Vizio really wanted to make an impression with their updated sound bars at the 2013 CES show. With a custom demo room setup to show them the sound was very impressive and made a lot of people take notice. Their 5.1 channel sound bar, the S4251W-B4, has set a high bar for performance and value […]
If you calibrate a TV or projector often you probably want to invest in a pattern generator. You can use ...
Samsung is the top-selling manufacturer of TVs in the USA now, and their cheapest 1080p model is the F5000. With ...
There is nothing I can write about What’s Going On that hasn’t already been written. From its release in 1971 ...
Audiophiles will endlessly debate about objective vs. subjective. To the objectivists, if you can’t measure a difference with a test ...
If you’re after a TV for a secondary room, like a bedroom or kids room, there is a good chance you want something very basic. If you sit more than a few feet away from a 32″ TV, a 720p set will look virtually identical to a 1080p model and save you a bit of money. […]
No affordable sound bar debuted with more hype behind it than the Pioneer SP-SB23W. With the value-killer legacy of the Andrew Jones speakers for Pioneer firmly established a sound bar makes a lot of sense. When it comes to sound quality Pioneer has delivered again with good sound bar-subwoofer integration and very good music performance. […]
Last month in my 27″ Monoprice Zero-G monitor review I found it lacking. While affordable it had a couple of serious flaws that kept me from recommending it to people. Monoprice also sent along their higher end model, the IPS Glass Panel Pro, to take a look at. After the earlier review I went into […]
Earlier this year the Sony HT-CT260 sound bar was highly acclaimed by CNet, Consumer Reports, PC Magazine, The Wirecutter, and everyone else. Sony didn’t rest on this and updated it with a HDMI input and output while keeping the price at the $250 level. If you want a high quality, high value way to get […]
Sonos has been steadily lowering the cost of entry for their music streaming solutions. Smartphones have eliminated the previously required $400 remote, and recent stand-alone speakers like the PLAY:5 and PLAY:3 have shrunk that cost even more. Now Sonos has hit a new low price for entry with the $199 PLAY:1. Dead simple to set […]
Since Vizio came into the market and helped drive down the price of flat panels, I’ve associated many terms with them. Affordable. High Value. Bargain. But never Stylish. This year with the M-series they have decided to change that opinion. With a thin silver bezel and a stylish Vizio brand in the corner, the M-series […]
If you’re old enough like me to remember buying CRT displays, then you remember wanting one from NEC. From the earliest MultiSync displays NEC made some of the finest CRT displays of anyone. They were never cheap, but it was easy to see the difference and to understand where your money was going. With LCD […]
LED LCD TVs are the most popular units you will find in stores now. Their combination of attractive form factors, large sizes, and affordable pricing make them the choice for most people after a large TV. Samsung’s best-selling, large LCD model is the 55″ Samsung UN55F7100. With SmartTV and 3D functionality, LED backlighting, and a […]