Entries Tagged as 'Product Reviews'

Review: Samsung UN65JS8500 4K Ultra HD LED TV

August 24th, 2015 · 2 Comments · 2160p, 4K Flat Panel, 4K LED LCD, Connected TVs, HDR, LCD Flat Panel, LED LCD Flat Panels, Product Reviews, Review, UHDTV

Samsung’s best TVs for 2015 are branded under the SUHD moniker: UHD for ultra high-definition, and the ‘S’ signifies a flagship product like the company’s popular Galaxy S smart phones. For the last few years, Samsung’s best LCD televisions have featured curved screen designs and this year is no different. The Samsung JS9500 features a […]

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Nothing Refreshing About Refresh Rates This Year

July 21st, 2015 · No Comments · 4K Flat Panel, 4K LED LCD, LCD Flat Panel, LED LCD Flat Panels, News, OLED, Plasma, UHD 4K OLED, UHDTV

Back in 2012, the HD Guru warned readers that most TV manufacturers had started substituting industry standardized specifications for LED LCD TV motion smoothing technologies with proprietary terminology and corresponding numbers that at first glance appeared to be high native refresh rates but actually weren’t. Here we are in 2015 and the practice, for the […]

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Manufacturers Debate OLED, 4K Ultra HD, HDR

June 29th, 2015 · 9 Comments · 2160p, 4K Curved Screeen, 4K Flat Panel, 4K LED LCD, Blu-ray Players, Connected TVs, Curved Screen, HDR, LED LCD Flat Panels, News, OLED, OLED, Plasma, UHD 4K OLED, UHDTV

If an OLED TV has superior black level on a bright retail showroom floor, will anybody see it? That was the question debated by company spokesmen from Samsung, Sony and LG during a Next TV panel at last week’s CE Week in New York City. In a discussion on LG’s decision to carry OLED to […]

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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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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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Review: Vizio SB4051-C0 40″ 5.1 Sound Bar System

April 15th, 2015 · 7 Comments · Audio, Product Reviews, Sound Bars, Sound Systems, Surround Sound, Surround Sound Systems

The humble AV receiver (AVR) remains the prime choice for audiophiles that desire a surround sound experience. However, the web of wires and added complexity of AVR ownership isn’t for everyone and that’s where the new Vizio 40″ 5.1 Sound Bar System (SB4051-C0) saves the day. The SB4051 offers easy setup, convenient connection options, and […]

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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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LG 55EC9300 OLED HDTV Review

September 16th, 2014 · 4 Comments · 3D HDTV, Connected TVs, Curved Screen, OLED, Product Reviews, Review

Contrast is king when it comes to the most eye-catching TV visuals. The soon to be extinct plasma TV was prized for its ability to produce a deep black, and a new technology called an organic light emitting diode (OLED) is poised to take the flat panel crown with superb picture performance in thin, efficient […]

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