Articles You May Have Missed – April 11, 2018

Television set manufacturers are always looking for new sales hooks to catch consumers’ eyes. Recently that hook has been higher resolutions, 4K UHD. Now advertisements tout increased brightness, OLED screens, and most recently, High Dynamic Range, (HDR). While these are great features for viewers, broadcasters and content producers need to ensure that what they create and deliver is equally of high quality.

Learn what set makers are doing to attract customers to new television technology in the article, Art Meets Technology in Battle of Big Screen TVs.

A related battle for viewers’ set purchases focuses on pixel counts. Are more pixels better? The answer is anything but clear. Because broadcasters are the ‘tail on the dog’ and will have to match the promises made by set makers, learn what your facility must do to win with viewers in the article, Which is Better: More Pixels or Better Pixels?

Samsung’s Frame has already been copied by a Chinese TV maker.

Samsung’s Frame has already been copied by a Chinese TV maker.

As the size of the home TV screen increases, the role of TV set design and aesthetics becomes more important. The consumer electronics industry is key to drive consumers to purchase new sets and anything that enhances that likelihood is front-of-mind. This was evident at recent trade shows such as CES 2018 earlier this year where the focus on picture quality has been mirrored by efforts to make screens blend more harmoniously in the background in which the set is located.

Learn what set makers are doing to make the television monitor “beautiful” even when they are off. There may be a new role for broadcasters in their proposals. See the article, Art Meets Technology in Battle of Big Screen TVs.

Not all significant TV technical improvements require more bandwidth.

Not all significant TV technical improvements require more bandwidth.

The race to ever higher pixel counts never seems to end. One result is that consumers now believe that the path to higher quality images is simply through more pixels. Yet, other technologies like HDR, WCG and HFR can enhance every TV pixel by adding clarity, depth, and realism without requiring more bandwidth or expensive new production and broadcast workflows. The path forward depends on choices made by television set makers as well as broadcasters. Learn what the consumer industry has in mind for TV sets in the article, Which is Better: More Pixels or Better Pixels?

Did you miss the 2018 NAB exhibition? See The Broadcast Bridge for hundreds of new products displayed in Las Vegas. Special pre and post-show coverage is live on our website. Get the latest new product and technology information along with the latest announcements from the NAB show floor right here.

If you are not already registered, sign up for a free subscription to receive a daily, weekly or monthly custom email filled with content and technology that you select. Don’t wait for an out-of-date, month’s-old print version of “breaking events,” get your free membership to The Broadcast Bridge today.

With such a wealth of information generated daily, it is important to not get left behind.

Let us know what you think…

Log-in or Register for free to post comments…

You might also like...

HDR - Part 4 - Surviving Modern Colorimetry

Most people are aware that any color can be mixed from red, green and blue light, and we make color pictures out of red, green and blue images. The relationship between modern color imaging and the human visual system was…

Color and Colorimetry – Part 4

A long chain of events is needed to see a color picture on a TV set. Only by considering every link in the chain can we strengthen any weak links.

HDR - Part 3 - Grading

Almost since photography has existed, people have pursued ways of modifying the picture after it’s been shot. The “dodge” and “burn” tools in Photoshop are widely understood as ways to make things brighter or darker, but it’s probably less widely…

HDR - Part 2 - Brightness Encoding

Dealing with brightness in camera systems sounds simple. Increase the light going into the lens; increase the signal level coming out of the camera, and in turn increase the amount of light coming out of the display. In reality, it’s…

Color and Colorimetry – Part 3

The human visual system (HVS) sees color using a set of three overlapping filters, which are extremely broad. As a result, the HVS is completely incapable of performing any precise assessment of an observed spectrum.