Setting up a functional home office space/guest bedroom has been a never-ending journey. I was sure I wanted to add a 42" OLED TV to sit beside my computer to serve as a second display (when needed) and as entertainment, but a big uncertainty was finding a sound system to work with it. The room is small, and I wasn’t going to build out a true sound system, so a soundbar became the go-to option. I eventually landed on the Sony HT-A5000, which is admittedly a bit large for the TV and desk it sits on. However, this was before the
The Hisense PX1 and PX1-PRO bring the latest advancements in projector technology, with stunning cinema-accurate images, tack-sharp 4K projection, 10-Bit, and more. Would you add either of these projectors to your home theater setup?
0:00 - Introduction
0:51 - Specs for Each Projector
2:02 - PX1-PRO
5:23 - More on Specs
7:11 - Final Thoughts
The Nest Cam Wired is the latest smart home security camera from tech supergiant Google. Offering many of the same features as its wireless—but noticeably more expensive—sibling, the Nest Cam Battery, the Nest Cam Wired appears to be the perfect combination of value, convenience, and performance. To see whether it could live up to its own lofty potential, we took the Nest Cam Wired home for
It’s hard to feel inspired when considering the soundbar landscape. In most cases, you simply get a wide, black box that’s designed to sit near your TV. You connect the soundbar to your home entertainment system and expect to be treated to an elevated audio experience—and for the most part, it delivers. If you’re being honest, though, rarely would you expect a soundbar to compete with larger systems that consist of dedicated speakers powered by an A/V receiver. Well, if you want to inject a healthy dose of surprise and excitement into your
From entry level to high end, there’s no shortage of soundbars on the market. Each promises to deliver an elevated audio experience compared to your TV’s built-in speakers. As TVs have gotten thinner over the years, sacrifices have had to be made, and sound quality has often suffered as a result. Thankfully, brands like Bowers & Wilkins, often referred to as B&W, offer solutions that not only you allow you to bypass your TV’s speakers, but let you turn the experience up a notch and enjoy high-resolution multi-channel sound. As more
Surveillance systems run the gamut from complex and intricate NVR kits, with all the bells and whistles, to simple bundles that require little more than a hub with a camera or two and Wi-Fi connectivity. For me, the barometer for how well a simple surveillance system is designed is if I can get everything up and running in less than ten minutes, since a big part of simplicity is ease of use. In this category is the
Create a cinema-like experience in your home with the BenQ V7050i Laser UST Projector! This ultra-short-throw laser projector uses XPR technology to create 4K UHD resolution on your screen, providing you with rich colors while you view your content.
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With wildly fluctuating weather conditions across the northeast United States and other parts of the world, perhaps it is the best time to enhance your smart home with an intelligent heating and cooling system. That’s one the reasons I decided to install a Google Nest Thermostat in my home, which is more affordable than the
The Optoma UHD38 is a compact 4K projector designed for home entertainment and competitive gaming. According to the manufacturer, the UHD38’s unique combination of lightning-fast input, incredible color depth, and retina-searing brightness allows it to deliver an incredibly immersive experience, regardless of whether you’re enjoying the latest Hollywood blockbuster on Ultra HD Blu-ray or battling it out in Call of Duty. To verify
Introducing The Freestyle from Samsung, a portable projector that goes beyond the confines of home theater. You can take The Freestyle almost anywhere, allowing you to project your favorite content on the go, whether you're watching a movie or getting creative on a photoshoot.
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Projectors were never on my radar for a home theater setup. I’ve always trusted TVs and similar displays—most recently an OLED panel that I love. However, for a truly immersive large-screen experience, projectors are far more reasonable, and the Hisense L9G Laser TV seems like a steal for the 100" and 120" sizes that are available.
When I was asked to test the new 2nd Generation Sonos Beam, I was excited to see how much soundbar technology has advanced since my last review. With its short width, I was concerned it wouldn’t offer as broad a soundstage as my soundbar or the soundbar I reviewed a couple of years ago―which was a 5.1-channel soundbar system―but as you’ll read, I had nothing to worry about. Whether through driver design, positioning, or other technology, the
There’s no shortage of smart home tech these days. From light switches to thermostats, we’ve covered a great deal of it here at B&H. In fact, we’ve become spoiled by it. It’s no longer impressive to simply connect to the Internet and offer iPhone or Android control; manufacturers now have to push the envelope to get our attention. That’s the great thing about tech—it drives forward. Brilliant’s line of Smart Home Control
The Epson EpiqVision Ultra LS300 is a new take on the home theater projection that we’re all used to, with brighter images and closer-than-you’d-expect projection. This laser projector has support for 4K input, HDR playback, and built-in speakers.
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Though probably better known for making some of the best laptops on the planet, ASUS’s extensive consumer tech catalog also features a trove of high-end displays, including the new ASUS H1, a 1080p DLP projector with an LED light source rated to 3000 lumens of brightness. I had the opportunity to test