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General Interest

HDTV Expert - Hey, Whatever Happened To superMHL?

By Pete Putman • Nov 14, 5:15pm

There is no such thing as a ‘sure thing.’ You can have a 20-yard field goal try with 5 seconds left, two foul shots left to ice the game, or a one-on-one penalty shot with your best wing on the ice. Doesn’t matter – things do go awry. In fact, sometimes they never get going […]
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General Interest

HDTV Expert - Everything Old Is New Again: Goodbye To The VCR

By Pete Putman • Oct 20, 1:36pm

This past summer, the Funai Corporation of Japan decided to stop manufacturing videocassette recorders (VCRs) after several decades, citing their inability to source parts as the reason. What’s that you say? You didn’t even know anyone was STILL making VCRs in 2016? A reporter for the Washington Post was referred to me by The Society […]
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Mobile HDTV

HDTV Expert - OLEDs Can Fold. So What?

By Ken Werner • Oct 17, 9:25pm

The idea that a folding OLED display will somehow revolutionize portable product design and create a volcanic market expansion periodically raises its ill-conceived head. A recent occurance was the presentation by UBI Research president Choon Hoon Yi at IMID 2016 in Jeju entitled “Flexible OLED Opens New Digital Convergence.” Yi’s “digital convergence era” refers to […]
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Internet HD VideoPC & Laptop Technology

HDTV Expert - LeEco: Today Vizio, Tomorrow the World?

By Ken Werner • Sep 30, 6:15pm

When LeEco (Leshi Internet Information & Technology) exhibited at one of the press-and-analyst shows at CES 2016, it had not yet changed its name from Letv. Letv showed prototypes and products that were notable both for their variety and strikingly handsome industrial designs. Some of those products also contained advanced components. At Qualcomm’s CES press […]
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General Interest

HDTV Expert - Cord-Cutting: A Slow And Steady Drip, Drip, Drip

By Pete Putman • Sep 30, 4:28pm

As many as 800,000 customers are likely to ‘cut the cord’ in the next 12 months, resulting in $1 billion in lost revenue to pay TV companies.
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Internet HD VideoPC & Laptop Technology

HDTV Expert - LeEco: Today Vizio, Tomorrow the World?

By Ken Werner • Sep 17, 12:57am

When LeEco (Leshi Internet Information & Technology) exhibited at one of the press-and-analyst shows at CES 2016, it had not yet changed its name from Letv. Letv showed prototypes and products that were notable both for their variety and strikingly handsome industrial designs. Some of those products also contained advanced components. At Qualcomm’s CES press […]
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General Interest

HDTV Expert - Samsung Moves Front & Center With HDR

By Pete Putman • Aug 16, 9:29pm

HDR is the next big thing in TV displays, along with a new, wider color gamut, and eventually high frame rate video. And Samsung's leading the discussion about consumer HDR displays.
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General Interest

HDTV Expert - Product Review: ClearStream Eclipse TV Antenna

By Pete Putman • Aug 11, 10:41pm

The ClearStream Eclipse is a small, flexible antenna you can stick on a wall or window. How well does it work?
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Marketplace

HDTV Expert - As The World Turns: Vizio Is Acquired by LeEco

By Pete Putman • Jul 27, 8:16pm

Vizio has been acquired by Chinese online content provider LeEco. What impact will that have on their TV sales and marketing in North America?
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General Interest

HDTV Expert - On CE Week, Shoot-Outs, And Flies In The Ointment

By Pete Putman • Jun 27, 5:05pm

The annual CE Week show isn’t the compelling “must attend” event it once was. And the annual TV Shoot-Out revealed an unexpected and potentially troubling flaw in a new line of UHD TVs.
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General Interest

HDTV Expert - InfoComm 2016 In The Rearview Mirror

By Pete Putman • Jun 17, 4:48pm

InfoComm 2016 showed the AV industry is heading in some radically new directions. Did you notice?
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General Interest

HDTV Expert - AV-over-IP: It’s Here. Time To Get On Board!

By Pete Putman • Jun 3, 6:21pm

At InfoComm next week in Las Vegas, I look forward to seeing many familiar faces – both individuals and manufacturers – that have frequented the show since I first attended over 20 years ago. And I also expect to find quite a few newcomers, based on the press releases and product announcements I’ve been receiving […]
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4K (Ultra HD)

HDTV Expert - The End Of One Era And The Start Of Another

By Pete Putman • May 31, 10:38pm

Ultra HDTVs are taking over the television market, while Panasonic is beating a retreat. The times they are a-changing at light speed!
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General Interest

HDTV Expert - NAB 2016: Thoughts and Afterthoughts

By Pete Putman • Apr 27, 12:06am

The NAB Show has done a remarkable job of keeping itself current over the past two decades – perhaps the most tumultuous era ever for the broadcasting industry.
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General Interest

HDTV Expert - Of Samsung, Big Screens, IoT, HDR, And Patience

By Pete Putman • Apr 13, 8:30pm

Last Tuesday, April 12, Samsung held its annual press briefing and TV launch event at its new, “hip” facility in the Chelsea section of Manhattan.
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