U.S. launch for the LG G Flex set for Q1...no Canadian details yet. #CES2014
Touched the LG G Flex. It does feel more comfortable to talk with it and slip it in your pocket. #CES2014
Says Sharp has put more 60-inch screens in the homes of U.S. customers than any other company.
John Harrington now takes to the stage for Sharp, head of marketing for them.
Sharp set to unveil some more high-resolution TVs from the Aquos line.
"Nobody ever said "My 60-inch TV is too big," says head of Sharp marketing #CES2014
Sharp placed TVs a few rows back so press at the back can 'see' the new displays. Nice to not crowd around 1 display or strain to see it.
Sharp Aquos 4K is the range-topping super-high resolution TV from the manufacturer, but redesigned 4-pixel Quattron TVs round out the lineup
Sharp says the 'gamechanger' is the Quattron + Revelation Technology TV (10 million+ subpixels than HD). (1 of 2)
It`s the highest res Full HD TV that can play 4K content, but not a 4K TV (so lower price point) #CES2014 (2/2)
'Availability - a matter of weeks'
This could be a bridge product, of sorts, in that you can be 4K ready without spending 4K money.
SQ model has 240hz refresh rate
UQ is the upscale model, aluminum frame, built in subwoofer
Sharps' premium 4K line will be available this summer, H.265 support and has the Revelation Upscaler to make non-4K content look better. World's first 4K-THX display
Time to get smart - Sharp highlighting TV SmartCentral. Asks you what you like to watch, then shows relevant content. #CES2014
Nice to have suggested content, but the interface doesn't look as slick as LG's webOS #CES2014
Now for a bit of audio...Sharp getting into the mix with the Smart Universal Player. Built-in BluRay and SACD player. Can wirelessly stream HD video uncompressed to the TV, same with uncompressed audio. Welcome WiSa to your living room this spring
Here we go at Panasonic #CES2014
Joe Taylor, CEO of Panasonic North America, takes the stage.
Taylor says Panasonic is moving beyond TVs...first sector he mentions - automotive products #CES2014
Taylor touches on a 21-foot TV display array that's for commercial use, "unless you run a hedge fund."
Rance poehler from Panasonic says that while most companies are pushing 4K for consumers, they're focusing on 4K for businesses.
ie. a 31 inch 4K review monitor, if you work in media/broadcasting/film
Panasonic also showing a 4K Varicam that they say will offer an affordable production camera.
Even high-rez security cameras are coming down the pipe from Panasonic. Cue the crime shows that say 'enhance the image.'
But it could cut down # of cams, Panasonic says.
20-inch 4K Windows 8 tablet...if you want the screen real estate
7-inch Toughpad, thinnest and lightest fully rugged tablet with Windows 8.1 Pro, shock, drop and temp resistant. Intel Core VPro processor.
Rance tosses the Toughpad to a colleage - rather, throws it on the ground. Works fine.
Panasonic's new TV can recognize the viewer based on facial recognition, shows relevant shows, information from the crowd. The Viera Life+
MyStream - lets you stream content. Can 'like' material in what seems to be a social networking aspect.
InfoBar shows you tidbits of stuff along the bottom, ie. weather, sports scores. #CES2014 #Panasonic #4K