Ken C. Pohlmann  |  May 20, 2024  |  1 comments
Question: What is the difference between wood-burning fireplaces, and solar panels? The difference between Colt Single Action Army revolvers, and Glocks? The difference between Mabel's Rib Shack, and McDonald's? Answer: The former have souls. The latter do not. Which brings us to today's news item, concerning Lamborghini.

Bob Ankosko  |  May 17, 2024  |  1 comments
Whether you love watching movies on 4K Blu-ray or are just fed up with the ever-changing and ever-escalating cost of streaming, we have some good news: Movies on disc are making a comeback in a couple of unexpected places: Fred Meyer grocery stores and GameStop.
Chris Chiarella  |  May 17, 2024  |  2 comments

Hang on for a wild ride through ‘90s Scotland as Trainspotting returns, nastier than ever. Adapted from the book by Irvine Welsh, it traces the ups and downs of a group of working-class young friends, most of whom are habitual intravenous drug users. The movie gets right to the heroin and not in the way audiences of the era likely expected, proclaiming narrator Mark Renton’s (Ewan McGregor) love for the stuff even as it sends his life out of control.

Bob Ankosko  |  May 16, 2024  |  1 comments
Treble Clef Audio (TCA), a new high-performance audio brand from Denmark, has produced a beautiful work of art, which also happens to be a speaker.
Greg Tarr  |  May 15, 2024  |  2 comments

PRICE $3,299

Bright SDR and HDR peak luminance
Low input lag and new Game Bar
Attractive design, narrow bezel border
Attractive and snappy smart TV interface
Glossy screen shows reflections from room lights
Some noticeable blooming and shadow detail loss
No Dolby Vision support

The QN95D delivers solid performance, whether you're watching movies or live sports, especially in darker rooms. This is due in part to its glossy screen surface, which while effective does produce visible reflections from room lights. The backlight performance, in terms of brightness and dark scene presentation, is similar to that of last year's QN95C. The QN65QN95D is likely to represent a good value in the coming weeks and months as promotions begin. It is a particularly solid choice for gamers.

The QN95D is one of two televisions we went hands-on with on a recent trip to Samsung's New Jersey QA Lab, the other being the S95D quantum-dot OLED. We discovered an attractively thin 4K LCD display screen that produces an HDR picture as bright as last year's QN95C, with wide and accurate coverage of the professional DCI-P3 color space.

Michael Antonoff  |  May 15, 2024  |  1 comments
One takeaway from CES 2024 is that we’re going to need a longer measuring tape. Most top out at 96 inches or less, meaning they’ll fall short when measuring the diagonal on a gigantic TV set…. But wait. Pythagoras to the rescue! Just measure the screen’s horizontal (a) and vertical (b) dimensions, apply the formula (a2 + b2 = c2) we learned in geometry class, and calculate the longer number — the diagonal (c). No need to upgrade your measuring tape!
Bob Ankosko  |  May 14, 2024  |  2 comments
Dangbei, the Chinese company specializing in portable projectors, today announced a new flagship portable it says is the first Google TV-based 4K laser projector to include a built-in Netflix app for quick access to the streaming service’s vast library of programming.
Bob Ankosko  |  May 14, 2024  |  2 comments
Onkyo and its sister-brand Integra today announced new stereo receivers that get back to hi-fi basics with the modern twist of full digital connectivity and built-in streaming capability.
Bob Ankosko  |  May 13, 2024  |  3 comments
Technics has announced a special-edition version of its iconic SL-1200 turntable that takes design cues from the world-famous Lamborghini super sports car.
Bob Ankosko  |  May 13, 2024  |  3 comments
TCL today introduced new Q Class quantum dot (QD) mini-LED 4K TVs and announced that the 115-inch QD mini-LED model it previewed at CES 2024 is “coming soon.”