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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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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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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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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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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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HDTV Expert - HDMI 2.1: The Need For Speed Continues

By Pete Putman • Jan 18, 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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HDTV Expert - CES 2017 In The Rear View Mirror

By Pete Putman • Jan 12, 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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HDTV Expert - Hey, Whatever Happened To superMHL?

By Pete Putman • Nov 14, 5:15pm

There is no such thing as a ‘sure thing.’ You can have a 20-yard field goal try with 5 seconds left, two foul shots left to ice the game, or a one-on-one penalty shot with your best wing on the ice. Doesn’t matter – things do go awry. In fact, sometimes they never get going […]
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HDTV Expert - Everything Old Is New Again: Goodbye To The VCR

By Pete Putman • Oct 20, 1:36pm

This past summer, the Funai Corporation of Japan decided to stop manufacturing videocassette recorders (VCRs) after several decades, citing their inability to source parts as the reason. What’s that you say? You didn’t even know anyone was STILL making VCRs in 2016? A reporter for the Washington Post was referred to me by The Society […]
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HDTV Expert - Cord-Cutting: A Slow And Steady Drip, Drip, Drip

By Pete Putman • Sep 30, 4:28pm

As many as 800,000 customers are likely to ‘cut the cord’ in the next 12 months, resulting in $1 billion in lost revenue to pay TV companies.
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HDTV Expert - Samsung Moves Front & Center With HDR

By Pete Putman • Aug 16, 9:29pm

HDR is the next big thing in TV displays, along with a new, wider color gamut, and eventually high frame rate video. And Samsung's leading the discussion about consumer HDR displays.
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HDTV Expert - Product Review: ClearStream Eclipse TV Antenna

By Pete Putman • Aug 11, 10:41pm

The ClearStream Eclipse is a small, flexible antenna you can stick on a wall or window. How well does it work?
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HDTV Expert - On CE Week, Shoot-Outs, And Flies In The Ointment

By Pete Putman • Jun 27 2016, 5:05pm

The annual CE Week show isn’t the compelling “must attend” event it once was. And the annual TV Shoot-Out revealed an unexpected and potentially troubling flaw in a new line of UHD TVs.
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HDTV Expert - InfoComm 2016 In The Rearview Mirror

By Pete Putman • Jun 17 2016, 4:48pm

InfoComm 2016 showed the AV industry is heading in some radically new directions. Did you notice?
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HDTV Expert - AV-over-IP: It’s Here. Time To Get On Board!

By Pete Putman • Jun 3 2016, 6:21pm

At InfoComm next week in Las Vegas, I look forward to seeing many familiar faces – both individuals and manufacturers – that have frequented the show since I first attended over 20 years ago. And I also expect to find quite a few newcomers, based on the press releases and product announcements I’ve been receiving […]
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HDTV Expert - NAB 2016: Thoughts and Afterthoughts

By Pete Putman • Apr 27 2016, 12:06am

The NAB Show has done a remarkable job of keeping itself current over the past two decades – perhaps the most tumultuous era ever for the broadcasting industry.
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HDTV Expert - Of Samsung, Big Screens, IoT, HDR, And Patience

By Pete Putman • Apr 13 2016, 8:30pm

Last Tuesday, April 12, Samsung held its annual press briefing and TV launch event at its new, “hip” facility in the Chelsea section of Manhattan.
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HDTV Expert - To Cut, Or Not To Cut: That Is The Question…

By Pete Putman • Apr 11 2016, 10:00pm

By all accounts, cord-cutting is growing in popularity. One major TV brand apparently didn’t get the memo, however.
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HDTV Expert - A More Mobile Mobile is Coming

By Ken Werner • Mar 29 2016, 9:25pm

Data traffic on mobile networks will reach 367 exabytes — that’s 367×10^18 bytes or 367 billion gigabytes — in 2020, up from 44 exabytes in 2015, according to Cisco Systems’ recently released Visual Networking Index Global Mobile Data Traffic Forecast, 2015-2020. A lot of that is video, which accounted for 55% of all mobile data […]
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HDTV Expert - OLED-TV Is Real: Sales Reached $1 Billion Dollars in 2015

By Ken Werner • Mar 9 2016, 10:10pm

One billion dollars worth of OLED-TV sets were sold last year, seven times the sales in 2014, according to a recent IHS report. Ninety percent of that market belonged to LG, but Shin Hyun-jun, an analyst with LIG Investment & Securities Co., expects Samsung to enter the OLED-TV market in late 2017, according to a […]
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