Entries Tagged as 'Review'

Review: Cambridge Audio TV2 Stereo TV Base Is An Affordable Room Filler

June 5th, 2015 · 1 Comment · Audio, Product Reviews, Review, Sound Bars, Sound Systems

Getting big sound out of a small-to-mid-size TV can be a challenge. Typically small, down-firing speakers in a TV, perhaps used for bedroom or dormitory applications, can sound thin and tinny with dialog often hard to discern at low volumes. Enhancing that with an A/V receiver outfitted with a subwoofer and complement of front and […]

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New Panasonic Lumix Introduces `4K Hybrid Photography’

May 18th, 2015 · No Comments · 2160p, Digital Camera/Camcorder, News, UHDTV, Video Processors

Panasonic introduced Monday its new Lumix G7 4K Micro Four Thirds camera designed for “4K hybrid photography.” The company explained that the camera is a “4K hybrid” because it allows photographers to easily shoot 4K Ultra HD videos and then go back and grab 4K still frames with dynamic moments of frozen action. More on the […]

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Pentax Unveils K-3 II DSLR with 1080 60i/30p Video

April 22nd, 2015 · 1 Comment · Digital Camera/Camcorder, News

Ricoh’s Pentax brand introduced Wednesday the next version of its ruggedly designed K-3 DSLR that adds the ability to capture Full HD 1080 30p/60i video. The Pentax K-3II DSLR, which will be available in May at a $1,099.95 suggested retail price, features a 24.3 “effective megapixel” (24.71 native MP) APS-C sized CMOS image sensor. The camera further sharpens […]

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Review: Sony XBR-X950B Series 4K Ultra HD TV

April 21st, 2015 · 1 Comment · 4K Flat Panel, 4K LED LCD, Connected TVs, LCD Flat Panel, LED LCD Flat Panels, Product Reviews, Review, UHDTV

  The 65-inch Sony XBR-X950B series 4K Ultra HD TV ($5,998 unilateral pricing policy) delivers unmatched brightness, superb picture contrast, and admirably accurate color with a little fine-tuning. The X950B earns the company’s ‘flagship’ moniker on performance alone, and this TV sets the bar for image quality comparisons with the best displays of 2015. Read more about […]

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Adopting a Digital Media Adapter?

March 25th, 2015 · 1 Comment · Connected TVs, Digital Media Receivers, HDMI, News, Review, Second Screen, Streaming Services

Despite the growing penetration of all-in-one smart TVs, an increasingly popular method for receiving and watching so-called over-the-top (OTT) video content is coming from digital media adapters (DMAs). These DMAs, which are also known by a variety of other names, are typically small set-top boxes or thumb-drive-sized HDMI dongles that usually have a built-in Wi-Fi […]

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Sling TV Offers Simple, TV-Lite Solution

March 24th, 2015 · No Comments · Connected TVs, Digital Media Receivers, Review, Satellite TV, Sling Box, Streaming Services

Sling TV is a commendable first attempt by Dish Network at offering a real solution for Internet-delivered live pay-TV programming without the need to lock into a pricey, monolithic, cable, satellite or telco-TV subscription package. The slimmed-down selection covers a lot of popular live basic cable channels to supplement the viewing appetites of Web surfers […]

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JVC DM65USR 4K Ultra HD TV Review

February 17th, 2015 · 1 Comment · 2160p, 4K Flat Panel, 4K LED LCD, Review, UHDTV

  The 65-inch JVC DM65USR Diamond Series 4K Ultra HDTV  is a competitively-priced option with desirable features like contrast-enhancing full-array local dimming and a modern design. However, its numerous visual quirks will give videophiles second thoughts.

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Samsung PN64H5000 Review: The Last Plasma

November 17th, 2014 · 2 Comments · Plasma, Product Reviews, Review

Samsung 64H5000 – Screen image by Geoffrey Morrison This is the last plasma. The last new plasma you’ll ever read about. Last. The technology that ushered in the era of the flat panel TV. Became, in many minds, actually synonymous with “flat TV.” The last plasma I’ll ever review. Panasonic left the plasma business a […]

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