If your preferred smart home assistant happens to be Amazon Alexa, then an affordably-priced 4K television that you can verbally control hands-free with Alexa will likely appeal. You’ll get that with the new Amazon Fire TV Omni Series. Is a hands-free Alexa-enabled Smart TV the convergent device you didn’t know you needed? Let’s take a look.
Televisions have come a very long way in a relatively short period of time. Just a few years ago, the idea of a flat-screen television was science fiction, but they have quickly become the default in how we consume our entertainment. LG is taking television even further with their new announcements at CES 2022, including the new 97″ LG OLED G2, interactive features, and more!
If there’s one thing we’ve learned after a prolonged pandemic, it’s the increased importance of a good television in our everyday lives. Well, hopefully, we’ve also learned the importance of washing hands regularly, but two years of binge-watching has definitely led to a new love for the glowing box that streams the world to our living rooms. If you think it’s time to improve your setup, Hisense has you covered with some amazing new announcements at CES 2022.
Samsung has announced its new gaming and productivity monitor lineup for 2022. Their new monitor portfolio is focused on bringing out the best experiences for users while they are working, gaming, or watching content at home. Each has different bells and whistles, and each takes monitor technology to a new level.
Raina and I have several different streaming boxes connected to our living room TV; the one we use most often is our Roku box. The reason is simple; Roku has created a robust streaming ecosystem that is simple to use and just keeps getting better. It’s why they remain the number one Smart TV OS, and now we have news of a new Sharp Roku TV!
I’m in Laguna Beach attending the second day of the 2021 MediaTek Summit, and there have been several announcements revolving around their latest chipsets, including cameos from partnering companies. While I’m always fascinated to hear the features of upcoming processors, there’s also always a feeling of delayed gratification. We get information ahead of time on the latest, greatest, fastest, and most powerful upcoming features these new processors will offer … and then we have to wait for the first devices that will include them. Even so, there are a lot of new features coming that will make the technology inside…
Roku is America’s number one TV streaming platform and a favorite brand among Gear Diary staff because of its easy-to-navigate UI that’s found on multiple manufacturer’s smart TVs as well as Roku’s affordable smart speakers and stand-alone streaming hardware. With Labor Day coming up soon as well, along with the fall football season, we wanted to point out some of the ways you can upgrade your TV enjoyment without necessarily replacing your television — although there are excellent Roku deals to be had on smart TVs right now, too!
My first HD TV was a Sony. It was packed with the latest technology available at the time. Now, pricing and availability for the new 65” Sony BRAVIA XR A80J 4K HDR OLED TV has just been announced. The new BRAVIA looks great, and it offers bleeding-edge technology. It’s not inexpensive but, as the saying goes, you get what you pay for.
I’ve watched many TVs in my day, and I can tell you that one of the best viewing experiences I’ve ever had is with our Roku TV from TCL. Roku has partnered with several TV manufacturers, and there are some killer Roku TV deals for you to grab ahead of the NFL’s Big Game. There are deals on TVs from Hisense, TCL, Element, Onn., RCA, and Philips starting at $89.99!
Every CES, I learn about new technology and new brands and am always amazed that I never checked them out. One of those brands is SKYWORTH. The Chinese brand has been making products since 1988, and they have just announced their upcoming TVs.
8K televisions were first introduced a few years ago when many of us were still upgrading our TVs to 4K. It landed firmly in the “I don’t really need it, nor do I want to pay for it” category for me, but it might be time to rethink that stance, as all TCL 6-Series Roku TVs released later this year will feature 8K resolution.
LG’s webOS 6.0 has just been announced for their 2021 fleet of televisions, which will include their new OLED, QNED Mini LED, NanoCell, and UHD Smart TVs. The new LG Magic Remote, which will come with those TVs, makes it easier and more fun for users to find their next great series to binge on when using webOS 6.0.
As we recently posted, Roku is expanding its reach by obtaining exclusive rights to all of the failed streaming platform Quibi’s content. That is just one small reason Roku announced that, according to NPD’s Weekly Retail Tracking Service, they are the #1 selling smart TV OS sold in the U.S. and Canada. I can totally appreciate why.
Vizio currently offers several television lines; their OLED line starts at $1299.99, the P-Series starts at $1199.99 for a 65” television, and a 40″ M-Series starts at $399.99. By contrast, you can get a 40” V-Series television for just $229.99. The V705x-H1, which I was sent for review, has an MSRP of $659.99 and is currently available for $549.99.
Let’s face it, there are a plethora of options when it comes to TV companies out there that promise you everything and then some, but many come with a hefty price tag. InFocus is attempting to wow you with its displays first, and if you’re into all of the additional features, there are some of those for you as well.
VIZIO is making some big moves at CES 2020 in Las Vegas, announcing its first-ever OLED TV as well as their largest TV ever; an 85-incher for a movie theater experience in the home. VIZIO is also debuting new immersive soundbars as well as SmartCast 4.0 which includes more voice control and a new VIZIO Voice Remote.
This month, Westinghouse announces a new line of Roku TVs in a partnership that plans on bringing affordable Smart TVs to every household.
With Memorial Day Weekend in full swing, so are the sales. LG in particular has huge savings for many of their electronics including their TV’s, sound bars and even their home appliances that you should pull out your wallet for.
Looking for an all-in-one solution to browsing, searching, and navigating your TV menu? Look no further than the Logitech K600 Smart TV remote. We’ve had the opportunity to test it out for ourselves and it’s one of the best solutions to typing with your television and getting things done faster.
One thing I hate about making meals in the kitchen is that most of the time I’m away from my television, so I end up missing that important catch in the playoffs or the plot of a tv show. Now thanks to Funai, Philips is introducing a 24″ Kitchen Android TV complete with Google Assistant
It seems like every year, Netgear gets better and better; today they have announced that their award-winning Orbi Whole Home Wi-Fi System, which utilizes patented Fastlane3 technology, will soon be available using 6th generation Wi-Fi, 802.11ax, or Wi-Fi 6.