Monthly Archives: July 2016

Sony Launch ZD9 4K HDR TV with Backlight Master Drive

Sony ZD9

Sony has this week launched a new flagship TV in a London event, confirming months of rumours and speculations that have been rife since CES 2016. Known as the Bravia ZD9 series, the 4K HDR LED LCD will take its rightful mantle as Sony’s top-end consumer TV for the rest of the year, even above the outstanding XD94 (which we’ve ... Read More »

LG OLED TV Lights Up Natural History Museum Exhibition

LG OLED Colour Vision

LG Electronics (LG) will use its innovative OLED technology this summer to take visitors on a 565 million year journey, for a truly unique perspective of the development of the eye, as part of the Natural History Museum (NHM) exhibition Colour and Vision: Through the Eyes of Nature. From the Pre-Cambrian period to the present day, visitors will see how ... Read More »

Sky 4K Broadcast Starts 13 Aug on Q Silver Box Without HDR

Sky 4K Ultra HD

British satellite broadcaster Sky has announced it will begin delivering 4K UHD (ultra high-definition) content next month on the 13th of August, coinciding with the start of the new Premier League football season. The service will be available at no extra cost to subscribers who are already on the company’s highest-tier Sky Q platform. The first Premier League match of ... Read More »

HDR TV Shootout: E6 OLED; DX900, XD94, KS9500 LED LCD

TV comparison event

UK-based independent AV retailer Crampton and Moore will hold its annual TV shootout event in collaboration with Leeds Trinity University and HDTVTest on Saturday the 23rd of July. Given the rise of HDR, this year’s theme is to anoint the best consumer-grade television for watching HDR-mastered content at this moment in time. HDR (high dynamic range) has been a key ... Read More »

ITU BT.2100 HDR TV Standard: 1000 Nits Peak Luminance

ITU Rec.2100

The International Telecommunications Union (ITU) has announced a ratified standard for High Dynamic Range (HDR) TV in its Recommendation BT.2100 document published this week, adding to the higher resolution and wide colour gamut (WCG) advancements specified in the organisation’s UHDTV (ultra high-definition television) BT.2020 recommendation which was approved back in October 2015. HDR has been all the rage among TV ... Read More »