Foxtel is introducing a dedicated 4K channel to broadcast live sports, documentaries and more. The good news for cricket boffins is that the channel will be up and running in time for the Australia vs South Africa one day international on November 4 - Australia's first live 4K broadcast.
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The nostalgia effect is powerful. If you’re still clinging to your old-school Nintendo Entertainment System (however you pronounce it) there’s no reason to let it collect dust in a closet or a forgotten corner of your home entertainment system. Your older gaming consoles will still work with your fancy new television, or even your sort-of new television; they just need a little TLC.
Is there an 8K television in your future? What about an OLED? IHS Markit seems to think both are strong possibilities at your place. IHS is an international research company that tracks manufacturing information rather than market trends, and given that most manufacturers place their parts orders well ahead, its predictions are always interesting and frequently reliable.
There is still a case to be made as to whether or not you need a 4K TV yet. If you’re looking to upgrade your old flatscreen to take full advantage of 4K streaming or gaming, it’s good to know that you don’t necessarily have to spend big. Here’s some of the choices you have when looking for a 4K TV under $1200.
Benchmarking one PC component against its competitors can be a tedious process. Finding out whether your new, expensive, hand-built gaming rig is performing just as it should is even more of a task, and that's where 3DMark comes in. The new Time Spy Extreme test is made for 4K gaming PCs and uses DirectX 12 to see what your machine is truly capable of.
So you've just built yourself a brand new gaming PC. Lots of RAM. Big graphics cards. A speedy CPU. One, two, or maybe more special SSDs. A nice, 4K capable monitor, and a nice set of headphones to match.
But what do you play? Hardware hasn't evolved to the point where it can play everything in 4K, and there are plenty of older games that really shine with the bump in resolution. So if you've just built a brand new gaming PC and you're looking for things to test the waters, here's the games you should really play in 4K.
If you're a big-name TV maker, 'LCD' is a dirty word. OLED is a different technology, but in recent generations LCD panels have been rebranded with modern monikers, from LED to ULED to Samsung's own SUHD. Now, Samsung has a new line of TVs it's calling QLED, with a quantum dot LED-backlit LCD panel that promises huge improvements to picture quality.
Today's 4K TVs come in a wide range of prices; from less than $500 to over ten grand. But how much difference does this make to the picture quality? In a bid to find out, we pitted Aldi's ultra-cheap 65-inch 4K TV against one of the most expensive 4K models on the market. We also asked "normal" people if they could tell the difference. Here are the results.
If you have a new (and probably quite expensive) 4K HDR TV, then 4K video is amazing -- it looks incredible. But to watch a 4K Blu-ray, you need a 4K Blu-ray player, which can set you back quite a few hundred dollars more than regular Blu-ray. If you do want to make that investment, though, the cheapest 4K Blu-ray player actually does a lot more than just play movies. You can buy a 4K-toting Xbox One S for as little as $349, a full $200 cheaper than the least expensive Blu-ray player on sale in Australia today.
Sony today launched a suped-up upgrade to the PlayStation 4 video game console dubbed the 'PS4 Pro'. Packing in a faster CPU, an upgraded graphics processor and a 1TB hard-drive as standard, it has been tailor-made for the next wave of virtual-reality, 4K and HDR content. Here’s a rundown of the specification for the new console, where to buy it and how much it costs in Australia.
I can’t remember exactly the first thing I did when I bought my HDTV way back in 2007, but if it wasn’t video games, it was almost certainly Planet Earth.
Planet Earth. It was spectacular. It’s one of those ‘things’ – practically impossible to criticise. Incredibly shot, beautifully made, wonderfully narrated. Hyperbole was invented for shows like Planet Earth. For the longest time it was the coolest thing you could watch on a HD television. Now we're getting a 4K sequel -- and it might just be the "killer app" 4K TV sorely needs.
If you want the ultimate in desktop screen space, you have two options: Get a bigger monitor, or get a 4K monitor. Both options offer you more space to spread out and work, and more pixels to cram your windows into, but two are the focus of many monitor-buyers today: Ultrawide and 4K. Let's see how they stack up, practically.
So you've just bought yourself a new TV. Whether it's an entry level HD TV, a state-of-the-art 4K panel or something in-between, the second you set it up, there are a few small tweaks that you can do to make it look better than it already does. You can spend zero dollars on this or you can spend a couple of hundred, but the result that you get will be a noticeable improvement.
TV manufacturers always look for the next leap in picture quality that will make watching TV feel like you're looking through a crystal-clear window. HDR is the latest trend in display technology and it's here to stay. Here's everything you need to know about how it works, and why you may want to consider it when you buy your next TV.