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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

Dune HD Duo 4k UHD 4K & HEVC Enabled Media Player Review
     Thu, Nov 23 2017 | 9:01A | Home Theatre | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
If you’re looking to pair your brand new 4k TV with one of the best HEVC enabled media players in the market today look no further than the feature-rich Duo 4k by Dune HD.
  FULL STORY @ NIKKTECH

NVIDIA SHIELD TV, Google Assistant And Samsung SmartThings
     Mon, Nov 06 2017 | 4:01P | Home Theatre | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
If you're a frequent reader of HotHardware, then you're well aware that we've been quite impressed with the NVIDIA SHIELD TV. Not only is the pint-sized device a competent Android gaming console, but it also serves as an Android TV hub, a media streamer (for services like Netflix and Hulu), and can even function as a Plex Media Server. Finally, it can serve all this gaming and video content with the help of Google Assistant to search and provide key information all via voice command. Today, NVIDIA SHIELD TV is also gaining the ability to be the focal point for your smart home efforts now, thanks to new compatibility with the Samsung SmartThings ecosystem...
  FULL STORY @ HOTHARDWARE

 
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 4K Blu-ray Review
     Wed, Oct 04 2017 | 4:03P | Home Theatre | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Disney's debut 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray is a clear winner, presenting a film that's tailor made to shine on the format."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN

Ultra-Thin LG SIGNATURE OLED W7 TV
     Thu, Aug 31 2017 | 9:02A | Home Theatre | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The LG SIGNATURE OLED W7 TV is so thin you just use magnets to mount it on a wall or glass panel!
  FULL STORY @ TECHARP

DA84 Mini Bluetooth Speaker Video Review
     Mon, Aug 28 2017 | 12:17P | Home Theatre | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
In this episode of our new series here at APH Networks, Gina takes a look at the dodocool DA84 Mini Wireless Bluetooth Speaker with Selfie.
  FULL STORY @ APHNETWORKS

BRAVIA A1 HDR OLED TV
     Wed, Aug 16 2017 | 2:05P | Home Theatre | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Sony just introduced the BRAVIA A1 HDR OLED TV that is designed around the One Slate concept. Take a quick tour of the new BRAVIA A1 and find out what's new!
  FULL STORY @ TECHARP

Using a 4K TV as a Desktop Monitor
     Tue, Jul 11 2017 | 9:02A | Home Theatre | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
I had toyed with the idea of using a TV as a monitor on a couple of different occasions in the past decade with no success, but with the advent of affordable 4K sets using a TV as a desktop monitor is finally feasible. Here's my experience during the past few months.
  FULL STORY @ TECHSPOT

Logitech Harmony Elite Advanced Remote Control Review
     Mon, Jun 05 2017 | 4:03P | Home Theatre | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We take a look at the revamped Logitech Harmony advanced universal remote control, the Elite. Does it belong in your lounge room? Let's see."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN

Egreat A5 4k UHD Media Player Review
     Thu, Apr 20 2017 | 12:01P | Home Theatre | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The A5 4k UHD Media Player marks Egreat’s return to the market and if its features, image quality and playback performance are any indication there’s no doubt that that they are on the right track.
  FULL STORY @ NIKKTECH

Samsung 4K Blu-ray Player
     Thu, Mar 30 2017 | 7:47P | Home Theatre | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
As we finally move into the world of 4K, UHD TV, we begin to long for the very best picture ever. To get a taste of that best-ever picture you will need to watch a 4K Blu-ray disc on a 4K Blu-ray player. The Samsung 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray UBD-K8500 is one of the first such players on the market. …
  FULL STORY @ HARDWARESECRETS

NVIDIA Shield Android TV 2017 review
     Sat, Mar 18 2017 | 4:01P | Home Theatre | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Nvidia has released the 2017 version of the NVIDIA Shield TV, the new model is smaller and houses a few new features. The Android TV box based unit is a little streaming box that allows for a multitude of functionality as it properly takes over your Smart-TV experience, but can also function as a streaming game console. And yes, if you install Kodi, you'll have a fully fledged Ultra HD HDR10 ready media player with Dolby Atmos support as well.
  FULL STORY @ GURU3D

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