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ITU approves High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC) standard H.265

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GENEVA, SWITZERLAND — High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC), the new video compression standard designed to use half the data of it’s H.264 predecessor, received the nod of approval from the ITU-T‘s Study Group 16 today. (What is HEVC?). The first-stage approval (consent) of the Ultra HD video encoding format will ease the burden on global networks,…

First dedicated Ultra HD channel goes live in Europe

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Eutelsat Communications announced their progression towards Ultra HD (4K), with their very own dedicated Ultra HD channel. The company will deliver the stream via satellite with a 3,840 x 2,160 (4K) resolution at 50 frames per second in progressive mode with MPEG-4 encoding at 40 Mbit/s. The company is partnering with video compression provider ATEME…

Samsung takes pre-orders for 85-inch Ultra HDTV in South Korea

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Samsung unveiled its 85-inch S9 Ultra HDTV along with 95-, and 110-inch models at last week’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Nevada. Now the electronics manufacturer has started taking pre-orders for the 85-inch model in South Korea, with no word on a release date in the United States. The 4K, quad-core Ultra HDTV will…

LG has already sold 300 Ultra HDTV’s at $22,000 each

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According to Korean news site Chosun Ilbo, LG has has already sold 300 Ultra HDTV’s at $22,000 USD each ($6.6 million total). These early adopters could have purchased 4 separate non-Ultra HD TV’s, but instead chose to pursue perfect 3,840 x 2,160 picture quality with Cinema 3D technology and integrated 2.2 channel speakers. Other manufacturers…

CES 2013: A Complete Tour of Ultra HD

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CES 2013 is officially concluded. With over 150,000 people in attendance and almost 2 million square feet of exhibit space, the CEA has stated that it was their largest convention since its founding over 45 years ago. “The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) announced today that the 2013 International CES is the largest in the show’s 45+ year…

Live from CES: Ultra HD TV Photos (Day 2)

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Consumer Electronics Show – January 10th, 2013 Ultra HD TV’s Another day of CES 2013 is finished. Here are several photos from today’s adventure at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Stay tuned over the following days after CES, there is much to be written!