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Thomas J. Norton Posted: Jan 07, 2016 4 comments
I speculated a few months back that what the world needs is an Atmos soundbar. The industry must have been listening, because we now have at least two such products, one from Samsung and the other from Yamaha. I haven’t heard the Yamaha, but the Samsung HW-K950 was being demonstrated at this year’s CES...
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Thomas J. Norton Posted: Jan 07, 2016 0 comments
String together three of Samsung's 27-inch curved widescreen computer monitors and what do you get? An immersive gaming experience if the game itself is designed for it.
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Thomas J. Norton Posted: Jan 07, 2016 0 comments
I have no idea why this company does, apart from some form of data storage, but clearly there are arch villains and Minions involved.
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Thomas J. Norton Posted: Jan 07, 2016 0 comments
We got a back-room briefing and did a little nit-picking on the technology behind Samsung's 2016 SUHD TVs. Here's what we learned...
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Thomas J. Norton Posted: Jan 06, 2016 0 comments
China's TCL announces four LCD TV lines, including one with Dolby Vision high-dynamic range capability.
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Thomas J. Norton Posted: Jan 06, 2016 0 comments
Nestled among LG's home appliance announcements was word that the brand is introducing a line of Super UHD LCD/LED TVs and showing it's first 8K TV, but there was no mention of an Ultra HD Blu-ray player.
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Thomas J. Norton Posted: Jan 06, 2016 0 comments
The UHD Alliance introduces the "ultra H Premium" spec for TVs and reveals goals for 2016.
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Samsung announces its first Ultra HD (UHD) Blu-ray player and a new line of "Ultra HD Premium" TVs.
Thomas J. Norton Posted: Dec 23, 2015 2 comments
PRICE $130,000

AT A GLANCE
Plus
Bright!
Good blacks
Respectable out-of-box calibration
Minus
Clips above white and below black
No 3D
Expensive!

THE VERDICT
If you want a really big screen that’s more than bright enough for a well-lit room, and you have a bank account that’s flush enough (or a very understanding loan officer), this 120-inch Vizio incorporates all the bells and whistles.

In early October, Vizio invited me to New York City to join other digital-stained A/V scribes in the official launch of the company’s new Reference series Ultra HDTVs. The featured attraction was the RS120B3 ($130,000), loaded up with more than 8 million pixels on its 120-inch-diagonal (10-foot!) screen. The considerably more affordable, 65-inch RS65-B2 ($6,000) joined in the festivities.

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Thomas J. Norton Posted: Dec 22, 2015 1 comments
‘Tis the Season—for last minute, desperation shopping. But what could be easier than one or a few Blu-ray discs for that stocking by the fireplace. So here are a few recommendations...

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