After a 3-year ice age TiVo is back with a trio of new DVRs. What makes these the best ones yet is that all 3 models offer out-of-home streaming as well as the option to download shows & movies straight onto your iOS6 devices. They also come with a new remote that doesn’t rely on IR plus a refreshed user interface & new YouTube & Netflix apps.
They’ve built an enduring reputation with superior sound products but maybe you didn’t know that Bang & Olufsen also makes a mean TV. The Beovision 12 New Generation is a new, ultra-thin, 65-inch flatscreen HD plasma Smart TV boasting an advanced video engine that automatically adjusts and optimizes the picture quality of all your content.
OLED stands for Organic Light Emitting Diode. It’s newer technology that’s different & much brighter than both regular LED or LCD displays. LG offers up an ultra-thin 3-D HDTV with a curved screen. Kinda like iMax at home. It’s only 4mm thick. That’s thinner than a pencil & definitely thinner than your current HD flatscreen, which average about 15mm thick.
Chromecast is simpler than Google TV and improves on Apple TV & AirPlay. Plug it into any HDTV and control it with your existing smartphone, tablet, or laptop. Send your favorites from Google Play, YouTube, Netflix, and Chrome to your TV with just the press of a button.
With the release of the new 70-inch Sharp AQUOS Ultra HD LED TV, Sharp is leaping into the American 4K TV market. Like other 4Ks, this thing boasts four times the pixel resolution of a regular HD display. It’s also the first television to receive the coveted THX 4K certification, guaranteeing a studio-quality image to the standards approved by a panel of Hollywood production experts. Available mid-August.
Endless options for what to watch on your smart TV often lead to endless searching. The Fan cleans up the multiple remotes junkshow, allowing you simply swipe & tap with one smooth, touchscreen remote while casually cruising through your options for Live TV, DVR & streaming programming.
The IMAX movie experience is as good as it gets. Except you still have to sit in a crowded theater with a bunch of tourists and teeny-boppers. But now you can get the IMAX experience at home, in a scaled-down (but equally as advanced) version. The IMAX technology suite includes a projection system, sound system, theater design, & support service. Yes, you’ll probably have to build an addition onto your home.
With the new DesignLine TV from Philips, you don’t have to hire a team of installers to hang your flatscreen on some ridiculous mount. Available in 46- or 55-inch, the groundbreaking design is crafted using a single sheet of glass. Just lean it against the wall and you’re done. Available June 2013 starting in the UK.
2013 will be the year of the 4K TV, the greatest, most cutting edge development in television in years. Tech jargon aside, image quality on 4K makes 3D HDTV look like listening to the game on the radio. This 65-inch behemoth from Sony with dual 65W speakers, TRILUMINOS display, Dynamic Edge LED backlight & wireless smartphone mirroring technology is so good it’s not even out yet.
It’s all about function. The Smart Share feature lets you share content from your devices like your phone or tablet with your TV, the On Now function discovers VoD content that is “trending” so you don’t have to think about what you want to watch or hunt for it, and with CPUs that are 120% faster than before, the entire line of new LG Smart TVs is smarter.