Vizio 4K Ultra High Definition P652ui-B2 Review

October 24th, 2014 · 2160p, 4K LED LCD, Connected TVs, News, Review

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Vizio’s  P652ui-B2 4K UHD TVs has a feature and specification list that reads like the Holy Grail of LED LCD TVs: a 65-inch screen (3840 x 2160 resolution), local dimming (with 64 zones), “plasma-like deep blacks,” “240 Hz effective refresh rate,” H.265 (HEVC) decoding, built-in 4K Netflix 4K streaming, upconversion to Ultra HD resolution, and 5 HDMI inputs. All for an inexpensive price.

But those are just specs, so we put the P652ui-B2 through our usual tests and observations. Does the P652ui-B2 perform like a high-end 4K TV? The results are revealed after the break.

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4K UHD TV Makers Drastically Drop Prices To Juice October Sales

October 19th, 2014 · 2160p, 4K Curved Screeen, 4K Flat Panel, 4K LED LCD, Connected TVs, Curved Screen, OLED, OLED

This Weeks Hot Deals

This is a big week for 4K Ultra High Definition Television deals. The top TV manufacturers are experiencing poor October sales, so they’ve  just reduced their prices to get folks to buy now rather that waiting for next month’s Black Friday sales.

Yhis week you’ll  see prices down $200 to $400 on 4K UHDTVs from their previous lowest price. An example the Samsung UN65HU7250 Curved 65-Inch 4K Ultra HDTV  Last week it sold for $2997.99, now its  $2597.99-which is the lowest price of the year.

With the NFL season getting past the 1/3 mark and the Baseball World Series starting, why wait until December to enjoy a new 4K UHD TV when you can get the best deal ever this week?

We’ve added “Was” and “Now” pricing to note the new savings.

The list begins after the break.

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Sony FMP-X10 4K Ultra High Definition Media Player Review

October 14th, 2014 · 2160p, Connected TVs, News, Review, UHDTV

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The Sony FMPX10 4K Ultra HD Media Player looks to expand everyone’s Ultra HD 4K viewing options with a library of featured films, free content, and premium streaming options now that it’s compatible with most brands of 2014 4K Ultra High Definition Televisions.

Let’s see if this increasingly capable player is finally worth the price of admission.

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Netflix Quietly Raises its 4K Ultra High Definition Subscription Rates

October 9th, 2014 · 2160p, Connected TVs, Streaming Services

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Netflix, the leader in 4K Ultra High Definition streaming services, has raised their rates, while continuing to add more 4K content with the recent additions of The Blacklist and Smurfs 2.

We contacted Netflix today for the details.

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Sony XBR-65X900B Series 4K Ultra HDTV Review

October 6th, 2014 · 2160p, 3D HDTV, 4K Flat Panel, Connected TVs, LED LCD Flat Panels, UHDTV

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The Sony XBR65X900B  Series 4K Ultra HD TV delights the senses with exquisite aesthetics, superior picture quality, and a built-in gaming experience that doesn’t suck. Even the audio quality, so often an afterthought with modern LCD televisions, shows Sony expresses its engineering creativity by crafting a television that delivers reference quality imagery plus audio reproduction that rivals a premium soundbar.

Our full review, up next.

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DVDO AVLab Ultra HD 4K Test Pattern Generator Review

September 18th, 2014 · 2160p, HDMI, Reference Materials, Review, Test Equipment

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Video calibration and testing is tedious, exacting work. The end result, however, is our ability to objectively convey relevant information to you, plus make our favorite projectors and TVs look and perform at their absolute best. The need to examine dozens (if not hundreds) of video test patterns to properly evaluate display performance is the primary time-sink in the whole process.

Enthusiasts with a little know-how, a Blu-ray player, and a decent test disc can perform their own basic display evaluation and setup. Manually navigating a disc is tedious though, and there are limited test patterns available. If you wish to increase the speed and accuracy of the job at hand, a dedicated test pattern generator (TPG) will change your life.

Enter DVDO’s excellent, and Ultra HD 4K, AVLab TPG. Read our full review after the break.

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LG 55EC9300 OLED HDTV Review

September 16th, 2014 · 3D HDTV, Connected TVs, Curved Screen, OLED, Product Reviews, Review

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Contrast is king when it comes to the most eye-catching TV visuals.

The soon to be extinct plasma TV was prized for its ability to produce a deep black, and a new technology called an organic light emitting diode (OLED) is poised to take the flat panel crown with superb picture performance in thin, efficient designs.

The latest, the 55EC9300, is the cheapest per-inch to date. Here’s our review.

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LG 4K OLED Price Increase plus New UHD 4K LED LCD Models

September 13th, 2014 · 21:9 Curved UHDTV, 3D UHDTV, 4K Curved Screeen, 4K LED LCD, Connected TVs, Curved Screen, News, OLED, OLED, UHD 4K OLED

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LG officially announced the pricing of its first UHD 4K OLEDs. The 65-inch 65EC9700 which was scheduled to be (UPP) priced $6999 has been re-priced at $9999 (see screen shots after the break). It’s also been delayed to mid October shipping. The 77-inch 77EG9700 4K OLED is priced $25,000. In addition, LG  expands its UHD 4K LED LCD line with screen sizes of 40- to 105-inches priced from $999 to $99,999. Read all the details and analysis after the break.

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