Category: Screens

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.

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.

$60 MT8312 7″, $240 Exynos5410 9.7″ Retina by Kente

Posted by – February 1, 2014

Kente shows their latest tablets, PC monitors and more.

Filmed at the HKTDC Hong Kong Electronics Fair (Autumn Edition) 2013

MHL shipped in over 400 million devices, MHL 3.0 does 4K

Posted by – January 26, 2014

MHL launches MHL 3.0 with 6gbit/s bandwidth to support 4K 2160p30 video output from a phone, simultaneous up to 40mbitps data channel for USB 2.0 host (for example USB hard drives), new RCP commands, HID support for touchscreens, keyboard and mice, now charging with up to 10W of power, HDCP 2.2, 7.1 surround sound with Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD, connector agnostic (uses as few as five pins), support for simultaneous up to 4 displays on one MHL 3 output while being backward compatible with MHL 1 and MHL 2. Thus far, more than 200 companies have shipped over 300 MHL compatible devices in phones, tablets, TVs, accessories and more, shipped in more than 400 million devices on the market thus far since MHL 1 launched in 2010.

Cambrios CEO: ClearOhm Silver Nanowires replaces ITO in the touch screen industry

Posted by – January 23, 2014

At CES 2014, I interviewed John LeMoncheck, President and CEO of Cambrios, in their suite. Cambrios' silver nanowire material brand named ClearOhm® is doing extremely well in the market, they are replacing ITO in touch screens. Since the last time I spoke to Cambrios at Ceatec, they have announced more design wins for mobile phones, tablets, AIO and monitors. Cambrios recently announced partnership with 3M and prior to that they had announced a joint venture with TPK (world's largest touch screen maker) and Nissha. At the suite, they also demonstrated products from Lenovo, 3M, UniDisplay, LG, Karbonn, eTurbotouch, NEC, Nissha and others. They also showed silver nanowire coated film rolls from Hitachi and Okura. Clearly they are winning business in touch, they just announced that they have tripled their manufacturing capacity, their customers like 3M, TPK have a lot of capacity as well. John also mentioned that they are enabling wearable devices, flexible OLED, solar cells and 3D TV.

Marvell Armada 1500 powers Android TV and Chromecast

Posted by – January 21, 2014

Marvell Video R&D Software Architecture Team Leader Gaurav Arora talks about how Marvell and Google deliver the ARM Powered Google TV, now renamed Android TV on the dual-core Marvell Armada 1500-Plus, how the extremely popular and successful Chromecast runs on the single-core Marvell Armada 1500-Mini. Marvell also shows their new quad-core Marvell Armada 1500 Pro HD to be released in devices Q2 2014 running Android TV. Google is bringing the TV into the mainline ARM Powered Android releases, that is why they now brand it Android TV. The app package included on Android TV is called the Android TV GMS Package, includes apps like YouTube, Amazon, Hulu, Netflix and everything else optimized for the TV. The apps are designed for a 10-foot experience remote control user interface.

RCA shows 4K TV

Posted by – January 15, 2014

RCA to release competitively priced 4K TVs to the US market.

faytech Touch Device, Management Interview

Posted by – December 21, 2013

This video is an informative and interesting interview with Fan Yang and Arne Weber, the owners of faytech ltd, discussing the history and evolution of their years in the touchscreen industry and their passion to build the best products possible. Beginning over 8 years ago with starting to sell touchscreen monitors in Germany, they set up a importing business based in Germany which has grown to be one of Europe's largest distributors of touchscreen devices. In 2008, Arne and Fan began to travel to China to find better suppliers, and ended up moving to Shenzhen and starting their own manufacturing company. Four short years later, faytech has over 70 employees, 15K sq. ft. of space, producing over 2000 touch screen monitors and touchscreen PCs a month, and achieving ISO certification in 2013.

OmniTek Xilinx HD to 4k Up-scaling Technology

Posted by – December 20, 2013

Omnitek is a UK based manufacturer of video testing and measurement systems as well as IP core development with Xilinx. The Xilinx development boards can take full HD video and upscale to 4k. OmniTek has been producing professional video equipment for a long time. Xilinx up-scaling technology will eventually make into consumer hardware. Xilinx technology can also be useful for medical or industrial applications as well general broadcasting. ARM powered devices are largely replacing pcs for embedded applications.

7K 3D panoramic video, immersive audio at the TiME Lab at the Fraunhofer HHI in Berlin Germany

Posted by – December 11, 2013

The TiME Lab offers a unique and unrivalled blend of 3D panoramic projection in 7k resolution combined with a wave field synthesis (WFS) sound system consisting of a circle of 140 loudspeakers fixed around the auditorium. This system allows the audience to plunge deeply into the animations and sound worlds surrounding them as the 180 degree panoramic projection in 3D takes in the whole field of human vision while the sound mix for the WFS system offers an unparalleled feeling of immersion.

TiME Lab is designed as an open platform. To this end, Fraunhofer HHI has invited high-level partners in the arts, culture, media, showroom architecture, and other creative industries to contribute and explore new, innovative content and applications for the TiME Lab system. These include the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, which has been a TiME Lab partner since 2009.