New Lower Priced UHD 4K TVs

June 13th, 2014 · 4K Flat Panel, 4K LED LCD, Connected TVs, News, UHDTV

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There’s been a lot of buzz in the last two weeks regarding lower priced mid-line and entry level Ultra High Definition 4K TVs. In addition to the new models to be introduced soon by Samsung, we are getting news from Chinese market vendors about new panels and models to compete against the name brand products.

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Samsung UN65HU9000 UHD 4K TV Review

June 9th, 2014 · 3D HDTV, 3D UHDTV, 4K Curved Screeen, 4K LED LCD, Connected TVs, Curved Screen, LED LCD Flat Panels, News

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Samsung’s UN65HU9000, our first 2014 television review, represents a significant improvement over the UHD 4K TVs we looked at last year. In addition to 3840 x 2160 resolution the HU9000 boasts improvements in signal processing, Smart TV functionality, user interface, and remote control.

Most of all, we’re extremely impressed at the level of performance.

Check out our findings after the break

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LG BP540 Blu-ray Player Review

May 29th, 2014 · 3D Blu-ray player, Blu-ray Players, News, Streaming Services

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If I were a betting man, I’d predict that the $100 BP540 will be the most popular Blu-ray player LG releases this year. It isn’t their top of the line, but it has the features most people are after. With Wi-Fi, 3D and a bevy of apps it will fit the needs of almost everyone. LG sets the BP540 apart from its competition with some unique features like “Private Sound Mode.”

But does LG have the playback performance to go along with their rich selection of features?

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Leaked: New Samsung UHD 4K TV Models Priced From $999

May 24th, 2014 · 4K Flat Panel, 4K LED LCD, Connected TVs, LED LCD Flat Panels, News

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New lower priced UHD TVs are coming. According to industry sources Samsung will be shipping two new series of Ultra High Definition 4K TVs (3840 x 2160 resolution) in late June. There will be a total of five models with an entry level 40-inch retailing at just $999!

Get the model numbers, features and prices after the break.

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Watching Netflix in Ultra HD 4K….Maybe

May 22nd, 2014 · 4K Curved Screeen, 4K LED LCD, Connected TVs, News, UHD (4K) Media Players, UHDTV

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Since a 4K TV or media player must have HEVC/H.265 decoding to view Netflix’s exclusive hit series House of Cards at 3840 x 2160 resolution, we’ve been anxiously awaiting our first 4K sample with this ability . We’ve finally been able to watch the show’s 4K episodes using a Samsung UN65HU9000 . However, it appears Netflix’s delivery system is buggy, making 4K viewing of the series a hit and miss proposition.

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Sony Reportedly Stopping OLED Development; Other TV Makers Increase Investments

May 16th, 2014 · 4K Flat Panel, 4K LED LCD, Connected TVs, Curved Screen, OLED, UHDTV

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Nikkei News reported this week that Sony has decided to stop its development of large screen OLED (Organic Light Emitting Diode) TVs, and will devote its resources to Ultra HDTV (4K) LCD instead.

This comes at time when other companies are making big investments in large-screen OLED panels.

All the news after the jump.

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Sony Latest UHD Media Player Price Revealed

May 15th, 2014 · UHD (4K) Media Players

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Sony revealed pricing and availability of its 2nd generation Ultra HD (4K) media player the FMP-X10 on Wednesday.

Like its predessor the FMP-X1 this Sony media player will download and play UHD content via its HDMI output connection, but only to Sony 4K (UHD) TVs.

Learn the details after the jump.

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What You Need to Know When Buying an HDTV from a Brick and Mortar Store

May 8th, 2014 · 3D HDTV, 4K Flat Panel, 4K LED LCD, Plasma, UHDTV

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Once you’ve picked the right UHDTV or HDTV for your needs and budget, the next step is picking the retailer.

If you decide to use a brick and mortar store, you may be in for an unpleasant surprise: many rely on third parties to perform delivery and installation functions.

This can be wrought with peril including missed appointments, non-compliance with store policies, incomplete or poor quality installations, and more

Learn the pitfalls, and which national retailers use their own employees to perform their own work, appear after the break.

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