Europe sooner rather than later! Consider that TCL is China's number 1 TV maker. And that Thomson is one of the brands that TCL is using to sells its TVs in Europe!

Henry’s LG IFA 2013 Booth Tour

Posted by juliusaugustus – September 10, 2013

Henry goes and sees LG Latest products such as mobile products including the LG GPAD and LG G2. Henry also looks at LG TV products such as the TV covered wall and as well various kinds of 4K and 3D televisions. You can subscribe to Henry's own YouTube channel at: http://youtube.com/TechToThePeopleVideo and watch his other IFA Booth Tour videos:
Henry's Samsung IFA 2013 Booth Tour
Henry’s Toshiba IFA 2013 Booth Tour

TCL 84″ 4K Pen input Touchscreen TV

Posted by juliusaugustus – September 9, 2013

TCL demonstrats a 4K TV with pen touchscreen input support. The Large touchscreen allows for people to draw on it. The Pen uses a special sensor to interact with the screen. The TV is connected to a computer running Windows. For artists, education, business, no price yet.

Henry’s Toshiba IFA 2013 Booth Tour

Posted by Charbax – September 7, 2013

My 11-year-old cousin Henry from Denmark walks around the Toshiba booth at IFA 2013, testing out the new Toshiba Tegra4 tablets, checking out the latest Toshiba 4K Upscaling Blu-ray player, Windows 8 touch-screen devices and more.