MediaTek S900: Processor for Smart TV 8K
July 12, 2019
MediaTek chip maker has just officially introduced the MediaTek S900 SoC chip which can support 8K and high-speed AI resolution for Smart TV 8K series to be released in 2020.
MediaTek SoC S900 chip is produced by ARM Cortex-A73 CPU cores and Mali-G52 GPU supports 8K, HDR10 + video decoding. For I / O communication ports, the S900 supports HDMI 2.1A, which provides a maximum bandwidth of 48 G / s – enough to deliver HDR10 + content as well as 4K video of 120 Hz or 8K 60 Hz.
An embedded proprietary APU in the S900 provides AI Image Quality (AI PQ). A comprehensive solution that includes AI features such as face and landscape recognition, works in tandem with MediaTek’s AI vision solution to bring a smart TV experience with richer and more interactive for consumers.
Mr. Mike Chang, Vice President of MediaTek Group and General Manager of Smart Home Business Group, said that the NeuroPilot software development tool kit is fully compatible with the Android neural network API, allowing customers to easily create Smart home products are connected and interact with each other. The support of the new generation SoC chip for 8K resolution and AI will not predict a new era for the TV industry, but also help TV makers quickly bring their smart home products to market and promote a more vibrant AI IoT ecosystem.
With the combination of MediaTek‘s MiraVision-Pro and exclusive AI PQ, the S900 supports AI scene recognition, able to fundamentally improve image quality by optimizing color saturation, brightness, and sharpness. focus, motion compensation and image noise, even for the original 8K output.
Developers can build applications with the NeuroPilot software development kit (SDK) and enable S900-enabled devices to function as smart home control centers.SoC S900 series has been put into mass production by MediaTek and is expected to reach the consumer market in early 2020.
Huawei First Smart TV
June 11, 2019
Huawei recently reported that it is planning to enter the smart TV market. The company’s TV models will integrate gaming platforms via cloud computing as well as a smart home control center.
Huawei is currently the world’s second largest smartphone manufacturer. However, unlike competitors that use other Android platforms such as Samsung or Xiaomi, the company has not entered the Smart TV market. According to Gizmochina, CEO of a component supply chain has confirmed that Huawei will launch its first TV product next month.
In order to increase competitiveness when only being a newbie in this field, Huawei will make a difference to the product by integrating a new gaming platform and smart home. In particular, the top game applications will be played on TV via cloud computing. Users can also use the TV as a smart home control center.
In addition to software, Huawei products also have differences in hardware. Most notably, the front dual camera system allows users to make phone calls, video chat and live streaming on social networking platforms.
Huawei will use the screen from two longtime component partners, BOE and China Star Optoelectronics. Initially, the product will have a low price and two screen sizes of 55 and 65 inches. TV models can be called Huawei AI Windows.
Besides, the name “Huawei AI Window” also shows that Huawei’s upcoming TVs will be equipped with AI technology. On the software side, it is not clear whether these smart TVs will run Android or Huawei’s own operating system.
Huawei has also revealed that it is developing a new AI virtual assistant, and the company intends to bring it to the international market. However, this new virtual assistant is not ready to be deployed, we might see a new virtual assistant if it is completed before the launch of Huawei TVs. Otherwise, Huawei is forced to use other virtual assistants such as Amazon’s Google Assistant or Alexa.
Other sources, like Gizbot, believe that Huawei is considering producing TVs under the brand name Honor.
Smart TVs Help Connect The Whole Family
May 19, 2019
Smart TVs not only connect many home appliances but also connect family members together.
‘Smart device’ is a very wide category and will have a unique definition for each person. When it comes to smart devices, each person will have different expectations and expectations about their features. Producers must understand what users need and meet their needs. Smart reflexes like smart TV listen and respond to what users need.
In the ecosystem of products that make smart houses, TVs in the central position. However, the major manufacturer wants to emphasize the important thing here is IoT – Internet for everything, ie everything has an internet connection and connect with each other. Smart devices will combine both artificial intelligence (AI) and IoT. In particular, the TV will be the connection center, which helps users to control other household devices through words.
Since 5 years ago, people have talked about ‘TV dead’ because now watching videos is a personal experience, each person watching on his mobile device. The TV production industry has also started to go down and has passed its heyday.
However, TV still plays an important role in life, that is, it helps to connect family members together. Everyone can now watch videos over the internet on a tablet or smartphone, but that’s just his or her own experience. The problem is, the screen size of these devices is limited, how can we sit back and watch a TV show or a movie together without TV? TV helps family members share experiences with each other. Thus, TV is not only a hub for connecting smart home appliances in smart homes but also connecting members together and helping them spend time sharing. This is something that no device can do.
Smart TV: Samsung Stands Out Due to Technology Innovation
April 2, 2019
Samsung pioneered the technology of panels from FullHD, 4K to 8K and embarked on many partners, including Apple, to provide a high-quality content repository.
According to the announcement from HIS DisplaySearch, a global data and data analysis company, Samsung is the brand that has sold the world’s No. 1 TV for 13 consecutive years from 2006 to 2018. This is also an important milestone when coincides with the 50th anniversary of Samsung Electronics electronics establishment.
YouGov Plan & Track, the brand that has the most positive impression for women in 2018, also honors Samsung technology company at number one.
HS Kim, President and CEO of Consumer Electronics at Samsung Electronics, said that over the past five decades the company has continually innovated products from size, design to platform technology. To be welcomed by users, the company undergoes a long process of product research and improvement.
In 2009, Samsung introduced consumers to the world’s first LED TV. A year later, Full HD TV came out with 1920×1080 resolution. 2013 was the milestone marking Samsung’s first line of 4K TVs available in the market. Its proprietary Quantum Dot technology is appreciated by technology experts for its brightness and color accuracy. By 2019, Samsung confirmed its technological strength with the first model 8K QLED TV on the market.
Besides, the company also focuses on creating user experience with smart TV. The number of Samsung Smart TV applications has reached more than 4,000 from Youtube, Netflix and the latest is iTunes Movies to serve all the needs of users. Last February, Samsung announced the launch of the world’s largest QLED 8K high-end TV line, equipped with 8K Real 8K Resolution, Q HDR and Quantum Processor 8K quantum processors.
Until now, Samsung Smart TV continues to develop to reinforce the leading position in consumer choices. Earlier this year, Samsung also announced the cooperation with rival Apple on the TV segment. Accordingly, Samsung 2019 TV will support watching content from iTunes and AirPlay 2. Users in more than 100 countries around the world of Samsung can access the rich and high-quality content repository of Apple.
Be Careful with Your Smart TV
February 22, 2019
That is the reminder of The Verge page for Smart TV lovers. A smart TV has extremely complicated software inside, making it difficult for users to control it. This is a gap for manufacturers to profit through the information they gain from users.
Today, the basic TV series have become obsolete and unpopular products. But have you ever wondered why the manufacturer is so eager to sell us products with a variety of complex software that comes with those confusing functions? All for profit! The Verge news page confirmed.
Nowadays, Smart TV has become very popular and is also the main choice of users when shopping. The news website The Verge quoted Vizio representative as explaining to them why this product developed so rapidly. According to the company, basic TVs only function as a display screen of programs, without specific software like smart TVs. So sell a TV for you. But with Smart TV, through software pre-installed by the manufacturer, they become tools to generate advertising money whenever we hire or buy something through those TVs. And this is a new business model that helps TV makers earn significantly more profit than selling traditional hardware.
Along with that, every program we watch is carefully recorded by Smart TVs. Now, smart TVs always have a feature called Automatic Content Recognition (ACR). Whatever type of content is on the screen, even if you transfer from a peripheral device to an HDMI port, the Smart TV will also collect pixels to send them to the manufacturer’s server. Accordingly, the company’s server will classify them as any movie or television program. At the same time, the company also knows what kind of program is playing on TV, how much time is. They will probably use the data collected from users to sell to advertising and marketing units to benefit. They don’t care how you watch it, using a cable or an external player, stream Netflix or any other video-watching application, as long as you see what your TV screen is playing, they are all recording.
Instructions for Choosing the Right and Proper TV
December 22, 2018
At the present time, although smart mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets have become increasingly popular, however, not so that TVs reduce their importance. Whether in any period, owning a television is always an urgent need of every family, regardless of whether the family lives in rural or urban areas. However, in the face of numerous technologies and types of TVs currently available, how can we choose to buy the most suitable product? This article below will help you find the answer to that question.
Before delving into the necessary features and specifications of a TV, the first thing that users need to consider is to identify the type of TV they need to own. More specifically, there are TV groups with different uses depending on the purpose and needs of each family.
So what’s the difference between Ultra HD TVs, 3D TVs, Smart TVs and TVs with LED screens? Where is TV technology considered the most optimal? Let’s learn more about these types of TVs together.
1, NORMAL LED TIVI
LED TVs are often the general way of calling TVs using conventional image display technology. The main difference between them and other types of TVs mentioned above is that they will not be integrated with new technologies such as Smart TV or Internet TV.
These TVs will only perform a single function of displaying images provided by different types of antennas or transmitters. Of course, along with the features that are provided to a minimum, TV models classified in this category also have much cheaper prices than other high-end TVs.
2, SMART TV
Smart TVs are a popular method of smart TVs with high compatibility with service platforms provided on the internet. Simply put, these TVs will function similarly to a smart laptop or mobile phone that you still use every day. Instead of just watching TV, users can now surf the web, watch youtube, access Facebook or run other applications installed on them.
3, TV 3D
Besides the Smart TV, another category of TVs also appeared and attracted a lot of attention in the near future, which are 3D TVs. This is a device that supports the ability to display images in 3D, instead of just normal 2D forms like traditional TV types.
Of course, to be able to watch movies or TV shows in 3D, besides a 3D TV, users will need to have the support of a 3D glasses with standard sources.
4, TV ULTRA HD
Ultra HD TVs or ultra-high-definition TVs are the common name for the product line with display screens with resolutions up to 4K. This also means, Ultra HD TVs will have a resolution four times larger than those of Full HD TVs that have gradually become popular. Resolution is also a distinguishing feature between Ultra HD TVs compared to conventional TVs.
Types of Smart TV for A Mordern Life
November 19, 2018
Smart devices like Android TV box, Smart television or Internet TV is the generic term that many people confuse them with each other and not be clearly distinguished. This article will clarify the specific role of these equipment.
Smart TV is probably too familiar device with the user can understand the vomiting almost like a smartphone with a large image to experience the application. It can be said that this is the smart device that turns your TV’s access to many different applications.
The Android TV box– as its name- is a TV shredder that aims to make all the TVs, including older TVs, smarter, into a wide variety of applications. This is a device that helps your TV connected to the network and access more than 200 domestic and international channels.
Internet TV is also a TV that can connect to the network, can watch some applications available with limited memory, limited number of channels and TV applications. Internet TV consists of two types, the basic internet, which has only some applications that are not available for download.
Similarities between Android TV box, Smart TV and Internet TV
These three devices can connect to the internet to make the TV more modern and accessible to different applications. Depending on the type of application, the number of applications and the speed of access varies.
Android box is a separate device to support TVs network access and applications, activities and separately purchased when the Smart TV and Internet TV is to be plugged and used directly with direct network connection. If you put these three devices on the balance sheet, it looks like the Android box and Smart TV is much more intelligent than the Internet TV in terms of the number of applications access, processing speed and usage level of the user. However, the purchase prices of these products also have the corresponding difference.
Older people and young children, they prefer to use Internet TV because it is easier to use, and more comfortable with the simple interface of this device, but for tech connoisseurs or want to learn how to use it. The new Android smartphone and smart TV seem more to experience all the latest features today.
5 Important Elements to Consider when Buying a Smart TV
November 23, 2017
5 Important Elements to Consider when Buying a Smart TV
Buying a new TV is not one of the easiest things you can do. There are so many manufacturers and brands out there, all with varying price tags. The salespeople don’t make the experience any easier as they use alien-sounding terminologies and hyperbolic claims explaining the graphics quality. These facts may push you to seek information from the internet. Unfortunately, you will get conflicting facts and opinions and other meaningless jargon that will make your research even worse.
The process of buying a new smart TV raises a lot of questions as you try to compare the features of different brands. All the information gathered can easily result in purchasing a television that is technologically inferior. However, all is not lost and you don’t need to give up looking for the most appropriate TV. Considering the following factors will help you purchase the right smart TV without compromising quality or your budget.
The Preferred Mode of Display
When it comes to displaying mode, you have three options to choose from; Plasma, LCD, and LED. For a long time, Plasma TV’s were considered the best performers in terms of color output and superiority of dark levels. Nowadays that is no longer the case as the latest LED’s feature advanced panels that help produce brighter and clearer pictures than the blacks. However, if you want a basic upgrade for your TV, you can buy an LCD but if it’s a major one, then the plasma will do. LED on the other hand is the best choice if you want to strike a balance between visual output and looks.
Quality of the Graphics
Picture quality is the most significant features that every buyer should consider when buying a TV. When buying, you need to imagine how the pictures will display after considering factors such as black levels, frame rate, color output, input lag when gaming through a console, and color gloss.
HD or 3D Smart TV?
Buying a TV is an investment and you want to make sure your investment remains trendy for long. There are some people who consider the 3D layer in TV’s as an expensive whatsit while others see it as a necessary add-on. The truth is, 3D layer gives you a better viewing plus it will reach a point in future when most smart TVs will include this feature.
Cost and After Sales Service
Before buying a smart TV, make sure you compare price tags of different brands and their qualities. Analyze different deals and the after-sales benefits associated with each deal. Also, visit consumer forums and compare customer services of various manufacturers. There is nothing more irritating than getting an issue with your brand new TV but the manufacturer is out of reach to offer assistance.
Features of Smart TV
If your only interest is viewing TV, then a basic HDTV might do. However, a smart TV has additional features that make it more interesting. It comes with Smart Share, Wi-Fi, DLNA, and Wi-Di. In addition, you can make it the central connection point for many gadgets within your home.
While there so many other factors that you can consider when purchasing a TV, the above five matter the most. There are some people who will want to buy a big screen, but it meaningless if it has terrible graphics display. The other features are a matter of preference.