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  1. Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP
    BenQ is best known in AV circles for its highly affordable DLP projectors that sport highly accurate color right out of the box. The company continues this trend with the HT2550, a 4K/UHD model that promises to put 8.3 million distinct pixels up on screen for less than $2000, and it supports...
  2. OLED Technology and Flat Panels General
    Calibrator David Abrams talks about his studio environment and measurement and calibration process, followed by a detailed analysis of the Sony A1E OLED TV . We talk about the X-tended Dynamic Range control and what it does, then take a close look at the grayscale and color measurements in...
  3. LCD Flat Panel Displays
    One of the more interesting effects of Vizio's wholesale adoption of SmartCast as the foundation for delivering content to its TVs is that firmware updates are universal, as opposed to model-specific. This latest update, which is memorably named v2.2.7.4, brings significant improvements to all...
  4. Receivers, Amps, and Processors
    The brand-new SR7011 AVR from Marantz ($2200) is a 9-amplifier, 11.2-channel processing flagship for the brand. It's designed to decode hi-res audio and handle the latest video formats including UHD/4K with HDR. According to the company, it’s also diligent in its handling of stereo sound...
  5. Community News & Polls
    As you probably know, streaming is becoming an increasingly important source of video content in homes around the world. And few would dispute that Roku is among the top providers of streaming content, with more apps—many offering 4K/UHD—than just about any other platform. So it makes perfect...
  6. Official AVS Forum® Blu-ray Disc Reviews
    Paramount Home Media Distribution Announces First 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Releases Star Trek and Star Trek Into Darkness   Digitally Remastered and Featuring Groundbreaking High Dynamic Range Technology, Both Films Will Debut in UHD/Blu-ray/Digital HD Combo Packs June 14, 2016   HOLLYWOOD...
  7. Official AVS Forum® Blu-ray Disc Reviews
    The wait is finally over. Ultra HD Blu-ray has landed with the first player and discs now in the hands of enthusiasts eager to see if it fulfills its promise. I have been among those eagerly awaiting the arrival of Ultra HD Blu-ray since its finalized specification and logo were released last...
  8. AVS Forum® Podcasts
    Brian Markwalter, Senior VP of Research and Standards for the Consumer Technology Association, discusses the state of Ultra HD, including the CTA 4K Ultra HD logo and what it means, how the CTA interfaces with other standards organizations such as the UHD Alliance, the UHDA's Ultra HD Premium...
  9. Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP
    There's not much to cover yet here in Dallas—the CEDIA Expo starts tomorrow, except for one press conference and a media tour of the still-under-construction show floor today. But I did manage to get invited to a room in the Omni hotel where Texas Instruments is demonstrating a prototype...
  10. Latest Industry News
    Roku makes what are probably the most popular online-streaming receivers currently available; in any event, they offer access to the widest range of streaming outlets. Today, Roku announces the Roku 4 UHD/4K streamer, which adds UHD/4K at up to 60 frames per second using the HEVC codec to Roku's...
  11. LCD Flat Panel Displays
    At CES 2014, Vizio stunned the TV industry with the unveiling of its Reference Series of UHDTVs that incorporate Dolby Vision high dynamic range (HDR) capabilities. Today, after almost two years of eager anticipation, the company finally announced the pricing and availability of the Reference...
  12. Latest Industry News
    The wait for an affordable Ultra HD over-the-top streaming solution is over. Amazon's new Fire TV set-top box will ship October 5 and offers support for UHD/4K streaming through Amazon Prime Instant Video, Amazon Video, and Netflix. The new Fire TV beats Apple TV and Roku to the UHD/4K punch at...
  13. LCD Flat Panel Displays
    People know Vizio because of its disruptively low pricing. While a couple of the company's competitors in the US market insist that customers want curved screens, Irvine, California-based Vizio keeps cranking out affordable flat screens that sell very well. At a recent event in New York...
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