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Thursday, 04 October 2012 ,  Written by Dick Ward
Dolby Atmos In 12 US Theaters for 'Taken 2'
Dolby Atmos is one of those innovations that you really have to hear to appreciate.  It takes care of nagging theatrical audio problems like dead spots, but it does much more than that.  With Atmos, sound engineers can direct audio to specific locations and give a better immersion and feeling of movement.  The technology was first shown to the public for 'Brave,' and it's coming again for 'Taken 2.'  A total of 15 theaters will be using Atmos, with one in Canada and two in China also embracing Dolby's new creation. Hit the jump to see a list of theatres showing 'Taken2' in Dolby Atmos:
Thursday, 09 August 2012 ,  Written by Dick Ward
The 48fps 'Hobbit' is Getting a Limited Release
Initial reactions to the 48 frames per second version of Peter Jackson's 'The Hobbit' were less than pleasant.  Those who saw it said that the difference between effects and real actors and sets was glaring, which is a huge problem for a movie as digitally enhanced as this one.  The latest impressions though, from folks who have seen it with more post work done, is generally positive.  Sadly though, you might not get to find out one way or the other.
Monday, 23 July 2012 ,  Written by Dick Ward
LG's 84-Inch Ultra High-Definition TV Hits Korean Markets Next Month
Korean home theater fanatics get one hell of a set next month, courtesy of LG.  For around the equivalent of $22,000, they'll be able to get equipped with an 84" LCD with a resolution of 3,840 x 2,160.  Assuming you've got a 4K source, that's one impressive set.
Thursday, 12 July 2012 ,  Written by Dick Ward
Netflix Users View Over One Billion Hours of Content in June
That's a new record for the company – one that CEO Reed Hastings hopes to eclipse very soon. Netflix streaming is more popular than ever, bringing in more users and greater viewership as time goes on.  In June they set an absolutely enormous record, with a total of over a billion hours of viewed content.
Monday, 25 June 2012 ,  Written by Dick Ward
Sony and Panasonic Team for OLED Mass Production in 2013
Sony was the first to jump into the OLED market, but they've since fallen behind. Panasonic, on the other hand, never really ventured into working on the new tech.  Korean manufacturers LG and Samsung are far in the lead with this tech, which has prompted Sony and Panasonic to work together to get caught up.
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