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    Sony’s 2018 4K TV Lineup

    Current and Upcoming 2018 US Models Sony hasn’t released much for this year’s 4K TV lineup and only has three new models currently available. These new displays consists of the

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LG 55EA9800 OLED Curved 1080P 3D Smart HDTV Review

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OLED HDTV’s were introduced to the US market in July of 2013 with only a couple of models to choose from: The Samsung KN55S9C and the LG 55EA9800 which is the focus of this review.

Fast forward one year later and these are still the only two models available in the US. Well, actually there are three if you count the LG 55EA8800 which is essentially the same set as the 55EA9800 but without the curved screen. It also has what LG calls a Gallery Screen which is a frame that surrounds the set to give it the appearance of a painting. This frame also houses several speakers for better sound quality. For info on OLED technology click here.

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Vizio 50″ E500i-B1 Full-Array LED 1080p 120Hz Smart HDTV Review

 

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Vizio TV’s have been known as a no-frills low cost brand with mediocre picture quality ever since they hit the market.  And it was one of the cheap brands that I stayed away from and would not recommend to anyone looking for an HDTV with good picture quality.

Over the past couple of years the company has stepped up its game and is now producing HDTV’s with good to excellent picture quality and overall respectable performance. Starting with the E-Series, you get solid performance along with good picture quality.

Moving up to the M-Series will get you a noticeable improvement in image quality. Now to get the performance of the better performing Samsung, Panasonic, Sony and LG models you will have to move up to Vizio’s P-Series and Reference Series. These models (once released) will be able to compete with the higher end models of the brands I mentioned above.

Vizio is the #1 selling LED-LCD TV brand in the US, and with the quality of their TV’s on the rise, I’m sure the brand will continue to gain more of the market share.

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Blu-ray Players – What You Still Need to Know

How do you enjoy watching movies and your favorite TV shows while in the comfort of your own home? Is it via video streaming, cable, satellite, video-on-demand services, over-the-air broadcast or blu-ray disc? Many consumers including myself, use a combination of these video avenues for our home viewing. But which of these will give you the best viewing experience (picture quality)?  If you chose blu-ray, then you are (in my opinion) enjoying the best possible picture quality available to you in your home.

However, with the exception of 4K video which is superior to any 1080p produced blu-ray disc and thats only if the 4K content you’re watching has been produced with excellent video quality and doesn’t suffer from video compression artifacts. But when 4K blu-ray disc does arrive in the near future, the blu-ray disc once again should be the king of picture quality in your home.

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