Sony Bravia 55XE93 (KD-55XE9305)

Sony Bravia 55XE93 (KD-55XE9305)

One of the most ingenious new TV technologies of 2016 was Sony’s Slim Backlight Drive. It put two sets of edge-mounted LEDs and two separate LED light plates in sequence to double the number of individually controllable light zones possible with an edge LED lighting system. The system is back in improved form on the 2017 XE93 series, increasing the number of individually controlled light zones and introducing a massive boost in

BenQ TH530 projector

BenQ TH530 projector

Who’s got the money, time or space for a home cinema projector? They’re expensive, tricky to set-up and require a dedicated projection room. Cue the BenQ TH530 projector. An affordable and compact DLP projector, the £529 TH530 is designed to be whipped out from a cupboard to play Full HD movies at a minute’s notice. Design There’s something about this single-chip DLP projector that suggests

Apple TV

Apple TV

Update: Apple TV is having some real problems with its latest software update, tvOS 10.2. Many are reporting that the new update is breaking AirPlay support on third-party apps like Airfoil that allows Mac or Windows users to stream any audio source. If it existed in a bubble, Apple TV would be a stellar product. It offers a steady improvement over its three-year-stagnant predecessor – a device built for the then revolutionary new

Dell™s 32-inch 8K UP3218K Display Now For Sale: Check Your Wallet

Dell™s 32-inch 8K UP3218K Display Now For Sale: Check Your Wallet

  Back at CES in January, Dell announced the next step in personal screen resolution advancements. The recent rise of ‘4K’ (or more accurately, Ultra-HD at 3840×2160) monitors has shown that there is a demand for high resolution interfaces beyond a smartphone. Back when UHD monitors in a 16:9 format launched en masse, prices were high ($3500-5000+) and stocks were limited – I remember

Acer Introduces A Pair Of Predator Gaming Displays

Acer Introduces A Pair Of Predator Gaming Displays

Today Acer is taking the wraps off of a couple of new products at CES 2017, and to start things off, Acer is unveiling some new gaming displays under their Predator brand. First is the 30-inch Acer Predator Z301CT, featuring a curved 21:9 panel with built-in eye tracking, and second is the Predator XB2 line, with 240 Hz refresh rate. Both models announced today feature

Amazon Fire TV Stick

Amazon Fire TV Stick

Few devices present the same price-to-value ratio that the Amazon Fire TV Stick does. It used to be that if you wanted a smart TV, you would have to pay out good money. Now, for a few less than the cost of a few Blu-rays, anyone can have a smart TV. All they need is a spare HDMI and a device no bigger than a USB stick. This is because the set-top box landscape is changing. Full-size goliaths such as the Roku 3, Amazon Fire TV and

TV Amazon Fire  updated review

TV Amazon Fire updated review

Introduction and features Amazon’s streaming video player is an always-improving, amazing piece of tech that can show you content you want faster than you can say “I’d like an Amazon Prime account, please.” Inside, however, things have changed considerably, with a nominally quad-core MediaTek processor sitting at the heart of the new Fire TV. It’s really a pair of dual-core chips (one running at 2GHz and the other at 1.6GHz) strapped together, but that doesn’t stop it from offering around 75% faster performance compared with the old model’s silicon. There’s also a dedicated PowerVR GX6250 GPU inside to give the new Fire…

Dell UP3017 UltraSharp 30-Inch Professional Display with 16:10 Aspect Ratio and DCI-P3 Color Space

Dell UP3017 UltraSharp 30-Inch Professional Display with 16:10 Aspect Ratio and DCI-P3 Color Space

Nowadays, the vast majority of displays for desktop computers have 16:9 aspect ratio for various reasons (e.g., content, manufacturing aspects, etc.). However, there are a lot of professionals, who appreciate taller aspect ratios. Specifically for such people Dell this week introduced the latest iteration of its venerable line of 30″ 16:10 2560×1600 monitors, with the

Sling TV: Updated

Sling TV: Updated

Features and FAQ Sling TV is adding onto the multi-stream package it announced last month with a new Best of Spanish TV add-on pack. For an extra $5 per month, Best of Spanish TV subscribers will get upcoming soccer matches from Copa America Centenario, La Liga de España, La Liga MX Clausura and MLS, movies from Cine Sony and news from Univision and UniMás, available to watch on multiple devices at once.

Roku Streaming Stick (2016): Review

Roku Streaming Stick (2016): Review

The original Roku Streaming Stick, the one released back in 2012 before the Chromecast came onto the scene and the Amazon Fire TV Stick had ever been conceived, was a landmark innovation for streaming video players. At $49 (£49, about AU$62), the Roku Streaming Stick was cheaper than anything else on the market and smaller by far. It packed all the independent goodness of Roku OS, as well as over 1,000 channels,

Roku 3: Updates

Roku 3: Updates

Roku 3 intro, design and content Roku 3 is getting the CNNgo channel in the US. The service allows users to watch clips from the news network and can be found in the “News and Weather” section of the Roku TV store. The Roku 3 has officially made it to the two-year mark as one of the greatest set-top streaming boxes we have ever tested. Some things have changed

Sky Q: modern, responsive and opens a whole new world

Sky Q: modern, responsive and opens a whole new world

Introduction and features Sky Q is the broadcast company’s “biggest re-imagining of Sky ever”, and represents a whole new premium tier for its 2016 TV packages. Andrew Olson, Sky’s Director of Product and Planning, took us through the core features of this brave new world of fluid TV viewing at a borrowed London home, replete with the full Sky Q platform. Then he let us loose to get stuck in for ourselves.

Lenovo ThinkVision Displays With USB-C Docking Launched At CES

Lenovo ThinkVision Displays With USB-C Docking Launched At CES

As soon as the USB-C connector and alternate modes were announced with DisplayPort adding support, I instantly envisioned a monitor with USB-C as the single cable to allow docking. With the added Power Delivery v2.0 available with USB-C, this single cable could offer video, peripherals, and laptop charging, since Power Delivery v2.0 can offer up to 100 Watts of power. Since most laptops