By Lisa Johnston
New products on display at the American International Toy Fair, held in N
Cupertino, Calif. — Seagate Technologies has expanded its premium LaCie line of portable storage products for use with Apple computers with Thunderbolt ports.
The new LaCie Little Big Disk, featuring two Thunderbolt 2 ports, delivers read/write speeds up to 1,375MBps and is being marketed specifically to professionals who edit 4K video in the field.
The portable drive has twin 500GB PCIe Gen 2 solid-state drives for 1TB of storage.
This TWICE webinar, hosted by senior editor Alan Wolf, will take a look at what may be the hottest CE products at retail that will be sold during the all-important fourth quarter. Top technologies, market strategies and industry trends will be discussed with industry analysts and executives.
Santa Clara, Calif. — Falling production costs and expected lower average selling prices (ASPs) should help drive growth in 4K Ultra HD desktop monitor unit shipments this year, NPD DisplaySearch predicted.
The market research firm’s “Quarterly Desktop Monitor Shipment and Forecast Report” found that despite declining global demand in overall desktop monitors to 133 million units in 2014, 4K Ultra HD monitor shipments should reach 2 million units, and by 2017 shipments are forecast to reach approximately 8 percent of the market.
Las Vegas – Technicolor announced at International CES that Seiki’s U-Vision Ultra HD up-converting HDMI cable and adapter are the first accessory products to receive Technicolor 4K Image Certification.
With this new class of products, Seiki is creating a new way for consumers to view HD content on 4K Ultra HD TVs. The U-Vision brand 4K up-conversion HDMI cable and adapter will incorporate active electronics that up-convert FullHD content into high-quality 4K Ultra HD, while enabling consumers to see the benefits of 4K TV from any source device, Technicolor said.
Toronto, Canada – Morega Systems said Friday that it has successfully developed “the industry’s first Ultra HD 4K media mobility solution,” enabling the viewing of Ultra HD content on any screen.
Morega working with long-term partner ViXS Systems will be first to market with an Ultra HD 4K 10-bit High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC) system-on-a-chip (SoC) solution, the companies said.
Berlin – The battle for 4K TV supremacy between South Korea’s two largest TV makers landed on a new front here this week, with both companies revealing curved-screen Ultra High-Definition TV offerings.
LG Electronics unveiled what it called “the world’s largest Ultra High-Definition OLED TV,” measuring 77 inches and offering a curved screen. The set joins LG’s previously announced 55-inch curved OLED TV, which is on sale in the U.S. now.
Corona, Calif. – China-based television manufacturer TCL (The Creative Life) set the burgeoning Ultra HDTV industry on its other ear Thursday by launching a high-value 50-inch 4K edge-lit LED LCD model at an industry-low $999 suggested retail price.
The 50-inch UHD set, which was introduced along with a new flagship FullHD LED LCD TV line, will ship in September to directly go up against a 50-inch Seiki UHD model, which was introduced in April at a $1,299 street price.
Richfield, Minn. — LG Electronics is debuting the first OLED TV for the U.S. market at a VIP launch event today at Best Buy’s flagship Magnolia Design Center store, here.
Senior executives from LG Electronics USA and Best Buy officially introduced the new LG curved OLED TV for the U.S. market.
Best Buy is LG’s exclusive OLED TV launch partner, and today began selling the 55-inch LG curved OLED TV (model 55EA9800) at the store, here.
Arlington, Va. – The Consumer Electronics Association has published a new DTV Profile for Uncompressed High-Speed Digital Interfaces.
The profile, CEA-861-F, cuts through the disagreements over standards for new advanced digital video displays and equipment in terms of color, aspect ratios, frame rate, compression codecs and broadcast technology.