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Ultra-HD Blu-rays are going to be a bit pricey

With TV manufacturers giving 4K TVs a huge push to consumers right now it is about time we started actually getting some ultra-HD content available. Several studios have plans to launch UHD Blu-rays this year but it looks like we can expect prices of UHD movies to be fairly high …

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It looks like UltraHD Blu-rays may ditch region locks

Disc-based DRM has been huge in the entertainment industry, with most DVD’s and Blu-rays coming region locked to specific devices. However, we are moving in to a new realm of 4K/UHD content at the moment, which means new Blu-ray disc technology, which just had region coding removed from its specification sheet. …

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The 21.5-inch 4K iMac will apparently launch next week

Last year, Apple surprised us all with the launch of the 5K iMac all in one machine, featuring a custom built display timer in order to get such a monstrous resolution running smoothly with OS X. However, Apple’s 21.5-inch models have gone quite a while without a display upgrade, with …

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Sharp may introduce its first 8K UHD displays in October

Sharp Corp. has been among the most prominent supporters of the next-generation 8K ultra-high-definition resolution and may also be the first company to actually offer commercial 8K displays, according to a media report. The screens will be used for commercial applications and will hardly find their ways to homes. Sharp …

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Sony to launch the first 4K smartphone this year

Sony has just announced two new smartphones, the Xperia Z5 and the Xperia Z5 Compact. Though a third smartphone is expected later on in the year known as the Xperia Z5 Premium, which will be the first one in the world to feature a 4K display, with a massive 806 …

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Asus ROG GX700: World’s first liquid-cooled laptop with 4K IPS LCD

Asustek Computer has announced the world’s first notebook with liquid cooling. The system is designed for gamers and can deliver performance on-par with high-end gaming desktops. Thanks to unique cooling solution and microprocessor with unlocked multiplier, the Asus ROG GX700 notebook even supports serious overclocking capabilities. The unique Asus ROG GX700 …

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Netflix 4K content starts leaking on to the web

Netflix has had 4K content for a while now. All of its original shows are filmed in ultra HD and it even has a few third-party offerings, like Breaking Bad. Unfortunately, only specific devices have access to 4K streaming on Netflix and that list mostly consists of smart TVs. This …

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4K TVs hit new sales milestone: three million units per month

Thanks to decreasing prices of ultra-high-definition TVs, sales of such devices are rapidly increasing. According to DisplaySearch, a leading market tracker, shipments of TV panels with 3840*2160 resolution reached a new milestone in April as they hit three million units for the first time. Shipments of UHD TV panels in …

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Asrock Beebox: Intel ‘Braswell’ NUC with USB type-C and 4K video playback

Intel Corp.’s ultra-small form-factor NUC [next unit of compute] desktops have become pretty popular on the market and many makers of mainboards, PCs and barebones are now trying to offer something similar. Asrock at Computex 2015 introduced its first NUC-like PCs that feature Intel’s new-generation ‘Braswell’ system-on-chip and boast with …

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LG quietly introduces 27-inch 4K UHD FreeSync monitor

LG Electronics has quietly added one of the most advanced AMD FreeSync-supporting displays announced to date into its product lineup. The monitor combines AMD’s variable refresh rate technology with ultra-high-definition 4K resolution, a combination not available previously. The display is about to become available in Australia. The LG 27MU67 monitor …

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Sharp Aquos 4K Next TV: RGBY panel, virtual 8K UHD upconversion

Ultra-high-definition televisions with 8K (7680*4320) resolution are expected to hit the market only sometimes in 2018, but Sharp this week introduced its new ultra-high-definition television that promises to upconvert FHD and 4K UHD video to virtual 8K resolution with the help of complex graphics rendering algorithms. The new TV also …

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Apple makes iMac with 5K retina display more affordable

Apple has introduced a more affordable version of its flagship iMac with 5K retina display. The new personal computer features slightly slower processor and lower-performance graphics card, but apart from that, it is still a rather decent machine. In addition, Apple slashed the price of the original iMac 5K in …

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CyberLink unveils world’s first hardware-accelerated 4K Ultra-HD player

CyberLink, a leading developer of multimedia software, has introduced the industry’s first media player that can take advantage of hardware acceleration capabilities of ultra-high-definition video decoding found in the latest hardware, such as microprocessors and graphics processing units. The CyberLink PowerDVD 15 is the world’s first software player that supports …

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HP unveils 31.5-inch 4K UHD display with 10-bit colour spectrum

Hewlett-Packard has unveiled its new professional monitor that combines all the latest display technologies available today. The HP Z32x boasts with ultra-high-definition resolution, accurate colours and rich connectivity options. Pricing of the product was not announced, but do not expect it to be affordable. The HP DreamColor Z32x (M2D46A4) features …

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HDMI forum adds HDR support to HDMI 2.0a specification

HDMI Forum, an organization that manages the HDMI standard development, this week release HDMI 2.0a specification, which adds support for high-dynamic range video medatada flags to the standard. Members of the organization can start to add HDMI 2.0a into their products now. The specification has been updated to enable transmission …

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4K Ultra HD TVs could reach 20% market share in 2015

Adoption of ultra-high-definition televisions is gradually increasing as prices are getting lower in well-developed countries and China. As a result, market share of UHD TV-sets could hit around 20 per cent globally already this year, according to optimistic predictions of makers of TV components. The production cost of a 4K …

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