Entries Tagged as 'Product Reviews'

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 · 3 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 · 2 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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2014 Shootout for Best HD and UHD 4K TV

August 15th, 2014 · 1 Comment · 21:9 Curved UHDTV, 3D HDTV, 3D UHDTV, 4K Flat Panel, 4K LED LCD, Connected TVs, Curved Screen, News, OLED, Plasma

New York TV retailer Value Electronics will be conducting their 10th annual TV Shootout this Saturday August 16th and Sunday August 17th. All the contending models are optimized for best, most accurate performance prior to the event. The team is lead by veteran ISF TV calibrator Kevin Miller. Audience members will hear presentations from manufacturers […]

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J.D. Power: Samsung Leads HDTV Satisfaction Survey as Vizio Falls

July 10th, 2014 · 2 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 […]

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