Items tagged with televisions

For a long time, the two main reasons to skip over OLED were prohibitively high prices and the risk of permanent image retention, otherwise known as burn-in. Over the past several years, however, TV makers and their retail partners have made strides to address both concerns—yes, the risk of burn-in still exists, but... Read more...
The NBA playoffs are just weeks away and same goes for the NHL, while opening day of the MLB season is not just days off in the distance. If you're a sports fan, now is a great time to bring home a big screen TV. And even if you're not into sports, this is still an opportune time to be in the market for an upgrade, as... Read more...
In what would be a surprise and potentially game-changing move, Walmart is reportedly in discussions to acquire Vizio, a popular maker of smart TVs and soundbars, for $2 billion. Nothing is set in stone, but according to The New York Times, discussions are ongoing. The appeal for Walmart isn't just to sell TVs, which... Read more...
The day of the big game is has finally arrived and while it's too late to have a TV delivered in time (unless shopping at Best Buy or Walmart and with a local pick-up option), there are some super-sized deals on big screen TVs that you can take advantage of today, Super Bowl Sunday. And, all of the discounted models... Read more...
The stage is set for this year’s Super Bowl, which will see the Kansas City Chiefs square off against the San Francisco 49ers. Kudos to anyone who managed to score tickets to the big game. For everyone else, the next best thing is to watch the gridiron action unfold on a big screen TV, and to that end, Samsung is... Read more...
You have a smidge over two weeks before Super Bowl Sunday arrives, which will see either the Detroit Lions or or San Francisco 49ers square off against the Kansas City Swifties or Baltimore Ravens for the ultimate prize (depending on the results of this weekend's Conference Championship games). It's a big event in... Read more...
Quick, what's the first brand you associate with premium TVs? Ping at least 10 people with that very question and the responses will likely be split between Sony, LG, and Samsung. Some might even mention TCL and Hisense, especially with their newer mini LED offerings making waves. Well, Roku is entering the chat... Read more...
Tom Brady did his thing yesterday, dispatching with the New Orleans Saints to advance the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to the NFC Championship game. The winner between the Bucs and Green Bay Packers will advance to the Super Bowl. There are some enticing potential matchups for the big contest, and what better excuse is there... Read more...
At last year's Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, Samsung introduced The Wall, a fantastically large 146-inch micro LED display. Now a year later, Samsung is upping the ante with an even bigger 219-inch model, as well as a more pedestrian 75-inch micro LED display that could actually find its way into... Read more...
Big screen televisions are fairly common now, and even though they have slimmed down considerably since the days of rear projection TVs, they can still take up a lot of space in the living room. LG is attempting to make them less of a dominating presence. How so? The company apparently has plans to launch a 65-inch... Read more...
Here's my bold, and maybe biased prediction: Red Sox are going to the World Series, Patriots are headed to the Super Bowl, Celtics are a lock for the NBA Finals, and the Bruins will compete for the Stanley Cup. If you're a diehard Boston sports fan like myself and want to catch all the glory on something bigger and... Read more...
If you were asked to guess which smartphone maker now has plans to launch its own television, you'd say OnePlus, because read the headline. Had you not, however, you might have guessed Apple. it would have been a logical guess, based on past rumors, but also wrong. OnePlus is on track to beat Apple to the punch with... Read more...
In a bid to push consumers to upgrade their television sets, TV makers have been pushing increasingly large screens, some as big as 75 inches or even 80 inches. These big screen TVs do not necessarily cost a fortune, either. However, Samsung just made even the biggest consumer TVs look puny by comparison with the... Read more...
Have you been contemplating a big screen TV upgrade? Generally speaking, the best deals are found twice a year—just prior to the Super Bowl, and during the Black Friday festivities that in recent years have been extended well before the day after Thanksgiving. We now find ourselves in that moment where Black Friday... Read more...
Samsung today announced the availability of its 2017 model quantum dot televisions, which it is marketing as QLED for short. The new QLED sets represent the very best that Samsung has to offer, with price tags to boot—cost of entry into QLED territory is $2,800. That gets you a 55-inch class (54.6-inch diagonal) QLED... Read more...
LeEco's U.S. launch event scheduled for October 19th may not hold many surprises, not anymore, anyway. Whether by accident (likely) or a controlled leak as Apple is prone to do (probably not), several unannounced devices showed up on LeEco's website for a brief time, including a couple of Android smartphones and four... Read more...
A power saving feature found in some of Samsung's televisions has come under scrutiny by an independent test lab in Europe. The lab claims that Samsung TV's with "motion lighting" use less energy during official certification tests than they do in real-world use, the implication being that Samsung might be cheating... Read more...
For years it seemed that every discussion on Apple's new product lines and innovation required mention of an eventual Apple iTV (this writer's moniker for such a device, and not to be confused with that amorphous not-a-TV Cupertino-created product with 'TV' in its name, Apple TV). The company had stylishly cracked digital music delivery, sold Read more...
Samsung's Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge — the very essence of HOT hardware in the smartphone space today — will go on sale in Japan this Thursday (April 23) without the company's logo on the devices, and will instead sport the monikers 'Docomo Galaxy' and 'au Galaxy', named after their Japanese telecom... Read more...
Full HD 1080p (1920x1080) may not have fully run its course, but that won't stop TV makers from trying to push new 4K Ultra High Definition (UHD) panels on the public. Will there be any willing buyers? Sure there will, but what's surprising is the potential rate of adoption. According to the latest NPD DisplaySearch... Read more...