CES 2014 – Las Vegas, Nevada. As we mentioned in another article it seems that CES is living up to its name as it becomes more and more about consumer electronics (gadgets, TVs, Mobile etc) and the computer industry moves into the background. So with that in mind, just what is going to be the “big thing” at CES 2014? Will we see something PC related as the darling of the show or will we find another item that steals interest and what everyone will be talking about.
The American company Polaroid will at the upcoming CES introduce its first Ultra HD television whose price will be less than $1,000, it will cost exactly $999.99. Polaroid has been known for producing cameras and films for self-developed instant photos until they went bankrupt in 2001.
Samsung has started sales of a giant 110 inch TV screen that comes in ultra-high, or as we like to call it "4K", resolution. This model outperformed the largest ever Samsung UHDTV in sales that came with a diagonal of 85 inches.
Dell should soon unveil a new 4K monitor. This model marked UP2414Q comes with a diagonal of 24 inches, and even though there was no official announcement of the device, Dell presented specifications on their website.
Qualcomm introduced successor of powerful Snapdragon 800 which was unveiled in January. The new Snapdragon chip is labeled 805, and among other things brings support for 4K video.
Two companies joined forces, and this week demonstrated wireless streaming of visual content in Ultra HDTV or 4K resolution from the laptop to the presentation screen. Wilocity is a manufacturer of wireless chips with multi-gigabit speeds at a frequency of 60 GHz, while the company DisplayLink is responsible for development of the "USB graphics technology'" which includes a combination of smooth display of video, low latency and ease of USB technology.
Company Singulus Technologies has developed a new line for reproduction called Bluline III which is intended to produce three-layer Blu-ray disc with a capacity of 100 GB. Equipment for the production of new drives is based on the technology of the existing machinery lines Bluline II used for the reproduction of a double-layer Blu-ray discs.
Judging by the moves of some Japanese manufacturers, we are about to enter a period of ultra high-definition television [this is not really a big surprise as they created the name a few months ago –Ed]. Sharp is releasing a new model, the ICC Purios and it is supposed to be the best and most expensive TV available from this manufacturer. Nothing unusual if we consider that we are talking about UHD TV screen with a diagonal of 60 inches.
Samsung plans to introduce a new model of UltraHD TV at CES in 2013, the screen diagonal will be an impressive 85 inches (216 cm), which is an inch bigger screen than the competition from LG. So far it is not known when Samsung will bring their T to the market and for what price (LG's model costs $ 20,000).