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HDMI 2.1 Game Mode VRR Reduces Lag, Stutter & Tearing

CES 2017

The HDMI Forum officially published the next-generation HDMI 2.1 specifications at CES 2017, paving the way for 8K resolution and Dynamic HDR support, but one of the more overlooked yet equally exciting feature of HDMI 2.1 is Game Mode VRR. Variable Refresh Rate (VRR) technology is one of the holy grails of image science, allowing the source and display to ... Read More »

Samsung & LG Lead Global Flat-Screen TV Growth in Q1 ’14

Samsung & LG

Flat screen TVs are selling rather better than anticipated, with Korean giants Samsung and LG Electronics once again leading the way with stronger-than-expected growth, according to a new report by market search firm IHS. The analyst group said that LCD TVs were doing particularly well, with 47.36 million units sold from January to March of this year. That’s a four ... Read More »

Samsung Makes Convincing Case for Curved UHD TV

Samsung curved TV demo

Earlier this month, we attended a technical briefing hosted by Samsung in London, where the Korean manufacturer talked about their upcoming curved and UHD (ultra high-definition) TVs for 2014. Why Curved? Why Concave? Like widescreen and stereoscopy, concave screen is not a 21st-century concept. It was first conceived more than half a century ago, and has since become standard in ... Read More »

L7453 Local Dimming LED Leads Toshiba 2014 Non-4K TV Range

Toshiba L7453

Toshiba has this week announced its 2014 lineup of HDTVs for the UK and Europe, which will be spearheaded by the L74 series whose headline feature is its full-array local dimming (FALD) LED backlight technology. In recent years, FALD LED TVs have almost become extinct, as consumers and manufacturers take to the super-slim design of edge-lit LED LCD televisions (see ... Read More »

Toshiba 32RL953B Smart LED TV Review

Toshiba's 32RL953B delivers class-leading blacks & contrast ratio, so why didn't it get our full recommendation? Find out in our review. Read More »