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Comcast 4K

Comcast: We’re ready for 4K distribution today

By on August 24, 2015 at 9:15 PM.

Comcast: We’re ready for 4K distribution today

While there’s no disputing that the picture quality of 4K content is absolutely breathtaking, the transition to a 4K world isn’t going to happen overnight. For starters, 4K HDTVs are relatively expensive and remain something of a curiosity for most mainstream consumers. Even though the price of 4K sets have gone down dramatically in the last 12 months alone, the percentage of 4K sets in living rooms remains small.

Even more limiting is the fact that most content today simply isn’t being produced in 4K. While Netflix is committed to shooting all of its original programming in 4K — and even 6K in the case of House of Cards — they are in the minority. Furthermore, because 4K is so data heavy, bandwidth issues may impede widespread adoption.

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YouTube 4K

Watching 4K YouTube videos on Google Chome is about to get much faster

By on May 13, 2015 at 7:30 PM.

Watching 4K YouTube videos on Google Chome is about to get much faster

The ability to watch 4K video on YouTube has been around for a few years now. Unfortunately, though, actually getting 4K video to run smoothly is a whole another story. The problem is that 4K video simply has so much data that many folks simply lack the requisite bandwidth and/or patience to make viewing 4K clips all that practical.

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Netflix Our Planet

Netflix to deliver Planet Earth sequel in stunning 4K quality

By on April 16, 2015 at 8:45 PM.

Netflix to deliver Planet Earth sequel in stunning 4K quality

Netflix’s stable of exclusive content is about to get bigger and better. The Internet streaming juggernaut announced this week that it plans to revive the BBC’s award winning nature documentary Planet Earth, a series which initially aired back in 2006. In case you’re unfamiliar, Planet Earth — the most expensive nature documentary ever produced — provided viewers an incredible and in-depth look at the world we live in, all in stunning HD. More →

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GTA 5 4K Resolution

You don’t want to know how much it costs to play GTA 5 in 4K on your PC

By on April 16, 2015 at 3:40 PM.

You don’t want to know how much it costs to play GTA 5 in 4K on your PC

Surprising no one, Grand Theft Auto 5 has had a smashing debut on PC, quickly becoming the most played third-party game on Steam just days after its release. With its detailed customization options, exclusive video editor and additional radio station, gamers who already owned the game are finding plenty of reasons to jump back into Los Santos.

But we all know that the real reason to get GTA 5 on PC is to see Rockstar’s game in stunning 4K. Unfortunately, most of us are never going to have that chance. More →

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Cheap 4K TVs

3 awesome 4K TV deals available on Amazon right now

By on January 9, 2015 at 3:15 PM.

3 awesome 4K TV deals available on Amazon right now

After seeing the eye-widening collection of 4K, 8K and quantum dot televisions at CES 2015, you’re probably resisting the urge to upgrade your own living room display, but we’re going to make it even harder. We’ve combed through Amazon for some of the best 4K TVs that you can buy right now, in case you’re too impatient to wait for the new hotness to launch.

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Xiaomi Mi TV 2 4K Android TV

You probably won’t be able to buy the world’s cheapest 4K TV

By on May 15, 2014 at 7:45 PM.

You probably won’t be able to buy the world’s cheapest 4K TV

Xiaomi on Thursday unveiled a brand new Android-based product, a 49-inch 4K TV that will cost just 3,999 yuan, or around $640, Engadget reports. Even though 4K TVs aren’t necessarily must-have products just yet, its price certainly makes this Xiaomi smart TV very interesting, assuming international customers will actually get a chance to buy one. More →

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4K Display for Tablets

Amazing 4K displays are coming soon to 10-inch tablets

By on April 23, 2014 at 5:05 PM.

Amazing 4K displays are coming soon to 10-inch tablets

Japan Display on Wednesday announced that it has already developed an ultra-high resolution 4K x 2K LCD module for tablets that’s not only capable of offering a huge 3840 x 2160 resolution on a 10.1-inch display, but it’s also energy-efficient. The company said in its announcement that even though the new tablet screen has 4K resolution, power consumption will be similar to 10.1-inch WQXGA LCD modules (which have 2560 x 1600 resolution), as it uses low-temperature polysilicon (LTPS) technology. More →

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Android Tablets 4K Gaming

Upcoming 4K Android tablet games could blow away anything you see on the iPad

By on February 26, 2014 at 3:35 PM.

Upcoming 4K Android tablet games could blow away anything you see on the iPad

There are plenty of reasons to pick an Android tablet instead of an iPad, but a great selection of third-party games has never been one of them. Although many of the most popular iOS apps do eventually make their way to Android, the Google Play store has never been especially competitive with the App Store. The introduction of 4K gaming could change that, however. More →

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4K Gaming PC How To

How to build a monster 4K gaming PC for as little money as possible

By on January 27, 2014 at 2:21 PM.

How to build a monster 4K gaming PC for as little money as possible

Anyone who knows anything about PC gaming knows that there is often a steep price to pay in order to be anywhere near the cutting edge when it comes to the specs of your gaming rig. Gaming PCs are nothing like the Xbox One and PlayStation 4, nor are they anything like the cheap laptops and desktops advertised by PC vendors — they’re in a completely different league and the cost of building a box with the latest and greatest technology can easily reach into the thousands in the blink of an eye. Add in the emerging need to support and view 4K resolution content to be at the bleeding edge and you’ve got a pricey proposition on your hands. But following this year’s International Consumer Electronics Show, 4K monitors can now be had for somewhat reasonable prices and as one gaming industry watcher revealed recently, a monster 4K gaming machine can now be built for less money than ever before. More →

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2014 Olympic Games 4K Coverage

Comcast’s 2014 Olympics coverage to include ‘some stuff’ in 4K

By on January 8, 2014 at 9:30 PM.

Comcast’s 2014 Olympics coverage to include ‘some stuff’ in 4K

With the increasing number of ultra-high definition (UHD, or 4K) TV sets and displays being launched by various companies – including affordable models that were just introduced at CES 2014 – content providers are apparently trying to provide more 4K content that can take advantage of the higher resolution screens. Comcast has confirmed during a panel on UHD content that it will start offering 4K content as soon as February, the Hollywood Reporter says, when it will stream “some stuff” in 4K from the 2014 Winter Olympic Games that take place in Sochi from February 7 to February 23. More →

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