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May 29, 2013

Samsung, LG and Cable Companies Join to Give Boost to UHD TV Industry

By Shamila Janakiraman, TMCnet Contributor

Samsung Electronics and LG Electronics (News - Alert) have collaborated with cable TV companies to augment the entertainment industry with UHD TVs.

UHD TV refers to ultra-high definition in image quality. UHD TVs will be capable of delivering four to 16 times greater clarity and higher picture quality, along with improved stereo sound quality, when compared to full HD TVs.

According to officials, South Korea-based electronic and home appliances majors Samsung (News - Alert) and LG worked with cable operators like CJ HelloVision, T Broad and C&M in order to boost the sales of UHD TVs at the Digital Cable TV Show event held recently.

The cable companies have agreed with Samsung and LG to enhance mutual cooperation in the field of smart TV-using UHD real-time broadcasting and VOD services. The collaboration will also hasten the development of cable broadcasting-embedded smart TVs that are free from set-top boxes.

Samsung Electronics and LG Electronics have attempted this endeavor with the cable industry, as cable companies are directly linked to the UHD TV-based services industry. This is expected to increase the popularity of smart TVs and boost the number of subscribers to UHD broadcasting.

In addition, Samsung unveiled its Smart Evolution Kit, which is a swappable module that updates Samsung TV sets to the latest features. Samsung is guaranteeing four years of upgradeability for their premium HDTV and UHDTV panels with the new evolution kit.

The company has also launched a new 84-inch S9 UHDTV in 2012 that features a full-array LED backlighting with local dimming and ultrahigh-definition resolution (3840x2160). The image quality with 4K video enhances the picture quality manifold.

On the other hand, LG Electronics has launched its 84-inch UHD TV which promises cinema theater quality 3D technology. With an enhanced resolution roughly 4X the pixel count of Full HD, viewers will not be able to detect even a single pixel, according to the company.

In related company news, ARM (News - Alert) announced that LG Electronics has licensed the next generation of ARM Cortex-A50 series of central processing unit (CPU) solutions and the next generation of ARM Mali graphics processing units (GPUs). LG Electronics will have access to ARM’s highest-performing CPU and GPU solutions to create market-leading technology.

Edited by Alisen Downey

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