Vol 23 - Issue 17


Xilinx Supporting Transcoding

by Bob Raikes

Xilinx didn’t seem sure they wanted to talk to us, but when they decided that we might know something about video compression and FPGAs, they seemed to change their minds! At the show, the …

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The Future for Large OLED

by Bob Raikes

We had a short week after a public holiday on Monday. We were working on the report from the IdTechEx event in Berlin, but didn’t get it finished because of the restricted time. We’ll …

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IHS Analysts Look at VR & Media Trends

by Bob Raikes

IHS held an analyst’s briefing meeting at the end of the recent TV Connect event in London and we went along to see what the company had to say. It was a short event, …

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Bath Chooses Sony for Reliability

by Tom Allen

Sony’s 3LCD laser projectors were chosen by the University of Bath for installation in lecture halls, and Sony has published a video case study of the work (http://tinyurl.com/hycl99o). An efficient and low-maintenance solution, which …

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SMI Adds Eye Tracking to Consumer VR

by Tom Allen

SensoMotoric Instruments has launched a developer kit for the Samsung Gear VR, with its eye tracking technology integrated. ‘Unobtrusive’ eye tracking cameras have been added to the device, and the phone (used as the …

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Public Displays Will Rebound in 2016

by Tom Allen

IHS expects public display shipments to rebound this year, with recovering regional economies and a rising number of large projects. Unit shipments will grow 9.3% YoY to around 3 million units, and revenues will …

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DVIGear Expands to UK

by Tom Allen

DVIGear has opened an office in the UK. The distribution office, in London, will be run by Steve Mattingly, who has previously worked at TVOne (as EMEA general manager, EMEA managing director and later …

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VR Used to Treat Mental Disorders

by Tom Allen

A team at the University of Oxford has used virtual reality to treat people suffering from severe paranoia. Patients were encouraged to put themselves in simulated situations where they would be surrounded by other …

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DEG: US Shows Strong UHD Demand

by Tom Allen

The Digital Entertainment Group (DEG) has said that US consumer spending was ‘stable’ in Q1’16, at $4.6 billion. UltraHD adoption is rising quickly: more than 1.5 million UHD TVs were sold in the quarter …

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Costco Offers Phone/TV Deal

by Tom Allen

In the USA, Costco is offering a free 32″ Samsung TV to customers who buy a Galaxy S7 smartphone. A $25 Costco gift card and 5,200mAh battery pack will also be supplied. The offer …

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Samsung Insists ‘No Plans’ for Large OLED

by Tom Allen

Samsung has confirmed that it has no plans to introduced an OLED TV in the near future. President of visual display, Kim Hyun-seok, said this week, “[N]ow when little progress has been made on …

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Cynora Raises Blue OLED Lifetime

by Tom Allen

Cynora GmbH of Germany, which works with TADF materials, has made significant progress with its efficient blue material in the last six months. Image: OLED-InfoSince 2015, Cynora has been developing organic blue dopants for …

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