Entries Tagged as 'Product Reviews'

Review: UHD Blu-ray `The Revenant’ Paints Harrowing Tale With Light

May 6th, 2016 · No Comments · 2160p, Amazon, Blu-ray Discs, Blu-ray Players, Blu-ray Titles, Disc Reviews, HDR, Product Reviews, Review, Surround Sound, UHDTV

The Ultra HD Blu-ray format is only a couple of months old, and already we have an impressive body of about 30 discs carrying 3840×2160 resolution images supported by strikingly realistic contrast, detail and color through the use of the new tool (for the home at least) of high dynamic range (HDR). The Revenant, which […]

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Review: New 1080p Roku TV Streaming Stick

April 25th, 2016 · 1 Comment · Amazon, Connected TVs, Full HD 1080p, HDMI, Headphones, Product Reviews, Streaming Services

Major TV manufacturers have been trying to solve the puzzle to building a successful and satisfying smart TV system for the better part of a decade now, but the truth is that Roku has been one-step ahead of most of them since before they started integrating complex operating systems and IP functionality into dumb displays. […]

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Review: Samsung’s UBD-K8500 Sets Bar High For Ultra HD Blu-ray

April 18th, 2016 · 2 Comments · 2160p, 3D HDTV, 4K LED LCD, Amazon, Blu-ray Discs, Blu-ray Players, Blu-ray Titles, Connected TVs, HDMI, HDR, Product Reviews, Review, Surround Sound, UHDTV

Samsung’s UBD-K8500 Ultra HD Blu-ray player (above) has a curved design but no readout. Since the introduction of the first DVD player, Samsung has sought to be first-to-market with all of the latest optical disc technologies to come along. The company’s track record includes the introduction of the first DVD player, the first Blu-ray player […]

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Review: Samsung’s 4K Ultra HD UN65KS9500 Brings HDR Home

March 31st, 2016 · 3 Comments · 2160p, 4K LED LCD, Connected TVs, Curved Screen, HDR, News, Product Reviews, Review, UHDTV

Last year, 4K Ultra HDTVs with high dynamic range (HDR) and a wide color gamut (WCG) were brand new, and we had no parameters with which to measure performance for the additional luminance and color we were supposed to be seeing. At the start of Year Two, the Ultra HD Alliance has given us a […]

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Set-Up Tips to Make Your HDTV or 4K Ultra High Definition TV Super Bowl-Ready

February 5th, 2016 · 1 Comment · 2160p, 4K Flat Panel, 4K LED LCD, Cable TV, Connected TVs, Digital Media Receivers, Full HD 1080p, HDMI, LCD Flat Panel, LED LCD Flat Panels, News, OLED, Plasma, Satellite TV, Satellite UHD 4K TV, Streaming Services, UHD (4K) Media Players, UHDTV

The Consumer Technology Association estimates that better than 20 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). At the same […]

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Review: Panasonic Goes For Value With Bright TC-55CX400 Entry 4K UHD LED TV

January 31st, 2016 · 1 Comment · 4K Flat Panel, 4K Front Projection, 4K LED LCD, Amazon, Connected TVs, HDMI, LCD Flat Panel, LED LCD Flat Panels, Product Reviews, Review, UHDTV, Uncategorized

Panasonic’s late-year introduction of the TC-55CX400U 4K UHD LED LCD TV came as a surprise on a number of levels, as the company moved from providing a high-performance product lineup of 4K UHD LED TVs most of the year to offering a couple of “value” lines intended to offer a basic feature set, with good […]

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TI Officially Unveils 4K Home Theater DLP Chip

January 6th, 2016 · 1 Comment · 2160p, 4K Front Projection, DLP, Front Projection, Microdisplay Rear Projection, News, UHDTV, Video Processors

Texas Instruments (TI) is using CES 2016 to reveal its 0.67-inch 4K UHD DLP chip for home theater, business and education projection displays. The new chip is said to be based on DLP Cinema technology and combines the fast switching speed of TI’s digital micro mirror device (DMD) with advanced image processing. It also provides […]

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Review: Samsung’s UN65JS9000 Is An HDR Dazzler

December 3rd, 2015 · No Comments · 2160p, 3D HDTV, 3D UHDTV, 4K Flat Panel, 4K LED LCD, Amazon, Connected TVs, Curved Screen, HDMI, HDR, LCD Flat Panel, LED LCD Flat Panels, Product Reviews, UHDTV

Samsung’s 65-inch UN65JS9000 4K Ultra HD LED TV is part of a step-down series to the company’s flagship JS95000 series of SUHD TVs. It’s part of a series that also includes 48- and 55-inch models, each of which provides a very good  overall viewing experience at much more affordable prices than they sold for a […]

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