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Is 4K Resolution Important to Consumers?

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Which is simpler to you as consumer, using the term UHDTV or call it 4K? How about 3.75K? The audio/video industry has been increasingly complex since the introduction of the home theater concept, and grew excessively complex with digital TV and connectivity.  You may be alone if you never had any HDMI or HDCP issues. …

The Ultimate Guide to 4K and 8K Ultra HD

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Since its development in the 1920’s, the first public broadcast in 1939, and widespread adoption in the 1950’s, television continues to mesmerize its worldwide audience. Spanning from the time of electro-mechanical rotating mirror-drum scanners and Cathode Ray Tubes (CRT), to today’s household staple — The Flat-Screen Television. High Definition Television (HDTV), also known as Full HD…

What is “Mastered in 4K”?

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Mastered in 4K “Mastered in 4K” is a phrase from Sony to denote a Full HD (1920×1080) film on a Blu-ray disc that has been remastered from an Ultra High Definition source — a “Mastered in 4K” Blu-ray disc therefore, is not True 4K (3840 × 2160). A “Mastered in 4K” disc is theoretically optimized to be…

What is High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC)?

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Introduction to HEVC (Source: Wikipedia) High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC) is a video compression standard, a successor to H.264/MPEG-4 AVC (Advanced Video Coding), currently under joint development by the ISO/IEC Moving Picture Experts Group (MPEG) and ITU-T Video Coding Experts Group (VCEG) as ISO/IEC 23008-2 MPEG-H Part 2 and ITU-T H.HEVC. MPEG and VCEG have established a Joint Collaborative Team on Video Coding (JCT-VC) to develop the HEVC standard. HEVC is said…

What is Ultra High Definition?

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What is Ultra HDTV? Ultra HD (also known as “Ultra High Definition” / “Super Hi-Vision” / “Ultra HDTV” / “UHD” / “UHDTV” / “4K” / “8K”), is a video format conceptualized by the Japanese public broadcasting network, NHK. On October 17, 2012, The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) announced that the official term “Ultra HD” would…