Created by a crew of tech wizards from places like Sling, Xbox, & Dish, the Caavo set-top box is designed for unlimited, one-stop access to everything you want to watch. Services, devices, apps, cable shows—you name it. The sleek form factor boasts 8 HDMI ports & software that automatically configures almost any device you plug in. In addition to a simple search interface it also maintains custom cross-device, cross-platform watchlists.
Make this the year you finally cut the cord. And start with the AirWave from Mohu. It gives you simple and complete wireless access to live TV and streaming content, all in one place and with no monthly fees. It’s the first-of-its-kind wireless over-the-air (OTA) and over-the-top (OTT) device that integrates live, local broadcast TV with free streaming channels across popular streaming devices, including Apple TV, Roku, Fire TV, Android, iOS, and more. Launching late Spring 2017.
With a sleek, borderless design that brings the picture to the very edge of its ultra-thin backlit display, Sony’s A1E OLED 4K Ultra HD (HDR) Smart TV delivers perfect blacks, vibrant colors, and incredible contrast from over 8 million self-illuminating pixels that are precisely and individually controlled. Sony’s first OLED TVs will be available in 55-inch, 65-inch or 77-inch sizes.
Just unveiled at the Consumer Electronic Show in Las Vegas, Samsung’s QLED 4K TVs produce a brighter more colorful picture using Quantum Dot technology, the quantum material enables the TVs to create a wider range of color as well as deeper blacks. They offer improved luminance: 1500-2000 nits, for truer color even at maximum brightness. Samsung is also debuting a new gapless wall-mount system on the QLED range, a seamless flush mount system that is one of the best ever designed.
LG’s Super UHD range of 4K TVs use Nano Cell Technology to produce the most accurate & vivid colors ever seen on a LCD TV. Nano Cells have the ability to blend together to create more natural colors & tones. These TVs also feature built-in webOS 3.5 for 4k streaming from Netflix & Amazon & all 3 models support HDR 10, Dolby Vision and HLG.
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.