Lies, HDR, and Statistics

On November 6th, IHS Markit released a report showing that HDR (high dynamic range) TV shipments are way up this year. In 2017 they expect 12.2 million HDR TVs to ship and in 2021 that to rise up to 47.9 million. Now those estimates might prove wrong (what did they...

Triad Factory Tour and DS4 Speakers

Tucked off in a nondescript business park just outside of Portland International Airport is Triad Speakers. You can be forgiven for thinking that this is likely the business side of Triad, while their assembly operations certainly have to be overseas somewhere, right?...

UltraHD Blu-ray Database

In March 2016 we finally see the launch of the UltraHD Blu-ray player format with a $400 player from Samsung and titles from many studios. These UltraHD discs will likely be the best sources of UltraHD content at home. This new format offers 10-bits per pixel instead...

Monoprice Tube System Giveaway

For the recent holiday season, Monoprice was kind enough to send over their new hybrid tube amp along with a pair of speakers and speaker cables. The hybrid tube amp features 15 watts of power with 25 watt peaks, an analog input along with a Bluetooth 4.0 input, and a...

CES 2016 Thoughts

The honest truth is that when you cover CES, it’s about the people and not the products. We want to see what is new, but the real point of the show is to get to know the people behind the products. But that doesn’t look as interesting on the web as the products that...