2015 - Day 1

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44 | 2015 INTERNATIONAL CES DAILY | JANUARY 6-9, 2015 HOME VIDEO CESWEB.ORG #CES2015 RCA Throws UHD TV A Curve BY GREG TARR BOOTH 8732 RCA TV from On Corp. is introducing here its f rst curved 4K Ultra HDTV LED TV featuring a 65-inch screen size. RCA's C900-series model will offer a curved LED LCD screen with native 3,840 by 2,160 resolution, and a built-in smart-TV platform with support for streaming 4K TV programming using both the HEVC H.264 and VP9 (used for 4K YouTube) codecs. The set will also offer HDMI 2.0 and HDCP.2.2 inputs. Key features include an advanced up-scaling engine with multi-directional scaling technology; high-tap f lters with programmable parameter; de-jagging support; and video feather artifact detection and removal. Other picture-processing features include Pure Color enhancement with detail enhancement and recov- ery; scene detection; 3D adaptive color control; and 3D adaptive sharpness control. It also has Super Opti- mum Frame Reduction with Advanced Halo Reduction Plus, Motion compensated frame-rate conversion and Motion Blur Elimination. The RCA 65C900 will also incorporate an advanced sound system, and will be available in the spring at a price to be announced later. Philips Adds 1st 4K TVs With Laser Lighting BY GREG TARR RENAISSANCE HOTEL BALLROOM 1 Philips HD is getting into the 4K Ultra HD TV business in the U.S. for the f rst time under P&F USA this year. The company will show two 4K UHD TV lines under the iconic Philips brand, including one line based on a new laser LED backlight- ing technology, which is said to produce a wider color gamut, and richer more natural colors, especially in the red spectrum. The backlighting system was developed by P&F USA parent Funai and uses a cyan-colored LED light (instead of the typical pure white), which emits almost no red light spectrum, and produces better color balance between blue and green pixels. The cyan LED is then supplemented with red laser lighting to produce more vibrant and natural red tones. "Using laser technology we can enhance the color palette that the TV can reproduce," said Karl Bearnarth, P&F USA marketing and home audio VP. The two 4K UHD TV smart laser LED TVs are part of the Philips 8900 series, which scheduled for May deliveries and will be offered in the 58- ($2,999 sug- gested retail) and 65-inch ($3,499) screen sizes. The sets will also incorporate a high-f delity 60-watt sound system with narrow speakers running from top to bottom on each side of the screen. Bearnarth said the sets also offer 240Hz refresh rates for smooth natural colors of fast moving subjects, Philips' smart-TV platform handling 4K streaming from Netf ix and YouTube with both HEVC H.265 and VP9 codec compatibility, and integrated MIMO dual-band Wi-Fi connectivity. Following in June will be the Philips 6900 series with 65- ($1,699), 55- and 50-inch 4K UHD screen sizes. Those models will offer conventional white LED backlighting, smart connected 4K streaming (HEVC and VP9), HDMI 2.0, HDCP 2.2, Miracast and a 240Hz refresh rate. P&F is studying the introduction next fall of a pair of curved LED LCD Ultra HD TVs in the 9900 series, including the 78- ($4,999) and 65-inch ($3,999) screen sizes. Both models will include the same core features as the laser TV models. In FullHD 1080p, P&F will also offer later this month two series – the 4609 and the 4909 – of Philips-branded LED LCD TVs, both offering the company's smart-TV platform, 120Hz refresh rates, narrow bezel designs, and wireless Connect (PC/Mac screen mirroring) in the 28- ($249 and $269), 32- ($289 and $299), 40- ($379 and $399), 43- ($429 and $499), 49- ($569 and $589), and 55-inch ($679 and $699) screen sizes. The 4909 series will also include 50- ($599) and 65- inch ($1,699) models. The 65-inch 4909 model will step up to a 240Hz refresh rate.

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