Entries Tagged as 'Reviews'

Review: New 1080p Roku TV Streaming Stick

April 25th, 2016 · No Comments · 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: 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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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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Review: Samsung NX1 4K Mirrorless Compact System Camera

September 4th, 2015 · 4 Comments · 2160p, Digital Camera/Camcorder, Digital Cameras, HDMI, HDR, Product Reviews, Review, UHDTV

My first SLR, the Pentax Spotmatic F, and my second, the Nikon F, were iconic cameras. They broke new ground and set new standards for their time. My gut tells me Samsung’s flagship NX1 mirrorless camera will be joining the list. The NX1 ($1,499.99 for the body only) is Samsung’s first true professional-level interchangeable lens […]

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Guide To Setting Up Your New 4K Ultra High Definition TV or HDTV

December 24th, 2014 · 1 Comment · 2160p, 4K Flat Panel, 4K LED LCD, Connected TVs, News, OLED, UHD 4K OLED, UHDTV

If you haven’t adjusted the settings on your new HDTV or 4K Ultra High Definition TV, you’re not getting the best picture quality. By eye or with a Blu-ray setup disc, having an understanding of what each picture control does is crucial to getting the best picture. With a Goldilocks-esque “just right” amount of technical […]

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DVDO AVLab Ultra HD 4K Test Pattern Generator Review

September 18th, 2014 · 1 Comment · 2160p, HDMI, Reference Materials, Review, Test Equipment

Video calibration and testing is tedious, exacting work. The end result, however, is our ability to objectively convey relevant information to you, plus make our favorite projectors and TVs look and perform at their absolute best. The need to examine dozens (if not hundreds) of video test patterns to properly evaluate display performance is the […]

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Sony BDP-S3200 Blu-ray Player Review

June 30th, 2014 · 2 Comments · Blu-ray Players

As one of driving forces behind the Blu-ray format, Sony may have produced more Blu-ray players than anyone else. Every year we see many new models from them as high-end features trickle down the line, and new features appear. This trickle-down effect leads to every player being a better value than the year before, and […]

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