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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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By Pete Putman • Jun 17, 4:48pm
InfoComm 2016 showed the AV industry is heading in some radically new directions.
Did you notice?
The post InfoComm 2016 In The Rearview Mirror appeared first on HDTVexpert.
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 […]
The post AV-over-IP: It’s Here.
Time To Get On Board! appeared first on HDTVexpert.
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!
The post The End Of One Era And The Start Of Another appeared first on HDTVexpert.
By Pete Putman • Apr 27 2016, 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.
The post NAB 2016: Thoughts and Afterthoughts appeared first on HDTVexpert.
By Pete Putman • Apr 13 2016, 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.
The post Of Samsung, Big Screens, IoT, HDR, And Patience appeared first on HDTVexpert.
By Pete Putman • Apr 11 2016, 10:00pm
By all accounts, cord-cutting is growing in popularity.
One major TV brand apparently didn’t get the memo, however.
The post To Cut, Or Not To Cut: That Is The Question… appeared first on HDTVexpert.
By Ken Werner • Mar 29 2016, 9:25pm
Data traffic on mobile networks will reach 367 exabytes — that’s 367×10^18 bytes or 367 billion gigabytes — in 2020, up from 44 exabytes in 2015, according to Cisco Systems’ recently released Visual Networking Index Global Mobile Data Traffic Forecast, 2015-2020.
A lot of that is video, which accounted for 55% of all mobile data […]
The post A More Mobile Mobile is Coming appeared first on HDTVexpert.
By Ken Werner • Mar 9 2016, 10:10pm
One billion dollars worth of OLED-TV sets were sold last year, seven times the sales in 2014, according to a recent IHS report.
Ninety percent of that market belonged to LG, but Shin Hyun-jun, an analyst with LIG Investment & Securities Co., expects Samsung to enter the OLED-TV market in late 2017, according to a […]
The post OLED-TV Is Real: Sales Reached $1 Billion Dollars in 2015 appeared first on HDTVexpert.
By Pete Putman • Mar 7 2016, 5:21pm
Thinking about buying a new Ultra HDTV? You might want to wait a few months...or maybe a year.
HDR is coming!
The post “HDR” Is Coming To Your Next TV.
So What, Exactly, Does That Mean? appeared first on HDTVexpert.
By Pete Putman • Feb 12 2016, 10:04pm
Sharp, a 100-year-old Japanese manufacturing giant, announced last week it is considering a takeover offer from Hon Hai Precision Industries of Taiwan, a/k/a/ Foxconn – the manufacturer of your iPhones, iPads, and lots of other Apple products.
By Pete Putman • Jan 28 2016, 6:21pm
We’re almost a month removed from the 2016 International CES, which was quite the crowded bazaar of electronic gadgets.
I’ve already reported on what I saw at the show; now, I want to take a few minutes to do some “Monday morning quarterbacking.” Quarterly reports in this week from two of the CE world’s titans […]
By Pete Putman • Jan 15 2016, 12:57am
I’m a little less than a week back from one of the world’s largest trade shows, the 2016 International CES.
According to press releases from the Consumer Technology Association (CTA), the new name for the Consumer Electronics Association, upwards of 170,000 people attended the show this year, which was spread out over several venues in […]
By Pete Putman • Dec 7 2015, 11:27pm
It’s a safe bet your next television will look and perform much differently than the one you bought five years ago.
By Pete Putman • Nov 17 2015, 11:41pm
Thinking about buying a new Ultra HDTV this holiday season? Check the power consumption numbers - you may be surprised.
By Ken Werner • Nov 12 2015, 10:12pm
It is a retailing insight that dates back to an ancient time, the time of CRT TV sets: “The way to make a TV look better is to connect it to a really good loudspeaker.” Sounds like a recipe for an analog, standard-def, monophonic home-theater system, doesn’t it? Some of those old TV salesmen may […]
By Pete Putman • Nov 9 2015, 8:12pm
Some recent market research indicates that cord-cutting is picking up speed.
Or is slowing down.
But maybe it’s more the former than the latter.
By Ken Werner • Oct 30 2015, 1:32am
In early October, VIZIO and Dolby Laboratories announced pricing and availability of the VIZIO Reference Series TV sets, which the companies described as “the industry’s first-ever complete High Dynamic Range solution with Dolby Vision™ playback technology.” The series consists initially of two models, one of which you might be if you’ve had a good year, […]
By Pete Putman • Oct 22 2015, 3:09pm
Next March marks a defining moment in the history of broadcasting: The Federal Communications Commission will hold an auction to see if TV stations REALLY want to stay on their UHF channels, or sell their spectrum space off to the highest bidder and either (a) move to another UHF channel, (b) move to a VHF […]
By Ken Werner • Sep 30 2015, 6:10pm
Whenever I hear this question, my curmudgeonly inclination is to answer, “Who cares?” Perhaps a better question is “What revolutionary new product would allow Apple to continue earning profit margins far larger than the industry average?” In fact, it’s very hard to imagine Apple coming up with such a product.
The financial analyst […]