Home Theater and Projectors

The Technical Side

On the Road to 4K UHD

This blog provides an update on 4K Ultra-High Definition (UHD) standards, services and products.  2013 is the year in which the essential pieces will be coming together that will enable large scale production of 4K UHD products and services in 2014.  Also I provide a word of warning about being an early adopter of 4K UHD technology.


Update on 4K UHD Consumer Products

This blog provides a brief update on new 4K Ultra-High Definition (UHD) products.  Some of these were announced this week at the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) annual trade show being held in Las Vegas.


Ultra-HD Video Standards Move Forward

In several past blogs I have discussed international/industry standards that relate to the next generation of Ultra High Definition Television (UHDTV) devices (i.e., displays, video sources & video distribution).  Specifically, in past blogs I have discussed (HERE and HERE) the next generation HDMI (i.e., version 2.0) and also the new High Efficiency Video Codec (HEVC) defined by the ITU-T Recommendation h.265 (discussed HERE and HERE).  I have also previously discussed (HERE) the potential for a next generation Blu-ray Disc standard that would support 4K UHD resolution.  For this new blog I am discussing another “recommendation” (i.e., standard) already published by the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) that defines the “Parameter values for ultra-high definition television systems for production and international programme exchange.”


Update on 4K Related Standards and 1080p Projector News

This blog includes a few updates related to the discussions on 4K and Ultra HD video, as discussed in my previous blogs, plus provides preliminary info on a few interesting new 1080p projectors from Optoma, BenQ and Sony that have been recently announced (i.e., post-CES 2013).


CES 2013 Wrap Up

This is a short post-CES blog intended to provde a very quick review of the projector related news out of CES 2013.  CES 2013 had very little to offer in terms of new projector introductions and the big push by the video manufacturers was for 4K Ultra High Definition LCD/LED displays.  However there were a few projector introductions.