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HDTV Magazine Columns Archive (August, 2013)

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General Interest

HDTV Expert - Technicolor’s and THX’s 4K Certification: No Competition

By Ken Werner • Aug 22 2013, 6:49pm

Both Technicolor and THX have introduced and demonstrated 4K certification systems for consumer television. At first glance, you might think these certifications are addressing the same issues and are therefore competitive. However, interviews with the THX and Technicolor development teams , as reported in my previous two posts, revealed just the opposite.
THX’s approach will be [...]


HDTV Expert - Guess What, LG? Samsung’s Got a 55-inch Curved OLED TV, Too.

By Pete Putman • Aug 14 2013, 3:56pm

And it's cheaper by $6,000. Are we about to see an OLED TV prices war start up?

Cable HDTV

HDTV Expert - Time To Stop Whistling Past The Graveyard?

By Pete Putman • Aug 12 2013, 7:55pm

For the first time ever, the number of pay TV subscribers has taken a downward turn. And that trend is likely to accelerate.

EntertainmentHTPCs & LaptopsInternet HD VideoDigital (DTV) TransitionDigital Rights Management (DRM)

HDTV Expert - DEG: Here’s The Rest of the Story

By Pete Putman • Aug 9 2013, 3:11pm

Here's the latest Home Entertainment Report from the Digital Entertainment Group. And it shows that the trend away from physical media to downloads and streaming is gaining strength.

Business & Investment

HDTV Expert - Is Toshiba Spitting Into The Wind?

By Pete Putman • Aug 9 2013, 3:05pm

In a recent interview, Toshiba's CEO says he won't give up on the company's money-losing television business.

Events & TradeshowsCable HDTV

HDTV Expert - Technicolor’s Remarkable 4K Algorithms and Certification

By Ken Werner • Aug 3 2013, 8:42pm

Both Technicolor and THX have demonstrated that platforms carrying their 4K certification can produce very-high-quality up-converted 4K images. 
In my last post, I reported on a conference call with members of THX’s San Francisco-based certification team, which described the philosophy behind the THX program and some of the practical aspects of their implementation. This time, I [...]