(1st of 4 parts)
Virtual events, trade mags, and web-search cannot replace personal meetings with friends and reps. Trade shows, product seminars, and distributor events, and our sales reps are primary sources of industry news and first-hand product information. I count on their hands-on experience to separate noise from meaningful information. This hands-on exchange of information is even more important this year.
New channels of distribution plus communication and television technologies are transforming our AV landscape. 5G cellular networks offer a flood of Internet-based services — video conferencing, Internet of things, augmented & virtual reality, plus easier-access wide-bandwidth wireless streaming.
NextGenTV, based on Internet protocol, provides free over-the-air UltraHD HDR broadcast plus another access-point to AV streaming.
UltraHD doubles HDTV resolution. UHD-8K doubles UltraHD resolution. More significantly, both pave the way for High Dynamic Range video. HDR offers the potential to more than double color-gamut.
And HDR’s potential shines on near infinite contrast ratio OLED and advancing IOLED television technology. Individually each is a game-changer. Collectively, they spearhead a new wave of AV magic and profitable opportunity.
However, the magic disappears in the wrong interconnect, missing HDMI 2.1 support, an absent HDR format, and insufficient specification. At worst, the picture is lost. At best, the video downgrades to standard-dynamic-range.
This 4 part blog aims to stand in until you resume hands-on conversation with your custom AV peers.