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Is this volatility a concern or a new normal? We tend to see a lot of spikes in BARC's viewership data, but those are signs of a dynamic measurement system, which has very high fidelity. If the fidelity is high, it means we are capturing what people are watching, which at times will lead to volatility. One needs to understand that any big event gets captured quite well and results in spikes, whether it is the Chennai floods, the unfortunate demise of Dr Kalam, an India-Pakistan match, or PM Modi's address. I think it is very natural, understandable and ogical. This does cause a bit of volatility in the data, but I think the two go hand-in-hand. But what about smaller channels or niche channels that witness major swings in their ratings in the BARC regime? In case of smaller or niche channels, the issue is adequate sample size. Unless we dial up the sample andor change sampling methodology, the chances of spikes will be high.
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It has a few problems of its own including poor noise isolation and a lack of fidelity but if youre looking for a no-fuss pair of earbuds that charge in 5 minutes and dont mind dropping some cash on them, the Beats X are for you. Read the full review: Beats X Life is full of trade-offs, and it's the same with the Bose QuietControl 30s. On the plus side you get a level of noise cancellation thats on a par with the brand's over-ear headphones, but the compromise here is on sound quality, which is simply not as good as that of other in-ear or over-ear headphones weve tried. Read the full review: Bose QuietControl 30 Theres lots to like about the AirPods including their sound quality, and how seamlessly they pair with your device. But despite some positives, we just can't give the AirPods the top spot on the list.
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It may be relatively weak compared to the PlayStation VR, Oculus Rift and HTC Vive virtual reality competition, but Samsung's mobile-powered Gear VR headset has trounced them all when it comes to sales. A new report suggests that Samsung is now preparing to match that massive popularity with a giant spec boost for the next-gen Samsung Gear VR . According to the Korea Herald , Samsung has been showing off a new Gear VR device with an integrated display behind closed doors. Current Gear VR headsets don't feature their own displays, but instead make use of a cavity within which you place a Samsung phone and view it through goggles built into the headset. Eye-popping ppi In addition, the headset is said to offer a marked improvement in terms of visual fidelity. While the device being clandestinely showed off has a 1200ppi pixel density, "a headset with 1500ppi is soon expected to be unveiled" according to the report.
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It may be relatively weak compared to the PlayStation VR, Oculus Rift and HTC Vive virtual reality competition, but Samsung's mobile-powered Gear VR headset has trounced them all when it comes to sales. A new report suggests that Samsung's now preparing to match that massive popularity with a giant spec boost for the next-gen Samsung Gear VR . According to the Korea Herald , Samsung's been showing off a new Gear VR device with an integrated display behind closed doors. Current Gear VR headsets don't feature their own displays, but instead make use of a cavity within which you place a Samsung phone and view it through goggles built into the headset. Eye-popping ppi In addition, the headset is said to offer a marked improvement in terms of visual fidelity. While the device being clandestinely showed off has a 1200ppi pixel density, "a headset with 1500ppi is soon expected to be unveiled" according to the report.
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EA's newest Mass Effect title should be a visual showpiece, but as you'll learn on this week's Close to the Metal, there's still a long way to go towards the sort of high graphical fidelity we're used to seeing. The post Close to the Metal Ep 35: We're not over the moon about Mass Effect: Andromeda appeared first on Digital Trends .
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But Apple Music seems to have a slight edge this might fade over time, but for now, on the iPad mini 4 it's definitely backed up by excellent sonic performance. The clarity is clear, crisp and comes with very little distortion. Even streamed tunes sound great in lower fidelity the iPad isn't the best thing for portable tunes, but if it's next to you on the desk while you're working, you'll plug your headphones into it rather than into your computer. Movies The iPad range is easily the best set of devices on the market for portable movie watching, and after admitting that, it's only a case of which size fits you best. You can argue that bigger screens are better for a movie marathon, but the compact nature and higher pixel density of the mini 4 make it something I love to whip out on the train for a quick movie session. It's not necessarily that it's the best tablet for movie-watching technically you could argue that there are equally capable tablets for the task out there, depending on personal preference.
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The PC has always been seen as the enthusiasts platform for gaming for two key reasons. Reason one, its invariably slightly more difficult to get playing than it is on consoles. But point two is more important: its nowhere near as static. We wait years for new mainstream gaming platforms, but the PC gets incrementally better all the time. Adding extras over time isnt exactly cost-effective, but an investment in PC gaming means youll get the finest graphical fidelity, the most control options, and your old games will only get better as your hardware does. But starting in the right place is vitally important. Begin your PC journey behind the curve and youll face an uphill battle from the start. On the other hand, pick up the cream of the crop, and youll get a good few years of performance before you even need to think about adding anything new.
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On the second march, I sought further clarification through another written question and was told on the 10th of March, the intention was to issue the consultation in due course. This is a matter of great import to a lot of people and we have already arguably entered overriding priority by them although it is often the case that people who have depended upon their words would prefer a greater fidelity to the commitment that has been made.
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Youll still get good looking games on the Switch, but if youre looking for the latest in high fidelity graphics we suggest that you turn your attention to the Xbox One S or the PS4 Pro. With the Xbox One S, its 4K output is achieved through a process called upscaling. This means the games it runs are rendered at 1080p and then stretched to fit a 4K screen. As upscaling stretches each one of the game's pixels across four of your television's pixels to fit the 4K resolution, the images offered by the Xbox One S are not true 4K and youll find theyre less crisp and detailed than native 4K. Though the PS4 Pro is capable of running games natively at 4K, like the Xbox One S its not always able to do so and will resort to the same upscaling method. Its worth noting, though, that its slightly more clever in how it does this.
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Performance As far as pure specs are concerned, the BDP7501 looks good. It supports the BT.2020 color space, a dynamic range up to 10,000 nits (despite the fact that the brightest TVs only hit about 2,000 nits), 10 or 12-bit depth and H.265 video files. And while that all sounds impressive, the final result is simply ho-hum. Scenes from Star Trek or Creed in UHD dont have a particular shimmer or sheen that youd find using another player. Yes, some scenes do really benefit from the expanded range we noticed especially space scenes that typically have a bright white next to a dark, inky black but most 4K video footage look more or less like a 1080p Blu-ray. Part of that is because when you use a 1080p Blu-ray, the player will still upscale for 4K when connected to a 4K panel. Youll lose some of the fidelity from HDR, but more or less the picture comes out the same: lackluster.
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With the Nintendo Switch release behind us, the next big console launch we have to look forward to is almost certainly Microsofts Project Scorpio . The console recently got its very own product page on the Microsoft Store detailing its 6 teraflops of graphical processing power and claiming that itll be the first and only console to enable true 4K gaming and high-fidelity virtual reality. Now, a recent report from Windows Central is giving an insight into how dedicated Microsoft is to making sure its console is a 4K monster. According to Windows Centrals sources Project Scorpio will feature HEVC and VP9 codecs for decoding 4K streams from services like Netflix and YouTube. 4K focus This is something the Xbox One S is already able to do, but more excitingly the sources say the console will also use its HEVC codec for encoding 2160p, 60 frames-per-second video for gameplay recording and streaming.
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Theres a grand space mystery conceit at play, but the most breathtaking aspect of the game was the way it delivered a zero-gravity environment. Playing the part of a human-sized robot, youd need to propel yourself around a space station by gripping surfaces and pulling away just as you see real world astronauts doing up on the ISS. The fidelity of motion and refresh rate of the visuals allowed this to happen without turning your stomach, and the way the Touch controllers mapped individual finger grips was fantastic. The sense that you were literally hanging onto the outside edge of a spaceship as an interstellar anomaly violently rocks the space around you is a memory that will not be quickly forgotten. From Ready at Dawn, the dev team behind PS4 exclusive The Order: 1886, the environments and digital actors involved are incredibly lifelike too (and unlike that earlier title, theres the promise of a lengthy single player and deep multiplayer component too).
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