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‘No Time Frame’ for Adding VVC Codec or 8K to ATSC 3.0, Says TG3 Chair

No “project” is underway at ATSC to “specifically add” 8K resolution or the next-generation Versatile Video Coding (VVC) codec (see 1903140012) to A/341, the video standards document for ATSC 3.0, Madeleine Noland, LG Electronics senior adviser-technology and … Subscribe to Read >>

Retailers Market to March Madness in Effort to Revive Flagging TV Sales

The NCAA’s March Madness tournament took the spotlight in CE promotions this week as retailers look to pump up flagging TV sales. Bjorn’s pushed a 75-inch Sony UHD LED-lit TV, knocking off $500 through March 30, it emailed customers … Subscribe to Read >>

Microsoft Getting Backing From Critic NAB on Some Further TV White Spaces Tweaks

Microsoft is picking up some backing from NAB for white spaces changes after the association was at loggerheads with the tech company. Frontier Communications also is coming on board with some changes. A day earlier, the FCC approved other … Subscribe to Read >>

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Sharp Quiet on Retailer's Report It's Scouting Return to US TV Market This Year

Sharp Electronics Marketing of America wouldn't confirm or deny Friday an AV specialty retailer's account that it's returning the Sharp consumer TV brand to the U.S. market later this year. Value Electronics President Robert Zohn posted a photo on Facebook Thursday of Sharp sales executive Peter Weedfald visiting his Scarsdale, New York, store. “Thank you Sharp Electronics for visiting our store!” Zohn posted: “It was great seeing Sharp’s #8K TVs at #CES2019.” Read More >>

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