Ultra HD

LG Wireless Ultra HD Transmission hands-on: quick as a whip!

LG Wireless Ultra HD Transmission hands-on: quick as a whip!

This week we've had the opportunity to take a peek at - and play with - LG's brand new Wireless Ultra HD Transmission technology - the world's first! Of course such claims are a always a bit subjective, but from what we've experienced here, they're not kidding around with this technology being mightily impressive. The demonstration came from Mobile World Congress 2013 where LG had an LG Optimus G connected (wirelessly) to a rather high definition LG television, playing a fabulous first-person game to show the instantaneousness of the transfer of information.

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Want Samsung’s 85-inch Ultra HD TV? Check your pockets for $38k in change

Want Samsung’s 85-inch Ultra HD TV? Check your pockets for $38k in change

Samsung has thrown its 85-inch S9000 Ultra HD television up for pre-order in Korea, though you'll need deep pockets as well as a big living room in order to snap up the expensive next-gen-tech set. The first sets will be priced at a whopping 40 million Korean won - or around $37,867 - though Samsung will only be offering 77 units initially, to commemorate its seventh consecutive year as the number one TV sales performer worldwide.

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The Irrelevance of Ultra HD

The Irrelevance of Ultra HD

CES is about the future of consumer electronics; I get that. We go to see what's going to make our eyes light up later in the year. But take a glance at our CES 2013 Hub and it's clear that Ultra HD was the tech most of the big companies were pushing, and it's arguably the most irrelevant theme to the electronics industry - for the near future, at least - we've seen in some years. Not since the very earliest days of 3D have we seen a segment so desperate to validate its own existence, and failing so miserably.

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Netflix launches Super HD and 3D; Reveals Ultra HD trial with Samsung

Netflix launches Super HD and 3D; Reveals Ultra HD trial with Samsung

Netflix has launched Super HD, offering a new top-tier of streaming video quality for those on select ISPs, but there's Ultra HD content in the pipeline thanks to a special partnership with Samsung. Funneled out through Netflix's Open Connect delivery network direct to ISPs, the Super HD video is even higher quality 1080p than the streaming company offers as standard, with certain 3D titles available in the US. Meanwhile, at CES, Netflix is demonstrating the fruits of its 4K resolution experiments with Samsung.

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