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New HEVC format will allow ultra high definition TV broadcasting

New HEVC format will allow ultra high definition TV broadcasting

Over the last few years at CES, there've been a number of displays showing the future of high-definition television. The resolution in some of these displays has been significantly greater than the 1080p we get today. This future format is called ultra high definition TV or UHDTV. A new Moving Picture Experts Group (MPEG) format is in the works that paves the way for the broadcast and digital distribution of UHDTV.

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Nexus Q pre-orders sent out free while final product halted

Nexus Q pre-orders sent out free while final product halted

For those of you looking to get your Nexus Q device in after pre-ordering it inside the last few weeks, you're in luck - everyone else will have to wait indefinitely. We're getting messages from Nexus Q pre-order users from all over the USA saying that they've got a message from Google with the word FREE on it. Google appears to have decided that they're not quite ready to release this product out into the world yet in its final form.

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3-D Vision CEO Gene Dolgoff speaks on his magical 2D to 3D conversion device

3-D Vision CEO Gene Dolgoff speaks on his magical 2D to 3D conversion device

This week we got the chance to speak with Gene Dolgoff, known for his invention of the LCD projector, digital projection in general, and his new device that's up on Fundable right this minute. As he's more than ready to let you know, he's also got an incredibly fun fact up his sleeve: he inspired Gene Roddenberry to create the holodeck in Star Trek. It's from there you'll find yourself a bit intrigued with the next step in our current abilities to present 3D video and images through our own devices - with help of 3-D Vision technology that Dolgoff presents here and now.

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Google Fiber TV package priced and detailed

Google Fiber TV package priced and detailed

This week Google's Fiber ultra-fast web connection has been turned on in Kansas City, complete with a set of new hardware bits for users to make full use of it. One of these is the Google Fiber TV Box - this device connecting to the web, bringing you wifi connection, wired connection, and bluetooth as well. The Google Fiber Storage Box is a storage unit in which you'll be able to keep TV shows, movies, and more - inside you've got Two terabytes of storage and the ability to record 500 hours of HD content. All of this is controlled from none other than the Google Nexus 7 tablet.

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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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Samsung ES9000 75-inch HDTV unveiled for USA

Samsung ES9000 75-inch HDTV unveiled for USA

It's time for Samsung to take things up a notch with their newest, largest, and most expensive television yet in the ES9000 for the United States. This television brings in 75-inches of 3D HDTV - a beast so large that Samsung unveiled it onboard the U.S.S. Intrepid aircraft carrier. Samsung is ready for war, an entertainment in the home war, and they've brought on the monster to prove it.

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Rovio brings Angry Birds to Samsung’s Smart TVs

Rovio brings Angry Birds to Samsung’s Smart TVs

Samsung is hoping that Smart TVs will take off, Rovio is on a quest for total screen domination... why not pair the two together? Rovio and Samsung have announced a partnership that will see Angry Birds making the jump to the ES7000, ES8000, and ES9000 Smart TVs. The redesigned game will take advantage of the motion sensors found in the televisions. Angry Birds also leverages the new Smart TV SDK, allowing the app to run natively on the television without the need for an additional set-top box or console.

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Samsung UN55ES8000 55-inch Smart TV Review

Samsung UN55ES8000 55-inch Smart TV Review

Samsung's D8000 was our TV of choice back in 2011, and the company is hoping to repeat its success with the new 2012 flagship, the Samsung UN55ES8000. A 55-inch behemoth, though with strikingly delicate design, the ES8000 ticks just about every box you'd expect for a modern Smart TV, and then some more after that. It also has a hefty $3,749.99 RRP, so can the quality live up to the cost? Read on for the SlashGear review.

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