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Push for Ultra HD 4K forces picture quality tradeoffs

It's an easy sell: Four times the resolution of HD. The numbers are easy to understand, 2160p easily identifiable as more than 1080p. Every manufacturer is pushing their top-of-the-line 4K TVs as the next generation of superlative picture quality. But resolution is just one aspect of picture quality. Is it possible that by focusing so intently on this one, easily marketed, improvement, that other aspects are getting neglected, or worse, diminished? The short answer? Yep. Here's how.

By 26 March 2014

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LG slashes curved OLED TV price in half

LG has announced it's halved the price on the 55-inch 55EA9800 OLED screen it released in July 2013, which will now sell for under $7000.

By 10 February 2014

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Are 2K+ smartphone resolutions overkill? Maybe not.

The Samsung Galaxy S5 is said to have a crazy-high-resolution screen. But does that even matter on a phone?

By 4 February 2014

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Five steps for a better-looking TV

New TVs ship with settings to make them look good in the store, not in your living room. Here are some some easy ways to get your picture looking the way you want it.

By 1 February 2014

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Black frame insertion: Busting blur from Oculus to LCD TVs

The ominous sounding "black frame insertion" is a method to reduce or eliminate one of the great LED LCD (and current OLED) drawbacks: motion blur. Here's how it works.

By 24 January 2014

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Do real TVs have real curves?

Curved TVs were present in big numbers at CES 2014, but are bent screens really set to be the next wave of home entertainment?

By 21 January 2014

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Can LED LCD look as good as plasma?

As we approach the inevitable end of plasma televisions, can LED LCD really offer comparable picture quality? Perhaps.

By 21 January 2014

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The 404 1,410: Where we tour the Crystal Cove with Scott Stein (podcast)

Scott Stein gives us part two of his CES 2014 experience, this time focusing on gaming with the PlayStation Now and the Oculus Rift Crystal Cove prototype.

By 16 January 2014

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High Dynamic Range: Dolby Vision, X-tended Dynamic Range Pro, and beyond

Higher dynamic range was one of the buzzwords (buzzphrases?) at this year's CES. This is a good thing, as it could mean better-than-plasma picture quality.

By 14 January 2014

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The TV Show at CES 2014 (video)

CNET's TV reviewers pick apart the most notable screens of CES 2014, from curved and bendable LEDs to 120-inch behemoths to Chinese brands with Roku built in.

By 9 January 2014