Upon its debut at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show, Samsung’s 105-inch curved-screen 4K UHD TV became the biggest & sharpest TV of its kind available. While most 4K displays offer a 16:9 aspect ratio & 8 million pixels clarity, this one boasts a 21:9 aspect & 11 million pixels for brighter, clearer images. Now it can be yours for an insane price.
Here’s another simple-to-use-option for cutting the cord and watching your live TV shows, movies, sports, & DVR content from anywhere on virtually any device. The M1 features built-in Wi-fi for fast, easy set-up & let’s you access devices like Apple TV & Roku through SlingPlayer apps.
If you want the Zeus, this 370-inch mega TV that features 65 billion colors & 4K resolution, you better take some measurements; the 26 X 16-foot display is about the size of a regulation soccer goal. If you’ve got the space, installation should be easy, the British brand will deliver it to you in their custom-built Hummer.
This little black box is Sony’s PlayStation TV console, offering direct access to the multiverse of Sony’s entire PS library for streaming, download, and play. Later this summer the device will fully come to life with the release of PS Now; Sony’s forthcoming game streaming subscription service. Available December 31, 2014.
Tablo combines the functionality of a DVR with the ease of navigating your way through content with a tablet. It also allows you to watch free HDTV shows from all your mobile devices as well as on your TV using Apple TV, Roku, or Chromecast.
The new 55-inch Avant TV from Bang & Olufsen features an Ultra HD 4K display & rotates up to 90º on its floor stand pedestal to give you the perfect viewing angle. And because it’s a B&O, the 3-channel sound system is super-solid, spreading out the audiophile sound through 8 speakers.
Falling in line behind Apple TV, Roku & Google’s Chromecast, online super-retailer Amazon has just introduced their own set-top funbox; allowing viewers to stream content from services like Hulu, Netflix & Watch ESPN, as well as games and their own growing catalog on Prime Instant Video. The small black box offers seamless connectivity to your HDTV, 1080 HD quality, 2Gigs of built-in memory and a voice-activated remote.
The Streaming Stick is Roku’s newest dongle: a tiny device that plugs into your TV’s HDMI port so you can stream HD video from the web, controlled by your phone or tablet. Access to 1200 channels, Netflix & YouTube using free apps from Android & Apple plus it comes with a wi-fi remote, a sweet feature that Google’s Chromecast does not offer.
If you prefer to watch television alone, in silence, without any ambient interruptions, get the InAiR device. It turns any TV into an Augmented TV, which means you can watch layers of content—watch TV while using the internet, shop while you surf, watch two games at once, all that. And as soon as you start “augmenting” everyone else will leave the room. Enjoy.
In addition to being huge (65- & 85-inches) and offering a ridiculously sharp 4K display, the new, memorably-named XBR-950B TVs from Sony have a new feature called Direct LED Dimming, a function that automatically adjusts picture contrast for maximum visual impact.