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GENEVA – The International Telecommunications Union (ITU), an international video codec standards setting body, officially approved the first stage of the next-generation video-compression codec called High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC).
The codec, also known as H.265, is expected to make possible delivery of Ultra High-Definition content at low bit rates.
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LAS VEGAS – P&F USA traveled to International CES to introduce its latest LCD TV lineup, which this year takes smart-TV connectivity to the next level.
The company introduced five Philips-branded TV model series for 2013, with screen sizes ranging from 22 to 55 inches, and options for both non-connected sets and those incorporating P&F’s NetTV Cloud TV service.
LAS VEGAS — On Corp., the licensee of the RCA brand for home-based television products, showed at International CES a value-centric LCD TV lineup, which is planned to transition over to 100 percent LED direct and edge-lit products by the end of 2013.
The 2013 RCA TV series offers three model classes including those 32 inches and larger, those smaller than 32 inches and DVD/LCD TV combo products.
LAS VEGAS – Panasonic showed International CES audiences that it won’t be casting off its plasma TV business any time soon, although it will continue to expand its assortment of big-screen LCD TV models in 2013.
Panasonic — which was the subject of persistent press rumors throughout 2012 that it was planning to ditch the plasma TV business on which it has hung its shingle for the past decade —introduced five different plasma TV model series and seven LED LCD TV series. Both technology categories will have 16 SKUs apiece.
LAS VEGAS — Sharp underscored its leadership in big-screen TV at International CES by introducing 21 60-inch plus Aquos LED LCD TV models, more than half of which will incorporate the company’s proprietary Quattron quad-pixel technology.
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LAS VEGAS — Digital Stream, licensee of the RCA brand for Mobile TV devices, unveiled at International CES its Mobile TV tablet (model DDA850R), offering reception of in-the-clear stationary over-the-air and Dyle conditional access Mobile TV broadcasts.
The DDA850R, which carries a $299 suggested retail, features an 8-inch highdefinition touchscreen and is billed as “the first tablet enabled with both an ATSC digital TV receiver and Dyle Mobile TV for live, local and national programming on-the-go from TV stations in your area.”
LAS VEGAS — JVC Kenwood USA used International CES to unveil a new line of Everio camcorders, including models with expanded Wi-Fi functionality.
The company also unveiled a new flagship JVC prosumer camcorder model (GC-PX100), offering FullHD 1080 highbit- rate progressive- recording and Wi-Fi connectivity.
Highlights of the 2013 Everio lineup include a new imaging sensor for improved image quality, powerful optical zoom lenses, and new viewing and sharing functionality.
LAS VEGAS — Westinghouse Digital showed at International CES that it is stepping up to the 4K Ultra High-Definition plate in a big way by unveiling edge-lit LCD models in the 50-, 55- and 60-inch screen sizes. It was also one of three brands to also show a 110-inch 4K demo model.
Rey Roque, Westinghouse Digital’s marketing senior VP, said that just as the company brought high-resolution value to the first 1080p HD sets, it is now poised to bring value to Ultra HD.
SAN MATEO, CALIF. — GoPro announced that Hon Hai Precision Industry, also known as Foxconn, has acquired an 8.88 percent full-diluted stake in GoPro for $200 million, valuing the company at $2.25 billion.
GoPro is a manufacturer of wearable and gear-mountable cameras that are used by consumers, professional athletes and video-production professionals.