Sharp's top of the range TV offers a true 4K panel with four 60Hz-compatible HDMI inputs. Given the dearth of native 4K content, Sharp's UD will upscale regular programming to 4K using its upscaling engine.
Sharp has announced that the 70-inch LC-70UD1 television, the first Ultra HD screen to receive THX certification, is now available in stores for $7,499, with a street price of $5,999.
The TV features a 4H/UHD resolution of 3,840x2,160 pixels and the company's proprietary Revelation upscaler to upscale existing sources to the resolution of the panel.
The LC-70UD1 is the first to receive THX 4K classification, which Sharp said involved over 400 tests, and it means the TV includes two precalibrated THX Movie modes.
The UD1 is edge-lit but lacks local dimming and unlike the … Read more
LAS VEGAS--LG's pre-CES teaser release already confirmed the company's plans to ship a massive 84-inch 4K resolution LCD TV this year, but now we know when, and can speculate whether it will provide "lossless" passive 3D images.
The LG 84LM9600 will be the largest LCD confirmed for U.S. shipping this year, outdoing the 80-inch Sharp. LG has shown the screen size before but this is the first time it has promised a U.S. ship date: June or July of this year, according to the company rep we spoke to, price TBD.… Read more
Looks like LG has already given up its TV goodies for CES 2012.
First, it said it's bringing the world's largest (at least for now) 55-inch OLED TV, and now along for the ride is an 84-inch 3D ultra-defiinition 4K TV, another world's largest.
The 3D UDTV has four times the "resolution clarity" of a full HDTV (3,840x2,160 versus 1,920x1,080 pixels), which is nice and it apparently will make LG's 3D experience that much better. The extra resolution won't matter much for consumers right now, though, because you'll … Read more
There are two worlds. One is full of leather, growling engines, and the call of the open road. The other is full of TIE fighters, adorable Ewoks, and the call of open space. At last, they have come together.
The Stormtrooper motorcycle suit from UD Replicas melds the power of the Dark Side with the power of leather. It's available in Shadow Trooper Black or Imperial White.
The suit looks suitably intimidating, especially if you opt for the ominous black one. It's made from leather with built-in body armor. This is way tougher than that plastic costume you bought a decade ago.… Read more
Oppo's BDP-83 may be one of the most expensive Blu-ray players we've reviewed, but in the world of high-end AV equipment, it's actually a bargain compared with similar universal disc players like the $2,000 Denon DBP-4010UDCI. Denon is clearly aware of the competition, and the company's two new universal players look to be worthwhile alternatives to the Oppo.
Key features of the Denon DBP-1611UD:Universal disc player (Blu-ray, DVD-Audio, SACD, DVD, CD) 3D Blu-ray compatible via a firmware update coming in the fall Netflix and YouTube streaming 1GB onboard memory $400 list price; available in … Read more
Marantz currently offers a full line of stereo and home theater components, but in the 1950s, the company was one of America's most prestigious hi-fi brands. Early Marantz products were designed and built by Saul B. Marantz in his home in Kew Gardens, New York. Those hand-built components now fetch huge dollars on the used market.
So naturally, I was interested in what Home Entertainment magazine's Richard Ames had to say about the Marantz UD9004 "universal" player. The $6,000 machine spins Blu-ray, SACD, DVD-Audio, and CDs.
It certainly looks the part: the Marantz UD9004's … Read more