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Hands-on Review

LG's 100" HECTO Laser LCD TV Projector and 55" curved OLED TV provided the brand’s major highlights at this year’s CES trade show in Las Vegas. However, the company’s new 2013 lineup of DVD/Blu-ray players and home theater systems offered an equally progressive and inspired vision from one of the consumer electronics industry leaders.

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1 year ago
Hands-on Review

The CES trade show in Las Vegas has grown into an electronics cavalcade, with old industry giants like Sony and Samsung bumping shoulders and vying for our attention with dozens of mid-level manufacturers and startup companies.

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1 year ago
Hands-on Review

The word "app" is short for "application." It's a piece of software that enables you to do a specific thing, such as check the weather, compose music or play a game. In the recent past, if you needed to create a document, you launched Microsoft Word. If you needed to crop a photo, you launched Photoshop, and so on.

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1 year ago
Hands-on Review

So, you’re ready to turn that spare room in your house into a multimedia hub. You’ve read our B&H InDepth article about HDTVs and projectors, and now you want to make sure that your sound matches your screen. It’s not as easy as you think.

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2 years ago
Hands-on Review

Around 1945 or so, America’s socio-economic health was measured by personal wealth and the abundance of luxury items. It was a time of great prosperity for America. Every home had a car in the garage, a refrigerator in the kitchen, and a college savings account for the children. But what really measured how well you were doing was the purchase of a home television set.

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2 years ago
News

The annual NAB show is always an exciting affair, with each year bringing ever more technical advancements. The 2012 show was no exception, and despite the predictions in certain quarters of the demise of DVDs as a distribution medium, huge interest was shown in the JVC SR-H D2500US Blu-ray recorder.

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2 years ago
Features

If you’re in the market for a disc duplicator, you’ve probably heard about the range of publisher/printer combos from Primera. Did you know that picking up one of these bad boys can score you an Apple iPad?  Yup. From now until July 31st, the good people at Primera are giving away a 16GB iPad Wi-Fi with the purchase of select DVD and Blu-ray disc publishers. Read on for the details.

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2 years ago
News

What do vacuum tubes, Wi-Fi streaming and wireless rear speakers have in common? They’re all integrated into a pair of premium home theater systems from Samsung. 

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2 years ago
News

Beyond its ongoing ability to be the best possible movie source for your home theater, the Blu-ray Disc player continues to evolve. Newly arriving 2012 models from Panasonic are also capable of streaming entertainment from your home network or the Internet.

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2 years ago
Hands-on Review

As the A/V component of choice to show off your Full HD TV’s or projector’s chops, the Blu-ray Disc player has evolved beyond garden-variety DVD and CD players and is better viewed as an all-purpose media player.

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2 years ago
Hands-on Review

Today’s students need a lot more than spiral-bound notebooks and pencils to make the grade. Everything revolves around computers and the Internet; and papers have to be created in a program and printed from a computer—pen and ink was the way your parents wrote for their classes.

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3 years ago
News

It was only a few years ago that Toshiba lead the charge against Blu-ray with the now defunct HD DVD format. Currently, the company offers a robust line of Blu-ray models as home theater players and notebook computers. Three of Toshiba’s latest video source components are the BDX2250, BDX4150 and BDX2150 players.

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3 years ago
Tips and Solutions

When recordable CD-ROM drives came out, computer users were ecstatic that there was finally a form of removable media that dwarfed floppy disks in capacity. At 650MB (per layer, per side), CD-ROMs held roughly 451 times the data of 1.44MB floppy disks.

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3 years ago
Buying Guide

Blu-ray Disc (BD) is the latest generation optical disc format for movie players and computers. Though the disc is the same size as a DVD or CD, it can hold more than five times the amount of data of a DVD.

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By Jay |
4 years ago