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Panasonic’s flagship OLED TV gets side-firing speakers and Game Mode Extreme for 2021

Panasonic’s flagship OLED TV gets side-firing speakers and Game Mode Extreme for 2021

CES always features announcements from all segments of the consumer electronics space, but there's never any lack of new TV announcements. Today, Panasonic is hopping aboard that TV reveal train, announcing that its flagship TV for 2021 will be the JZ2000, which will be available in 55- and 65-inch models. The TV features an OLED panel and a few new features for 2021 that are aimed squarely at gamers.

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LG WebOS 6.0 powers new Magic Remote’s magical features

LG WebOS 6.0 powers new Magic Remote’s magical features

It's hard to point out a clear winner in the smart TV platform wars. While Android TV has the benefit of a familiar brand and the support of the likes of Sony and Vizio, other major TV makers have gone their own, separate ways. Samsung has its Tizen-based OS and LG has opted to invest in WebOS, which traces its origins back to the venerable Palm. Now at version 6.0, WebOS has definitely taken a life of its own, one that is specific, and to some extent limited, to providing a convenient and easy TV viewing experience.

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Peacock streaming service puts The Office full series on premium plan

Peacock streaming service puts The Office full series on premium plan

Hit sitcom The Office is now exclusively available to stream on the service Peacock, which has decided to center its pricing around whether you want full access to the show. Though Peacock continues to have a 'free' tier, it only provides access to the first two seasons of The Office, limiting the remaining seasons to paying subscribers.

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Discovery+ standalone streaming service now live, but only in US

Discovery+ standalone streaming service now live, but only in US

Cord-cutters have another streaming entertainment option in the form of Discovery+, the platform that was fully detailed around a month ago and is now open to subscribers. The service has launched for users in the United States, and it is available on a large number of home entertainment platforms like Roku and Fire TV.

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Hulu Live TV gets another 14 networks under new ViacomCBS deal

Hulu Live TV gets another 14 networks under new ViacomCBS deal

Under a new deal with ViacomCBS, Hulu's live TV plan is getting another 14 networks, including major ones like MTV, Nickelodeon, CMT, TV Land, BET, Comedy Central, and more. The new additions will join the ViacomCBS channels already available on the OTT service, a change made under a multi-year deal that ensures the continued availability of CBS content on the platform, as well.

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Production on many popular TV shows delayed over pandemic spike in LA

Production on many popular TV shows delayed over pandemic spike in LA

Production on a huge number of TV shows, including many popular series, has been delayed over the surging COVID-19 cases in Los Angeles, several major studios have announced. The delay bumps the production return dates later into January with additional delays possible depending on how things may change in the coming weeks.

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Samsung HDR10+ Adaptive feature will take into account ambient light

Samsung HDR10+ Adaptive feature will take into account ambient light

Pixel count, although an important spec, isn't the only factor that will determine a picture's or video's quality. Other elements come into play but color and brightness are two of the most important ones. After inundating the market and consumers with 2K, 4K, and now 8K marketing, TV makers have started focusing on HDR and brightness/contrast as key marketing points. For its upcoming QLED TVs, Samsung will be leaning heavily on the former with a new HDR10+ Adaptive feature that tries to make its TVs seem smarter.

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LG QNED TVs put 30,000 Mini LEDs behind an LCD screen

LG QNED TVs put 30,000 Mini LEDs behind an LCD screen

You might think that OLED is practically the endgame of displays and you might be mostly correct. But while OLEDs often offer the best features, those also come at a higher price than LCD-based panels. LCDs might not all be that bad, especially with some recent innovations in the market. At least that's what LG is implying with its newest TV series with a new marketing buzzword. Called LG QNED, perhaps to contrast with rival Samsung's QLED, the new Mini LED TVs are boasting the highest number of backlighting LEDs added to LG's other TV buzzwords.

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LG 2018 smart TVs finally get promised AirPlay 2, HomeKit

LG 2018 smart TVs finally get promised AirPlay 2, HomeKit

Its smartphone business may be tanking but LG's TVs still enjoy a mostly stable position in the market. In fact, some might say that LG treats its TVs better than its phones, pushing out more features faster even on older sets. That, however, almost didn't come to be for owners of its older 2018 smart TVs, at least until it received quite a massive backlash. It eventually changed its mind and the promised AirPlay 2 and HomeKit support for these two-year-old smart TVs are finally rolling out.

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Netflix original Cobra Kai will get its next season a week early

Netflix original Cobra Kai will get its next season a week early

Netflix is planning to release the third season of its hit original series Cobra Kai a week early, the company has announced. The show has earned high reviews from viewers and critics over its past two seasons, the reception likely due in part to the nostalgia for the '80s movies the series is based on.

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HBO Max will add DC Universe shows and other hits next month

HBO Max will add DC Universe shows and other hits next month

Back in August, DC Comics' chief creative officer Jim Lee revealed that DC Universe, the company's subscription service, would be transformed into a comics-only platform. The DC Universe shows currently available to subscribers would be making their way to HBO Max as their new streaming home, something we finally have more details about.

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ARK: The Animated Series based on hit game will premiere in 2022

ARK: The Animated Series based on hit game will premiere in 2022

Studio Wildcard has announced a new animated TV series based on the hit survival game Ark: Survival Evolved. The series was first announced during The Game Awards and it has since received a trailer, giving fans their first look at the upcoming animation. The studio already has two seasons in the pipeline with an anticipated 2022 launch.

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