Here are some must-have accessories every HDTV owner should consider. Big or small, 720p or 4K, these can improve your experience, save you some money in the long run, and even make your TV look even better. From proper HDMI cables to media streamers, soundbars to sound systems, setup discs and surge protectors, there’s something […]
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November 27th, 2014 · No Comments · 3D Blu-ray player, Audio, Blu-ray Discs, Blu-ray Players, DVD Players, DVR, Extended Warranties, HDMI, Reference Materials, Sound Bars, Sound Systems, Surround Sound Systems
September 18th, 2014 · 2 Comments · 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 […]
July 10th, 2014 · 17 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 […]
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 […]
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.
January 28th, 2014 · 12 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 […]
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 […]
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.