Roku just came out swinging with a whole new line of streaming devices. 5 in total. They range from basic to packed-with-features. The Roku Express & Express+ both feature 1080p output and come with an IR remote that has shortcut buttons for popular streaming channels. The Premiere & Premiere+ devices support 4K resolutions at up to 60 fps. Leading the release is the Roku Ultra which features everything found in the Premier+ but also adds Dolby Digital/Digital Plus encoding, a USB port for local media playback and an enhanced remote. Time to cut the cable if you haven’t already.
LG’s new 38-inch monitor will be the world’s largest curved display—a 3840 x 1600 PS UltraWide QHD+ unit featuring 4K resolution. A USB-C port and two Bluetooth speakers are also built-in, making this the ultimate display for entertainment, gaming and, if you can find the time, work. Available September 2016.
WatchAir is a smart antenna that instead of sending the signal directly to your TV, uses your Wi-Fi router to send the signal to its apps. So it not only receives your HDTV signal over the air, but also allows wireless streaming of local TV directly to your smart phone, tablet, streaming box/stick, PC and Smart TV. And it does this all wirelessly & fee-free.
The BeoVision 14 is a fully connected 4K Ultra HD LED TV featuring app-integration and a bigger, more immersive sound than most standalone speaker systems. Its square shape is balanced by an exchangeable speaker cover featuring a unique oak wood option or several other customizable colors. The screen is made of anti-reflection coated glass. 40” & 55” sizes will be offered when it is released in December of this year.
Sony is stepping squarely into the high-end TV market with the release of their Z Series 4K HDR Ultra HD line. HDR is High Dynamic Range, which means hyper-realistic, deeper blacks and super high contrast—this is achieved with Sony’s Backlight Master Drive Technology, which, Sony says, takes the 4K Ultra HD experience a step further into the future. 65, 75 and 100-inch models will be available.
IMAX Private Theater brings the immersive IMAX entertainment system into your home. They offer turnkey plans at various levels for 6-to-40 seat home theaters, all offering 24/7 remote monitoring support & the highest grade visual, audio & interface components. The systems include everything: 4K projectors, floor-to-ceiling screens, and leather seating.
To create the stunning 4K UHD Serif TV, Samsung teamed up with French design duo Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec. Built to stand alone without the need of a TV stand or table beneath it, the set offers incredible picture quality, web browsing, TV to Mobile/Mobile to TV Monitoring, and Dolby sound.
This smart LED projector turns any surface into a screen up to 300-inches in size & delivers a bright 3D viewing experience. It also has built-in Harman Kardon stereo sound quality and wireless video streaming from your Android devices.
Winner of a 2016 CES Innovation award, the forthcoming G6 Signature OLED 4K Smart TV from LG delivers perfect blacks & infinite contrast, an expanded color pallette for hyper-real colors, & HDR Pro technology for next-level picture detail. All of it is displayed on a super-thin glass mounted screen. Available in a variety of sizes.
The new 120-inch 4K TV from Vizio isn’t just another oversized boob-tube. It’s the first 4K TV with built-in decoders for Dolby Vision-mastered content. It is ultra-bright with 384 local dimming zones for eye-melting contrast & color. Unless you have to take the roof off your house to fit this into the living room, the $130K price tag seems like a screaming deal. Or opt for the relatively tiny 65″ set for $6k.