When using a Blu-ray player or a video game system, you often have many color space selections to choose from. The most common choices available are YCbCr, 4:2:2, 4:4:4, RGB, RGB Full or Enhanced, and RGB Limited. For the most part they output the same content in different ways except for RGB Full. So what […]
There are many Internet Direct subwoofer companies around today. They have been one of the most successful areas of audio ...
I have no idea what a receiver is going to look like in a decade. It may have 15 sets of ...
When you wire up a pair of speakers, you probably are unconcerned with getting the timing correct. Signals traveling over ...
Earlier this year I reviewed the Vizio S5430W-C2. An extra-wide sound bar designed for larger TVs it sounds good with ...
Search on Amazon.com and you can find a flat TV wall mount for $17. So what makes a wall mount cost $160? Many things go into a higher end mount: They’re more flexible to install, have a wider range of motion, and are an easier experience. Needing to install a TV and a sound bar […]
Unfortunately, people after smaller TVs are expected to give up performance. It is almost impossible to find a display with a 120Hz refresh rate or more than a pair of HDMI inputs. These displays often arrive in Europe where space is a concern but rarely make it to the United States. This year Samsung has […]
There has never been a better time to jump into the world of turntables than there is now. With a resurgence the past few years you can now find virtually every new release on vinyl as well as a whole library of used titles you can pick up for cheap. The cost of picking up […]
The original Roku streaming stick is a good idea that never caught on. It integrated better with a TV than other smart devices, but it required an MHL port, which many TV’s lack. This year Roku has redone the Streaming Stick to make it easier for people to use. The new version uses a MiniUSB […]
A common complaint about UltraHD is the lack of content for it. It is hard for us to review and test a TV when we don’t have anything that takes full advantage of what it can do. The same issue applies when it comes to setting one up. There are few UltraHD test pattern sources […]
When looking for a high-end sound bar, the first thing you should look at is what drivers they use. While you can get good sound with a single driver for each channel, a sound bar that uses multiple drivers for each channel will invariably sound better. When the music gets complex or a movie has […]
Half of the home theater experience is the audio. Lossless soundtracks and immersive surround effects help to place you inside the environment of whatever you are watching. Unfortunately, the hassle of running wires and setting up surround sound is more than many people want to do. A sound bar can do a good job with […]
The testing setup that I am always in awe of it the one that CNet has. While most of us have to do our testing in a vacuum and rely on subjective memory or our objective test data, CNet has access to almost all the recent, popular displays. The room design enables them to do […]