Recent Display Formats Articles
Is This The End For LCD? Samsung Dumps LCD For New Quantum Dot OLED TVs
Longtime LCD champion Samsung is ceasing production of LCD panels, and starting to build its own custom version of OLED TVs that will utilize quantum dot technology. Read on to learn more.
ATSC 3.0: Next‑Gen TV to Hit 40 US Markets in 2020
ATSC 3.0 or “Next-Gen TV” is the next step in the evolution of digital broadcast television, and it’s coming to more than 40 US television markets in 2020. See what it brings in UHD upgrades.
New Filmmaker Mode For Ultra‑HD TVs Aims To Put An End To ‘The Soap Opera Effect’
Major filmmakers and Hollywood studios have teamed up with an industry coalition called The UHD Alliance to develop a new TV viewing mode called Filmmaker Mode. Is this death to the Soap Opera Effect?
Demystifying 4K UHD: What Does it All Mean?
This guide to 4K UHD HDTV navigates through the new specifications, acronyms, and jargon along with all the recycled, updated, and bastardized terminology from the previous generation of HDTV.
Buyer Beware! How To Tell If Your New 4K/UHD TV has HDR
High Dynamic Range or HDR is arguably one of the most important features in new 4K/UHD displays. We cover why HDR is important, how to tell if your TV has HDR, and the HDR formats that matter.
ATSC 3.0: A New Broadcast Standard for the UltraHD and Mobile Age
ATSC 3.0 promises to bring UHD 3840x2160 video, high dynamic range, high frame rate, immersive audio, improved reception across multiple devices, IP-based services, mobile entertainment, and much more
How to Find the Right Size TV
60"? 1080p? 4K? Choosing the proper size HDTV can be difficult. This article takes the mystery out of the equation and gives you easy-to-follow guidelines to ensure you purchase the perfect display.
Quantum Dot Displays: Next Hot HDTV Tech?
Quantum dots are tiny phosphorescent crystals that glow when hit with light that allow LED displays to render colors more accurately with better brightness and purity.
Curved TV: Innovation or Gimmick?
For over a decade the TV industry has been selling us on flatter, thinner HDTVs. But today TV manufacturers are throwing us a curve. Sony, Samsung and LG have all created curved TVs. Will you upgrade?
4K Ultra HD Blu‑ray Specification and UHD Players for 2015!
The Ultra HD Blu-ray Specification promises backwards compatibility, an expanded color gamut, higher dynamic range, improved compression codec, and increased data transfer speeds. UHD Blu-ray is here!
Untangling HDMI 2.0 and HDCP 2.2
HDCP 2.2 must be on a HDMI 2.0 terminal but not all HDMI connections support the full HDMI 2.0 spec. Consumers need to purchase with care lest they buy a device that will be obsolete in a year.
4k Blu‑ray Discs and Players to Arrive 2015 ‑ An Analysis
The Blu-ray Disc Association announced at IFA that the Blu-ray 4k spec will be ready by summer 2015 with products hitting the stores in time for the holiday buying season the same year. We discuss.
Understanding the Different HDMI Versions (1.0 to 2.0)
HDMI has changed over the years. This article goes through the various forms of HDMI from 1.0 all the way to the latest HDMI 2.0 specification.
HDMI 2.0 Specification and 4K UHD (2160p) Resolutions
The HDMI 2.0 specification is coming, but there is a lot of speculation as to what the HDMI 2.0 spec will actually offer. Here's a hint: It's all about UHD 2160p resolution and bandwidth.
LED vs LCD TVs
Today, there are more options than ever before when it comes to purchasing a flat panel HDTV. The newest, hottest technology in HDTV are the super thin and lightweight LED TVs. How is LED different?
IDT HQV Vida Processing Technology
We've been very familiar with HQV video technology for some time, but when they released their new Vida chipset last year it was only a matter of time before it began to show up in new products.
The Truth Behind HDMI 1.4a
The big change from 1.4 was that 1.4a mandated two new 3D formats for broadcast on top of game and Blu-ray content. The question consumers have is whether their HDMI 1.4 device will work. Maybe.
THX Video Calibration Training Class Review
Calibration of displays is something that not many consumers know much about. Their expectation is that they buy a display, take it home, and plug it in. At this point they are done - or so they …
Flat Panel Trends ‑ Thin is In and Speed Kills
Flat panel televisions are continuing to transform in teh marketplace. This year we saw a great number of companies looking to go "thin". While flat panels are traditionally advertised as being …
Upscaling is your Friend?
Gefen, Toshiba, DVDO... they all want to sell you on the joys of upscaling. Some of them incorporate their technology into their displays or dvd players (Toshiba) while the others want you to …
THX Certified Display Program Interview
THX Display Certification primary goals are to drive quality in manufacturing and help simplify consumer buying decisions. According to THX, having a single testing methodology and specification …
Toshiba Cell Broadband Video Processor
Toshiba showed off a lot of their new display products for us at the 2008 CES, but the one technological development that stood out was their use of the Cell Broadband Engine (yes the same processor …
Epson's D7 Panels with C2 Fine Technology
Epson has developed a new type of high-temperature polysilicon TFT liquid crystal (HTPS) panel that will further enhance the performance of 3LCD-type front projectors. The new 0.7-inch (1.9 cm …
DLP DarkChip4 Technology ‑ First Impression
We investigated the newest DLP technology from Texas Instruments which included their latest DarkChip4 chips. On location at CEDIA during our visit was a DLP projector from SIM2. This was a 3 chip, …
LIFI Lamp Technology Primer
Luxim Corporation has announced that it is partnering with Panasonic to integrate its new LIFI, or Light Fidelity, lighting unit (lamp system) into their rear projection LCD TVs. The LIFI system …
1080p and the Acuity of Human Vision
1080p can be significantly better that 1080i, 720p, 480p or 480i. But, (there’s always a "but") there are qualifications. The most obvious qualification: Is this performance improvement manifest …
Video Processing in DVD Players, Receivers and Displays
It has come to our attention many times in the past that people are generally confused about video processing. They are confused about which components are responsible for doing what, and they are …