With the the big 3D push coming in 2010, I planted my eyes on three types of 3D technologies displayed at CEDIA (home theater expo) that you may have in your next TV...and passed some judgments without pulling any punches.
Another day, another iPod dock. But Sharp's DK-AP8P's got something others don't: A glossy remote with not one, but three iPod-style touchwheels. We couldn't quite figure out how to use them, but that doesn't matter because there's three of them.
The best LCD sets money can buy are lit up by LEDs, and these are the best LED TVs you can buy from LG, Samsung and Sony. They start at $3600.
You've never watched TV until you've watched it from a chair sporting a tailpipe and flame paint.
We're still wrapping our heads around Pioneer's Project ET. It's sort of every piece of media squeezed into one set-top box—with masterful execution.
Oh really? The best Sony Bravia XBR HDTV in the world, eh? That's quite the accomplishment.
In the words of Jerry Seinfeld, "What's the deal with local dimming LCDs?" In the words of one Toshiba rep, "it finally allows us to compete with plasma."
Anyone who owns a Time Capsule can tell you that while Wi-Fi storage isn't the fastest solution, it's certainly convenient.
I'm not sure you could ever call a 32-inch monitor portable, but if you could, the JVC LT-32WX50 fits the bill. Aside from the LCD's 1/4-inch (6.4mm) depth, the display weighs but 12.5 pounds.
We know, we know. You don't think the bank will support your $175,000 "projector mortgage" request. But JVC's highest end 4K projector isn't going to buy itself.
If you record a lot of shows using a CableCard in Windows Media Center, know that the upcoming 1.19 update will loosen the reins on these recordings and allow you to copy them to other WMC machines and portable devices. In other words, you record into WMC, you can copy the content wherever you want—save for…
The BDP-N460 is the Sony Blu-ray player we've been asking for—almost. It's $250, and streams video through Bravia Internet Video—including Netflix this fall—but instead of including Wi-Fi, it's got "specially designed" software for Linksys's $100 Wi-Fi dongle. Right.
Sony's new XBR10—known overseas as as the ZX5—is their new flagship. It heralds the return of LEDs that the XBR9 skipped, but is sidelit. That means it's skinny, but doesn't do localized background dimming. *Tears!*
Teased a month ago with the SL80, LG's dropped price and release details on its prettiest LED TV, the "seamless" 1.15-inch thin (about two iPhones thick) SL90: $2100 for the 42-inch model, and $2700 for the 47-incher, out this fall.