4K

Getting a HTPC setup right for the 4K era has become a very confusing exercise for the consumers. We tried to clarify some aspects in our Future-proofing HTPCs for the 4K Era: HDMI, HDCP and HEVC piece back in April. While we did touch upon the features that consumers should look for in the HDMI sinks in the setup (i.e, the HDMI ports on the TV and the AV receiver), we didn't go into detail on the characteristics of the display itself. Picture quality is of paramount importance, but it is usually not a known aspect unless one reads the after-launch reviews. However, there are some basic specifications that can help narrow down the search. Availability of 4Kp60, HDMI 2.0, HDCP 2.2 and ARC (audio...

Corsair unleashes the Bulldog DIY 4K Gaming PC

Corsair certainly is a company that is not afraid of diversification and has proved that multiple times in the past. They started as a memory products manufacturer, diversified into...

33 by E. Fylladitakis on 6/1/2015

The NVIDIA SHIELD Android TV Review: A Premium 4K Set Top Box

The battle for the living room is heating up with forays from multiple vendors. As the cord-cutting trend gains momentum, the time seems to be right for disruption. Coinciding...

158 by Ganesh T S on 5/28/2015

Blu-ray Disc Association Completes Ultra HD Blu-ray Specification

Yesterday the Blu-ray Disc Association formally completed the Ultra HD Blu-ray specification. The specification has been under development for some time, with the first information about it being released...

37 by Brandon Chester on 5/13/2015

Future-proofing HTPCs for the 4K Era: HDMI, HDCP and HEVC

4K (Ultra High Definition / UHD) has matured far more rapidly compared to the transition from standard definition to HD (720p) / FHD (1080p). This can be attributed to...

98 by Ganesh T S on 4/10/2015

Acer XB280HK 4K G-SYNC Monitor Review

When it comes to gaming, 4K displays present a conundrum (beyond 4K being used incorrectly, but I’ll still use it). On the one hand, all the extra pixels allow...

69 by Chris Heinonen & Jarred Walton on 1/28/2015

IOGEAR Updates A/V & Digital Home Solutions for 4K

We visited IOGEAR's booth at CES 2015 to take a look at the new products on display. The most striking was the DisplayLink-based products. Similar to Diamond Multimedia, we...

2 by Ganesh T S on 1/14/2015

MHL Consortium Announces superMHL: New Standard & New Cable To Drive 8K TV

When the Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL) was introduced in 2010, it was created to solve a simple but none the less daunting problem: how to get power in and...

67 by Ryan Smith on 1/6/2015

Acer Releases XBO Series: 28-inch UHD/4K with G-Sync for $800

Monitors are getting exciting. Not only are higher resolution panels becoming more of the norm, but the combination of different panel dimensions and feature sets means that buying the...

57 by Ian Cutress on 9/19/2014

IDF 2014: Affordable 4K Panels and AIOs

At Computex earlier this year, Intel had talked about 4K panels becoming more affordable (monitors around $400). The 4K All-in-Ones using those panels were on display at IDF. We...

40 by Ganesh T S & Mahendra Lodha on 9/11/2014

Acer Announces Two Frameless Monitors: the UHD 27" S277HK and WQHD 25" H257HU

On Tuesday in Taiwan, Acer announced two monitors that might be worth a look for anyone looking to put a couple of multi-monitor setups together, or interested in an...

35 by Brett Howse on 9/10/2014

NEC EA244UHD Review

The NEC EA244UHD is the first UltraHD (UHD) monitor from NEC. While it's not from their professional line, it has many of the features we've come to expect in...

57 by Chris Heinonen on 8/7/2014

Computex 2014: ECS’ Z97I-Drone mini-ITX motherboard and UHD/4K60 AIO

Cruising by the ECS booth this year yielded a couple of elements I was not expecting. We have visited ECS booths in years gone by, but this time...

5 by Ian Cutress on 6/6/2014

ASUS Launches the ROG GX500, a 4K UHD 15-inch Gaming Notebook

In recent months, screen resolutions have exploded on to the scene when users started wanting something more than a cheap 1080p panel. Notebooks typically have had higher pixel...

21 by Ian Cutress on 6/2/2014

Computex 2014: The ASUS Zenbook NX500, a 4K/UHD 15.6” Ultrabook

Last year at Computex we were excited by all the news revolving around 4K/UHD monitors coming to market. At that time I believe we were discussing 32” panels...

15 by Ian Cutress on 6/2/2014

Acer Announces 4K G-SYNC Monitor, XB280HK

Acer has introduced the first 4K monitor that also features G-SYNC technology from NVIDIA. The Acer XB280HK is a 28” TN display with 3840x2160 resolution, like many of the...

12 by Chris Heinonen on 5/26/2014

Testing Improved 4K Display Support in OS X 10.9.3

Today Apple released the long awaited OS X 10.9.3 update. The update comes after nine weeks of beta testing, each week with a new release. One of the most...

72 by Brandon Chester & Anand Lal Shimpi on 5/15/2014

Dell UP3214Q Review

Last year I spent time with one of the first UltraHD monitors to be come out and came away convinced of the benefits. Even though the screen size was...

86 by Chris Heinonen on 4/1/2014

Toshiba’s 4K Laptops and Updated KIRAbook - CES 2014

The visit to Toshiba’s booth at CES was interesting for a number of reasons, and their upcoming lineup is a good indication of how polarized the PC and tablet...

15 by Jarred Walton on 1/17/2014

Lenovo at CES 2014: ThinkVision Pro2840m, 28 inch 4K Professional Display

2014 looks like to be the year where 4K comes en mass to the market – or at least the high end and professional market to begin with. ...

25 by Ian Cutress on 1/6/2014

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