Ultra HD TVs are big at CES 2013 Video
Ultra HD TVs are big at CES 2013 Video Transcript
10 ADP is so yesterday. I'm Bridget Carey, and this is your CNET update. It's opening day at the 2013 International Consumer Electronic Show. On Monday, we have 12 solid hours of press conferences from all the types of tech companies. So, here is a quick breakdown of the highlight so far. Let's talk televisions because home entertainment is always the star of the show. LG finally announced shipping and pricing details for its 55-inch OLED TV, which was the hit of CES last year. The TV will begin shipping in March, and will cost $12,000. This TV won CNET's highest honor at the show last year, but it was delayed due to what was rumored to be manufacturing issues. But this year, everyone has focused with TVs with 4K resolution, also known as Ultra-HD. You need a very large screen to appreciate that extra resolution. Sharp showed two Ultra-HD sets. The 60-inch Purios, available this summer, and the Aquos, coming out in the second half of the year. Samsung unveiled an 85-inch version that comes with a floor stand that looks like an easel. Sony also focused on 4K, but it was the only one with plans to bring 4K content to consumers. There will be a video distribution system coming this summer. Smart TVs are getting a bit smarter. Panasonic's new TVs have personalized home screens for every member of the house. And people could share content by tapping an NFC Smartphone against the TV. We're also seeing more televisions incorporate voice commands. And Dish has a new Hopper DVR that's integrated with Slingbox. The device lets you transfer a recorded show to your iPad for viewing on the go without an internet connection. There are only a few Smartphones being unveiled here, and the ones that are here are all that exciting. That's because companies tend to show off the good stuff at Mobile World Congress next month. Sony, however, did show off the waterproof Xperia with a 5-inch high-def screen, 13-megapixel camera, Quad Core processor and NFC. But my favorite part in CES is seeing all the cool new gadgets. Globe a track can help you track your lost luggage with the Trackdot, a small battery-powered device that fits in your suitcase and monitors its location with GSM. Panasonic has had phones that don't go in your ear. They rest on your cheekbones, and send the music vibrations to your head with bone conduction. We're also seeing more smart watches that think with your phone, and I love this new Lego Mindstorms that they let you build you own programmable robot. It teaches kids how to program, but also can be fun for adults. There is lots more coming up during the week, so stay tuned to our live streaming coverage at CNET.com/live and catch up on all the news at CES.CNET.com. From CES 2013, I'm Bridget Carey.
At CES 2013 in Las Vegas, Samsung showed off its new lineup of HDTVs, including its F8000 series LED televisions and both an 85-inch and 110-inch 4K Ultra HD TV.
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- Latest news at CES 2013
- LG's OLED TV to arrive in March
- Sharp's Ultra HD TVs
- Samsung's 85-inch Ultra HD has a stand
- Sony has way to distribute 4K videos
- Panasonic's Viera smart TVs
- Scrappy Dish wows again at CES
- Sony aims to make a splash with Xperia Z
- Trackdot knows where your luggage is
- Panasonic's bone-conduction headphones
- Lego's Mindstorms EV3 robots
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