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Disney+’s The Mandalorian joins a long list of fake HDR content, analysis finds

YouTube channel HDTVTest is known for doing quality analysis of the HDR implementations in popular media like films, games, and TV shows, and it found that Disney+’s The Mandalorian live-action Star Wars series is the latest in a long line of high-profile content that is just SDR wrapped up in an HDR package. The show has none of the actual benefits of HDR and a number of additional downsides, such that viewers might actually prefer to disable HDR on their TVs when viewing. – Samuel Axon, Ars Technica » https://ift.tt/37Ceqyx [photo: Orin Zebest,Flickr]

Sharp is ready to sell 8K consumer TVs now that we all have 4K

Sharp will start selling its 8K AQUOS TVs in China and Japan later this year. Then it will release AQUOS models as 8K monitors for release in Taiwan in February 2018 and Europe in March — but no official plans for a US release. Sharp hasn’t listed a price for these screens, but a source told the Nikkei Asian Review that they may start at 1 million yen (or about $9,000). – David Lumb, Engadget http://ift.tt/2iSoGwW

YouTube adds 4K support for livestreams

From today YouTube users will be able to stream standard and 360-degree video content in 4K. This could have huge significance for YouTube’s position in the live stream space. While popular, the video behemoth’s main streaming competitor, Twitch, currently lacks the bandwidth to support 4K streaming. Twitch servers typically limit streamers to a bandwidth of 3.5 Mbps (and a 4K stream can require more than double that). – Tom Regan, Engadget http://engt.co/2g76TfR

Distributor slips and says the PS4 Neo will launch before October

Shared on stocks website Boursier.com, the press release from Innelec claims that the “Neo 4K” (as the company refers to it) will arrive at some point in the first half of the company’s fiscal year, which lasts from April – September 2016. […] It’s worth noting that shortly after the news began to spread, Innelec released a statement denying any knowledge of the PS4 Neo. – Jacob Siegal, BGR

ATSC 3.0: What you need to know about the future of broadcast television

ATSC, or Advanced Television Systems Committee, is the group that decides what over-the-air (and more) TV signals look like. Last year about 76 percent of US households subscribed to cable, satellite or fiber for TV, while 21 percent relied on antenna reception for at least one TV in the home. But that antenna number went up four points compared to 2014, according to the Consumer Technology Association (CTA). – Geoffrey Morrison, CNET

Sony is reportedly developing a ‘PlayStation 4.5’ for 4K gaming

At this point, we don’t really know anything about Sony’s plans. It could end up being some sort of add-on device for existing PlayStation 4s, or it might be an entirely new console that will leave existing PS4 owners behind. Given the amount of gamer goodwill Sony has built up with the console, I could see it offering some sort of upgrade path to ease the transition. The company wouldn’t comment on the rumors to Kotaku, but that’s not a big surprise. – Devindra Hardawar,Engadget http://ift.tt/1Lvirrn

Netflix’s first recommended TVs in 2016 are from LG and Sony

Netflix says that increasing its speed requirements for some of these tasks will mean fewer TVs qualifying, but the streaming service has already picked its first winners: sets from Sony and LG. It’s interesting to note that many big names have yet to make the grade, including industry leader Samsung, which wasn’t recommended in 2015 either. – James Vincent, The Verge http://ift.tt/25f1gkv
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