Monthly Archives: December 2016

Challenges Faced by OLED TV for Accurate HDR Reproduction

Colour Volume

OLED TV technology has captured the imagination of video enthusiasts over the past few years. Just like plasma display panel (PDP) technology, OLED is self-emissive, meaning that every pixel can be turned on and off individually, contributing to the highly desirable picture quality attributes of absolute blacks and infinite contrast. At the CES 2017 consumer electronics trade show that’s going ... Read More »

Panasonic DMP-UB700 Review: Nailing 4K Blu-ray Chroma

Panasonic UB700

In some ways, it’s actually more difficult for us to write reviews of Blu-ray players: due to the digital workings of HDMI and HDCP, correct video output should result in identical picture quality. However, with the arrival of 4K Blu-ray, it transpires that most manufacturers have got certain key aspects wrong. Not Panasonic though. We’ve been long-time admirers of the ... Read More »

Samsung UE65KS8000 Review: Big Screen Beauty

Samsung UE65KS8000

No TV manufacturer offers more Ultra HD Premium TVs than Samsung in 2016, and the UE65KS8000 is yet another outstanding SUHD model from the South Korean consumer electronics giant. It’s the highest-specced flat-panel television from the company, featuring 65-inch screen size, 3840×2160 UHD (ultra high-definition) resolution, 10-bit panel, edge-lit LED backlighting, quantum dot colours, Ultra HD Premium-certified HDR support, and ... Read More »

LG Firmware Update Adds HDR Game Mode on 2016 OLED TVs

LG OLED HDR Game mode

LG 2016 OLED TV owners who care about gaming responsiveness in HDR mode has received an early Christmas present, because the South Korean television manufacturer has just released a firmware update to add [HDR Game] mode to its critically-acclaimed C6, E6 and G6 OLED series. Previously, upon detection of HDR metadata (including from HDR games such as Battlefield 1 or ... Read More »