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CES 2015 - One of the things I was looking forward to seeing Samsung unveil at CES 2015 this year were 4K TVs, and I was not disappointed at all. The company unveiled its super impressive new SUHD range of 4K TVs, which look and perform delicious from what we saw.
The new SUHD TVs use 'nano-crystal semiconductor' technology, which provide the "highest color purity and light efficiency" according to Samsung.
CES 2015 - ASUS didn't make a fuss over its upcoming PG27AQ display, but it was hidden in plain sight at their CES 2015 press conference today at Caesers Palace here in Las Vegas.
The ROG Swift PG27AQ is a 27-inch 4K display with NVIDIA's G-SYNC technology. Better yet, we not only have the 3840x2160 resolution at 60Hz, but this new monitor is based on an IPS panel. This means we might be seeing the best 4K gaming monitor to come from ASUS first, with gamers begging for a 4K 60Hz IPS panel for quite sometime. NVIDIA's G-SYNC technology is just the icing on an already very delicious cake.
Another shot of the new ROG Swift PG27AQ.
CES 2015 - Sceptre is celebrating its 30-year anniversary by showing off 4K ultra-high-definition HDTVs during CES 2015.
The company has new 4K UHD TVs that range from 50 to 84-inches, including SRS TruSurround HD technology, HDMI 2.0, HDCP 2.2, and 3840 x 2160 resolution.
Sceptre also introduced new 4K UHD displays with touch features, with screens ranging from 50 to 65-inches. In addition, PC gamers can take the 28-inch 4K UHD monitor for a spin, as 4K monitors drop in price and availability continues to increase.
CES 2015 - Epson America has announced the PowerLite Home Cinema 600 portable projector with HDMI connectivity, promising 3,000 lumens of color brightness and 3,000 lumens of white brightness.
The PowerLite Home Cinema 600 has four pre-set color modes, including one customized for video games, and can plug directly into HDTVs, Blu-ray players and laptops. The Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 600 will be available in mid-January with a $379 MSRP.
"The Home Cinema 600 is bright and versatile enough to take just about anywhere - think backyard cinema, big game parties and big-screen gaming nirvana - at a fraction of the price of a large flat panel TV," said Jason Palmer, marketing manager at Epson America, in a press statement. "This easy-to-use project delivers a remarkable home entertainment experience at an appealing price for first-time users."
Acer are looking to please the gamer with their recently announced release of the XB270HU and XG270HU gaming monitors.
Their XB270HU model is claimed as the world's first NVIDIA G-SYNC gaming monitor equipped with IPS technology, with Acer's XG270HU being quoted as "the world's first gaming monitor with an edge-to-edge frameless display" as according to their newly issued press release.
Both of these models feature WQHD, 2560 x 1440 resolution coupled with a speedy 144hz refresh rate - said to massively improve and enhance in-game performance and feel. The XB270HU will provide a large 178-degree viewing angle all held up by its multi-functional ErgoStand - enabling the user to tilt, swivel and adjust the screen to their optimal position.
Used for displaying in-design automobile models, Chevrolet's affectionately named "Power Wall" consists of a 240 square-foot, read projected glass screen matched up with two Christie Mirage 4K25 DLP3D projectors - creating a 2D or 3D image for viewing.
In previous years, car manufacturers would build their carve their upcoming models out of wood or clay, sometimes even constructing a metal object - now it's simply beamed onto this massive wall for all to see quickly and easily. The images displayed on this screen are rendered thanks to eight workstations, of which are assisted by two external video processors - this whole ordeal requires five people to operate the beast, consisting of three visualization specialists, an IT technician and a Christie hardware engineer.
Joe Guzman is Chevrolet's group manager for Global Virtual Design Process & Operations, in a press statement he said "that's the beauty of this kind of high definition. Using the maths data, we can render the vehicle as the customer will see it in the 'as manufactured state. Designers and engineers can then scrutinize every detail to make sure they are spot on."
Usually seen as competitors, Samsung and Sony are now banding together for the benefit of the consumer - seeing Samsung's Smart TVs released in 2015 include PlayStation Now compatibility.
It's expected to see this feature be presented at CES 2015 in Las Vegas, which is set to kick off in a only few days time - just as PlayStation now was originally announced at CES 2014.
With the announcement of the partnership happening just before Christmas day, North American consumers will be among the first to receive this offer. As with other PlayStation Now compatible devices, the Samsung TVs will contain an app to connect to Sony's Gakai-powered games service, allowing customers to chose from a list of games that they can rent - picking as they wish and playing them almost instantly.
Korean electronics giant Samsung plans to release smart TVs powered by its Tizen operating system, as the company hopes for Tizen to evolve into the "OS of everything." The Tizen-powered smart TVs will be shown off during the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) next week, with worldwide availability and pricing details unveiled.
"We are focusing our efforts on Tizen right now," said Kim Hyun-suk, Samsung president of visual display, in an interview with Reuters. "We hope that other TV makers will also use it and help build an ecosystem that will help the platform grow."
Samsung's efforts to expand Tizen to the smartphone market essentially failed, and it continues to rely on the Google Android operating system.
CES 2015: CES 2015 kicks off next week, with my bags not even packed yet and I jump on a plane 49.5 hours from now. But, LG is preparing a bunch of stuff to show off to the world, with a huge push in the world of 4K TVs.
The South Korean giant is reportedly going to be showing off no less than eight different product lines (UC9, UB9800, UF9500, UF9400, UF8500, UF7700, UF6800 and UF6700), where we'll see more than just the usual quantum dot technology and webOS 2.0 Smart TV updates we've been hearing about lately. LG's new Ultra HD TV's are thinner than ever before, with the company promising upgrades for the color balance and black levels.
The built-in 4K video decoder can handle both 30FPS and 60FPS inputs, and is "future-proof" for future standards.
CES 2015: LG has already teased it will be showing off a bunch of 4K TVs at CES 2015 next week, but the South Korean giant has just announced it will also be showcasing its new 21:9 ultra-wide monitors, too.
These monitors will be powered by AMD's FreeSync technology, which make ultra-wide monitors even better for gamers. We only just reviewed the LG 34UC97 and loved it, but it definitely needed better gaming chops and well, here we are. The upcoming 34UM67 is LG's first 21:9 ultra-wide gaming monitor that was designed for gaming, featuring AMD's FreeSync technology.
Roy Taylor, AMD's Corporate Vice President of ISV/IHV Partner Group explains "AMD FreeSync technology is an innovative monitor technology, based on free and open industry standards, to eliminate the tearing and stuttering that has plagued PC gaming for 30 years. We are pleased that LG Electronics stands with us with truly exciting AMD FreeSync-ready displays like the LG UltraWide Gaming Monitor."