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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.
CNET breaks out the most important things to know when shopping for a new television.
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?
With only a single machine that still has a DVD drive, Apple is close to finishing something it began nearly six years ago.
An announcement by Singulus Technologies, a maker of replication machines that produce Blu-ray discs, points toward a new standard for 4K Blu-ray.
Due to the size of the upcoming title, the Xbox 360 version will ship with two discs. Because Sony's PlayStation 3 supports Blu-ray, those console owners will only need one disc.
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.
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.
Not every flat-screen feature is created equal. Here are a few of our favorite technologies of the high-definition TV era.
We dropped a staggering £1,033,000,000 on digital video, music and games, an 11.4 per cent rise on 2011.