Vol 23 - Issue 51


M7 Extends Belgium Smart TV App Launch to LG Customers

by Andrew Fenn

Following the launch of its app for Samsung smart TV owners in Belgium, M7 Group has announced that the app is also now available for LG sets. Owners of LG smart TVs with webOS …

Tags:Belgium| Large Display Monitor| LG Electronics (LGE)| Smart TV| Vol 23 - Issue 51

Looking Back at 2016

by Bob Raikes

This week, there was less news than normal, because of all the holidays, so we decided to combine the Large and Mobile Display Monitor newsletters into a single issue. As I mentioned a couple …

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Google Struggling in the UK for Pixel Warranty

by Bob Raikes

The BBC ran an interview with an unhappy customer in the UK that was unhappy that when the display for his Pixel smartphone was broken, Google’s options were only to ship the phone to …

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Samsung Adds to QD Monitor Line

by Bob Raikes

Samsung will introduce a new line of monitors in 27″ and 31.5″ sizes and featuring curved displays with quantum dot backlights to provide wider colour gamuts. The CH711 has 2560 x 1440 resolution with …

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Lenovo Adds Thunderbolt Monitors, ThinkPads and Dock

by Bob Raikes

Lenovo will start to roll out peripherals to make the most of USB Type C at CES. There are two new monitors, the P24h (23.8″) and P27h (27″), which have 2560 x 1440 resolution …

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HannStar Display Develops 0.25mm Glass

by Bob Raikes

At an investor’s conference, Hannstar said that it has strong orders for the first half of 2017 and it cannot meet all its demand. Panel sizes have increased, so effective capacity has reduced. In …

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Liberty Uses Metrological for Cloud-based Netflix

by Bob Raikes

Liberty Global is to use new cloud-based technology from Metrological to introduce its support for Netflix. Metrological defined a hybrid architecture, using an application framework that acts as a device and a software-agnostic abstraction …

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Facebook VR Roadshow Finishes in NY

by Norbert Hildebrand

December 27 was the last day the Facebook VR roadshow was open to the public in New York City. This was the perfect time to spend some time in the city and enjoy NYC …

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Samsung Adds New UHD Blu-ray Player – Plans SmartTV Upgrade

by Bob Raikes

In a release about new audio technology, Samsung slipped in an announcement about a new M9500 UHD Blu-ray player with Bluetooth wireless streaming support and Smart Remote integration. The player has a ‘private cinema’ …

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ViewSonic Adds WQHD 27″ Professional Monitor For Colour

by Bob Raikes

ViewSonic in thh US has announced the VP27771, a 27″ 2560 x 1440 monitor aimed at colour-critical applications. The IPS panel is claimed to have to have a Delta E of less than 2 …

Tags:Colour Critical Monitors| Desktop Monitors| Large Display Monitor| ViewSonic| Vol 23 - Issue 51

Microsoft Offers a Deal on Vive

by Bob Raikes

Microsoft has a deal for an HTC Vive on its store that gives an extra $100 discount which, when combined with a $100 Microsoft gift code in the offer, brings the price down to …

Tags:AR/VR| HTC| Mobile Display Monitor| Vol 23 - Issue 51