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Hisense unveils ULED TVs

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Hisense has unveiled its new range of ULED TVs, marked not only by the company’s competitive pricing, it says, but with image quality as the ultimate measure.

Hisense’s latest 4K ULED 2.0 TV technology is protected by 17 international patents; and enhances colour, contrast, resolution and motion with a combination of advanced hardware and software. Thanks to Hisense’s own Quantum Dot Technology and wide colour gamut, ULED surpasses the colour matching capabilities of LED panels.

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It is not solely colour that is enhanced with ULED technology, blacks are darker and whites are purer with the aid of Ultra Dimming technology, which separates visuals into different areas of the panel (up to 240 independent zones depending on the Hisense model). Added to this is a High Dynamic Range (HDR) that improves the amount of detail in darker scenes, elevating Hisense ULED TVs from competitors’ offerings in terms of brightness.

To ensure less blur and more action, each ULED TV sports Ultra Smooth Motion Rate (Ultra SMR) technology, which creates and inserts frames into the picture for smoother transitions. The benefit of this is a better viewing experience when it comes to high paced content.

The final element that gives Hisense’s ULED TVs an edge is the standard of clarity it delivers. Their 4K ULED displays sport more than eight million individual pixels to ensure vivid and detailed content. This makes ULED the only way to go for consumers looking for the best platform to enjoy high definition movies or sport.

Thriving in the 45-inch to 50-inch market, Hisense has now turned its attention to high-end panels with the launch of these new Ultra High Definition ULED models. Starting from 55-inches in size and topping out at 70-inches, as well as offering both curved and flat iterations, this latest range from Hisense is designed to take centre stage in the living room.

There are three choices in the 55-inch range, namely the Hisense ULED Curved T910, Curved ULED Smart K760 and Flat ULED Smart M7000. Moving one size up into the 65-inch category, Hisense has the Flat ULED Smart M7000, while rounding off the range is the 70-inch Flat ULED Smart M7000, which is the largest ULED TV Hisense has offered to date.

According to Hisense South Africa’s Television Product Manager, Serena Lee, the latest ULED range is a true reflection of the quality of the company’s television offering. “Hisense worked hard to develop our unique ULED technology, with version 2.0 now found in our latest range of curved and smart 4K televisions. When compared to similar LED offerings, consumers will find a striking difference in ULED’s wider colour gamut and also in the smooth motion rate,” Lee states.

Having achieved the top spot locally in regards to the number of television units sold for the past five months, Hisense aims for the latest range to further cement the company’s standing among South African consumers.

All new ULED offerings from Hisense will be available from major local retailers nationwide as of September 2016. The recommended retail price for the units in the range is as follows:

Model Number Suggested Retail Price 
55T910UWD R19 999
55K760 R19 999
55M7000 R14 999
65M7000 R24 999
70M7000 R34 999

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Kia makes car audio personal

KIA Motors has revealed its Separated Sound Zone (SSZ) technology that allows each passenger of a vehicle to experience an audio stream tailored to their individual needs.

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SSZ technology creates and controls the acoustic fields of the car, allowing the driver and each passenger to hear isolated sounds. The many speakers installed in the vehicle feature technology that uses scientific principles to reduce or increase audio levels of sound waves. This negates the overlap of sounds being heard in each seat, creating the same effect as current noise cancellation systems, but without the need for headphones.

“Customers in the autonomous navigation era will demand increasingly customisable entertainment options within their vehicles, which includes technological innovations such as the Separated Sound System.” says Kang-duck Ih, Research Fellow at KIA’s NVH Research Lab. “I hope by providing drivers and passengers with tailored, independent audio spaces, they will experience a more comfortable and entertaining transportation environment.”

People’s musical tastes vary, so some passengers choose to use headphones during a journey to isolate their audio stream, but this also creates an unnecessary social barrier when interacting with other passengers. When travelling in a vehicle equipped with next-generation SSZ technology, each passenger can connect their smartphone via Bluetooth and listen to their own music without interference from, or interfering with other passenger’s audio streams.

When the SSZ is utilised, hands-free phone calls can also be isolated to individual passengers, ensuring privacy when having important phone conversations on the move.

Furthermore, this ground-breaking technology can eliminate unnecessary sounds for the passenger, but provide them for the driver. Navigation sounds, or various alerts, allow the driver to focus on controlling the vehicle, while the SSZ system isolates these sounds, maintaining a quiet area for the other passengers. This has a particularly strong application for drivers with a sleeping child in the vehicle.

SSZ technology has been in development since 2014, and the completed mass production system is expected to be ready for installation in vehicles within one to two years.

For a video of Separated Sound Zone technology, please visit https://youtu.be/lokXL8qyu1c.

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Future of TV in 4 letters

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Television technology has come a long way, transforming not just the way we consume our entertainment, but also the formats in which media is broadcasted or streamed. Today, TVs can do a lot more than just display our favourite shows, says DEAN DAFFUE, GTM manager at LG Electronics SA.

Today, consumers demand TVs that are not just slim, but so thin that they are like paintings on walls. TVs have become an element of décor that can seamlessly integrate into the design of a home, and render the clearest, sharpest images, with the deepest blacks and crispest whites without compromising on resolution. Home cinema is not just about the picture anymore. Consumers are eyeing TVs that would be able to learn usage patterns and automatically suggest entertainment based on individual preferences. The switch from LCD to LED transformed TV design, allowing for lighter, thinner and easily wall-mountable frames, housing even more sophisticated display tech. The picture quality also dramatically improved with new contrast ratios rendering more vivid colours, deeper blacks and crisper whites. But they were still more functional than aesthetic.

As larger segments of the population embraced internet connectivity and streaming content, the TV became smarter, integrating content-streaming apps for a more seamless viewing experience. As Internet Service Providers (ISPs) upgraded their infrastructures to accommodate the growth in streaming services, TV manufacturers also upgraded their TVs’ ability to tap into different types of content.

In the future, TVs with built in Artificial Intelligence (AI) will be able to learn usage patterns and automatically switch modes based on user preference, and even take instructions from multiple users as TVs become increasingly connected to digital home assistant systems.

Six years on, and we see the evolution that continues to lead in the OLED TV market, LG is racking up awards and accolades for its innovative OLED TVs. This pioneering effort in the design and manufacturing of OLED TVs has culminated in complete dominance of the OLED market, leaving the pinnacle challenge of innovation in display technology, redefining the TV viewing experience, and its place in your home. Great efforts have been made on OLED technology being affordable and accessible, allowing more people to enjoy a better-quality television experience than before. No TV is a greater testament to this than last year’s award-winning LG SIGNATURE W7 – also known as wallpaper.

As South Africans are continuously looking for ‘an experience that amazes’, OLED TVs are considered by industry experts to offer the most advanced display technology. As each pixel on the display can be individually switched on and off, OLED offers enhanced picture quality without image degradation. This results in the highest quality image rendering with the purest blacks. With its myriad advantages, OLED panels have become the most desired display technology today and it has become a leading force in making this technology even more ubiquitous and accessible.

With support for both Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos, LG OLED TV is the first of its kind to offer a premium cinema experience in the comfort of your home. It also features Active HDR technology, which optimises HDR picture quality scene-by-scene, rendering brighter scenes and greater shadow detail for a life-like viewing experience.

Despite the market dominance, the development of newer, more innovative technologies does not stop. This year a staggering number of innovative display technologies were unveiled, such as future display technology like roll-able OLED screens and large format curved displays that will become the future of wall art.

AI is also set to make an appearance. There is a unique and personalised AI services built on the deep learning-based DeepThinQ technology, in cooperation with other AI service providers such as Google, giving AI TVs the ability to automatically adjust the settings to Game Mode, or Sports Mode based on whether a user is currently playing Xbox or watching a football match. Ultimately, AI TV will provide care and comfort to users’ mind and body by learning more about its users’ viewing habits.

What does this all mean for consumers? With continued innovation and development of display technologies, as well as advanced design, AI, premium audio integration and support for the latest resolutions, colour and High Dynamic Range (HDR) standards, the TV will no longer be a display, but a complete home viewing experience. This is what new ranges of OLED TVs will bring to fruition in the coming months, making it the ideal time to upgrade your TV to the ultimate home entertainment experience.

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