Monthly Archives: March 2014

TX-50AX802B is Panasonic’s 2nd Gen 4K TV: HDMI 2.0 & HEVC

Panasonic AX802

Panasonic has officially announced its second generation of 4K Ultra HD TVs at the company’s annual European convention in Amsterdam today as part of its . The Viera AX802 series (otherwise marketed as the AX800 in the USA and continental Europe) will succeed the Japanese manufacturer’s breakout 4K TV, namely the Panasonic WT600 which was launched at IFA 2013. While ... Read More »

Sony Leads 2013 4K Ultra HD TV Market Share Outside China

Sony X95 4K LED TV

Sony is leading the field in the race for 4K TV market dominance, but its position is set to be threatened by companies from the one country where it’s been left behind in the dust – China. The new data comes from industry analyst firm NPD DisplaySearch’s Quarterly Global TV Shipment and Forecast Report, which reveals that China is head ... Read More »

Samsung Makes Convincing Case for Curved UHD TV

Samsung curved TV demo

Earlier this month, we attended a technical briefing hosted by Samsung in London, where the Korean manufacturer talked about their upcoming curved and UHD (ultra high-definition) TVs for 2014. Why Curved? Why Concave? Like widescreen and stereoscopy, concave screen is not a 21st-century concept. It was first conceived more than half a century ago, and has since become standard in ... Read More »

BSkyB Rolls Out Revamped TV Guide (EPG) On Sky+HD Box

Sky's new EPG

Switch on your Sky+HD box and you may notice there’s a few changes to the home screen layout. That’s because British Sky Broadcasting (BSkyB) has revamped things with the introduction of its new, catch-up TV orientated electronic programme guide (EPG). The move comes about following a sharp rise in demand for catch-up television, and Sky’s tinkering is designed to make ... Read More »