Category Archives: Analyst Blog

3M to Propose Changes to New BT2020 Color Standard at SMPTE Fall Event

The new UHD TV specification calls for an expanded color gamut called BT2020. But no current TVs can meet the specification because the red, green and blue primaries are specified without a tolerance. And, since they are located on the spectral locus, only laser sources can produce the full color gamut – but with speckle, […]

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Business as Usual for Sharp Professional

That’s the message that Gary Bailer, Sharp’s Director of Product Management, Information Display Products told us in a phone interview.  “It is important to communicate this message to our customer base following a lot of misinformation that has spread as a result of the acquisition of the Sharp assembly plant in Mexico by Hisense. On […]

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Infocomm Issues Draft Standard for Contrast on Direct View Displays – But is it Right?

InfoComm has issued (July 9, 2015) a new draft standard called “Direct View Display Image Systems Contrast Ratio”. It can be reviewed here. But some believe the system contrast specification for watching movies is just plain wrong – and they have posted a video showing side-by-side examples to prove the point (see videohere). You should […]

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AptoVision is the Silicon Driving New 4K AV over IP Products

Ever noticed that development of key communication silicon leads to whole new categories of connectivity?  Consider Silicon Image (now Lattice Semiconductor) and the HDMI and MHL interfaces.  How about Valens and the HDBaseT ecosystem?  Now we have AptoVision providing FPGA-based chipsets to drive video, audio, Ethernet and more over conventional IP switches. AptoVision calls their […]

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“Internet of Display” …Are you Viewing Your Information Through a Straw?

Most of you have probably heard of the term Internet of Things (IoT) which refers to the fact that millions and soon, probably billions of devices will be connected to information via the Internet.  Recently Andrew (Drew) Jamison at Scalable Displays has been chirping about what he calls  the “Internet of Display” (IoD).  Since reading […]

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High Dynamic Range (HDR) is Coming, but How Will it Impact Your Business?

By now you have probably heard the buzz about high dynamic range, or HDR.  But you may also be wondering if this is something you need to know more about, how it might impact your business and when.  This article may help a little in answering these questions. First of all, what is HDR?  In […]

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