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Team HCC  |  Sep 23, 2016  |  0 comments

Sonic guru Cambridge Audio has revamped its TV2 and TV5 Bluetooth soundbase speaker line to bolster both performance and ease of use.

HCC News Team  |  Oct 08, 2019  |  0 comments
DM76 and DM101 are aimed at bringing a big sound to bigscreen TVs
Team HCC  |  May 14, 2019  |  0 comments
3D BD edition also announced for Marvel blockbuster, plus range of extras
Steve May  |  Sep 25, 2018  |  0 comments
55in C55SFS4K model is priced at £800, and adds Cello Play EPG/catch-up TV to Android 7 smart platform
HCC News Team  |  Jan 10, 2012  |  0 comments

Bang & Olufsen has used the CES trade show, currently taking place in Las Vegas, to highlight three new hi-end products that will be hitting available through its approved dealers in the very near future.

Mark Craven  |  Jan 09, 2013  |  0 comments
1. Curved OLED TVs

Both Samsung (pictured) and LG launched curved OLED TVs at CES, with both claiming they'd delivered a world's first. The sets' concave designs (as opposed to the convex CRTs of yesteryear) are genuine eye-openers, but it remains to be seen what benefit they will have on picture quality - curved displays are typically deemed necessary at much larger sizes, and the LG and Samsung screens debuted at 55in. Don't expect them to appear at Currys anytime soon, either. This has all the hallmarks of CES showboating (such as last year, when the two brands went head-to-head with OLED screens which we're still waiting to see in shops - although LG has finally announced its (non-curved) 55in OLED will arrive in the UK before Spring).

Team HCC  |  Jan 06, 2016  |  0 comments

'Ultra HD Premium' TVs arrive

The Ultra HD Alliance (UHDA) has launched a new consumer logo to help buyers know that the screen they're purchasing offers the state-of-the-art in current AV standards. TVs (and content services) carrying the 'Ultra HD Premium' logo are deemed by the UHDA to comply with 'performance metrics' for resolution, High Dynamic Range, peak luminance, black levels and wide colour gamut. These are the 'key characteristics of a robust next-generation experience' says the industry group.

Team HCC  |  Jan 04, 2017  |  0 comments

LG is launching a Dolby Atmos-enabled soundbar as well as two other TV audio boosters, bringing it upto speed with a growing category that already includes models from Yamaha, Samsung and Philips.

Team HCC  |  Jan 04, 2017  |  0 comments

LG is refreshing its OLED TV lineup in 2017 to include 10 separate models, and – in a world's first – introducing Dolby Atmos support via upfiring speaker drivers. 

Team HCC  |  Jan 04, 2017  |  0 comments

Panasonic has announced a new Ultra HD OLED TV that will be on sale later this year, offering support for HDR 10 and Hybrid Log-Gamma (HLG) HDR, and incorporating a Technics-tuned soundbar.

Team HCC  |  Jan 05, 2017  |  0 comments

Sony will join Panasonic and LG in the OLED TV market later this year with a new Bravia OLED series, known as the A1, that will support Dolby Vision. There will be 77in, 65in and 55in versions available.

Team HCC  |  Jan 05, 2017  |  0 comments

Sony has expanded its range of ultra-short-throw projectors with the 4K and HDR capable VPL-VZ1000ES, announced today at CES 2017.

Mark Craven  |  Jan 05, 2017  |  0 comments

Dolby has announced that three Hollywood studios – Universal Pictures, Lionsgate and Warner Bros – have pledged to release movies mastered in Dolby Vision on Ultra HD Blu-ray, news that is sure to excite and annoy AV hedz in equal measure. Dolby Vision is an optional HDR standard of the Ultra HD Blu-ray specification and employs dynamic metadata to manage the HDR performance of your display. The HDR 10 standard, which is mandatory for Ultra HD Blu-ray, uses less advanced static metadata. Content is mastered at 12-bit, and at greater nit levels. Dolby Vision is also the preferred mastering HDR format amongst Hollywood studios, due to accomplished authoring tools and the ease with which an HDR 10 version can then be outputted. All groovy then? Not quite. Firstly, Dolby Vision support is limited amongst 4K TVs, with only some LG sets on the market currently supporting it. Sony has announced forthcoming models at this year's CES, but both Samsung and Panasonic remain uncommitted.

HCC News Team  |  Feb 24, 2021  |  0 comments
Luxury brand C-Seed announces cost-no-object megascreen that lurks in your floor when you don't need it
Team HCC  |  Dec 20, 2016  |  0 comments
Now TV Smart Box

We've been besotted with Now TV's low-cost, flexible approach to TV streaming since it first launched in 2013; new this year is a slightly bigger box that adds an extra layer of functionality while still keeping the price tag sensible (£40). So what is the new trick, exactly? A digital TV tuner. Not 4K playback, then, but it does make the Now TV hardware all-encompassing when it comes to telly content, integrating PPV Sky (movies, sport, entertainment and kids bundles) with terrestrial catchup and live TV (with pause/rewind function). Not to mention the plethora of other apps and media playback skills on offer.  www.nowtv.com

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