Vol 24 - Issue 15


Is the End of IDF an Inflection Point?

by Bob Raikes

Unusually for the last few weeks, we have no event reports this week, although there is a lot of news in the build up to the NAB event and with already some activity starting …

Tags:Editorial| Events| Intel| Large Display Monitor| Mobile Display Monitor| Vol 24 - Issue 15

iPhone 8 To Use Glass Back?

by Bob Raikes

In a detailed analysis, Apple Insider has speculated that Apple might be planning to use glass – probably Gorilla Glass 5 – on the back of the next iPhone. It’s some years since the …

Tags:Glass| iPhone| Mobile Display Monitor| Vol 24 - Issue 15

Scientists Open Perovskite Processing Window

by Bob Raikes

Perovskite solar cells made by NRELAlthough this development is related to making solar cells, the issue of the use of perovskties is of big interest in the display world, so we noted with interest …

Tags:Large Display Monitor| Mobile Display Monitor| Perovskite| Solar Panels| Solution Processing| Vol 24 - Issue 15

QLED Category Advances

by Chris Chinnock

Samsung has been a proponent of using the QLED name to represent a display category – namely, displays that integrate quantum dots in any architecture whether photoluminescent or electroluminescent. This desire got a boost …

Tags:Hisense| Large Display Monitor| QLED| Quantum Dots| Samsung| TCL| Vol 24 - Issue 15

Natural History Museum to Launch VR Experience with Sky

by Alan Spencer

Sky has announced that it is teaming up with London’s Natural History Museum to launch an interactive VR experience called Hold the World, which will go into production later this year The VR experience …

Tags:AR/VR| Mobile Display Monitor| Museums & Exhibitions| Sky| UK (United Kingdom)| Virtual Reality| Vol 24 - Issue 15

Sky to Show Test Match Cricket in 4K UHD

by Alan Spencer

Sky Q customers in the UK and Ireland, that have Sky Sports and Sky’s Q box, will be able to watch England’s four cricket test (international) matches in Ultra HD this summer. The test …

Tags:4k| Broadcast| Large Display Monitor| Sports and Stadiums| UK (United Kingdom)| UltraHD| Vol 24 - Issue 15

NTV+ Ultra HD Service Now Available Throughout Russia

by Alan Spencer

NTV+ has launched Ultra HD TV broadcasts in the European part of Russia. The company had previously launched its UHD service in Russia’s Far East and Siberia, so now the service is available across …

Tags:Large Display Monitor| Russia| Satellite| UltraHD| Vol 24 - Issue 15

Philips Displays Wins Two Red Dot Awards

by Alan Spencer

MMD, the brand licence partner for Philips monitors, has announced that Red Dot Awards have been given to two Philips monitors for Product Design in 2017. The award-winning displays are the 34” X Line …

Tags:Awards| Back Panel| Desktop Monitors| Large Display Monitor| MMD (AOC Philips)| Vol 24 - Issue 15

ASUS VR-Ready VivoPC X Now Available

by Bob Raikes

Asus has a new PC that is intended for use in VR. The VivoPC X uses a seventh generation Intel Core processor and has an NVidia GeForce GTX 1060 graphics card. The PC, therefore, …

Tags:Asus| Large Display Monitor| Oculus Rift| PCs| Virtual Reality| Vol 24 - Issue 15

German DTT Households Start Move to DVB-T2

by Alan Spencer

A survey by market research institute TNS Infratest, found that 51.2% of former DVB-T users in Germany have made the move to DVB-T2/HEVC and continue to receive their TV channels terrestrially. TNS Infratest contacted …

Tags:DVB-T & T2| Germany| Large Display Monitor| Vol 24 - Issue 15

Controversy Arises over S8/S8+ Displays

by Bob Raikes

A controversy has developed in the Korean press about the performance of Samsung’s Galaxy S8 and S8+ smartphones as some customers are saying that the displays have a reddish tint. Steve wrote about the …

Tags:Colour Quality| Mobile Display Monitor| OLEDs| Samsung| Smartphones| Vol 24 - Issue 15

7Screen Adds to 7Urban Inventory

by Bob Raikes

7Screen of Germany (which is owned by broadcaster, ProSiebenSat1) has announced that its 7Urban service has added eight new outdoor LED displays to its inventory. They are: Brose Arena, Bamberg (25 m²) Duisburg (12 …

Tags:DOOH| Large Display Monitor| Outdoor Displays| Small Pixel Pitch LED SPP| Vol 24 - Issue 15