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HDTV Magazine Columns Archive (June, 2013)

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4K (Ultra HD)

HDTV Expert - Seiki Introduces Bargain-Basement 4K-TV; Sharp Aims Higher

By Ken Werner • Jun 27 2013, 8:36pm

At CE Week, being held this week at the Metropolitan Pavilion in New York, Seiki introduced a 39-inch 4Kx2K (or 3840x 2160, or Ultra HD) TV set for the astounding MSRP of $699. The model is available for pre-order starting today (June 27) at www.sears.com, with other on-line and brick-and-mortar retailers to follow. Included with [...]

Digital (DTV) TransitionDigital Rights Management (DRM)

HDTV Expert - Marseille’s Spectacular 4K Up-Converting Chips

By Ken Werner • Jun 21 2013, 10:45pm

At Pepcom’s Digital Experience event, held last night (June 20, 2013) at the Metropolitan Pavilion in New York, Marseille Networks introduced the VTV-122X family of video processing chips, which up-converts SD and HD 2D video to 4K resolution, and up-converts 3D video from legacy HDMI sources to 1080p. Both Marseille and Technicolor, whose booth Marseille [...]

Cable HDTVSports

HDTV Expert - InfoComm 2013 in the Rear View Mirror

By Pete Putman • Jun 17 2013, 8:23pm

Last week marked my 20th consecutive trip to InfoComm and it was a hectic time in Orlando. I got in Sunday night and spent most of Monday setting up equipment for my four classes and presentations at InfoComm, including two Super Tuesday sessions (Future Trends, Things You Never Thought About) while I was also co-teaching [...]

HTPCs & LaptopsFront ProjectionLED (LCD) HDTVs

HDTV Expert - Two Words for InfoComm: LED and 4K

By Ken Werner • Jun 13 2013, 3:46am

InfoComm 2013 — being held this week at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida — was once primarily a projector show. There are still a lot of projectors to be seen, but the center of gravity has moved to flat panels, and if you were looking for two words to describe this year’s [...]

Fiber/IPTV HDTV

HDTV Expert - Faster Broadband Means Abandoning the Pay TV Ship

By Pete Putman • Jun 4 2013, 2:10pm

Pay TV system operators may be shooting themselves in the foot as they try to keep up with Verizon and Google Fiber.

Digital (DTV) TransitionDigital Rights Management (DRM)PC & Laptop Technology

HDTV Expert - Digital Signage at SID 2013

By Ken Werner • Jun 2 2013, 11:58pm

Manufacturers of large display panels don’t make much — or any — money on panels for television, so the rapidly growing market for digital signage is a bright spot.
SID Display Week — held May 19-24, 2013 in Vancouver, B.C. — is a display technology show that is not known for a focus on digital signage, [...]