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Tech

BY MURRAY SLOVICK

A T EC H TO WATC H
A BREAKOUT YEAR FOR
4K ULTRA HD

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f you've held off on upgrading to
In parallel, HDR content is increas4K Ultra High-Definition (UHD)
ingly available on video services such as Amazon and Netflix. And
television, you have run out of
HDR content from YouTube has been mastered to meet HDR
excuses. 4K content, is taking off with UHD Blu-ray Discs
standards with the video content provider planning to add an HDR
and players being introduced and 4K UHD content available
playback function on its website this year.
through online streaming providers such as Amazon Video,
At CES, Samsung announced that its 2016 SUHD TV lineup
Netflix and YouTube.
has been awarded UHD Premium Certification by the UHDA.
On the display side, new High Dynamic Range (HDR) models
LG reported its OLED line is expected to be certified as UHD
will reproduce much deeper blacks and brighter
Premium and it supports all HDR formats, includwhites and colors than was possible before. Dozens
ing DolbyVision HDR technology. Sony said its new
of remastered HDR movies will be available this
lineup of 4K UHD televisions offers HDR compatyear to take advantage of this advanced technology.
ibility and unveiled ULTRA, a new app from Sony
If you make the leap to 4K UHD you'll have
Pictures Home Entertainment. The app allows conplenty of company. The Consumer Technology
sumers to purchase and stream 4K HDR movies and
Association's (CTA) annual U.S. Consumer TechnolTV shows-the best new and classic titles from the
ogy Sales and Forecasts report predicts 2016 will be
4K digital library of Sony Pictures-directly on their
CTA continues to help
a phenomenal year for 4K UHD TV with shipSony 4K HDR TV. Panasonic's DX900 is also meeting
grow the 4K UHD
ments projected to reach 13 million units, a whopthe exacting requirements of Ultra HD Premium. It
market.
ping 83 percent increase over 2015. CTA expects
designed an LCD panel that divides the picture into
revenue from 4K UHD displays in 2016 to top $10
hundreds of individually controlled lighting zones that
* CTA teamed with
billion, a 65 percent increase year-over-year.
are kept isolated from each other to ensure that there's
Digital Trends to
Complementing CTA's guideline for HDRminimal light leakage between them.
develop a Consumer
compatible displays, the Ultra HD Alliance's
Guide to 4K UHD and
(UHDA) new "Ultra HD Premium" specs, unveiled
an accompanying
More 4K CES News
at CES will help consumers and retailers navivideo.
CES 2016 also saw the launch of the UHD Blu-ray
gate the growing 4K UHD marketplace. The new
format, with Samsung, Panasonic and Funai's Philips
certification (and a new logo) is reserved for those
brand showing players. Sony and LG also acknowl* CTA and DEG
products and services that comply with the organiedged plans to add UHD Blu-ray players to their lineco-sponsored nine
zation's performance standards for picture resoluups. And top-tier Hollywood studios announced plans
Satellite Media Tours
tion (3840×2160), HDR, peak luminance, black
for at least 100 UHD Blu-ray titles by year's end.
hosted by TV critic
levels, color bit depth and color palette (aka, wide
For the do-it-yourself 4K UHD consumer Nikon
Ben Lyons.
color gamut) among other important metrics.
used CES 2016 to unveil a pair of 4K-supporting
DSLR cameras: the professional D5 and an advanced* DEG brought CTA
amateur model designated D500. And Nikon's first
members,
studios,
4K Resolution
360-degree action camera, the KeyMission 360,
platform
companies
HDR technology delivers more detail in the
features two imaging sensors on opposite sides of the
brightest and darkest parts of a scene which othand backbone comdevice to capture action in 4K UHD video as well
erwise would be lost. It uses metadata to describe
panies together to
as stills. Also at CES, 2016 Kodak announced a 4K
the intentions of the content creator. It shows
discuss: how to go to
version of its PixPro SP360 action camera, a step up
details not only in the high brightness areas, but
market; content crefrom its original Full HD version.
in the low brightness areas of an image, too. The
ation; and distribution.
CES also marked the first public display of 4K
picture differences made possible by HDR may be
UHD over-the-air broadcasts; LG and Samsung each
more noticeable to consumers than those brought
* Developing clear
sponsored separate local 4K transmissions using
about by the higher resolution picture of 4K
consumer mesATSC 3.0 from independent station KHMP and
UHD alone. UHD and HDR can be combined on
sages around new
NBC-affiliated KSNV that were viewable on UHD
the same set and most displays will feature both
technologies.
displays on the show floor.
technologies.

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