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Quentin Tarantino explains his love for 70mm, says it trumps digital

Anthony Garreffa | Nov 29, 2015 4:20 AM CST

While most of Hollywood films their movies in digital, Quentin Tarantino has a huge soft spot for shooting his movies in 70mm. It wasn't too long a go now that Tarantino said that he hates Netflix, and still uses VHS.

Quentin Tarantino explains his love for 70mm, says it trumps digital

Tarantino's latest movie 'The Hateful Eight' was shot entirely on 70mm, and has been shown off at glamorous "roadshows". Tarantino was adament that he shot The Hateful Eight on 70mm, with the featurette from Fandango embedded above seeing Tarantino explaining why he loves shooting his movies in 70mm versus digital.

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LG teases world's largest OLED display, with 140 x 55-inch 4K OLEDs

Anthony Garreffa | Nov 18, 2015 11:59 PM CST

LG is riding the marketing train with its new 4K-capable OLED TVs, showing off two of the world's largest OLED displays in the world - found at South Korea's Incheon International Airport.

The company worked with French design firm Wilmotte & Associés on the project, which uses 140 x 55-inch curved 4K OLED TVs. The huge structure is 13 meters high, and 8 meters across - or the equivalent of three large-sized shipping containers. President and CEO of Incheon International Airport, Park Wan-su, said: "These OLED displays perfectly complement the advanced technology that our airport has become known for. We are always eager to showcase to the millions of travelers every year the cutting-edge technology that originates from Korea. OLED is a prime example of that".

Meanwhile, Senior VP and Head of Business-to-Business Solutions at LG Electronics, Ro Se-yong, said: "While the world's largest OLED sign is certainly something to be proud of, we are more excited about the opportunity to introduce travelers from across the world to the magic of OLED. The benefits of OLED technology can only be viewed, they cannot be described with mere words".

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4K TVs to account for 40% of total TV shipments in 2016

Anthony Garreffa | Nov 4, 2015 8:41 PM CST

We all know that 4K devices, which include TVs, smartphones, VR headsets, and more are all coming out in the coming years - but what about now? 4K TVs are filtering down to the mainstream level, with over 40 million 4K TVs shipped this year according to analysts at IHS.

IHS also added that 4K TVs will account for 40% of the total TV panel shipment area in 2016, which is a big jump from the 25% this year. Full HD is still controlling much of the market, with 52% of shipments but this number will drop to 42% next year - right in line with 4K.

Ricky Park, Director of Large Display Research for IHS Technology said: "The increased supply of LCD TV panels has caused a downturn in panel prices, providing consumers with a cheaper selection of wide-screen TVs and whetting their appetite for even larger TVs with higher resolution". He added: "The consumer requirement for higher resolution will also grow, as more 4K TV video content becomes available".

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Xiaomi unveils its new 60-inch 4K TV for under $800

Anthony Garreffa | Oct 20, 2015 4:31 AM CDT

Xiaomi has just unveiled its latest 60-inch 4K TV, with the new Mi TV 3 featuring the aforementioned 4K resolution, but it is a truly different 'smart' TV.

The Xiaomi 60-inch 4K Mi TV 3 features something that looks suspiciously close to a soundbar, but it's far from just an audio device. Inside of the speaker, there's an MStar 6A928 processor, 2GB of DDR3 RAM and 8GB of flash storage. When this soundbar is connected to the Mi Port on the 60-inch 4K TV, it'll also run power through the cable, while providing you with access to MIUI TV. MIUI TV is Xiaomi's Android-based smart TV platform.

The Mi TV Bar can be purchased separately, and works with any TV, monitor or projector - which is a nice bonus. Xiaomi says that a TV's motherboard represents 20% of the overall cost of the TV, so by removing these components out of the TV and into a separate device, Xiaomi hopes you'll upgrade and replace your TV's motherboard more often - keeping the glorious 60-inch 4K panel, instead of buying an entire new TV set.

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Acer releases 34-inch curved ultrawide QHD display with G-Sync

Derek Strickland | Oct 14, 2015 5:15 PM CDT

Acer has launched its new curved ultrawide monitor with NVIDIA's G-Sync adaptive refresh technology, offering a powerful display for enthusiast builds.

Acer's Predator X34 sports a 34-inch IPS LCD display with a resolution of 3440 x 1440. Touting tear-free gaming, the premium display has a super wide 21:9 aspect ratio that aims to replace multi-monitor setups, and its 60Hz refresh rate can be overclocked to 100Hz to power serious builds.

The Predator X34 is the first curved display in the U.S. that supports NVIDIA's G-Sync variable display rate tech, Acer affirms, making for "buttery smooth" gaming with zero screen-tearing and minimal stuttering. Just in case you feel like spending almost $3,000 on displays, the Predator X34 supports Acer's ZeroFrame tech, which affords for seamless multi-monitor displays. "ZeroFrame design makes multi-monitor setups more immersive. Can you handle gaming at 10k? We tried it. It's awesome."

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ASUS makes its PG279Q monitor official, QHD with 165Hz and G-Sync

Anthony Garreffa | Oct 9, 2015 7:29 PM CDT

ASUS has just officially announced its exciting new ROG gaming monitor, the PG279Q, at its Republic of Gamers Unleashed event in San Francisco. The PG279Q is a 27-inch successor to the super-popular ROG Swift PG278Q, but with some nice upgrades.

The new ASUS ROG PG279Q has a 27-inch QHD (2560x1440) panel, with a 144Hz refresh rate (where you overclock it to 165Hz) with NVIDIA's G-Sync technology. We have a WLED + IPS panel with 1000:1 contrast ratio, 350 nits of peak brightness, 4ms delay, and 178-degree viewing angles. It's an 8-bit panel with DisplayPort 1.2 and HDMI 1.4 inputs with two USB 3.0 and 3.5mm audio backing that up.

ASUS is pricing the delicious new gaming monitor at a not-so-bad price of $799, and we can't wait to get our hands on a sample for review to see how driving a 165Hz monitor is for those fast-paced first-person shooters.

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A Full HD 16 inch display via USB, meet the AOC PRO

Chris Smith | Oct 3, 2015 12:29 PM CDT

Thanks to the power of USB 3.0, AOC has released its first USB-only monitor, the 16" HD Pro USB E1659FWUX-PRO. Said to be powered with DisplayLink technology, this monitor further has a 300 cd/m2 brightness which makes "it the brightest in its class" as pointed out in a recent press release.

This plug and play monitor requires no setup protocols and is compatible with both Mac and PC systems. Designed with travel in mind, AOC has made sure that this monitor is suitable for transport in a suitcase and comes with a carry case of its own.

If you're interested in one of these for yourself, expect to spend $199 from Amazon online.

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Japan Display reveals 17-inch 8K LCD panel with 120Hz

Derek Strickland | Oct 2, 2015 1:33 PM CDT

In an age where 4K Ultra-HD is just starting to take hold in smartphones and TV set-top boxes like NVIDIA's Shield TV, tech engineers are already pushing the limits of 8K.

Japan Display reveals 17-inch 8K LCD panel with 120Hz

Sharp's titanic 85-inch 8K TV stands as a momentous leap forward in high-definition tech, but what about condensed 8K models? Apple supplier Japan Display leads the charge with the world's first compact 8K LCD panel, which condenses a resolution of 7,680 x 4,320 in a 17.3-inch display.

The 8K module sports a pixel density of 510 pixels-per-inch and has a total of 33,177,600 individual pixels, and an impressive 120Hz refresh rate. Thanks to its wide 176-degree viewing angle, high 2000:1 contrast ratio and minimized color shift, Japan Display affirms the 8K panel can deliver "life-like 8K images with a true sense of depth".

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LG's new foldable displays can be folded more than 100,000 times

Derek Strickland | Sep 23, 2015 6:14 PM CDT

Reports indicate that LG has laid preparations for mass-production of its own foldable display tech that will lead to flexible smartphone screens, curved screen strips in autos, foldable tablet screens and rollable HDTV screens by 2017.s.

Right now curved displays are seen with wearables like Samsung's Gear S smartwatch and Gear Fit smartbands, but LG is about to take the tech to a whole new level with displays that can be "folded and unfolded more than 100,000 times".

ET News reveals that LG has secured a contract from an unnamed global software company in an effort to "challenge Samsung Electronics' and Apple's strongholds in high-end smartphone market with foldable smartphones". LG has already begun investing huge capital into OLED development facilities in Gumi, Kyeongbuk, and initial shipments are expected to arrive in January 2016. Right now the tech is still in its early stages as functional prototypes.

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Sharp teases an 85-inch 8K TV that will cost up to $133,000

Anthony Garreffa | Sep 16, 2015 1:03 AM CDT

We're not even comfortable with the 4K TVs that are here, and now we're being teased with 8K TVs throwing an insane 7680x4320 resolution into the mix. Sharp has started teasing its first 8K TV, with an 85-inch 8K TV set to be released next month.

The new 85-inch 8K TV will feature Sharp's IGZO (indium gallium zinc oxide) backplane, as well as a slew of other technologies. The mammoth 8K TV will be aimed at commercial and specialized applications, including content creation, digital signage, museums, professional, military, healthcare, and other industries.

But what about 8K content, you ask? Good question. NHK will begin broadcasting 8K super hi-vision content sometime in 2018, which is when we're to expect consumers to start snapping up 8K TVs. But, outside of that, we have no idea what type of content there will be for 8K TVs, as gaming is going to require an insane amount of horsepower to drive that resolution. But with technologies like NVIDIA's Pascal architecture right around the corner, as well as the shrink down to 16nm and HBM2, we should be good as gold.

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