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LG launches ridiculously big ultra-definition television

LG launches ridiculously big ultra-definition television

Never wasting an opportunity to get a leg up on the competition, LG has launched a brand new ultra-definition television. The massive 4K HDTV comes it at at 84-inches, which means it isn't the biggest television we've seen, but it is the biggest set capable of 4k technology. LG says that this television offers a whopping 8 million pixels per frame, which delivers "four times the resolution (3840x2160) of existing Full HD TV panels."

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LG’s 84-inch 4K TV on sale in Korea from August

LG’s 84-inch 4K TV on sale in Korea from August

If you’re not content with 1080p on your big screen TV, then fear not: manufacturers are starting to roll out their 4K TVs, though you’ll have to pay a small fortune to get your hands on one. LG will be selling its new 84-inch 3840x2160 TV in South Korea towards the end of August, and is currently taking pre-orders. The company will be showing off the television in stores across the country, but quantities of the set will be limited.

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Canon EOS-1D C 4K sample footage revealed

Canon EOS-1D C 4K sample footage revealed

Back in April, Canon announced the EOS-1D C and the 500D, both capable of recording 4K video. The company didn’t announce pricing back then, but we’ll hazard a guess that neither camera will be cheap. If handheld 4K video is relevant to your interests, then new footage reportedly shot using the EOS-1D C might be worth a watch. The folks over at EOSHD have managed to get their hands on the footage, embedded below for your viewing pleasure.

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Point Grey unveils world’s smallest 4K USB 3.0 camera

Point Grey unveils world’s smallest 4K USB 3.0 camera

Point Grey, makers of industrial digital cameras, has released a new model in its Flea3 USB 3.0 camera lineup that supports 4K resolution and is being touted as the world's smallest 4K camera. It uses the bandwidth capabilities of USB 3.0 to deliver 4096 x 2160 pixel resolution color images at 21 frames per second. All this is stuffed into a tiny ice-cube sized package.

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Sony unveils world’s first 4K home cinema projector

Sony unveils world’s first 4K home cinema projector

Sony has unveiled the VPL-VW1000ES, a new super high definition projector that's the world's first to offer home theaters 4K resolution, which is four times that of Full HD 1080p. The Sony VPL-VW1000ES projects a 4096 x 2160-pixel resolution or over 8.8 million pixels for image clarity that brings a truly immersive visual experience.

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OmniVision unveils 16MP sensor with 4K video

OmniVision unveils 16MP sensor with 4K video

How many megapixels is too many megapixels? Trick question: you can never have enough. OmniVision has unveiled new sensors, the OV16820 and OV16825, designed to be used in future smartphones that would put 16 megapixels in your pocket. Not only that, the sensors move beyond 1080p video, allowing for 4K recording at 60 frames per second. Who said the spec race was dead?

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Toshiba 55XS5 offers 4K north of $9k

Toshiba 55XS5 offers 4K north of $9k

Maybe you’re not sold on this whole “OLED” thing. Maybe you think 1080p on a 55-inch screen looks gross. Why not future proof yourself and jump straight to the next big thing? Toshiba will be releasing a 55-inch TV in Japan next month with a 4K resolution, even if the content isn't quite with us yet. It’s not quite top of the line either, lacking 3D capabilities and useing edge-lit LEDs instead of the superior local dimming tech, but hey, it’s 4K.

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RED camera shoot out cancelled

RED camera shoot out cancelled

Jim Jannard, CEO of RED, took to the RED User Forums on Tuesday to issue a camera shoot out challenge to every camera company willing to participate. They were allowed to bring any camera, a team of techs, and could post process the image however they pleased. 2K and 4K would both be tested at different screen sizes, but it seems that a number of companies didn’t take too kindly to the idea. Just two days after issuing the invitation, Jannard has withdrawn it, saying that the “grief and complication doesn't warrant the effort.”

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Yamaha RX-V773WA, RX-V673 receivers offer AirPlay, 4K/3D passthrough

Yamaha RX-V773WA, RX-V673 receivers offer AirPlay, 4K/3D passthrough

Yamaha has released two new models of its RX-V series network AV receivers with the RX-V773WA and the RX-V673. These powerful 7.2-channel receivers are future-proofed to meet the demands of the most advanced home entertainment needs, offering AirPlay support, improved YPAO system calibration, internet radio, DLNA, WiFi, as well as 4K and 3D pass-through.

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