New Epson Projectors Display In 1080P and 3D, Require Dorky Glasses

Videophiles that prefer the tiny package of a projector should take a look at Epson's new PowerLite Pro Cinema 6010 or its refreshed Home Cinema models. Not only do they display 1080P, some models support 2D to 3D video conversion. » 9/09/11 1:27am 9/09/11 1:27am

Is Samsung Laughing at LG Today as Their Korean Rivals Unveil a New…

I wonder whether Samsung execs are calling LG "stupid shits" in their Korean HQ today, after LG announced its new flagship TV, the LW980S. It is, naturally, a passive 3DTV that they claim handles 1080p. » 8/02/11 3:40am 8/02/11 3:40am

LG Home Theater Owners Can Watch 10,000 Videos on DivX TV's Web Portal…

It was a long time coming, but finally DivX TV's web portal is live in the US—only on LG devices, mind you. 10,000 vids are available to watch on assorted Blu-ray players and home theater systems. » 12/09/10 7:20am 12/09/10 7:20am

Brighter Than Before, Philips' 3D 21:9 TV Does Films Justice

The 21:9 has an advantage with its letterbox aspect ratio. Unlike other TVs, films fit the screen without those annoying black bars. With Toy Story 3D, you're drawn into a more engaging 3D image than the 55-inch 3D sets manage. » 9/02/10 12:27pm 9/02/10 12:27pm

Sony's 3DTVs Will Be Available June In UK, Come With Goodies

While the actual price of the set hasn't been revealed, the HX803 will be Europe's first Sony 3DTV, coming bundled with Blu-rays and games aplenty. » 4/15/10 9:48am 4/15/10 9:48am

60 Per-cent Cheaper CCFL Lamps Could Outshine LED Backlighting in TVs

Cold cathode fluorescent lamp (CCFL) backlights are fast disappearing due to the more efficient and brighter LED swaggering onto the TV scene, but the Japanese company Sanken Electric claims its new CCFL technology is 60 per cent cheaper to produce. » 2/19/10 5:47am 2/19/10 5:47am

ASUS Updates O!Play Air HDP-R3 With WiFi-N For 1080p Streaming

ASUS listened to those grumbling about the lack of Wi-Fi in the O!Play HDP-R1 media streamer, and has added Wi-Fi 802.11n to the newest model, the O!Play Air HDP-R3, for streaming 1080p video. You're allowed to cheer, folks. » 2/08/10 8:16am 2/08/10 8:16am

Japanese Company Zeon Working On LCD Film To Improve Picture Quality

Seen running on a Philips Ambilight TV, Zeon's picture contrast-improving and viewing-angle widening phase difference film slicks onto LCD panels and could be on your next TV, with Samsung already a customer. » 1/26/10 10:05am 1/26/10 10:05am

LG Goes Retro With The Serie 1 CRT TV, Proving 14-Inches Can Be Enough

On sale in Korea only (someone pass me the tissues, quick), this LG Serie 1 retro TV may not have 1080 lines of resolution or a contrast ratio to make your knees bend, but it's very cute, non? » 1/25/10 8:42am 1/25/10 8:42am

Panasonic's G2 and S2 Plasmas Have Impressive Contrast Ratios, Dubious…

On sale from next month in Japan and the rest of the globe at a later date, Panasonic's G2 plasmas offer several choices—42, 46 and 50-inches, and black, silver or a dashing brown color options. » 1/18/10 7:15am 1/18/10 7:15am

Popcorn Hour A-200 Networked Media Tank Offers Middle Ground Between…

Very clever of Popcorn Hour to delay the announcement of their A-200 Networked Media Tank until after CES. They must've known we'd be scraping the dirge off the bottom of the gadget barrel. » 1/13/10 6:40am 1/13/10 6:40am

Panasonic's 3D DMP-BDT350 Blu-ray Player

Panasonic's dropped four Blu-ray players on CES goers today, the DMP-BD45, DMP-BD65 and DMP-BD85. But the big news is the DMP-BDT350, which is their first 3D player. » 1/06/10 6:55pm 1/06/10 6:55pm

ProVision's AXAR Wireless HD Streaming Technology In TVs This Year

The majors may've all banded together last year to create a wireless HD standard, but ProVision Communications has stepped out with its own with the AXAR1500 system which streams to AXAR and Wi-Fi TVs, PCs and phones. » 1/05/10 5:12pm 1/05/10 5:12pm

Aiptek's Plastic Portable DVD Projector Lets Your Kids Watch Hannah…

Who knew Fisher Price would ever move into the home cinema industry? Ok, so it's not a product from the kiddywink toys manufacturer, with this portable Aiptek DVD projector available now at Firebox. » 12/09/09 5:26am 12/09/09 5:26am

Sony's Bravia Theater RHT-G500 3.1-Channel Hi-Fi is a TV Stand Too

Stand your precious new HDTV on a simple, old-fashioned plank of wood? No, that's way too low-tech... or at least you might think so after seeing Sony's RHT-G500. It's an "invisible home cinema" TV stand. "A TV stand with a product code?" you might ask. Yes. And an integrated 3.1-channel audio system with S-Force PRO… » 8/06/08 4:08am 8/06/08 4:08am

White House Home Theater Reveals Laura Bush's Bordello Tastes

This is what the Prez and his people watch their Chuck Norris movies in: the White House home theater. It's, er, very red, isn't it? The refurb was overseen by Laura Bush in 2004, who was, apparently, inspired by turn-of-the-last century movie palaces. Another shot, plus the magnolia hell that was its previous… » 2/27/08 7:13am 2/27/08 7:13am

Home Theater Designed to Look Like Radio City, But Smaller

A house in Montauk has had a home theater installed by architect James Biber. With leather floors and co-ordinating beanbags, Biber took his inspiration from New York's Radio City, with a little bit of 2001: A Space Odyssey thrown in for good measure. » 2/20/08 8:05am 2/20/08 8:05am

Panasonic PT-AX200E Home Cinema Projector Features "Game Mode"

Panasonic's new PT-AX200E Home Cinema Projector is putting (wealthy) gamers in the forefront thanks to a "Game Mode" that promises a "life sized" experience. In Game Mode, signal processing is optimized to HD game content, which supposedly reduces response time from 15ms to 5ms. Panasonic also claims that the mode… » 10/22/07 5:40pm 10/22/07 5:40pm

Ears-On with JBL's $300,000 Home Cinema Set-Up with 9.6 Surround Sound…

We had the pleasure of listening to the new JBL's Project Everest Everest DD66000 speakers plus a few other important-sounding things, but, frankly, they had us at "$40,000 per speaker." Where were we? In JBL's rather impressive home cinema that cost $300,000 to build —including 6TB of storage for DVDs, their lowest… » 9/02/07 6:00pm 9/02/07 6:00pm