HDR Is Coming To A TV Near You

If you’re shopping for a new TV, a new acronym should be on your radar: HDR, or High Dynamic Range. Soon it’ll be everywhere, but here’s why it’s worth a look now.

Roku Accounted For 30% Of All 1Q Connected TV Device Sales In U.S.

Amazon Launches Its First Inexpensive Fire TV Televisions With Dolby Vision Support

Samsung Thinks Millennials Want Vertical TVs

Consumer Study Finds Appeal For 3.0 Features

A new Magid survey reports consumers find the most value in the combination of features, with the pairing of 4K enhanced video with high dynamic range and immersive 3D audio having the broadest appeal.

CES 2019

TV Set Maker LG Makes Its Sets Disappear

The CES 2019 gadget show is revving up in Las Vegas. Here are the latest findings and observations from Associated Press reporters on the ground as technology’s biggest trade event gets underway.

Samsung’s 2019 TVs Will Support Input Devices, Like Keyboards And Mice For Your PC

Oculus Unveils $399 Quest Wireless VR Headset

CTA: $200B Tariffs Vulnerable to Legal Challenge

The Consumer Technology Association (CTA) has submitted comments to U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) Robert Lighthizer on the administration’s proposed tariffs on $200 billion of Chinese imports. CTA’s comments detail how these tariffs may be vulnerable to a legal challenge because they are not based on the required legal finding of unfair business practices by China, […]

Samsung 85-Inch 8K TV Coming To U.S.

CTA Calls For End To Trump Tariff Strategy

Gary Shapiro, president and CEO of the Consumer Technology Association (CTA), issued a statement regarding the Trump administration’s 25% tariff on $16 billion of Chinese goods going into effect today, and China levying retaliatory tariffs in response. “The Trump administration’s ‘strategy’ of using tariffs to punish China for intellectual property theft and forced technology transfer […]

Vizio Offers Streaming Service For SmartCast TVs

COMMENTARY

Next Gen TV: It’s A Matter Of Numbers

Phil Kurz: I’ve had a few “aha” moments over the past couple of months when it comes to ATSC 3.0 that have given me some much-needed peace of mind. While I do believe the ATSC 3.0 standard offers TV broadcasters a legitimate path forward to compete with the burgeoning world of digital media alternatives, I must confess I have had a nagging feeling for some time about consumer uptake of Next Gen TV.

How Smart TVs In Millions Of U.S. Homes Track More Than What’s On Tonight

MicroLED Could Be The Future Of Televisions

Is MicroLED ready to compete with LCD and OLED for the Best TV crown? If Samsung and Apple get their way, an array of millions of tiny LEDs could oust OLED as the next big display technology. But it won’t be easy. Above, Samsung’s The Wall microLED TV is 146 inches.

Samsung, Roku TVs Said Vulnerable To Hacking

CES 2018: The Final Word

Wall-sized TVs. Connected everything. Smart mirrors. Autonomous electric vehicles. The world’s thinnest laptop. This is everything that mattered at CES 2018.

CES 2018

Tomorrow’s TVs Will Disappear When Not In Use

In The Dark: Power Outage At CES

Meyhem erupted at CES Wednesday as a power outage in the Central Hall shut down the giant tech conference, taking place in Las Vegas this week. Staff were told to close all entrances to the event, according to show management. Not even exhibitors were allowed into the event.

LG Unveils 88-Inch 8K OLED Display

Samsung Adds CBS All Access To Smart TVs

Toshiba Sells TV Unit To Hisense Of China

TOKYO (AP) — Troubled Toshiba Corp. is selling 95 percent of its TV and other visual products subsidiary to Chinese electronics maker Hisense Group as part of its effort to stay afloat. Tokyo-based Toshiba announced the 12.9 billion yen ($113 million) deal Tuesday. It’s set to be completed by or after February 2018, pending regulatory […]

Samsung Unveils Three New Co-CEOs

Three presidents at the technology giant have been elevated to co-CEOs in the wake of a bribery scandal: Kim Ki-nam, Kim Hyun-sukand Koh Dong-jin. They will serve as heads of the company’s device solutions, consumer electronics and IT and mobile divisions, respectively.

Hisense’s 100-inch 4K Laser TV Selling For $9,999

Comcast Extends Xfinity TV Partnership To LG TVs

Toshiba Joins The Alexa-Enabled TV Brigade

Millennials Discover How To Get Free TV

The Wall Street Journal reports that cord-cutters accustomed to watching shows online are often shocked that $20 “rabbit ears” pluck signals from the air. Is this legal? “I was just kind of surprised that this is technology that exists,” says Dan Sisco, 28 years old. “It’s been awesome. It doesn’t log out and it doesn’t skip.” WSJ subscribers can read the full story here.

TV Sets Starting To Disappear From US Homes

After years of insisting it wasn’t so, the TV Industrial Complex now admits that it’s contracting: The number of people paying for TV has been declining for several years. But that’s not the only part of the TV world that’s shrinking: Actual TV sets are disappearing from homes, too. After years of steady increases, the number of TVs in homes shrank to an average of 2.3 in 2015, down from an average of 2.6 televisions per household in 2009, according to the latest available data from the Energy Information Administration.

VR Market Could See Significant Growth

A key factor limiting the amount of quality virtual reality content available today is the cost of producing it relative to the number of people who have the technology to can view it. Imagine how that value proposition would change if the number of people who own a headset doubled in the next 12 months. If respondents to a survey by research firm Magid are to be believed, it’s a possibility.

E3 Game Show Opens To Wider Audience

E3, the annual Electronic Entertainment Expo, opened Tuesday in Los Angeles. The show has typically only been open to those in the video game industry and media that cover it. But this year organizers allowed 15,000 members of the general public onto the show floor.

70M VR Headsets Projected In U.S. By 2021

Sharp Sues Hisense Over Poor-Quality TVs

PLAYOUT

Consumers May Replace TVs Like Cell Phones Soon

TiVo CEO Tom Carson Set To Retire

TiVo said Carson will remain in his position until a successor can be appointed. He’ll remain an adviser to the new CEO and the board upon his leaving.

Starz Expands OTT To Samsung Smart TVs

Starz said its app now works on select Samsung smart TVs, a move by the media company to further expand the reach of its direct-to-consumer programming. The news comes just a few months after Starz launched its app on Amazon Fire TV.

Survey: Consumers Impressed by 3.0 Features

Nationwide SmithGeiger research finds next-generation ATSC 3.0 features increase consumer spending on, and accelerate purchase of, smart TVs.

Vestel In Talks To Buy Toshiba’s TV Unit

LeEco Abandons $2B Deal For Vizio

China’s LeEco has scrapped a planned $2 billion acquisition of U.S. consumer electronics company Vizio due to regulatory issues, a fresh setback to the cash-strapped Chinese conglomerate’s expansion drive.

Buying A New TV? Cut Through The Jargon

Shambling 3D TV Finally Falls Down Dead