Is it ‘Native’ 4K/UHD?

July 25, 2022

About eight years back, I got really geeky and introduced AV Phenom’s Definitive Guide to 4K. It was a simple chart. Since then, I’ve had to come to terms with the fact that images that were 3840 pixels wide are going to be called 4K (although secretly I still think 2160p is a better descriptor […]

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4K UHD Drives Worldwide TV Sales Up 5 Percent in 2018

May 2, 2018

Consumer demand for TV sets is poised to return to growth in 2018, according to the latest Worldwide TV Market Report from Futuresource Consulting. The recovery of several markets linked with a transition to 4K UHD models will drive trade value up by 5 percent to $85 billion. “We believe 4K UHD TV sets will ship over 100 million […]

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Key Digital Introduces Affordable Distribution Amplifiers With Support for UHD 4K60 4:4:4 Signals

July 27, 2017

Key Digital introduced today the KD-DA1x2, KD-DA1x4 and KD-DA1x8, three cost-effective distribution amplifiers that offer resolution support up to UHD 4K60 4:4:4. The KD-DA1x2, KD-DA1x4 and KD-DA1x8 provide one HDMI input to two, four or eight HDMI outputs, respectively. Key Digital says these distribution amplifiers were designed for a superior distribution system without signal degradation, […]

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Christie’s New AV-over-IP Line Aims for AMX, Crestron & Everyone Else

June 9, 2017

Today, Christie announced Christie Terra, a line-up of new products that use the Software Defined Video over Ethernet (SDVoE) Alliance standard for AV-over-IP system. Comprising of a line-up of transmitters, receivers and control hardware and software, Christie Terra solutions are designed for small, mediums-sized and ever large systems and capable of sending up to 4K […]

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LG Launches More Commercial-Grade 4K Resolution Desktop Monitors at InfoComm

June 9, 2017

LG Electronics USA Business Solutions has added new 4K UHD and In-Plane Switching (IPS) commercial monitors to its portfolio of cutting-edge desktop monitors.LG’s new family of 4K UHD monitors – 43-, 32- and 27-inch class units (models 43MU79, 32MU99 and 27MU58P, respectively) – all are native 3840×2160 resolution. The new 43MU79 monitor is one of the largest desktop monitors […]

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Arista Corporation Announces 4K MVD-105 UHD Output MultiViewer

June 6, 2017

Arista announced the MVD-105 UHD Output MultiViewer, a 4K UHD (3840×2160) resolution MultiViewer Switcher / Scaler. The Arista MVD-105 is designed for control rooms, medical facilities, command centers and other facilities seeking to display four HDMI video sources on a single 4K Ultra High Definition display monitor, with each display window having up to 1920×1080 resolution. The MVD-105 provides […]

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The Skinny on Stretch Displays

May 16, 2017

It is InfoComm season and the new products and their associated press releases are flooding the AV airwaves. With the plethora of information circulating, it is hard just to keep track of what’s new, let alone wrap your head around what it may take to actually integrate it into your next project. One category of […]

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Canare Intros 12G Produce Line

April 24, 2017

Canare launched its new 12G coax solution for economical transport of 4K UHD television signals. 4K UHD is fast becoming the dominant industry standard for sports, live events and commercial production work, placing increasing demands on teleproduction companies and truck operators to provide a 4K product. Canare is ready to assist with an all-new line of coaxial cable and connectors that […]

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Vivitek Intros NovoTouch Collaboration Board

March 29, 2017

Vivitek introduced at DSE 2017 this week a new 4K collaboration board designed for conference rooms, meeting areas and corporate lobbies. The NovoTouch is a native UHD 4K (3840×2160) LED display with up to 20 points of touch. Utllizing the collaborative NovoConnect solution, the NovoTouch can connect up to 64 users at the same time […]

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Gefen Expands 600 MHz Series With New HDMI 2.0a Compliant Matrix Products

February 7, 2017

Gefen from Core Brands today debuted two new matrix products, the EXT-UHD600A-44 and EXT-UHD600A-88, that support the latest HDMI 2.0a (4K 4:2:20 @ 60Hz) and HDCP 2.2 standards. The introduction was made at ISE 2017 in Amsterdam. Both matrix products are compliant with the bandwidth of the HDMI 2.0a specification and support all 4K timings […]

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Barco Silex Demos Viper OEM Solution for Real-Time 4K Video Networking at ISE 2017

February 1, 2017

Barco Silex will demonstrate its latest Viper solution to transport HDMI signals over IP network at ISE 2017 in Amsterdam. The Viper solution consists of encoder and decoder boards that are interconnected by standard Ethernet equipment in order to build a distributed audiovideo network. The Viper OEM solution targets integrators and equipment manufacturers willing to […]

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Sony Launches VPL-VZ1000ES Ultra-Short Throw 4K HDR Home Theater Projector

January 9, 2017

Sony Electronics announced today the VPL-VZ1000ES ultra-short throw 4K HDR home theater projector. Sony’s latest is High Dynamic Range (HDR) compatible, native 4K resolution (4096×2160) laser-phosphor-based light source projector that can be positioned as little as 6 inches away from the wall and project a 100 inch image (measured diagonally in 16:9.). The VPL-VZ1000ES is […]

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Optoma Unveils Two 4K Projectors (One for Less Than $3,000) and a New Pico Projector Too

January 6, 2017

Optoma is launching a few products this week — one is a native 4K projector. Dubbed the Optoma 4K UST (Ultra Short Throw), it’s a native 3,840×2,160 laser projector with HDR10 wide color gamut, an ultra short throw of just 0.18 for up to a 140-inch image size from just inches away and it’s priced […]

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Leading AV-over-IP Chip Company, AptoVision, Expands R&D Facility In Canada

December 16, 2016

AptoVision today announced strategic new hires in R&D, product management and customer support as well as relocation to a new facility that quadruples lab and office space. More than 25 global manufacturers are now incorporating AptoVision’s award-winning BlueRiver NT+ AV-over-IP chipsets in over 35 pro AV signal distribution products. The company’s expansion in staff, space, […]

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LG Intros 77″ OLED at CEDIA

September 19, 2016

LG Electronics USA today introduced its newest flagship model in the form of a 77″ OLED TV. Unveiled at CEDIA 2016, the new 77-inch 4K Ultra HD Smart TV (OLED77G6P) carries a suggested price of $19,999. The 77-inch LG SIGNATURE OLED TV will be supported by the new LG SIGNATURE CONCIERGE service, an exclusive one-on-one […]

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Atlona Intros 4K AV Extender with HDR

September 7, 2016

Atlona is introducing the Centum Series AT-CENT-301-CEA, a 4K AV extender with HDR (high dynamic range)that delivers 4K/UHD video @ 60 Hz (or 60FPS) with 4:4:4 chroma sampling and HDMI data rates up to 18 Gbps up to 330 feet. The AT-CENT-301-CEA is HDCP 2.2 compliant and provides HDMI transmission up to 330 feet (100 […]

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Magewell Adds 4K Video Capture Card to Lineup

August 30, 2016

Nanjing Magewell Electronics announced today the addition of two new models to the company’s 4K video capture cards. The new Pro Capture HDMI 4K and Pro Capture HDMI 4K Plus complement the previously-announced Pro Capture AIO 4K Plus card, with all three models now available to customers and OEM partners. Magewell’s real-time, 4K video capture […]

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Beware: 4K Capable and 4K Native Resolution Aren’t the Same Thing

July 28, 2016

Among the plethora of deceptive (intentional or not) 4K specs being thrown into the market, there is one that should be obvious to all of you out there in AV-land, but may not be — so here you go. There are all sorts of 4K resolution displays appearing in the marketplace, finally! After a year […]

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eyevis Adds 50″ to Line

July 25, 2016

German digital display company eyevis announced it has added a 50-inch to its ProAV line of 4K/UHD LCDs today. Dubbed the EYE-LCD-5000-QHD, the 4K resolution (native 3840×2160) line-up now comprises six displays from 50 inch up to 98 inch. Designed for 24/7/365 operation, the displays are aimed at digital signage as well as meeting rooms. […]

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New Sony 4K Ultra HD TV Ship

June 28, 2016

Sony released the pricing and availability today of three new 4K Ultra HD television series: the XBR-X800D, the XBR-X750D and the XBR-X700D. The XBR-X800D series also features High Dynamic Range (HDR) compatibility to receive and process the new video standard. The XBR-X750D and XBR-X700D TVs will be upgradable to HDR compatibility via a firmware update […]

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NEC Adds Touch Table Display to 55″ and 65″ 4K InGlass Touch Displays

June 23, 2016

NEC Display Solutions Europe has announced a series of 55- and 65-inch Ultra High Definition (UHD) displays that feature advanced filtering techniques, ensuring a consistent and responsive multi-touch experience. The new MultiSync X551UHD and X651UHD-2 InGlass touch displays are designed to be used as touch tables, making them ideal for industries where applications are used […]

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AVPhenom to Demonstrate WORLD’S FIRST “Beyond 8K” Viewer LIVE!

June 5, 2016

I am proud to announce that given my writing on the subject of resolutions that span from UHD, 4K and beyond, I have been chosen to demonstrate an exclusive new technology on the InfoComm16 floor. We all know that the real advantages of UHD, 4K, and 8K will come to fruition as we continue to add […]

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tvONE Introduces New 4K and Streaming Media Modules to CORIOmaster Systems at InfoComm 2016

June 4, 2016

tvONE is launching CORIOmaster and CORIOmaster mini 4K input and output modules and new 4K streaming media input module at InfoComm in Las Vegas (booth C6818). The CORIOmaster and CORIOmaster mini video wall processors offer anything in, anything out capability fully covering 4K. With new 4K input (CM-HDMI-4K-2IN) and output (CM-HDMI-4K-SC-1OUT) modules and 4K streaming […]

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Atlona Ships 4K/UHD Switcher

April 7, 2016

Atlona’s new 4K/UHD AV switcher, the AT-UHD-CLSO-612ED, is a six-input switcher featuring built-in 4K scaling (up to 30Hz 4:4:4), mirrored HDBaseT and HDMI outputs and AV signal extension up to 100 meters. Featuring display control and automatic input selection, the new switcher can act as a central component for a fully automated boardroom or classroom […]

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Kramer Launches VS-62HA, 6×2 4K Matrix Switcher

March 31, 2016

The Kramer VS-62HA is a 4K@60 UHD (4:2:0) matrix switcher for HDMI (3D, Deep Color, x.v.Color, Lip Sync, ARC, HEAC pass-through, Dolby TrueHD, Dolby Digital Plus, DTS-HD and 7.1 multi-channel audio) and analog audio signals that includes auto-switching and control. The VS-62HA reclocks and equalizes the signals and can route any input to either or […]

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Turn One 4K Camera Into Four HD Cameras

March 31, 2016

In the ‘creative use of 4K department,’ Datavideo’s new KMU-100 is a unique 4K multi-camera production solution that delivers multiple virtual full HD (up to 1080p) scaled camera angles with minimal installation cost and simple operation. The basic concept is straightforward: The output of a single 4K/UHD camera is connected to KMU-100, which then displays […]

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LG Intros 86″ “Stretch” 7-foot Wide by 1-foot Tall, 4K Resolution Monitor

March 21, 2016

LG introduced an 86-inch “Ultra Stretch” digital signage monitor at DSE aimed at transportation, retail stores, banks and museums. Using an aspect ratio of 58:9, the Ultra Stretch Signage monitor measures seven feet long and one foot wide. Dubbed the LG 86BH5C, it’s a 4K Ultra HD resolution and uses LG’s Picture-by-Picture technology, which allows […]

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GDS Shows Two Outdoor LCDs at DSE, One With a Built-in Camera for Drive-Thrus

March 14, 2016

GDS, Inc. (Global Display Solutions), will be at DSE to debut a 75″ semi-outdoor “digital poster” designed for advertising applications in railways and shopping malls. The 4K UHD resolution LED is housed in what they are calling a rugged enclosure for applications in dusty and high temperature environments. The screen is less than 10cm thick […]

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DVIGear Launches 4K MultiViewer Switcher and Scaler

March 8, 2016

DVIGear is expanding its line of switching and scaling products with the new DVI-3580a 4K MultiViewer Switcher / Scaler. The DVI-3580a accepts up to seven video inputs: four HDMI (or DVI), two DisplayPort and one RGB/YPbPr analog (VGA). The unit supports a broad range of input signal formats and resolutions up to 4K/60p (4:4:4 on […]

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ATEN Adds 4K to CS782DP DisplayPort KVM Switch

March 8, 2016

ATEN International today released a new addition to its KVM product line — the CS782DP 2-Port USB DisplayPort KVM Switch. The CS782DP supports resolutions up to 3840×2160 at 60Hz (4:2:0). The device allows users to access two 4K-enabled USB computers from a single USB keyboard, USB mouse and DisplayPort monitor. The CS782DP provides effortless switching […]

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Extron Ships XTP II CrossPoint Matrix Switchers with 50 Gbps Backplane and XTP 3G-SDI Input Board

February 15, 2016

Extron is shipping its new XTP II CrossPoint 3200 and XTP II CrossPoint 1600 matrix switchers along with the XTP CP 4i 3G‑SDI input board. XTP II CrossPoint matrix switchers have the industry’s first 50 Gbps switching backplanes. The modular design can be configured in sizes up to 16×16 or 32×32 with signal routing capabilities […]

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NEC Display Solutions Presents Your World in a Showroom at ISE 2016

February 8, 2016

NEC Display Solutions Europe kicks off ISE 2016 with a showcase of the world of visual solutions and its benefits demonstrated in real-life and professional display applications. Within the themes of share, present, analyse, review and control, NEC will highlight how display technology can transform and enable a greater visual experience in environments including corporate, […]

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