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.

Amazon: No Extra Charge for Prime Video in 4K
November 13, 2014

Netflix recently announced that it will begin charging new customers slightly higher fees to view streaming content in Ultra HD/4K. However, Netflix's rival, Amazon Prime, will not follow suit, Amazon announced Tuesday.

Panasonic TVs Add Netflix in 4K
October 30, 2014

Panasonic announced that their AX800 4K Ultra HD LED LCD TVs are now able to stream Netflix in 4K. This is true of the AX800 series, as well as the upcoming 65-inch class AX900 and 85-inch class AX850 4K Ultra HD LED LCD TVs. 

LG, Amazon Team to Stream Bennett-Gaga Concert in Ultra HD
October 27, 2014

David VanderWaal, head of marketing for LG Electronics USA, spoke to Dealerscope about the partnerships that will result in the 4K streaming by Amazon Digital Video later this fall of the “Cheek to Cheek LIVE!” Lincoln Center concert performance by Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga recorded this summer.

New Age President Fred Towns on Retail, the Holidays and the Question of Tablets
October 6, 2014

At the annual fall meeting of New Age Electronics in Greenville, S.C., last Thursday, we sat down with New Age's president, Fred Towns, to discuss the state of the company, the industry and what has changed with both since we last sat down at CES in January. What follows is a transcript of that interview: 

Redbox Throws in the Towel on Instant
October 5, 2014

The Redbox Instant streaming service, as of Tuesday, will be dead. Verizon and Redbox’s venture to compete with Netflix in the movie streaming space never really got off the ground, and now it is no more. This message was posted to the Redbox Instant homepage over the weekend:

LG's OLED Ultra HD TV makes market debut
October 3, 2014

LG held a sales event at Video & Audio Center in Santa Monica on Thursday night to unveil the company's 65-inch OLED Ultra HD TV to consumers. This is the first OLED Ultra HD TV available to U.S. consumers, and its $9,999.99 price tag brought an impressive turnout to Thursday's unveiling. The 77-inch model will be available in mid-November.