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June 24, 2014
8:30am-12:30 pm
Metropolitan Pavilion/Altman Building | 125 W 18th St. NY, NY

**You must register for CE Week in order to register for Your Next TV**

From the Lens to the Living Room: How UHD/4K and Other TV Innovations Are Changing the Home Viewing Experience

This official CE Week Conference (formerly the UltraHD Conference) takes a wide view of the upcoming changes in the television landscape, bringing together experts and analysts from across the CE and home entertainment industries to examine the status of various advanced technologies rolling out to consumers.

Conference Chairs:

Geoff Tully       Scott Wilkinson

Geoff TullyTechnology Consultant, Geoffrey Tully, Inc., member of SMPTE, HPA and MESA
Scott Wilkinson, Editor, AVS Forum; Host, Home Theater Geeks on TWiT.tv, TWiT/AVS Forum


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Time Session
8:00-8:30 am Registration / Welcome

8:30-9:00 am The Next TV - By The Numbers: What are the trends and forecasts?

Session Sponsor Sharp

Since last year, the market for Ultra HD has gone from speculation to reality—sort of. There are plenty of displays available at retail, and many more (and varied) models scheduled for release this year. But questions that we raised a year ago remain: How fast will the market for UHD grow? What prices and trends are emerging for devices? Will adoption be driven by price erosion, or will Ultra HD offer enough value to support higher margins for suppliers? This panel of seasoned analysts will explore these and other essential strategic questions as they share their forecasts.

Moderator: Geoffrey Tully, Conference Chair, Technology Consultant, Geoffrey Tully, Inc., member of SMPTE, HPA and MESA


Shawn DuBravac, Chief Economist and Director of Research, CEA

Jack Wetherill, Senior Market Analyst, Futuresource

Paul Gagnon, Director of Global TV Research, NPD DisplaySearch

9:00-9:45 am What You Can See: The latest TVs have features and functions to expand and enhance your viewing experience

The consumer experience of Ultra HD begins and ends with the displays. At each of the last two CES shows, there were models from a growing variety of manufacturers and at an expanding range of prices. This select panel of manufacturer representatives will discuss the features that set their respective products apart from their competitors and from “ordinary” HDTVs, their expectations for content, and the trends they see driving their respective roadmaps for market growth and penetration.

Moderator: Scott Wilkinson, Co-Conference Chair; Editor, AVS Forum; Host, Home Theater Geeks on TWiT.tv, TWiT/AVS Forum


Jim Sanduski, Senior VP, Strategic Product Marketing, Sharp Electronics Marketing Company of America

Brian Siegel, General Manager/VP, Sony Electronics

Dan Schinasi, Senior Manager, TV Product Planning, Samsung Electronics America

Ben Verbraak, Senior Manager, R&D/Head of Display & Picture Team, Bang & Olufsen, @BangOlufsen

Tim Alessi, Director, Product Development, LG Electronics

Scott Ramirez, Vice President, Product Marketing and Development, Toshiba

9:45-10:30 am The Brains: Smart TV functionality brings new content to HD and UHD TVs alike

Session Sponsor LG Electronics

Online content is fast becoming a primary source of TV entertainment, and some manufacturers are scrambling to keep up with a growing number of so-called Smart TV apps. Others are taking charge of this technology to enhance their product offerings and enable delivery of new entertainment experiences. In this panel, we will learn about the state of Smart TV from the companies that are bringing this capability to consumers.

Moderator: Pete Lude, CTO, Mission Rock Digital


Vishnu Rao, Director, Product Technology Development, Sharp

Barbara Kraus, Director of Research, Parks Associates, @parksassociates.com

Matthew Durgin, Director, Smart TV Content, LG Electronics

Paul Sweeting, Connected Consumer Curator, GigaOM Research

10:30-10:45 am Networking Break

10:45-11:30 am More Than Just Pixels: Extended dynamic range, higher frame rate, expanded color gamut – what they really mean to the viewing experience

Session Sponsor Samsung

The first specification that defines Ultra HD is “more resolution” (more pixels). But, there are additional features that many feel are more significant in driving adoption of this technology. Industry experts will describe a number of these capabilities and the developments that are underway to bring them into the living room.

Moderator: Geoffrey Tully, Conference Chair, Technology Consultant, Geoffrey Tully, Inc., member of SMPTE, HPA and MESA


Joe Kane, CEO, Joe Kane Productions

Pete Lude, CTO, Mission Rock Digital

Mark Schubin, SMPTE Fellow; Chief Information Server at SchubinCafe.com

Brian Markwalter, SVP Research and Standards, Consumer Electronics Association

11:30-12:00 pm Selling the Sizzle: The New TV Experience at Retail

Session Sponsor Sony

We can talk about Ultra HD and Smart TV all day long, but consumers won't understand how much better it can look until they see it for themselves, and the only place to do that is in a retail showroom. Two veteran AV retailers discuss the challenges of demonstrating the latest UHD & Smart TVs and remaining relevant in the era of online shopping.


Robert Zohn, Founder, Value Electronics

Tom Campbell, Corporate Director, Video & Audio Center, Consumer Visionary and Entrepreneur, Global Technologist

12:00-12:30 pm What This All Means: How to buy your next TV

Session Sponsor Toshiba

This wrap-up session will look at the choices consumers are facing as they consider new televisions, from the perspective of some of the respected providers of consumer-facing technology descriptions and product reviews and ratings. What are they trying to tell you, and what can you learn from them as you head out into the stores to get your next TV?

Moderator: Scott Wilkinson, Co-Conference Chair, Editor, AVS Forum; Host, Home Theater Geeks on TWiT.tv


James K. Willcox, Senior Editor/Electronics, Consumer Reports

David Katzmaier, Senior Editor/Head TV Reviewer, CNET