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‘New Mutants’ Co-Creator Blasts Film for Misspelling His Name and ‘Whitewashing’ a Character.

Date: 8/28/20 –

Written by: Phillip Martinez –

New Mutants - Courtesy of 20th Century Studios.
New Mutants – Courtesy of 20th Century Studios.

New Mutants is finally out in theaters after years of development limbo and re-shoots. But while many comic book fans may be excited to see Magik, Wolfsbane and the film’s other mutants on the big screen, their co-creator isn’t so happy with the adaptation.

Bob McLeod, the artist and inker who co-created the characters alongside writer Chris Claremont for Marvel Comics in the 1980s, went on social media on Friday to voice his displeasure over the changes that the studio and director Josh Boone made to the source material.

In a lengthy Facebook post, and in several tweets, McLeod explained his issues, which include stylings of the characters, a misspelling of his own name and even an accusation of whitewashing.

“I was very excited when I heard they were making a New Mutants movie. I thought making it into a horror movie was perhaps an interesting idea, but not at all how the characters should be introduced to the public at large. But, hey, my characters in a movie!” McLeod wrote on Facebook. “I never would have thought that would actually happen. But then, I was disappointed when they didn’t give Dani braids, although I like [actress] Blu Hunt. I was disappointed when Rahne wasn’t a redhead with spiky hair, although I adore [actress] Maisie Williams. I was disappointed that Sam isn’t tall and gawky, although I do like [actor] Charlie Heaton.

The biggest problem with casting and styling, though, involves the Afro-Brazilian character of Roberto da Costa, a.k.a. Sunspot. In the film, he’s played by a light-skinned Brazilian actor, Henry Zaga. “Mainly I was very disappointed that Roberto isn’t short and dark-skinned. Yet another example of Hollywood white-washing. There’s just no excuse,” McLeod wrote. “So basically, [director] Josh Boone erased everything I contributed to the way the characters look.”

Perhaps most insulting of all to McLeod is the fact that, even though this movie has been stalled and sitting on the shelf for a very long time (filming took place way back in 2017), his name is misspelled in the movie’s credits. He wrote on Facebook: “And now, the movie has come out at last, and apparently they’ve credited someone named Bob Macleod as co-creator. They couldn’t even be bothered to check the spelling of my name sometime in the last three years. And that can’t be fixed. That will be on the movie forever. I think I’m done with this movie.”

Newsweek reached out to 20th Century Studios regarding the mistake, but did not receive comment in time for publication.

Date: 8/28/20 –

Written by: Phillip Martinez –

Source: https://www.newsweek.com

Samsung Rolls Out Filmmaker Mode for The 2020 QLED LCD TVs

Date: 13 Jul 2020 –

Written by: Rasmus Larsen –

Samsung has started rolling out Filmmaker Mode via a firmware update for its 2020 QLED LCD TVs. It is available now in the US but still pending in Europe. Update: Now also available in Europe.

FILMMAKER MODE FOR SAMSUNG TVS:

Filmmaker Mode was announced in August 2019 by the UHD Alliance. It is a new picture mode for TVs that aims to preserve creative intent by disabling things like motion smoothing and respecting the frame rate, colors, more. The initiative is backed by directors such as Christopher Nolan, Ryan Coogler, Martin Scorsese, and James Cameron.

Filmmaker Mode is available as a new picture mode from the picture menu on Samsung 2020 QLED LCD TVs after installing firmware update 1301.5. The update is compatible with Samsung Q950T, Q900T, Q850T, Q800T, Q90T, Q80T, Q70T, and LS03T (The Frame), according to the release notes.

Samsung rolls out Filmmaker Mode for 2020 QLED LCD TVs.
Samsung Rolls Out Filmmaker Mode For 2020 QLED LCD TVs.

FlatpanelsHD has yet to try Filmmaker Mode on Samsung TVs but we have examined it on LG CX and Panasonic HZ1000 where it is largely identical to the already available Cinema Professional picture modes in the two TVs, respectively. Vizio and Philips are also launch partners but have yet to enable it.

Samsung notes that Filmmaker Mode can be enabled manually or automatically if it detects the corresponding flag in the content. This flag has not yet been implemented on discs or streaming services so at this time Filmmaker Mode remains a manual option. It works with both SDR and HDR content.

The update is rolling out now in the US but still pending in Europe. Update: now also available in Europe as firmware ver. 1304. If you are not seeing it via the TV’s built-in update function you can go to Samsung’s support page here to download it manually onto a USB thumb drive. USA: Firmware version 1301.5 can be downloaded from Samsung support.

Date: 13 Jul 2020 – Written by: Rasmus Larsen – Source: https://www.flatpanelshd.com

List of 4k, HDR and Atmos Movies & TV Shows on Netflix.

List of 4k/HDR/Atmos Movies & TV Shows on Netflix
List of 4k/HDR/Atmos Movies & TV Shows on Netflix
Netflix 4K HDR Movies & TV Shows
Netflix 4K Movies & TV Shows


Here’s a list of movies, TV shows, documentaries, and comedy specials streaming on Netflix in 4k Ultra HD. Some titles feature HDR (High Dynamic Range) for improved color depth that will display in Dolby Vision or HDR10 depending on your device. And, some titles offer Dolby Atmos audio for immersive sound effects. We’ve updated the format of this list. You can now click on the table header to see all titles under that category. For example, click on HDR to view all HDR titles in alphabetical order.

NETFLIX 4K AND HDR MOVIES, TV SERIES & SPECIALS:

#blackAF4kDolby VisionAtmosSeries
100 Humans (1 Season)4k5.1Series
13 Reasons Why (4 Seasons)4kDolby Vision5.1SeriesNew
1983 [Polish]4k5.1Series
1994 (Limited Series) [Spanish]4k5.1Series
3% (Seasons 1-3)4k5.1Series
A Series of Unfortunate Events (Season 3)4kDolby Vision5.1Series
A Tale of Two Kitchens4k5.1Series
Abstract: The Art of Design (2 seasons)4kDolby Vision5.1Series
After Life4kDolby Vision5.1Series
Afterlife (2 Seasons)4kDolby Vision5.1Series
Alexa & Katie4kDolby Vision5.1Series
Alias Grace4k5.1Series
All About the Washingtons4kDolby Vision5.1Series
Almost Happy (1 Season) [Spanish]4k5.1Series
Altered Carbon (2 Seasons)4kDolby VisionAtmosSeries
Always a Witch “Siempre bruja” [Spanish] (S1)4k5.1Series
American Vandal4kDolby Vision5.1Series
Anima (15min short)4kDolby Vision5.1Series
Animal World [Mandarine]4kDolby Vision5.1Series
Anne with an “E” (3 Seasons)4k5.1Series
Another Life (Season 1)4kDolby VisionAtmosSeries
Arrested Development4kDolby Vision5.1Series
Atypical4kDolby Vision5.1Series
Audrie & Daisy4k5.1Series
Awake: The Million Dollar Game (Season 1)4k5.1Series
Babies (2 parts)4kDolby Vision5.1Series
Bad Blood (Seasons 1-2)4k5.1Series
Bard of Blood (1 Season)4k5.1Series
Basketball or Nothing4k5.1Series
Best. Worst. Weekend. Ever.4kDolby Vision5.1Series
Better Call Saul Seasons 1-2 (AMC)4k5.1Series
Black Earth Rising – Limited Series4k5.1Series
Black Mirror (Seasons 1-5)4kDolby Vision5.1Series
Black Summer4kDolby Vision5.1Series
Blood on Rome4k5.1Series
Bloodline4k5.1Series
Bloodride (1 Season) [Norwegian]4k5.1Series
Blown Away (Season 1)4k5.1Series
Blue Planet II (BBC)4k5.1Series
Bolívar (1 Season) [Spanish]4k5.1Series
Bonding4k5.1Series
Breaking Bad (5 Seasons) – AMC4k5.1Series
Brews Brothers (1 Season)4kDolby Vision5.1Series
Broken (Season 1)4kDolby Vision5.1Series
Cable Girls (6 Seasons) [Spanish]4k5.1Series
Castle and Castle4k5.1Series
Chambers4kDolby Vision5.1Series
Cheer (1 Season)4kDolby Vision5.1Series
Chef’s Table (6 Volumes)4kDolby Vision5.1Series
Chef’s Table France4kDolby VisionAtmosSeries
Chelsea Does4k5.1Series
Chilling Adventures of Sabrina: Part 24k5.1Series
Collateral Limited Series4k5.1Series
Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee4k5.1Series
Connected: The Hidden Science of Everything (1 Season)4kDolby Vision5.1SeriesNew
Conversations with a Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes4k5.1Series
Cooked4k5.1Series
Cooked with Cannabis (1 Season)4k5.1Series
Cosmos Laundromat (Short) [Dutch, English]4kDolby Vision5.1Series
Cricket Fever: Mumbai Indians4k5.1Series
Crime Diaries: Night Out [Spanish]4k5.1Series
Crime Diaries: The Candidate4k5.1Series
Criminal: United Kingdom (1 Season)4kDolby Vision5.1Series
Dancing Queen4k5.1Series
Dark (3 Seasons)4kAtmosSeriesNew
Dark Desire (1 Season)4kDolby Vision5.1SeriesNew
Dating Around (2 Seaasons)4k5.1SeriesNew
Daybreak (1 Season)4kDolby VisionAtmosSeries
Dead to Me (2 Seasons)4kDolby Vision5.1SeriesNew
Dear White People (Vol. 1-3)4k5.1Series
Designated Survivor (Season 3+)4kDolby Vision5.1Series
Diagnosis (1 Season)4k5.1Series
Dirty John (Season 1)4k5.1Series
Dirty Money (2 Seasons)4k5.1Series
Disenchantment (2 Parts)4k5.1Series
Disjointed4k5.1Series
Dogs (Season 2 coming soon)4kDolby Vision5.1Series
Dolly Parton: Heartstrings (Season 1)4kDolby Vision5.1Series
Don’t F**k With Cats (Limited Series)4k5.1Series
Dracula (1 Season)4kDolby VisionAtmosSeries
Dynasty4kDolby Vision5.1Series
Easy (Seasons 1-3)4k5.1Series
Elite (3 Seasons)4k5.1Series
Everything Sucks4kDolby Vision5.1Series
Exhibit A (Season 1)4k5.1Series
Extracurricular (1 Season) [Korean]4k5.1Series
Extreme Engagement (Season 1)4k5.1Series
F is for Family4k5.1Series
Family Business (Season 1) [French]4k5.1Series
Family Reunion (Part 1)4kDolby Vision5.1Series
Fary: Hexagone (2 Parts) [French]4k5.1Series
Fastest Car (2 Seasons)4k5.1Series
Fear City: New York vs. The Mafia (1 Season)4kDolby VisionDolby AtmosSeriesNew
Fearless4k5.1Series
Feel Good (1 Season)4kDolby Vision5.1Series
Fightworld4k5.1Series
Fire Chasers4kDolby Vision5.1Series
First and Last4k5.1Series
First Team: Juventus4k5.1Series
Flaked4k5.1Series
Flinch4k5.1Series
Follow This4k5.1Series
Followers (1 Season) [Japanese]4kDolby Vision5.1Series
For the Love of Spock4k5.1Series
Formula 1: Drive to Survive (2 Seasons)4kDolby VisionAtmosSeriesNew
Free Rein4k5.1Series
Free Rein (Seasons 1-3)4k5.1Series
Freud (1 Season) [German]4k5.1Series
Friends from College4kDolby Vision5.1Series
Frontier4k5.1Series
Fuller House (5 Seasons)4k5.1Series
Gentefied (1 Season)4kDolby Vision5.1Series
Girl / Haji (1 Season) [English / Japanese]4kDolby VisionAtmosSeries
Girl Boss4kDolby Vision5.1Series
Girls Incarcerated (Seasons 1-2)4k5.1Series
Glitch (3 Seasons)4k5.1Series
GLOW4kDolby Vision5.1Series
Go! Live Your Way (Seasons 1-2)4k5.1Series
Godless – Limited Series4kDolby Vision5.1Series
Good Witch (Seasons 1-4)4k5.1Series
Grace and Frankie (6 Seasons)4k5.1Series
Green Door [Mandarin}4k5.1Series
Gypsy4k5.1Series
Happy Jail (Limited Series]4k5.1Series
Hasmukh (1 Season) [Hindu]4k5.1Series
Haunted (2 Seasons)4k5.1Series
Hibana Spark [Japanese]4kDolby Vision5.1Series
High Seas (Season 1)4k5.1Series
Historical Roasts (Season 1)4k5.1Series
Hold the Dark4kDolby Vision5.1Series
Hollywood (1 Season)4kDolby VisionAtmosSeriesNew
Home For Christmas [Scandinavian] (Season 1)4k5.1Series
Home Game (1 Season)4kDolby VisionAtmosSeriesNew
Homecoming4kDolby Vision5.1Series
Homemade (1 Volume)4k5.1SeriesNew
Hong Kong West Side Stories (Season 1)4k5.1Series
Hot Girls Wanted: Turned On4k5.1Series
House of Cards4k5.1Series
How to Fix a Drug Scandal (Limited Series)4k5.1Series
How to Sell Drugs Online Fast (Season 1) [German]4k5.1Series
Huge in France4kDolby Vision5.1Series
Hyperdrive (Season 1)4k5.1Series
I Am Not Ok With This (1 Season)4kDolby VisionAtmosSeries
I Think You Should Leave with Tim Robinson4k5.1Series
Immigration Nation (Limited Series)4kDolby Vision5.1SeriesNew
Insatiable (2 Seasons)4kDolby Vision5.1Series
Inside Bill’s Brain (Limited Series)4k5.1Series
Inside the World’s Toughest Prison’s (4 Seasons)4k5.1Series
It’s Bruno (Season 1)4k5.1Series
Jack Whitehall: Travels with My Father (3 Seasons)4k5.1Series
Jailbirds (Season 1)4k5.1Series
Jeffrey Epstein: Filthy Rich (1 Season)4k5.1SeriesNew
Jinn (Season 1)4k5.1Series
Juanita4k5.1Series
Killer Ratings (Season 1) [Portuguese]4k5.1Series
Kingdom (2 Seasons)4k5.1Series
Knights of Sidonia (Japanese, 2 Seasons)4kDolby Vision5.1Series
Ladies Up [Indian]4k5.1Series
Lady Dynamite4k5.1Series
Last Chance U (Part 1-2)4k5.1Series
Legends of Strength  (One Season)4k5.1Series
Leila (Season 1)4k5.1Series
Lenox Hill (1 Season)4kDolby VisionAtmosSeriesNew
Living Undocumented (1 Season)4k5.1Series
Living With Yourself (1 Season)4kDolby Vision5.1Series
Locke & Key (1 Season)4kDolby VisionAtmosSeries
Longmire (Seasons 4-6)4k5.1Series
Losers4k5.1Series
Lost in Space (2 Seasons)4kDolby VisionAtmosSeries
Love4k5.1Series
Love 101 (1 Season) [German]4k5.1Series
Love, Death & Robots (Vol. 1)4kDolby VisionAtmosSeries
Lucifer (4 Seasons)4kDolby Vision5.1Series
Luis Miguel – The Series (Season 1)4k5.1Series
Luna Nera (1 Season)4k5.1Series
Lunatics4k5.1Series
Magic for Humans (3 Seasons)4k5.1SeriesNew
Malibu Rescue: The Series (Season 1)4kDolby Vision5.1Series
Maniac4kDolby Vision5.1Series
Marcella (3 Seasons)4k5.1Series
Marco Polo4kDolby Vision5.1Series
Marianne (1 Season)4k5.1Series
Marseille4k5.1Series
Marvel’s Daredevil (Seasons 1-3)4kDolby Vision5.1Series
Marvel’s Iron Fist (Seasons 1-2)4kDolby Vision5.1Series
Marvel’s Jessica Jones (Seasons 1-3)4kDolby VisionAtmosSeries
Marvel’s Luke Cage (Seasons 1-2)4kDolby Vision5.1Series
Marvel’s Punisher (Seasons 1-2)4kDolby VisionAtmosSeries
Marvel’s The Defenders (1 Season)4kDolby Vision5.1Series
Master of None4k5.1Series
Medal of Honor4kDolby Vision5.1Series
Medici The Magnificant (3 Seasons)4k5.1Series
Merry Happy Whatever (Season 1)4kDolby Vision5.1Series
Messiah (1 Season)4kDolby VisionAtmosSeries
Middleditch & Schwartz (1 Season)4k5.1Series
Million Yen Women (Japanese)4k5.1Series
MindHunter (2 Seasons)4kDolby Vision5.1Series
Monarca (1 Season)4kDolby Vision5.1Series
Money Heist (Part 3+) [Spanish]4kDolby Vision5.1Series
Most Beautiful Thing4k5.1Series
My Holo Love (1 Season)4k5.1Series
My Next Guest Needs No Introduction With David Letterman (Season 2)4k5.1Series
Mystery Lab (1 Season) [Portuguese]4k5.1SeriesNew
Nailed It (4 Seasons)4k5.1Series
Narcos (Seasons 1-3)4kDolby Vision5.1Series
Narcos: Mexico (2 Seasons)4kDolby Vision5.1Series
Netflix Presents: The Characters4k5.1Series
Never Have I Ever (1 Season)4kDolby Vision5.1SeriesNew
Next in Fashion (1 Season)4k5.1Series
Nextgen4kDolby Vision5.1Series
Night on Earth (1 Season)4kDolby VisionAtmosSeries
Nightflyers (Season 1)4kDolby Vision5.1Series
No Good Nick: Part 1, 24kDolby Vision5.1Series
Nocturne (Short)4kDolby Vision5.1Series
Norsemen4k5.1Series
Northern Rescue4k5.1Series
October Faction (1 Season)4kDolby VisionAtmosSeries
Omniscient (1 Season)4kDolby Vision5.1Series
On My Block4kDolby Vision5.1Series
One Day at a Time4k5.1Series
One Spring Night (Season 1)4k5.1Series
Orange is the New Black (7 Seasons)4k5.1Series
Osmosis4k5.1Series
Our Planet (Behind the Scenes)4kDolby Vision5.1Series
Our Planet (Limited Series)4kDolby VisionAtmosSeries
Outer Banks (1 Season)4kDolby Vision5.1Series
Outlander (Seasons 1-2)4k5.1Series
Ozark (3 Seasons)4kDolby Vision5.1Series
Pandemic: How To Prevent An Outbreak4k5.1Series
Paquita Salas (Seasons 1-3)4k5.1Series
Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj (6 Volumes)4k5.1Series
Peaky Blinders (5 Seasons)4kDolby Vision5.1Series
Perfume4kDolby Vision5.1Series
Pine Gap – Season 14k5.1Series
Planet Earth II (BBC)4k5.1Series
Prince of Peoria (2 parts)4kDolby Vision5.1Series
Puerta 7 (1 Season) [Spanish]4k5.1Series
Queen Sono (2 Seeasons)4k5.1SeriesNew
Queer Eye: More Than a Makeover (5 Seasons)4j5.1SeriesNew
Quicksand4k5.1Series
Ragnarok (1 Season)4kDolby Vision5.1Series
Raising Dion (1 Season)4kDolby Vision5.1Series
Rapture4kDolby Vision5.1Series
Real Rob4k5.1Series
Reckoning (Limited Series)4k5.1Series
Requiem4k5.1Series
Restaurants on the Edge (1 Season)4k5.1Series
Rhythm + Flow (1 Season)4k5.1Series
Rilakkuma and Kaoru (1 Season)4kDolby Vision5.1Series
Rotten (2 Seasons)4kDolby Vision5.1Series
Russian Doll4kDolby Vision5.1Series
Rust Valley Restorers (1 Season)4k5.1Series
Sacred Games4k5.1Series
Salt Fat Acid Heat4kDolby Vision5.1Series
Samantha! Season 24k5.1Series
Samurai Gourmet (1 Season)4kDolby Vision5.1Series
Santa Clarita Diet4kDolby Vision5.1Series
Say I Do: Surprise Weddings (1 Season)4k5.1SeriesNew
Self Made (Limited Series)4kAtmosSeries
Selling Sunset (3 Seasons)4k5.1SeriesNew
Sense 84k5.1Series
Seven Seconds4kDolby Vision5.1Series
Sex Education (2 Seasons)4kDolby Vision5.1Series
Sexy Central (Season 1) [Mandarin]4k5.1Series
Shadow4k5.1Series
She’s Gotta Have It (Seasons 1-2)4kDolby Vision5.1Series
Skin Decision Before & After (1 Season)4k5.1SeriesNew
Somebody Feed Phil4kDolby Vision5.1Series
Soundtrack4kDolby VisionAtmosSeries
Space Force4kDolby VisionAtmosSeriesNew
Special4k5.1Series
Spectros (1 Season) [Portugese]4k5.1Series
Stranger Things (Seasons 1-3)4kDolby VisionAtmosSeries
Street Food: Asia (1 Season)4kDolby VisionAtmosAtmosSeries
Street Food: Latin America (1 Season)4kDolby VisionAtmosSeriesNew
Suburra: Blood on Rome [Italian]4k5.1Series
Sugar Rush (Seasons 1-2)4k5.1Series
Summertime (1 Season) [Italian]4kDolby Vision5.1Series
Super Drags4k5.1Series
Surviving Escobar4k5.1Series
Sweet Magnolias (1 Season)4kDolby VisionAtmosSeriesNew
Taco Chronicles (Volume 1) [Spanish]4k5.1Series
Tales by Light4kDolby Vision5.1Series
Tales of the City (Limited Series)4kDolby Vision5.1Series
Tango: Season 14k5.1Series
The Adventures of Sabrina4kDolby Vision5.1Series
The Big Flower Fight (1 Season)4k5.1SeriesNew
The Big Show Show (1 Season)4kDolby Vision5.1Series
The Blacklist (Seasons 1-5) (NBC)4k5.1Series
The Chef Show4k5.1Series
The Chef Show (3 Volumes)4k5.1Series
The Christmas Chronicles4kDolby Vision5.1Series
The Comedy Lineup4k5.1Series
The Confession Killer (Limited Series)4k5.1Series
The Confession Tapes (Seasons 1-2)4k5.1Series
The Crown4k5.1Series
The Curious Creations of Christine McConnell4k5.1Series
The Dark Crystal (1 Season)4kDolby Vision5.1Series
The Devil Next Door (Limited Series)4kDolby Vision5.1Series
The Disappearance of Madeline McCann4kDolby Vision5.1Series
The Eddy (Limited Series)4kDolby Vision5.1SeriesNew
The End of the Fu***ing World4k5.1Series
The English Game (1 Season)4kDolby Vision5.1Series
The Expanding Universe of Ashley Garcia (1 Part)4kDolby Vision5.1Series
The Family (Limited Series)4k5.1Series
The Final Table (1 Season)4kDolby Vision5.1Series
The Forest of Love: Deep Cut (Limited Series) [Japanese]4k5.1Series
The Get Down4k5.1Series
The Good Cop4kDolby Vision5.1Series
The Gooplab w/Gwyneth Paltrow (1 Season)4k5.1Series
The Great British Baking Show4k5.1Series
The Hard Way4k5.1Series
The Hateful Eight – Extended Version Season 14kDolby Vision5.1Series
The Hateful Eight: Extended Version / Season 14k5.1Series
The Haunting of Hill House4kDolby Vision5.1Series
The House of Flowers (Spanish)4kDolby Vision5.1Series
The Hunt (Season 1) (BBC)4k5.1Series
The I-Land (Limited Series)4kDolby VisionAtmosSeries
The Iliza Shlesinger Sketch Show (1 Season)4kDolby Vision5.1Series
The Innocence Files (Limited Series)4k5.1Series
The Innocent Man (Limited Series)4kDolby Vision5.1Series
The Innocents4kDolby Vision5.1Series
The Kominksy Method4kDolby Vision5.1Series
The Last Czars (Season 1)4k5.1Series
The Let Down (Seasons 1-2)4k5.1Series
The Letter for the King (1 Season)4kDolby Vision5.1Series
The Mechanism (Season 2)4k5.1Series
The Mire (1 Season) [Polish]4k5.1Series
The Naked Director (Netflix Series) [Japanese]4k5.1Series
The New Legends of Monkey4k5.1Series
The OA4kDolby Vision5.1Series
The Order (Season One)4kDolby Vision5.1Series
The Pharmacist (Limited Series)4kDolby Vision5.1Series
The Politician (2 Seasons)4kDolby Vision5.1SeriesNew
The Princess Weiyoung (Season 1) [Mandarin]4k5.1Series
The Protector4k5.1Series
The Protector (1 Season)4k5.1Series
The Queen and the Conqueror  [Spanish]4k5.1SeriesNew
The Rain (2 Seasons)4k5.1Series
The Ranch4kDolby Vision5.1Series
The Redeemed and the Dominant: Fittest4k5.1Series
The Society (1 Season)4kDolby Vision5.1Series
The Standups4k5.1Series
The Stranger (1 Season)4kDolby Vision5.1Series
The Travelers (3 Seasons)4k5.1Series
The Trial (1 Season) [Italian]4k5.1Series
The Trials of Gabriel Fernandez (Limited Series)4kDolby Vision5.1Series
The Umbrella Academy (2 Seasons)4kDolby Vision5.1SeriesNew
The Unremarkable Juanquini (1 Season) [Spanish]4kDolby Vision5.1SeriesNew
The Valhalla Murders (1 Season)4k5.1Series
The Victim’s Game (1 Season) [Mandarin]4k5.1Series
The White Helmets4k5.1Series
The Who Was? Show4k5.1Series
The Witcher (Season 1)4kDolby VisionAtmosSeries
The World’s Most Extraordinary Homes4k5.1Series
The Writer (Season 1) [Arabic]4k5.1Series
The Writer: Season 14k5.1Series
Tidelands  (One Season)4k5.1Series
Tidying Up with Marie Kondo4k5.1Series
Tiger King (1 Season)4kDolby Vision5.1Series
Tijuana4k5.1Series
Til Death Do Us Part (Season 1) [Mandarin]4k5.1Series
Tiny Creatures (1 Season)4kDolby Vision5.1SeriesNew
Top Boy (1 Season)4kDolby Vision5.1Series
Toy Boy (1 Season) [Spanish]4k5.1Series
Traitors4kDolby Vision5.1Series
Transformers War for Cybertron (Chap. 1)4kDolby VisionAtmosSeriesNew
Trial By Media (1 Season)4k5.1SeriesNew
Trigger Warning with Killer Mike4k5.1Series
Trinkets (Season 1)4kDolby Vision5.1Series
Troy: Fall of a City4k5.1Series
Turn Up Charlie4kDolby Vision5.1Series
Typewriter [Hindi/English]4k5.1Series
Ugly Delicious (2 Seasons)4k5.1Series
Ultimate Beastmaster4k5.1Series
Ultraman: (Season 1)4kDolby Vision5.1Series
Unbelievable (Limited Series)4kDolby Vision5.1Series
Unbreakable: Kimmy Schmidt4k5.1Series
Unnatural Selection (Limited Series)4kDolby Vision5.1Series
Unorthodox (Limited Series)4k5.1Series
Unsolved Mysteries (1 Volume)4kDolby VisionAtmosSeriesNew
Unstoppable (1 Season) [Spanish]4k5.1Series
Unwell (1 Season)4kDolby Vision5.1SeriesNew
V Wars (Season 1)4kDolby VisionAtmosSeries
Vagabond (1 Season) [Korean]4k5.1Series
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Last Updated: Aug. 10, 2020

Source: https://hd-report.com

Vinyl Outsells CDs for The First Time Since The 80s.

Date: 14 Sep 2020 –
Written by: Dan Sung –

Leg Warmers to outdo socks next?

Image credit: https://pxhere.com/en/photo/98327
Image credit: https://pxhere.com/en/photo/98327

Break out your crimpers and Transformers collection, records have outsold CDs in the US for the first time since the 1980s.

Despite physical media sales dropping by 23 percent in the first half of 2020, compared to the previous year, vinyl continues to buck the trend with a rise in sales of 2.3 percent. That may not sound like much but, compared to the drop in CDs by 43.2 percent, and in the face of the pandemic, that’s a positive bonanza for the groovy plastic disc.

According to RIAA, total music sales (digital and physical) still managed a climb of 7 percent overall in the face of the closure of music retail outlets, music venues and the cancellation of festivals and other music-based gatherings all over the world. That’s a slight slow down compared to 2019’s 9 percent growth but certainly nothing dramatic.

As for the humble LP/EP, sales so far in 2020 total an impressive 8.8 million records in the US at a value of $232.1m. To do CDs their dues, there were more units shipped (10.2 million) but sales were only $129.9m. Let’s see how long before that record falls.

Break out your crimpers and Transformers collection, records have outsold CDs in the US for the first time since the 1980s.

Despite physical media sales dropping by 23 percent in the first half of 2020, compared to the previous year, vinyl continues to buck the trend with a rise in sales of 2.3 percent. That may not sound like much but, compared to the drop in CDs by 43.2 percent, and in the face of the pandemic, that’s a positive bonanza for the groovy plastic disc.

According to RIAA, total music sales (digital and physical) still managed a climb of 7 percent overall in the face of the closure of music retail outlets, music venues and the cancellation of festivals and other music-based gatherings all over the world. That’s a slight slow down compared to 2019’s 9 percent growth but certainly nothing dramatic.

As for the humble LP/EP, sales so far in 2020 total an impressive 8.8 million records in the US at a value of $232.1m. To do CDs their dues, there were more units shipped (10.2 million) but sales were only $129.9m. Let’s see how long before that record falls.

Date: 14 Sep 2020 –
Written by: Dan Sung –
Source: https://www.whathifi.com

Panasonic unveils its first Android TVs for Europe

Date: 10 Sep 2020 –
Written by: Rasmus Larsen –

With HX700 and HX710, Panasonic will for the first time in Europe offer TVs based on Google’s Android TV platform instead of its own Firefox My Home Screen platform.

Image Credits: Panasonic. 
Panasonic Unveils its First Android TVs for Europe.
Image Credits: Panasonic

PANASONIC ANDROID TVS:
As reported exclusively by FlatpanelsHD in December 2019, Panasonic had plans to introduce its first-ever Android TVs in Europe this year. Here they are in the form of the mid-range HX7 series; 43-inch to 65-inch LCD TVs with 4K Resolution.

While the TV hardware is pretty basic, the move is noteworthy because Panasonic like LG and Samsung has spent years developing and refining its own TV platform. First alone and later in collaboration with Mozilla and its Firefox OS. After Mozilla threw in the towel, Panasonic renamed Firefox OS to MyHomeScreen and continued development.

Is this an acknowledgment from Panasonic that it needs a partner like Google to stay competitive against the likes of Samsung’s Tizen, LG’s webOS, and Apple’s tvOS? We would not go as far. From our sources, we have heard it described as an experiment. If it turns out to be a big seller, Panasonic may decide to implement Android in more of its TVs but there is no guarantee that it will happen.

APPS, CHROMECAST AND MORE:
Nevertheless, it still raises interesting questions. For example, why would a buyer pick the more expensive but very similar (in terms of display technology) HX800 or even HX900 when HX700 comes with the full Android TV platform?

Besides a much wider selection of apps and games, Android TVs offer built-in Chromecast, Google Assistant, and more. Also worth noting; HX700 will probably be Panasonic’s first TVs with Disney+. On the other hand you will not Panasonic’s advanced tuner features like TV Anywhere and in-house streaming. The remote control relies on Bluetooth and has a built-in microphone for Google Assistant.

Panasonic Unveils its First Android TVs for Europe.
Image Credits: Panasonic

The TVs support HDR with three formats; HDR10, HLG, and Dolby Vision. However, adjust your expectations. The LCD TVs are not equipped with LED zone dimming or similar technologies required to deliver the HDR picture experience. HX700 has a black frame while HX710 has a silver-colored frame. They are otherwise identical and will both be available in Europe in 43-inch, 50-inch, 55-inch, and 65-inch sizes starting from October/November, depending on your region.

Date: 10 Sep 2020 –
Written by: Rasmus Larsen –
Source: https://www.flatpanelshd.com

Apple TV app arrives on Vizio TVs with 4K HDR & Atmos support.

Date: 09 Sep 2020 –
Written by: Rasmus Larsen –

Apple and Vizio are rolling the Apple TV app with access to Apple TV+, iTunes movies, and channels and with a free 3 month trial. Content is available in up to 4K HDR and Dolby Atmos.

APPLE TV APP ON VIZIO TVS:
After the launch on select Samsung TVs, LG TVs, Roku, and FireTV, the Apple TV app is now rolling out to Vizio TVs from 2016 or later powered by the SmartCast platform. It will be available in the US and Canada. The app provides access to the Apple TV+ subscription service with titles like Greyhound, The Morning Show, Ted Lasso, and Central Park. It also offers access to the iTunes movie library where users can rent or buy over 100,000 movies and TV shows, including titles available in 4K HDR and Dolby Atmos, which is supported on compatible Vizio TVs, the company noted.

Apple TV app arrives on Vizio TVs with 4K HDR and Dolby Atmos support.
Apple TV app arrives on Vizio TVs with 4K HDR and Dolby Atmos support.

“With the Apple TV app coming to Vizio SmartCast TVs, customers can enjoy an even Broader range of exciting entertainment, including the popular and award-winning Apple TV+ service,” said Mike O’Donnell, Chief Revenue Officer, Vizio. The app supports channels meaning subscription content from partners including Showtime, Starz, and CBS All Access. In addition, Vizio TVs support Apple’s AirPlay 2 and HomeKit systems. The companies said that new customers in the US can sign up for a free three month trial to Apple TV+ after which it will renew at the standard $5 per month rate. The Apple TV app will also launch on select Sony TVs later this year.

Date: 09 Sep 2020 –
Written by: Rasmus Larsen –
Source: https://www.flatpanelshd.com

LG’s Entry Level BX is its Most Affordable OLED of 2020.

Written by: Kob Monney 
Date: September 7, 2020

LG’s BX OLED has finally gone on sale, and it’s the South Korean manufacturer’s cheapest OLED set for 2020.

LG’s entry-level BX is its most affordable OLED of 2020.
LG’s Entry-Level BX is its Most Affordable OLED of 2020

LG’s entry-level B series OLED TV is usually the last of its OLED TVs to go on sale, and LG has confirmed that the BX is available to purchase from retailers such as Currys and John Lewis & Partners.

EVERY LG OLED AND NANOCELL EXPLAINED:
The B series OLEDs tend to use a less advanced picture processor (hence the more affordable price). Rather than use the α9 Gen 3 processor seen on the CX OLED and GX OLED, the BX opts for the α7 Gen 3 processor that’s used on LG’s premium 4K NanoCell sets.

The list of features is effectively the same as what’s on the premium OLEDs. There’s support for Dolby Vision IQ and Dolby Atmos sound, the former tailoring Dolby Vision HDR to suit the lighting conditions for your room; the latter providing higher-quality TV audio. Filmmaker Mode is also included, though there’s literally no content been made available in the format yet.

LG’s ThinQ AI tech turns the TV into a central smart hub for the home with support for Google Assistant and built-in Amazon Alexa. Connections are downgraded from the CX and GX. Instead of all the HDMI ports supporting the 2.1 spec, there are only two, with the other two supporting the HDMI 2.0 spec. You still get eARC compatibility for piping through Dolby Atmos content.

LG’s webOS interface has nearly all the apps you’d want in Apple TV, Disney+ and Netflix. There’s still no Freeview Play, but there is the BBC iPlayer app, which arrived at the beginning of September. We’re still waiting on word for the rest of the UK catch-up apps.

And the BX continues LG’s approach to gaming with NVIDIA G-SYNC compatibility, as well as VRR and ALLM for slicker gaming responses and auto-switching into Game Mode. There’s 120fps support, which may make this an ideal OLED if the next-gen consoles are confirmed to cost a pretty penny.

The LG BX is available to purchase in 55-inch for £1299 and the 65-inch for £1999 sizes now.

Written by: Kob Monney 
Date: September 7, 2020
Source: https://www.trustedreviews.com

48″ OLED TVs in High Demand, Especially Among Gamers.

Date: 27 Aug 2020 –
Written by: Rasmus Larsen –


Bringing OLED technology to smaller TV sizes has proven to be a success, according to industry sources in Korea via Pulse News. Especially with Gamers.

ALTERNATIVE TO LCD MONITORS:
Earlier this year, LG launched the first 48-inch OLED TV. Previously, OLED display technology was reserved for 55 inches or larger, while LCD technology spans to full spectrum.

The TVs have reportedly been in high demand since launch, the article claimed based on industry sources and research firm Omdia formerly IHS Markit. Sales were boosted by the general stay-at-home entertainment boom from the global coronavirus pandemic.

“The LG 48-inch CX 4K OLED TV sold out in one minute during the South Korean electronics maker’s three pre-order events held locally since its domestic release in late July, according to industry sources on Thursday. The model also had gone out of stock in just one week of its release in some European markets,” the report said.

48" OLED TVs in high demand, especially among Gamers.
48″ OLED TVs in High Demand, Especially Among Gamers.

The report notes that LG has seen high demand from especially gamers. 48-inch OLED is not cheap but smaller LCD gaming monitors with similar features, and subpar picture quality, can often cost the same or more. 4x-inch LCD TVs typically lack advanced features to keep costs down. LG’s 48-inch CX OLED TV on the other hand offers HDMI 2.1, HDMI VRR, AMD FreeSync, and Nvidia G-Sync Compatible.

Sony also recently launched a 48-inch OLED TV but it lacks many of the gaming features found in LG’s model. Additional TV makers are expected to launch 48-inch OLED models later this year.

Date: 27 Aug 2020 –
Written by: Rasmus Larsen –
Source: https://www.flatpanelshd.com

Yamaha Launches First AV Receivers with Multiple HDMI 2.1 Inputs.

Date: 26 Aug 2020 –
Written by: Rasmus Larsen –


Yamaha has unveiled its first AV Receivers with HDMI 2.1 inputs for 8K60, 4K120, VRR, and more. The RX-V receivers are also the first to feature multiple HDMI 2.1 inputs.

YAMAHA HDMI 2.1 RECEIVERS:
Marantz and Denon introduced the first AV receivers with HDMI 2.1 but Yamaha’s new RX-V AV receivers will be the first to feature more than one HDMI 2.1 input.

“In fact, no other AV receiver on the market offers as many 8K HDMI inputs as Yamaha, with three on the RX-V6A (7 inputs total) and all four inputs on the RX-V4A,” the company said.

This may prove useful if you are planning to invest in both PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X or a next-generation game consoles plus a next-generation video player in the future. HDMI 2.1 is required for 4K120 (4K at 120fps) and 8K signals. Having HDMI 2.1 in your receiver ensures that it does not become a bottleneck (for pass-through to a TV) in a HiFi setup.

new Yamaha AV Receiver RX-V6A. Photo Credits by: Yamaha
Yamaha RX-V6A. Photo: Yamaha

The receivers also support optional HDMI 2.1 features such as Auto Low Latency Mode (ALLM), Variable Refresh Rates (VRR), Quick Frame Transport (QFT), and Quick Media Switching (QMS), said Yamaha. All HDMI 2.1 features will require a firmware update.

Furthermore, the company has included support for Dolby Atmos, DTS:X, Dolby Vision pass through all inputs, AirPlay 2, Spotify Connect, multi-room audio, and voice control.

The Yamaha RX-V6A. Photo Credits: Yamaha
The Yamaha RX-V6A. Photo: Yamaha

The alternative to upgrading to an HDMI 2.1 receiver is to connect next-gen game consoles and players directly to an TV with HDMI 2.1 plus support for HDMI eARC, which can then return full-quality audio back to an HDMI 2.0 receiver with eARC support.

Yamaha’s new RX-V4A and RX-V6A will be available in August and September 2020 for $440 and $600, respectively.

YAMAHA RX-V RECEIVERS – SPECIFICATIONS:

RX-V6A AT A GLANCE:
– 7.2-ch., 100 Watt AV Receiver with Zone 2.
– 8K/60Hz & 4K/120Hz*, HDMI 2.1 with HDCP 2.3 and eARC 7-in and 1-out.
– Dolby Atmos, DTS:X and Dolby Atmos Height Virtualization*.
– YPAO Multi-Point automatic room calibration.
– Voice control with Amazon Alexa, Siri via AirPlay 2 and Google Assistant.
– MusicCast multi-room app control with optional wireless surrounds.
– $599.95 MSRP, available Sept. 2020.


RX-V4A AT A GLANCE:
– 5.1-ch., 80-Watt AV receiver.
– 8K/60Hz & 4K/120Hz*, HDMI 2.1 with HDCP 2.3 and eARC 4-in and 1-out.
– YPAO automatic room calibration.
– Voice Control with Amazon Alexa, Siri via AirPlay 2 and Google Assistant.
– MusicCast multi-room app control with optional wireless surrounds.
– $439.95 MSRP, available Aug. 2020.

* Available via Firmware Update…

Date: 26 Aug 2020 –
Written by: Rasmus Larsen –
Source: https://www.flatpanelshd.com

Google Play Movies Now Offers Movies in HDR, HDR10+ And Dolby Vision.

Date: 20 Aug 2020 –
Written by: Rasmus Larsen –


Google’s Movie Service, Google Play Movies, Now Offers Movies in 4K and HDR10+ in 117 countries. Samsung is a launch partner but additional platforms will follow.

Google Play Movies Now Offers Movies in HDR, HDR10+ and Dolby Vision.
Google Play Movies now offers movies in HDR, HDR10+ and Dolby Vision..

HDR10+ MOVIES:
As promised at CES 2020, Google now offers movies in HDR10+, the dynamic metadata HDR format developed mainly by Samsung. Google also recently added support for Dolby Vision, meaning that some of its movies are available in a total of three HDR flavors.

Some of Google’s first titles in HDR10+ include The Joker, Aquaman, Wonder Woman, Shazam, and Crazy Rich Asians. Additional titles will be added over time.

Samsung is a launch partner and it was confirmed that Google’s HDR10+ titles will be made available on “other additional platforms in the future as well”

“The HDR10+ service is now available on Samsung Smart TV in 117 countries including North America, Europe and Korea,” said Samsung. “Users can now enjoy high-resolution HDR10+ 4K HDR content on the Google Play Movies.”

The Joker is now available in HDR10, HDR10+ and in Dolby Vision on Google Play Movies...
The Joker is now available in HDR10, HDR10+ & Dolby Vision on Google Play Movies.

HDR10+ STILL STRUGGLING:
In 2017, Samsung, Panasonic and 20th Century Fox formed the HDR10+ alliance but HDR10+ has been struggling to build momentum against Dolby’s HDR format, Dolby Vision, which is more widely adopted.

Panasonic now supports Dolby Vision in addition to HDR10+ in its TVs while 20th Century Fox has been swallowed by Disney who has seemingly abandoned HDR10+ for Fox titles. Samsung is the sole holdout.

Google’s launch cannot be seen as a win for HDR10+ either as the company is also offering content in Dolby’s HDR. Samsung said that there are now 108 HDR10+ partners worldwide, although only a handful of these are consumer-facing companies. The company added that it remains committed to the format.

Date: 20 Aug 2020 –
Written by: Rasmus Larsen –
Source: https://www.flatpanelshd.com

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Samsung Takes Lion’s Share of Global TV Market in H1.

Date: August 19, 2020 –
Written by: Korea Bizwire –

This Photo Shows Customers at a TV Store in Seoul. Photo Credits: Yonhap
This Photo Shows Customers at a TV Store in Seoul. Photo Credits: Yonhap.

SEOUL, AUG. 19 KOREA BIZWIRE:
Samsung Electronics Co. remained the top TV vendor in the first half of the year, a report showed Wednesday, despite a contraction of the global TV market due to the novel coronavirus pandemic.

Samsung accounted for 31.3 percent of the world TV market in terms of value in the first six months, according to market tracker Omdia, up 1.3 percentage points from a year ago.

By shipment volume, Samsung’s market share reached 20.7 percent in the first half of the year, up 1.7 percentage points from a year ago.

The South Korean tech giant shipped 19.07 million TVs in the first six months of the year, compared with 19.02 million TVs a year earlier, Omdia said.

Brisk sales of QLED TVs and strong performances in North America and Europe in the second quarter of the year helped Samsung maintain its status.

Samsung’s QLED TV sales jumped 28 percent on-year to 1.4 million units in the April-June period. Its market share of 75-inch TVs reached 65.5 percent in North America and 54 percent in Europe.

In the first half of the year, global TV shipments reached 91.87 million units, down 7.7 percent from a year earlier, as the pandemic subdued consumer spending.

In terms of value, the market contracted 17.8 percent on-year to US$39.7 billion, according to Omdia.

LG Electronics Inc. was the runner-up to Samsung with a 17 percent market share in the first half of the year, up 1 percentage point from a year ago, Omdia data showed.

In terms of shipments, LG was also second with an 11.7 percent market share after delivering 10.79 million TVs. However, when it comes to the second quarter alone, the company came in third behind China’s TCL.

Industry observers said TV sales in the second half are likely to be larger than the first half due to promotional events around Thanksgiving Day and year-end holidays, though a resurgence of virus cases in many countries could dampen their efforts.

Date: August 19, 2020 –
Written by: Korea Bizwire –
Source: http://koreabizwire.com

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Philips launches its first 2020 OLED TVs with Android 9.0, DTS and Play-Fi.

Date: 14 Aug 2020 –
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The first 2020 OLED TVs from Philips are rolling out now in Europe. The OLED805 and OLED855 feature 4K, Ambilight, Android 9.0 and for the first time DTS and Play-Fi. Additional OLED models for 2020 will be unveiled soon.

PHILIPS 2020 OLED TVS:
Like last year, OLED805 and OLED855 and in some regions OLED865 feature 4K Resolution, support for multi-HDR HDR10, HDR10+, HLG and Dolby Vision, Android TV version 9.0, and of course Ambilight.

New major features this year are DTS Play-Fi and an upgraded P5 AI video processor that has been optimised through machine learning to enhance the picture in five areas, the company explained; source, color, contrast, motion and sharpness. We will take a closer look in our upcoming review.

The First 2020 OLED TVs From Philips Are Rolling Out Now in Europe.
The first 2020 OLED TVs from Philips are rolling out now in Europe.

As for DTS Play-Fi integration, the company says that it is the first step towards building a complete wireless connectivity platform. In addition to multiroom music support, DTS Play-Fi lets users connect speakers wirelessly to the TV in up to 5.1 surround sound.

The OLED805, OLED855 and OLED865 are technical identical. The difference lies in design and the table top stand. Another new development worth highlighting is the revamped remote control in leather with backlit buttons.

The New OLED TVs From Philips Will Compete Head to Head With OLED TVs From LG, Sony, Panasonic And Other TV Brands in Europe.
The new OLED TVs from Philips will compete head to head with OLED TVs from LG, Sony, Panasonic and other TV brands in Europe.

GOOGLE, DOLBY & B&W PARTNERSHIPS:
The new OLED TVs from Philips will compete head to head with OLED TVs from LG, Sony, Panasonic and other TV brands in Europe.

Sony and Philips have both embraced Google’s Android TV platform that offers access to apps via the Play Store whereas LG is positioning its OLED TVs as console friendly by including HDMI 2.1 ports, and Panasonic has a customized, high brightness OLED panel in its flagship model.

Besides its partnerships with Google and Dolby, Philips has partnered with Bowers & Wilkins. These 8 Series OLED TVs will not come equipped with B&W speakers but the company has teased that it will soon unveil additional 2020 models with B&W speakers.

We expect to hear more in early September during IFA 2020. Philips OLED 8×5 models are rolling out now in Europe and will be more widely available in a few weeks.

Date: 14 Aug 2020 –
Written by: Rasmus Larsen –
Source: https://www.flatpanelshd.com

TCL launches upgraded 6 Series 4K LCD TVs with miniLED and VRR.

Date: 12 Aug 2020 –
Written by: Rasmus Larsen –


TCL has launched upgraded mid-range 6-series 4K LCD TVs starting at $650. The 2020 generation features miniLED dimming zones, Roku, and 120Hz plus VRR for gaming.

TCL 6-SERIES 4K LCD TVS:
The new TVs from TCL will compete with mid-range LCD TVs from the likes of Samsung, Vizio, and Sony. Like Samsung, TCL uses QLED technology to improve colors on its LCD TVs.

The New 6-Series models For 2020 4K LCD TVs With miniLED and VRR.
The New 6-Series models For 2020 4K LCD TVs With miniLED and VRR.

The new 6-series models for 2020 feature a VA LCD panel with 4K resolution and local dimming with up to 240 zones in 75 inches, which is significantly lower than the company’s 8-series but still more than most mid-range TVs.

TCL says that it is utilizing miniLED rather than standard LED in the backlight unit. Normally miniLED would allow a manufacturer to increase the number of dimming zones but here TCL is most likely using it to reduce energy consumption and ensure that the TV stays relatively slim despite its zone dimming capabilities.

The TVs are powered by the company’s AIPQ Engine video processor. It was confirmed that the TVs will support up to 120Hz input, although it did not specify at what resolution.

There was no mention of HDMI 2.1 ports either but it did say that variable refresh rate VRR for smoother gaming is supported. In addition, the TVs are the first to feature a THX certified game mode.

The TVs Support HDR High Dynamic Range.
The TVs Support HDR High Dynamic Range.

The TVs support HDR High Dynamic Range. Content presented in the wider luminance and color range is available through Netflix, Apple TV, and other apps on the Roku platform inside.

The three HDR formats supported are HDR10, HLG, and Dolby Vision. Dolby Atmos is supported although you will need an external sound system to take advantage of the object-based audio format.

TCL’s 2020 6-Series is rolling out now in the US. A 55-inch model 55R635 costs $650, a 65-inch model 65R635 costs $900, and a 75-inch 75R635 model costs $1400.

The TCL Company also launched the new 6-Series LCD TVs with 4K Resolution.
The Company Also Launched New 6-Series LCD TVs With 4K Resolution.

NEW 5 SERIES MODELS:
The company also launched new 6-Series LCD TVs with 4K resolution, quantum dots for an expanded color gamut, and local dimming with a limited number of dimming zones up to 80. The TV supports HDR including Dolby Vision but it remains to be seen if the LCD panel inside is capable of delivering actual HDR. TCL’s 5 series models are available in the US in sizes from 50 to 75 inches starting at 400 dollars.

Date: 12 Aug 2020 –
Written by: Rasmus Larsen –
Source: https://www.flatpanelshd.com

Philips Debuts New 4K LCD TVs With Ambilight

Date: 05 Aug 2020 –
Written by: Rasmus Larsen –


2020 LCD models from Philips are rolling out now in Europe. The new mid-range TVs feature Ambilight, 4K and DTS Play-Fi. They run either Android or Saphi.

PHILIPS 2020 LCD TVS:
In Philips’ 2020 line-up you get Ambilight from PUS7805 and up, and Android TV from PUS8505 and up. The more affordable models run the company’s own Saphi platform, which has a different selection of streaming apps.

The new LCD TVs launching now are mid-range models. An upgraded version of ‘The One’ (PUS8505) TV comes with all of the essential features of a modern TV, said Philips.

Philips New TV Line For 2020.
Philips New TV Line For 2020

A new feature this year is DTS Play-Fi from PUS8505 and up, which lets you connects compatible speakers wirelessly to the TV. In addition, it lets you connect a Philips TV to a DTS-powered multiroom system.

The TVs also support Dolby Atmos audio from apps such as Netflix, which can be transmitted to a sounder or receiver via HDMI.

Philips Will Soon Introduce New High-End 9 Series LCD TVs.
Philips Will Soon Introduce New High-End 9 Series LCD TVs

HIGH-END LCD TVS COMING LATER:
Besides the new 7 and 8 series LCD TVs, Philips will soon introduce new high-end 9 series LCD TVs, including PUS9005 that reintroduces 4-sided Ambilight. The mood lighting system can be extended through Philips Hue. Ambilight also offers game and music modes.

Due to the market situation and dearth of content, the company is taking wait-and-see approach to 8K. All of the new mid-range models feature 4K resolution. A low-end 6 series model with HD resolution will be introduced only in select markets. Philips is not alone is in phasing out HDTVs.

The upcoming 9 series TVs will also feature Bowers & Wilkins speakers. We expect to hear more about the plans in early September at an online event. Usually, Philips would unveil its latest TVs at the IFA show in Berlin but IFA is more or less cancelled this year due to coronavirus.

The 2020 LCD TVs from Philips are rolling out now in Europe, with the 9 series models expected this autumn.

Date: 05 Aug 2020 –
Written by: Rasmus Larsen –
Source: https://www.flatpanelshd.com

Panasonic Launches New Flagship HZ2000 OLED TV for 2020

Date: 31 Jul 2020 –
Written by: Rasmus Larsen –


The successor to last year’s GZ2000, which received our Reference Award, has arrived. HZ2000 features the 2020 OLED panel with improved BFI, Filmmaker Mode, improved sound, and more.

HZ2000 REPLACES GZ2000:
Last year’s GZ2000 was the first TV to use a customized version of LG Display’s standard OLED panel, which is used in all OLED TVs on the market today. This panel has higher average and peak brightness up to 1000 nits and we gave it our Reference Award.

Here comes the successor in the form of HZ2000. On top of improved brightness capabilities, the OLED panel features the improved BFI (Black Frame Insertion) system of the 2020 OLED panel.

Panasonic Launches New Flagship HZ2000 OLED TV for 2020.
Panasonic Launches New Flagship HZ2000 OLED TV for 2020.

In addition, Panasonic says that HZ2000 offers an improved 3.0.2-channel speaker system for Dolby Atmos as well as HDMI eARC. It also comes with Filmmaker Mode and Dolby Vision IQ – like HZ1000 that we recently reviewed.

Finally, the company says that version 5.0 of its MyHomeScreen TV platform has some user interface tweaks. There are still no plans to provide software updates for MyHomeScreen after purchase.

On the other hand Panasonic is not yet ready to move to HDMI 2.1, which means that HZ2000 may not be an ideal partner for next-generation game consoles and video players. LG, Samsung and Sony have all begun the transition to HDMI 2.1 in high-end 4K TVs.

On the other hand Panasonic is not yet ready to move to HDMI 2.1, which means that HZ2000 may not be an ideal partner for next-generation game consoles and video players. LG, Samsung and Sony have all begun the transition to HDMI 2.1 in high-end 4K TVs.

Panasonic HZ2000 is available now in Europe in 55 and 65 inch sizes starting at £3300 / €2900.

Date: 31 Jul 2020 –
Written by: Rasmus Larsen –
Source: https://www.flatpanelshd.com

What Are The Best TV Brands?

It May Be Time to Reevaluate Your Brand Loyalty

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Written by: Lee Neikirk

Date: December 3, 2019

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The history of dominant brands in the TV marketplace is a long and fascinating one. After World War II, Japan ramped up nationwide efforts to secure dominance in many consumer electronics markets, the end result being that by the latter half of the 1990s, Japanese brands like Sony, Panasonic, and Toshiba were dominant in the marketplace.

If you’re a little older, you may remember a time when fledgling TV brands Samsung and Lucky Goldstar—er, LG—were first crowding onto the shelves, and the consensus was that the LED TVs coming out of South Korea were of lesser quality than their Japanese counterparts.

However, those days are way behind us: Samsung and LG are beloved TV brands in the states, Panasonic has exited the US market entirely, and Chinese brands are gaining footing, especially in value brackets. If you’re still laboring under the idea that it’s Sony or nothing, it might be time to update your notions about TV brands, especially if you want to get your hands on the very best TVs.

We should note the list below is not in order of quality—we let our reviews and roundups do the talking there.

TV-brands-SAMSUNG
Samsung Incredibly Popular Still, With Beautiful High Quality TVs

Samsung has been the leader in the TV market for a long time now, owning the top market position year after year. Samsung may not always offer the best TV on the market—our reviews typically favor OLED models, which Samsung does not make anymore—but across the board its thin, sleek TVs have proven incredibly popular with consumers.

As it stands, Samsung’s premium UHD LED TVs—now dubbed ‘QLED’ by Samsung—have struggled to beat out competing OLED models for several years, but overall the company’s TVs are still some of the best on the market. Samsung TVs are typically well-designed, with a slew of high-end features and excellent build quality.

You are definitely paying (a little) more for the Samsung name–especially early in the year before prices drop—but you can also expect to get a high-quality TV even if you’re not spending a ton.

Sony: Name recognition and phenomenal picture quality.

TV-brands-SONY
Sony Name Recognition and Phenomenal Picture Quality

Sony is not quite the dominant player in the US market that it once was. The company even spun off its TV division (“BRAVIA,” which stands for Best Resolution Audio Video Integrated Architecture), something it also did for its struggling VAIO laptop business.

However, in 2019, Sony seems poised for a comeback, hitting the US market with a long list of 4K and HDR TVs, including a couple of ultra-premium OLED models. While Sony TVs tend to be a little pricier than certain competitors, they also tend to be high quality TVs that look great right out of the box.

Of course, no matter the brand, not every TV is going to be a winner even if the brand’s output is usually reliable—that’s what TV reviews are for. But generally, Sony’s high-end 4K and OLED TVs are beautiful to behold.

LG: OLED TVs are superior, but prices are still fairly high.

TV-brands-LG
LG OLED TVs are Superior, But Prices Are Still Fairly High

LG’s OLED TVs have widely been considered to be the best TVs in the market for around five years now. OLED (Organic Light Emitting Diode) technology operates in a fundamentally different way than traditional LED/LCD tech, and at this point we can all agree that it’s better—especially in a dark room.

However, LG’s top 2019 OLED TVs—from the “affordable” C9 OLED TV up through the extravagant W9 “wallpaper” OLED—don’t come cheap. Even the cheapest, on sale, refurb’d 55-inch OLED TVs still retail around $1,300. They look great, but that’s a ton of money for most people.

Outside of LG’s OLEDs, we typically aren’t overly impressed with the company’s IPS panel-equipped LED TVs. They aren’t bad at all, but they don’t sweep the top spot in brackets and categories the way that the company’s OLEDs do. Even still, LG continues to be one of the best brands for its OLED TVs alone.

Vizio: Still makes some of the best TVs for the money.

TV-brands-VIZIO
Vizio Still Makes Some of The Best TVs For The Money

It used to be Vizio TVs were known for giving you the best picture quality at the lowest price possible. You’d get one at Walmart or Costco, and it looked like every corner had been cut except maybe the raw picture quality. But if you wanted a massive 70-inch TV for thousands less than the competition, Vizio was the way to go.

Nowadays, not only does Vizio still produce TVs that punch well above their weight, but Vizio competes pretty handily in the premium sphere, too. Take last year’s P-Series Quantum: a 65-inch 4K/HDR smart TV with quantum dots that started at just $2,200 and is now available for around $1,500. It was up there in quality with some of the best Samsung “QLED” TVs and even LG’s OLED TVs.

This year, we’re expecting a lot of great 2019 TVs from Vizio, including a new “V” Series which ostensibly serves as Vizio’s entry-level series. While some Vizio TVs aim a little too low for our tastes, the middle- and upper-tier models (M-Series, P Series) are quality picks year after year.

TCL: A newer player with some fantastic sub $1,000 TVs.

TV-brands-TCL
TCL A Newer Player With Some Fantastic Sub $1,000 TVs

If you haven’t heard of TCL, you’re in for a surprise. There’s a lot of “I’ve never heard of that brand” brands in the TV market you should usually avoid. Players like Element, SuperSonic, and even better known brands like Westinghouse, Insignia, and Dynex may be on your radar, but in our experience they’re generally unreliable in everyday circumstances.

China’s TCL is the exception. For the last couple of years, the brand has swept the “high value” categories of most sites, releasing consistently
excellent 4K/HDR Roku TVs that even AV geeks and cinephiles have been very excited about.

We haven’t seen the 2019 version yet, but the 2018 TCL 6 Series TVs were some of our favorites for good reason: you could get a 55-inch 4K/HDR smart TV for $600, and it was really darn good. That’s the dream, folks, and it’s something TCL has been making a reality.

If value is your game, take a look at the TCL TVs next time you’re thinking of upgrading.

Hisense: A massive worldwide force just cracking the US market.

TV-brands-HISENSE
Hisense A Massive Worldwide Force Just Cracking the US Market

Last but definitely not least, Hisense TVs have come a long way in the last few years, with the company owning significant marketshare worldwide and in markets like Australia. While the company has struggled to get a clean foothold in the US market, generally Hisense TVs (which include Sharp-branded sets in the states) are good, quality TVs.

The main issue with Hisense has been availability. We’ve tested some excellent high-end Hisense TVs only for them to be stuck “backordered” for months on end. That does seem to be getting better, but it pays to do your research to make sure the Hisense model you’re about to buy is actually worth it.

On the lower end of things, Hisense TVs tend to be more readily available and frequently compete with the best TVs around $500. The company’s Roku TVs (and especially its 8 Series from the last couple years) have been strong value picks, and are definitely worth considering.

Written by: Lee Neikirk

Source: https://www.techradar.com

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