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Dish to air 4K and On Demand Rio Olympics coverage

Dish to air 4K and On Demand Rio Olympics coverage

The main problem with 4K TVs for many people since they launched is that there just isn’t that much in the way of content to watch. There are a handful of movies and some Netflix content, but that is about it. Dish has announced something that will make 4K TV fans who like sports happy. Dish will be airing lots of 2016 Rio Olympics coverage with much of that content on demand and in 4K resolution.

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Octospot Dive Camera is waterproof to 656-feet

Octospot Dive Camera is waterproof to 656-feet

Action cameras are numerous these days and many of them, like the GoPro, need a case around them if you plan to get them wet. A new dive camera called the Octospot has debuted on Kickstarter and it is specifically designed as an action camera for divers. The big feature that divers will want to know is that the camera is waterproof to 656-feet and it needs no extra casing to protect it at those depths.

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NVIDIA SHIELD Android TV gets Plex server, HDR Netflix, 4K VUDU

NVIDIA SHIELD Android TV gets Plex server, HDR Netflix, 4K VUDU

The NVIDIA SHIELD is a nifty Android device that is quite perfect for developing graphics intensive apps, like games, thanks to its NVIDIA Tegra X1 chip and the shiny new Vulkan API.But at its heart, it is an entertainment device with a disposition for high quality, high resolution video. That nature is all the more emphasized in the latest firmware 3.2 update that brings, among other things, Plex server, support for 4K videos on VUDU and YouTube, and Netlix in HDR mode.

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Hitachi will offer HD and 4K Roku smart TVs this fall

Hitachi will offer HD and 4K Roku smart TVs this fall

Hitachi is onboard to make Roku smart TVs, the company has announced. This upcoming fall, Hitachi will offer a line of Roku TVs with both HD and Ultra HD 4K resolution, all of them with various sized displays and Roku’s own OS. The televisions, as with the TCL and Hisense versions that have been available for a while, will give users access to Roku’s streaming channels while eliminating the need to have a separate set-top-box or Roku Streaming Stick.

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LG TVs to bring true black Aurora Borealis to Iceland

LG TVs to bring true black Aurora Borealis to Iceland

This week the folks at LG have revealed a concert that'll take place in Iceland. There the band Of Monsters and Men will be playing a set where, behind them, massive LG displays will be showing captured visions of the Aurora Borealis. Color on black, light shining through the displays just as the Aurora shines through the blackness of the sky. This event will be taking place on the 20th of July in Reykjavik, Iceland.

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Epson Pro Cinema projectors support 4K resolution

Epson Pro Cinema projectors support 4K resolution

Epson has unveiled several new projectors and all of them support 4K resolution to allow users to watch movies in UHD with support for high dynamic range in some models. The first of the new projectors is the Pro Cinema 6040UB and 4040. These two projectors have the same features save the 6040UB meeting ISF Certification standard with independent image calibration tools. Red and green pixels can also be turned off for adjustments without a special filter.

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PlayStation Neo tipped to land this year to usher in 4K gaming

PlayStation Neo tipped to land this year to usher in 4K gaming

While Microsoft was only too happy to tease the E3 2016 crowd with its Project Scorpio console, noticeably missing from the showroom floor and news was the PlayStation Neo, a.k.a. the PlayStation 4.5. Even Nintendo name dropped its NX console in announcing The Legend of Zelda: Breath of Fresh Air the Wild. Apparently, there is a reason for that. According to insider sources, Sony's "and a half" console might actually launch later this year, so Sony is merely reserving the PR for when that happens.

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Samsung Galaxy S8 could get 4K screen

Samsung Galaxy S8 could get 4K screen

Market analysis, wishful thinking, or both? Whichever the case, Samsung's 2017 flagship might very well bear, not the first, a 4K screen. That is the prediction being made by some analysts like UBI Research, based on trends and current production capabilities. While Sony was really the first OEM to have a 4K smartphone with the Xperia Z5 Premium, Samsung might have a better use case for that extreme high pixel density beyond simple video or photo viewing: virtual reality.

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2016 Vizio SmartCast M-Series TVs with Android remote now shipping

2016 Vizio SmartCast M-Series TVs  with Android remote now shipping

Vizio has announced its 2016 line of SmartCast M-Series displays for home theater fans are now shipping. The entire M-Series range features Ultra HD resolution, high dynamic range, and a fancy 6-inch tablet remote control. That remote control runs the Android operating system and has the Vizio SmartCast app integrated.

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This is Xiaomi’s Mi Box, the new Android TV superstar

This is Xiaomi’s Mi Box, the new Android TV superstar

Android TV hasn't quite managed to clamber aboard the hype-train yet, but if any company can light a fanboy fire for the set-top box platform, it's Xiaomi. The Chinese firm - and outspoken VP Hugo Barra - brought the Xiaomi Mi Box along to Google I/O this week for its first public outing, complete with 4K Ultra HD resolution and a pair of very different controllers.

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Dish’s Hopper 3 DVR adds 4K streaming support for Netflix

Dish’s Hopper 3 DVR adds 4K streaming support for Netflix

Dish Network has announced that its Hopper 3, currently its most advanced DVR, can now stream Netflix content in 4k Ultra HD resolution. The support starts as of today, and involves the Ultra HD content Netflix has available in its library. This adds Netflix’s content to Dish’s already present library of 4K-resolution shows and movies, which includes content from Mance Media, Sony, and The Orchard.

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Orah 4i camera livestreams 4K VR videos with 3D audio

Orah 4i camera livestreams 4K VR videos with 3D audio

VideoStitch has launched the Orah 4i, a small camera capable of livestreaming 4K-resolution 360-degree video with 3D audio specifically for virtual reality applications. The company, perhaps best known for its 360-degree VR video software, has put the camera up for preorder at a discounted rate; company CEO Nicolas Burtey said in a statement, “We have developed a solution that
streams 4K resolution live virtual reality video to headsets–all with the push of a button.”

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