LATEST ADDITIONS

Bob Ankosko  |  Feb 22, 2024  |  0 comments
With their latest creation, the turntable meisters at Pro-Ject have demonstrated that innovation in the age-old record-player category is still possible.
Bob Ankosko  |  Feb 22, 2024  |  0 comments
OSD Audio, the 20-year-old California-based company that prides itself on delivering quality audio gear at affordable prices, is at it again — this time with a versatile $300 stereo amplifier/DAC combo.
Andy Grimm  |  Feb 21, 2024  |  0 comments
Performance
Features
Ergonomics
Value
PRICE $2,999

AT A GLANCE
Plus
Vertical and horizontal lens shift
Very good pre and post calibration
4LED means no laser speckle
Rich with features

Minus
Disappointing contrast performance
Lackluster sharpness and focus uniformity
Fan noise is loud at full brightness
WCG filter cuts light and disables dynamic contrast

THE VERDICT
The BenQ HT4550i takes a valiant swing at making a home theater but is held back by its limited contrast. Outstanding pre and post calibration performance, 2D lens shift, and an included Android TV streamer make it one of the easiest projectors to set up and use. While not a true home theater projector the BenQ HT4550i makes a strong case for a media room environment.

The home theater projector market is undergoing a major transformation. Lamp-based projectors are being replaced by solid-state projectors. BenQ is a unique company in this market, as it primarily uses 4LED technology instead of the single or multi-laser setups that are becoming more common.

Bob Ankosko  |  Feb 21, 2024  |  0 comments
Sennheiser is targeting convenience and value with its newest wireless headphones.
Bob Ankosko  |  Feb 20, 2024  |  0 comments
British speaker icon KEF today announced a major expansion of its subwoofer lineup that brings a powerful new 11-Hz-capable dual-driver model into play and introduces a series of sealed subwoofers.
Bob Ankosko  |  Feb 19, 2024  |  1 comments
The latest chapter in Epson’s crusade to out projector companies that aren’t playing by the rules continues with China-based Danbei agreeing to correct a bogus brightness spec for one of its projectors rather than potentially face a court-imposed fine.
Michael Antonoff  |  Feb 19, 2024  |  2 comments
When a spokesperson for NextGenTV, the broadcasting standard also known as ATSC 3.0, appeared at a recent tech expo, he used the F-word frequently. “Free is a very powerful term,” he exclaimed...
Ken C. Pohlmann  |  Feb 19, 2024  |  3 comments
Stop me if you've heard this one. An international arms dealer, a music composer, and a Hollywood starlet walk into a bar.....

Bob Ankosko  |  Feb 15, 2024  |  2 comments
Imagine walking into a room with a colossal TV screen 7 feet wide by 4 feet tall, a surround-sound system you can hear but not see, smart lighting and shades, and a ceiling that mimics a beautiful star-lit sky. You plop into one of the six comfy leather recliners, kick back and say: “Alexa, turn on the theater.” Like magic, the lights dim, the shades draw, and a radiant night sky appears above. The popcorn machine turns on and the TV and sound system come alive.
Ralph Potts  |  Feb 15, 2024  |  1 comments
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Steven Spielberg’s The Color Purple became one of the moviemaker’s most remarkable successes, garnering 11 Academy Award nominations, including Best Picture while earning him Best Director honors from the DGA. The unforgettable characters of Alice Walker’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel populate this lyrical cinematic adaptation. At the center is Celie, a Southern Black woman who gradually gains self-respect as she strives to educate herself and to find love, despite an abusive spouse and a society biased against her race and her sex.

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