Category archives for: Televisions

LG Releases Open Source Version of WebOS

LG today made an open version of the webOS platform available to developers and the public. Anyone can download webOS Open Source Edition from LG’s web site and use the the code for whatever they wish. WebOS was originally developed by Palm for smartphones and later cultivated by HP before being purchased by LG. LG chiefly uses the […]

Fire TV Update Will Make It a Live TV Interface for Select Channels

Amazon’s Fire TV is getting an update that will help viewers better discover live TV programming, and even be able to tune into live channels with Alexa. The voice integration builds on the recently added “On Now” row on the Fire TV homepage, where you’ll find the live streams from channels like HBO, Showtime, Starz […]

LG Will Show An 88-inch 8K TV at CES 2018

LG will be displaying  88-inch 8K-resolution TV at this year’s CES. This OLED display sports more than 33 million pixels ! The biggest drawback for LG’s television will be the set’s price.LG’s 77-inch 4K OLED display, the OLED77G6P  costs  $20,000.  We here at ToT would not have a problem finding space for it. That is […]

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 […]

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