This holiday season, if you’re looking for a new TV, why not go smart? A new crop of Smart TVs is vying for position as home media hub, with the TV itself connecting to the Internet and aggregating all your favorite media services and more without the need for an outboard media device, like Roku, more »
Hisense H6 Smart TVs just launched have the latest Google services for TV powered by Android 4.2.2. and are available in 40-inch, 50-inch, and 55-inch models all powered by Marvell’s ARMADA 1500 Plus (88DE3108) HD Media processor and remote with voice control capabilities.
The problem with mobile platforms is that manufacturers tend to use differing technology to get you connected. There’s at least four different operating systems out there, with Apple and Google doing their own thing via AirPlay and Chromecast, respectively. But what if you simply bypass the OS with a universal standard that’s software- not hardware-dependent? more »
It’s pretty clear that in the race to win customers during the holiday season, there is no shortage of deals. In addition to all the ‘Cyber Monday Sales Extended’ e-mails that flooded inboxes this week and Black Friday morphing into Black Friday ‘Weekend’, now it’s time to think about the deals and steals we will all be enjoying on Green Monday, the second Monday in December (December 9) and a historically good day for online sales.
Rumor has it that LG and Samsung both will unveil prototypes of flexible OLED TVs at 2014 International CES (January 7–10) at the Las Vegas Convention Center.
Sure, we’ve been hearing about glasses-free 3D since the whole 3D television thing became a reality four years ago. The majors have shown various sets, improving over the years, but that typically required you to stand on locked-down footprints in order for it work. Over the last few years, StreamTV has been developing their own more »
As if buying the perfect gift wasn’t hard enough, now there is the added pressure of hunting for something a little bit more conscientious for that special someone. The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) strives to make green tech gifting easier with GreenerGadgets.org, which offers up tips for selecting the ideal green tech gift and a more »
We’re all used to a service like Hulu tossing in a new ad on repeat viewings, but what if this practice inhabited your cable DVR as well? According to The Consumerist, Comcast is looking into doing the same thing with the older shows on your DVR, reselling the ad space after the Nielsen window has expired.
Newegg is a favorite retailer among computer and home theater enthusiasts alike, what with its great selection and great prices on cables, computer parts, and even televisions and audio equipment. With Black Friday fast approaching, Newegg’s premiere offerings have now been revealed. Deals include: Newegg Home Theater Deals MartinLogan MLT-2 5.1 Home Theater Speakers: $149 more »
It’s only Monday, and yet I’m going to go ahead and declare this as the most delightfully kooky explanation of home technology that you’ll see all week. The Atlantic has dug up a video of Björk — yes, that Björk — explaining to a television audience how a television works. This is obviously from the days of more »
The race to the pricing bottom in the Ultra HD TV market is accelerating. Sears just announced some eye-opening Thanksgiving and Black Friday deals on what it calls 4K HDTVs (and what the Consumer Electronics Association calls Ultra HD TVs). There are three models to choose from value-focused TV manufacturer Seiki. A 55-inch “Sears exclusive” model more »
You may have heard that HDTV is no longer the latest and greatest in TV resolution. A new breed of TVs — variously called UHD, Ultra HD, or 4K — is attracting a lot of media and consumer attention with its promise of four times the resolution of HD. The CEA defines an Ultra HD TV more »