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Netflix: 4K Ultra HD Streaming Needs At Least 15Mbps

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Netflix previously set a goal to deliver 4K Ultra HD streaming sometime in 2014. On September 13th, Netflix CEO Reed Hastings revealed some hints about 4K streaming in an interview with Claus Bülow Christensen, the producer of the Copenhagen Future of TV Conference — specifically, the 15Mbps bandwidth requirement.

‘Grand Theft Auto V’ Earns $1 Billion in Three Days

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Grand Theft Auto V raked in a jaw dropping $800 Million just 24 hours after its release, according to Take Two Interactive (TTWO), the parent company of developer and publisher Rockstar Games. As if that weren’t enough, they crossed the $1 Billion mark in three short days, making it the biggest entertainment launch of all time. To put things in perspective, Activision’s Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 hit $500 million 24 hours after launch — which GTA V beat by a cool $300 Million. In fact, Black Ops 2 didn’t pass $1 Billion until fifteen days later.

Sharp’s 70-inch, THX Certified, AQUOS 4K Ultra HDTV is Now Available

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Sharp has announced the availability of its 70-inch AQUOS 4K Ultra HDTV in the United States at select retailers and for $7,499.99. The Sharp LC-70UD1U is the first 4K Ultra HDTV to pass 400 Hollywood expert tests established by the THX 4K Certified Display Program, making it the crème de la crème in Ultra High Definition. We had a chance to see this beauty in action at CES 2013, definitely the “Sharpest” Ultra HDTV we experienced — hands down.