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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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CES 2013 Wrap-Up: Ultra HD Everywhere

January 17, 2013
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CES  2013 Wrap-Up: Ultra HD Everywhere

It’s time to look back at my hopes and dreams for this year’s just concluded International CES and see what came to fruition. “A new TV display technology such as OLED or crystal LED that actually ships before the next CES.” Well, almost every TV vendor showed off their new Ultra HD TV wares. Sony seemed...

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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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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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CES 2012 Preview

January 8, 2012
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CES 2012 Preview

I’ve just arrived in Las Vegas and here’s a preview of what I expect to see at this year’s 2012 Consumer Electronics Show. As usual, I’ll be on the hunt for the best home theater experience that’s affordable. While audio and video quality are always at the top of my list, it’s also about...

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Eric Schmidt’s Google TV Statements Aren’t Crazy

December 8, 2011
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Eric Schmidt’s Google TV Statements Aren’t Crazy

Initially, I had the same reaction about Eric Schmidt’s Google TV comments that everyone else did. Schmidt stated at the Le Web Conference in Paris, “By the summer of 2012, the majority of the televisions you see in stores will have Google TV embedded.” Initially I joked that Google would have to give TV...

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Revolutionary TVs: It’s More than Hardware

December 1, 2011
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Revolutionary TVs: It’s More than Hardware

Everyone is hard at work at developing a “revolutionary” TV. It will change the way you watch TV. It will be so great that you will have to run out and buy one. According to the Wall Street Journal, Howard Stringer, the head of Sony, has stated that there has been a “tremendous amount...

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When is 1080P Netflix coming to my device?

October 31, 2011
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When is 1080P Netflix coming to my device?

For the most up-to-date list of which devices support 1080P Netflix, surround sound and closed captions, see Finding the Best Netflix player, Tech of the Hub’s central repository of Netflix device knowledge. Original post: As promised, we’ve got the 411 on when native 1080P Netflix will be available on devices currently on the market....

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Where is HBO Go in the Samsung App Store?

September 23, 2011
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Where is HBO Go in the Samsung App Store?

Back in the beginning of August, we wrote that the HBO Go app for Samsung devices was coming “soon”. Well, as the end of September approaches, there’s been no sign of the app. While we realize that “soon” is a subjective term (especially in the world of software development), we thought it was time...

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Hands-On with Samsung’s TV App Store

June 6, 2011
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Hands-On with Samsung’s TV App Store

Tech of the Hub recently went for a browse around Samsung’s TV App Store on the Samsung BD-D5700 Blu-ray player. Samsung recently announced that over five million apps had been downloaded onto their connected Smart TVs and Smart Hubs (Blu-ray players and home theater systems). While five million is significant, to keep it in context, there...

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