Vol 23 - Issue 20


Four Breakthroughs at SID 2016

by Bob Raikes

I love the SID DisplayWeek event. I have attended the event every year since 1995, so this was my 22nd visit. As I mentioned in an article last year, looking back at my early …

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Sky Reimagines How We Watch TV

by Tom Allen

SkyQ is Sky’s new multi-room service for customers who want the most up-to-date pay-TV experience (Sky Overhauls STB, Prepares for UltraHD). As well as all the features of Sky+, SkyQ features a choice of …

Tags:DTG Summit 2016| Large Display Monitor| Sky| STBs| Streaming Video| Vol 23 - Issue 20

Ericsson chosen by KT SkyLife for UHDTV expansion

by Tom Allen

South Korean satellite pay-TV provider KT SkyLife has chosen to use Ericsson technology in its UltraHD service. Ericsson’s HEVC encoders will be used in KT SkyLife’s fifth UltraHD channel.

Tags:4k| Broadcast| Ericsson| HEVC (H.265)| Korea| Large Display Monitor| Pay TV| Satellite| Video Encoders & Decoders| Vol 23 - Issue 20

A New Look for Merck/EMD

by Ken Werner

Merck KGaA Darmstadt Germany and its North American branch, EMD Performance Materials, showed off their new logos and design language at SID Display Week for the first time. The look, startlingly, is more “Age …

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Microsoft Prepares for 4k Gaming and ‘Xbox TV’

by Tom Allen

According to Kotaku, Microsoft plans to launch a ‘cheaper, smaller Xbox One’ at this year’s E3 gaming show, and a more powerful model in 2017. Sources say that the 2017 console, code-named Scorpio, will …

Tags:Consoles| Large Display Monitor| Microsoft| Mobile Display Monitor| Streaming Dongles| Vol 23 - Issue 20| xBox

Matrox Demonstrates High-Res Transport at InfoComm

by Tom Allen

Matrox has announced that it will show a high-resolution AV-over-IP ecosystem at InfoComm 2016. The company will use its Maevex 2 PCIe cards to stream up to 30 sources, at resolutions from 1280 x …

Tags:Back Panel| Infocomm 2016| Large Display Monitor| Matrox| Super Hi-Vision (8K)| UltraHD| Video over IP (VIP)| Video Walls| Vol 23 - Issue 20

Portrait Displays Controls Colour With Haier

by Tom Allen

A new AIO PC line from Haier, called Right Key, uses technology from Portrait Displays. The PCs are designed for creative types and feature ‘Real Colour’ colour space selection, with four modes: Work (sRGB …

Tags:Back Panel| Colour Management & Processing| Haier| Large Display Monitor| Portrait Displays| Vol 23 - Issue 20

Tru-Vu Beats Sunlight

by Tom Allen

US-based industrial monitor supplier Tru-Vu has produced a sunlight-readable display, with a brightness over 1,000 cd/m² and NEMA 4x certification. As well as the stainless steel enclosure being NEMA-rated, the 21.5″ SRMW-21.5R-SS features Tru-Vu’s …

Tags:Industrial Monitors| Large Display Monitor| Sunlight Readable Displays| Vol 23 - Issue 20

The Future of Shopping is Here – in Australia that is

by Norbert Hildebrand

In an article by the Australian Financial Review, Paul Smith reports that eBay Australia / New Zealand and Myer, a regional department store, have partnered to create the first virtual reality store in the …

Tags:Mobile Display Monitor| Retail| Virtual Reality| Vol 23 - Issue 20

Hyper-Reality – A Glimpse into AR Dystopia

by Norbert Hildebrand

Currently, augmented reality and virtual reality are considered the ‘Next Big Thing’. As such the viewpoint of most analysts is very positive, to say the least. The most critically discussed issue is that of …

Tags:Augmented Reality| Mobile Display Monitor| Vol 23 - Issue 20

All 4 Original Content

by Tom Allen

4oD was Channel 4’s catch-up service until last March, when it was rebranded to ‘All 4’. Keith Underwood, director of strategy and technology at the broadcaster, discussed the decision, and what it meant. Channel …

Tags:Broadcast| Channels| DTG Summit 2016| Large Display Monitor| UK (United Kingdom)| Vol 23 - Issue 20

How Does King Cnut Impact the TV Market?

by Tom Allen

David Crawford, MD of Arqiva, presented a discussion with the interesting title of ‘King Cnut; John Logie Baird; Ken Olsen; Netflix”, where he discussed the lessons that must be learned from other industries. “Where …

Tags:5G| Arqiva| DTG Summit 2016| Large Display Monitor| Netflix| Retail| Vol 23 - Issue 20