I browsed through my local Best Buy and found the Samsung HW-MS650, which is sold at an MSRP of $600. It caught my eye for being very attractive, with no-nonsense, industrial rectangular sculpting. Add to that the brushed finish on the top, and the industrial-style grille over the speakers, and everything harmonized together beautifully. So I brought it home with me.
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Since the release of UHD, the debate as to whether a given release of a product with the technology is true 4K or not has been rampant on the forums.
Display calibration helps home video displays deliver the best possible image quality. Most televisions and home video systems display wildly inaccurate images when first installed.
As the Munich High End 2017 trade event gets underway, here are some highlights and notable products from Day 2.
The Munich High End trade show kicks off today, but a littering a new product announcements have already begun to trickle in. Here are my picks of some the most interesting new products to be revealed.
At one time or another, Sony, LG, and Samsung hailed Quantum Dot (or its variants) as the next big thing in LCD TV technology. I'm not here to argue the efficacy of the technology, but to explain "what is Quantum Dot?"
I bought a YesGo case for my iPhone 7, based on an Amazon.ca main page suggestion, for $55. I bought it, quite honestly, as a stopgap solution until I could find a more permanent case.
A good (or bad) customer service experience can make or break a company. It's no longer primarily about the product, especially not in the world of consumer electronics.
Every person and his uncle claims that sales of physical media is on a decline. Perhaps that's the case in terms of percentage of sales, but not in sales numbers. In fact, in looking at the first nine months following introduction of the format, sales of UHD 4K Blu-ray discs have actually surpassed the sale of regular Blu-ray discs by a rate of two-to-one, according to Blu-ray Forum statistics.
For the longest time, I haven't been happy with my TV's sound. Who is anyway? There are several options to get around this. You could get a soundbar/soundbase, which I have in my bedroom. But this can often mean a compromise in sound quality for music listening (though it's more than acceptable for movie watching). Plus, I still need to connect my turntable, run my music from a USB key, and listen to Australia's Boom Radio from TuneIn.
At CES 2017, Chipolo handed me four Chipolo Pluses in four different colours for review. Italian for onion, Chipolo devices are Bluetooth key finders, similar to the TrackR devices. Considering how I tend to misplace my house or car keys at least once a week, and I haven't had success with other options, I welcomed the invitation.