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HDTV Magazine Columns Archive (March, 2014)

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General Interest

HDTV Expert - Smart Watches Have Not Excited Consumers — But They’re About To

By Ken Werner • Mar 24 2014, 6:27pm

Smart-watch makers are trying to find the right combination of design, functionality, interface, and price that will galvanize a customer population that is curious, but not yet motivated to open their wallets in large numbers. Probably the best-selling smart watch is Samsung’s first-generation Galaxy Gear, which Samsung says sold about a million units through the […]

Global & WorldviewEvents & TradeshowsEntertainment

HDTV Expert - Samsung Has No Trouble With The Curve

By Pete Putman • Mar 21 2014, 3:16pm

Yesterday, Samsung held its annual home entertainment press event to show off its 2014 line of televisions. Not surprisingly, the emphasis was on curved screens, so Samsung chose an appropriate venue for the event — the striking, spiraling Guggenheim Museum on 88th Street and Fifth Avenue in New York. At the International CES a few […]

Service & Repair

HDTV Expert - Aereo And The Law Of Unintended Consequences

By Pete Putman • Mar 7 2014, 4:25pm

Aereo's service problems in New York City during the recent Oscars telecast could mean they've engineered themselves into a corner.

Digital (DTV) TransitionDigital Rights Management (DRM)4K (Ultra HD)Events & Tradeshows

HDTV Expert - January’s TV is February’s Digital Sign

By Ken Werner • Mar 6 2014, 9:41pm

A lot of the display-related excitement at January’s CES 2014 related to 4K, multi-touch panels, and gesture-related system control. A month later, and those same technologies were being featured in digital signage at the Digital Signage Expo (DSE), also in Las Vegas. It’s impressive how quickly 4K migrated from television to signage. LG’s 105-inch Ultra […]

Digital (DTV) TransitionDigital Rights Management (DRM)

HDTV Expert - Thursday Evening at a Sony Store

By Ken Werner • Mar 6 2014, 9:29pm

After the close of Digital Signage Expo, my colleague Steve Sechrist and I had a dinner of expensive (but excellent) Las Vegas hamburgers and talked as we wandered around the Forum Shops. We wound up at the Sony Store, nearly deserted late on a Thursday evening in early February. We had leisurely conversations with the […]