Sony, Sharp and Philips are on the bandwagon and will release TVs based on Android TV in 2015. Android TV combines streaming services, apps, and a game console in one platform. It will also be available in small TV streamer boxes.
LG has a range of new OLED TVs coming out in 2014 as well as new Ultra HD and Full HD TVs. LG is also introducing a new webOS-based Smart TV platform that looks promising. Could 2014 be the year where LG establishes itself as the leading Korean TV innovator?
Panasonic is introducing their new AX900 with “plasma-like picture quality” and a range of new Full HD models – some very basic, some with advanced features. Panasonic is also introducing a new Smart TV user interface called Life+ that recommends relevant content.
In 2014, Philips will introduce its first TV with the new Android-based Smart TV platform. They will also launch Ultra HD TVs and TVs with twin tuners, Miracast screen mirroring and a new Cloud TV app that streams TV channels over the internet.
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Netflix demonstrates 4K streaming
Netflix demonstrates 4K streaming at CES


By Rasmus Larsen (@flatpanels)
11 Jan 2013

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Netflix has just introduced a new Super HD picture level but Netflix also demonstrates streaming of video in 4K resolution. FlatpanelsHD asked about Netflix about the plans.

Netflix demonstrates 4K streaming

It is no secret that Ultra HD – or 4K - was a big thing at CES 2013. But questions arose following the unveilings; What about content? And what about players?

Netflix is already developing and testing the necessary technologies to make 4K streaming reality. Netflix even has a fully functional version and they demonstrates it at CES together with Samsung and one of Samsung’s new Ultra HD TVs.

Netflix demonstrerer 4K-streaming
Netflix and Samsung demonstrates streaming of 4K video from Netflix on a Samsung Ultra HD TV


FllatpanelsHD asked a Netflix executive about the plans for 4K. Netflix sees no need to rush at the moment and is currently waiting to see what happens in the market place. Even though they have a fully functional technology Netflix has no official plans to introduce 4K streaming in 2013.

Netflix points out that almost no one own a Ultra HD TV today but another obstacle is the lack of 4K support on media players today. 4K streaming also requires a lot of bandwidth, which means that viewers need a fast internet connection.

Netflix uses the so-called adaptive streaming technology, which means that in the future they can add a 4K layer on top of the current Super HD layer; provided that the viewer has a 4K player and a fast internet connection.

FlatpanelsHD has a big interview with Netflix coming up soon. Stay tuned!




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