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Will 4K and OLED Scuttle the Apple TV’s Chance of Success?

Will 4K and OLED Scuttle the Apple TV’s Chance of Success?

The Apple television has been rumored for years now. And every chance a media person gets, they ask Apple CEO Tim Cook what his plans are for that device. Will Apple launch a television? When will the television launch? What sort of features will the television boast? These are all questions he has been posed – and dodged in one form or another.

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Samsung Display brags of exceeding 300 million OLED panels produced

Samsung Display brags of exceeding 300 million OLED panels produced

OLED technology has found its way into a number of products since it was invented. We've seen a few TVs that use OLED screens, but the incredibly high cost of TVs using the technology has kept them from the mainstream. The more common place to find OLED technology is in the mobile device market with digital cameras, smartphones, and other devices.

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Panasonic shows off 56-inch 4K2K UHD OLED panel using all-printing construction

Panasonic shows off 56-inch 4K2K UHD OLED panel using all-printing construction

Panasonic is showing off a new 4K2K OLED panel for TVs measuring 56-inches at CES 2013. The panel has a native resolution of 3840 x 2160. Panasonic says that it is the world's largest OLED panel produced through the RGB all-printing method.

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It’s LG versus Samsung in the curved OLED TV wars

It’s LG versus Samsung in the curved OLED TV wars

OLED TV? Meh, that's already passé: if you want to hang with the cool kids, you need a curved OLED else they won't let you into their treehouse. Both LG and Samsung wheeled out flexed OLED panels at scales suited to your living room at CES this year, showing off their skills at twisting organic light-emitting diodes and each claiming to be the first to do it.

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LG announces US availability for OLED TV

LG announces US availability for OLED TV

A few days back we mentioned that LG had started taking pre-orders in Korea for its new 55-inch WRGB OLED TV set. That TV pre-order would cost you the equivalent of $10,000 in Korea. LG has announced this week that it will be making its incredibly thin OLED TV available in the United States starting in March.

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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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LG accepting $10,000 pre-orders for 55-inch WRGB OLED TV in Korea

LG accepting $10,000 pre-orders for 55-inch WRGB OLED TV in Korea

LG has announced that it will start taking pre-orders in Korea for its 55-inch WRGB OLED television. The dates that pre-orders for the TV will begin in other countries will be announced over the next couple months, along with the pricing in each location. For Korean customers, the TV will start shipping in February.

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6.3-inch Samsung Galaxy Note 3 tipped for 2013

6.3-inch Samsung Galaxy Note 3 tipped for 2013

Samsung's stylus-enabled "phablets" are set to get even bigger, sources in South Korea claim, with the Galaxy Note III tipped to have a whopping 6.3-inch display when it arrives in 2013. The growing smartphone stepped up to a 5.5-inch display in its second-generation, from the 5.3-inches of the original Galaxy Note, but according to whispers to the Korea Times, Samsung plans to maximize display real-estate with a new OLED model for the new year.

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Average screen size rising on all devices except “mobile PCs”

Average screen size rising on all devices except “mobile PCs”

You know what they say: "Bigger is better." That's why the average screen size for most devices has only been rising the past few years or so. Devices such as desktop monitors, televisions, smartphones, GPS devices, and even portable media players have seen a rise in the average screen size, but laptops sadly don't share the same statistic.

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Futaba 0.22mm flexible OLED watch concept wants your wrist

Futaba 0.22mm flexible OLED watch concept wants your wrist

Ditch your Omega and get with the high-tech watch times, granddad: Futaba is hoping the well-dressed wrist of tomorrow will be sporting its flexible OLED, the company's thinnest yet. Just 0.22mm thick, and easily capable of being bent around your arm - such as in the watch concept Futaba is showing at CEATEC this week - the 3.5-inch display makes current smartwatches look clunky in comparison.

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Panasonic LUMIX GH3 official: WiFi, OLED viewfinder and 72Mbps HD

Panasonic LUMIX GH3 official: WiFi, OLED viewfinder and 72Mbps HD

Panasonic has revealed its latest micro four thirds camera, the LUMIX DMC-GH3, targeting a more ambitious breed of photographers who demand an integrated viewfinder and other DSLR features. Packing a 16.05-megapixel sensor, good for up to ISO 12,800 (25,600 extended), Venus Engine processor, WiFi, 3D noise reduction and onboard HDR photo creation, the GH3 includes both a positionable 3-inch 614k dot OLED touchscreen and a 100-percent field-of-view OLED electronic viewfinder.

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