Category archives for: Televisions

Sharp To Ship World’s First 8K Television to Asia and Europe

  Sharp Corporation has announced the release of the AQUOS 8K Series of 8K-compatible TVs and displays. Positioned as the core of the 8K Ecosystem, Sharp’s key medium-term strategy, these products will be released in China in October, in Japan in December, in Taiwan in February 2018, and in Europe in March 2018. 8K is […]

DJI Debuts New App Apple TV, Samsung Tizen TV to Watch Aerial Drone Footage

DJI has released a Smart TV app that to promote aerial footage taken with the company’s drones. DJI’s goal, as per its press release, is to allow people to view and enjoy professional shots from around the world, in the very comfort of their living rooms. It is not clear whether DJI picks and choosse […]

Element Electronics Building In Amazon Fire TV on New Sets

Roku has done a great business by having TV manufactures like Hisense, Insignia, and TCL building in Roku media streamer in the set. Now it look like Amazon wants a cut of that action. Element Electronics will be building  new smart TV’s using Amazon Fire TV tech.  The Amazon Fire TV Edition smart TVs will […]

Samsung, Amazon Announce Support for the HDR10+ Standard

Samsung and Amazon Video announced an updated version of the open HDR10 standard, called HDR10+. The new version of the standard leverages dynamic metadata to produce enhanced contrast and colors.  Wonder what kind of busy this will have at NAB next weel? HDR10 The HDR10 standard describes a specification with better contrast and brightness, as […]

LeEco Ends Plans for Vizio Acquisition

LeEco today said it has canceled plans to acquire TV-maker Vizio. The company first announced the $2 billion acquisition last summer. “The merger agreement to acquire Vizio will not proceed due to regulatory headwinds,” said the company in a prepared statement. “We continue to believe that there is great synergy between the two companies, and […]

Sony Announces Most of Its OLED TV Lineup Will Come to Stores in April

Sony has announced that its BR-A1E BRAVIA OLED 4K HDR TV lineup will be available for purchase in April. The company still has not disclosed the retail price tag for its 77-inch XBR-77A1E model, but the 65-inch XBR-65A1E will cost $6500 and its 55-inch XBR-55A1E will go for $5000. The latter two models are available […]

LeEco Gains More U.S. Retail Partners

LeEco today said U.S. consumers will be able to find its products at more stores around the country. Specifically, an expanded number of Best Buy stores plan to add LeEco smartphones over the next few months. The same is also true of BrandsMart USA, which will stock LeEco phones both in stores and online. LeEco […]

VIZIO SmartCast E-Series Ultra HD TVS Get a HDR10 Firmware Update

Vizio announced today a new firmware update for select VIZIO SmartCast E-Series Ultra HD Home Theater Display models, enabling HDR10 compatibility with existing HDR Blu-ray players from Samsung (UHD-K8500) and Philips (BDP7501/F7), as well as PS4 and Xbox One S game consoles. VIZIO is continuing to work to further expand support for additional players as they […]

Vizio To Pay $2.2 Million Over Spying on TV Viewing

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced that Vizio will pay $2.2 million to settle charges that it “installed software on its TVs to collect viewing data on 11 million consumer TVs without consumers’ knowledge or consent.” The FTC, along with New Jersey’s attorney general and Department of Consumer Affairs, previously said that Vizio started to […]

Samsung TVs Will Soon Support Steam Link

Valve and Samsung announced during Steam Dev Days this week that future Samsung TVs will include the Steam Link hardware inside, as Steam Spy first reported—potentially the first of many such partnerships. It’s not the most exciting announcement, but it could be the most important. While Steam Link is only $50, making it by far the […]

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