Monthly Archives: June 2014

Sony & Vue Cinema Hold World’s 1st World Cup 4K Streaming

Sony 4K World Cup

In what’s believed to be both a technological and sporting first, Sony has announced plans to stream the FIFA World Cup final live in 4K Ultra HD to Westfield’s Vue Multiplex cinema in London. With limited ticket availability, only a lucky few footy fans will be able to see the action, which will be delivered live via satellite link direct ... Read More »

LG Launch World’s 1st Curved 4K OLED TV: 65″ is £6k; 77″ £20k


LG Electronics has launched the world’s first 4K curved OLED TV at a London event yesterday. HDTVTest was present to witness what surely must be the future of television – if it indeed takes off. Judging from LG’s sentiments and what we’ve seen, there’s no reason to believe it wouldn’t. On exhibit at the event was a 77-inch curved Ultra ... Read More »

Android TV to Power 2015 Philips, Sharp & Sony Smart TVs

Android TV

Move on over Google TV, and say hello to Android TV, the Mountain View company’s latest new effort to conquer the fractured Smart TV market. Announced at Google I/O yesterday, the Internet giant achieved something of a coup by announcing that its new Smart TV platform will power TVs from companies including Sony, Philips and Sharp as of next year. ... Read More »

Seiki’s 39″ 4K TV Coming to UK Priced at £399. 50″ is £599

Seiki 4K TV

Cheap and cheerful bargain basement 4K TVs are now a reality, and it’s all thanks to our favourite Chinese box maker Seiki. That’s right, Seiki Digital, whose low cost 4K Ultra HD models have been selling like hot cakes in the USA, has just confirmed its UK invasion plans with 39-inch and 50-inch ultra high-definition (UHD) tellies retailing at £399 ... Read More »

BBC Details 4K World Cup Trials: HEVC, 60Hz, 30-35 Mbps

Sony 4K World Cup

The BBC is kicking off its in-house 4K World Cup trials that were announced earlier this month, but while we won’t actually get to see the action with our own eyes, the Beeb is keen to let us know how it all goes. In a blog post, BBC’s head of broadcast & connected systems Phil Layton, delved into some of ... Read More »