For more information about organic LED (light-emiting diode) television read this Wikipedia entry

The BBC Blue Room team was back at IFA 2012 last week.

For those of you who haven't heard of the BBC Blue Room or indeed IFA, let me explain. The Blue Room is the BBCs consumer electronics lab, based in London W12, in a room unsurprisingly filled with a lot of the latest consumer electronics. So, if you were a developer working on the BBC Olympics App and you wanted to see it working on one of the latest connected TVs or programme maker wondering what ultra high definition looks like, then BBC Blue Room would be the place you would want to visit.

Which brings us to IFA, Europe's largest consumer electronics show that takes place annually in Berlin.

Having so many of the manufacturers located in one place is a great opportunity for information gathering and a way for us to keep our BBC colleagues up-to-date with the fast changing world of consumer electronics.

So, with this aim in mind Richard, Lindsey and myself (the team) walked the halls, listened to press conferences and soaked up the atmosphere.

At the end of three long days, we jotted down what we had learnt;

• Organic LED TVs drew the crowd

• Windows 8 was everywhere

• Expect more waving, shouting and eye control

• 3D is hanging on .... just!

• 21:9 has gone mainstream

• Cameras have got smart

• They want our homes connected

• Hybrid devices were in abundance

• The world is getting more pixels

• Things just got "see through"

From these initial thoughts, we created a PDF:

"10 Things We Have Learnt at IFA 2012"

Please download and of course share.

Alison Hunter is Senior Technology Demonstrator, BBC Technology

Follow the BBC Blue Room on Twitter at @BBCBlueRoom

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  • Comment number 5. Posted by Andy Quested

    on 1 Oct 2012 13:22

    Dear vauxfan, thanks for the post. I don't know when the next 3D transmission will be. We are discussing a couple of projects at the moment and I will post as soon as we know more details

    Andy

  • Comment number 4. Posted by vauxfan

    on 30 Sept 2012 08:59

    Sorry if this is in the wrong section but i can't find any thing on the bbc any where that tells me when the next 3d test program will be? i was going to get a freeview hd box for my daughters 3d tv but i am unsure whether its worth it as i can not find any information to say when the next 3d broadcast will be. any 1 help?

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  • Comment number 3. Posted by Nick Reynolds

    on 13 Sept 2012 14:38

    Hi Malcolm Parsons - thanks for your comment. Alison has kindly provided an updated PDF with the typos you highlight amended, which I have published. The image at the top of the post has also been corrected.

    Thanks

  • Comment number 2. Posted by Josh

    on 11 Sept 2012 14:11

    4K was bigger than OLED. Surely?

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  • Comment number 1. Posted by Malcolm Parsons

    on 11 Sept 2012 13:37

    "This years crowd puller was OLED TV"
    year's.

    "Put your hand up if you'r excited about 3D"
    you're.

    "It wasn't just TV's getting the 21:9 treatment"
    TVs.

    "The word is getting alot more pixels"
    world, a lot.

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