Category Archives: Consumer Electronics

HDR and WCG to Become Mainstream

I spent almost the entire time at CES looking at the High Dynamic Range (HDR) and Wide Color Gamut (WCG) ecosystem. One tutorial white paper on these technologies, along with a table of current and announced UHD TVs with these features, has just been published. A second report with the news on the HDR/WCG value […]

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Dolby Discusses Strategy in Analyst Meeting

Dolby Laboratories invited a number of industry analyst to spend the day with them in San Francisco showing off technology and discussing their business. It was an open and informative day. First, Dolby is doing well. We met in the company’s new headquarters building on fashionable Market Street in downtown San Francisco. It is a […]

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Insight Media Releases New White Paper on Sub-pixel Rendering and Resolution

Why Counting RGB sub-pixels isn’t the Best Way to Measure Resolution The advent of sub-pixel rendering technologies is stirring up controversy as to the meaning of resolution in a display. Traditionally, pixel resolution has been counted as the number red, green and blue sub-pixels that are needed to create a full color pixel. But sub-pixel rendering techniques […]

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QD Vision Discusses Developments and Competition

Quantum dot developer QD Vision has received a new round of investment led by Tsing Capital and BASF Venture Capital totaling approximately $22 million from both existing investors and new investors. The funds will be used to advance R&D efforts and support commercialization of new products. Quantum dots are semiconductor materials. When designed for displays, […]

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Quickly develop HD 1080p pico display applications with new TI DLP® evaluation module

  Quickly develop HD 1080p pico display applications with new TI DLP® evaluation module Smallest DLP Full-HD chipset, evaluation module and reference design are available now through TI.com The new Texas Instruments DLP®LightCrafter™ Display 4710 evaluation module (EVM) is a tool that allows developers to quickly assess the DLP Pico™ 0.47-inch TRP Full-HD 1080p display chipset, the […]

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We Need a Definition for a High Dynamic Range Display

I am at the SMPTE Fall Conference in Hollywood, where I am learning all about the ecosystem for High Dynamic Range (HDR), Wide Color Gamut (WCG) and High Frame Rate (HFR), among other topics. That means ways to capture, process and produce, encode, deliver and display such content. This of course, is a hot topic […]

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TI to Bring 4K DLP to the Masses

Texas Instruments has had a 4K 3-chip DLP solution for some time, but it’s a big, 1.4” device that allows high brightness 4K projection at a hefty price. Meanwhile, Sony has made great headway offering a line of 4K projectors at more reasonable price points for the home and commercial markets. At CEDIA 2015, TI […]

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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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