6 October 2015 | 0
Panasonic will soon begin selling in Japan a Blu-ray Disc player compatible with 4K UltraHD discs, the first such player in the world.
UltraHD (4K) has four times the resolution than conventional high definition and is being promoted hard by major consumer electronics companies as a reason for people to upgrade their TVs.
Until now, the only way to get UltraHD content onto a compatible set was through one of a handful of Internet streaming services. Netflix, Amazon and YouTube provide 4K streams for selected programming.
In May this year, the companies behind Blu-ray Disc finalised the standard for UltraHD content on discs and that’s what the Panasonic machine supports.
It’s larger than some recent Blu-ray Disc players but does pack a 3Tb hard-disk drive for recording terrestrial and satellite TV.
It also supports HDR (high-dynamic range) pictures on compatible televisions.
Price: 400,000 yen (€3,000)
Unlike other smart watches the WorldSIM Neuvo Smart Watch enables users to use their SIM card inside, meaning the wearer can leave their phone at home.
What’s really different about watch is the 380mah battery capacity, up to 32Gb expandable memory, make and receive calls, SMS and the ability to search the web through a built in browser.
The Neuvo smart watch comes with an international SIM card inside, so travellers can access everything they need from these smart watches including the internet, music, calls, data, camera and even video so they can leave their phone at their hotel if they want.
The 23.8″ AOC I2481FXH and 27″ AOC I2781FH both feature ultra slim, nearly borderless frames: measuring 7.5mm and 9.9mm wide respectively.
The monitors’ IPS panels have a 178-degree viewing angle and full HD 1920×1080 pixel resolution complemented by AOC’s own flicker free technology.
Two HDMI connectors and one VGA socket and a headphone jack come as standard.
Price: AOC I2481FXH £139; AOC I2781FH £199
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