AudioControl Launches 4K Capable Maestro M8 Surround Theater PreAmp with Balanced Audio

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AudioControl’s new Maestro M8 surround-sound pre-amp processor includes 4K Ultra HD processing. It’s integrated with an output port that allows for the use of an optional signal extender that uses HDBaseT technology for extending HDMI signals via standard Cat5 cable to remote mounted display devices. AudioControl’s new Maestro M8 surround processor is aimed at the […]

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Distance, Resolution, and the Human Eye: An Exercise in Specifying the Right Display

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I am amazed at how much traction my last post on 4k vs UHD stimulated.  I have had some great discussions on my arguments in the comments, on LinkedIn, and via email.  They included compliments as well as constructive criticism or some clarifications on some of the finer details.  I love that interaction with readers, especially […]

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PESA Intros Cheetah 16×16 4K Switcher

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PESA has announced a new switcher called the Cheetah 4K, available in multiple configurations up to 16×16. Built on PESA’s Cheetah digital video routing platform and using the company’s easyPORT converter module technology, each I/O card includes four SC-style fiber CWDM connections carrying up to 12 Gbps (4xSDI) for each port. An outboard easyPORT module […]

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Barco Takes on Dataton with 4K Show Controller

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Barco’s new E2 image processor features native 4K inputs and outputs and supporting 4K content at professional frame rates (up to 60p 4:4:4). The E2 is integrated with eight mixable PGM outputs and four scaled AUX outputs for full show control within a single box. Whether native or scaled inputs, two connectors or four, this […]

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CE labs Announces 4K 60Hz Digital Signage Players

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CE labs/Cable Electronics, Inc. is introducing at InfoComm two new 4K 60Hz digital signage players to the Series 7 digital signage player line — the AP700-4k and the AP70-4k. These players are housed in a commercial-grade chassis, offer HDMI 2.0 and are capable of playing HEVC content using the new H.265 codec at enhanced bit […]

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Shuttle Computer Adds 4K to Digital Signage Players

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Shuttle Computer has announced a new digital signage player, the DS81, which is able to play 4K content or support two 1080p displays simultaneously. Features include: Compact size with a body thickness of 43 millimeters Support for international VESA mount standards Intel Haswell 4th generation chip Heat pipe cooling module with a smart fan design […]

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Definition of UHD TV Becomes More Muddied

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Most manufacturers and consumers think a UHD TV should have 3860×2160 color pixels, which typically is understood to mean red, green and blue (RGB) subpixels make up one color pixel. That understanding is now being challenged as subpixel structures using red, green, blue and white (RGBW) and red, green, blue and yellow (RGBY) are increasingly […]

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Kramer Intros 1×4 HDMI Distribution Amplifier

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Kramer Electronics’ new VM-4HN is a 1×4 HDMI distribution amplifier that relocks and equalizes the signal and is spec’d to distribute it to four identical outputs. The VM-4HN claims a maximum data rate of 10.2 Gbps (3.4 Gbps per graphic channel) distributes signals with resolutions up to 4K (3840×2160), 24 Hz refresh with 8-bit/10-bit/12-bit color, […]

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Smart-e Ships Modular 4K Splitter

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UK-based Smart-e’s new modular HDMI and HDBaseT splitter, the 4K-1:3, is now shipping. This splitter is able to transmit high resolution 4K HDMI signals to multiple displays. It features one selectable input, three selectable outputs and one fixed HDMI output. The 4K-1:3 transmits video signals together with Ethernet, RS232 and IR over a single CAT6 […]

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Analog Way Adds 4K to LiveCore Series of AV Switchers

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Analog Way is adding 4K resolution to its LiveCore series of AV switchers and will debut at InfoComm next month the Ascender 48-4K. Analog Way will add to the LiveCore series two new connectors: HDMI 1.4b and DVI 4K. Three HDMI 4K inputs and two DVI 4K outputs will be available on the SmartMatriX Ultra, […]

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AJA Video Systems Intros Io 4K for Thunderbolt 2

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Io 4K from AJA Video Systems is capture and output hardware that offers professional video and audio connectivity with support for the latest 4K and UltraHD devices and High Frame Rate workflows. The power of Thunderbolt 2 enables Io 4K to handle a wide range of formats from SD to HD, UHD and full 4K […]

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SMART Intros SMART Board 6065 4K Interactive Flat Panel

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SMART Technologies Inc. has announced the SMART Board 6065 interactive flat panel (IFP) for education. The first in a new line of SMART Board interactive flat panels, the 6065 IFP offers improved image quality and new features. Measuring 65 inches (165 centimeters) on the diagonal, the SMART Board 6065 interactive flat panel offers ultra-HD 4K […]

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VISIX Adds 4K Media Player for Digital Signage

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VISIX has now added a new digital signage media player capable of supporting 4K content (3840×2160). The player is powered by an Intel Haswell processor and HD 5000 graphics. Measuring only 4.25×6.5×1.63″ in size, the 4K player from Visix is a compact form factor but has a built-in power supply (no wall wart). Visix says […]

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Gefen Intros 30 Hz 4K Over Cat5 and Fiber Extenders at DSE

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The new Gefen ELR (Extra Long Range) extender for HDMI over one CAT-5 with PoL (Power over Line) provides a point-to-point transmission of 4K and Ultra HD content with RS232 and bi-directional IR. PoL provides power to the receiver unit using the same single Cat5 cable, thus there is no need for an external power […]

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New TV One 4K HDMI Distribution Amplifier Series to Be Demonstrated at ISE

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At ISE, TV One will demo its new series of HDMI 4K UHD Distribution Amplifiers, which consists of three professional units that distribute up to eight HDMI signals. The 1T-DA-670 series includes the 1T-DA-672, which provides dual, independent outputs from a single HDMI input and the 1T-DA-674 and 1T-DA-678, which provide either four or eight […]

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Extron Announces 4K and Ultra HD Support

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Extron has announced 4K (3840×2160 and 4096×2160) and Ultra HD (3840×2160) support in its signal processing and distribution products. Solutions include: Extending 4K and UHD video over a single twisted pair cable Videowall processors to leverage the high pixel density of the newest generation of displays Streaming encoders and decoders to extend 4K video over […]

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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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Christie’s 84-Inch 4K DIsplay Will Debut in Dubai

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Christie’s presence at InfoComm EMEA will see the “official” launch of its QuadHD84 flat panel display, a 4K resolution (3840×2160) @ 60Hz flat panel LCD with both computer and video sources. The display has twice the actual update rate over consumer ultra-high definition (UHD) TVs available on the market today. The native resolution of the […]

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