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STEIGER DYNAMICS ERA (Intel i7-9700K + NVIDIA RTX 2080 Ti)
     Thu, May 30 2019 | 3:42P | Home Theatre | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Steiger Dynamics seeks to deliver the ultimate in HTPCs with their latest ERA system. Our test config loaded with an Intel i7 9700K, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti, and two Samsung SSDs packs all the things enthusiasts dream about.
  FULL STORY @ TECHPOWERUP

PDP's LVL50 is an intriguing product
     Sat, Apr 13 2019 | 4:00P | Home Theatre | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
PDP's LVL50 is an intriguing product: a fully-wireless headset with Xbox and PC compatibility for an unusually affordable price. Does it have what it takes to stand out in the crowd? Here's the TR take.
  FULL STORY @ TECHREPORT

AVerMedia GC573 4K Capture Card & Live Streamer Mic
     Mon, Mar 25 2019 | 4:03P | Home Theatre | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
AVerMedia has been around for quite a while, providing different ranges of products mainly targeted at content creators. Aiming to compete directly with Elgato, AVerMedia launched its 4K capable, HDR compatible PCI-express capture card that is priced at £249.95. Alongside our review of the GC573 Live Gamer 4K HDR Capture Card, we also take a look at the Live Streamer Mic 133 as well. This unidirectional condenser microphone has an MSRP of £69.99 and has DLSR, Android/iOS, and Mac/PC compatibility.
  FULL STORY @ KITGURU

49-Inch Samsung CRG9
     Mon, Feb 11 2019 | 9:01A | Home Theatre | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Samsung CRG9 is a 49-inch super ultra-wide gaming monitor with a QLED panel! Let’s take a look at the key features of this amazing new Samsung gaming monitor!
  FULL STORY @ TECHARP

Recommended 4K TVs
     Fri, Nov 23 2018 | 9:01A | Home Theatre | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
If you're interested in replacing your desktop monitor with a 4K TV and want to know what to buy, you've come to the right place. Maybe you aren't quite sure where to start or could use a hand in narrowing your search. Whatever the case, this guide is intended to help steer you in the right direction
  FULL STORY @ TECHSPOT

Elgato Eve: Smart Home with Apple HomeKit Review
     Sun, Sep 02 2018 | 9:02A | Home Theatre | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We install and test the entire Elgato lineup, read on for details!"
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN

Sony A9F MASTER Series 4K HDR OLED TV
     Fri, Aug 31 2018 | 9:01A | Home Theatre | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Sony today announced the new Sony A9F MASTER Series 4K HDR OLED TV. Let's take a look at their product briefing, and a quick tour of the 65-inch and 55-inch Sony A9F MASTER Series models!
  FULL STORY @ TECHARP

 
Apple HomePod Review
     Thu, Jun 28 2018 | 10:19A | Home Theatre | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Apple finally join the smart speaker market, so join us as we take the Apple HomePod through it's paces to see what it's got in store."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN

Chromageddon! Chromecast + Home Down Worldwide!
     Thu, Jun 28 2018 | 10:10A | Home Theatre | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Chromageddon is upon us! The world woke up today to a world of silent Chromecast and Google Home devices. What the heck is going on???
  FULL STORY @ TECHARP

2018 Samsung QLED TV Range Revealed
     Fri, Jun 01 2018 | 5:29P | Home Theatre | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Announced in March at New York, the 2018 Samsung QLED TV range is finally being introduced! Let’s take a look at the 2018 Samsung QLED TV technologies, prices and availability!
  FULL STORY @ TECHARP

BenQ TK800 4K HDR Projector Revealed
     Mon, May 28 2018 | 9:00A | Home Theatre | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
BenQ just announced the release of the BenQ TK800 4K HDR Home Entertainment Projector, arriving just in time for the coming World Cup 2018! If you are looking for a 4K projector with HDR capability, check out these details of the new BenQ TK800 home projector!
  FULL STORY @ TECHARP

Dune HD PRO 4K Premium Compact Media Player Review
     Thu, Apr 26 2018 | 4:00P | Home Theatre | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The PRO 4K is the 2nd top model in the brand new family of Android OS based hardware media players by Dune HD which thanks to its Realtek RTD1295 Quad-Core SoC and 2GB RAM can handle anything you throw at it even H.265 10-bit 4Kp60 HDR content with bitrate exceeding 100 Mbit/s.
  FULL STORY @ NIKKTECH

LG Announces Premium 2018 TV Lineup
     Wed, Apr 04 2018 | 6:27P | Home Theatre | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
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"LG Electronics Canada today unveils its 2018 TV lineup with an array of new and innovative OLED and SUPER UHD models, demonstrating its commitment to being a leader in the global premium TV market. LG's new TV products feature the company's exclusive ThinQ® artificial intelligence (AI) platform and advanced a (Alpha) processor which will lead the way in solidifying LG's position in the global market for premium TVs, with the market for OLED TVs forecast to see sales of 2.5 million units this year from 1.6 million in 2017. 2018 OLED and Super UHD models will be available at LG Electronics Canada's retail partners starting in April, 2018.

LG builds upon its legacy as the pioneer of large OLED display technology with the launch of new AI-enabled OLED TV models for 2018, including the W8, E8, C8, and B8. Each model boasts a range of design factors from Picture-on-Wall (Signature W8 Series models), to Picture-on-Glass (E8 Series models) and Cinema Screen design (C8 and B8 Series models). OLED screen sizes range from 55 to 77 inches with AI-enabled SUPER UHD TVs (models SK95, SK90 and SK80) available in sizes varying from 55 to 75 inches.

With LG's a9 intelligent processor powering the company's market-leading W8, E8 and C8 OLED TV series, viewers will experience enhanced image rendering and more accurate colours from virtually any viewing angle in addition to perfect black, the hallmark of LG's OLED TVs. With Dolby Atmos sound and optimal picture quality, this year's TVs from LG will provide consumers with immersive viewing experiences.

LG's 2018 AI-enabled SUPER UHD lineup is powered by LG's a7, the same powerful processor found in the LG OLED B8 series. In combination with Nano Cell, and with Full-Array Local Dimming (FALD) backlighting available on select models, LG AI-enabled SUPER UHD TVs offer advanced LCD picture quality with deeper black enhanced image rendering, improved shadow details and accurate colours from the widest viewing angles. To complement the upgraded viewing experience, the new SUPER UHD TVs also support Dolby Atmos for an immersive audiovisual experience.

With AI functionality embedded in the sets, LG TV viewers can speak directly into the remote control to enjoy the ultra-convenient features of the latest voice assistant technology. This is achieved by employing Natural Language Processing (NLP) to deliver intelligent voice-activated control and connectivity based on LG's exclusive deep learning platform, Deep ThinQ®.

LG's ThinQ® offers an enhanced interactive experience in the company's newest smart TV lineup. By functioning as smart home hubs, one can sync their LG ThinQ® TV with other smart home products such as robotic vacuum cleaners, air conditioners/purifiers, smart lights, smart speakers and many other devices that connect to the TV via Wi-Fi or Bluetooth.

With LG's top-of-the-line a9 processor powering the company's market-leading OLED TVs, viewers will experience additional improvements. Select SUPER UHD TV models with LG Nano Cell (SK90 and SK95) employ FALD backlighting to provide deeper black and enhanced colours, as well as nuanced shadow details for more life-like images.

NLP will be available in 14 countries: Australia, Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Korea, Mexico, Poland, Russia, Spain, the UK, the US and Turkey. For other territories, users will benefit from embedded NLP, by opting for one of the ten main setting languages.

LG's newest a9 intelligent processor provides true-to-life images with incredibly rich colours, sharpness, and depth for more realism. A core innovation of the processor is the four-step process of noise reduction, twice as many steps as conventional techniques. The algorithm allows for greater control to boost the clarity of images affected by distracting artifacts for more effective rendering of smooth gradations.

The processor also improves colour performance with advanced mapping capabilities that bring colours far closer to the original content. a9 is designed to support a high frame rate (HFR) for producing smoother and clearer motion images at 120 frames per second. With such technology, LG's 2018 OLED TVs can display any content in high quality for a truly spectacular viewing experience.

LG's 2018 OLED and SUPER UHD TVs feature Cinema HDR, which promises a truly cinematic experience at home with all models adding support for Advanced HDR by Technicolor, building on LG's legacy of supporting major HDR formats from Dolby Vision to HDR10 and HLG (hybrid log-gamma). HDR images are dynamically processed frame by frame using LG's proprietary algorithm, Enhanced Dynamic Tone mapping.

"LG continues to be a leader in the home entertainment industry, offering Canadians some of the best possible viewing experiences," said Puneet Jain, head of marketing communications, LG Electronics Canada. "Our 2018 OLED and SUPER UHD product lineup demonstrates a significant leap forward in TV technology, and with the addition of smart technologies, like ThinQ®, to our premium models, one's TV also becomes a hub in their connected home."

  FULL STORY @ LGNEWSROOM

Buying Guide: 4K TVs You Can Use As A Monitor
     Mon, Apr 02 2018 | 3:17P | Home Theatre | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
If you're interested in replacing your desktop monitor with a 4K TV and want to know what to buy, you've come to the right place. Maybe you aren't quite sure where to start or could use a hand in narrowing your search. Whatever the case, this guide is intended to help steer you in the right direction.
  FULL STORY @ TECHSPOT

Dropping cable with the Nvidia Shield TV @ LanOC Reviews
     Sat, Mar 31 2018 | 4:03P | Home Theatre | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
For years my wife and I dropped cable television simply because we didn’t have the money for it in our budget. Then eventually we added back a basic package and were okay with that. Fast forward 6 years later and we are spending a fortune and have every channel under the sun. What happened was they slowly offered us deals that added additional channels, we started watching shows on those channels and then when the deal went away I would call and tell them I was going to drop it all and they would add even more channels to get me to stay. When we bought a new house though it was finally time to find a better option to save some money and it just so happened that Nvidia had sent out their Shield TV to us and it was sitting unused. So today I’m going to talk a little about how I dropped cable by using the Shield TV and I’ve been loving it.
  FULL STORY @ LANOC

Samsung UBD-M9500 4K Ultra HD Blu-Ray Player Review
     Fri, Feb 09 2018 | 9:00A | Home Theatre | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Quality is everything when it comes to enjoying audio video multimedia. Cutting edge technology is always improving the user experience by developing a better picture with more stunning colors, and immersive surround sound. Most recently, we’ve seen these features demonstrated in 4K UHD displays with HDR color enhancement, and advanced 7.1 home theater speaker systems. While 4K streaming content is slowing coming online, 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray movies are already offering the best possible source for ultra high-definition content with high dynamic range. In this article for Benchmark Reviews, we test the Samsung UBD-M9500 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Player.
  FULL STORY @ BENCHMARKREVIEWS

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