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HDTV Magazine Columns Archive (April, 2014)

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Marketplace

HDTV Expert - Smart Phones: Galaxy S5 Triumphs; Amazon 3D Entices

By Ken Werner • Apr 19 2014, 3:04pm

North American sales of Samsung’s long-awaited Galaxy S5 phone began on April 11, and pundits muttered that carriers were nervous about how the phone would sell. As it turns out, either the worries were overblown or the pundits were smoking funny cigarettes. Four days after North American sales commenced, a Samsung spokesperson said GS5 orders […]

General Interest

HDTV Expert - Samsung Galaxy S5 has Best Cell Phone Display Ever

By Ken Werner • Apr 19 2014, 2:52pm

Friend and colleague Ray Soneira, President of DisplayMate Technologies Corp. (www.displaymate.com), recently published the results of his painstaking tests on the display in Samsung’s new Galaxy S5 smart phone.├é┬áSoneira’s bottom line is that the GS5 has the best display ever put in a cell phone. Although the 5.1-inch display has the same number (1920×1080) of […]

Service & RepairDigital Rights Management (DRM)

HDTV Expert - Deconstructing Aereo

By Pete Putman • Apr 18 2014, 7:54pm

On April 22, the Supreme Court will hear arguments in the Aereo case. Broadcasters want the company's unique 'antenna to IP' service shut down, claiming it is avoiding retransmission fees by a clever legal/engineering system, and operates in violation of copyright laws. Aereo and many other amicus briefs argue that Aereo is within its rights […]

General Interest

HDTV Expert - NAB 2014 In The Rear View Mirror

By Pete Putman • Apr 18 2014, 6:33pm

If I really had to pick one word to characterize this year's NAB Show, it would be 'flux.'

Blu-ray

HDTV Expert - Soneira: New Samsung Galaxy S5 has Best Cell Phone Display Ever

By Ken Werner • Apr 7 2014, 1:24pm

Friend and colleague Ray Soneira, President of DisplayMate Technologies Corp. (www.displaymate.com), has just published the results of his painstaking tests on the display in Samsung’s new Galaxy S5 smart phone. Since mere mortals such as you and I will not be able to get a GS5 in North America until at least April 11, it […]

General Interest

HDTV Expert - Stuffing Your Brain With Video

By Pete Putman • Apr 4 2014, 5:13pm

A recent poll conducted by the Harris organization revealed that 81% of respondents engage in 'binge viewing' on a regular basis — that is, watching two or more episodes of a TV program in a single sitting.