Entries Tagged as 'Reference Materials'

DVDO AVLab Ultra HD 4K Test Pattern Generator Review

September 18th, 2014 · 1 Comment · 2160p, HDMI, Reference Materials, Review, Test Equipment

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 […]

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J.D. Power: Samsung Leads HDTV Satisfaction Survey as Vizio Falls

July 10th, 2014 · 2 Comments · 3D HDTV, News, Plasma, Reference Materials

Yesterday,  market research firm J. D. Power published its annual High Definition Television Satisfaction Report surveying customers who recently purchased an HDTV. Samsung won the top spot for both HDTV categories- under 50-inch screens as well 50-inch and larger models. Vizio, which held the overall top spot in 2012 and 2013 (with a 1st place […]

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Coming Soon: Affordable Inkjet-Printed OLED UHDTVs

April 3rd, 2014 · 2 Comments · 3D UHDTV, Connected TVs, Curved Screen, News, OLED, OLED, Reference Materials, Second Screen, UHDTV

OLED provides the best performance of any display tech available today, with deep blacks, rich colors and a wide viewing angle that LED-lit LCD sets can’t touch. But the complex and inefficient techniques used to manufacture OLED TVs result in low yields, and that means high prices for sets that use the technology. The current […]

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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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Set-Up Tips to Make Your HDTV Super Bowl-Ready

January 28th, 2014 · No Comments · News, Reference Materials

The Consumer Electronics Association claims that 22 percent of all HDTVs are purchased for the specific purpose of watching the Super Bowl. But around 1 in 5 HDTV owners end up NOT watching the big game or other programs in high definition due to improper setup (source: The Nielsen Company). The following checklist will help […]

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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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Tech Gifts 2013

December 9th, 2013 · No Comments · 3D HDTV, Audio, Connected TVs, Digital Media Receivers, DVR, LCD Flat Panel, LED LCD Flat Panels, OLED, Reference Materials

As techie people ourselves, we’re unsure what kind of gifts people give that aren’t tech. Cookies? Cookies are good. Cookies should have been on this list. Cookies aren’t on this list. But edible treats aside, we’ve got some assorted tech gifts for the videophiles in your life. From $30 to $9,000, we’ve got you covered.

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2013 HDTV Buyers Guide

October 28th, 2013 · 2 Comments · 3D HDTV, 4K Flat Panel, 4K LED LCD, LCD Flat Panel, LED LCD Flat Panels, OLED, OLED, Plasma, Reference Materials

 click on the chart for a larger version  If you’re in the market for a new HDTV this year, I have some good news and some bad news. The good news is that 2013 has seen the release of some of the greatest TVs ever made. Price, size, performance, all can be had at levels […]

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