2015 - Day 1

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48 | 2015 INTERNATIONAL CES DAILY | JANUARY 6-9, 2015 HOME VIDEO CESWEB.ORG #CES2015 TCL Shows TV+, Roku 4K, QD Technologies BY GREG TARR BOOTHS 9829, 9841 TCL is showing here an assort- ment of next-gen T V technologies, including a TV+ smart TV platform and its f rst LED LCD TVs equipped with Quantum Dot technology. TCL will show its new TV+ system, which is de- signed to help users effortlessly navigate multiple content channels, by intuitively moving from cable, to streaming videos, to online music and interac- tive gaming. In addition, TCL TV+ combines the latest display and acoustic processing technology with interactive features including multi-media sharing, smart re- mote control and an electronic program guide. TCL said that in order to implement the TV+ strategy, TCL is building various part- nerships with content providers across the globe to provide customized enter- tainment experiences to its users. Meanwhile, TCL said it is also advanc- ing its association with Roku and will show TCL Roku TV 4K technology. In total for 2015, TCL plans to of- fer 15 TV models in the f rst half, 14 of which will be new and 12 of which will have Roku TV capability, making approximately 75 percent of the company's line Roku TV capable models. TCL said it will also show LED LCD TVs using Quantum Dot technology. These displays are said to deliver 140 percent of sRGB (current LED TV de- livers ~98 percent) color gamut (100 percent NTSC) to reproduce colors in line with color space used in professional cinemas. The QD technology is said to produce a "crystal clear image that presents viewers with a true-to-life entertainment experience." Basic colors like red, blue and green are enriched, becoming brighter and much more vivid than on conventional LEDs, TCL said. TCL will also present its 110-inch 4K Ultra HD curved LED LCD TV featuring 4K Ultra HD resolu- tion, dynamic LED backlighting, active 3D technol- ogy and 800 nits brightness. The display is said to offer a 55 degree field of view at a 9.8-foot viewing distance. The set also al- lows for a near glasses-free 3D effect and "inf nite black" levels without ref ection, TCL said. Sony Celebrates 30 Years Of Handycams BY GREG TARR BOOTH 14200 Celebrating the 30th anniversary of Handycam camcorders, Sony is expanding its video lineup of Action Cam and Handycam models, including new 4K models in both series. In total, the company is introducing at this week's International CES two Action Cams (one 4K) and seven Handycams (three with 4K). In Action Cams, Sony is launching the FDR-X100V (shipping in February at a $499 suggested retail or $599 with a bundled live-view remote) with 4K Ultra HD resolution and the HDR-AS200V (February, $299 or $399 bundled) with FullHD 1080p resolution. The 4K Handycam X100V is called by Sony the smallest 4K/30p camcorder, featuring a compact, take anywhere form factor to capture sports and other action scenes. In both models, Sony uses a Zeiss Crystal Clear lens, Exmor R CMOS sensor, and super-fast Bionz X processor capable of handling the extra data. A super-wide-angle lens will capture everything within a 170-degree f eld of view. Sony's Advanced SteadyShot image stabilization system with 3x the shake reduction of previous generation Sony Action Cams. Audio is enhanced with a new Wind Noise Reduction system. The X100V camera records 4K video in XAVC-S format at the 100Mbps level and 50Mbps for FullHD. The new Action Cams include Sony's Full Pixel Readout feature to avoid pixel skipping for clearer footage. The X100V will realize high bit-rate recording of 100/60Mbps (30p/24p) in 4K and FullHD 50Mbps for smooth slow motion action images. In Handycams, Sony is offering the AX100, CX900 and AX33 4K Ultra HD models, in addition to the FullHD PJ670, PJ440, CX440 and CX405. The AX100 is billed as the f rst consumer 4K Handycam with 60p frame rate recording, while the CX900 offers single-handed operation with a 1.0-type Exmor R CMOS sensor. The AX33 (shipping in February at $1,099) is an extra-light and compact 4K model with Sony's Balanced Optical SteadyShot (BOSS) system. The latter feature is said to virtually eliminate image blurring. The camcorders are also capable of grabbing high-quality still photos from 4K videos. The AX33 offers a Zeiss 15x (in 4K) 20x (in 2K) zoom lens; 20.6M/8.3M Exmor R CMOS sensor; built-in Wi-Fi with NFC; 3-inch LCD plus EVF; manual ring control, UStream live streaming, and 4K recording in XAVC-S format. FullHD models include the PJ670 (shipping in January at $699) offering a 30x zoom; XAVC-S format recording; a 9.2M/2.3M Exmor R CMOS sensor; 3-inch LCD; B.O.S.S.; UStream live streaming, built-in pico projector and manual settings. Sony's FDR-X100V Action Cam will offer 4K/30p Ultra HD video camera in a tiny wearable form factor. TCL's 48-inch 6700-series 4K UHD Roku TV

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