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Nvidia Shield Android TV Review
     Thu, Nov 26 2015 | 5:48P | Home Theatre | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Nvidia Shield TV is here at last, the much-anticipated successor to the already feature packed and exciting line of Android-powered Nvidia gaming devices. The original Shield is a great little hand-held, and we’ve tested it extensively since it was released, pushing the limits of what can be done with it, just check out the links below to see more. Then we have the Shield Tablet, a mini powerhouse of mobile gaming that still dominates the mobile gaming market for Android, in my opinion at least. Now we’ve got the Shield TV, a set-top box packed with some of the latest and greatest Nvidia mobile hardware, promising greater performance than any previous Shield devices, and more than any other competing devices on the market.

Amazon Fire TV (2015) Second Generation Review
     Thu, Nov 12 2015 | 9:03A | Home Theatre | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Not long ago, Amazon announced a revamped Fire TV with a handful of new and upgraded features including 4K Ultra HD video support and Alexa functionality. Although the original Fire TV which we reviewed last year had voice capabilities, those voice controls were limited to searching for content and applications. With Alexa built in, the second-generation Fire TV now has additional features, such as the ability to provide sports scores, weather and traffic information, or play music.

Asus ROG Swift PG27AQ 27-inch 4K G-Sync
     Mon, Nov 09 2015 | 4:02P | Home Theatre | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The ROG Swift PG27AQ is a 4K gaming monitor from Asus that supports Nvidia G-Sync up to 60Hz. It’s a 27-inch IPS display with a 4ms response time and a 10-bit colour panel. Add on a flexible stand with pivot, tilt and rotate support, with a redesigned software interface, and it could be a contender for the best gaming display on the market.

Logitech Harmony Elite Review
     Fri, Nov 06 2015 | 4:02P | Home Theatre | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Like regular universal remotes, Logitech's Harmony models consolidate your electronic controllers into a single piece of hardware, only they do it in spectacular fashion. They're also far more capable than the no-name models that places like K-Mart peddle in the clearance bin and at the checkout line, and for what it's worth, they look good too. What we're evaluating here is Logitech's Harmony Elite, the new flagship model in the Harmony line. It's the first in the series designed from the ground up as a whole-home controller to extend universal control beyond the living room, which is where the Harmony line's been headed over the past couple of years...

Amazon Fire TV Review
     Tue, Nov 03 2015 | 9:00A | Home Theatre | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We bring you an unbiased and detailed review of the new Amazon Fire TV, including a comparison of the Gaming Edition vs. Standard, and the pros and cons of Echo integration.

Beelink GTQ 4K Android Media Center Review
     Thu, Oct 29 2015 | 9:02A | Home Theatre | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
In this article for Benchmark Reviews, we test the Beelink GTQ Android TV BOX Media Center. Promoted as a 4K-ready media player with quad-core Amlogic S812 CPU and eight-core ARM Mali-450 GPU utilizing the new H.265 decoder ideal for 4K Ultra HD picture quality, the Beelink GTQ fills its compact metal shell with powerful hardware comparable to most laptop computers. While a 1000-Mb Gigabit Ethernet port is available, the Beelink GTQ also takes advantage of 2.4GHz and 5.8GHz wireless b/g/n networks.

Rikomagic V5 4k Android TV Stick Review
     Tue, Oct 06 2015 | 12:00P | Home Theatre | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Watching movies and series on a large TV screen and in the best possible quality is something I’ve liked ever since i can remember. For good or bad my generation grew up with VHS tapes and later on laser discs so unfortunately since high quality in movies and series is something that really started to be possible in the late 90's with the appearance of the first DVD players that wasn't really possible. Now it did take a while for the first Blu-ray and HD-DVD players to make their appearance after the DVD ones and make it possible for people to watch HD and Full HD content on their TV screens (that's history now since Blu-Ray won the Full HD race years ago / still have my HD-DVD players however) but after that things changed rapidly and so now not only do we have 4k hardware and content available but manufacturers are even working on bringing 6k and 8k hardware to the masses as well. Rikomagic is one of the newest yet well-established network media player manufacturers in the market and since they released their first 4k compatible HDMI dongle called the V5 we just had to check it out.

Shield Android TV
     Mon, Aug 31 2015 | 4:02P | Home Theatre | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
With its Shield Android TV, Nvidia has finally created the set-top box we all asked for when it launched the Shield Portable. We put it to the test to see whether it's the one living-room box to rule them all.

TabletTV Portable TV Tuner Review
     Tue, Aug 11 2015 | 12:01P | Home Theatre | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The ability to watch Freeview TV whilst on the move is something that can be accomplished with a few online services, however we all know the pain of missing our favourite TV show and having to give in to the fact that you’re just going to have to pick up the story line in the next episode. The TabletTV Portable TV Tuner fixes all of this thanks to its ability to both watch live Freeview channels and also record your favourite shows to your iPad or Android tablet.

     Thu, Jul 30 2015 | 4:01P | Home Theatre | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"I so very much wanted to award an Editor's Choice due to its gaming prowess that is unmatched by any other Android system out there, not to mention 4K support, but sadly I cannot overlook its non-gaming pitfalls. Until the Android TV ecosystem matures, it's hard to justify the purchase if gaming isn't your primary use, even with built-in Google Chromecast support, and certainly not if you do not have a wireless mouse to connect. If you're in the market for an Android TV device, the NVIDIA SHIELD Android TV is hands down the one to get, but otherwise you may want to hold off a bit for Google's ecosystem to mature first. Unless, of course, you happen to already have a 4K TV, in which case, this should certainly be on your wishlist.”

Asrock Beebox N3000 Review
     Fri, Jul 24 2015 | 4:01P | Home Theatre | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Asrock Beebox N3000 measures 0.6L and boasts a mere 4 watt TDP. This incredibly low power rating has allowed Asrock to create a tiny HTPC that is completely fanless draws less than 10 watts under typical usage. The company is heavily promoting the fact that its latest mini PC can support triple-monitors using three video outputs simultaneously, including 4K video thanks to its unique dual-channel memory, a feature other Braswell mini PCs don't support.

HMDX Craze Bluetooth Earbuds Review
     Sun, Jun 28 2015 | 4:03P | Home Theatre | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
HMDX is best known for their award winning Jam Bluetooth speaker line. While Jamz Audio and HMDX Audio are now separate companies, many of their designs are still very similar. HMDX has the Craze Bluetooth ear buds, while JAM Audio has the Transit. If you take a look at these, they are nearly identical, with just slight variation in design and a difference in cost. The HMDX Craze Bluetooth ear buds, are self-explanatory, they are wireless earbuds that connects to bluetooth enabled devices. Read on to see how they perform!

Steiger Dynamics Maven Core HTPC.
     Sat, Jun 20 2015 | 9:03A | Home Theatre | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
With a HTPC, some of the most desired traits include low power consumption, quiet operation, all while maintaining a high performance level so you can do things like transcode video quickly. Older components that you have outgrown don't tend to be nearly as efficient as newer components. To have a good HTPC experience, you really want to pick components from the ground up, which is why I was excited to take a look at the Steiger Dynamics Maven Core HTPC.

Slingbox M1 Review @ Technogog
     Sun, Jun 14 2015 | 4:02P | Home Theatre | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"What if you could bring the TV service you pay for at home to anywhere with Internet access? This is what Sling Media has been providing for years with their Slingbox line. Today we will look at their current mid level entry – the Slingbox M1. "

Genius DVR-FHD568 Vehicle Recorder Review
     Fri, Jun 12 2015 | 4:03P | Home Theatre | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Not all that long ago Benchmark Reviews tested the Genius DVR-FHD590, which received high marks for it’s clear picture and wide viewing angle. The minds at Genius went right back to work implementing our suggested improvements into their latest dash camera; replacing the distracting LED lamp with six-layer glass lens and high dynamic range (HDR) image sensor technology. In this article Benchmark Reviews tests the Genius DVR-FHD568 Vehicle Recorder. Featuring wide-angle 1080p video recording at 30 frames per second, the Genius DVR-FHD568 Slim Style Wide Angle Vehicle Recorder uses a large f/2.4 lens aperture paired to an 8-Megapixel 1/2.7? CMOS image sensor to capture the sharpest details.

     Fri, Jun 12 2015 | 4:00P | Home Theatre | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The NVIDIA Shield Android TV is the most powerful Android-based set-top box yet thanks to its Tegra X1 SOC mobile processor that combines an 8-core 64-bit ARM CPU with an integrated Maxwell 256-core GPU typically seen in the chipmaker's high-end graphics cards. The high-end components are intended to bring streaming media and game content to 4K displays, so long as your internet connection is beefy enough to match. We put NVIDIA's latest Shield device to the test in our review.

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