Latest version of HDMI comes packing support for 8K resolution and Dynamic HDR

HDMI 2.1 specification has been announced by the HDMI Forum. It will support Dynamic HDR and 8K resolution at 60 frames per second. But to support these features, new 48G HDMI cables are needed which allows bandwidth up to 48Gbps. Refer to the article below from Digit Trends.

Source: Latest version of HDMI comes packing support for 8K resolution and Dynamic HDR

Panasonic does OLED too

Panasonic has just announced the CZ950, a curved 4K UHD OLED TV built around the company’s Studio Master Drive processor. Thus LG is not longer the solo player in the market. Hopefully, more competitions will drive down the cost of OLED TV. See related article from Digital Trends:

Watch out, LG: Panasonic elbows in on OLED with the 4K CZ950

Ultra HD Blu-ray specification has been defined

The Blu-ray Disc Association formally completed the Ultra HD Blu-ray specification with a new logo. The Ultra HD Blu-ray will support 4K contents and also support higher color depth. See the following article from Anandtech

Blu-ray Disc Association Completes Ultra HD Blu-ray Specification

DTS:X – another new surround sound standard to look out for besides Dolby Atmos


Besides Dolby Atmos, there is a new surround sound standard from Dolby’s competitor DTS. It’s called DTS:X, and like Dolby Amos, it’s a sound object based surround system.

See the following overview of DTS:X from Digital Trends:

Lookout Dolby Atmos, DTS just entered the next era of surround sound with DTS:X

UHD Alliance will define the future of TV

The UHD Alliance is made up of content creators and distributors, post-production companies, and consumer electronics companies, including Samsung, Sharp, Sony, LG, Panasonic, Disney, Twentieth Century Fox, Warner Bros., Dolby Vision, Technicolor, DirecTV, and Netflix. This group will define standards for Ultra High Definition (UHD), from the cameras that capture the scenes, to the screens we watch them on. With all this big names, it looks like things are going to happen, unlike 3D TV. These are the changes in standard we can look out for:

  1. Wide color gamut
  2. High dynamic range
  3. Medium to deliver UHD, e.g. streaming or by UHD Blu-ray

Like a geeky Illuminati, the UHD Alliance is deciding the future of TV today

LCD TV is getting better colour thanks to Quantum Dots


LCD TV is getting better colour thanks to new technology called Quantum Dots. What is it and how does it works, check out the following article from Digit Trends:



Analysis of Canon 7D Mark II Sensor

The following article from is a technical analyze on the Canon 7D Mark II sensor. In the author’s view:

  • Sensitivity is improved 14% over the 7D Mark I
  • The Canon 7D Mark II is the current top long exposure low light camera in the canon line