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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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The PS4′s Burlesque Unveiling

February 24, 2013
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The PS4′s Burlesque Unveiling

Sony’s PS4 unveiling was the tech equivalent of a burlesque style striptease. Some details were revealed but lots was left to the imagination. We still don’t know the pricing of the console, the specific release date, the size of its hard drive and finally, what the console itself looks like. Its reminiscent of the...

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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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Netflix Reveals Device Capabilities Including 1080P Support

July 18, 2012
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Netflix Reveals Device Capabilities Including 1080P Support

This year, there has been a significant increase in the number of Netflix enabled devices that play the service’s 1080P video streams. Netflix’s support site now reveals the features and technical capabilities of select Netflix capable Blu-ray players, Smart TVs and stand-alone streaming players. Netflix used to be fairly mum about the respective features of...

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Amazon Instant Video on Playstation3 First Look

April 3, 2012
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Amazon Instant Video on the PS3

Amazon Instant Video and its Prime streaming service are now available on the Sony Playstation3 (via Joystiq). Quite a surprise as the scuttlebutt was that Amazon Instant Video was due next on the Xbox (you can already stream downloaded Amazon video from your PC to the Xbox). The move shows that Amazon is serious about winning the ecosystem...

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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 Foldable Tablet P

January 10, 2012
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Sony Tablet P

Since the launch of the iPad, all of the tablets on the market are variations of the iPad’s form factor. Sony breaks the model with its new foldable “Tablet P” made up of two dual 5.5″ touch screens. While it was first revealed a few months ago, I had not seen or heard of...

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Sony Launches Google TV Blu-ray and Stand-alone Players

January 10, 2012
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Sony Google TV Blu-ray Player NSZ-GP9

Sony used its press event to show off two new Google TV devices: The NSZ-GP9 Blu-ray player and stand-alone streaming player, the NSZ-GS7. Last year, Sony lauched a Google TV Blu-ray player and HDTVs. No word from Sony if the HDTVs will be refreshed for 2012. The differentiator of Sony’s Google TV is its new remote control. One...

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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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