Ultra HD 4K Blu-rays have the best picture quality possible for your 4K TV. Look out for discs that have high dynamic range (HDR) and wide color gamut (WCG) which will produced a much more noticeable improvement.
Other technical improvement over regular Blu-ray includes:
- 10 bit colour – so more steps of graduation
- Higher frame rates
- H.265 – latest codec
- Greater capacity disc – 4K Blu-rays will have 66GB or 100GB capacity
- Audio – new audio formats such as Dolby Atmos and DTS:X
Source: What is 4K Blu-ray? – CNET
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
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
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:
- Wide color gamut
- High dynamic range
- 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 new technology called Quantum Dots. What is it and how does it works, check out the following article from Digit Trends:
WHAT THE HELL ARE QUANTUM DOTS, AND WHY DO YOU WANT THEM IN YOUR NEXT TV?
For those looking for the best picture quality in a TV that is affordable for the average person. LG might have just provided an answer. See the following article via Digital Trends:
LG Announces $3500 OLED TV, Pre-Order Now, Out Aug. 24 | Digital Trends.
HDMI, Display Port, DVI and VGA are 4 display connection technologies that are used for computer monitors and televisions. So which one should you use? In short you should use HDMI
HDMI vs. DisplayPort vs. DVI vs. VGA | Digital Trends.
With the current 1080p TVs and UHD or 4K TVs coming out just around the corner. Have you wonder what is the right size TV for your living room? Use the following guide from Digital Trends to find out:
How to choose the right size TV | Digital Trends.
A guide from cnet.com to help you to decide which TV technology to buy, either LED LCD, OLED or Plasma:
LED LCD vs. OLED vs. plasma | TV and Home Theater – CNET Reviews.
Panasonic has decided to quit the Plasma TV business. Is this the end of Plasma TV?
End of an era: Panasonic calls it quits on plasma TVs | Digital Trends.