After stunning the world by announcing the $25K price tag for its new top of the line TV, the monster sized 84 inch XBR-84X900, Sony has now soothed everyone’s pain by revealing the device will include 10 free 4k movies.
Sony have also revealed this week (November 29) that the new TV will be supplied with a loaner media device that will provide the free 4K content to the TV.
Sony had promised in November that they would provide native 4K content to the 4K monster TV, now that secret device has been revealed. The black box Ultra HD media player will be a hard drive based system that will be delivered pre-loaded with 10 movies, all in the glorious new 4K Ultra HD format.
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Television, our window into a world of entertainment is evolving before our eyes. The next advancement in TV technology is taking shape; the rise of 4K television is nearly upon us.
This week the CEA (Consumer Electronics Association) have formally established the 4k standard and given it a catchy new name in the process, UHD or Ultra High Definition. UHD is based around the new mega pixel resolution of 3840 x 2160, four times the number of pixels than 1080p.
As part of the standard all UHD display devices must have at least one digital input capable of receiving native 4k UHD images, no up-scaling.
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Sharp’s next generation LCD panels have been previewed at the CEATEC conference, the IGZO generation. Representing a major shift in technology the new panels are powered by exotic alloys that have allowed Sharp to make smaller and more powerful transparent transistors and invisible circuits.
Sharp’s latest breakthrough in display technology is a semiconductor formula, a recipe called IGZO (Indium Gallium Zinc Oxide). Sharp have applied the new recipe to the common LCD, building the transparent transistors and invisible circuits out of the new wonder material and improving pixel density, power efficiency and picture quality in the process.
In Sharp’s new panels IGZO replaces the amphorus silicon transistors and circuits, producing clear and bright panels with incredible resolutions. IGZO is a far more conductive material, with much higher electron mobility. This allows the transistors and circuits to be made much smaller while still performing faster. IGZO is also more transparent than silicon, allowing lower light levels to be used to achieve equivalent brightness. All round IGZO technology may give Sharp a considerable advantage over older technologies.
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The battle for our living room is entering a new era, with the battle between LCD and OLED is just beginning and LG has upped the LCD anti.
Pushing the size and resolution of LCD technology with the brand new, but previously shown at CES in January, 84LM9600 84 inch, 213cm, Monster TV. A technological marvel this is the next generation of LCD TV available to a select few.
An initial production run of only 84 unit’s will occur at LG’s production facilities, with the TV’s to be available between July 20 to Aug. 20. Pre-orders are being taken for the lucky first customers.
With a serious case of sticker shock, the 25 million won ($21,925 US) price tag will keep it in the boardrooms of South Korean companies for the moment. This is the type of TV that needs a double sized price tag just to fit the 5 digit price.
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Industrial monitors, a market that values quality over price. The deep corporate pockets of their customers removes the normal cost limitations of the retail world, creating a technological bubble. A place where the latest technology often appears first, with astronomical price-tags. Wince inducing scary kinds of numbers. An amazing technological preview for the rest of us.
The latest technology preview, for the rest of us, is the industrial Eizo DuraVision FDH3601 4k display. This 28kg heavy weight monster is able to display a 4096 by 2160 pixel picture over its 37.4 inch IPS LCD Panel. At 8.8 megapixels the monitor, designated the DuraVision FDH3601, is the first in a new class of high density IPS panel. Imagine a 37.4 inch iPad 3 retina display with better color.
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The march of technology continues on, with a steady drum beat advancements are made.
Displays and the content that brings them to life also march to the drum beat. Being reliant on a set of evolving standards that control the resolution and quality of that content. doesn’t help While we have all become accustomed to the current high definition and its standards – 720p, 1080p etc. – along with the H.264 codec, change is in the wind.
The H.265 codec is approaching the final stages of development, the new standard will allow for much higher resolution displays and far better compression ratios. This is the missing piece of the puzzle for the next generation of high definition, the 4k revolution.
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