Entries Tagged as 'Home Automation'

Is The CIA Bugging Your Samsung Smart TV?

March 7th, 2017 · No Comments · 2160p, 3D HDTV, 4K Flat Panel, 4K LED LCD, Amazon, Connected TVs, Home Automation, LCD Flat Panel, LED LCD Flat Panels, News, Streaming Services, UHDTV

           Samsung UN65ES8000; group photo ©iStockphoto.com/Jennifer Byron As the HD Guru first warned you back in 2012: your TV can be hacked to spy on you. WikiLeaks Tuesday exposed the hidden dangers that might lurk in your smart TV with the release of secret documents showing that the CIA has devised […]

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Vizio Adds Google Home Control To SmartCast Products

January 18th, 2017 · No Comments · 2160p, 4K Flat Panel, 4K LED LCD, Amazon, Connected TVs, Digital Media Receivers, electronic program guides, Full Array LED Backlit with Local Dimming, HDR, Home Automation, LCD Flat Panel, LED LCD Flat Panels, News, screen mirroring, Second Screen, Sound Bars, Sound Systems, Streaming Services, UHDTV

  One week after announcing it had updated the SmartCast platform powered by Google’s Chromecast, TV/video display maker Vizio said that its SmartCast enabled products are now compatible with Google Home, Google’s new voice-activated speaker powered by the Google Assistant. Vizio SmartCast TVs have Chromecast functionality built in to enable streaming video and music apps […]

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Westinghouse, Element, Seiki Introduce First Integrated Fire TVs With Alexa

January 3rd, 2017 · No Comments · 2160p, 4K Flat Panel, Amazon, Connected TVs, Digital Media Receivers, HDMI, Home Automation, LCD Flat Panel, LED LCD Flat Panels, News, Streaming Services, Surround Sound, UHDTV

  The Westinghouse, Element and Seiki TV brands, all from Asian-manufacturer Tong Fang Global, will use CES 2017 to unveil the first 4K Ultra HDTVs to integrate Amazon’s Fire TV OS for smart TV streaming. The arrangement makes Amazon the latest vendor of streaming adapters and set-top boxes to transfer its smart TV streaming services […]

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CTA: Holidays To Spark 4.5M 4K Ultra HDTV Shipments

November 11th, 2016 · No Comments · 2160p, 4K Flat Panel, 4K LED LCD, Audio, Connected TVs, HDR, Home Automation, News, OLED, Streaming Services, UHD 4K OLED, UHDTV, Virtual Reality

                                                  CTA Chief Economist Shawn DuBravac It should be another good holiday season for television purchasing and gift giving, although the category that once spurred on Black Friday shopping mania with fistfights over door-buster specials, will be somewhat more subdued as more and more holiday shopping dollars gravitate to on-line purchases, and mobile technology products. […]

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Google Unveils 4K Chromecast Ultra With HDR-10, Dolby Vision

October 4th, 2016 · No Comments · 2160p, Connected TVs, Digital Media Receivers, HDMI, HDR, Home Automation, News, screen mirroring, search and recommendation, Second Screen, Streaming Services, UHD (4K) Media Players, UHDTV

  Google used its hardware press conference in San Francisco Tuesday to unveil the latest iteration in its family of Chromecast digital media adapters. The new Chromecast Ultra, which is billed as offering the most premium Chromecast streaming video experience to date, is designed to seamlessly link (along with other Chromecast units) to the newly […]

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Samsung Customer Experience Lab Puts TV Users To The Test

June 20th, 2016 · No Comments · 2160p, 4K Flat Panel, 4K LED LCD, Amazon, Connected TVs, Curved Screen, HDMI, Home Automation, LCD Flat Panel, LED LCD Flat Panels, News, Streaming Services, UHDTV

Samsung Customer Experience Lab Team: Jonathan Gaiser, Mike Darnell and Richard Titus. Samsung Electronics wants you to know that it’s hard at work figuring out what you are going to want to do with your TV and how you want to interact with it today and tomorrow. The South Korean TV giant is busily monitoring […]

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2016 AV Receivers Adding HDR Friendly Features

March 30th, 2016 · No Comments · 2160p, Audio, HDMI, HDR, Home Automation, News, Sound Systems, Surround Sound, Surround Sound Systems, UHDTV, Wireless Audio

It’s starting to become a great time to buy an A/V receiver. The first 2016 TV displays are starting to ship to retail now and that means the latest and greatest home theater systems are right behind them. Unlike last year’s entries, most of this year’s early releases are equipped with the latest standards and […]

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LG Unveils Pricing, Availability On `Super UHD’ 4K HDR LCD TVs

March 10th, 2016 · 1 Comment · 3D Cable Programs, 3D HDTV, 3D Satellite Programs, 4K Flat Panel, 4K LED LCD, Amazon, Connected TVs, Full Array LED Backlit with Local Dimming, HDR, Home Automation, HTIBs, LCD Flat Panel, LED LCD Flat Panels, News, OLED, Surround Sound Systems, UHDTV, Video Processors

LG Electronics Thursday revealed pricing and availability for its 2016 “LG Super UHD TV” class of premium 4K UHD LED LCD TVs. The Super UHD TVs are offered in three series, all with advanced picture quality features and support for high dynamic range (HDR) in both the HDR10 and Dolby Vision flavors. The Super UHD […]

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