Entries Tagged as 'Reviews'

Review: Hisense 50H8C 4K Ultra HD TV Offers Impressive Entry-Level HDR Performance

September 28th, 2016 · 4 Comments · 2160p, 4K Flat Panel, 4K LED LCD, Amazon, Connected TVs, Full Array LED Backlit with Local Dimming, HDMI, HDR, LCD Flat Panel, LED LCD Flat Panels, Streaming Services, UHDTV

When we first saw Hisense’s 50H8c 4K Ultra HDTV at CES 2016 last January we were impressed. The TV presented good natural colors, impressively deep blacks, listed a 10-bit panel and had the ability to read high dynamic range (HDR) content. If that wasn’t enough, the TV carries full-array LED backlighting with local dimming (Hisense […]

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Review: Samsung HW-K950 Dolby Atmos Sound Bar Brings Object-Based Audio Home

August 9th, 2016 · 1 Comment · Audio, Blu-ray Discs, Blu-ray Players, Blu-ray Titles, HDMI, LED LCD Flat Panels, News, Sound Bars, Sound Systems, Streaming Services, Surround Sound, Surround Sound Systems, UHDTV, Wireless Audio

  It’s really amazing to hear the level of sound quality coming from some of today’s sound bars. Once hollow and boxy sounding speaker TV add-ons with narrow sounding coverage and limited musicality, the genre has transformed in recent years into a full-fledged Hi-Fi contender. The Samsung HW-K950 5.1.4-channel sound bar with Dolby Atmos ($1,497.99) […]

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Review: UHD Blu-ray `The Revenant’ Paints Harrowing Tale With Light

May 6th, 2016 · No Comments · 2160p, Amazon, Blu-ray Discs, Blu-ray Players, Blu-ray Titles, Disc Reviews, HDR, Product Reviews, Review, Surround Sound, UHDTV

The Ultra HD Blu-ray format is only a couple of months old, and already we have an impressive body of about 30 discs carrying 3840×2160 resolution images supported by strikingly realistic contrast, detail and color through the use of the new tool (for the home at least) of high dynamic range (HDR). The Revenant, which […]

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Review: New 1080p Roku TV Streaming Stick

April 25th, 2016 · 1 Comment · 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 · 3 Comments · 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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