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2014 Olympic Games 4K Coverage

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

January 8th, 2014

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 …

Vizio 4K TV Price

Vizio is bringing 4K TVs to the market for less than $1000

January 8th, 2014

We knew it was coming, but we didn’t expect it quite this soon. According to The Verge, Vizio has revealed the pricing scheme for its P series televisions — 50-inch models with 4K displays will start at just $999.99, and the higher-end 70-inch TV will cost $2,599.99. To put this into perspective, there are still …

Affordable 4K Displays CES 2014

Here are a few 4K displays you can actually afford

January 7th, 2014

Ultra HD has been all the rage at CES once again this year, but much of the coverage has focused on outlandishly expensive televisions that would hardly fit in the average living room. As it turns out, plenty of companies were quietly revealing reasonably sized displays as well, so 9to5Mac assembled a list of a …

Toshiba 4K Ultra HD Display Laptops

Toshiba unleashes world’s first laptops with 4K displays

January 6th, 2014

Now that every manufacturer under the sun has unveiled an Ultra HD television, the next step is to find other devices that could use a 4K display. Per Windows Blog, Toshiba announced on Monday at CES that it will move on to laptops later this year. The first offering, known as the Tecra W50, will feature …

4K TVs Lower Prices 2014

You might actually be able to afford a 4K TV this year

January 2nd, 2014

Ever since they were first unveiled, ultra high-definition televisions have been little more than a pipe dream for the average consumer. With prices soaring as high as $150,000 for the largest models, many had begun to write off the whole idea of ultra HD until the prices began to dip below Lamborghini levels. Although prices …

Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 Processor Announced

New Qualcomm processor paves the way for 4K video on smartphones

November 20th, 2013

Qualcomm’s latest processor was built with Ultra HD 4K video in mind. The new Snapdragon 805 processor that the company announced on Wednesday will be the first that can play, record, and stream your favorite Ultra HD videos. The new processor will be able to handle Ultra HD thanks to the new Adreno 420 GPU, the …

Panasonic Toughpad 4K Tablet

The world’s first 20-inch 4K tablet will cost $6,000

November 8th, 2013

Panasonic unveiled its Toughpad line of tablets back in 2011, which originally consisted of two Android devices with adequate specs. Two years later, the company is ready to release what might be the most visually impressive tablet on the market in the Toughpad 4K UT-MB5, the world’s first 4K tablet. Measuring in at an enormous 20-inches, …

Netflix 4K streaming will require twice as much bandwidth as U.S. average

September 26th, 2013

As 4K TVs slowly make their way into the living room, streaming services like Netflix are gearing up to provide higher resolution streams to match the new format. Netflix CEO Reed Hastings spoke about the possibilities and the challenges of providing Ultra HD streams at the Copenhagen Future of TV Conference. The highest quality video format …