Vol 25 - Issue 15


Exploiting the Best of Broadcast and OTT

by Bob Raikes

This was a very uneven week in balance between the Large and Mobile Display Monitor. LDM this week has two event reports (NAB and ProLight and Sound), while MDM is a bit thinner than …

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NAB 2018: Where Do We Go From Here?

by Pete Putman

I just returned from my 24th consecutive visit to the NAB Show in Las Vegas and left with a lot to think about. This was one of the quietest NAB shows I’ve ever attended …

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Ultra HD Forum Releases UHD Phase B Guidelines at NAB 2018

by Aldo Cugnini

The Ultra HD Forum has released its Phase B Guidelines covering dynamic metadata, higher refresh rates, lower bandwidth requirement and next generation audio. Madeleine Noland, Chair of the Guidelines Work group said, “Phase A …

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ATSC 3.0 Launches at 2018 NAB Conference

by Aldo Cugnini

Deployment of ATSC 3.0 is off and running, with a strong showing this month at this year’s NAB Conference in Las Vegas. More than 40 exhibitors and 22 technology-and-business sessions demonstrated the level of …

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Microsoft Discounts Lenovo Mixed Reality HMD to $200

by Andrew Fenn

Following a lengthy period of discounts on Windows Mixed Reality headsets, worryingly early on in their lifecycle, Microsoft has discounted Lenovo’s offering even further than Amazon, dropping the price by another $70, down to …

Tags:AR/VR| Microsoft| Mixed Reality| Mobile Display Monitor| Pricing| Vol 25 - Issue 15

AOC and BenQ Monitors Have FreeSync 2 and HDR400

by Bob Raikes

AOC and BenQ have new gaming monitors that are very similar in specification and have support for both the VESA HDR400 specification and also FreeSync 2 for tear-free display. Peak brightness is 400 cd/m², …

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Samsung is Not Looking to Commercialise OLED + QD

by Bob Raikes

At a TV launch event in Korea, Han Jong-hee, head of Samsung Electronics’ visual display business has confirmed that the company is not trying to make any kind of OLED TV, but is focusing …

Tags:Large Display Monitor| MicroLED| Quantum Dots| Samsung| TVs (TV Sets)| Vol 25 - Issue 15

Asus Officially Announces AMD Graphics Card Rebrand

by Andrew Fenn

Following rumours that surfaced last week, Asus has announced its new graphics card brand, called Arez—not Ares, as was originally gleaned from early reports. (Asus Launching New Gaming Sub-Brand This Month?) Arez graphics cards …

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Taiwan Startup Launches Smart Wearables for the Elderly

by Andrew Fenn

Taiwan-based wearable startup, Zoetek, has introduced a range of products designed for the elderly, including a smart garment that can read temperature and detect falls, as well as incorporating GPS and emergency phone call …

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HKC Has Plans for G11 and G8.6 LCD Fabs

by Bob Raikes

Taiwanese sources have highlighted that HKC Optoelectronics, based in Chongqing, China, is to build a new LCD fab in Zhengzhou, China, that will make panels from 65″ on a G11 fab. The investment level …

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V-Nova Adds Machine Learning, New U.S. Customer

by Chris Chinnock

V-Nova told us at NAB 2018 that it now has multiple customers delivering live 1080p content at less than 1 Mbps. 720p content can be delivered at 450Kbps and 360p content at 120Kbps. The …

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UHD Forum and UHDA Update

by Chris Chinnock

The UHD Forum teamed up with the UHD Alliance in the Futures Park area. The two groups are collaborating for the first time. This is partly motivated by the maturing of UHD and some …

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