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LG’s 84-inch $20k 4K TV available in the US

LG’s 84-inch $20k 4K TV available in the US

LG has released the first 4K TV in the U.S., its 84-inch behemoth 84LM9600, which you can pick up for a cool $19,999. While Sony managed to get its 4K TV XBR-84X900 out on pre-order first, LG’s newest arrival is still the only ultra-high-definition unit that you can head out and purchase. The Sony 4K model is slated for shipment next month.

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When Does A TV Get Too Big?

When Does A TV Get Too Big?

I love my televisions. One of them, a 55-inch set, sits in my living room, ready and willing to deliver all kinds of entertainment. Another set, a 42-inch model, is running in my bedroom for those times when I want to relax and catch up on some shows on my TiVo.

Recently, when I was watching a movie on the aforementioned 55-inch set in my living room, I got to thinking about screen size. On numerous occasions, people have come into my house, looked at the screen, and made some sort of laudatory statement about how “big” my television was. To them, the size, and not the fact that the set is extremely thin and delivers outstanding picture quality, was most impressive.

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IHS says 4K TVs are “transitional products” until AMOLED is widespread

IHS says 4K TVs are “transitional products” until AMOLED is widespread

If you're a fan of the ultra-gigantic and super-high-definition television environment that exists amongst the super-rich, then you'll be glad to know that more 4G resolution televisions are on the way! While shipments of 4K LCD-TVs across the planet are only up to 4,000 units throughout 2012, they'll ramp up to 2.1 million units in 2017 - that accounting for less than 1 percent of all LCD shipments in both cases. All of this information and analysis comes from IHS iSuppli (now just IHS after iSuppli joined the team fully) and leads into the most important point here: the 4k television may only be a passing fad.

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SmartStick by FAVI brings Android to your HDTV for $50

SmartStick by FAVI brings Android to your HDTV for $50

There's about to be a brand new smart TV in your living room with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, wireless streaming abilities, and no more than a $50 price tag, all of this in a tiny dongle: FAVI's Streaming Stick. This little device comes in white or in black - though it wont matter as it'll be plugged in to the back or the side of your television in your HDMI port the entire time its in operation. Plug it in to the HDMI port, plug a mini-USB cord into the side of the stick for power, and connect your wireless keyboard and mouse for next-level Android-based media engagement!

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Why You Shouldn’t Buy A TV Now

Why You Shouldn’t Buy A TV Now

If you look on Amazon or head over to Best Buy, you’ll find a slew of televisions available. Better yet, you’ll find that many of them are discounted right now. Retailers realize that the summer is a tough time to sell televisions, and getting customers in the door with some deals is a great idea.

As enticing as it might be right now to buy a new television, you shouldn’t do so.

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LG’s $20,000 TV: A 4K bargain?

LG’s $20,000 TV: A 4K bargain?

LG has priced up its vast 84-inch 4K TV, aiming to have the monstrous set in select stores come October. The huge new model - which delivers four times the resolution of a regular 1080p HD TV - will be priced at $19,999.99; that's expensive on the face of things, yes, but in the grand scheme of 4K TV it's something of a bargain.

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Sony unveils 84″ 4K Bravia 84X900 TV at IFA

Sony unveils 84″ 4K Bravia 84X900 TV at IFA

Sony's busy rolling out new products as fast as they can talk this afternoon here at IFA 2012 in Berlin, Germany, and they've just detailed a massively beautiful new 84" TV for all you HD fanatics. This stunning new 84" 4K Bravia TV sure looked amazing on stage, and we have a few details after the break.

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LG TM2792 Personal TV packs WiDi, MHL and standalone web

LG TM2792 Personal TV packs WiDi, MHL and standalone web

LG has revealed its latest smart TV, the LG TM2792 Personal TV, a kitchen and bedroom scale set that doesn't stint on display performance or media streaming abilities. Measuring in at 27-inches, the Full HD TV uses an LED IPS panel for better quality video and 250 nits brightness, with 3D support and integrated WiFi Direct, WiDi and DLNA for streaming directly from notebooks or other devices.

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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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