by Richard Stevens ·Posted 01/20/2023
The league added an extra regular season game, but it’s playoff time and the Big Game is fast approaching. It can take weeks or even months to choose the perfect A/V system, but who has that kind of time? To enjoy the Big Game in all its high-definition glory, we just need the right display and audio system to pull us into the action and, thankfully, we can have it for less than the price of game-day tickets. Depending on the size of your viewing space, I’ve suggested three systems that will take your Big Game experience straight into the end
by Richard Stevens ·Posted 01/04/2023
At CES 2023, Hisense continued its mission to deliver high-end TV technology at all price points. There's no better example of this than the company's newest U6K series TV, which features Dolby Vision, HDR 10, HDR 10+, Quantum Dot, and mini-LED backlighting technology, starting at under $500, and display ranges between 50 and a whopping 85 inches. Hisense's new U7K series pushes the envelope even further with features like ULED Technology for even greater contrast performance, Calman color correction compatibility, and support for IMAX
by John Foldi ·Posted 01/04/2023
In celebration of the OLED TV’s 10th anniversary, LG reminisced about previous milestones—such as the rollable SIGNATURE OLED R and bendable OLED Flex—and set a new one with the introduction of the wireless M3. LG also expanded nearly every aspect of the existing Z3, G3, and C3 OLED evo lines for the new year, improving internal processing, enhancing the webOS platform, and other updates. If LG’s 2023 offerings are any indication, the future looks as bright as its OLED self-lit pixels. LG SIGNATURE OLED M3 The star of the show was the huge 97
by John Foldi ·Posted 01/04/2023
Ushering in a new era of home entertainment, Samsung has announced its 2023 lineup of Mini-LED and OLED televisions and lifestyle projectors. Building upon previous successes and existing hardware, Samsung leverages AI deep learning to enhance visual quality, while offering the latest in cloud gaming and built-in smart home control. All smart TVs also come equipped with Samsung TV Plus, for 100% free, ad-supported TV programming. In 2023, Samsung not only offers you new TVs and projectors, but also provides a centerpiece for your modern and
by Rich R ·Posted 04/08/2022
Designed with gamers in mind, Samsung’s new Q80B series of QLED TVs features Auto Low Latency Mode (ALLM), which automatically turns off the TV’s processing, allowing the optimized processor of your compatible gaming system (PlayStation 5 or Xbox Series X/S) to handle the workload of processing the image. This helps reduce input latency, keeping your button presses more in sync with what’s
by Rich R ·Posted 01/05/2022
LG had TVs and computer monitors great and small on display at CES 2022, and quite a few of them were headline-makers. Let’s check them out! The Largest-Ever OLED TV: 97" G2 The LG OLED G2 series features the first-ever 97" OLED TV, as well as an 83" version. The G2 series features LG’s Gallery Design, which allows the TV to sit flush to the wall. Powered by the α9 Gen 5 processor, Brightness Booster technology produces a brighter image with enhanced heat dissipation and a more advanced algorithm over previous models. The Smallest-Ever OLED
by Rich R ·Posted 01/05/2022
As usual, Samsung took center stage at CES 2022 to show off some of its new upcoming consumer products, including a unique projector and new TV technology. The Freestyle Projector The Freestyle certainly looks more like a lighting fixture than a projector. With its yoke stand, you can point it in nearly any direction, including downward, to project onto ceilings, walls, the floor, or a tabletop, providing a versatile
by Rich R ·Posted 12/02/2021
Big-screen gaming doesn’t get much bigger than the new 98" Samsung QN90A QLED TV. Whether you’re connecting your next-gen console or your custom gaming computer with a previously hard-to-find video card, the QN90A will render graphics quickly and cleanly with features like FreeSync Premium Pro, Auto Game Mode (ALLM), and Super Ultrawide GameView & Game Bar.
by Rich R ·Posted 01/13/2021
At CES 2021, LG revealed plans to introduce more large-sized OLED panels this year, with its new G1 series that features OLED evo technology, which offers higher brightness levels for enhanced clarity, detail, and realism. The C1 series is scheduled to be offered in sizes ranging from 48 to 83" with an optional Gallery Stand (for the 55 and 65" G1, C1, and A1 series) available separately to offer an alternative to wall mounting. The G1 and C1 series, as well as the QNED99 and QNED95 series of QNED MiniLED TVs and NANO99 and NANO95 series of
by Rich R ·Posted 01/12/2021
Samsung released a plethora of information about the company's upcoming TV lineup in its First Look event leading up to CES 2021, and I’ll be unpacking it all right here! Neo QLED Samsung is bringing Neo QLED technology to its flagship 8K UHD and 4K UHD models—specifically, the QN900A and QN90A series. This uses a Quantum Mini LED light source controlled by Quantum Matrix Technology and the company’s Neo Quantum Processor, which is optimized for use in Neo QLED TVs and is 1/40 the height of traditional LED backlights. This backlight technology
by M. Brett Smith ·Posted 01/12/2021
Sony just unveiled its newest slate of premium television models, the Bravia XR. Featuring key highlights such as HDMI 2.1 compatibility, 4K 120fps support, and Sony’s new Cognitive Processor XR chip, the Bravia XR lineup appears to be the TV series many consumers were waiting for—especially those wanting to take full advantage of next-generation gaming consoles like the Sony PS5. As with years past, the latest Bravia lineup is separated into different
by Rich R ·Posted 06/16/2020
Deciding what TV to buy can seem like a daunting task. With dozens of brands and sizes to choose from, as well as various technologies available, it can be easy to become overwhelmed by it all. Presuming that you’ve decided on an LED TV (as opposed to an OLED TV, covered here), this guide will help you narrow down your options, bringing you closer to finding the right LED TV for your home. Wait… Why Not OLED? Many people would argue
by Rich R ·Posted 05/19/2020
Samsung’s new outdoor TVs and signage displays are set to make waves around poolside this summer. There are two TV models to choose from in The Terrace LST7T series, available in 65" and 75", with optional dust covers available to protect the TV when it’s not in use. As smart TVs, The Terrace has Wi-Fi 5 and Ethernet connectivity built in, with a Tizen-based operating system and support for Alexa, Google Assistant, and Bixby voice control. With an IP55 weather-resistant rating and a 2000 cd/m² brightness output, The Terrace is designed for use
by Rich R ·Posted 05/20/2020
While time may seem to be standing still for most of us, LG is continuing to churn out new home theater products to help us pass our extra hours at home. For example, it has added the 65" CXPUA OLED to its TV line, which sports a native 4K UHD resolution, various gaming features like Auto Low Latency Mode (ALLM), Variable Refresh Rate (VRR) technology, and Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa built in. It uses the α9 Gen 3 AI Processor 4K to
by Rich R ·Posted 03/26/2020
If you’re buying a new TV and haven’t kept up with the technology over the past few years, new terms like OLED, HDR, UHD, VRR, and others can seem like indecipherable gibberish. My goal with this guide is to explain what OLED is, how it differs from other technologies on the market, and what you should look for when shopping for one. OLED Picture Quality Organic light-emitting diode (OLED) technology is, as its name implies, an organic-based display technology in which each individual pixel has the capability to light itself; in cases where it