Amazon Slates 4K Movie Production

Amazon Slates 4K Movie Production

By Greg Tarr On Dec 16 2013 - 11:57am




Seattle – Amazon Studios, the original film and TV production arm of Amazon.com, will shoot all 2014 full original series, including comedies and dramas, in 4K Ultra HD format, the online retailing giant said Monday.

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LG Survey Shows Shoppers Loaded For TVs

LG Survey Shows Shoppers Loaded For TVs

By Greg Tarr On Nov 26 2013 - 4:29pm




Englewood, Cliff, – A nationwide survey of holiday shoppers conducted for LG Electronics discovered that 52 percent would rather receive an 84-inch Ultra HD Smart TV, than a watch, or jewelry worth $16,000 as a Christmas gift this year.

And before you think the survey must have been taken at a well-heeled men’s club, the tally dropped only marginally to 42 percent among the women.

In addition, 44 percent of consumers surveyed said they would rather receive a 55-inch smart TV valued at $2,300 than a trip to Europe.

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Hisense Tabs Rivera As Sales Director

Hisense Tabs Rivera As Sales Director

By Greg Tarr On Nov 25 2013 - 1:41pm




Suwanee, Ga. — Alex Rivera, formerly Panasonic display group sales manager, has been named consumer electronics sales director for Hisense USA, the company said Monday.

Rivera — who has a long history in the CE industry, holding various sales management positions at Panasonic, Sharp, Toshiba, Samsung and Sony — will be responsible for the development of strategic sales plans and retail expansion for Hisense.

He will report to Peter Erdman, Hisense USA consumer electronics sales VP.

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LG’s Vandenbree Shows 77-Inch Curved Ultra HD OLED

LG’s Vandenbree Shows 77-Inch Curved Ultra HD OLED

By Steve Smith On Nov 12 2013 - 2:48pm

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Jay Vandenbree, senior VP of the LG Electronics USA’s home entertainment division, unveiled a 77-inch Ultra High-Definition OLED curved-screen TV


New York – Jay Vandenbree, senior VP of the LG Electronics USA’s home entertainment division, unveiled  for the first time in the U.S. market a 77-inch Ultra High-Definition OLED curved-screen TV during his keynote address at today’s TWICE/CEA Ultra HD Conference, here.

The official debut for the U.S. market will take place during International CES in January.

In his remarks, Vandenbree called Ultra HD TV “a game changer for our industry,” saying, “This is the future.” 

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Consumers Ready, Eager For Ultra HD: Panel

Consumers Ready, Eager For Ultra HD: Panel

By Lisa Johnston On Nov 12 2013 - 1:29pm

From left: Tim Alessi, LG Electronics; Jamie Marsh, Sony Electronics; Kevin Mill
From left: Tim Alessi, LG Electronics; Jamie Marsh, Sony Electronics; Kevin Miller, ISFTV; Tamaryn Pratt, Quixel Research; Scott Ramirez, Toshiba America Information System; and Jim Sanduski, Sharp Electronics


New York — Consumers are ready to purchase Ultra High-Definition TVs, but manufacturers will need to ensure specs are kept simple and easy to understand in order to take full advantage of the upcoming refreshment cycle.

A panel of TV makers and experts convened today at the TWICE/CEA Ultra HD Conference, held at the Metropolitan Pavilion as part of CES Unveiled New York, where they discussed the challenges of making specs relatable to consumers and debated whether Ultra HD is an evolution or a revolution of TV technology. 

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Ultra HD TV Jumps To Prominence With Consumers

Ultra HD TV Jumps To Prominence With Consumers

By Doug Olenick On Nov 12 2013 - 11:56am

Brian Markwalter, senior VP of research and standards for the CEA
Brian Markwalter, senior VP of research and standards for the Consumer Electronics Association.


New York – In less than one year Ultra HD TV has gone from just being a highly anticipated and discussed technology to a viable and much desired product.

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Seiki Adds 55-inch Ultra HD LCD TV Sold Through Sears

Seiki Adds 55-inch Ultra HD LCD TV Sold Through Sears

By Greg Tarr On Nov 11 2013 - 5:56pm

The Seiki Digital SE55UY04 ($1,499) Ultra HD LCD TV will be sold exclusively by
The Seiki Digital SE55UY04 ($1,499) Ultra HD LCD TV will be sold exclusively by Sears.


Diamond Bar, Calif. — Seiki Digital, a unit of Tongfang Global, introduced Monday a new 55-inch model to its assortment of Ultra High-Definition TV LCD TVs, which will be sold exclusively through Sears stores.

Seiki Digital said model SE55UY04 will be sold exclusively through Sears online and more than 500 brick-and-mortar U.S. retail stores at a $1,499 suggested retail.

It joins the current 39- and 50-inch models in a series of LCD monitors and TVs with a 3,840 by 2,160 native panel resolution.

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TV Stations Band Together To Promote Dyle Mobile TV Receiver

TV Stations Band Together To Promote Dyle Mobile TV Receiver

By Joseph Palenchar On Oct 28 2013 - 12:33pm

 The $129-suggested Audiovox Mobiletv is a portable battery-operated Dyle mobile
The $129-suggested Audiovox Mobiletv is a portable battery-operated Dyle mobile TV receiver that uses a Wi-Fi peer-to-peer connection to send broadcast-TV content to a nearby Apple or Android mobile device.


 New York — TV stations in 12 markets launched a 12-week campaign to promote the first Dyle mobile TV accessory that turns Apple and Android mobile devices into Dyle-compatible mobile DTV screens.

In the past, Dyle TV stations have promoted Dyle TV on an individual basis, a spokesperson said, “but this is the first time that stations in a market have come together around mobile TV.” The promotion also marks the first time that Dyle stations are promoting a specific product, the spokesperson added.

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LG Reports Higher Sales, Lower Net Profit

LG Reports Higher Sales, Lower Net Profit

By Steve Smith On Oct 24 2013 - 11:57am

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Seoul, South Korea — LG Electronics reported higher revenues but lower net profit in its third quartered, ended Sept. 30.

Third-quarter consolidated revenues were 13.89 trillion Korean won (KRW) or $12.5 billion, compared with the prior year’s third quarter of 13.28 trillion KRW.

Net profits were 109 billion KRW compared with the prior year’s 165 billion KRW.

However, LG saw a 27 percent increase in third-quarter operating profit to 217.8 billion KRW ($196.34 million) compared with the same period last year.

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Vizio Kicks Off Stevie Johnson Promo Effort

Vizio Kicks Off Stevie Johnson Promo Effort

By Greg Tarr On Oct 15 2013 - 12:20pm




Irvine, Calif. — Vizio launched on Tuesday a “TDs for TVs” promotional campaign using Buffalo Bills wide receiver Stevie Johnson as the spokesman for a charity effort supporting the Boys & Girls Clubs of America.

Vizio said its “TDs for TVs” effort provides fans the opportunity to get involved with Johnson’s on-the-field play to support the charitable organization.

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