Consumers nowadays are looking for the display HDR certification, a seal of excellent standard monitory performance. To date, only Philips was able to get the HDR certification for its 43-in Momentum.
Philips’ Momentum gets HDR1000 approval
Philips’ Momentum is the first TV to have the HDR1000 approval. The company’s TV boasts its amazing 1,000 cd/m2 brightness, deep blacks, 10-bit color depth and an HDR-compliant color gamut, among others.
In short, if you will buy Philip’s Momentum, you get to experience the Quantum Dot technology. This is Quantum Dot tech is the same technology that is similar to Samsung’s QLED TVs and monitors.
What’s amazing with this TV is that it also features an Ambiglow technology. The Ambiglow technology displays a halo of light on your walls and floors. Going back to the DisplayHDR, presently there are three standards to select from— the DisplayHDR 400, 600 and 1000, respectively.
Tech users claim that DisplayHDR levels should support a 955:1 contrast ratio, 10-bits per color of image processing, as well as cinema-quality color gamuts. Obviously, all these ideal specs are good if you are watching HDR movies on Blu-ray or Netflix.
In addition to these technologies, Philips also offers its customers a capability that allows them to connect a PC and set-top box known as the MultiView. By doing so, you can switch easily between tow devices.
You can buy the Momentum 436M36 for only $1,000 as the price is almost the same as other DisplayHDR monitors on the market today.
Sony has sold its original OLED TV with a $5, 000 hefty price tag. To brand the company’s OLED TV as expensive is actually an understatement. And if you are a huge fan of both design and image processing, then you must opt to patronize other alternative brand like LG.
Learn more about Sony’s latest OLED TV
Now for this year, this wouldn’t be a problem for Sony. This comes after the company has revealed the pricing for its A8F sets this year. Sony’s A8F starts with a price of $2, 8000 for a 55-inch model. The price is expected to soar to $3, 800 for the company’s 65-inc model.
With Sony’s current price for its latest TV variants, it is obvious that the price is more expensive than LG C8. LG is selling its C8 product for $2, 5000 only, however, it is obvious to justify Sony’s expensive price. Compared to LG, Sony’s A8F is powered by a screen-as-speaker technology.
That’s an obvious catch as rumors suggest that Dolby Vision is not yet ready. Online reports suggest that Sony’s A8F and the company’s other 4K TVs won’t support HDR format. It would only support HDR format until an update would arrive later this year. This means that you have to settle, for the time being, either HDR10 or the Hybrid Log-Gamma, respectively.
Meanwhile, if you are planning to go with LED-based 4K TVs, you can select from a variety of variants. Sony’s X900F has an entry-level price of $1,100 for a 49-inch model. Such price is expected to climb to $5,300 for an 85-inch variant. Also, you can now pre-order Sony’s A8F via Amazon and Best Buy respectively.
Samsung users in the US and Canada may soon enjoy using their mobile phones. Why? Because the mobile company is planning to team up with NextRadio to enable the FM service.
Samsung partners with NextRadio for FM service
Reports say that Samsung smartphones will be installed with FM chips. These new phones will be sold in both US and Canada. Tech users claim that all smartphones are manufactured with an FM chip. However, manufacturers do not unlock these FM chips, rendering them useless.
Samsung is not the only mobile company that NextRadio agreed. Before the South Korea-based company, LG has teamed with NextRadio back in August. Apart from LG and Samsung, Sprint also partnered with NextRadio app back in 2013.
So how about the Cupertino-based giant Apple? There was an instance that Apple was asked to activate the FM capability in their iPhones. According to FCC Chairman Ajit Pai, he once asked Apple to activate the FM chips inside iPhones. But the company said most of its iPhones don’t have FM capability.
While the concept of radio seems outdated for some, it has many uses. First and foremost, radio is free. And the NextRadio app which connects to FM stations across US and Canada is using meagre resources compared to the mainstream streaming services.
Lastly, in case of emergency, FM radio is by far the most reliable to send and receive information. Despite the many uses of radio, most of the smartphones have no access to FM radio because they lack the hardware capacity to unlock the FM chips.
Back in February 2017, the FCC said that it wanted all smartphones to activate the FM chips so that users would be able to maximize its use such as access to local radio stations.
The Oculus Go headset is closer to its target for the 2018 launch date. This was revealed when an FCC listing hinted that a new standalone headset would be a reality. Although we don’t have an official detail yet about the Oculus Go but certainly the recent news is interesting enough.
Oculus Go: Specs, Features, and Price
Based on the FCC listing which was spotted by Mobielkopen, a German tech website, there will be two models of Oculus Go. The tech site described the two models are identical to one of its key features-memory.
The Oculus Go’s first model under the name MH-A32 features a 32GB of memory while the other, MH-A64 will have 64GB. This means that the higher the memory, users can actually store more games and applications compared to a 32 GB memory.
It is not yet clear until now if Oculus Go will have an expandable memory with an SD card. The company has yet to confirm if the listing is true and if, it plans to launch two versions of the device. What is certain now is that the FCC listing revealed that Oculus Go would be sold to the public.
Regarding price, the MH-A32 model is expected to be sold for an entry price of $199 which was announced last year’s Oculus Connect. While the 64GB version will be sold at a higher price.
Also, one of the features of the device is its three degrees of three (3DOF) tracking. The said feature allows users to look around and tilt their head via a Virtual Reality environment. The VR environment is only possible if you wear Gear VR.