35 confirmed cases of Tuberculosis at Frank Macias Elementary; Separate TB investigation underway at halfway house. Frank Macias Elementary cases: http://bit.ly/1UumCVB
Read about halfway house exposure: http://bit.ly/1HcpqzD

Tuberculosis (TB) exposure cases in El Paso

Tech Talk Tuesday: Sight for Sore Eyes

Updated: Tuesday, January 7 2014, 11:39 AM MST
Tech Talk Tuesday: Sight for Sore Eyes story image

By Lonnie Valencia

Televisions!  Oh Yes! My favorite topic! Whether it’s the history of them or the future, I can talk your ear off about this subject.  Today on Tech Talk I want to dive in on the new offering coming out of CES.  Ooo I can’t wait!



For those of you that are not familiar with CES it stands for the, Consumer Electronics Show.  This event is where all the major and not so major electronic manufactures gather to show off their very best.  Samsung, Panasonic, LG, and Sony are just some of the corporations that show up for the big event.  All week long techie news will be hitting headlines with claims of unimaginable coolness.  Already Samsung came out swinging with their new 105 inch curved Ultra-HD Television.  Of course it was on the heels of Director Michael Bay’s live meltdown that caught everyones attention, but nevertheless the television’s attributes had me floored.  

Here’s a link to the Los Angeles Times article/video of Michael Bay’s meltdown

Believe it or not that shiny HD television you have in your home right now is already put out to pasture.  Make way for 4K, Ultra HD, the Next Gen or, as I like to call it, clarity in a box.  These new televisions are 4 times clearer then your current HD-TV, giving us the expandability of having televisions much larger then what we have now.  


Let me share with you what blows my mind about these Ultra HD televisions.  May last year was when most of these early models hit the market.  Now fast forward to  less than a year later and these televisions are so popular that HD, smart, or 3D televisions are a whisper in the corner somewhere at CES.  Less than a year ago these television were going for $9,000 to $25,000 per unit.  Now, they’ve dropped so much in price that they are actually affordable.  It took several years for HD television to be adopted throughout the U.S. and it took a fraction of that time for them to disappear.  The way things are going those few people that have a death grip on their old standard TVs will probably skip the HD era altogether and go straight into 4K.  That’s unbelievable to me.  If this turnaround turns out to be true, then I deem it the fastest adoption of any platform before it.

That said, if you are looking to jump on the Ultra HD bandwagon then you are going to need content that works with your television.  Right now, Sony has the only platform that streams 4K video, so you might want to pick one of those up along side your TV.  Netflix is touting that their next season of “House of Cards” will be shot, edit, and streamed in 4k.   Recently, Netflix began partnerships with Sony, LG, Vizio and Samsung so they can become a major suppler of Ultra HD content.  Great, now you have two things going for you and I’m sure there is a lot more to come.  I have to say, I think it’s time for me to start saving my money, as I see a new 4K TV in my future.

 I love television!  Look at me.  I work at a television station.  Whether it’s the past or the future, it is an undeniable past time that we’ve enjoyed for decades, and I hope it just gets better and better.  Of corse there are also those times we would like to forget like when laser discs came out.  I hope 4K televisions are not like that!

Let us know if you plan on getting a one of these new Ultra HD televisions and as always we would love your feedback/suggestions for this or our next edition, so feel free to send your comments to our resident Tech Guy Lonnie Valencia.

Tech Talk Tuesday: Sight for Sore Eyes
comments powered by Disqus

More El Paso Entertainment


Hall of Famer 'Stone Cold' Steve Austin graces 'WWE 2K16' videogame cover

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — "Stone Cold" Steve Austin's bottom line has him at the top of the latest WWE videogame.

Last Grateful Dead show breaks Chicago stadium ticket record

CHICAGO (AP) — A performance that the Grateful Dead says was their last together has topped records for ticket sales at Chicago's Soldier Field set by the band earlier in the weekend.

Rock opera 'Deep Love' takes the long road to NYC

NEW YORK (AP) — There's not much to do in eastern Idaho in the winter. It's freezing, windy and depressing. Why not create a musical?

'Terminator,' 'Magic Mike' fizzle at July 4th box office

NEW YORK (AP) — July 4th went off like a dud at the box office. Anticipated new releases "Magic Mike XXL" and "Terminator Genisys" fizzled, leaving the popular holdovers "Jurassic World" and "Inside Out" to top the holiday weekend.

'Rectify' returns for Season 3 of a murder's aftermath

NEW YORK >> Abigail Spencer remembers being about to shoot a scene for last season's "Rectify." It was set in a hospital room as Daniel, played by series star Aden Young, came out of the coma from his brutal beat-down. At bedside was his devoted sister Amantha, played by Spencer.

Tiempo Calendar: "Pop Goes the Fort," Wet-N-Wild Fireworks

El Paso Chihuahuas: The Triple-A baseball team will take on the Fresno Grizzlies at 7:05 p.m. July 3 at Southwest University Park, Downtown. Promotion: Independence Day Celebration; fireworks after the game; players will be wearing patriotic uniforms. Tickets start at $8. 242-2000, epchihuahuas.com.

UTEP Dinner Theatre director thrilled to bring 'Pippin' to stage
To say Greg Taylor is excited about the University of Texas at El Paso Dinner Theatre's upcoming production of the musical "Pippin" would be an understatement.
Stay in tune: Plaza Theatre wins TripAdvisor's Certificate of Excellence
The travel website TripAdvisor has awarded the Plaza Theatre its Certificate of Excellence, officials with Destination El Paso announced in a news release.
Movie Capsules: 'Terminator Genisys,' 'Magic Mike XXL,' 'Faith of our Fathers'
Compiled from El Paso Times staff and wire reports. Listings are subject to change.
Coming up: "Pippin," Daughtry, Texas Showdown Festival
"Pippin": The UTEP Dinner Theatre will present the award-winning Broadway play July 10-26 at the theater on the second floor of the Union Building on the University of Texas at El Paso campus.
Nightspots: Things to do in El Paso
Bands, bars or their representatives may send in information; time and date of the gig; bar name and address; cover and/or ticket charge; a phone number and website for publication; a contact phone number; and a high-resolution jpeg-format band photo.
Dining out: Places to eat in El Paso
Price classifications for each area restaurant are approximate and based on a typical dinner for one. Menus may include some items outside this range.
AJ's Diner: A tasty slice of Americana tucked away in West El Paso
There is nothing regarded more classically American than the middle part of the 20th century. The 1950s and early-1960s witnessed the advent of the family car, rock 'n' roll and the teenager.
30th anniversary of 'Back to the Future' celebrated at Hollywood Bowl

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Thousands went back in time as one of the largest movie audiences ever in one place gathered to watch "Back to the Future" at the Hollywood Bowl in a celebration of the film's 30th anniversary.

TV Land pulls 'Dukes of Hazzard' reruns from its schedule

NEW YORK (AP) — TV Land has dumped "The Dukes of Hazzard."

Come back often for updates of TV listings and El Paso area and Las Cruces entertainment stories. KFOX14 covers entertainment, programming and other entertainment related subjects. KFOX14 is dedicated to providing the best, timely and up to date entertainment news for El Paso and Las Cruces.

KFOX14 El Paso - Live Cast Watch live broadcasts of KFOX14 News seven days a week!
KFOX14 El Paso - Live Cast Like KFOX Scoop on Facebook!
advertisement
advertisement