Monthly Archives: December 2017

LG Display Opens OLED World to Public at Canton Tower, China

LG Display OLED World

LG Display (LGD), the leading supplier of OLED panels to TV manufacturers such as LG Electronics, Panasonic and Sony, has this week opened its OLED World at Canton Tower to the public to showcase the potential of the self-emissive display technology. The OLED World took 180 days to be completed at Canton Tower, a China landmark in Guangzhou, Guangdong. There ... Read More »

BDA Completes Specs for Recordable 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray… in Japan

UHD Blu-ray logo

The Blu-ray Disc Association (BDA), the organisation responsible for the promotion and marketing of the Blu-ray disc format, has this week announced that the specifications for recordable 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray have been completed, at least for the Japanese market. Recording and archiving broadcast content is a big thing in Japan, with nearly 75 percent of the Blu-ray hardware market ... Read More »

Why There Won’t Be A True HDMI 2.1 TV in 2018

HDMI 2.1

One question we get asked a lot lately is, “Should I wait until 2018 to buy a TV with HDMI 2.1?” Well, here’s the bombshell: there won’t be any true HDMI 2.1 TV in 2018, at least not one that can support all the features specified in HDMI 2.1 such as higher resolution and frame rates (8K@60Hz, 4K@120Hz), eARC (enhanced ... Read More »

LG Leads Rivals in Playing Blue Planet 2 4K HLG HDR on BBC iPlayer

Blue Planet 2

Earlier this week, the BBC made its breathtaking Blue Planet II (BP2) series available to watch in UHD (ultra high-definition) resolution and HLG (Hybrid Log-Gamma) HDR format through the iPlayer app on compatible devices. We tested out the streamed episodes on 2017 4K televisions from major TV brands in the UK, and LG Electronics has emerged as the clear winner ... Read More »

Sony KD-77A1 OLED: Symphony of Picture & Sound

Sony KD-77A1

We’ve reviewed many OLED TVs over the past few years, but it wasn’t until recently that we managed to put a 77-inch OLED television through its paces with our test equipment. The mammoth TV in question is Sony’s new Bravia KD-77A1 OLED (also sold as the XBR-77A1E in the USA) which features a UHD (ultra high-definition) resolution of 3840×2160, the ... Read More »