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Darryl Wilkinson Posted: Jan 09, 2016 0 comments
Synology makes network attached storage (NAS) servers. If your home entertainment life revolves solely around media you can stream—or you store you entire life in the cloud (on someone else’s remote server)—it’s unlikely you’ll have need of a NAS server. On the other hand, if you have thousands of digital images, movies, and songs in your collection, and you’d like to have easy access to them, a NAS server is one of the most essential digital storage components you can have. Fortunately for people with lots of files to store but not so much money, Synology introduced the DiskStation DS416j—a 4-bay NAS device the company has designed for home and small office use and budgets.
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Al Griffin Posted: Jan 09, 2016 4 comments
With TV makers focused on releasing 4K TVs with an expanded range of capabilities (HDR, wide color gamut, etc.) at CES 2016, the idea of a consumer 8K TV seems far off. Japanese broadcaster NHK has been demonstrating 8K for several years now at trade shows, however, and it plans to use the Tokyo 2020 Olympics as a platform to debut an 8K-res TV broadcast format.
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Al Griffin Posted: Jan 09, 2016 2 comments
If there’s one thing we know for sure about an Ultra HD broadcast standard, it’s that its still under development. But will TV stations really end up broadcasting 4K-resolution programming? Will the average viewer even care?
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Al Griffin Posted: Jan 09, 2016 2 comments
What you’re looking at is ELAC’s forthcoming wireless speaker. In truth, it’s a wireless powered speaker module—the company hasn’t settled yet on which of its bookshelf speaker models, the B5 or B6, will eventually get the wireless treatment.

Also shown is ELAC’s Discovery Music Server...

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Barb Gonzalez Posted: Jan 09, 2016 0 comments
Bang and Olufsen announced that its BeoPlay 6 and second-generation BeoPlay A9 will be able to play from phones and tablets using Google Cast
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Barb Gonzalez Posted: Jan 09, 2016 0 comments
The Qeus smart integrated entertainment system ups the ante of the typical media player. While other media players have added micro gaming (mobile phone type games), the Qeus includes home control. This adds the most of the functionality of smart TVs like the new Sony that has smart home control.
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Barb Gonzalez Posted: Jan 09, 2016 0 comments
The 2016 lineup of LG’s smart TVs will continue to use their own operating system, Web OS. This year’s new Magic Mobile feature is the ability to connect to a smartphone in its own unique way.
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Barb Gonzalez Posted: Jan 09, 2016 0 comments
Netgear’s Nighthawk X8 AC 5300 (model R8500) router is impressive at first look with an undulating case with antennas lit by blue LEDs. It won’t be long before we are streaming 4K to more than one TV while connecting to the internet on several mobile devices wirelessly. This router can handle the load
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Al Griffin Posted: Jan 08, 2016 1 comments
OLED TV. Maybe you’ve heard of it. In the HiSense booth at CES, the company made a point of displaying the lauded technology to great disadvantage. What does it offer as an alternative? ULED.
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Al Griffin Posted: Jan 08, 2016 1 comments
Dynaudio’s first- and second-gen Xeo wireless speakers were previously reviewed in Sound & Vision. Long story short, we liked ‘em. Now the company has a new wireless speaker, the Xeo 2, that adds a few features the previous versions lacked, and is also considerably more affordable.

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