Samsung OLED TVs With Quantum Dots Could Be Coming Soon

Pluto TV, Hisense And Vidaa Partner

Free streaming TV service Pluto TV, a ViacomCBS company, today with Vidaa International, a subsidiary of Hisense, the third-largest television manufacturer in the world, announced a multi-year global pact bringing Pluto TV’s platform of more than 250 live, linear, thematically-curated and branded partner channels onto Hisense’s new Vidaa platform across the United States, Europe and […]

CES 2020

LG To Introduce Six 3.0 TVs This Year In U.S.

LG Electronics announced Monday that it will offer six premium OLED TV models supporting ATSC 3.0 in 2020, ranging in size from 55 to 88 inches. The announcement, made the day before the official opening of CES 2020, answers the question in the minds of many industry observers about whether 3.0 consumer receivers would actually make it to market in the United States, and offers one more indication for broadcasters that a voluntary transition to NextGen TV will actually be able to seen by viewers.

CES 2020

‘Filmmaker Mode’ On 2020 TVs Endorsed

Set makers including Samsung and LG will support the mode, developed to disable motion smoothing and display movies in the way the filmmakers intended.

CES 2020

8 Things We Expect To See At CES

The annual consumer tech showcase will be awash in shiny gadgets, but it’s what those products tell us about the future that matters most.

NextGen TV Moniker Resonates With Consumers

A Magid survey finds that the 3.0 standard’s new capabilities are seen as both an innovative service and a key feature for future consumer considering upgrading their TV receivers.

LG Expects To Produce 10M OLED Panels Annually By 2022 With New Plant

More Broadband HHs Watch Online Video On TVs

The biggest screen in the house is becoming the go-to for watching online video, according to new research from Parks Associates. The firm said that 52% of U.S. broadband households surveyed now watch online video (SVOD, AVOD, etc.) on a connected TV. Not coincidentally, Parks also found that watching TV and movies at home is the most popular leisure activity for U.S. broadband households.

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.

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.

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 […]

YouTube TV Rolls Out Living-Room App

YouTube TV, the “skinny bundle” pay-TV service that launched in the spring via web browsers, Google Chromecast and a mobile app, officially is entering the living room. A new app optimized for smart TVs and connected devices launches this week with availability only on Android TV sets, but by the end of the year YouTube plans to roll it out to major distribution partners including Samsung, Apple TV, Roku and Xbox.

Toshiba Joins The Alexa-Enabled TV Brigade

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.

Sharp Sues Hisense Over Poor-Quality TVs

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Consumers May Replace TVs Like Cell Phones Soon

Smartphone Ownership Now 2nd Behind TVs

An annual CTA study shows smartphones are now the second-most owned tech device, behind TV sets, growing 13% to 238 million last year.

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

Average Number Of TVs In U.S. Homes Drops

The U.S. Energy Information Administration’s most recent Residential Energy Consumption Survey shows that an average of 2.3 televisions were used in American homes in 2015, down from an average of 2.6 TVs per household in 2009. The number of homes with three or more TVs declined from the 2009 survey, and a larger share of households reported not using a television at all.

 

TVs May Use More Energy Than You Think

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — An environmental group accused three major television manufacturers Wednesday of misleading consumers and regulators about how much energy their high-definition screens devour by designing them to draw less power during government testing than in ordinary use. The Natural Resources Defense Council concluded that the TVs made by Samsung, LG Electronics and […]

High Design Emerges As TV’s Next Big Thing

Buying A TV Takes More Than A Tape Measure

Buying a TV is no longer just choosing how big a screen you want. Here are some big decisions you’ll face.

Millennials Ditching TV Sets At Record Rate

The biggest TV drama among millennials is playing off screen. So far this season, younger viewers, the most important audience for advertisers, have ditched their TV sets at more then double the rate of previous years, new Nielsen figures show. Traditional TV usage — which has been falling among viewers ages 18 to 34 at around 4% a year since 2012 — tumbled 10.6% between September and January.

UK Has 13,000 Homes With Only B&W TVs

TV Sets May Again Be Made In U.S.

CES 2012

Though Not At CES, Apple Presence Is Strong

Apple casts a huge shadow over the world’s largest consumer electronics show as rumors continue to spread that it has its own TV in the works.

Survey: TV Brand Names Become Irrelevant

Sony Overhauls Struggling TV Set Business

Consumer electronics giant Sony Corp. is splitting its television business into three divisions to make operations more accountable as part of efforts to turn around the loss-making business. Sony said its TV division will comprise LCD TVs, outsourcing and next-generation TVs, beginning today.

Apple Working On A TV Set For 2012?

Is Apple Planning A Move Into TVs?

Apple’s recent investment of $3.9 billion in components is likely for device displays ranging from the iPhone to the 27-inch iMac, and could signal Apple’s intention to build a television set up to 50 inches in size, investment firm Piper Jaffray believes.

TV Set Bargains Come Early This Year