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.
For the owners of ultra-high-definition TVs, 4K-resolution content still hasn’t quite caught up with you. But the RedRay player, the first plug & play device capable of providing 4K content to your 4K display, plus the ability to upscale your regular HD content to 4K is coming soon.
Why spend an irreplaceable 2 hours of your life sitting among all those foul-smelling, mouth-breathing Hobbit cultists at the movie theater when you can order current-release theatrical films in the comfort of your home theater with Prima Cinema? Sure it’ll cost you a bit more but if you’ve ever caught a whiff of one of those Tolkein trolls, you’ll be glad to pay.
Offering unlimited DVR storage via the cloud, the dual-tuner Boxee TV unit allows you to record anything and everything you want to watch. You can even watch one HD broadcast while simultaneously recording another on a different channel. Pre-installed apps like Netflix, Youtube, & VuDu bring you tens of thousands of movie options that you can watch on your laptop, tablet, and obviously, your TV.
Avoid spousal harassment from spending the entire day sitting on the couch watching sports. Slingbox lets you watch your home TV on a mobile device wherever you go. Phone, tablet, laptop, you name it. Never miss a game again. Even if it means watching it in your parked car down the street from your house.
Movie night is not that rad when everyone’s gathered around the laptop. Roku’s solution to this wack scenario is a collab with 3M on a big-screen projector that streams online media like Amazon Instant Video, Netflix, Hulu PLUS etc., and projects it in crisp color onto any surface at 120-inches wide.
You don’t drive a 1991 Hyundai Excel anymore so why do you still try to control your web-connected, HD flatscreen with its technological equivalent? The Harmony Touch is an inutuitive, programmable universal touchscreen remote that is much more fun to drive.
The image quality of Sony’s forthcoming 4K LCD cinema display is roughly 4-times better than regular old HD. Watching it might feel sort of like that scene from Poltergeist where Carol Anne is literally sucked into the television.
Simple.tv gives you access to free HDTV programming. This app-driven DVR device taps into your TV antenna/cable and home network to deliver live TV and recorded shows onto your television or mobile devices like laptops and iPad so you can watch your shows anywhere. It’s so simple you’d think it was illegal but its not and what’s more, Simple.tv took home the Best In Show award at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show.