CES 2018 Thoughts and Recap

2018 was the first CES with an In-N-Out on the strip in walking distance TVs: Minor Improvements for 2018 The main thing for TVs in 2018 is that we’re mostly getting moderate improvements over 2017. For example, LG added the new LUT access to their higher-end TVs for...

What is a 3D LUT

What is a 3D LUT If you’re looking to get a new LG 8-series OLED or SK-series LCD TV in 2018, you’ve probably seen the announcements or read the specs for them. One feature on them you probably didn’t see, or maybe didn’t know much about, is the presence of a 3D LUT,...

Lies, HDR, and Statistics

On November 6th, IHS Markit released a report showing that HDR (high dynamic range) TV shipments are way up this year. In 2017 they expect 12.2 million HDR TVs to ship and in 2021 that to rise up to 47.9 million. Now those estimates might prove wrong (what did they...

Triad Factory Tour and DS4 Speakers

Tucked off in a nondescript business park just outside of Portland International Airport is Triad Speakers. You can be forgiven for thinking that this is likely the business side of Triad, while their assembly operations certainly have to be overseas somewhere, right?...

UltraHD Blu-ray Database

In March 2016 we finally see the launch of the UltraHD Blu-ray player format with a $400 player from Samsung and titles from many studios. These UltraHD discs will likely be the best sources of UltraHD content at home. This new format offers 10-bits per pixel instead...