Vol 22 - Issue 35


Early News from IFA

by Tom Allen

We were at IFA for the press conferences and we went to press just as the show itself was due to start, but already there were some interesting snippets of news from the press …

Tags:Dolby| Dolby Vision| IFA 2014| Large Display Monitor| LG Electronics (LGE)| Mobile Display Monitor| OLED TVs| Panasonic| Projectors| Samsung| sony| toshiba| TV (Television)| Vol 22 - Issue 35

Are the Folks at QD Vision Worried?

by Ken Werner

Although QD Vision’s message at Display Week in San Jose was bullish, if I worked there I’d be worried. Why is that? TV set architecture is progressing along two parallel paths: 1) Very thin …

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Ericsson Consumer Lab Adds Data to TV Trends

by Bob Raikes

Every year, Ericsson commissions a survey on how consumers are using content and video. We were able to get a look at the survey results this year and they make interesting reading. The survey …

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US Pay TV Firms Post Worst Ever Subscriber Losses

by Helen Vince

A new report from IHS shows that US pay TV companies suffered their worst ever quarterly video subscriber losses in Q2, losing 658,450 subscribers. According to IHS, this is the first time non-cable pay …

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Researchers Developing a “Skin-Like” Flexible Display

by Arthur Berman

A target for some time has been a fabric that can be made to change color and pattern at will. Recent developments reported by researchers at the University of Central Florida (Orlando, FL) seems …

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Switchable Pixel Elements Under Development for Holographic Displays

by Arthur Berman

A team of researchers at the Centre of Molecular Materials for Photonics and Electronics within the University of Cambridge (Cambridge, United Kingdom) is developing means to improve the performance of Liquid Crystal on Silicon …

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UNC Develops AR-Based Encryption

by Norbert Hildebrand

The University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill presented a new method of cryptography based on augmented reality. The system is based on visual cryptography and uses two independent displays that combine into …

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3M to Propose Changes to New BT2020 Color Standard at SMPTE Fall Event

by Chris Chinnock

The new UHD TV specification calls for an expanded color gamut called BT2020. But no current TVs can meet the specification because the red, green and blue primaries are specified without a tolerance. And, …

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Leading Companies Collaborate to Avoid Codec Fees

by Tom Allen

Seven companies have come together to form the Alliance for Open Media: a body that intends to ‘address marketplace demand for an open standard for video compression and delivery over the Internet’. The founding …

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Gaming a Focus for New Apple TV

by Tom Allen

Sources familiar with the matter have told 9 to 5 Mac that the fourth-generation Apple TV will actively target console gamers. The box will be revealed on 9th September, it is said. ‘Near-universal’ Siri …

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Apple Signs Partnership with Cisco

by Helen Vince

Apple has signed a partnership with Cisco to improve the performance of iOS devices. Under the terms of the agreement, the companies will create “a seamless experience” between iPhones and desk phones in environments …

Tags:Apple| Cisco| Mobile Display Monitor| Vol 22 - Issue 35

Pirates Hack Netflix Content

by Tom Allen

The first UltraHD content leak has occurred on Netflix. Pirates were able to circumvent the copy protection (HDCP 2.2) on the first episode of Breaking Bad, amounting to more than 17GB of data. Netflix …

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