Category archives for: Televisions

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 […]

Korean Report Claims that Samsung May Move All of its Devices to Tizen

According to a report today from Korean publication Korea Times, Samsung, the company that recently regained the top spot from Apple as number one smartphone OEM in the US, is considering moving all of its devices to its own Tizen operating system. This news follows a report from Fast Company last month suggesting a related move — that […]

Harman and Universal Media Corporation (UMC) Announce Strategic Alliance for TVs in the EU

Harman and Universal Media Corporation, a leading designer, manufacturer and distributor for consumer electronics devices in Europe, have announced today a new strategic alliance. Harman sound technology will be implemented across the UMC television portfolio, including Sharp & Blaupunkt brands as well as number of private labels under UMC management. The alliance will include the […]

Google Renames Chromecast – Adds Tech to Vizio TVs

Google today expanded the ecosystem of devices compatible with its casting technology to include standalone displays. The company partnered with Vizio and has added direct casting support to Vizio’s P Series displays as well as Vizio’s soundbars and speakers. This means people will be able to cast video and music content directly to the display, […]

Skype Pulls the Plug on Its TV App

Skype is ending support for its smart TV software since users show stronger preferences for using the app on their mobile devices rather that on their TV screens, even when the latter offer a bigger size and great audio quality. The service will be supported until June. Some people who are already accustomed to the […]

Samsung Will Not Shipping Any New 3D TVs for 2016

Despite pushing 3D viewing for several years, many TV manufacturers are slowly but surely giving up on the technology. According to one report, Samsung won’t launch any 3D sets this year whatsoever. It was recently reported that Samsung and LG would scale back their 3D TV production this year. LG is expected to make just […]

LG to Add Mobile Component to TVs Via WebOS 3.0

LG will use its webOS platform to let smartphone owners connect directly to their smart TV. The company plans to show off new TV sets at the CES trade show next month. The TVs will feature LG’s webOS 3.0 smart TV platform, which has been improved with a handful of new features. A tool called […]

HDR TV Shipments to Exceed 32 Million in 2019

High Dynamic Range TVs are expected to be hitting the global TV market quite soon, and according to IHS Inc., they will see a healthy growth in their first few years on the market. IHS forecasts that unit shipments of HDR TVs globally will grow from 2.9 million in 2016 to 32.6 million in 2019. […]

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