Samsung Launches Vertical (and Horizontal) TVs in New The Sero

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The Sero (yes, there is a “The” in front of it) is a TV aimed at Generation Z (and the Millennials) — so says Samsung, which announced it this week. The Sero is the first consumer TV that can be used in both horizontal and vertical (portrait and landscape) orientations — it’s 43” diagonal. Aiming […]

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Hisense Expands 4K Laser TV Lineup with L8E and L10E Series at CEDIA

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Hisense today announced the launch of two new series of its 4K Ultra HD Smart Laser TV line from 88-inches to 120-inches. The L10E is 100-inches (100L10E) and 120-inches (120L10E) and the L8E is an all-in-one 88-inch laser TV (88L8E) — all of them use blue and red laser diodes. Salamander Designs will be launching […]

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Portrait Displays Delivers Auto Calibration for 2018 LG OLED and SUPER UHD TVs

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Software developer Portrait Displays has partnered with LG Electronics to provide autocalibration capability for LG’s 2018 OLED and SUPER UHD televisions. Because all 2018 LG OLED and SUPER UHD TVs allow Portrait’s CalMAN direct access to internal look-up tables (1D and 3D LUTs), the color accuracy can be so precise that the TVs can now match the video […]

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Séura Intros Next Generation of Storm and Storm Ultra Bright Outdoor Displays

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Séura is introducing its next generation of Storm and Storm Ultra Bright Outdoor Displays. The full product line features 4K UHD displays and panels up to 55 percent brighter than previous designs, providing up to 1000 nits depending on the intended application. All Séura Outdoor Displays have Séura’s exclusive Adaptive Picture Technology, a patent-pending technology […]

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VIZIO SmartCast TV Brings Back Apps

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After eliminating apps from their TV’s years ago, VIZIO announced today the rollout of VIZIO SmartCast TV to select models. SmartCast TV is basically their branding for their line of SmartTV’s that have a custom home screen and apps such as Amazon VIdeo, Crackle, Hulu, iHeartRadio, Netflix, Pluto TV, Vudu and XUMO. VIZIO SmartCast P-Series and M-Series Ultra HD Displays are the […]

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Family Movie Night

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I know it’s a pretty odd thing for someone in our industry to say, but I don’t watch that much TV. On any given weeknight, you’re more likely to find me listening to an audiobook or podcast and making something in my craft room than you are to find me scrolling through our TiVo. TV […]

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Sony Electronics Announces Pricing and Availability For BRAVIA OLED 4K HDR TV Line 

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Sony Electronics announced pre-sales begin today on its XBR-A1E BRAVIA OLED 4K HDR TV line up from authorized Sony dealers. The BRAVIA OLED 4K HDR TV (3840×2160 resolution) will be available in stores beginning in April 2017 and will be on display starting today at Sony Square NYC, a showplace for the latest in Sony entertainment and technology located in New York. The XBR-A1E is an […]

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Séura Now Automatically Adjusts Picture Modes as Outdoor Lighting Conditions Change

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Today Séura announced a new outdoor TV feature for tits Storm Ultra Bright outdoor televisions called Séura Adaptive Picture Technology. The patent-pending technology has 110 picture mode variations that adapt as outdoor lighting conditions change throughout the day and night. Adaptive Picture Technology is the first ever solution that automatically adjusts both backlight brightness and […]

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HDR and WCG for ProAV?

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Anyone in the ProAV markets needs to also track what is going on in the consumer electronics world – especially what happens at CES each year. There were many important developments in virtual and augmented reality, wearables, PCs, projection, connectivity and more. I spent my time focused on another hop topic related mostly to TVs […]

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LG Ships Super-Slim 55″ Monitor for Video Walls

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LG Electronics is shipping its slim (claiming it’s the slimmest in the world) LCD monitor with a bezel to bezel design at less than 2 millimeters (about 1/6th of an inch). Dubbed the VH7B series, it’s designed to be used in video wall applications and includes software that allows flexible configurations (up to a 15×15 matrix […]

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Séura Debuts Storm 84-inch Outdoor TV

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Séura has added an 84-inch TV to its Storm line of sleek outdoor televisions. With 4K UHD native resolution, the new 84-inch Séura Storm is designed for use in non-direct sunlight, and claims a 450-nit panel brightness with an anti-glare coating. All Séura outdoor TVs are built to thrive outside year-round, regardless of climate or […]

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Is TV Dying?

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It’s no secret that there’s a generation of kids that aren’t watching TV on the giant enchanted box that fills the living room of most homes around the world. In fact, most of the Millenials and all of Generation X (nearly everyone below the age of 30, basically) have an obsession with watching TV programs […]

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Séura Intros New GEO Collection of Lighted Mirrors for HDTVs

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Known for its HDTVs embedded behind mirrors, Séura’s introduction of the Séura Design Series, a family of etched designs called the Geo Collection, is way more than the typical mirror with a TV inside. In the Geo Design Collection, the first in the Design Series, Séura uses geometric shapes and patterns that accentuate the elegance […]

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Vu Technologies Debuts with 40”, 55” and 65” LCDs with Built-in PCs

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Although you may never have heard of them, a company called Vu Technology is aiming at the home entertainment and digital signage markets with three LED-lit LCD monitors with built-in PCs — a 40”, a 55” and a 65”. Obviously all three can be connected to a network wirelessly or wired, and the 1920×1080 resolution […]

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Are Curved Displays Really Necessary?

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By Aldo Cugnini Display Central Earlier this year, we saw the introduction of curved displays from a growing set of manufacturers — Sony, Panasonic, LG, Samsung, Haier, Konka, to name a few — and are motivated to explore how useful (or desirable) such displays can be. The answer is somewhat complicated, involving as it usually […]

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Peerless-AV Intros New 47″ Outdoor TV

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Peerless-AV launched a 47″ outdoor TV at CES last week dubbed the CL-47PLC68-OB. Offering native 1080p resolution, the outdoor TV can operate in severe temperatures ranging from -24 degrees Fahrenheit to 124 degrees Fahrenheit and features an IP65 rating, making it water and dust resistant. Peerless-AV says the 47″ Outdoor TV is maintenance-free with no […]

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Samsung, LG to Both Introduce Curved 105″ UHD TVs at CES

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At CES next month, both Samsung and LG will introduce 105″, curved displays featuring UHD resolution. The displays will offer a 21:9 CinemaScope resolution that’s 5120X2160 pixels — that’s 11 million pixels. Samsung’s new display offers what the company calls a “new proprietary picture quality algorithm” for delivering optimized color and depth. It also has […]

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