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Al Griffin  |  Jan 06, 2022  |  3 comments
TCL, unlike several other major TV brands, is actually displaying its latest and greatest TVs at CES 2022. While remaining true to its Roku TV roots, with forthcoming TVs featuring the built-in streaming platform, the company will also sell TVs with built-in Google TV in 2022. TCL also continues to push the bigscreen TV envelope with its XL Collection, having just launched a new 98-inch 4K-resolution Mini-LED-backlit QLED model that can be purchased now for under $8,000.
Bob Ankosko  |  Jan 05, 2022  |  0 comments
Victrola, the name Victor Talking Machine Co. assigned to the iconic floor-standing phonograph it introduced in 1906, has somehow survived the ages and today is known as a purveyor of inexpensive record players and other audio products. Today at CES 2022 the company previewed two portable Bluetooth speakers under the Music Edition banner that represent a break from the vintage motif the company typically embraces.
Bob Ankosko  |  Jan 05, 2022  |  0 comments
CDs are so passé, yet many people own massive collections of discs they still want to enjoy. At CES 2022, Technics is reviving the CD player in the form of a network CD receiver built for streaming.
Al Griffin  |  Jan 05, 2022  |  0 comments
The latest OLED models LG is rolling out at CES (not to mention the TVs that literally roll-up as seen at previous shows) hit new benchmarks for OLED brightness, according to the company. Highlights of the new introductions include the world’s first 97-inch OLED model, along with a premium 42-inch model targeted at gamers.
Bob Ankosko  |  Jan 05, 2022  |  0 comments
LG is once again elevating its presence in the soundbar market with the announcement of its most sophisticated system yet at CES 2022.
Bob Ankosko  |  Jan 04, 2022  |  0 comments
Though Harman Luxury Audio bowed out of the show in the eleventh hour, the company embraced the spirit of CES by announcing a slate of new products for 2022, including a wireless subwoofer and studio monitor from its flagship JBL brand.
Bob Ankosko  |  Jan 04, 2022  |  2 comments
JVC is making a concerted effort to reach a broader audience with an entry-level addition to its acclaimed line of D-ILA video projectors.
Al Griffin  |  Jan 04, 2022  |  1 comments
Sony released details of its Bravia XR TVs for 2022 one day prior to the official start of CES. The new lineup features the company’s first 4K and 8K LCD TVs to use Mini-LED backlight technology, along with a new 4K OLED model featuring QD (Quantum Dot) OLED tech. All of Sony’s new premium TVs are equipped with Cognitive Processor XR, the company’s next-gen video processor which works in the background to intelligently optimize color, contrast, and image depth.
Al Griffin  |  Jan 03, 2022  |  0 comments
Samsung is first out of the gate with new TV news for CES 2022. The company’s announcements cover ultra-bigscreen MicroLED models with a new form factor and pre-configured screen size option, Neo QLED 8K and 4K TVs with refined backlight control and gaming features, plus enhancements to the company’s lifestyle-oriented The Frame TVs that significantly reduce screen glare and add more lifelike canvas and paper texture to displayed art.
Bob Ankosko  |  Jan 03, 2022  |  0 comments
On Wednesday, CES 2022 returns to the live, in-person format that has defined the seminal event for 55 years but, make no mistake, it’s a smaller show this time around. Much smaller.
Bob Ankosko  |  Dec 30, 2021  |  0 comments
Top Picks for the holiday month of December include an advanced wireless speaker system, 12-terabyte movie server, and spectacular 8K video projector at prices ranging from $2,000 to $25,000. But don’t despair, we’re also highlighting a trio of audio products that can be had for considerably less, including an outstanding Bluetooth speaker system that sells for $250 and a versatile hi-res streamer you can pick up for $600.
Bob Ankosko  |  Dec 21, 2021  |  0 comments
Polk Audio has been in the soundbar game for quite some time but has just now gotten around to offering a Dolby Atmos system — and it’s priced to sell.
Bob Ankosko  |  Dec 13, 2021  |  0 comments
M&K Sound has announced a new series of THX Certified subwoofers that builds on the performance of its X Series.
Bob Ankosko  |  Dec 09, 2021  |  3 comments
With Christmas a little more than two weeks away, A/V companies continue to bring new gear to market despite lingering shipping delays and materials shortages. The latest round of introductions includes the follow-up to a $60 set of wireless earbuds that earned a Sound & Vision Top Pick back in June, a beautiful take on the classic stereo console, a 65-inch 4K TV priced to sell, and a limited-edition version of an iconic speaker that has been in continuous production for 75 years. Can you guess which speaker it is?
Bob Ankosko  |  Dec 06, 2021  |  1 comments
Stewart Filmscreen, has announced a promotion offering $1,000 off the purchase of a Kaleidescape server-based movie system to anyone who purchases one of its screen masking systems.

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