Entries Tagged as 'Audio'

Ready For That HDR-Ready Home Theater? Hold On

April 23rd, 2015 · No Comments · 4K Flat Panel, Blu-ray Titles, Connected TVs, HDMI, HDR, LCD Flat Panel, LED LCD Flat Panels, News, Sound Systems, Surround Sound Systems, UHD (4K) Media Players, UHDTV, Video Processors

From the hurry- up and-wait department: a recent HDMI 2.0a spec. extension, which supports metadata for high- dynamic range (HDR)-encoded 4K Ultra HD video passed over HDMI connectors may not be as seamlessly updatable as generally expected for some home theater components. Jeff Park, senior technical specifications manager for the HDMI LLC, told HD Guru […]

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Sony Prices Sound Bars, A/V Receivers

April 20th, 2015 · No Comments · Audio, News, Sound Bars, Sound Systems, Surround Sound, Surround Sound Systems, Wireless Audio

On the heels of the sendoff of its spring TV line, Sony took the wraps off its latest sound bar and A/V receiver assortment to help complete the home theater experience. The company announced retail availability and pricing on four new Sound Bars – the HT-ST9 (pictured above), HT-NT3, HT-CT780, and HT-CT380, as well as […]

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Review: Vizio SB4051-C0 40″ 5.1 Sound Bar System

April 15th, 2015 · No Comments · Audio, Product Reviews, Sound Bars, Sound Systems, Surround Sound, Surround Sound Systems

The humble AV receiver (AVR) remains the prime choice for audiophiles that desire a surround sound experience. However, the web of wires and added complexity of AVR ownership isn’t for everyone and that’s where the new Vizio 40″ 5.1 Sound Bar System (SB4051-C0) saves the day. The SB4051 offers easy setup, convenient connection options, and […]

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Vizio Launches M-Series 4K UHD TVs, Demos Dolby Vision

April 14th, 2015 · 1 Comment · 2160p, 4K Flat Panel, 4K LED LCD, Audio, Connected TVs, Full Array LED Backlit with Local Dimming, HDR, LCD Flat Panel, LED LCD Flat Panels, News, Sound Bars, Sound Systems, Surround Sound Systems, UHDTV

Vizio first showed prototypes of its Reference Series Ultra HDTV line more than a year ago, but it still wasn’t ready to reveal release plans for the high-end enhanced 4K UHD sets at its New York City press conference Monday evening. Instead, the company worked with Dolby to play up the high dynamic range (HDR) characteristics of the […]

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Samsung Kicks Off SUHD Product Lineup

April 3rd, 2015 · No Comments · 2160p, 3D UHDTV, 4K Flat Panel, 4K LED LCD, Connected TVs, Curved Screen, Sound Bars, UHDTV

Samsung formally kicked off its spring 2015 audio/video product launch at Rockefeller Center’s Rainbow Room Thursday by unveiling its flagship JS9500 SUHD curved LED LCD TV line, featuring an expanded color gamut, wide dynamic range support and new Tizen-based SmartHub operating system. The occasion also provided the opportunity to officially release pricing and ship dates […]

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HD Guru 2015 CES Top Picks Awards

February 18th, 2015 · 1 Comment · 2160p, 21:9 3D LED LCD Flat Panels, 21:9 Curved UHDTV, 3D Blu-ray player, 3D UHDTV, 4K Curved Screeen, 4K Flat Panel, 4K LED LCD, Blu-ray Players, Connected TVs, Curved Screen, Digital Media Receivers, HDR, News, OLED, Sound Bars, Surround Sound Systems, UHD (4K) Media Players, UHD 4K OLED, UHDTV

Time for our awards! With the 2015 CES concluded, we saw a number of new devices and improvements. The UHD TV category bar has been raised with wider color, high dynamic range, and improved black levels. The audio category had outstanding new entries in the surround sound, soundbar, and floor standing models. The new Ultra […]

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CES 2015 Recap: Thoughts on High-End Portable Audio

February 11th, 2015 · 1 Comment · Audio, Headphones

One of the other trends to come out of CES this year was the further expansion of high-end portable audio. I’m not just talking about headphones (which seem to have peaked a bit), but various accessories like headphone amps and… high resolution audio players: Sony’s $1,200 Walkman, and Neil Young’s Pono. These last two have lit […]

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Improve Your TV’s Sound with One of These Awesome Soundbars

December 5th, 2014 · No Comments · Audio, Sound Bars, Sound Systems, Surround Sound

The sound that comes out of most TVs is terrible. Really terrible. Ever had to rewind to hear what a character said? That’s probably not you, that’s probably your TV’s horrible speakers. Don’t settle for bad audio.  Soundbars aren’t that expensive, and the ones listed here can improve the sound of your TV dramatically

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