Entries Tagged as 'Streaming Services'

Review: TCL 50UP130 4K Ultra HD Roku TV Makes Smart TV Simple

February 15th, 2017 · 1 Comment · 2160p, 4K Flat Panel, 4K LED LCD, Connected TVs, electronic program guides, HDMI, LCD Flat Panel, LED LCD Flat Panels, Streaming Services, UHDTV

  It’s easy to get caught up in all the hype and excitement of newer television technologies like 4K Ultra HD and high dynamic range (HDR), but the fact of the matter is to enjoy those benefits in their more representative form you are going to need to shell out close to $1,000 or more […]

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Sony Reveals Prices On 2017 4K Ultra HD XBR TVs, UHD Blu-ray Player

February 10th, 2017 · No Comments · 2160p, 3D Blu-ray player, 4K LED LCD, Blu-ray Discs, Blu-ray Players, Blu-ray Titles, Connected TVs, Dolby Atmos, DTS:X, DVD Players, Full Array LED Backlit with Local Dimming, HDMI, HDR, LCD Flat Panel, LED LCD Flat Panels, News, object-based audio, Streaming Services, UHDTV, Ultra HD Blu-ray Players, Video Processors

Sony released pricing Friday for many of its 2017 4K Ultra HD televisions and an Ultra HD Blu-ray disc player, which made their debut at last month’s CES 2017. The announcement covers the XBR lineup of 4K Ultra HD LED LCD TVs, but did not cover the new A1 4K OLED TV series the company […]

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Samsung Reveals Prices On 2017 Q8C, Q7F 4K UHD QLED TVs

February 7th, 2017 · 1 Comment · 2160p, 4K Flat Panel, 4K LED LCD, Amazon, Connected TVs, Curved Screen, HDR, LCD Flat Panel, LED LCD Flat Panels, News, Streaming Services, UHDTV

  Samsung staged several big events at the recent CES 2017 to showcase its 4K Ultra HD LED TVs using new quantum dot technology it has dubbed “QLED”, but the company didn’t say how much the new sets would cost, exactly. This week Samsung released pricing on two QLED model series – the Q8C and […]

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Vizio Settles FTC, N.J. Consumer Affairs Data-mining Investigations

February 6th, 2017 · No Comments · 2160p, 4K Flat Panel, 4K LED LCD, Connected TVs, LCD Flat Panel, LED LCD Flat Panels, News, Streaming Services

  Vizio revealed Monday that it has settled an investigation by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs (NJ) into alleged data-mining practices through its smart TVs. The Irvine, Calif.-based company agreed to pay $2.2 million to settle a lawsuit alleging it collected customers’ TV-watching habits. It also must […]

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Xfinity TV App Available For Beta Trial On Roku Devices

January 31st, 2017 · No Comments · 4K Flat Panel, 4K LED LCD, Cable TV, Connected TVs, Digital Media Receivers, DVR, electronic program guides, Full HD 1080p, LCD Flat Panel, LED LCD Flat Panels, News, Streaming Services, UHD (4K) Media Players

Roku said Tuesday that it is releasing a beta version of a new Xfinity TV app for U.S. Roku players, bringing Xfinity cable TV subscribers the ability to access programming they have subscribed to without the need of a cable box. The app is said to feature an immersive guide with rich graphics, imagery, personalized […]

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Super Bowl LI Brings Options For HD, VR Viewers

January 31st, 2017 · No Comments · 2160p, 4K Flat Panel, 4K LED LCD, 720p HD, Amazon, Connected TVs, HDMI, LCD Flat Panel, LED LCD Flat Panels, News, Streaming Services, UHDTV, Virtual Reality

  In case you’ve been hiding under a rock since election day, Super Bowl LI kicks off this Sunday and viewers have more options available to them than ever to watch the big game in high definition splendor. As you are hopefully aware, the game this year pits the New England Patriots against the Atlanta […]

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HDMI 2.1 To Bring Robust Home Theater Experience

January 19th, 2017 · 2 Comments · 2160p, 4K Flat Panel, 4K LED LCD, Audio, Blu-ray Players, Connected TVs, Dolby Atmos, DTS:X, HDMI, HDR, height channels, LCD Flat Panel, LED LCD Flat Panels, News, object-based audio, OLED, OLED, Sound Bars, Sound Systems, Streaming Services, Surround Sound, Surround Sound Systems, UHD 4K OLED, UHDTV, Ultra HD Blu-ray Players

  Developers of HDMI 2.1, the next version of the HDMI digital connector which was formally announced at CES 2017 earlier in the month, are calling it by far the most aggressive and different of all the prior versions of the digital interface used for video and audio applications. During our visits with various engineers […]

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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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