Now that Sony is deep into the UHD TV space, how do its latest models stack up? I took an in-depth look at the 65X930D XBR-series UHD TV to gauge.
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Chances are that if you have a serious vinyl collection, you've thought about getting a record cleaning machine at some point. However, once you begin checking out the prices of machines from companies like Nitty Gritty ($900) or VPI ($550-$4,000), you start to think twice.
I don't care what people claim, not all HDMI cables are created equal. Years of my installation experience is all the proof I need. And now with UHD resolution, Wide Colour Gamut, and High Dynamic Range, the quality of HDMI cables has become even more important.
Too many receivers, amplifiers, and soundbars list bloated power ratings. One home theatre in-a-box, for example, notes its power to be 1,000 Watts, which is impossible for something that tiny in a plastic box that isn't a digital amplifier.
For a very long time, I've been using various phono pre-amps for my main turntable set up. Some of them sound decent, but too many of them carry a "signature sound" of the item's engineer. I don't like that.
The popularity of crowdfunding Websites has offered entrepreneurs and innovators a way to fund projects and ideas by acting as a sort of conduit for online donations. Crowdfunding platforms raised over US$16 billion in 2014 and US$32 billion in 2015, and the estimated forecast is that the figure could hit around US$50 billion in 2016
Amidst the various phone cases on display at the Dog & Bone booth at CES a few years ago was a Bluetooth-enabled padlock. That's nothing new, but the weatherproof design caught my attention. And this year, so did the LockSmart Travel travel-friendly version.
I have to admit, as someone from the Walkman generation, I can't fathom the idea of spending megabucks for today's equivalent to the device: a Digital Audio Player.
At CES 2017, I was invited by Polaroid to "experience" the company's instant photo product line, which includes three digital cameras with built-in photo printer and a pocket-sized photo printer. All share the same printing technology, which uses ZINK (Zero-INK) photo paper.
There are plenty of AV products showcased at CES. Here are a few that caught my home-theatre-centric eyes.
Here are top 5 AV gear picks from Day Two at CES 2017.