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How Much Better Is House Of Cards In 4K?

Netflix announced at CES that it would begin shooting original series in ultra high-def 4K, and now British site HDTVtest has caught the first glimpse of the streaming giant’s 4K content in the wild. How much more evil does Kevin Spacey look?


I Would Totally Buy This Awesome Apple Curved HDTV

Tim Cook says that Apple has BIG plans for 2014. Everyone is assuming that it will finally be the fabled Apple TV set. Our friend Martin Hajek joined forces with Andrew Ambrosino to make this awesome curved Apple TV set concept which supposedly would reduce glare and reflection.


Reuters: Panasonic Will Kill Off Its Plasma TVs By March 2014

According to Reuters, Panasonic is going to stop production of its fantastic plasma TV sets by March 2014. That sucks, but it’s also not surprising since previous reports had hinted at Panasonic planning to cut its TV production and that the TV market has been overtaken by seemingly every other technology not named plasma.


Ewan McGregor Still Amped About LG's Curved OLED TVs

LG’s 55-inch curved OLED TV really is amazingly nuts in person. It stands up to tests and we’ve been excited since the Aussie launch back in May, where McGregor flatly described them as “f**king good tellys.” Nice one Obi-Wan. Well, LG’s brand ambassador is back and still excited; in his own dapper way, of course.


What It's Like To Watch An Entire Football Field On An Über-Wide Screen

A few weeks ago, news of Panasonic’s ambitious ultra-widescreen four-camera system had us trying to desperately imagine what it must be like to watch an entire sporting event on a single 64:9 panorama. But thankfully we don’t have to strain our imaginations any further, because Panasonic has posted some sample footage of a football game shot with the prototype camera system.


64:9 Ultra-Wide Camera Captures Entire Sporting Event At Once

When the NHK in Japan first developed the spec for what would eventually be officially known as HDTV, they opted for a 16:9 aspect ratio, instead of the more traditional 4:3, which better filled a human’s vision. But Panasonic apparently feels that’s still not wide enough, at least when it comes to capturing the action on a sports field. So it’s developed a multi-camera system that can capture 720P at an astonishing 64:9.


You're Joking: A 4K TV For $1080?!

A couple of months ago, Seiki announced a 50-inch 4K TV with a suggested MSRP of $US1500 — which is still an absurd price point for a 4K TV. The price has continued to drop, and now Amazon’s selling it for $US1081.


Wow, You Can Actually Afford This $1300 50-inch 4K LED HDTV

4K TVs are visual deliciousness in a box but are a little (to put it lightly) out of reach for peasants like us as they come with a price tag either equal to the cost of a car or are only considered cheap because they’re graciously not priced like a car. Eyegasms ain’t cheap friends. But one company whose name I’m not even sure how to pronounce is trying to change the whole damn game. SEIKI has a 50-inch 4K TV for only $US1300. Yeah.


Every Apple Product Supposedly In The Works

Did you hear the latest rumour about Apple’s “explorations” into a Dick Tracey-like smartwatch that’ll soon be attaching itself to everybody’s wrists? It’s coming soon. Or never. But it’s just another one of an avalanche of products Apple is rumoured to have in the works. We’ve rounded up everything Apple’s supposed to have in the pipeline. If even half of them are true, Cupertino’s got its hands full.


Stop Calling The Next Generation Of HDTVs '4K'. It Has A Proper Name Now

If 3D TVs failed to entice, chances are you’ve been hanging out for 4K (or “4096p”, if you want a direct comparison in pixels). The prices might be prohibitive today, with $US20,000-$US25,000 quoted for models from Sony and LG, but when you do eventually walk into Harvey’s (or hit up your favourite price aggregator), you’re going to want to know the precise term — because it won’t be “4K”.