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  1. Receivers, Amps, and Processors
    NAD will be at AXPONA 2019 showing its Masters M10 streaming integrated amplifier that was announced at CES 2019. For this show, the now-shipping M10 will gain Dirac Live room correction as well as an update to BluOS 3.4 for hi-res streaming. This update will roll out to NAD Masters M10 owners...
  2. Speakers
    The Alpha Series from PSB was introduced back in 1991 with the aim of being an affordable, performance-first line. Now, the company has introduced an all-new Alpha Series, which is shipping concurrent to its unveiling at CES 2019. I was lucky enough to get a demo pair of PSB Alpha T20 towers...
  3. Latest Industry News
    In Las Vegas, Bigger is definitely always better, especially during CES 2019. That explains the popularity in the news of Samsung's 219" The Wall display. If Samsung's intention in going big with the 219" The Wall 4K LED display was to make a huge splash at CES 2019, it succeeded. This...
  4. Receivers, Amps, and Processors
    While IMAX Enhanced was first announced at CEDIA 2018, unquestionably CES 2019 represented the true debut of the initiative to bring the IMAX cinematic experience home. During the consumer electronics show in Las Vegas, IMAX Corporation announced a slew of new partners that have joined the...
  5. LCD Flat Panel Displays
    2019 is a big year for Samsung Electronics, it's the company's 50th anniversary. It's no surprise the world's top TV maker had awesome 8K QLED TVs to show. It's time to talk QLED. 2019 is the 50th anniversary of Samsung Electronics and the company made a big splash at CES 2019 by...
  6. Latest Industry News
    I'm back from CES 2019 in Las Vegas, which took place last week. While at the show I only had enough time to share press releases because, as is usually case at the show, there is far too much for a single person to cover. However, one undeniable fact about CES 2019 is that it represents the...
  7. LCD Flat Panel Displays
    Sony brings high performance video playback to mainstream price points with its X950G series TVs. This line of 4K TVs includes four screen sizes: 55", 65", 75" and 85". These HDR 4K TVs come packed with Sony's latest technologies including the X1 Ultimate processor. According to Sony, viewing...
  8. OLED Technology and Flat Panels General
    I did not have the pleasure of attending IFA 2018 so my first opportunity to see LG's awe-inspiring Z9 88" 8K OLED (OLED88Z9PUA) arrived with CES 2019. On "press day" which is the day before the doors open at the convention center, I had an opportunity to visit LG's "VIP Suite" where I saw the...
  9. Speakers
    Could it be that the surround sound system of the future won't have an AV receiver connected to it at all? With WiSA, that future could arrive soon. Will your TV or PC or perhaps even your gaming console (Xbox One) become your next AV receiver? WiSA is coming, and soon we'll know...
  10. 2-Channel Audio
    Classé Delta Driving Magico S5 MKII Classé is back. The Canadian high-end audio brand known for its uncompromising approach to electronics is in the midst of a rebirth following its recent acquisition by Sound United. At CES 2019 in Las Vegas, the company showed its new Delta Series, which...
  11. Speakers
    PSB has refreshed its venerable "performance first" Alpha series, the result are speakers like the T20 towers that exceed expectations. At CES 2019 some rooms have an undeniable buzz, when you see a packed room and the music is playing that's a sign there's something good going on...
  12. Latest Industry News
    Sony unveiled several new TVs at CES 2019 including new entries for its Master Series. Included is the impressive Sony Z9G series that features an 8K 98" FALD LCD model using the company's Backlight Master Drive tech, as well as other sizes. This morning I had an opportunity to spend some time...
  13. LCD Flat Panel Displays
    Samsung is  accepting preorders for the 8K QLED TVs it is showing now at CES 2019. These TVs offer vastly improved viewing angles as well as high-performance HDR with AI upscaling. The new 8K QLEDs from Samsung are here . As seen at CES 2019, these TVs feature vastly improved viewing angles...
  14. Speakers
    The ELAC JET tweeter is a folded-ribbon, air-motion transformer design that the company has refined over the years. At CES 2019, the company introduced the first speakers designed by Andrew Jones that utilize this tweeter type: Carina Series. The series consists of three models, all of which...
  15. LCD Flat Panel Displays
    Hisense is taking on the premium TV market with the U9F ULED announced at CES 2019. This TV comes in a single screen size of 75 inches, which his the price/performance sweet spot for movie lovers seeking a screen large enough to deliver a cinematic experience at home. The U9F has a lot going for...
  16. Ultra Short Throw (UST) Projectors
    LG's second generation CineBeam Projector is a 4K DLP design that features a ultra-short throw lens, allowing it to be placed mere inches from a wall. Is there still a space for projection in the living room? With today's 4K TVs available at approachable prices and sizes up to 85 inches, the...
  17. LCD Flat Panel Displays
    Apple strikes a deal with Samsung to put iTunes on 2019 QLED TVs. No more need for an Apple TV box to tap into the company's vast streaming content library. Here's a piece of news that I honestly did not expect from CES 2019. Apple iTunes is coming to 2019 Samsung Smart TVs in the form of an...
  18. Latest Industry News
    Wolf Cinema's 8K TXF-3500 projection system is the foundation of an awesome-looking high-end home theater rig at CES 2019. At CES 2019 I stopped by the Wolf Cinema, Seymour-Screen Excellence, Dynaudio & AudioControl Demo room in The Venetian to see the performance of the Wolf Cinema TXF-3500 8K...
  19. LCD Flat Panel Displays
    Vizo came to Las Vegas with an all-new TV lineup including a new flagship, the Quantum X, which is an AVS Forum Best of CES 2019 award winner. Vizio was in Las Vegas concurrent at CES 2019 to show off its latest 4K TV offerings. The company has fully embraced quantum dot technology that...
  20. Speakers
    During my trip to CES 2019, I took a trip through the hallways of the Venetian to see some of my favorite audio brands. I stopped by the  SVS  room and much to my surprise I saw a pair of towers that are actually really huge deal for the company: Prime Pinnacle. The company did not issue a press...
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