Monthly Archives: April 2014

CEA Release Educational Video to Boost 4K Ultra HD TV Sales

CEA 4K video

In an effort to boost sales of 4K Ultra HD TVs, the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) has teamed up with DEG (The Digital Entertainment Group) to produce an ‘educational video’ aimed at retailers to help them better educate their customers. The video itself is just short and sweet at only one minute long. It’s been designed for retailers to show ... Read More »

4K to Make Up 42% TV Sales in 2018, Led by Samsung & Sony

Sony X95 4K LED TV

Samsung and Sony are set to go neck-and-neck in the race to dominate an emerging 4K Ultra HD TV market that’ll account for more than a third of all television sales within the next four years. This outlook comes via a new strategic report from analyst firm Futuresource Consulting, which provides insights into consumer electronics within the broadcasting realm. The ... Read More »

BSkyB Prepping New Sky 4K Ultra HD Set-Top Box with HEVC

Sky 4K

British Sky Broadcasting (BSkyB) is reportedly developing a new set-top box that is capable of delivering ultra high-definition (UHD) broadcast to subscribers, potentially bringing more native 4K content to early adopters who have splashed out on a shiny new 4K Ultra HD TV from the likes of Samsung, Sony, LG and Panasonic. According to British broadsheet The Sunday Telegraph, Sky ... Read More »

Netflix to Hike Subscription Price Due to Comcast Deal & 4K?

House of Cards 4K

Buoyed by the success of its original productions like House of Cards, Netflix has announced plans to raise the cost of its monthly subscription for new customers by around $1 to $2 per month. The decision comes as Netflix posted an analyst expectations-busting first quarter earnings call this week, announcing almost 2.25 million new subscribers as well as earnings of ... Read More »

Sony FMP-X5 Media Player Brings Netflix 4K to Legacy X9 TVs

Sony FMP-X5

Sony has launched its new FMP-X5 4K Media Player in the United Kingdom and Europe at a press event in London today, bringing HEVC/ H.265 decoder support to legacy Bravia X9 4K Ultra HD TVs, therefore allowing owners to access Netflix 4K streaming for the first time. When Sony released their 84-inch KD-84X9005 in late 2012, and the 55-inch KD-55X9005A ... Read More »