2014 Black Friday 4K Ultra HD TV Deals

It’s that time of year again! Time to eat a lot of turkey, and save a lot of money on 4K HD TV black Friday deals!

This is the first year that we have started to see some really decent deals on 4K TVs, and curved HDTV, of course along with standard HD TVs.

Now that Ultra HD TVs are becoming more mainstream, we can finally see them at decent prices.

Rather than sitting outside in a tent for days trying to get a great black Friday deal, you can often find amazing deals online, and order while eating thanks giving left overs!

Amazon is out usual place to hunt for the best deals, and they haven’t disappointed! They have a weeks work of black Friday deals, especially on Samsung models saving up to 45%!

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LG New Ultra HD TVs

LG have increased their lineup of ULtra HD TVs to 16 models, more than doubling their lineup with their latest releases.

Their latest 4K Ultra HDTVs will be available fourth quarter this year and range from 40-inches all the way up to 105-inches. Along with a wise size range, there is also a very wide price range. From just $999, all the way up to $99,999.99. Yes you did read that right! Thats 100 grand. But if money is no object, you really can’t get much more impressive than the 105-inch LG 105UC9!

For the rest of us in the real world, we’re now starting to see decent 4K TVs at very reasonable prices, being able to pick up a major brand Ultra HD TV for just shy of $1000 is great to see.

LG’s latest “entry level” Ultra HDTVs start with the 40-inch LG 40UB8000 at $999, next up is the UB8200 series which runs up to the 60-inch 60UB8200 for $2,499. It’s great to see that LG’s whole range make use of IPS panels for better viewing angles and image quality than non IPS LCD panels. Also they all make use of the latest HDMI standard and include a h.265 decoder.

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Netflix 4k

Netflix 4K Streaming now Live

Netflix has announced that is has now begun streaming some of its video on demand content in glorious 4K.

We have been flowing Netflix and their 4K streaming adventure since 2013 when they were showing off demos of it at CES 2013.  Earlier in the year they also showed it once again at CES 2014, and added a few test streams to their platform.

This is the first time that Netflix have added any “real” 4K content to the collection. You can watch the fourth season of House of Cards in 4K, along with a number of 4K documentaries.

If you’re lucky enough to own a 4K TV, don’t get too excited just yet.  To be able to view these 4K stream you will need a 2014 4K TV, or more specifically a 4K TV that has built in H.265/HEVC decoding.  The 4K streams make use of this new format to be able to compress all of those pixels into a 15 Mbps stream.

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Sony 2014 LED LCD HDTV Lineup

At CES 2014 Sony announced their latest Bravia LED HD TVs for 2014. There are thee new series, the Sony W950B, W850B, W800B and W600B series. These are their “normal” LED LCD TVs with a Full HD resolution of 1080p. Sony also has three new 4K Ultra HD TV series for 2014.

The new Full HD line are powered by Sony’s X-Reality PRO picture engine to get the best image quality The Sony W950B and W850B series models feature sony’s new Wedge design shape, as found in their new 4K TVs. This new “iconic” wedge form factor increases the capacity in the lower part of the TV and makes room for lager, more powerful and high quality speakers, higher than normally found on most HD TVs.

All of the new 2014 models feature Sony’s ClearAudio+ digital signal processing for even higher quality audio.

Their flagship Sony W950B series makes use of Sony’s TRILUMINOS Display technology for more vibrant lifelike colors.

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Sony X950B

Sony’s 2014 4K TV Lineup | X950B, X900B, X850B

Sony was one of the very first brands to get a 4K TV to the market, and have been a strong diving force for 4K for a long time now. They were the first to deliver a true 4K video service with their 4K Video Unlimited service which was launched last September.

They have now pushed their 4K efforts even further by introducing nine new models in three new series. Their 4K TVs will now range from 49-inches, all the way up to 85-inches.

Having three series makes it easy to separate their models into their flagship highend series (Sony XBR X950B), their middle series (XBR X900B), and a new entry level 4K series (XBR X850B).

Every model has HDMI 2.0 support for 4K/60p content, along with HEVC h.265 codec support for the latest 4K streams, such as Netflix’s new 4K service which is launching soon.

Along with the 4K / Ultra HD resolution the new Sony 4K TVs support Sony’s 4K X Reality PRO picture engine for better upscaling, and TRILUMINOS display for an extra wide color gamut.

The new series also have a new “wedge” design. This gives more capacity to the lower section of the TV to incorporate larger speakers for improved audio quality and power.

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LG Flexible OLED TV

LG Flexible OLED TV

Just moments after Samsung announced their “Bendable UHD TV” at their press conference at CES 2014, I get press release sent to me email from LG announcing their “worlds first flexible OLED TV”!

We can only assume that LG were hoping to take the wraps off of their flexible / bendable TV tomorrow on the CES 2014 showroom floor, as they didn’t announce it at their press conference early today.

So both Samsung and LG have flexible / bendable TVs, but while Samsung’s is 85-inches LCD and 4K, LG’s is 77-inches, but makes use of the more superior OLED technology.

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Samsung Bendable TV Announced [Video Added!]

We’re seeing huge 4K Ultra HD TVs and even bigger OLED TVs at CES 2014, but it looks like Samsung has keep one of the most exciting and interesting TV products to last.

They have just unveiled what they call the Samsung Bendable TV! Just as the name implys, it’s a TV with is bendable / flexible. By default it is a 85-inch LCD TV, which at the push of a button on the remote control, turns itself into a curved TV.

We’re glad that this rumored TV turned out to be real, as we posted about a possible flexible TV about a month ago.

Right now it is just a prototype, but if you remember from last year, LG said that their 55-inch curved OLED TV was a protoype, and less than 6 months later it was in the stores, so only time will tell. Right now we know that it has a 4K Ultra HD (UHD) resolution, and bends from a mechanical action.

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LG’s 2014 LED LCD TVs

LG have proudly announced their OLED TVs and Ultra HD 4K TVs, but we can’t forget about their LED / LCD Smart TVs!

While details are still slim, we will give you what we have right now, and fill out this post as more information comes in.

There are seven new LED LCD series for 2014, and all seven can be grouped in to the high-end, mid range, and entry levels.

At the top we have the 2014 highend models, these are the LG LB7100, LB6500, and LB6300 models.

These three series all feature LG’s new webOS Smart TV platform, and comes with LG’s Magic Remote controller.

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LG’s New WebOS 4K TVs Support Netflix 4K Streaming

Ever since we first started to see 4K Ultra HDTVs hit the market, the major problem with them has been lack of 4K content.

Well it now looks like LG with its latest WebOS Smart TV platform have teamed up with Netflix to deliver streaming 4K Ultra HD content directly to the TV! This is great news, as of right now there is no 4K physical media format, so streaming seems to the the future.

We’re still waiting on more details, as we’re curious how fast your Internet connection will have to be, and the encoding quality etc.

Last week we posted about LG’s impressive new 2014 4K TV lineup, and how they featured a built in h.265 decoder. This H.264 and HEVC H.265 decoder can play back both 30p and 60p. This is no doubt how is magic is going to be performed.

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CES 2014

CES 2014 TV Announcements (OLED, 4K, HDTV)

It’s that time of year yet again! And the HDTV News team are here in Las Vegas to cover every last detail of CES 2014!

As I’m sure you know all too well, this is the time of year where 95% of all new TVs and home theater produces are announced and shown off to the world.

We can expect most of the new OLED TVs, 4K Ultra HDTVs, and good old HDTVs to be announced at the press conferences today (Monday 6th Jan), but a number have already been announced. All will be detailed below in our overall CES 2014 post here.

We will be unleashed to roam around the show room floor from Tuesday where we have a number of booth tours scheduled with all the leading manufacturers, where we will be filming everything for our popular HDTV News YouTube channel, so be sure to subscribe there for all the best CES 2014 video coverage! Click “Read More” below.

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