San Antonio — The Progressive Retailers Organization was at the Westin La Cantera Hill Coun
San Diego — Sony said Monday it recently launched an integrated marketing campaign behind the release of its two 4K Ultra High-Definition XBR LED LCD TVs.
The campaign features Garth Davis, who most recently co-directed Jane Campion’s critically acclaimed miniseries “Top of the Lake.”
Sony said Davis became inspired to make a 4K feature after the picture quality of a Sony 4K Ultra HD TV at the Sundance Film Festival.
Minneapolis – Sony Electronics’ three-step line of 4K Ultra High-Definition TVs are rolling out to Best Buy stores this week.
Nearly 750 locations will carry the XBR-X900 series, which includes Sony’s 84-inch flagship and recently-released 65- and 55-inch displays.
The LED TVs are Best Buy’s first Ultra High-Definition models.
The 4K sets will formally go on sale this Sunday, and BestBuy.com is already taking pre-orders for the 55- and 65-inch models, a Best Buy spokesperson told TWICE.
Santa Monica, Calif. — Video & Audio Center began selling Sony Electronics’ 65- and 55-inch 4K TVs and officially opened its 4K department, here, during an afternoon event yesterday.
New York – Sony Electronics U.S. president Phil Molyneux said the company is finalizing shop-front 4K Ultra HD sales executions for 2013, which will leverage a fourth-quarter native 4K download service coming this summer.
Molyneux, speaking at a press meeting in New York’s American Museum of Natural History, said that thus far Sony has been “very selective about who we have been partnering with” because “the story needs to be told very carefully to the consumer.”
Panasonic has released a promotional video to illustrate some the potential of its “4K Tablet” that was introduced for the first time at CES2013.
It’s a 20-inch Windows-based tablet with 4K resolution ISP-alpha screen and attached digital pen.
Santa Clara, Calif. — The NPD Group’s DisplaySearch unit is forecasting more than half a million 4K-by-2K (Ultra High Definition) TVs to ship worldwide in 2013, growing to more than 7 million by 2016.
The findings are part of the firm’s latest Quarterly TV Design and Features Report tracking TV manufacturers in their bid to convince consumers to transition to the next-generation display technology as they begin to upgrade older digital TV models.
Glenview, Ill. — Abt Electronics has become the first retailer in the Greater Chicago area to add LG’s 84-inch Ultra High-Definition LED LCD TV.
In a statement, LG said: “Abt Electronics is the first retailer in Chicagoland to officially launch an Ultra High-Definition flat-panel TV.”
Model 84LM9600 ($19,999 suggested retail) was demonstrated to more than 500 area consumers at Abt’s gala unveiling last Thursday night. The set offers 3,840 by 2,160 resolution — four times that of FullHD 1080p displays.
Columbus, Ohio — Micro Center is giving away an 84-inch LG Ultra High-Definition TV to herald the arrival of the 4K models at the multiregional chain.
As part of its national “Big, Bigger, Biggest Ever LG HDTV Sweepstakes,” the 23-store IT and A/V specialist will award one LG 84LM9600 Ultra HD 3D smart TV, valued at $17,000. The chain is also giving away more than $30,000 worth of prizes, including 32-inch LG HDTVs, LG home theaters and Micro Center gift cards, as a lead up to the grand prize.
The day before International CES begins, traditionally called “Press Day” but seems to me to be like a speed dating marathon between media and exhibitors.
This year is no different and one of the things you will be reading and hearing about later today and during the show is 4K or Ultra HD TVs.
While 4K sets are not going to dominate the show the way HDTV used to five years ago, they will garner plenty of media attention.
Seoul, South Korea — LG Display revealed Thursday that it will introduce two additional screen sizes of Ultra High-Definition (UHD) LED LCD TVs — 55 and 65 inches — to join its currently available 84-inch set, at International CES in Las Vegas, starting Jan. 7.
The new screen sizes will be demonstrated LG Display’s “private booth” in the Bellagio Hotel Casino during show week, LG said.