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Japan will offer 8K broadcast content before the end of 2018

8k Japan

Just when you were getting accustomed to 4K UHD and all the glory of the highest definition we’ve seen, they are rolling out the 8K format fast on its heels. The 8K format offers twice the megapixels and a far greater depth and array of colors than the 4K format. As you can see from these examples of HD progression (which is in Japanese, but the images explain all you need to know). They show the resolution progression from 2K (or more familiar as 1080p HD) to 4K then to 8K and the clarity, range of color, and the incredible resolution 8K provides comparatively.

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8k Japan 38k Japan 4The Japanese market are very heavy users of recordable Blu-ray media to record programming directly onto discs as opposed to storing in the cloud or on a DVR device. Because of their transition to 8K scheduled for December 1, 2018, the ability to record 8K content onto discs will quickly follow suit. That gives video content providers the ability to record, broadcast, and disseminate true 8K content with no compression with ease.

Of course, Vinpower will be one of the first to offer duplicators and media capable to copy the upcoming 8K format, just as we adopted Blu-ray when it first arrived, even before it was determined that Blu-ray would be the official HD optical disc format. Vinpower strives to remain ahead of the curve and in tune with all new technology as it relates to the digital duplication and content market.
For more details on any of the products that Vinpower carries, please visit our website at www.vinpowerdigital.com, or speak with an official Vinpower representative near you.

Vinpower Celebrates The Year Of The Dog In 2018

Chinese New Year 2018

February 16, 2018 is the start of the Chinese Lunar New Year, the Year of the Dog. Whether or not you celebrate the Chinese New Year, everyone at Vinpower wishes you much prosperity and good health throughout the New Year.

Please be aware that the Taiwan and China offices will be closed Thursday, February 15 through Tuesday, February 20, in observance of the Chinese New Year. If you have any requirements that require attention from one of these offices, please contact us prior to the offices shutting down for the holiday. Otherwise, any issues or if you need to reach a representative during the time the offices are closed, please contact a member of the US Vinpower office or EU sales office and we will be happy to assist you.

For more details on any of the products that Vinpower carries, please visit our website at www.vinpowerdigital.com, or speak with an official Vinpower representative near you.

Physical Media Isn’t Going Anywhere, Says Blu-ray Disc Association

media to stay

At first glance, you may be skeptical of the statement about the longevity of physical media from an entity that not only represents and promotes a form of physical media, but also exists to collect royalties for said media. But, if you look at the empirical evidence that they have collected, it’s hard to argue with the facts that indeed, physical media has numerous advantages over streaming media content delivery.

There are two key areas that prove physical media is a true long term solution:

1) Sales for hardware to play physical media has increased as of late
2) Increased capacity for the latest Ultra HD 4K / 8K content would push the boundaries of broadband speeds and limitations.

Both of these arguments take for granted that the video content consuming audience would prefer the higher resolution, greater depth of color, and superior audio sound that the current and evolving Ultra HD 4K / 8K content would provide. According to the statistic, this assumption holds true based on the current sales of Ultra HD Blu-ray players, which has increased by 133%. In addition, there has been an eight-fold increase in 2017 for Ultra HD software as well the doubling of available Ultra HD Blu-ray titles currently available. This proves there still exists a demand for physical media, not only in the fact that consumers are willing to buy new hardware to support this media, but also that they are willing to purchase new hardware despite the fact they already own hardware that played the previous version of the media. So the consumers are making the leap with the latest upgrades in the technology.

The second argument of bandwidth limitations is also a very strong indicator that even as streaming technology is moving at a breakneck pace, it’s not moving at the same pace for everyone. Most of the regions that offer the bandwidth that could handle the streaming content transfer rates needed for the extremely large capacity UHD format, the services offering the streaming content have to appeal to a greater audience that often doesn’t have the capacity. So that means that service often compresses the content to make it easier to transfer through smaller and slower broadband services. This results in the loss of video and audio quality compared to what one would get from viewing through physical media.

These are not the only reasons or evidence that physical media is here to stay for a long long time, but they are 2 very compelling reasons that prove the Blu-ray Disc Association isn’t just a shill working on behalf of content and hardware manufacturers, but a beacon of light on a dispirited industry looking for answers whether physical media will stay or go.

For more details on any products Vinpower offers, please visit, www.vinpowerdigital.com, or speak with a Vinpower representative in your area.

The origins of the “Laser Disc” showcased at CES in 1980

laser disc

The internet can be a wonderful treasure trove of long forgotten archival media that reminds us how far we’ve come in many aspects, especially as it relates to technology. I came across this link of what I assume to be an amateur tech enthusiast and his cohorts capturing the highlights of the CES tradeshow in January of 1980:

One of the great aspects of this video, is the introduction of the new audio/visual technology, the Laser Disc. These original discs were the precursor to the development of CD’s, DVD’s, and Blu-ray formats that would follow. It’s incredible to hear how the sale people and newscasters talk about the features and benefits of this upcoming revolution in the audio and visual medium. This is especially interesting considering the other methods of enjoying A/V content, such as the 8 Track, cassette tape, VCR, LP record have all become obsolete and with the exception of the resurgence of the LP record player, the other formats are no longer being manufactured in any measurable quantities. However, the “laser disc” is going on 40 years and it is still heavily used to play and record A/V content for both personal use and mass distribution. Maybe not in the volumes we saw at the height of its popularity, but certainly in volumes that show it’s not going to disappear anytime in the near future.

It’s great to take a stroll down memory lane, or in some cases if you were born after 1980, to have the opportunity to visit a past you never knew. To me, it highlights the incredibly fast pace of change and growth in the technology field, but at the same time, shows me how some technology continues to evolve with the times, such as the optical discs’ evolution from CD to Blu-ray.

For more details on any products Vinpower offers, please visit, www.vinpowerdigital.com, or speak with a Vinpower representative in your area.

Vinpower had another successful showing at the 2018 CES Trade Show

CES 2018 booth

Thank you to everyone that visited our booth at the 2018 CES trade show. Once again, Vinpower received great feedback from the show floor and took a number of meetings with valued customers and vendors alike. This year, we introduced a number of new products and offering, like the upcoming iXflash Apple iPhone/iPad flash drive, standard flash media, enhanced flash and HDD/SSD duplicators and more. In addition, we showcased our full line of publishing and duplication hardware among other elements of our product lines.

If you weren’t able to visit us at CES, we hope that you will be able to meet us at one of our upcoming trade shows, such as:
* NAB trade show in Las Vegas, NV, April 9 – 12,
* Computex in Taipei, Taiwan, June 5 – 9,
* or any number of other exhibits we will attend throughout the year.

For more details on any of the products exhibited at CES, or anything that Vinpower carries, please visit our website at www.vinpowerdigital.com, or speak with an official Vinpower representative near you.

CES is focused on Ultra Hi-Def with 4K monitors, recorders, players, projectors, and more!

4k at CES

Not only is Vinpower exhibiting at CES in Las Vegas this week, but we’re also taking this time to explore the massive exhibition to gauge where the industry is going and what the focus will be for 2018 and beyond. To no one’s surprise, 4K capable devices with HDR is prominently on display in the booths of virtually every major manufacturer exhibiting at CES. From UHD capable monitors/TV’s, recorders, players, projectors, and more, it’s clearly evident that 4K UHD Blu-ray is the progression to the next level of dynamic hi-resolution content viewing.

It is for that reason that Vinpower is also focused on developing and providing 4K UHD Blu-ray capable duplicators, media, and accessories to stay ahead of the curve.

For more details on any products Vinpower offers, please visit, www.vinpowerdigital.com, or speak with a Vinpower representative in your area.

Vinpower will introduce new lines of flash media at the 2018 CES trade show.

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Vinpower will showcase their latest advances in the digital media field during the CES trade show in Las Vegas, NV, the week of January 9th – 12th, 2018. In addition to new and improved products related to optical discs, Vinpower will also showcase prototypes and introduce new ventures in the flash media market.

If you’d like to be one of the first to learn more about these new offerings, you’ll have to visit with us at our booth, located in South Hall 1st floor #21354, during the CES tradeshow. We look forward to seeing everyone there to share these and many other new opportunities in the New Year!

For more details about Vinpower’s offerings, please visit our website www.vinpowerdigital.com, or contact a Vinpower representative near you.

The 4K UHD Blu-ray recordable format is anticipated to hit the market in 2020

4k UHD record

For those of you fed up with recorders that could only burn content in standard 1080P HD, a change is coming! According to the Blu-ray Disc Association, the 4K UHD Blu-ray recordable format will be available in just over 2 short years from now. The initial launch will take place in Japan, to coincide with the 2020 Summer Olympics that will take place in Tokyo. This means that you can record 4K content directly onto Blu-ray media to preserve the most brilliant picture and sound available today. So set your calendars and let the countdown begin for the next wave of large capacity optical discs are ready to hit the market and take the world by storm!

For more details about currently available Blu-ray recorders and media or any products that Vinpower offers, please visit, www.vinpowerdigital.com, or speak with a Vinpower representative in your region.

Vinpower would like to wish everyone a very Happy and Healthy Holiday!

happy holidays 2017
Regardless of which holiday(s) you celebrate, or possibly none at all, in the spirit of good will, Vinpower would like to wish everyone a very Happy Holidays and a Healthy and Prosperous New Year. Vinpower would like to thank everyone that helped contribute to the success of 2017 for us and those we work with. Without the support of our customers, vendors, and friends, we would never have achieved the good fortunes we’ve experienced this past year. Thank you for everything and here’s to an even greater 2018!

For more details about any products Vinpower Digital manufactures or distributes, please visit our website, www.vinpowerdigital.com, or contact a Vinpower representative in your area.

Don’t wait, contact Vinpower to schedule a meeting during CES 2018, January 9th – 12th

CES meeting

The start of a new calendar year symbolizes the rebirth, especially for the electronics Industry with the arrival of CES (Consumer Electronic Show), taking place in Las Vegas, NV from Tuesday, January 9 through Friday, January 12, 2018. Once again, Vinpower will be exhibiting at CES in the South Hall 1st level, space # 21354. We will be exhibiting some exciting new product lines that we have recently finalized. However, in order to be among the first to witness these incredible new products, you’ll have to visit us at CES and see them for yourself. Vinpower is very excited about these new offerings and think they will be very popular. Therefore, if you plan to attend the show, please contact us to make an appointment to visit our booth. If you cannot make it, stay tuned for future announcements from Vinpower!

If you are unable to join us at CES next month, in 2018, we will also exhibit at the NAB trade show in April and the Computex trade show in June, amongst others. We look forward to meeting with everyone.

For more details about any products Vinpower Digital manufactures or distributes, please visit our website, www.vinpowerdigital.com, or contact a Vinpower representative in your area.