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World’s First 4K TV broadcast set for 2014 World Cup

World’s First 4K TV broadcast set for 2014 World Cup

In one of the smoothest and perhaps most irresistible measures made thus far for the new high definition television technology, Japan has announced that it will be broadcasting the 2014 World Cup in 4K. This means that everyone working with a 4K television by then (read: everyone with bottomless wallets) will be watching this Brazil-based sporting event inside Japan next year. So those of you with an entertainment establishment of any kind (sports bars, we're looking at you), you'll want to think about which model you want to pick up between here and then.

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Westinghouse 110-inch 4K TV eyes-on: massively giant

Westinghouse 110-inch 4K TV eyes-on: massively giant

There's nothing quite like a war between television manufacturers to bring our the WOW factor at CES, and this year's Westinghouse presentation includes quite the looker - a 110-inch 4K TV that'll just swallow your room up whole. This machine is not yet ready for the market, but certainly will be soon - coming in at a cool $300,000 USD when you want to pick yours up with your life savings. Of course this machine isn't exactly built for the everyday consumer, but getting up close and personal with it will br bringing on the heat to anyone's eyeballs and brain.

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Sony One-touch NFC remote mirroring Hands-on

Sony One-touch NFC remote mirroring Hands-on

Remotes only have a few select uses for our TVs these days, even with smart TVs, but the folks from Sony are changing how we use and perceive our remotes. At CES Sony announced a few new remotes that pack more than just some batteries inside, instead we have NFC support for easy mirror mode capabilities. Read on for all the details.

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Samsung reveals full Ultra HD, OLED and Smart TV lineup at CES 2013

Samsung reveals full Ultra HD, OLED and Smart TV lineup at CES 2013

Samsung is going big with TVs at CES 2013: big in screen size, and big in resolution, with the record-setting 85-inch Ultra HD UN85S9000 at the top of a new HDTV line-up that also includes OLED models. The largest UHD set we've seen so-far, the Samsung UN85S9000 delivers four times the resolution of an 1080p Full HD TV, as well as 3.2-channels of 120W sound and all of the Smart TV functionality you'd hope for. Meanwhile, Samsung has refined its 55-inch OLED monster, with a special new 3D feature catering for two people wanting to watch different things.

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Samsung reveals TV and audio accessories galore at CES 2013

Samsung reveals TV and audio accessories galore at CES 2013

Samsung knows there's more to a home entertainment room than a big screen TV alone, and the company has a bevy of new A/V kit for CES 2013 including home theater systems, Blu-ray, and the wireless speakers. Those looking for the complete surround sound experience have the Samsung HT-F9750W Home Theater System to consider, offering 1,330W of 7.1-channel surround sound (and virtual 10.1-channel support thanks to the DTS-Neo Fusion codec "upscaling" from 5.1- or 7.1-channel source material). It uses a vacuum tube and digital amp combo for sound as well as a 4K scaler processor and de-blocking algorithm for video - running on a 900MHz dualcore - together with the same AllShare streaming support as Samsung's Smart TV line-up over the integrated WiFi connection.

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Samsung Smart TV set for UI refresh at CES 2013

Samsung Smart TV set for UI refresh at CES 2013

We're ramping up rather quickly towards one of the biggest tech events of the year here in the USA with CES 2013, and with it Samsung intends on riding in with a full Smart TV user interface refresh. This update has been tipped by Samsung itself on its own Flickr account where it's shared an image of one of its Series 8 model televisions from last year - this indicates that the user interface update will not be for new models only, but for legacy models as well. Good news for you Samsung Smart TV lovers of old!

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SlashGear 101: What is Nintendo TVii?

SlashGear 101: What is Nintendo TVii?

As the Nintendo Wii U gets wrapped up for presents for the holidays and is getting pumped up in hardcore fun-loving gamer abodes across the planet here at the end of 2012, so too is one of the most value-added features ready to create an impact with its television-enhancing abilities. What we're having a look at today is the Nintendo TVii, a software experience inside your Wii U that works with both the main screen on your television and the miniature touch-friendly display on your Wii U GamePad. With Nintendo TVii you'll be taking control of your television and interacting with a collection of media in ways you've never before experienced.

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