Home Theater

JmGO View packs a 180″ screen into a small package

JmGO View packs a 180″ screen into a small package

The idea of portable projectors has been around for a while. Several companies make them, but the hardest part is making something portable that can actually show a decent-sized picture that's not washed out. Plus, you're stuck using your phone's speakers for audio. That might be alright for a business presentation in conference room with the lights off. But JmGO thinks they've got something better.

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DreamScreen brings DIY backlighting to any TV

DreamScreen brings DIY backlighting to any TV

For a bunch of years now, Philips has made some of its TVs with a feature called Ambilight. This feature used colored LEDs on the back of the TV to backlight the wall or surface behind the TV to match the image seen on the screen. That means if your screen was green, the wall behind the TV glowed green as well.

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Sony LSPX-P1 portable ultra-short focus projector throws big image

Sony LSPX-P1 portable ultra-short focus projector throws big image

Sony has unveiled a new portable projector called the LSPX-P1 that is a portable ultra-short focus projector designed to throw big and clear images from very close to the projection surface. Sony says that the projector can throw an image 80-inches wide from only 22-inches from the projection surface.

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JmGO View is an Android-powered projector capable of 180-inch images

JmGO View is an Android-powered projector capable of 180-inch images

With CES 2016 only a few short weeks away, Chinese manufacturer JmGO is planning to use the event to make its debut in the western market, specifically with its new View projector. The device has a beautifully simple design to it, possibly taking a page from Apple's book with its circular shape, aluminum alloy casing, and only a single button on it — used for powering on and off.

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sProjector packs 1000 lumen brightness and up to 180-inch image

sProjector packs 1000 lumen brightness and up to 180-inch image

The big problem with most of the tiny projectors out there is that they lack the brightness needed to be usable in all but the dimmest rooms. A new projector has turned up called the sProjector and this small pico projector has 1000 lumens of brightness.

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Sony brings 4K to home theaters with new projectors

Sony brings 4K to home theaters with new projectors

4K resolution content is quickly becoming the new battle cry of the entertainment industry as well as TV makers. But those thin yet unmovable 4K panels aren't the only way to enjoy video content at home. There are also home projectors, and even more sophisticated home theater models and now Sony is introducing three models that all project that Ultra High Def resolution. The new Sony VPL‑W5000ES, VPL-VW665ES, and VPL-VW365ES home theater projectors promise 4K viewing in the comfort of your home, with some added features on top.

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Vizio 65 and 120-inch Reference series TVs now available

Vizio 65 and 120-inch Reference series TVs now available

Vizio has announced that its high-end Reference series TVs are now available to purchase. The Reference series TVs are the first complete HDR solution with Dolby Vision playback technology integrated. The Reference series includes the 65-inch RS65-B2 and the 120-inch RS120-B3.

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Premium HDMI cable certification launches for quality 4k content

Premium HDMI cable certification launches for quality 4k content

One of the things that has caused flame wars on various home theater forums for years is whether you need high-end cables to get the best picture quality available. Some want to spend extra money on super thick and expensive cables while others claim that there is no different in image quality compared to a cheap Wal-Mart cable. The HDMI Licensing LLC has just announced a new Premium HDMI Cable Certification Program.

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Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 640 rocks 3200 lumens of brightness

Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 640 rocks 3200 lumens of brightness

Epson has trotted out its latest home theater projector that aims at folks needing performance at a lower price point, the new projector is called the Home Cinema 640 and it has 3x higher color brightness than other competitors in its league. The 640 has 3200 lumens of color and white light production. It is a 3LCD projector and can throw up to a 300-inch image.

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Samsung Serif TV is inspired by font design

Samsung Serif TV is inspired by font design

Curved displays notwithstanding, the physical design of televisions hasn't really changed, except to get thinner and thinner. They are simply rectangle screens with a minimal border frame. Well, Samsung has come up with something different, and it's inspired font design: the Serif TV, as in a serif typeface, or one with those little ligatures on the letters. The TV is the result of a collaboration with French designers Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec, and is said to have originated from the capital letter "I" in a serif font.

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Sharp to sell world’s first 8K TV for $133k

Sharp to sell world’s first 8K TV for $133k

Do have a lot of money burning a hole in your pocket? Like a whole lot? Well, it probably still won't be enough to afford Sharp's just announced 8K TV. Announced in Japan, Sharp seems to be just jumping past the whole 4K thing and will begin selling the 85-inch LV-85001, said to be world's first production 8K TV, next month. The price for this ultra-high resolution beast? An incredible 16 million yen (about $133,000).

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LG MiniBeam PF1000U projector needs only 15-inches to throw a 100-inch image

LG MiniBeam PF1000U projector needs only 15-inches to throw a 100-inch image

The cheapest way to get the largest image possible in your living or media room is to go with a projector and a screen. The catch is that traditionally to get a large image, you need a large space to get the projector far enough away to throw that big image on the screen. LG has a new projector called the MiniBeam PF1000U that is designed to let you have a giant 100-inch image in a very small room.

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