The Zappiti One 4K HDR media player is an innovative and feature-complete movie playback solution for the home. Think of the Zappiti One similar to a Sonos audio system but for video, with the ability to add devices in other rooms to view your videos...
BenQ America Corp., an internationally renowned provider of visual display solutions, today announced the availability of the LK970 4K UHD BlueCore laser projector. Delivering breathtakingly realistic image quality thanks to a unique combination of best-in-class features and incredible 4K UHD...
Today I’m checking out JVC’s DLA-RS4500 4K projector. With a native resolution of 4096x2160 pixels, it represents a true 4K experience. Packed with technologies like a 20,000-hour laser phosphor light source, HDR, and plenty of light output; it’s just the thing for high-end theaters seeking to employ the latest technology. With THX and ISF certification, it should satisfy enthusiasts and videophiles alike.
The image quality of UltraHD Blu-ray continues to meet and exceed expectations with every new disc release. Building upon the success of their UDP-203 UHD Blu-ray disc player, OPPO has introduced the UDP-205. Ultra HiDef videophiles can now enjoy the audiophile experience with this...
You know a format has arrived when Oppo makes a player for it. Today I’m looking at the all-new UDP-203 Ultra HD Blu-ray Player. UHD Blu-ray discs offer an exceptional visual improvement over HD Blu-ray and look significantly better than 4K streaming. New content continues to flow from the studios bringing the ultimate audio and video experience into the home.
When legions of monstrous creatures from another dimension, known as Kaiju (Japanese for “Beast”), started rising from a rift in the ocean floor, a war began that would take millions of lives. To combat the giant Kaiju, the world’s governments created...
For those wishing to add Ultra HD Blu-ray to their systems, source component choices are extremely limited. Today I’m checking out Philips new BDP-7501 Ultra HD Blu-ray Player. It supports Ultra HD, HDR10 and streams Internet content as well.
Marantz has produced grin-inducing amps and receivers for many years. Their SR5009 will keep you smiling as it sends stunning sound to your speakers and gorgeous pictures to your TV. Featuring the latest high resolution audio decoders such as Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio, the Marantz SR5009 7.2 Network Home Theater A/V Receiver also includes Dolby Pro Logic IIz decoding so you can connect front height speakers for a dramatically expanded front soundstage.
When 4K televisions first hit the market a year ago they were priced at the extreme high-end; but second-generation sets are becoming more affordable. In this review, I'm checking out Sony's XBR-65X900B, a 65" (diagonal) Ultra HD set with great picture quality, solid connectivity, and a little more down-to-earth price-tag.
CEDIA 2014 Show Coverage is underway.....the SECRETS Team is on the ground in Denver.....press releases embargoed until today are being added to the Press Releases posted on SECRETS. Actual coverage from the floor begins on Thursday. The SECRETS Team covering CEDIA 2014 includes our Senior Editors, Robert Kozel, Chris Eberle and Kris Deering and SECRETS Managing Editor, Cynthia Johnson. Also roaming the floor and attending meetings are Sumit Chawla and David Rich, so a large presence from SECRETS, for sure.
At home, acoustically transparent projection screens have been around for years, but have always had flaws. The size of the holes required for allowing sound to pass through are often visible from normal seating distances in the home. Also, much of the light passes through the screen, and this reduces the brightness of the image you will see. A projector you can buy for $3,000 now has more than enough brightness to allow some loss through the perforations. We have also seen the introduction of woven screens that allow sound to pass through, but also have a fine texture that is invisible from a normal distance. One such screen material is the Enlightor 4K from Seymour Screen Excellence. Boasting ISF certification for image quality and said to be acoustically transparent from 100 Hz to 20 kHz, it looks to be a screen material that can give you that movie theater immersion at home.
Reviewing the Samsung UN85S9AF 4K UHD TV is far from a simple task. The entire construct requires around 4 people to stand upright. This 85" behemoth is a self contained home theater experience – it stands on its own and although it can technically be wall mounted, this really breaks from its design statement. Apparently, Samsung discovered that many of its customers prefer to use the built in stand – which is why they've invested a great deal in the built-in stand designs. When Samsung first showed off this design at CES in Las Vegas, I really didn't like it. From afar, it looked like a folding beach chair or scissors. However, when the UN85S9AF is right next to you, the feeling changes. The design is elegant and looks much better in person than it does on the Vegas show floor or in pictures.
Editorial: The Industry Learns a Lesson: The Death of 3D vs. Industry Predictions. Will this Change their Plans for Introducing 4K to the Public?
The recent announcement that ESPN is eliminating its 3D channel on cable and satellite tells a sad story of overestimating the impact of 3D on selling more HDTVs. Although 3D movies continue to be released - for the time being - it appears that consumers are not interested in watching 3D at home. The "glasses" are claimed to be the scapegoat, but I think there is more to it than that.