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Xiaomi launches Android-powered Mi TV 3 with 60-inch 4K display for less than $800

Xiaomi launches Android-powered Mi TV 3 with 60-inch 4K display for less than $800 | pixels and pictures | Scoop.it
Xiaomi, on Monday, unveiled the Mi TV 3, a 60-inch TV with 4K display at a price point of RMB 4,999 ($780). Much like the Mi TV 2 and previous generation television sets from the company, the Mi TV 3 has been launched in the company's home market China.

The Mi TV 3 sports an LG-made 60-inch 4K display with lossless quality, MEMC, and color gamut. The display comes with full aluminum frame running along the sides. At 11.6mm, the Mi TV 3 is pretty sleek too. It is powered by a MStar 6A928 processor consisting of Cortex-A17 and Mali T760 GPU. An 8GB eMMC 5.0 flash is used as the internal storage. The company hasn't revealed any information about the RAM module.

On the connectivity side, there are three HDMI ports, two USB ports, one VGA port, one Ethernet port, one AV in, an output for Subwoofer, and a standard RF Modulator. On the audio front, the Mi TV 3 features Virtual Surround technology, deeper bass, and dialogue enhance tool with auto volume balance support. The company says that acoustics for the TV has been put together by Grammy award winner Luca Bugnardi, and former research head at Philips acoustics Wang Fuyu.

The speaker bar, which sells separately at RMB 999 ($160), is made of four mid-range 2.5-inch subwoofer, and interestingly comes with the main board of the TV. The company says that it has separated the processor board from the screen, as doing this significantly reduces the replacement cost of internal components. This also increases the life cycle of the TV, the company claimed.
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104 ppc (pixels per $ cent) looks like an interesting metric

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Who needs a television four times sharper than HDTV?

Who needs a television four times sharper than HDTV? | pixels and pictures | Scoop.it

At the recent Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, talk of Ultra HD was on everyone’s lips. A handful of Ultra HD sets were even on display. No question, Ultra HD provides stunning images—at least when displaying content created in the new “4K” video format. Unfortunately, 4K content is virtually non-existent.

So far, only a handful of feature films have been shot with cameras capable of 4K, including “The Amazing Spider-Man”, “Prometheus” and “The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo”. That is hardly surprising given the amount of work involved. Insiders reckon making a full-length digital feature in 4K is equivalent to producing six ordinary 2K films.

Even so, some 17,000 cinemas around the world now have digital projectors capable of showing 4K films. So, if and when Hollywood upgrades wholesale to the new video standard, cinema-goers will be able to decide whether 4K is worth the premium they are bound to be charged.

The recent flood of 3D films largely failed that test. The lacklustre sales of 3D television sets suggest they are now doing the same. Will 4K suffer the same fate? It is far too early to say. But, for sure, 4K television—far more than 4K cinema—faces some formidable challenges.

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It's all about size and bandwith

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Mark Jefford-Baker's comment, January 22, 2013 6:28 AM
Some of us need HD reading glasses first
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InAiR: The World's 1st Augmented Television

InAiR turns your TV into a Minority Report-like experience, with layers of Web content, inline with the programs you're watching.

 

InAiR brings you the world's first Augmented TV experience

With InAir plugged in, your TV becomes an Augmented Television. You can turn any ordinary television into a new and wonderful medium, filled with rich and dynamic information from the Web. InAiR uses your TV screen and layers in additional content from the Web and social media.


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Wondering how it would combine with Ayotle technology...

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Brett Baughman, Life Coach/ Business Coach's curator insight, February 1, 2014 6:41 PM

Imagine watching the Super Bowl with this baby..!  We will be in a couple years, this company is going to blow up! 

 

Valery's curator insight, February 3, 2014 2:55 AM

Seems great but the question is : will the content production follow ?

Nitin Narang's comment, February 6, 2014 11:15 AM
Amazing... something really inspirational and way ahead of what's available in the market today..