Most TVs are perfectly fine for rooms with normal lighting situations, where a brighter TV isn't necessarily better. But if you plan to place the set where its screen can't avoid reflecting a window or other bright light source, you might want to consider one of the TVs below.
Not sure if your room is "normal" or not? Then chances are, you're fine with any TV. If you find your current TV bright enough, or reflections are only an issue during certain times of the day, then one of these TVs probably won't help much. But if you're constantly confounded by reflections or washout regardless of adjustments you make, a different TV might help.
Bright lights and windows can overwhelm any TV, washing out the picture and creating distracting reflections that can make certain programs, especially those with dark scenes, downright unwatchable. If possible, we recommend controlling room lighting and reflections somehow -- by either moving the TV or your seat, using blinds, or turning off the lights. But sometimes you can't do that.… Read more
The three consumer models are the DLA-X900R ($11,999), the DLA-X700R ($7,999), and the DLA-X500R ($4,999), which include a new D-ILA device, 4K inputs, e-shift upscaling for 1080p-and-lower sources, and a user-selectable Intelligent Lens Aperture.
The projectors, which according to JVC aren't technically 4K, use a system called "e-shift" which splits all incoming signals … Read more
How do you listen to your music at home? Is it through a radio, an iPhone connected to a hi-fi system, or even an old-school CD player? While music on the move is arguably standardized now -- many people use a smartphone and a pair of headphones -- there are myriad ways to listen to music at home.
For many people, the holy grail is a whole-home wireless audio system, but the current options, like Sonos and AirPlay, tend to be expensive, proprietary, and lacking some high-end audio features that enthusiasts are looking for. That's the niche the DTS-backed Play-Fi standard is trying to fill.… Read more
LG Display and Samsung Display might have been rivals previously, but now, they're looking at becoming partners.
The companies on Tuesday announced they have dropped all patent-infringement litigation against each other and will now start to explore the ways at which they can work together to improve their mutual standing in the display business.
The two companies have been locked in legal turmoil over the last few years. In September 2012, LG Display sued Samsung Display, claiming the latter violated seven of its organic light-emitting diode (OLED) patents. Samsung quickly responded with its own round of lawsuits over the … Read more
The city of Huntingdon, home of high-end audio company Meridian, is about a quintessential British town as you could picture. It looks like a movie set. Meridian is perhaps best known for its trapezoidal digital speakers and associated preamps. The company has more recently gotten into portable DACs, music servers, car audio, and more.
On a recent trip to England, I got a chance to tour the facility. I took lots of pictures for you.… Read more
Normally Sony's love for marketing obfuscation generates an eye-roll or four here, but in this case, we think it has a point. Not least because we have to type this stuff all the time and "4K TVs" is way easier than "Ultra High Definition televisions."
So with that entirely neutral intro, what do you think. Do you prefer "UHD" or "4K?" … Read more
The town of Worthing is perhaps not where you'd expect to find a world-class speaker company. A typically British seaside town, the parks and beaches are surrounded by squat brick houses sprinkled with Tudors and people driving on the left.