By Ken Werner • May 10 2017, 4:18pm
The white LEDs used in conventional LCD-TV backlight units — which are actually blue LEDs with a broadband yellow phosphor inside the package — produce a white light that has insufficient output and purity in the green and red.
All current approaches to improving LCD-TV color gamut and purity involve improving the intensity and purity […]
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By Pete Putman • Apr 18 2017, 9:49pm
I thought I had solved a pesky interference problem that caused my wireless gateway to repeatedly drop WAN connections.
Turns out, I wasn’t quite done yet…
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By Pete Putman • Apr 17 2017, 10:21pm
It's not easy to design a stylish indoor TV antenna that actually works well.
And Terk just proved it again.
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By Pete Putman • Mar 30 2017, 2:19pm
A few years ago, readers may recall my on-going battles with Comcast to fix a service reliability issue.
I had asked from the start that the ‘drop’ – the underground RG-6 coaxial cable running from the sidewalk to my house – be replaced.
I suspected the cable’s jacket had been compromised with moisture over time.
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By Pete Putman • Mar 13 2017, 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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By Ken Werner • Feb 28 2017, 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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By Pete Putman • Feb 28 2017, 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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By Pete Putman • Feb 13 2017, 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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By Pete Putman • Jan 26 2017, 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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By Pete Putman • Jan 18 2017, 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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By Pete Putman • Jan 12 2017, 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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By Pete Putman • Dec 6 2016, 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).
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By Pete Putman • Nov 14 2016, 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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By Pete Putman • Oct 20 2016, 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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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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So What? appeared first on HDTVexpert.