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Oculus Rift Working on 4K “Personal IMAX”

Oculus VR has been on a roll lately, first wooing Doom wunderkind John Carmack to come over from the company he founded, id to develop the software end, and announcing a consumer HD version of its Oculus Rift VR headset at E3 last year. But apparently just going HD isn’t enough to combat what Oculus more »

Sony Introduces Next-Generation HMZ-T3W Personal 3D Viewer

Today, Sony unveiled its latest head mounted display: the HMZ-T3W Personal 3D Viewer. This new VR unit contains two OLED panels split like the Oculus Rift to provide stereoscopic viewing on the go. And with the addition of a new external battery pack, the device is now portable. The  battery pack serves a dual function, more »

Prima Cinema Finally Goes Live

If you’re sick of waiting for your favorite movie to come out on video, then Prima Cinema is for you, assuming that you have a heck of a lot of money. For a mere $35,000, you can join the Hollywood elite watching the latest Hollywood films in the comfort of your home theater, assuming you more »

Sony Intros VPL-VW1100ES and VPL-VW600ES 4K Projectors at CEDIA

Today at the CEDIA EXPO in Denver, Sony showed off new 4K projectors for the home market: the VPL-VW1100ES and VPL-VW600ES. Designed for the custom integration space, these projectors are designed to handle pretty much anything you throw at this, all the way up to 60fps 4K “Ultra HD.” Leading the pack is the VPL-VW1100ES, more »

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vrAse Turns Your Smartphone Into VR Googles

VR goggles are all the rage these days.  From the surprise dark horse, the Oculus Rift, to Sony’s HMD series, the idea of strapping a screen to your face — which was so silly 20 years ago when the tech originally reared its head — is starting to look more appealing by the day. Combine more »

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Watching Movies on the Oculus Rift

The gaming press has been pretty gaga over the potential of the Oculus Rift, an affordable set of VR goggles for interactive entertainment, but those of us with our feet in two worlds have been thinking one thing: Personal IMAX. Richard Eisenbeis at Kotaku has taken the Oculus Rift for a spin with movies, and gives a more »

Samsung Unveils KN55S9C Curved OLED TV at NYC Event

Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to make the trip to the Big Apple for Samsung’s official launch of its OLED TVs, but the event is over now, the press release is out, and the tech specs and features are official. The 55-inch KN55S9C is shipping now with an MSRP of $8,999.99. The display features  self-emitting RGB sub-pixels laid more »

The Hobbit Extended Edition Detailed

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment has announced that The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey — Extended Edition will be making its very expected journey to store shelves on November 5. In addition to thirteen minutes of additional footage integrated into the film, this new release follows in the tradition of the Lord of the Rings Extended Editions by more »

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A Postmortem for 3D TV

3D TV is all but dead. You may not like that fact, and it may seem positively counterintuitive given how many high-end TVs sport 3D as a bullet point feature. But consumers, by and large, have demonstrated that they’re just not interested, and in fact both the BBC and ESPN have pretty much given up more »

Review: BenQ W1080ST DLP 3D Projector and Screen Innovations Lunar Grey Screen

The flat panel television market is incredibly mature at this point, but it exhibits a bit too much class inequality for my tastes. Instead of the middle range being the sweet spot, low-cost manufacturers like Vizio are ruling the day, and dollars per inch seems to pretty much be the only deciding factor in what more »

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Life Sized Holograms Are Just a Kickstart Away from Being a Reality

When I first stumbled across the Kickstarter project for ProVision 3D Media’s HoloVision — “The First Free-Floating LIFE-SIZE HOLOGRAM!” it promises; “No Screens. No Glasses. No Tricks.” — I was all like: The more I dig into the company’s project, though, as well as its history, and the details of the Kickstarter project, I’m starting more »

Sony Re-Patents “PlayStation TV”

Sony originally patented PlayStation TV back in the mid-aughts, but let the hold on the trademark lapse about five years ago. But the company has now refiled the patent. Why, exactly? Sony released a  a few years back, but judging by all the clearance sales it didn’t strike a lot of people’s fancies. Could it more »