Entries Tagged as 'Review'

Adopting a Digital Media Adapter?

March 25th, 2015 · 2 Comments · 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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Vizio 4K Ultra High Definition P652ui-B2 Review

October 24th, 2014 · No Comments · 2160p, 4K LED LCD, Connected TVs, News, Review

Vizio’s  P652ui-B2 4K UHD TVs has a feature and specification list that reads like the Holy Grail of LED LCD TVs: a 65-inch screen (3840 x 2160 resolution), local dimming (with 64 zones), “plasma-like deep blacks,” “240 Hz effective refresh rate,” H.265 (HEVC) decoding, built-in 4K Netflix 4K streaming, upconversion to Ultra HD resolution, and […]

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Sony FMP-X10 4K Ultra High Definition Media Player Review

October 14th, 2014 · No Comments · 2160p, Connected TVs, News, Review, UHDTV

  The Sony FMPX10 4K Ultra HD Media Player looks to expand everyone’s Ultra HD 4K viewing options with a library of featured films, free content, and premium streaming options now that it’s compatible with most brands of 2014 4K Ultra High Definition Televisions. Let’s see if this increasingly capable player is finally worth the […]

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Sony XBR-65X900B Series 4K Ultra HDTV Review

October 6th, 2014 · No Comments · 2160p, 3D HDTV, 4K Flat Panel, Connected TVs, LED LCD Flat Panels, Review, UHDTV

The Sony XBR65X900B  Series 4K Ultra HD TV delights the senses with exquisite aesthetics, superior picture quality, and a built-in gaming experience that doesn’t suck. Even the audio quality, so often an afterthought with modern LCD televisions, shows Sony expresses its engineering creativity by crafting a television that delivers reference quality imagery plus audio reproduction […]

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DVDO AVLab Ultra HD 4K Test Pattern Generator Review

September 18th, 2014 · No 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 […]

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