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RED draws battle-lines for 4K film distribution

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A day is a long time in digital video technology. And what we now know is that the battle-lines have been drawn for the fight over 4K delivery. Is this simply a squabble between obscure and proprietary systems, or the end-game in the democratisation of cinema that started with the RED One, and blossomed into the plethora of affordable cameras that start with DSLRs and go all the way up to the new Sony F55?

UHD is the new HD. Confused? You will be.

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The mighty Consumer Electronics Association has defined 4K as UltraHD. Kieron Seth reports

Cheaper 4K TVs are coming

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We don't want to labour the point, but 4K televisions are coming faster than most people think they will.

RedShark Editor Dave Shapton presents the still controversial view that 4K is already a done deal, and that it's not just a marketing ploy but has real advantages for content creators and viewers

Sony's 4K Ecosystem for the Living Room

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Nearly lost in the bustle of NAB 2014, Sony announced pricing for its new BRAVIA 4K UHD televisions, and a clearer picture of its designs to transform your living room.

Sony talks about 4K + OLED

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CES pundits have been speculating over the last few days, quite wrongly in our view, whether 4K or OLED will be the next big thing in television

Sony's Bravia S90 4K televisions alter industry curve

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Curved screens are shaping up as a key differentiator between top and lower tier television brands, especially those jumping in the race to put an UltraHD television in your home. Sony is the latest to follow the curve, introducing its first (less) curved line of 4K UHD televisions.

Sony's 4K download service starts - with prices

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Ever since the launch of it’s flagship 84 inch 4K Bravia, Sony has promised a 4K downloading service. Now it’s here, and we know the prices

Sony starts marketing 4K to consumers

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Sony begins to flex its 4K ecosystem. What's an ecosystem? It's what happens when content owners also control the means to distribution.

4K: Muddying the waters

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Sony's setting the pace for 4K, from the Lens to the Living Room, to use one of their favourite marketing phrases. And to show their commitment to the format, they've annouced that the're remastering some of their Blu Ray titles from 4K masters. It's good because it's a source of higher quality content for 4K display owners. But RedShark contributor Freya thinks it will also confuse customers. Here's her thoughts on the subject

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