CES 2022

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Al Griffin  |  Feb 09, 2022  |  1 comments
After going fully online in 2021 due to the global pandemic, CES 2022 was an in-person event, with both manufacturers and attendees required to provide proof of vaccination and don masks prior to entering the show floor. Actually, it wouldn't be entirely accurate to describe CES as "in-person," since some companies opted to present products online while retaining their usual show floor real estate. I
Bob Ankosko  |  Jan 11, 2022  |  0 comments
Israel’s Noveto showed a smart speaker at CES 2022 that uses proprietary facial tracking and smart beaming technology to create a personal listening experience.
Al Griffin  |  Jan 08, 2022  |  0 comments
BenQ’s new product introductions at CES included a pair of projectors aimed at the gaming community, an important growth segment for the company.
Al Griffin  |  Jan 07, 2022  |  7 comments
Ever since Sound & Vision posted Kris Deering’s in-depth review of JVC’s DLA-NZ9 D-ILA projector, a Top Pick of the Year winner for 2021, I’ve been wondering what true 8K video looks like displayed on a big screen by an 8K-capable projector. Well, I finally got my chance to have that experience at CES 2022, and it was, in a word, breathtaking.
Bob Ankosko  |  Jan 07, 2022  |  0 comments
Canada’s Nuvyyo aims to make over-the-air (OTA) TV recording more enticing with its latest Tablo digital video recorder (DVR), which is aimed squarely at cord cutters.
Al Griffin  |  Jan 07, 2022  |  0 comments
SVS was among less than a handful of audio companies haunting the halls of the Venetian hotel’s north tower at CES 2022, but the trek over there was worth it to see the company’s new Prime Wireless Pro Speakers. An evolution of the company’s current Prime Wireless model, the new version has a bigger cabinet for deeper bass, an HDMI eARC input, and—in response to user feedback—a remote control.
Bob Ankosko  |  Jan 07, 2022  |  0 comments
We love finding products that are unusual or, even better, unique or trailblazing. Samsung’s Freestyle fits the bill in the way it reimagines and expands on the notion of video projection. The curious device looks like a freestanding light can you might pick up at Home Depot — which it is — but it’s also a “point-and-play” video projector and smart speaker, all rolled in one.
Bob Ankosko  |  Jan 06, 2022  |  0 comments
As Day 2 of the shortened three-day show neared its conclusion, we took a break to report on a handful of products that caught our attention.
Al Griffin  |  Jan 06, 2022  |  0 comments
Hisense had its full 2022 lineup of Quantum Dot-driven ULED TVs on display at CES, including the company’s first Mini-LED-backlit models. With multiple series for viewers to choose from at different price points, the company has covered its bases. The full Hisense premium TV lineup features the Google TV interface, and its top two lines also feature Nextgen TV (ATSC 3.0) tuners. The company also showcased its TriChroma projector offerings for 2022 and beyond, headed up by a DLP model capable of 8K display.
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.
Barb Gonzalez  |  Jan 05, 2022  |  0 comments
With so many new services launched in the past couple of years, CES 2022 hasn’t had any big announcements about streaming players or services. Still,as more users cut cable and began streaming during the pandemic, it inspired manufacturers to refine the connected TV experience. Smart TV operating systems are getting updates to more easily access what we are watching on multiple apps. Many of us opted to work out at home, creating a massive demand for streaming fitness apps.
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.