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HDTV Expert - Three Premium 2017 LCD-TVs Plot Different Paths to Enhanced Performance

By Ken Werner • May 10, 4:18pm

The white LEDs used in conventional LCD-TV backlight units — which are actually blue LEDs with a broadband yellow phosphor inside the package — produce a white light that has insufficient output and purity in the green and red. All current approaches to improving LCD-TV color gamut and purity involve improving the intensity and purity […]
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Wireless HDMI/HDTV

HDTV Expert - There’s More To The Story (There Always Is!)

By Pete Putman • Apr 18, 9:49pm

I thought I had solved a pesky interference problem that caused my wireless gateway to repeatedly drop WAN connections. Turns out, I wasn’t quite done yet…
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General Interest

HDTV Expert - Useful Gadgets: TERK Omni and Turbo Indoor DTV Antennas

By Pete Putman • Apr 17, 10:21pm

It's not easy to design a stylish indoor TV antenna that actually works well. And Terk just proved it again.
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Cable HDTVService & Repair

HDTV Expert - Now You See It…Now You Don’t

By Pete Putman • Mar 30, 2:19pm

A few years ago, readers may recall my on-going battles with Comcast to fix a service reliability issue. I had asked from the start that the ‘drop’ – the underground RG-6 coaxial cable running from the sidewalk to my house – be replaced. I suspected the cable’s jacket had been compromised with moisture over time. […]
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Broadcast

HDTV Expert - Broadcast TV Spectrum Repacking: The Devil Is In The Details

By Pete Putman • Mar 13, 5:43pm

Don't look now, but one or more of your local TV stations may be relocating to low-band VHF channels. Good luck trying to watch them indoors.
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General Interest

HDTV Expert - Two Keys to Optimal HDR TVs: Dynamic HDR Metadata and Tone Mapping

By Ken Werner • Feb 28, 11:15pm

The Society for Information Display LA Chapter held its 14th annual One-Day Conference on February 3, 2017 at the Costa Mesa Country Club in Costa Mesa, California. At the conference, Gerard Catapano gave a presentation entitled “HDR, Today into Tomorrow.” Catapano, formerly Associate Director of Electronics Testing at Consumer Reports and now Director of Quality […]
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General Interest

HDTV Expert - HDR: What’s It All About, and How Does It Affect Interfacing?

By Pete Putman • Feb 28, 5:11pm

HDR is fast becoming a buzzword in the AV community, even though most people don’t really understand what it means and how it affects interfacing.
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General Interest

HDTV Expert - Turn Back The Clock?

By Pete Putman • Feb 13, 10:07pm

A recent story in the Nikkei Asian Review states that Hon Hai Precision Industries – the new parent company of Sharp Electronics – is considering building an LCD panel facility in the United States.
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General Interest

HDTV Expert - CES 2017: Afterthoughts and Second Thoughts

By Pete Putman • Jan 26, 10:12pm

CES 2017 can be quite overwhelming and it can take a few weeks to process everything you see there. Here are some afterthoughts and second thoughts.
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General Interest

HDTV Expert - HDMI 2.1: The Need For Speed Continues

By Pete Putman • Jan 18 2017, 5:59pm

Ever since HDMI version 2.0 was announced in September 2013, I’ve been pretty vocal about criticizing its “not quite fast enough” speed upgrade from 10.2 to 18 Gb/s, which turned out to be barely adequate for transporting 4K (3840×2160) video at full color resolution (RGB, or 4:4:4 in the world) at a frame rate of […]
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General Interest

HDTV Expert - CES 2017 In The Rear View Mirror

By Pete Putman • Jan 12 2017, 9:00pm

LEDs, quantum dots, autonomous cars, and robots were all in vogue this year in Las Vegas. Of course, there's more to the story...
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