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Suppliers Up the 4K UHD Ante
February 1, 2015

Ultra HD TV—frequently called "UHD" at the International CES in a further failure to settle on standard nomenclature—is nothing new. At this year's show, these TVs were again all over the place, but the big improvement touted was more accurate color reproduction.

Streaming at CES: Sling TV, TiVo the UHD Alliance and More
January 16, 2015

The 2015 International CES didn't feature as many breakthroughs in streaming media technology as the previous year, when it seemed every major TV manufacturer announced a 4K deal with Netflix. This year was more of an incremental series of changes- with the exception of another big press day announcement from Dish: 


Samsung's Yoon Touts Internet of Things, Vows to Keep It Open
January 6, 2015

The opening CES keynote by Samsung and the Samsung Electronics CEO, BK Yoon, was a significant departure from the bombastic, bombshell-filled opening keynotes that Microsoft used to stage each year. There were no celebrity guests and no blockbuster announcements- just Yoon speaking hopefully about the future, and the Internet of Things. 


Roku Bringing 4K Streaming to TVs
January 5, 2015

At the 2014 International CES, Netflix announced a wide variety of manufacturer partnerships to stream in 4K/Ultra HD. Now, ahead of the 2015 event, there's about to be another major hardware 4K partnership for Netflix: Roku. Variety reported Sunday that Roku "plans to team with manufacturers on 4K Ultra HD television sets — along with a partnership with Netflix to deliver 4K content through the TVs." In addition, Roku has reached another deal, with Best Buy, to provide Roku-powered TVs under Best Buy's private label Insignia brand. 

Vizio Adding More 4K Apps
December 23, 2014

Vizio said Monday that in addition to Netflix, it is adding three new apps for owners of its P-Series TVs to watch content in 4K. Vizio is now offering Amazon Instant Video, UltraFlix and Toon Goggles.

Dish Adds Netflix
December 18, 2014

For as long as Netflix’s streaming has existed, subscribers have needed to watch it either through a mobile device, or a Roku/Apple TV/Chromecast device, or a gaming console, but never through their cable box.

LG Enhances webOS Platform in 2015 TV Lineup
December 17, 2014

LG Electronics will offer an enhanced version of its webOS platform beginning with new models it will introduce at the 2015 International CES. The platform was introduced to  offer LG Smart TV viewers simplified connection, content discovery and source switching.

Regionals Have Their Say
December 1, 2014

The regional retailers who Dealerscope polled as part of our latest December roundtable provided a mixed report on how consumers are embracing 4K and Ultra HD TV in general. While some consumers are enthusiastically embracing UHD, especially as pricing continues to decline, others remain firmly on the sidelines, we were told. UHD TV pricing is still too high for some consumers—or is still perceived to be too high, at the very least. Here's the dealers' take on UHD TV and other challenges they are facing.