Roku hails biggest device launch in its history

Roku has introduced five new streaming devices in what it described as the biggest player launch in the company’s history. The new device line-up introduces new entry-level options as well as high-end 4K and high dynamic range (HDR)-capable devices. The full product line consists of the Roku Express, Roku Express+, Roku Premiere, Roku Premiere+ and Roku Ultra and ranges in […]

Sony unveils 4K, HDR-capable PlayStation 4 Pro

Sony has announced details of its new high-end PlayStation 4 Pro console, which will support 4K and high dynamic range (HDR) and will run ultra high definition (UHD) video apps. The PS4 Pro is due to launch on November 10, priced at US$399.99, and is equipped with a more powerful GPU and faster CPU, providing […]

Sony unveils next-generation HDR TV line

Sony has unveiled its new Z series of 4K, ultra HD (UHD), high dynamic range (HDR) TVs, in what it claims is a “significant leap forward” in display technology. Sony said the new flagship TV line, which tops Sony’s current X series line-up of UHD TVs, introduces a “new level” of HDR with ‘ultra-contrast’ and […]

DVB’s Wood outlines progress towards HDR recommendation

Standards bodies are slowly progressing towards a recommendation for sharper contrast technology HDR in UHD TV standards, but difficult choices still have to be made, ANGA COM attendees heard this morning. David Wood, CM-UHD TV chairman at the DVB Project Office, outlined steps to date, current thinking and the choices still to be made on […]

SES launches HDR test channel

Satellite operator SES has launched a new Ultra HD test channel that includes High Dynamic Range (HDR) content. The channel was unveiled at SES’s annual Industry Days event, where SES is focusing heavily on technologies that can enhance the quality of UHD TV with HDR. Demonstrations at the event include HDR 10, Dolby Vision, Hybrid […]

Netflix to add 100 hours of HDR content by August

Netflix is due to add over 100 hours of high dynamic range (HDR) programming to its service by August, with more than 150 hours slated by the end of the year. Announcing its plans, Netflix said that it plans to grow its catalogue of HDR titles at a similar pace as its catalogue of 4K […]

LG unveils range of multi-format HDR TV models

TV manufacturer LG has unveiled its 2016 Super UHD TV range, which it claims to be the first to market with HDR support for both the Dolby Vision and HDR10 variants of the technology. The HDR-enabled range comprises three series – the UH9500, UH8500, and UH7700 with nine models in 55- to 86-inch class screen […]

Philips includes HDR in 2016 Ultra HD TV lineup

The entire 2016 Ultra HD Philips TV range will be high dynamic range (HDR) compatible, according to TP Vision – the company that manufactures Philips-branded sets. TP Vision said that HDR capability will feature from its 6000 range of TVs onwards and that its immersive Ambilight technology will now appear throughout its UHD range, except […]

UHD Alliance unveils consumer logo

The UHD Alliance (UHDA) has unveiled a consumer-facing logo to identify devices, content and services capable of delivering a “premium” Ultra HD experience. The organisation, which formed at the Consumer Electronics Show in 2015, said it has now begun certification of devices and services and started licensing its ‘Ultra HD Premium’ logo. This will be […]

Roku 4K TVs to launch this spring

The first 4K UHD Roku TVs will be available to buy this spring, with the company’s TV manufacturing partners expected to introduce nearly 60 Roku TV models in total this year. The streaming device maker said that in the US Roku-powered TVs now account for 8% of smart TV market share, and that 1 million […]