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Forget 4K: The Future of TV is "Wide Field of View" According to Netflix

As 3D TVs continue on their slow march to the bargain bin, all AV enthusiasts' eyes turn to the promise of ultra-high definition 4K screens. But for movie streaming dominators Netflix, 4K may already be yesterday's news. Read More >>

displays
From Tablets to TVs: What's Next For Display Tech in 2014

Starting in 2010 when Apple made the retina display and display quality a central theme for their product marketing, displays have moved up from the doldrums into an unprecedented renaissance of new display technologies for smartphones, tablets, TVs, and entirely new classes of products like wearable displays. Read More >>

televisions
A 55-inch, Android-Enabled 4K UHD TV for £550? What's the Catch?

The catch is you'll be handing your money over to the new kids on the block, Kogan, rather than the stalwart likes of Samsung or Sony. But that shouldn't be too much of a concern, with the Australian manufacturer making a name for itself in the UK for offering high-end tech at low-end prices. So what's £550 bag you, in detail? Read More >>

televisions
LG's WebOS TV Hands-On: An Awesome Resurrection

CES this year has seen LG give official word that it would be using WebOS as the brains for 78-percent of its upcoming smart TVs. There was a lot to like about WebOS back when it ran on smartphones, but we were a bit skeptical about how it would get by in a smart TV. After all, smart TV user interfaces are almost universally bad. Not this time. We just got to spend some hands-on time with WebOS running on a few of LG's 2014 TVs, and we really liked what we saw. The first thing you'll notice is that navigation is incredibly fast. Using the joystick on the remote control, you guide the cursor around the screen, and as you do things pop up instantly. Not only that, everything is animated and really attractive. From the home screen you can access all of your favourite apps (and there are a lot already, from Netflix to Google Maps). If you don't like how they're laid out, you can just drag and drop to move them around. Very intuitive. There are a fair number of second-screen like features built-in. For example if you're watching a Danish murder mystery on TV you can pop open an overlay on the right side that will give you more info on it, and/or links to other shows it thinks you'll like. It's all very nicely integrated. The LG store acts as a sort of integrated hub for content. There you'll be able to download movies, TV shows, apps, and even games. You can plug a USB controller directly into the TV and play games as if there were a console attached. Or, if you don't have a physical controller, you can download an app to your smartphone and use it as a remote (it pairs via Wi-Fi). It was pretty responsive when playing a Spiderman game that had been downloaded for the demo, and while it looked pretty good, we're not talking PS4 graphics here or anything. One of the sticking points is text entry. If you wanted to enter in some search terms, or type a URL into the built-in web browser, you'd have to pull open a keyboard, and hunt and peck your way through with the cursor. That's how Roku players work, too, and it's very tedious. To counter this, LG has included options for voice and gesture controls. Using a voice search we were able to get the upcoming weather forecast and search for content. It wasn't entirely accurate, but to be fair, there was a lot of background noise. Hopefully it would work better in a home environment. The gestures are slick, too. You just raise a finger in the air (a polite one, please) and it immediately brings up an interface for adjusting the channel or volume simply by waving your finger. You can also bring your finger up to your lips to instantly mute. It was surprisingly responsive, though we have yet to see how it handles a room full of furniture and people. Some of the higher-end TVs will come with built-in cameras for this. Others will require you to purchase the small camera separately, and while WebOS will be on some of LG's Blu-ray players, the voice and gestures will be limited to the TVs. Overall, we were really impressed by how polished the system looked and how responsive it is. We generally hate smart TV UIs, but this felt like something very different. I can say without question that it's the best smart TV interface I've ever seen. It was actually smart! It didn't look like an early-2000s feature-phone. It didn't lag or stutter. It was designed like it was meant to be on a beautiful 4K TV, and that says a lot. Obviously, we only got to see a little bit of it, and the only thing we were allowed to use ourselves was the gesture control, so only time will tell if it can measure up to these auspicious first impressions. Hopefully we'll be reviewing one when they start rolling out later this year. Read More >>

televisions
Panasonic 4K Life+Screen Television Eyes-On: Life After Plasma

Yesterday, Panasonic says that its new 4K LED Life+Screen TVs have picture quality that's just as good as its recently murdered plasma line. I spent some time with the 85-incher. Plasma was wonderful, but everything's gonna be OK. There can still be beauty. Read More >>

televisions
Sony's Brand New 4K TVs: No Gimmicks, Just Beautiful

Sony's new 4K TVs are unbendingly plain but pretty much what a reasonable near-future human would really want in a giant TV: a big beautiful screen that doesn't need extra curves or egregious size to give you eyegasms. It's the type of TV that'll end up trickling down into our living rooms because there aren't any gimmicks that'll be forgotten about the next time someone wants to throw needless features on the wall and see what sticks. Read More >>

televisions
LG Will Power 70 Per Cent of its Smart TVs With WebOS

Resurrecting Palm's ill-fated mobile OS – which never truly delivered on phones – LG's new range of webOS-powered TVs will make up a staggering 70 per cent of the company's 2014 Smart TV line-up. That's a very clear sign of commitment to the technology—but what can we expect from it? Read More >>

televisions
LG's Giant Curved 4K OLED TVs Will Explode Your Mind

Having already divulged its 105-inch LCD UltraHD television earlier this month, LG has just unwrapped its super-premium lineup of 4K OLEDs ahead of next week's CES in Las Vegas. Welcome to the curve. Read More >>

televisions
Here's a Look at LG's Smart TV webOS Resurrection

Palm's webOS, once a dead-cert for smartphone OS supremacy, is tipped to be resurrected by LG at CES 2014 in a rather unlikely place -- a new line of the company's Smart TVs. And, thanks to Twitter leaker EvLeaks, we've got an early glimpse at what it will look like. Read More >>

gadgets
This 110 Inch Monster Is the World's Largest Ultra HDTV

At last year's Consumer Electronics Show, Samsung unveiled the world's largest 4K TV. But its paltry 85 inch size is now dwarfed by a bigger brother, which offers up 110 inches of screen real estate. This things is crazy big. Read More >>

tv
LG's 105-Inch Curved OLED is Just Bonkers

LG has just revealed its new flagship curved OLED screen—the largest one in existence—ahead of next January's CES convention. Because why wouldn't you you want 105 inches of curved OLED goodness? Oh right, you can't afford it. Read More >>

televisions
Dolby Develops 4,000-nit "Pulsar" Television Tech

Audio specialist Dolby is preparing to assault our eyes for a change, demonstrating super-bright TV display technology, offering a 4,000-nit output that dwarfs that 100-nit norm that most of today's sets approach. Read More >>

dealzmodo
A Sony Bravia is Your 50-Inch 3DTV Deal of the Day

There's little the world can offer you that the TV can't. Television is your counsellor, your lover, your funny friend, your current affairs expert, that person who irritates you so much that you have to stand in the middle of a field and scream 'til your voice breaks in two. TV is everything. Read More >>

gaming
You Know You Want This 60" HD Arcade Machine With a Built-In Kegerator

What if you combined your three favourite things into one big toy? What's that? You would combine beer, video games, and high definition TV? No need to imagine, folks. Such a machine exists, and it only costs £3,000. A Bargain! Read More >>

3d
This Screen Can Display 2D and 3D Images at the Same Time

With most 3D TVs you'll see a headache-inducing double image unless you're wearing a pair of polarising or shutter glasses. But researchers from the Shirai Lab at Japan's Kanagawa Institute of Technology have developed a remarkable screen that can display both 2D and 3D images at the same time, without the eye-straining side effects. Read More >>

tv
The TV of the Future is Already in Japan and It Feels Like Real Life

What was immediately striking was that the image was so crisp that it was possible to distinguish the leaves on the trees in the background. Rather than making the image seem flat, the clarity gave the picture a depth hitherto unseen on digital projections. The colours were also magnificent. The whites and blacks were stunning. Read More >>

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