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.
No sense destroying the design of your den by slapping a 4k projector on the ceiling when you can just put it next to the wall. It uses lasers to project a 4K display on the wall anywhere from 66- to 147-inches across & features 4 HDMI ports in the back for plugging in all your little dongles and whatnot. Is this the future of television projection?
Due for unveiling at the upcoming Consumer Electronics Show in Vegas, LG has created the world’s first 21:9 aspect ratio curved ultra-HD TV (Model 105UB9). Translation: this 105-inch monster will officially be the largest curved TV ever made.
Easily mistaken for an old Cybersex helmet or Daft Punk Halloween costume, this device is actually not a joke. Really. It’s Sony’s latest head-mounted wireless display. It delivers 3D cinema playback on a screen equivalent to a 750-inch movie theater screen. For gaming, movies, or just isolating yourself from loved ones during the final episode, there’s nothing more advanced.