Category: Screens

Sony 4K Engine interview

Posted by – October 8, 2013

Sony engineer explains how Sony is making 4K. Here showing the Sony 65″ 4K Bravia X-Reality Pro display with 60p HDMI 2.0 support. Talking about Sony upscaling, color and detail engine. Now I’m looking forward to the 55″ being sub-$1500 and the 65″ being sub-$2000, so more people can afford this amazing 4K world.

Mitsubishi Laservue 4K Laser TV

Posted by – 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 – 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.

Cambrios ClearOhm keynote at CEATEC 2013 (with Japanese translation)

Posted by – October 4, 2013

Cambrios chief marketing officer Sriram Peruvemba speaks at the CEATEC 2013 about the Cambrios ClearOhm silver-nanowires technology. This is the full version that includes the Japanese translations, I may post a version half the length with all the Japanese translations edited out in the next couple of days.

Sharp IGZO ramping up mass production

Posted by – 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).

Rifda Transparent LCD

Posted by – September 24, 2013

Rifda is a Shenzhen based producer of transparent LCDS. The transparent LCDS make it into products such as 3D glasses as well as point of sale products for banks.

My 11-year old cousin Henry at the Panasonic IFA 2013 Booth Tour

Posted by – September 22, 2013

Henry shows around the Panasonic booth at the IFA 2013 consumer electronics show in Berlin Germany. You can see Henry’s other IFA 2013 Booth tours here:
Henry’s Samsung IFA 2013 Booth Tour
Henry’s Toshiba IFA 2013 Booth Tour
Henry’s LG IFA 2013 Booth Tour

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 – September 14, 2013

Sony presents their first consumer 4K camcorder. The price is $4500€. Records 3840×2160 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 – 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 (3840×2160) 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 – 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!