The annual consumer electronics bazaar offered an important stage for fledgling NextGen TV this week, while also allowing varied glimpses at 5G, anticipatory technology and acres of beautiful new screens including the Samsung Sero that shifts from a horizontal to vertical perspective.
Set makers including Samsung and LG will support the mode, developed to disable motion smoothing and display movies in the way the filmmakers intended.
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.
When Cox Media Group’s CBS affiliate WJAX Jacksonville, Fla. (DMA 42), began renovating its production studio, it wanted to incorporate an eye-catching display in every area of the set — including the anchor desk. Working with design consultant Devlin Design Group, integrator Advanced took on the challenge with the installation of more than 40 displays by NEC, […]
Over-the-air broadcasting is making its first game-changing advancement in decades for all to see on the floor of the Las Vegas Convention Center with the opening of CES 2016.
LG tested three types of its next-gen signals in a mobile environment: Ultra HD, HD and SD, all simultaneously within one channel. The HD and SD signals performed about as well as the old ATSC DTV mobile standard, delivering “clean” signals in 80% and 90% of the locations, respectively. Ultra HD, which is not meant for mobile broadcasts, didn’t work nearly as well. Yesterday it demoed the technology for more than 60 engineers in Cleveland, including reception on a bus.
Here are the television-related highlights from the International CES gadget show in Las Vegas on Monday. The four-day show formally opens on Tuesday.
Early this morning, GatesAir, LG and its subsidiary Zenith with the help of Quincy Group’s WKOW Madison, Wis., conducted an on-air test of Futurecast, a contender for the ATSC 3.0 digital TV transmission standard in the United States.
LG and GatesAir will conduct a test of the Futurecast digital TV system on the Quincy Broadcasting-owned ABC afiliate in Madison, Wis., on Oct. 22. The system is one of the proponents in the ATSC 3.0 standards-setting contest.
The South Korean display panel maker said Friday the flexible display has a resolution of 1,200 pixels by 810 pixels and maintains its function when it is rolled up. LG touted its technology as a significant advance, saying the cylinder’s diameter would be just 6 centimeters (2.4 inches). It means LG Display could produce TVs that are larger than 50 inches diagonally and can be rolled up.
LG likes Chromecast’s way of casting media to the TV. So instead of copying it for webOS, the company decided to integrate casting into an open SDK capable of playing nice with multiple devices.
Former ATSC Chairman John Godfrey, VP communications policy and regulatory affairs at Samsung, was elected to come back and serve on the board again. He’s joined by Mark Eyer of Sony and John Taylor of LG Electronics USA, both of whom were elected to a second term.
In partnership with Harris Broadcast, “Futurecast” is designed to increase data throughput by 30%, improve mobile TV and indoor TV reception and feature robust transmission capabiltiies for things like 4K broadcasts. Notably, the proposed physical layer doesn’t mention DVB, the European standard that was included in several of the ATSC 3.0 proposals. LG developed the current ATSC standard used today.
On Friday, 19 organizations filed 10 proposals for ATSC 3.0, the next-generation television standard. Filers included LG, Harris Broadcast, Samsung and Sony. One company of notable interest is the nation’s largest TV station owner: Sinclair Broadcast Group.
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — LG Electronics Inc. started taking pre-orders on Wednesday for the world’s first big TVs that use an advanced display technology promising startlingly clear images on wafer-thin screens. The South Korean company said the 55-inch TVs, which use a technology called “OLED” and have a price tag of 11 million won […]
The new set with four times the resolution of standard HDTVs will go on sale in October for $20,000.
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) —South Korean TV manufacturers are making billion dollar bets on a new display technology that promises an even thinner screen and imagery of eye-popping clarity. It might prove to be a costly last gasp of innovation from an industry finding it ever harder to excite consumers who’ve been wowed by smartphones […]
LG has taken the wraps off its first Google TV-powered television set, even as rumors of an Apple television loom over the industry.
Key partners include LG Electronics and its U.S. R&D subsidiary, Zenith, which will develop handheld mobile DTV devices to receive the new alerts and will provide funding for the project.