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HD Report | March 28, 2017

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News and reviews of HDTVs, Blu-ray Players, Gaming Consoles, DVRs, Receivers, Audio Equipment, etc.

3 Deals On Sony 3D Blu-ray 4k Upscaling Players

July 7, 2016 |

Whether you’re looking for your first Blu-ray Disc player, second, or never got around to buying a 3D Blu-ray player for your 3D TV, here are three deals on Sony players from Amazon that won’t break your wallet. All three … Read More

Amazon Taking Pre-Orders on Philips’ 4k Ultra HD Blu-ray Player

July 5, 2016 |

Amazon is now taking pre-orders for the Philips BDP7501 Ultra HD Blu-ray player, although no exact shipping date has been announced. The BDP7501 will be only the second 4k Blu-ray player to be sold in the US. And, the retailer is also offering … Read More

How To Get A Sony 4k Ultra HD TV with HDR for $799

July 5, 2016 | 1

Forgive us if you take the headline as sort of click-baitish, but we were digging into Sony’s newest lineup of 4k TVs and noticed something worth mentioning. Sony’s 49″ class XBR-49X700D 4k TV (MSRP $999) isn’t advertised as an HDR TV, … Read More

Epson Intros Four New 4k Projectors With HDR Support

June 21, 2016 |

Epson has introduced four new home theater projectors that support 4k and High Dynamic Range (HDR) content. How do they support UHD? The projectors utilize “4K Enhancement Technology” to shift each pixel diagonally by 0.5 pixels to double video resolution … Read More

Shield Android TV Upgrade Adds Vudu, HDR, Dolby Atmos & More

June 9, 2016 |

The latest upgrade to the Nvidia Shield Android TV will add support for Vudu, a service long-awaited on the media player that adds more access to Ultra HD content. And, with the Version 3.2 update Shield TV will be able … Read More

Deal Alert: Fire HD 6 Tablet is Only $69 (Reg. $99)

June 8, 2016 |

Looking for a nice Father’s Day gift? Amazon is currently selling the Fire HD 6 tablet for just $69 — that’s $30 off the regular price of $99. The Fire HD 6 has a resolution of 1280 x 800 (252 … Read More

LG’s New 4k OLED TVs with HDR Aren’t Exactly Cheap

May 25, 2016 |

LG officially launched their new lineup of 4k OLED TVs with HDR support. But considering both OLED and HDR technologies are still on the pricey side, the sets aren’t exactly cheap. However, if you’re looking for a TV that’s more … Read More

360fly’s 4K Action Camera Expanding to Ship Globally

May 23, 2016 |

360fly, Inc.’s single-lens, 360-degree 4k camera just recently released to stores in the US, and now the company has announced plans to expand globally with the upgraded model. The 360fly 4k camera captures seamless 4k video with interactive and mobile virtual … Read More

Roku tops Apple TV, Fire TV, and Chromecast in Sales

May 17, 2016 |

Roku is still the leader in streaming media players sold, accounting for 30% of the total market share from the first quarter of 2015 through the first quarter of 2016. The stats come from Parks Associates who also reported Amazon’s … Read More

Review: 4k Ultra HD on the Nvidia Shield Android TV

May 11, 2016 | 4

The Nvidia Shield Android TV released in May 2015, and there are plenty of reviews that talk about the device’s capabilities in terms of being a gaming console and set-top box. But at the time it was released there wasn’t … Read More

Roku’s New Streaming Stick Allows Wireless Headphones

May 4, 2016 |

Late night viewing is better while immersed in sound, especially when you can use headphones as to not disturb the rest of the house. But not all TVs have headphone jacks, and wires don’t usually extend long enough anyway. That’s where media … Read More

UK Techies Give Rave Reviews to Panasonic Ultra HD Blu-ray Player

May 1, 2016 |

UK technology publications including WhatHiFi?ExpertReviews and TechRadar have both given rave reviews to the Panasonic DMP-UB900, the company’s first Ultra HD Blu-ray player and first to arrive in the United Kingdom.

At £599 ($875 US), the UB900 is priced much higher than Samsung’s … Read More

VIZIO Prices M-Series 4k UHD TVs w/Google Cast & Dolby Vision

April 19, 2016 |

Vizio’s newest lineup of 4k Ultra HD TVs starts at $849.99 and features support for HDR with Dolby Vision, along with integration of the Google Cast protocol for casting from mobile devices to SmartCast-enabled Vizio TVs.

Dolby Vision was already available in Vizio’s P-Series … Read More

LG’s ‘gram 15’ Laptop is Half the Weight of Competitors

April 14, 2016 |

LG has officially announced availability of their new “gram 15″ laptop that’s half the weight of competing 15″ models. If you’re someone who likes using a larger screen, but doesn’t like to carry around a heavy chassis, the gram 15 solves both … Read More

Amazon’s Fire TV with 4k is only $84.99 [Expired]

April 8, 2016 |

For a limited time Amazon is offering their newest Amazon Fire TV streaming media player with 4k support for just $84.99. That’s 15% off the regular price of $99. What’s new in the second-generation Fire TV? In addition to adding … Read More

Deal Alert: ViewSonic PRO8400 1080p 3D DLP Projector

March 30, 2016 |

Looking for a deal on a 1080p projector to complete your home theater? Right now you can get the ViewSonic PRO8400 3D DLP Home Theater Projector for 55% off the list price. The Full HD 3D projector, list-priced at $2,835, is now … Read More

TiVo may be bought by Rovi Corp

March 24, 2016 |

 

Rovi Corporation may be looking to purchase set-top-box maker TiVo, the New York Times reported today, although neither company would comment on the situation.

If there were a purchase, according to sources, TiVo shareholders would receive a combination of cash and … Read More

Vizio intros SmartCast P-Series Ultra HD TVs w/HDR & Google Cast

March 23, 2016 |

Vizio has officially announced the launch of the VIZIO SmartCast ecosystem that includes displays, sound bars, and standalone speakers, as well as the availability of the P-Series line of 4k Ultra HD TVs with HDR support. The new TV series … Read More

Older Kindle e-Readers should Update OS today

March 21, 2016 |

Older Kindle models from 2007 through 2012 should have their operating systems upgraded today before the update has to be conducted manually, this according to Amazons’ “Critical Software Update” message about Kindle e-Readers.

The e-Readers will essentially be rendered useless if the update … Read More

Deal Alert: The Fire HD 6 tablet is only $69!

February 17, 2016 |

Here’s a heck-of-a-deal on a Fire tablet from Amazon. Today only, you can get up the Fire HD 6 with 8GB of storage and 6-inch HD display for just $69. That’s a savings of $30 off the regular price of $99!

The 16GB edition is … Read More