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What is HEVC? High Efficiency Video Coding, H.265, and 4K compression explained

High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC), also known as H.265, promises twice the compression possible with Blu-ray’s best video compression methods. But how does it work, and is it enough to get us better-looking 4K content?

By April 18, 2014

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VLC steps into next-gen video wars with VP9, HEVC support

With VLC 2.1.1, VideoLAN continues to sidestep the software patent licensing minefield of video compression. Meanwhile, open-source allies put muscle behind the new Daala codec.

By November 15, 2013

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Patent holders cut streaming fees for next-gen video tech

HEVC, a new standard for compressing 4K video, will be cheaper for many companies to use than its industry-dominating predecessor. Maybe Google's competition helped.

By September 30, 2014

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HEVC video standard finished; high-end improvements coming

A standards group completes its work on a compression technology called HEVC, or H.265, which promises to improve resolution, image quality, and color. Google's VP9 is waiting in the wings.

By January 28, 2013

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Google's Web-video ambitions bump into hard reality

The company's technical prowess and free VP9 licensing haven't been enough to dent the fortunes of rival compression format HEVC. But Google's already moving on to VP10.

By September 12, 2014

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New Marvell chip takes a stab at ultra HD for TVs

The Armada 1500 Pro 4K uses Marvell's software to amp up a full-HD signal into something closer to ultra HD.

By September 10, 2014

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LG prices big 4K OLED, LCDs up to $100,000 (eyes on)

Ultra HD OLED, and 21x9 curved LED LCDs, LG announced and showed several cool new high-end TVs at the CEDIA Expo in Denver. We've got a pair of eyes on, and some details below.

By September 11, 2014

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4K Blu-ray discs arriving in 2015 to fight streaming media

Those who want movies with the very highest quality will be keen on 4K Blu-ray's better resolution, color, and dynamic range. Yet millions seem happy with streaming video, despite its shortcomings.

By September 5, 2014

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Philips TVs combine Android, 4K resolution with moody backlighting

TP Vision, trying to find a way to excite TV buyers, reveals three models at the IFA trade show that marry Google's smart-TV technology with lots of pixels.

By September 4, 2014

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TCL unveils five new 4K TVs, three under a grand

TCL has announced five new 4K televisions, three under $1,000, and all of which feature HDMI connectivity and a thin design.

By June 24, 2014