Sony Announces its 2014 Sound Bars and Sound Plate

March 31st, 2014 · Audio, HDMI, News, Sound Bars, Sound Systems, Surround Sound, Surround Sound Systems, Wireless Audio

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Sony announced today two new soundbars and a new sound plate (pictured above).  All feature updated electronics for 3D and 4K pass through, 3- HDMI 2.0 inputs and audio return channel (ARC) functionality.

Get all the specs and details after the break.

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Sony and Samsung Ultra HDTV Final 2013 Close-out Deals

March 27th, 2014 · 3D HDTV, 4K LED LCD, Connected TVs, News, UHDTV

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Update 3/30/14- These Deals are Now Live

According to industry sources, Sony and Samsung plan to launch their best deals ever on 2013 model year Ultra HDTVs. The dealer incentives will start this Sunday. The specials are on the Samsung F9000 series and select Sony XBR850A and XBR900A UHDTVs, all with 3840 x 2160 resolution (four times higher than HDTV).

The details appear after the break.

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Samsung Announces its 2014 HDTV and 4K Model Line with Surprises

March 20th, 2014 · 21:9 Curved UHDTV, 3D HDTV, 4K Flat Panel, 4K LED LCD, Blu-ray Players, Connected TVs, Curved Screen, News, Sound Bars, UHD (4K) Media Players, UHDTV

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Samsung rolled out its high-end 2014 HDTV and 4K TVs to the press today, adding a previously unannounced 4K model series. In addition, Samsung revealed the first 4K content it will offer within its new UHD media player. The details appear after the break.

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Three Must-Have 4K TV Features

March 19th, 2014 · 3D HDTV, 4K Flat Panel, 4K LED LCD, Blu-ray Players, Connected TVs, HDMI, LED LCD Flat Panels, News, UHDTV

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Update 3/22/14

Are you considering buying a 4K Ultra HD Television? Here’s a tip: There are 3 technologies that any UHDTV must incorporate to display forthcoming 4K content. If your new set lacks any of these, you’ll at best be able to view 4K at a lower resolution or frame rate. The worst case scenario? You won’t be able to view it at all. Learn the details after the break.

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2014 HDTVs Now Shipping + 4K Pre-orders and Final 2013 Closeout Deals

March 15th, 2014 · 3D HDTV, 4K LED LCD, Connected TVs, Curved Screen, LED LCD Flat Panels, OLED, UHDTV

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A number of 2014 HDTVs models are now in stock. In addition, dealers are now taking pre-orders for early April fulfillment on 4K models. The big news: many of the 2014s are priced at or near the closeout price of the most equivalent 2013 HDTVs and 4Ks! This makes it a no-brainer as far as which one to buy.

An example: the 2013 Samsung 55-inch 4K -UN55F9000 is $2997.99 from Amazon direct. The 2014 Samsung 55-inch 4K-UN55HU8550 is also priced at $2997.99. The only thing we see it lacks is the video camera for motion control (it is now an extra cost option $TBA). The 8550 adds (among other features) HEVC decoding for upcoming Netflix 4K, HDCP 2.2 and HDMI 2.0.

This week we feature 2014 HDTVs from Samsung, Sharp, Panasonic and Toshiba as well as new 4Ks from Samsung.

We also list 2013 remaining hot close-out deals from LG, Samsung and Sharp. The savings begin after the break.

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Samsung 2014 Plasma HDTV Line-up Revealed

March 14th, 2014 · 3D HDTV, News, Plasma

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Now that Panasonic has exited the plasma business, plasma-loving videophiles have pinned their hopes on Samsung. Will the company offer a full line of plasma HDTVs in 2014? HD Guru has sussed out the details.

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4K Content: A Status Report

March 12th, 2014 · 4K LED LCD, Blu-ray Discs, Streaming Services, UHDTV

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March is here, and that means college basketball (March Madness), the end of snow (not here in the Northeast, sadly) and, yes, St. Patrick’s Day for those who celebrate that. It also means the new 2014 UHDTVs and HDTVs are due to arrive soon. While this is great news for those seeking to spend their tax refund on a new set packed with the latest and greatest technology, a big question that dogged UHDTV buyers in 2013 still remains: Where’s the 4K content at?

To address that issue, we’ve gathered details on all available, soon-to-be-available and even one rumored source of 4K content. The list appears after the break.

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Q & A With Sharp on its Super HDTV Q+ Series Tech

March 10th, 2014 · 4K LED LCD, Connected TVs, LED LCD Flat Panels, News, UHDTV

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We asked Sharp Electronics a number of very specific questions regarding its new Q+ technology, which incorporates over 16 million sub-pixels compared with the 6.22 million found in traditional 1080p LCD sets.

On a related note, Sharp also just announced that it’s now shipping the less expensive SQ series sets which uses the same Q+ tech as the company’s UQ Series models.

SQ Series info plus a Q&A with Sharp on its new Q+ tech after the break.

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