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IFA 2013 Wrap-Up

IFA 2013 Wrap-Up

IFA 2013 has come and gone, and with the Samsung Galaxy Gear smartwatch, various super-sized (and often curved) TVs, and a number of superlative-toting smartphones, there was no shortage of geek appeal. As ever, the Berlin tech show saw a few key themes surface, and while not everybody is necessarily ready to snap a cellphone companion to their wrist, that didn't stop manufacturers from trying to push everything from wearables to Ultra HD. Read on, then, as we run through the best of IFA.

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LG 77-inch Ultra HD Curved OLED eyes-on

LG 77-inch Ultra HD Curved OLED eyes-on

Big, curved, and OLED: every year there are some keywords IFA's prime competitors cling to, and in 2013 LG is leading the pack with its whopping 77-inch Ultra HD Curved OLED TV. Full 4k resolution spread across a near-painfully bright, sweeping pane of OLED technology; does the world need a set so big, so detailed, and so painfully expensive? We basked in the glow of organic semiconductors to see what the fuss is about.

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Philips Elevation Ambilight+Hue TV eyes-on

Philips Elevation Ambilight+Hue TV eyes-on

Given Philips' addiction to LED lighting on both its Ambilight TVs and its hue wireless lightbulbs, it's a surprise it took the company so long to cook up the Ambilight+hue system in the new Elevation TV. Announced back in July, the 60-inch Elevation builds on the existing Ambilight system by hooking in the rest of your living room smart lighting, matching all of the lamps to what's happening on-screen.

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Sony: Our 56-inch 4k OLED TV is biggest & brightest (we just can’t make it)

Sony: Our 56-inch 4k OLED TV is biggest & brightest (we just can’t make it)

Sony is showing off a new prototype 4k Ultra HD OLED TV at IFA 2013, and the company isn't short on hyperbole about the new set. The 56-inch panel is both brighter and more colorful than either of the OLED TVs on sale from Samsung and LG, Sony told us, as well as being bigger, at least by an inch. However, there's a hitch: right now, Sony isn't producing it, and it isn't quite sure whether it could.

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Samsung UHD F9000 series TV upscales everything to 4K

Samsung UHD F9000 series TV upscales everything to 4K

Samsung has wrapped up its big press conference at IFA 2013 and during the conference it unveiled some very interesting new TVs. One of those new TVs is the Samsung UHD F9000 series TV supporting ultra HD resolution. As most of you know, ultra HD has four times the resolution of standard 1080p full HD resolution.

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LG Gallery 55EA8800 55-inch OLED TV looks like a framed picture

LG Gallery 55EA8800 55-inch OLED TV looks like a framed picture

LG has unveiled one of the most interesting looking TVs I've seen a long time at IFA 2013. The TV is a 55-inch OLED set called the Gallery OLED TV 55EA8800. This TV certainly isn't the first OLED set we've seen from LG, but it is the first to have the cool picture frame design. The screen features a very slim bezel and is mounted inside of what appears to be a picture frame.

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Time Warner Cable giving away TV antennas to subscribers hit by CBS blackout

Time Warner Cable giving away TV antennas to subscribers hit by CBS blackout

The CBS blackout for many Time Warner Cable subscribers has been a long, annoying reality for the better part of a month now, and as such the cable service provider is giving away a limited number of TV antennas. In doing so, those affected who happen to grab one before inventory runs out will be able to access CBS over the air, assuming they're in a location with reception.

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