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TR: 4K and Ultra HD: same same…but different!

par Bruno Cardinal

TR: 4K and Ultra HD: same same…but different!

4K and Ultra HD are becoming popular buzzwords in the tech culture. But what exactly is do they mean? From a technical standpoint, 4K is synonymous to a digital image with an horizontal pixel count somewhere between 4000 and 5000.  In the cinema industry, 4K has become a popular option for capturing and stocking images. […]

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With Napster Gone, Discover Rdio!

par Nicolas Bédard

With Napster Gone, Discover Rdio!

Technology and new media is evolving. Following the buyout of Napster by Rhapsody, the service was discontinued on December 16, 2011 for an undetermined period. Luckily, Sonos supports other music services, including Rdio. Like with Napster before it, you will have access to an extensive library of music for $ 9.99 a month. Sociability is […]

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What Not To Do with a Smart TV?

par Charles-Edouard Carrier

What Not To Do with a Smart TV?

There is a buzz about new smart televisions and Blu-ray players that can connect to the Web. The list of selling points is long and the applications available are among the reasons that will push you to buy a “smart” product. But watch out, the most advertised applications are also the least interesting. Based on […]

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Nowadays, TVs Have Lost Their Signals! You Have to Go Digital!

par Patrice Bouchard

Nowadays, TVs Have Lost Their Signals! You Have to Go Digital!

For several months now, we have known that Thursday, September 1, 2011 marks the disappearance of the analogue signal. Now, a digital signal takes over. What do you do if you have lost the signal from your antenna? If your TV is new, there’s a good chance that it already has an integrated digital decoder. […]

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Internet, Your TV and You….

par Nicolas Bédard

Internet, Your TV and You….

The convergence of audiovisual and information technology has been a very strong trend in recent years. Most new TVs can access information from the Internet or a computer with various connections. Widgets New Smart TVs centralize your entertainment by offering applications similar to smartphones like those on Apple’s iPhone. These widgets usually offer a cleaner […]

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Shedding Light on LEDs (Part 5): Conclusion

par Charles-Edouard Carrier

Shedding Light on LEDs (Part 5): Conclusion

Shedding Light on LEDs (Part 5): Conclusion In this series, we explained what LEDs are and described Edge-LED, Local Dimming and RGB LED technology. Although the use of LED is still new in the manufacture of televisions, something new is looming on the horizon: Organic LED or OLED. The organic light-emitting diode (OLED) is more […]

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Audio Quality, Even Outdoors: Choosing Outdoor Speakers

par Charles-Edouard Carrier

Audio Quality, Even Outdoors: Choosing Outdoor Speakers

It is almost officially summer.  At the moment, many people are still making their final preparations: enlarging the deck, repairing the shed, completing planting in the flower beds, installing a lighting system, etc. This summer, why not have high quality sound outdoors? For the number of hours that you will spend outdoors, external speakers are […]

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Shedding Light on LEDs (Part 4): LED RGB

par Charles-Edouard Carrier

Shedding Light on LEDs (Part 4): LED RGB

We explained what light-emitting diodes are (see here) and described Edge LED (see here) and Local Dimming (see here). In both cases, these are white LEDs. Another way to use LEDs in a flat screen TV is to use coloured LEDs. Red, green and blue are in the spotlight. Instead of having only white LEDs, […]

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Shedding Light on LEDs (Part 3): Local Dimming

par Charles-Edouard Carrier

Shedding Light on LEDs (Part 3): Local Dimming

We explained what LED is (see here) and described one type of device that is equipped with Edge LED technology (see here). Unlike Edge, where the diodes are placed in the frame of the screen, Local Dimming models have a panel filled with white LEDs. How does this effect the picture quality? Placing the LEDs […]

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Shedding Light on LEDs (Part 2): Edge LED

par Charles-Edouard Carrier

Shedding Light on LEDs (Part 2): Edge LED

After explaining what LED is (see here), it is time to look at the first type of LCD LED: Edge LED. With this technology, the diodes are placed on the sides of the device, not on the entire surface. As mentioned in the previous article, with a regular LCD screen neon cathodes (CCFL) provide the […]

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