“Let our rigorous testing and reviews be your guidelines to A/V equipment – not marketing slogans”
Facebook Youtube Twitter instagram pinterest

Recently Reviewed HDTV Televisions & Displays

Toshiba 46WX800U 46" 3D TV Review

Toshiba 46WX800U 46" 3D TV Review

Toshiba's 45WX800U is its first 3D TV and has a flush glass front, with a chrome trim. It's not just pretty outside, though. The GUI interface, where you control the the system menu, Yahoo! Widgets and Internet apps, is equally gorgeous - though a bit laggy. When you enter the 46" LCD TV's NetTV mode it gives you access to Netflix, VUDU, Pandora and YouTube, and lines them up in a semicircle underneath your current video source. Blockbuster is listed but not ready (even as of March 2011) and YouTube XL wasn't working when we tested this set, but it's clear that more apps are possible via firmware updates. Overall it's a beautiful layout that makes it easy to see all of your options.

Toshiba's 46" 46WX800U HDTV is technically an LCD TV - but it uses edge-lit LED backlighting, which makes it very thin, and the entire panel can vary in brightness by analyzing what is on the screen.

— March 17, 2011 10:55 in HDTV Reviews

AOC Aire Black LED Monitor First Look

AOC Aire Black LED Monitor First Look

The new AOC Aire Black LED monitors represent a new low in entry price to upgrade your computer display. We keep checking the calendar to see if it is Black Friday. With MSRPs at $130 for the 20", $150 for the 22", and $180 for the 23" and street prices sure to be lower, we don't care about much else. The fact that the Aire Black LED monitors feature edge-lit LED backlighting and are only 1/2" thick is just gravy. We'd love to get our eyes on one to make sure the picture isn't totally horrible. Because at these prices, that'd be the only deal-breaker.

The new AOC Aire Black LED monitors featurer MSRPs at $130 for the 20", $150 for the 22", and $180 for the 23". With street prices sure to be lower, we don't care about much else.

— March 02, 2011 01:30 in HDTV Reviews

Sceptre X270BV-FHD 27" HDTV Review

Sceptre X270BV-FHD 27" HDTV Review

Sceptre is a product we've been watching for some time. Trouble is, we've never been offered the opportunity to review one - until now. The company makes LCD TVs of both the CCFL and LED backlight variety and they seem to specialize in two types of products: straightforward, no-nonsense designs and stylistic, colorful models that are sure to satisfy any interior designer or fashion enthusiast. The model we reviewed, the X270BV-FHD, is a 27-inch model that represents one of the more basic models. Even though basic, the television includes a host of convenience features that makes it very usable and extremely well-suited for use in almost any environment. It's even available in pink... no joke.

We reviewed the Sceptre X270BV-FHD, a 27-inch TV that represents one of the more basic models. The television includes a host of convenience features that makes it very usable and suited for many uses

— February 28, 2011 01:05 in HDTV Reviews

Sony BRAVIA XBR-65HX292 65" LED LCD 3D Display First Look

Sony BRAVIA XBR-65HX292 65" LED LCD 3D Display First Look

The BRAVIA XBR-65HX292 is an LED backlit LCD panel with all the bells and whistles. While it makes for a slightly deeper display, Sony has opted for the local dimming rather than edge lit LED technology with this flagship panel. We applaud them for that. We also applaud the integrated Wi-Fi receiver so you aren't forced to use the wired connection. Add access to tons of streamed media, Skype, technology to make the picture smoother, and remote control apps for your favorite phone or tablet, and they've piqued our interest. Now if only they'd throw in a few free pairs of their Active Shutter glasses.

The BRAVIA XBR-65HX292 is an LED back lit LCD panel with all the bells and whistles. While it makes for a slightly deeper display, Sony has opted for the local dimming rather than edge lit LED.

— January 12, 2011 01:40 in HDTV Reviews

Sceptre Galaxy Series Polarized 3D HDTV First Look

Sceptre Galaxy Series Polarized 3D HDTV First Look

Sceptre is making their foray into the polarized glasses market with their new line of 3D HD TVs. The Galaxy Series of displays mostly use LED lighting. The top of the line 65" LED E650BV-F12D runs in at a penny under $5k. For $1500 less, you can have the straight LCD X650BV-F12D. Both feature 5 HDMI inputs, a USB input, 120Hz refresh, and 1080P. The big difference is the size. The LED model 1.25" at the thinnest and 2.5" at the thickest while the LCD model is 2.5" and 4" respectively. All the rest of the specifications are identical. Plus, they include four, count'em, pairs of glasses included. Since this is what consumers expect when they buy a multi-thousand dollar display, it's nice that they'll finally have it.

The Sceptre Galaxy Series of displays use polarized glasses for 3D, LED lighting (mostly), and sport a host of features for a very reasonable prices (from $600 up to $5000).

— January 11, 2011 00:15 in HDTV Reviews

Sony 2011 Bravia 3D LCD TV Preview

Sony 2011 Bravia 3D LCD TV Preview

Sony's new BRAVIA HDTV lineup is shaking up the television category again. Building on its broad line of innovative 3D and Internet connected TVs, Sony's 2011 BRAVIA LCD HDTV line include 16 new 3D-capable models and 22 Internet connected models. In all, the line features 27 new models ranging in screen size from 22 inches to 65 inches (measured diagonally). Sony's BRAVIA televisions are designed to deliver a complete entertainment experience – from instant access to online video content to the immersiveness of 3D theatrical features, sports, and video games. If anyone seems to be pushing this stalled 3D phenomenon, Sony is. The question is, will the premium price drive consumers to other brands?

Sony's 2011 BRAVIA LCD HDTV line include 16 new 3D-capable models and 22 Internet connected models. In all, the line features 27 new models ranging in screen size from 22 inches to 65 inches.

— January 06, 2011 15:50 in HDTV Reviews

NuVision Lucidium FX10 LS Series Preview

NuVision Lucidium FX10 LS Series Preview

We reviewed NuVision's NVUFX5LS LED TV and found it to be a great performer. Now, the company has announced the introduction of the Lucidium FX10 LS series of super slim LED/LCD HDTV sets. The initial product range will include 46” and 55” sizes to be available October, 2010 with a 40” version due out 1st quarter, 2011 and all three models represent NuVision’s most advanced series to date. NuVision’s 3D platform is capable of working with Blu-ray and broadcast sources, while providing the visual performance and exceptional build quality that has become synonymous with the NuVision brand. The Lucidium FX10 LS series is also available with U Color - a service which allows you to décor-match the TV’s handcrafted aluminum bezel to any color.

We reviewed NuVision's NVUFX5LS LED TV and found it to be a great performer. Now, the company has announced the introduction of the Lucidium FX10 LS series of super slim LED/LCD HDTV sets.

— September 18, 2010 05:15 in HDTV Reviews

BenQ V-Series 15mm LED Screens First Look

BenQ V-Series 15mm LED Screens First Look

Whether you live in a small apartment, have a nook for an office, or just want to impress your friends, there is nothing better than a thin display. They are practically the new Rolex. BenQ has announced their thinnest displays to date with a record (in class) 15mm thick V-series displays. The V2220H is 21.5" and retails at a very reasonable $248 and the V2420H is 24" and retails for an equally impressive $299. The 1080p displays are leading the industry in energy efficiency as well as contrast ratio (a reported 10 million to 1). An HDMI 1.3 input is on board as well as a 5ms response time, and a headphone jack.

Whether you live in a small apartment, have a nook for an office, or just want to impress your friends, there is nothing better than a thin display. They are practically the new Rolex. BenQ has

— August 21, 2010 05:00 in HDTV Reviews

Samsung UN55C6800 55" 1080p LED HDTV Preview

Samsung UN55C6800 55" 1080p LED HDTV Preview

Discover a picture that’s visually stunning with the Samsung 6800 televisions feature web-connected Samsung Apps, which let you stream movies, play games, flip through photos, and more while you watch your favorite television shows. And Samsung AutoMotionPlus 120Hz virtually eliminates all motion blur so your 1080p high definition picture is remarkably sharp. Also available with a 7,000,000:1 Mega Dynamic Contrast Ratio.

Samsung is a leader when it comes to LED backlighting. The UN55C6800 amplifies some key LED advantages.

— August 20, 2010 14:05 in HDTV Reviews

Samsung UN46C6800 46" 1080p LED HDTV Preview

Samsung UN46C6800 46" 1080p LED HDTV Preview

Discover a picture that’s visually stunning with the Samsung 6800 televisions feature web-connected Samsung Apps, which let you stream movies, play games, flip through photos, and more while you watch your favorite television shows. And Samsung AutoMotionPlus 120Hz virtually eliminates all motion blur so your 1080p high definition picture is remarkably sharp. Also available with a 7,000,000:1 Mega Dynamic Contrast Ratio. Now every onscreen action is crystal clear. Advanced panels and unique backlight technology combine with proprietary algorithms to reduce the response time. The lower the response time, the higher the Clear Motion Rate (CMR). A high CMR of 720 yields a more accurate image reproduction and faster onscreen action. With 120Hz technology, blur is virtually eliminated and clarity enhanced, for smooth, lifelike motion.

The Samsung UN46C6800 is a LED HDTV from Samsung's 6 Series. The LED back-lit 120MHz display allows for full HD images to be displayed smoothly and clearly.

— August 20, 2010 14:05 in HDTV Reviews

Samsung UN65C6500 65" 1080p LED HDTV Preview

Samsung UN65C6500 65" 1080p LED HDTV Preview

The Samsung UN65C6500 backlit LED is what you get when you combine [email protected] with Auto Motion Plus 120Hz Clear Motion Rate technology. Get the best of the web, right on your HDTV, with Samsung Apps. Connect to friends, share pictures, shop online and more. And the 6500 is as beautiful as it is functional, with a design that complements virtually any room in the house.

The Samsung UN65C6500 delivers some seriously innovative and advanced viewing options.

— August 20, 2010 14:05 in HDTV Reviews

Samsung UN55C6500 55" 1080p LED HDTV Preview

Samsung UN55C6500 55" 1080p LED HDTV Preview

Samsung LED TV’s deliver a visually stunning picture. Innovations like Samsung Auto Motion Plus 120Hz, Mega Dynamic Contrast Ratios. You’ll see a wider range of natural colors and greater depth. Discover why Samsung LED TVs offer a crystal-clear picture that’s simply stunning. The Samsung UN65C6500 backlit LED is what you get when you combine [email protected] with Auto Motion Plus 120Hz Clear Motion Rate technology. Get the best of the web, right on your HDTV, with Samsung Apps. Connect to friends, share pictures, shop online and more. And the 6500 is as beautiful as it is functional, with a design that complements virtually any room in the house.

The Samsung UN55C6500 is one of four 1080p LCD TV’s released by Samsung in early 2010. All models in the 6500 Series feature a contemporary new design with LED edge lighting.

— August 20, 2010 14:05 in HDTV Reviews

Samsung UN46C6500 46" 1080p LED HDTV Preview

Samsung UN46C6500 46" 1080p LED HDTV Preview

Samsung LED TV’s deliver a visually stunning picture. Innovations like Samsung Auto Motion Plus 120Hz, Mega Dynamic Contrast Ratios. You’ll see a wider range of natural colors and greater depth. Discover why Samsung LED TVs offer a crystal-clear picture that’s simply stunning. The Samsung UN46C6500 backlit LED is what you get when you combine [email protected] with Auto Motion Plus 120Hz Clear Motion Rate technology. Get the best of the web, right on your HDTV, with Samsung Apps. Connect to friends, share pictures, shop online and more. And the 6500 is as beautiful as it is functional, with a design that complements virtually any room in the house.

The Samsung UN46C6500 is one of four 1080p LCD TV’s released by Samsung in early 2010. All models in the 6500 Series feature a contemporary new design with LED edge lighting.

— August 20, 2010 14:05 in HDTV Reviews

Samsung UN40C6500 40" 1080p LED HDTV Preview

Samsung UN40C6500 40" 1080p LED HDTV Preview

Samsung LED TV’s deliver a visually stunning picture. Innovations like Samsung Auto Motion Plus 120Hz, Mega Dynamic Contrast Ratios. You’ll see a wider range of natural colors and greater depth. Discover why Samsung LED TVs offer a crystal-clear picture that’s simply stunning. The Samsung UN46C6500 backlit LED is what you get when you combine [email protected] with Auto Motion Plus 120Hz Clear Motion Rate technology. Get the best of the web, right on your HDTV, with Samsung Apps. Connect to friends, share pictures, shop online and more. And the 6500 is as beautiful as it is functional, with a design that complements virtually any room in the house.

The Samsung UN40C6500 is one of four 1080p LCD TV’s released by Samsung in early 2010. All models in the 6500 Series feature a contemporary new design with LED edge lighting with a 1.2" depth.

— August 20, 2010 14:05 in HDTV Reviews