Entries Tagged as 'Blu-ray Discs'

4K Content: A Status Report

March 12th, 2014 · 6 Comments · 4K LED LCD, Blu-ray Discs, Streaming Services, UHDTV

March is here, and that means college basketball (March Madness), the end of snow (not here in the Northeast, sadly) and, yes, St. Patrick’s Day for those who celebrate that. It also means the new 2014 UHDTVs and HDTVs are due to arrive soon. While this is great news for those seeking to spend their […]

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HDTV/UHDTV: Are You Getting the Complete Picture?

February 4th, 2014 · 2 Comments · 4K Flat Panel, 4K LED LCD, Blu-ray Discs, Connected TVs, LED LCD Flat Panels, News, OLED, Reference Materials, UHDTV

Late 2012 saw the introduction of 4K UHD TVs, and at the 2014 CES in January, a slew of new 4K models were announced with dramatically lower price points compared with last year’s very expensive first-generation sets. These also have smaller screen sizes designed to appeal to a wider audience beyond well-heeled videophiles.

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HDTV and Ultra HDTV Predictions for 2014

January 2nd, 2014 · 2 Comments · 3D HDTV, 4K Flat Panel, 4K LED LCD, Blu-ray Discs, Curved Screen, HDMI, LCD Flat Panel, LED LCD Flat Panels, OLED, Sound Bars, UHDTV, Uncategorized

With 2013 now over and done, it’s time to look forward. We’ve collected information from our TV industry contacts, and are ready to make predictions for 2014. But let’s first look back at how we did with our 2013 predictions.

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Guide To Setting Up Your New HDTV

December 24th, 2013 · 1 Comment · 3D HDTV, 4K LED LCD, Blu-ray Discs, LED LCD Flat Panels, OLED, Plasma, Reference Materials

  The brightness and contrast setup patterns from Disney’s WOW Blu-ray   If you haven’t adjusted the settings on your new HDTV, you’re not getting the best picture quality. By eye or with a Blu-ray setup disc, having an understanding of what each picture control does is crucial to getting the best picture. With a […]

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HDTV Accessories You’ll Need and Products You Should Consider

November 29th, 2013 · 1 Comment · Audio, Blu-ray Discs, News, Sound Bars, Sound Systems, Streaming Services, Surround Sound Systems

There are a some accessories every HDTV owner needs to purchase. You should also seriously consider sound upgrades, no matter what type of HDTV you own. For example, every HDTV needs an HDMI cable to connect high definition source to the display. There are devices to electrically protect it, kits to properly clean the TV […]

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Smart TV: Second Screen Explained

October 30th, 2013 · No Comments · Blu-ray Discs, Blu-ray Titles, Cable TV, Connected TVs, Digital Media Receivers, Second Screen, Streaming Services

  The rollout of Smart TV has been accompanied by loads of buzzwords. Of these, Second Screen just might be the buzz-iest. But what is Second Screen, and what, if anything, makes it buzz-worthy? Second Screen defines a multimedia experience that happens in parallel with a main program being watched on TV (the First Screen). […]

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DarbeeVision HDTV Darblet DVP 5000 Review

September 5th, 2013 · 10 Comments · 3D HDTV, Blu-ray Discs, Cable TV, Product Reviews, Video Processors

What the heck is this thing? Don’t call it a video switcher, scaler or even an enhancer, because it doesn’t fit into any one of those categories. A magic video box? That’s more like it. Although DarbeeVision doesn’t quite say what its Darbee Visual Presence DVP 5000 ($349) is, the company is more forthcoming with […]

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Blu-ray vs. HDTV Streaming Services: A Quality Comparison Review

September 2nd, 2013 · 7 Comments · Blu-ray Discs, Blu-ray Titles, Digital Media Receivers, News, Product Reviews, Streaming Services

  If you to learn which Blu-ray players have the best picture, read our  Best Blu-ray player article   Video streaming is overtaking physical media. Here are the numbers to prove it: In 2012, an estimated 3.4 billion movies were streamed by households in the U.S., while only 2.4 billion Blu-rays and DVDs were watched […]

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