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HD Report | April 26, 2017

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Shield Android TV Upgrade Adds Vudu, HDR, Dolby Atmos & More

June 9, 2016 |

The latest upgrade to the Nvidia Shield Android TV will add support for Vudu, a service long-awaited on the media player that adds more access to Ultra HD content. And, with the Version 3.2 update Shield TV will be able … Read More

LG’s New 4k OLED TVs with HDR Aren’t Exactly Cheap

May 25, 2016 |

LG officially launched their new lineup of 4k OLED TVs with HDR support. But considering both OLED and HDR technologies are still on the pricey side, the sets aren’t exactly cheap. However, if you’re looking for a TV that’s more … Read More

How to Stream 4k Ultra HD with High Dynamic Range (HDR)

April 29, 2016 | 5

Want to start streaming 4k HDR content to your TV? You’ll first need an Ultra HD TV that supports HDR, then an account with a digital video provider such as Amazon, Netflix, or Vudu that streams Ultra HD content with HDR.

If … Read More

Sony Firmware Update for 4k Home Theater Projector Adds HDR

April 27, 2016 |

Sony already has a couple home theater projectors that support HDR, but a firmware update to the VPL-VW365ES coming by the end of next month (May, 2016) will upgrade the projector to display High Dynamic Range content.

The Sony projector features … Read More

Netflix promises more HDR/Dolby Vision programming

April 20, 2016 |

Netflix’s Chief Product Officer, Neil Hunt, posted a message to subscribers that promises more digital titles in High Dynamic Range (HDR). HDR provides a wider range of contrast, color (10 to 12-bit) and detail not seen in previous video standards, … Read More

Universal’s plans for Ultra HD Blu-ray & Digital releases

April 19, 2016 |

Universal Pictures Home Entertainment has announced plans for releasing titles to both Ultra HD Blu-ray and Ultra HD Digital formats starting this summer.

Among the previously-released movies slated for both UHD formats are Everest, Lucy, and Lone Survivor, as well as … Read More

Vizio intros SmartCast P-Series Ultra HD TVs w/HDR & Google Cast

March 23, 2016 |

Vizio has officially announced the launch of the VIZIO SmartCast ecosystem that includes displays, sound bars, and standalone speakers, as well as the availability of the P-Series line of 4k Ultra HD TVs with HDR support. The new TV series … Read More

Deal Alert: 50% Off 65-Inch Samsung 4k SUHD TV w/HDR

February 27, 2016 |

All the hype these days is about 4k TVs with High Dynamic Range (HDR) support, but most of the 4k TVs on the market don’t support HDR. That’s not true about Samsung’s SUHD line of 4k Ultra HD TVs — all … Read More

Sony Reveals Pricing on New Premium 4K HDR Ultra HD TVs

February 17, 2016 |

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Sony has released pricing and availability of their new Premium 4K HDR Ultra HD TV models, all of which are now available to pre-order and will begin shipping nationwide starting in March.

The X850D series will be available in 55″, 65″, 75″, and 85″ … Read More

First Sony Movies on 4k Ultra HD Blu-ray Available to Pre-Order

January 15, 2016 |

Sony’s 1st batch of 4k Ultra HD Blu-ray discs are available to pre-order on Amazon, and although we don’t have exact street dates [Update: titles were released on Feb. 23] Sony indicated the discs would be released “Early 2016.” The … Read More

Panasonic Shows Off Ultra HD Blu-ray Player with HDR

January 6, 2016 |

One of the more anticipated home entertainment products coming in 2016 is the Ultra HD Blu-ray player capable of reading Ultra HD content from next-gen BDs for display on 4k TVs.

Panasonic brought along their Ultra HD Blu-ray player to … Read More

New Sony 4K Ultra HD TVs with HDR shipping early 2016

January 6, 2016 |

Sony’s XBR-X930D/XBR-X940D and XBR-X850D series line of 4K Ultra HD televisions are on display at CES 2016. The series boast ultra-thin designs, Sony’s X-tended Dynamic Range PRO, TRILUMINOS Display technologies, and support for HDR content.

The XBR-X930D series will be … Read More

New Roku TV UHD Models Will Support 4k & HDR

January 4, 2016 |

Roku has announced 60 new Roku TV models for 2016, including 4k UHD TVs from TCL towards the end of the first quarter and additional Roku TV UHD models from other manufacturers later this year.

TCL is the first Roku partner to … Read More

LG to display Super UHD 4k TVs with HDR at CES 2016

January 4, 2016 |

This week at CES 2016 in Las Vegas, LG will show off their new lineup of premium 4k Ultra HD TVs that support 4k HDR content. Branded as “LG SUPER UHD,” the line consists of four distinct series including the UH9500 … Read More

Sony’s $100 HDR Movie Credit Ends Oct. 31

October 29, 2015 |

Remember when Sony announced expansion of HDR support in 4k Ultra HD TVs with the X850C, X900C and X910C series? At the same time the company began offering $100 worth of credit towards 4k movies in HDR (High Dynamic Range) with the purchase … Read More

HDMI 2.0 Cable Certification ensures 4k/HDR support

October 7, 2015 |

This week HDMI Licensing announced the “Premium HDMI Cable Certification Program” for cable manufacturers to ensure HDMI cables are able to handle the 18 Gbps of bandwidth specified in HDMI 2.0. The new HDMI 2.0 spec allows the transfer of 4k/Ultra HD video to UHD TVs, a … Read More

Vizio reveals pricing on Reference Series 4k TVs with HDR & Dolby Vision

October 6, 2015 |

We’ve been waiting anxiously to find out how much Vizio’s new Reference Series 4k Ultra HD TVs will cost, and today the company came through with pricing on the premium series. The TVs will be available in both a 65″ … Read More

Will New Amazon Fire TV Support HDR and 4k @ 60fps?

September 30, 2015 |

Following Apple’s “big” announcement of their new Apple TV player that does not support 4k video, Amazon unveiled their own updated Fire TV player with specs that seemed to take the wind out of Apple’s sails. But Consumer Reports published an article this morning that … Read More

Weekly Tech Wrap Up: Fire TV’s upgrade, Sony TV HDR support, & more

September 20, 2015 |

Here’s our weekly tech wrap-up of stories related to the entertainment and electronics industries.

Sony bringing more HDR support on 4k TVs

Sony’s upcoming firmware update for the X850C, X900C and X910C series will include 4k support, and join the X930C and X940C … Read More

Sony expanding HDR support in 4k TVs, will offer $100 HDR content

September 16, 2015 |

Sony is expanding its support for HDR content on previously released 4k Ultra HD TVs including the X850C, X900C and X910C series. As anticipated, the support will come via a firmware update this fall, although an exact date has not been … Read More