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What is 4K UHD? Next-generation resolution explained

From the World Cup to Netflix, in 2014 you're going to start hearing a lot more about 4K resolution or 'Ultra HD.' But what is it? And more importantly, do you want it?

By January 23, 2012

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Ultra HD Blu-Ray's Digital Bridge: Can you finally watch your movie wherever you want?

The upcoming Ultra HD Blu-ray has a new method to allow sharing of the movies you buy across your phones and tablets, even allowing you to burn a backup. Will it work? Is it better than Ultraviolet? Here's what we know.

By August 30, 2015

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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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Ultra HD Blu-ray specification now complete, logo unveiled

The Blu-ray Disc Association today announced it has finalized what could be the last major disc-based movie format: Ultra HD Blu-ray.

By May 12, 2015

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4K content guide: What to watch in 4K today

So you bought a new 4K TV and you're wondering what's on. The answer right now is: not much. But the list is growing. Here's a look at what you can watch now in 4K, and what's coming down the pike in the near future.

By February 2, 2015

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TV Buying Guide 2015

CNET breaks out the most important things to know when shopping for a new television.

By January 28, 2015

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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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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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Apple's plan to wipe out disc drives is nearly complete

With only a single machine that still has a DVD drive, Apple is close to finishing something it began nearly six years ago.

By October 26, 2013

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10 best TV technologies

Not every flat-screen feature is created equal. Here are a few of our favorite technologies of the high-definition TV era.

By August 4, 2014