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HDTV Expert - OLEDs Can Fold. So What?

By Ken Werner • Oct 17 2016, 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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HDTV and Home Theater Podcast - Podcast #707: United Object Smart Beam Laser Projector

By The HT Guys • Oct 2 2015, 8:54am

One pico projector that’s getting a lot of attention is the United Object Smart Beam Laserpico projector. Not only is it tiny, small enough to fit in any travel bag, it has some unique features that make it quite compelling as the centerpiece to your portable home theater. We had the opportunity to play with one recently and it was a lot of fun.

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HDTV and Home Theater Podcast - Podcast #700: Mobile HDTV

By The HT Guys • Aug 14 2015, 9:22am

Motorola Mobility, one time subsidiary of Google, now a part of Lenovo, just released a new app in the Google Play Store called, yep, you guessed it, Mobile HDTV. The app enables select phones and portable devices, with the proper hardware, to watch live, over-the-air HDTV right on your Android device. The concept is pretty simple, and you’d think very compelling, but it turns out most people can’t use it. The question is, why not?

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HDTV Expert - Pixelworks Improves Mobile Display Quality While Reducing System Cost

By Ken Werner • Feb 19 2015, 8:29pm

We have just succeeded in wrapping our heads around the fact that quantum-dot enhancement can signficantly increase the color gamut and color saturation of LCDs with little — and eventually no — increase in system cost. Now, with its “Iris” mobile display co-processor, Pixelworks is giving us another example of improved display performance with, in […]

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HDTV and Home Theater Podcast - Podcast #648: Handheld Movie Server

By The HT Guys • Aug 15 2014, 9:28am

We both took vacations recently and decided to leave the laptops behind. But that didn't mean we didn't want to take our content with us. If you have an iPad you are limited to 64GB at present and with Andriod many devices allow you to add storage through SD cards. While that gives you a potentially unlimited amount of storage its impractical for large libraries. What are you to do?

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HDTV and Home Theater Podcast - Podcast #620: Revolv Home Automation Hub

By The HT Guys • Jan 31 2014, 6:51am

With 2013 being the year of home automation ;-) we saw a bunch of new products come on the scene to make our lives easier. Along with those products came apps for our mobile devices and before long we started suffering from app fatigue. Wouldn't it be cool if a product could unite all those different technologies into one app! Well today we review a product that is well on its way to do so.

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HDTV Expert - For Samsung, It’s Now Their Game With Their Rules

By Pete Putman • Mar 12 2013, 2:52pm

In less than twenty years, Samsung has risen from a 'who's that?' manufacturer of cheap electronics to the pre-eminent CE brand, dominating the worldwide market for smart phones and televisions, and leading the charge for adoption of organic light-emitting diodes through its subsidiary, Samsung Mobile Display.
The rise in Samsung's fortunes has paralleled the decline of [...]

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HDTV Almanac - Alone Together: Is Split Screen TV a Good Idea?

By Alfred Poor • May 18 2012, 1:00pm

Conventional wisdom has it that television remains a group activity. We are rapidly being assimilated by our personal mobile devices, and I often see two people together who are both busy texting or Facebooking or whatever on their smartphones. Then I read a blog entry by some DisplaySearch analysts that describe a new “smart dual [...]

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HDTV Almanac - Mobile DTV Stuck in the Mud?

By Alfred Poor • May 15 2012, 1:00pm

I’ve gone on the record with my pessimism about Mobile DTV, and recent events have done nothing to change my view of the situation. TV Technology recently published an article about a discussion of Mobile TV at the Advanced Television Systems Committee (ATSC) in Washington that confirms my suspicions. Jay Adrick is Vice President for Broadcast [...]

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HDTV Almanac - Boys of Summer Go Mobile

By Alfred Poor • Apr 16 2012, 1:00pm

If you have a smartphone or tablet, chances are good that there’s a version of the MLB At Bat 12 app available for your device. And it appears that baseball fans are discovering the free program in unprecedented numbers. The free At Bat Lite version gives you scores, video highlights, news reports, and more. The full-featured [...]

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Ed's View: Higher Definition?

By Ed Milbourn • Apr 1 2012, 2:55pm

Of course! But it may not be the way one may think. Although we are certainly capable of producing TV in 4K/UHTV (2160p) or SHDTV (4320p) and reproducing the same, bandwidth limitations remain the real problem for distributing this level of quality. With 4G interactive personal communications gobbling up most of the usable spectrum and assuming most, if not all, local interconnections will be wireless, there is simply not enough air left for real-time UHDTV – unless one wants to watch Monday Night Football on Tuesday night.

So, what is needed is a whole new approach to reproducing television images that is relatively immune to bandwidth limitations. One approach that offers the most promise is...

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HDTV Expert - iPad 3: L.H.O.O.Q., by Ken Werner

By Pete Putman • Mar 22 2012, 9:35pm

In 1919, the French artist Marcel Duchamp took a cheap postcard reproduction of the Mona Lisa, and added a beard, moustache, and the letters 'L.H.O.O.Q.'  When pronounced in French, the letters sound like the sentence 'Elle a chaud au cul,' which can be translated as 'She has a hot ass.' My old art history teacher [...]

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HDTV Almanac - Oh Boy! A New iPad!

By Alfred Poor • Mar 9 2012, 1:00pm

You may have noticed that there has not been a lot of coverage of the new iPad 3 here over the preceding six months. While many members of the new era media were working themselves into a speculative frenzy over what the unannounced and unspecified product would be, I was content to wait for the [...]

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HDTV and Home Theater Podcast - Podcast #515: Pioneer Elite N-30 Networked Audio Player

By The HT Guys • Jan 27 2012, 7:19am

The HT Guys love music and when a product comes along that lets us enjoy it, we want to take a look. The Pioneer N-30 is just such a device. It's a networked device that lets you listen to your favorite music whether it's on a computer, iPad, or on one of over a thousand Internet radio stations from around the world. The N-30 will have a MSRP of $499 when it becomes available. At the time of this writing we could not find available from the usual outlets.

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HDTV and Home Theater Podcast - Podcast #502: Optoma Neo-i DV20A Projector Review

By The HT Guys • Oct 28 2011, 7:33am

You've heard us talk about projectors with built-in DVD players before, typically in conjunction with a feature on backyard or outdoor theater. But who uses DVDs anymore? OK, bad joke, but to be fair, more and more people are storing movies and videos right on their smart phones, portable media players and tablets. If that's you, and your phone happens to be an iPhone, or you happen to use an iPod, Optoma has built the Neo-i DV20A projector just for you.

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Samsung Expands U.S. Tablet Portfolio with Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus

By Shane Sturgeon • Oct 22 2011, 4:29pm

Samsung Galaxy Tab 7Samsung Telecommunications America (Samsung Mobile), the No. 1 mobile phone provider in the U.S.1, and Samsung Electronics America today announced the upcoming availability of the Samsung Galaxy Tab™ 7.0 Plus featuring Peel Smart Remote TV application. Peel allows users to instantly find and watch their favorite TV shows and discover new shows based on their preferences, all with the tap of a screen.

Offering a portable, rich multimedia experience on a 7-inch display, the Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus packs...

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Ed's View: ATSC M/H Handheld Performance

By Ed Milbourn • Oct 10 2011, 2:48pm

Last spring I convinced myself that, indeed, the M/H application in a notebook stick configuration is viable from a user standpoint. (see previous Ed’s View)

Now, I wanted to verify M/H viability in a “hand-held” configuration with a marketed receiver. So, I acquired an RCA DMT 335R 3.5” Mobile DTV/ATSC Digital TV from the RCA web-store for a field test. This receiver...

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HDTV and Home Theater Podcast - Podcast #491: Portable Media Streamers

By The HT Guys • Aug 12 2011, 5:27am

A trend that we have been following for a while now is portability of your media. In the future many believe that the cloud will house all our media and make it available to us everywhere we go. But until we have universal high speed access at low costs we will remain dependent on physical storage. The current crop of portable devices have at most 64GB of storage so often you have to compromise on what media you take with you.

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HDTV Expert - Useful Gadgets: RCA DMT336R Mobile DTV/ATSC Pocket TV

By Pete Putman • Jul 28 2011, 10:00pm

The DMT336R is just one of many inexpensive pocket digital TVs that RCA is rolling out this summer.

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HDTV Almanac - Dyle-ing Mobile TV with a New Brand

By Alfred Poor • Jul 20 2011, 1:00pm

New wine in a new bottle, already. Mobile DTV was the name for the broadcast television for mobile devices that has started to roll out in markets across the country. There aren’t many devices available yet that can receive these signals, but the industry hopes that it will be supported by a wide range of [...]