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LG Shows Off 88-inch 8K OLED TV…

Televisions are our window to a world of entertainment in our living rooms, a hotly contested territory for technology manufacturing companies. In the build-up to the annual consumer electronics show in Las Vegas the battle between manufacturers to control that territory is heating up. LG’s latest attention getting salvo is their 88-inch 8K OLED television, the largest and highest resolution OLED television seen to date. With 32 million pixels crammed into this massive display expect a razor-sharp image and an astronomical price tag to go with it.

8K is still a few years away from entering the consumer market, with everything from cables to camera to capture the content still under development. Here at Highpants we can’t wait to see the next generation 8K PlayStation running on a television such as this. Many people may question the need for so many pixels but as Apple showed with there Retina displays there is a smoothing and sharpness improvement when the pixels pass the perceptible limits of the eye. Combine that with the enhanced brightness of the extra pixels and you have one hell of a sharp and bright display.

LG are the only manufacturer producing large format OLED displays at the moment so it should come as no surprise that they are demonstrating leading edge displays such as this at CES 2018, a show that is building up to be as impressive as always. Continue reading LG Shows Off 88-inch 8K OLED TV…

The Streaming Showdown: Foxtel Now versus Netflix versus Stan…

No longer must Australians settle for the rubbish free to air television over the holiday season. Now with a wealth of streaming options available all that is required is a fast internet connection for the holiday season ratings hiatus to be a thing of the past.

With many of the new breed of TV streaming services offering a free trial period there has never been a better time to switch remote controls and get a solid binge watch under your belt. It is time to break the couch.

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The LG 55B6T OLED TV Review, My Favourite New Thing…

Here at Highpants HQ televisions are one of the many windows to the digital world, let’s just say we see a lot of flat panels in the course of a day. In the spirit of improving the fidelity of information we view it was time for an upgrade. So with the old 55-inch LCD TV looking a little long in the tooth we set out to find the best damn TV money could buy, without requiring a mortgage of course.

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The Future of TV as Predicted by XBMC Kodi…

Television, in an entertainment hungry world TV is an endless stream of candy for the mind but the world is changing fast and so is TV. Not only what we watch but how we watch TV is experiencing a revolution. There are sign posts to the direction this revolution is taking, just as Napster predicated iTunes and the way we consume music XBMC is pointing us towards the next revolution and it may just lead to an incredibly entertaining future, if you can afford it.

The future of TV is global, with every channel and show available at the click of a button or swipe of hand. With multiple ways to consume every type of content; live or on demand video, radio and even video games, the future of global TV appears bright.

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Quicker than a Flash the 4K Revolution Begins. Kogan, TCL, Vizio and Polaroid to Launch $1000 4K UHD TV’s…

The transition to 4K is beginning in earnest, the next must have catch phrase technology is about to invade our living rooms. A hand full of manufacturers have used this week’s CES show to announce an affordable revolution with four $1000 55 inch UHD TV’s about to hit the market.

The heavy-weights of content delivery are already dividing the spoils; the first battles of the 4K revolution will take place on the internet. CES saw Netflix, YouTube and Amazon all demonstrating 4K content delivered via the internet, each making their intent to dominate clear to the competition. But what device will we use to play this content? What is the perfect media device for that brand new 4K TV?

The floors of CES has been awash with the bright lights of display panels, like watching every television channel in the world at once, images flicker at every point of the vista. How many of those displays were 4K UHD displays? You may be surprised!

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