Both consumer electronics companies and Hollywood studios made it clear that 4K will be a major focus for 2015, with a slew of Ultra-High-Def announcements before the Consumer Electronics Show opened its doors.
In a Jan. 5 evening press conference before the start of the 2015 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Sony Electronics unveiled wearable technology, fitness gear, camcorder, televisions and content — some of it incorporating 4K resolution.
Roku Jan. 5 announced plans to support 4K Ultra-HD streaming — the new high-definition format with four-times the resolution of 1080p. The streaming media device manufacturer will begin selling branded Haier televisions in the third quarter, in addition to distributing Roku TVs at Best Buy under the consumer electronics retailer’s proprietary Insignia brand.
The satellite TV operator Jan. 5 announced that it would be the first pay-TV provider to launch a 4K Ultra-HD set-top box. Named the “4K Joey,” the device is designed to integrate with Dish's Hopper DVR.