6
This content is rated TV-MA, and is for viewers 18 years or older. Are you of age?
Sorry, you are not old enough to view this content.

Ultra HD TVs are big at CES 2013: CNET Update

About Video Transcript

CNET Update: Ultra HD TVs are big at CES 2013

2:40 /

At CES 2013, TV manufacturers show off Ultra HD and new smart TV features, Dish adds Slingbox to its DVR, and headphones send music through your bones.

10 ADP is so yesterday. I'm Bridget Carey, and this is your CNET update. It's opening day at the 2013 International Consumer Electronic Show. On Monday, we have 12 solid hours of press conferences from all the types of tech companies. So, here is a quick breakdown of the highlight so far. Let's talk televisions because home entertainment is always the star of the show. LG finally announced shipping and pricing details for its 55-inch OLED TV, which was the hit of CES last year. The TV will begin shipping in March, and will cost $12,000. This TV won CNET's highest honor at the show last year, but it was delayed due to what was rumored to be manufacturing issues. But this year, everyone has focused with TVs with 4K resolution, also known as Ultra-HD. You need a very large screen to appreciate that extra resolution. Sharp showed two Ultra-HD sets. The 60-inch Purios, available this summer, and the Aquos, coming out in the second half of the year. Samsung unveiled an 85-inch version that comes with a floor stand that looks like an easel. Sony also focused on 4K, but it was the only one with plans to bring 4K content to consumers. There will be a video distribution system coming this summer. Smart TVs are getting a bit smarter. Panasonic's new TVs have personalized home screens for every member of the house. And people could share content by tapping an NFC Smartphone against the TV. We're also seeing more televisions incorporate voice commands. And Dish has a new Hopper DVR that's integrated with Slingbox. The device lets you transfer a recorded show to your iPad for viewing on the go without an internet connection. There are only a few Smartphones being unveiled here, and the ones that are here are all that exciting. That's because companies tend to show off the good stuff at Mobile World Congress next month. Sony, however, did show off the waterproof Xperia with a 5-inch high-def screen, 13-megapixel camera, Quad Core processor and NFC. But my favorite part in CES is seeing all the cool new gadgets. Globe a track can help you track your lost luggage with the Trackdot, a small battery-powered device that fits in your suitcase and monitors its location with GSM. Panasonic has had phones that don't go in your ear. They rest on your cheekbones, and send the music vibrations to your head with bone conduction. We're also seeing more smart watches that think with your phone, and I love this new Lego Mindstorms that they let you build you own programmable robot. It teaches kids how to program, but also can be fun for adults. There is lots more coming up during the week, so stay tuned to our live streaming coverage at CNET.com/live and catch up on all the news at CES.CNET.com. From CES 2013, I'm Bridget Carey.
  • This is the interactive sidebar!

    Click any icon for more information as they appear--don't worry, we'll pause the video and wait for you to come back.

  • Links Polls Galleries
  • Video Review

New releases

Gesture-enabled touchpad fits on your thumbnail (Tomorrow Daily 164)
24:28 April 20, 2015
On today's show, Khail and Ashley discuss MIT's new mini touchpad and where you might use it, a learning project called zSpace that...
Play video
How to navigate the Apple Watch in 10 helpful moves
2:59 April 20, 2015
Two buttons, a microphone and a force-sensitive screen: here are the ways to make the Apple Watch do things quickly and efficientl...
Play video
Android Wear adds Wi-Fi support, wrist gestures
2:49 April 20, 2015
Google's smartwatch software update introduces new features to battle the Apple Watch. Meanwhile, a Quirky security measure bricks...
Play video
4 cool new things about emojis in iOS 8.3
1:33 April 20, 2015
We'll show you all the new tricks you can do with emoji symbols in iOS 8.3.
Play video
Which is better: Star Trek or Star Wars?
6:18 April 20, 2015
CNET's Luke Westaway and Rich Trenholm ask which of the two greatest geek franchises deserves the top spot.
Play video
Smarter driver: How to spot counterfeit car parts
1:38 April 20, 2015
Brian Cooley tells you what you need to know to avoid buying bogus auto parts.
Play video
Sony's newest $1,500 sound bar offers Bluetooth headphone listening
0:44 April 20, 2015
Sony's HT-ST9 sound bar is the company's newest flagship at $1,499 and it offers some unique features such as support for Bluetooth...
Play video
Mini's concept begins where Google Glass left off
1:51 April 19, 2015
The carmaker's Augmented Vision is a new concept projecting information, navigation and safety information onto a set of glasses.
Play video