All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘4k’

‘Planet Earth’ Follow-up ‘Our Planet’ Coming to Netflix in 2019

Netflix has nabbed the exclusive rights to Planet Earth‘s follow-up. It’s called Our Planet, and it’s a four-year project that’ll premiere in 2019. Our Planet “will take viewers into never-before-filmed wilderness areas from the ice caps and deep ocean to deserts and remote forests, introducing them to the most precious species and places that must withstand the impact of humanity …

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CES: Netflix Reportedly Prepares For HDR 4K Streaming

Last year, all of the talk was about 4K Ultra HD, but now that Netflix offers that, it’s on to the next best thing, which is apparently HDR or high dynamic range 4K streaming. And Netflix will reportedly launch this eventually. Steven Tweedie at Business Insider reports from the Consumer Electronic Show in Las Vegas that he was “ushered into …

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Amazon Releases 4K Ultra HD Video Content

Amazon announced that it has added 4K Ultra HD video to Amazon Instant Video. And guess what. It’s not only for Prime members! I’ll bet you didn’t see that coming. Of course Prime members do still get the perk of not having to pay extra for the quality. Amazon’s Ultra HD movies and TV shows are accessible through the Amazon …

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Amazon Won’t Charge Prime Members For Ultra HD

Amazon confirmed this week that it will not charge Prime members for Ultra HD content. Earlier this year at the Consumer Electronics Show, Amazon announced it would make Ultra HD content available this year. The company sent us this statement from Michael Paull, VP of Amazon Digital Video: “We want to be the best entertainment destination for customers. We’re confident …

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Breaking Bad Now Available In Ultra HD 4K On Netflix

Netflix’s Joris Evers announced on Twitter that Breaking Bad is now streaming in Ultra HD 4K everywhere the service is available. The company had said in the past that the show would be available in 4K in June, and has now made good on that promise. Breaking Bad now streaming in Ultra HD 4K everywhere @netflix is available! — Joris …

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Netflix Talks About Its Future With 4K Streaming

Netflix began offering 4K streams last month. On Friday, the company took to its blog to talk up its capabilities and the future of the ultra high-def format for the streaming service. “We’re excited about the picture quality we’re seeing in Ultra HD 4K, and we’re even more excited that expert reviewers of the first TVs capable of streaming Netflix …

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4K TV Lineup Priced by Sony, Available For Pre-Order

Sony Electronics this week announced that it will begin selling nine new 4K ultra HD TV models sometime in June. The models are those that the company showed off at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show. The new TVs are part of three different product lines from Sony. The high-end XBR-X950B series will come in 65″ and 85″ models priced at …

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Sony Hopes Ultra HD Sales Will Quadruple This Year

The TV industry isn’t contracting in the same way the PC industry is, but TV manufacturers are still desperately searching for the next big feature that can convince satisfied HDTV owners to upgrade their screens. Smart TV features such as apps and streaming content channels will certainly help, but only in a limited way as streaming boxes such as the …

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“2K” Smartphone Shipments to be Limited in 2014

TV manufacturers are feeling giddy over the chance that ultra HD TVs could raise demand for new TV sets. This year’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES) was filled with “4K” (and even “8K”) displays from nearly every tech manufacturer. At the same time, PC manufacturers are hoping that Ultra HD displays will spur notebook and desktop PC sales before mobile devices …

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Ultra HD PC Monitor Market Seen Rising

Ultra HD TV sets were the main attraction at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show. TV manufacturers are hoping that higher resolutions can entice consumers who were so apathetic about 3D over the past two years and prices for ultra HD TV sets are set to fall quickly. As a side effect of this 4K TV and content craze, desktop PC …

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Over 3 Million Ultra HD Panels Shipped Last Year

Television manufacturers are betting big on Ultra HD TV sets, pushing the technology hard to customers that are largely satisfied with their large-screen HDTVs. This year’s Consumer Electronics Show was packed with Ultra HD displays from nearly every manufacturer, with Sharp going so far as to show off what it has branded an “8K” display. The good news for manufacturers …

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CES 2014: Sharp Shows Off an 8K Display

The 2014 Consumer Electronics Show is here and the buzzwords of the show are “ultra HD” and “4K.” As TV manufacturers concede that 3D TV was generally a dumb idea many of them are now turning toward 4K as the next big feature to sell customers on new TVs. This being CES, however, manufacturers are known for showing off technology …

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Sharp 85-Inch TV Unveiled at CES 2014

Early reports from CES 2014 showed that this year might be the year of the humongously-big TV, with Samsung and Vizio both unveiling TV’s topping the 100-inch milestone. Of course, both TV’s feature the newest 4k technology, allowing one to view TV as one has never viewed it before. That was until Sharp revealed their designs for an 85-inch, 8k …

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Netflix: All Originals (And ‘Breaking Bad’) To Be 4K, 3D Support May End

All of Netflix’s original shows will be produced in 4K, according to the company. CEO Reed Hastings said as much at the Consumer Electronics Show in Vegas, where he promoted the company’s use of the ultra HD video format along with partnerships with TV makers. We knew that House of Cards: Season 2 was produced in 4K, and a new …

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CES 2014: Toshiba Announces 4K Display Notebooks

As the notebook segment’s decline has continued, PC manufacturers are now turning toward a handful of features that they hope will lure consumers away from popular bargain-priced tablets. One of these features is an ultra HD display, which could let users view and work with 4K content for a fraction of the price of current ultra HD TV sets. At …

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CES 2014: Vizio Unveils 120-Inch Ultra HD TV

Vizio this week has one-upped Samsung in what is sure to become an ongoing ultra HD TV size pissing contest. Just before the end of 2013 Samsung unveiled its 110S9, a 110-Inch ultra high definition (UHD) TV. Today at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) Vizio revealed that it will soon sell a 120-inch UHD TV. Vizio’s new Reference Series (R-Series) …

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Here’s A 4K Video On YouTube (House Of Cards Trailer)

Last week, reports came out indicating that YouTube would be showing off 4K video at the Consumer Electronics Show this week. Netflix has just put out a new trailer for House of Cards: Season 2, which comes with a 4K viewing option (2160p), in addition to 1440p, 1080p and 720p HD options. According to a report from Giga Om, Google …

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‘House Of Cards’ Season 2: Netflix Releases New Trailer

Netflix has released a new official trailer for the upcoming House of Cards: Season 2: This is the third trailer Netflix has released for the second season of its flagship original series. The first was just a teaser, then a real trailer was released a few weeks ago (“And the butchery begins.”). The season will be made available to Netflix …

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Affordable 4K TVs Are Coming Soon

With TV manufacturers now giving up on mistake that was 3D, the entire industry is now looking for ultra HD to increase TV sales in the coming years. So far the technology has shown promise, but real sales growth has been hindered both by exorbitant hardware prices and a severe lack of ultra HD content. However, these factors could change …

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YouTube To Reportedly Show Off 4K Video At CES

It looks like Google is doing its part to make 4K video available to the masses. The company will reportedly show off 4K on YouTube via its own ultra HD VP9 codec at the Consumer Electronics Show in Vegas next week. This is according to GigaOm’s Janko Roettgers, who reports that Google has “lined up a whole list of hardware …

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GoPro Demos Shaun White’s New Halfpipe Trick

GoPro camera has posted a clip of U.S. snowboarding champion Shaun White, as he perfects a new halfpipe trick called the frontside double-cork 1440 in preparation for the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympic Games. The frontside double-cork 1440 is similar to White’s Double McTwist 1260, though it adds another half revolution of rotation inside two head-over-heels flips. White commented on the …

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‘House Of Cards’ Season 2 Is Made For 4K Ultra HD

Last month, Netflix added a handful of videos to its streaming catalogue as part of a test for 4K Ultra HD video content, which the company will launch next year. It just so happens that the first real Ultra HD offering from the company will be the second season of House of Cards, which debuts on February 14th. Stuff shares …

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Apple Updates Final Cut Pro Ahead Of New Mac Pro Launch

Apple excited many of its more hardcore fans earlier this year with the announcement of a new Mac Pro workstation. The new machine, which starts at $3,000, is being positioned as the work machine video professionals will use to edit 4K video. In anticipation of that, Apple has gone ahead and released a meaty update for its Final Cut Pro …

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4K TV Market Predicted to Take Off Next Year

Now that the 3D TV movement is essentially dead, manufacturers are pushing 4K TV as the next big reason for consumers to buy a new TV. With 4K content almost nonexistent and 4K TV sets priced far higher than similar-sized HDTV units, those manufacturers haven’t had much luck yet. Next year could be the tipping point, though, if a new …

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4K TV Adoption Coming Along Slowly

With 3D TV a bust, the TV industry now set to contract for the second year in a row. With established markets now content with their current HDTV sets, TV manufacturers are looking for 4K TV to be the next set-selling technology. Unfortunately for those manufacturers, it will take years for 4K TV to become a real player in the …

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Ultra HD TV Market to Improve Next Year

After the revolution of high-definition television, TV manufacturers began searching for the next big feature that will raise the TV market. 3D-enabled TVs have failed to catch on in a big way, held back by the annoying requirement of glasses and the simple fact that 3D doesn’t add much to a home viewing experience. The smart TV is a newer …

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Sony Launches 4K Video Download Service

As a tech company, a music label, a movie studio, and a variety of other things, Sony often has the luxury of using its hardware to promote its own content. While much of the focus of Sony’s IFA presentation today focused on the new Xperia Z1 smartphone, the company also revealed a bit about its future plans for online video. …

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NASA Shows Off Its 4K Sun Images

There’s a cost associated with being an early adopter, and it’s not just the higher prices. New media formats consistently outpace the rate at which content creators can adapt to the new formats. As a result, early adopters pay exorbitant sums for tech to display boring demo footage for months before ESPN finally updates its broadcast technology, which happens coincide …

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PlayStation 4 Rumored to Support 4K Resolutions

Boy Genius Report (BGR) is reporting that Sony’s next video game console will come with support for 4K resolution. BGR cites an unnamed source as saying the as-yet unannounced PlayStation 4 console will be on the front line of hardware manufacturers pushing 4K technology. 4K resolution refers to a resolution standard that uses a horizontal resolution of 4,000 pixels. BGR …

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Canon EOS-1D C Records 4K Onboard

Canon just announced the EOS-1D C DSLR, which shares most of the specifications of its flagship cousin the EOS-1D X, except for an enhancement to capture 4K (4096 x 2160-pixel) video. The 1D C is Canon’s first DSLR to offer onboard 4K capture to CF cards, in a typically sturdy, compact package. Worthy of note surrounding the 4K hysterics of …

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