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HDTV Expert - Broadcast TV Spectrum Repacking: The Devil Is In The Details

By Pete Putman • Mar 13, 5:43pm

Don't look now, but one or more of your local TV stations may be relocating to low-band VHF channels. Good luck trying to watch them indoors.
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General Interest

HDTV Expert - Two Keys to Optimal HDR TVs: Dynamic HDR Metadata and Tone Mapping

By Ken Werner • Feb 28, 11:15pm

The Society for Information Display LA Chapter held its 14th annual One-Day Conference on February 3, 2017 at the Costa Mesa Country Club in Costa Mesa, California. At the conference, Gerard Catapano gave a presentation entitled “HDR, Today into Tomorrow.” Catapano, formerly Associate Director of Electronics Testing at Consumer Reports and now Director of Quality […]
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General Interest

HDTV Expert - HDR: What’s It All About, and How Does It Affect Interfacing?

By Pete Putman • Feb 28, 5:11pm

HDR is fast becoming a buzzword in the AV community, even though most people don’t really understand what it means and how it affects interfacing.
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General Interest

HDTV Expert - Turn Back The Clock?

By Pete Putman • Feb 13, 10:07pm

A recent story in the Nikkei Asian Review states that Hon Hai Precision Industries – the new parent company of Sharp Electronics – is considering building an LCD panel facility in the United States.
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General Interest

HDTV Expert - CES 2017: Afterthoughts and Second Thoughts

By Pete Putman • Jan 26, 10:12pm

CES 2017 can be quite overwhelming and it can take a few weeks to process everything you see there. Here are some afterthoughts and second thoughts.
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General Interest

HDTV Expert - HDMI 2.1: The Need For Speed Continues

By Pete Putman • Jan 18, 5:59pm

Ever since HDMI version 2.0 was announced in September 2013, I’ve been pretty vocal about criticizing its “not quite fast enough” speed upgrade from 10.2 to 18 Gb/s, which turned out to be barely adequate for transporting 4K (3840×2160) video at full color resolution (RGB, or 4:4:4 in the world) at a frame rate of […]
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General Interest

HDTV Expert - CES 2017 In The Rear View Mirror

By Pete Putman • Jan 12, 9:00pm

LEDs, quantum dots, autonomous cars, and robots were all in vogue this year in Las Vegas. Of course, there's more to the story...
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Global & Worldview

HDTV Expert - On Samsung , Pro AV, Car Audio, and Control

By Pete Putman • Dec 6, 8:53pm

By now, you’ve most certainly heard or read the news that Samsung – the Korean consumer electronics giant – has agreed to purchase Harman International Industries, a holding company with a diversity of CE brands (Harman/Kardon, JBL) and pro AV marques (AKG, AMX, BSS, Crown, dbx, DigiTech, JBL Professional, Lexicon, Martin, Soundcraft, and Studer). Much […]
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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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