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Another great affordable choice

Vizio announces $999 50-inch 4K TV


Vizio is literally the king of quality, high end televisions with beautiful pictures and bargain basement pricing, and now they’re doing it again with their new $999 50-inch 4K TV. According to Vizio employees on the floor at CES today, the company’s just announced lineup of 4K HDTVs will begin as low as $999 for the 50-inch model – competing not just with the likes of Sony and Samsung in picture quality, but also with televisions such as that perhaps ill fated Polaroid we showed you yesterday on pricing.

Now, this is for the base 4K TV lineup – not the high end Reference series with comes with HDR decoding – but what more could you ask for at this price? Leave HDR to our cameras, Vizio. We’ll take the $999 4K TV.

Source: The Verge

A cheap way to experience 4K

Polaroid announces new 50-inch 4K TV for just $999


Polaroid may not be best known for manufacturing televisions, but they certainly do so – and like competitor Vizio, they do so cheaply. Enter Polaroid’s new 50-inch 4K TV, Polaroid’s first ultra high definition set, that’ll run you just $999 – literally thousands of dollars less than most of the other 4K TVs that have launched at CES are expected to run for.

The Verge says that Polaroid’s new set definitely has the resolution, but it doesn’t necessarily have the “pop” – color wise, things are pretty dim here with not the best viewing angles and some of what they’re calling “strobing.” Polaroid’s new 4K TV will launch later this year. For those of you excited to get your hands on a new, inexpensive 4K TV.

Via: The Verge
Source: Polaroid

Your TV isn't so smart, but your next could be

Will 2014 be the year of the Smart TV at last?

apple-appletv12-channels-lgLast year during CES I made a bold claim; I said that 2013 would be the year of the 4K TV – the year that the industry’s next big leap in resolution would begin to go mainstream. Now, you could make the argument for me being both right and wrong in my prediction. 4K TVs have become mainstream in the sense that people are going into Best Buy and purchasing them, however, adaptation is extremely low and native content is still virtually nonexistent. Fast forward one year from that statement and I’m wondering whether I had the wrong idea. Perhaps the future of televisions has less to do with resolution and more to do with intelligence. Maybe instead of looking for widespread adoption of 4K televisions, it’s time we start looking for the introduction of something far more difficult to achieve. Will 2014 be the year of the Smart TV at last?

Read on after the break to find out.

The ultra-high definition TV comes to the marketplace

4K TVs go mainstream at CES 2013

Nobody can say that there’s anything wrong with a nice 1080p television, but we live in a very different time than we did years ago when 1080p was new and exciting. Today, we live in a world where a 9″ tablet has 51% more pixels than your average 42″ TV. It’s a good thing that television manufacturers are kicking things up to high gear at CES 2013 this week with the next big thing in TVs – “4K ultra-high resolution” sets.

Samsung, Sony, LG, Vizio, and most of the other guys have all been busy showing off 4k TVs today, and mainly are slated to be released this year. These 4K televisions should have a very noticeable improvement in picture detail and quality over the 1080p televisions of today, though as LG demonstrated it won’t come cheap – their 55″ LG OLED 4k TV, which is slated for release this March, will cost a whopping $12,000.

Still, prices are bound to go down before too long, and early adopters should be pretty used to having to pay through the nose for the latest and greatest tech at this point. The question is whether or not manufacturers can convince consumers that paying the extra for 4K TV is really worth it over the already often dazzling picture that 1080p can produce.