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The Best HDTV for 2014

November 2, 2014
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The Best HDTV for 2014

I recently was invited to see LG’s award-winning OLED TV, the 55″ LG EC9300 in person. The event hosted by LG in downtown Boston, directly compared their set to Samsung’s 4K LED, the 55HU9000. I won’t keep you in suspense, the LG EC9300 had the best picture I had ever seen. The LG OLED has...

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The Best HDTV for 2013?

May 19, 2013
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The Best HDTV for 2013?

The search for this year’s best HDTV was recently held at Value Electronics in Scarsdale, NY. The two day event does a side by side comparison to find the best HDTV on the market among the current crop of LEDs and plasmas. Each HDTV is set up by a professional calibrator to produce its...

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Ready for Ultra HD (or 4K or 2160P or Quad HD)?

October 24, 2012
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Ready for Ultra HD (or 4K or 2160P or Quad HD)?

Recently, the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) formally announced the branding of 4K displays with the official designation of “Ultra High Definition” or “Ultra HD”. For a display to be labeled Ultra HD, it must display a minimum of 3,840 x 2,160 pixels. That’s four times greater than the current “Full HD” or 1080P standard...

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Why Apple Didn’t Introduce an Apple TV App Store

June 14, 2012
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Why Apple Didn’t Introduce an Apple TV App Store

An app store for Apple TV? Apple TV APIs available for any developer to create apps? It was the biggest rumor that didn’t come to pass at this week’s Apple World Wide Developer Conference (WWDC). Despite this, there was still a fairly impressive list of announcements: iOS 6 with a virtual wallet app (Passbook),...

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HBO GO Finally Available on Samsung Smart TVs

February 16, 2012
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Samsung Smart TVs now have an HBO GO app

While it was initially announced in March 2011, customers have been dutifully waiting for HBO to release its popular HBO GO app for Samsung connected devices including its Smart TVs and Blu-ray players. Samsung announced the availability of HBO GO on select models of its Smart TVs via its Google+ page this evening. The app first...

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Current Technologies for the Future Apple HDTV

February 13, 2012
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Apple TV Interface

As you read through all of the coverage of the mythical Apple HDTV (or iTV),  a lot of it focuses on the nuances but no one seems to know what the product is actually going to do or why we would want to buy it. What would an Apple TV’s differentiators be? Will it...

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Netflix’s Advantages over Amazon Instant Video

January 30, 2012
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Amazon Instant Video logo

Wired’s Tim Carmody provided a thoughtful analysis of how Amazon Instant Video could overtake Netflix as well as iTunes in the streaming video area. Carmody makes a strong argument about Amazon’s value proposition as a one stop shop for video with it’s all-you-can-watch Prime video streaming, on-line rentals and purchases as well as its...

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First Look at VIZIO’s Google TV Box

January 20, 2012
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VIZIO VAP430 Google TV streamer

At CES, I was treated to a sneak peak of VIZIO’s new line-up of Google TV powered TVs, Blu-ray player and streaming box. The box sports VIZIO’s new design look which you can see in all of their new products including their new PCs, tablets and laptops. As reported by our friends at the...

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2012 HDTVs Create a Bigger Opportunity for Apple HDTV

January 17, 2012
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2012 HDTVs Create a Bigger Opportunity for Apple HDTV

At CES, there are lots and lots of TVs. All of the major manufactures rolled out their new wares: Plasmas, LCDs and LEDs and now OLED and Crystal LED. There were lots of incremental improvements but no game changers. After sitting through press conferences from LG, Samsung and Panasonic, the one thought that kept...

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Sony’s Crystal LED HDTV Prototype

January 10, 2012
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Sony displayed a 55-inch prototype of their new crystal LED display technology at CES 2012. Unlike a regular LCD which requires some form of backlighting, crystal LED technology consists of LEDs that self-illuminate. For each pixel, the panel uses three miniature LEDs, one for each primary color. At first glance, the crystal LED set...

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LG Announces New HDTV TVs with Big screens, Google TV and OLED

January 9, 2012
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LG Google TV

LG revealed its new line up of TVs at one of the first CES press conferences. What’s amazing about LG is the wide-array of products it offers: TVs, smart phones, Blu-ray players as well as washers, dryers and refrigerators. LG kicked off the press conference announcing some of the biggest 3D TVs on the...

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