Let's Make TVs Accurate, Not "Enhanced"

AquoMotion, AquoDimming, Auto-Depth Enhancer, Motionflow, Precision Black Local Dimming, Clear Action. These are the marketing names given to common features built into today's televisions to "enhance" the image. But while they alter the picture in a way that makes it catch your eye, the result often bears little… » 1/09/15 10:35am 1/09/15 10:35am

Why Your Next TV Could (and Should) Be Stuffed With Quantum Dots

It's no secret that OLED televisions produce the best quality HDTV images on the market today. It's also no secret that OLED sets are ludicrously, obscenely expensive compared to conventional LEDs. But what if there were a way to produce OLED-quality images at a fraction of their current price? Oh hey, there is. » 1/06/15 3:54pm 1/06/15 3:54pm

Samsung's 110-Inch 8K Glassesless 3DTV Is Beautiful and Awful

Since we last checked-in on Samsung's 8K television prototype a year ago, the technology has progressed considerably. The new model that Sammy is showing off at CES is a huge 110-inch monster. Its resolution is even more infinite than I remember it. And then, they switched on the glassesless 3D and I almost threw up… » 1/06/15 2:35pm 1/06/15 2:35pm

Samsung Made a 105-Inch Bendy UHD TV Because Why Wouldn't They

Last year, both Samsung and LG trotted out bendable (flexible?) UHD TVs that morph from curved to flat with the push of a button. This year, LG plans to bring a 77-inch model to market, which is nice! But a little meek next to Samsung's 105-inch display model. It'll probably never be more than a mythical trade show… » 1/05/15 5:00pm 1/05/15 5:00pm

Samsung's Glorious 8K TV Will Show You the Meaning of Infinity

Samsung's showing of a prototype of a 98-inch LED 8K television at CES. I leaned in and tried to see the pixels on this fantasy screen and my brain got lost in the detail. My mind tried do the math of how many pixels were assembling the heads of the tiny people in the screen. I got dizzy. This is infinity. » 1/07/14 1:52pm 1/07/14 1:52pm

Sony's Brand New 4K TVs: No Gimmicks, Just Beautiful

Sony's new 4K TVs are unbendingly plain but pretty much what a reasonable near-future human would really want in a giant TV: a big beautiful screen that doesn't need extra curves or egregious size to give you eyegasms. It's the type of TV that'll end up trickling down into our living rooms because there aren't any… » 1/06/14 8:33pm 1/06/14 8:33pm

Dolby Vision Will Make Sure Your TV's Colors and Brightness Are Right

From your home theater to the cineplex, Dolby has long been the industry standard for serious digital sound. If you're not using Dolby's proprietary tech, you're playing games. With Dolby Vision tech, the company wants to do to make movies on your TV look as good as it makes them sound on your surround sound system. » 1/06/14 8:00am 1/06/14 8:00am

Vizio 55" Razor LED HDTV Lightning Review: Good and Cheap

$9,000 for a TV? Doesn't matter if it's curved, spherical, or damned trapezoidal; doesn't matter if the LEDs are organically raised or not, that's an absurd amount of money to throw down on a set. And unless you're a lucky member of the 1 percent, it's not really even an option. Here's a solid TV for the every-man. » 9/05/13 10:00am 9/05/13 10:00am

LG Made a Retro Wood-Panelled LED TV with Knobs and Everything

As companies like Apple and Samsung are heralding the end of the button, LG is taking its design in a different direction. This new "Classic TV" features a wood-panelled front complete with tuning knobs and buttons to create what LG describes as a "classic Scandanavian-style design that emphasizes simplicity,… » 8/12/13 11:59am 8/12/13 11:59am