The Best Home Theater Systems in 2020 (part 2)
September 26, 2020
KLH Kendall 5.1 Speaker System
KLH’s mission is audiophile-worthy speakers at affordable prices. And its latest line-up embodies that mission. The Kendall 3-way floor-standing speakers included in the system represent KLH’s new flagship models. Beautifully finished in American walnut and black oak veneers, each consists of custom drivers made of Kevlar, anodized aluminum, and big magnets. They look beautiful and sound great.
The KLH Story Center Channel Speaker puts the most major action front and center with crossover circuitry that is made from high-quality components. The two Beacon surround speakers do a great job with the left and right rear channels of the system.
This Package Includes: 2 KLH Kendall Floorstanding Speakers, Windsor 12 Subwoofer, KLH Beacon Surround Speaker Pair, KLH Story Center Channel Speaker, Available in Black or Walnut
Reg. Price: $2,796.95
SVS Prime Satellite 5.1 Package
Over the last 20 years, SVS has become one of the most respected brands in the industry of home theater. Initially known for their award-winning subwoofers / sternum-vibrating / room-shaking, new SVS systems now can compete with anyone with the SVS Prime Satellite 5.1 home theater package being a great example. The package’s compact is easier to fit in a smaller room and can turn it up and boom: make it become the Hollywood Bowl.
Each SVS Prime Satellite speaker has the size of a loaf of bread, containing a one-inch tweeter and a 4.5-inch midrange drive. They are small but punch like Roberto Duran. The 12-inch driver in the already legendary will have you holding on to your seat. It’s small and neatly tucks into any corner.
Another big advantage of SVS’s package is gaming. If you really want to put yourself in the middle of a Call of Duty or Gears of War battle, the SVS Prime Satellite 5.1 Package is for you.
This Package Includes: 5 Prime Satellite Speakers and SB-1000 Subwoofer
Reg. Price: $999.99
Sony Bravia X950G Series: the smart TV that all gamers should not miss
August 26, 2020
- Direct LED with local dimming
- Excellent motion handling
- Poor sound quality
- Lackluster black levels
Thanks to offering just enough visual panache to warrant its mid-range price point, the Sony Bravia X950G series hits the top spot between price and visual performance so that gamers won’t be disappointed by Sony’s mid-range marvel.
Unlike other TVs that usually use their inordinate brightness without discrimination, the X950G saves its peak brightness levels for the most intense HDR scenes. Therefore, games like Spider-Man on the PS4 Pro look so amazing while being displayed on it.
Smart TV (Android Oreo)
For both users, especially those are gaming fans, Android TV is a divisive operating system. There’s many people who may not mind the platform’s row-centric design any at all, while others can’t stand its unresponsiveness and sheer business.
However, there is a good news that Google has made some minor changes to make finding content a bit better, and Sony has worked on the hardware side making that content faster to access. As a result, compared to previous generation Sony smart TVs, the X950G performs up to 60% faster with key services such as Netflix and YouTube.
In addition, Android TV works with most of the biggest supported streaming services, including YouTube, Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime Video, and many more.
The image quality of the X950G is natural and not flashy. It’s not overly bright with colors not oversaturated. According to Sony, its matching process helps the image look more realistic when it’s upscaled and can even sharpen fuzzy edges. This is a very heavy task, and the X950G can do it with aplomb.
Another good news is that Sony has provided various ways to get sound from the TV to an external sound system – either a soundbar or an AV receiver. The X950G is in the minority of screens that supports eARC, allowing users to pass Dolby Atmos sound to a soundbar or an AV receiver plugged into the TV… And you’ve got digital optical audio, built-in Bluetooth, HDMI ARC, and a 3.5mm jack that can pass audio signal to something else.
In conclusion, the X950G is a brilliant mid-priced 4K TVs that work well with Sony’s consoles. Thanks to its better processing, more brightness, improved motion performance, it provide high picture quality that humbles many more expensive TVs.
The Best Home Theater Systems in 2020 (part 1)
July 20, 2020
If you are planning to purchase a home theater systems to relax while practicing the social distancing due to the Covid-19 pandemic, consider our picks for best home theater systems in 2020 to choose from.
1. Sonos 5.1 Beam Surround Set with Voice Assistant: The Smartest Home Theater System
It seems that Sonos is intent on sweeping the field. Considered as the upstart among industry giants, now Sonos is doing for home theater what they did for multi-room music with quite impressive results.
According to CEPro magazine, the Sonos Beam 5.1 Surround Set is everything you may expect from the world’s leading wireless audio company. Highs are crystal clear and dialogue through the Beam Sound Bar – the system’s centerpiece – is eminently understandable and consistently front and center.
In addition, the system is whip smart, coming with an impressive feature set. It’s totally wireless save for the HDMI output and power cord. The Sonos app remains the best and also smartest app in the industry with Apple Airplay 2 included. It streams just about everything through more than 50 music services that are supported by Sonos. Add Amazon Alexa and/or Google Assistant voice control, adding a look that is stylish, unobtrusive, and made to blend in – and you have got an excellent option. Not only for truly immersive 5.1 surround sound, but also for great-sounding music. Although it’s a little bit pricey, it is worth every penny in our opinion.
This Package Includes: Beam Compact Smart Sound Bar With Voice Control, 2 OneSL Speakers for Stereo Pairing and Home Theater Surrounds, SUB Wireless Subwoofer, Power Cords, HDMI Cable (Available in Black or White)
Reg. Price: $1,456.00
2. Bose Soundbar 700 with Bass Module 700 and Surround Wireless Speakers: The Best Wireless Home Theater System
Every component of Bose Soundbar 700 is part of Bose’s new family of smart wireless speakers. With Amazon Alexa built-in, you can control the system with simple voice commands.
This Package Includes: Bose Soundbar 700, Bose Surround Wireless Speakers, Bose Bass Module 700, Power cords, Optical cable, HDMI Cable
Reg. Price: $1,797.00
Three quick things to consider when selecting a home theater system
June 27, 2020
There are three types of home theater shoppers. Some love the process and dive in head first, researching how different component combinations deliver different results, reading about all the options, and much more. Others may care less about details, options, and specs – they just want an awesome home theater. And then there is the biggest group: everyone in the middle. However, doing some research is always necessary. Here are three quick things to consider when selecting a home theater system.
1. This is not about TVs.
It’s the question we get most: “So, what exactly is a home theater system?” And although a good TV and/or projector and screen are key to the experience, a home theater is all about sound. Or more to the point: the sound so real, so lifelike and so 3-dimensional, it suspends disbelief and puts you in the action. The bigger and better the sound, the bigger and better the experience.
2. What you need:
A typical home theater system includes a home theater receiver (where the power comes from / what everything connects to) and speakers – including (but certainly not limited to): a center speaker, right and left front speakers, right and left rear speakers, special effect speakers (or height speakers) for Dolby Atmos, and a subwoofer or two.
3. The three distinct types:
The type of home theater system you choose will depend on several factors, but here’s the good news: there’s a home theater solution for every situation. The three types include:
- Pre-packaged home theater systems (aka home-theater-in-a-box). Very easy to set up and everything matches.
- A home theater system made up of separate components. More customizable with respect to design aesthetics and sound.
- An installed, dedicated, and custom-designed home theater. Where we gut the whole room and start over – new walls, new ceiling, built-in components, luxury theater seating and lighting, cinematic touches throughout, and so on. (What we call “the whole shootin’ match.”) Pricey, yes, but more common than you might think.
Two Best Sony TVs For Watching Sports
May 27, 2020
One of the key things you have to look before buying a smart TV for watching sports is its size. Then look for the screen with a high-frequency range, usually, a screen with at least 60hz is excellent and provides great performance for gaming and sports. Here we recommend two best Sony TVs for watching sports.
The Sony X900F is the best 4K smart TV updated with new technologies and features. The Sony X900F has a high picture quality. This TV also has excellent motion handling so it is mainly recommended to use for watching sports, video games, TV shows, as well as for HDR Gaming. It also has full arrays of local dimming support and a high contrast ratio.
At HDR, the Sony X900F succeeds in producing bright, dynamic images. The processing of motion is also outstanding thanks to the fast response time along with the ability to flicker backlight to continuous motion.
- Bright HDR highlights
- Excellent motion handling
- Deep and uniform blacks
- Picture quality degrades at an angle
Sony Master Series A9F 4K TV
The Sony Master Series A9F 4K TV is the greatest OLED TV we have ever seen. It produces deep black levels and the image looks good and appears perfectly without any motion blur. It also has a very good response time which makes the best for users who like to watch sports and helps gamers to experience better motion handling. Its Android 8.0 smart platform is much faster than previous TVs of Sony.
The motion rate in Sony Master Series A9F 4K is good since the picture appears clear without any motion blur. This TV can be used for Sports, Video Games, HDR gaming, TV Shows, movies, and as a PC Monitor as well.
- The image is accurate even when viewed at an angle
- Near-instantaneous response time
- Excellent dark room performance
- Brightness is limited in white scenes
- Could experience permanent burn-in
Apple Music is now available on Samsung’s Smart TVs
April 28, 2020
Samsung has announced that Apple Music app is now available on its Smart TVs, with users in more than 100 countries around the world now having access to the native music platform of Apple. This is the first time Apple has allowed for the integration of its Music app on a Smart TV platform. Previously, users could only access Apple Music through the Apple TV set-top box.
This means that from now Apple Music subscribers can directly access their Apple Music accounts on their Samsung Smart TVs. They can also play any one of more than 60 million songs and music videos on Apple’s music platform. The experience seems to be the same as the Apple Music app in Apple TV set-top boxes, with live streams available and customizable daily recommendations.
This isn’t the first time that Apple and Samsung – fierce rivals in the mobile scene – have cooperated on an integrated solution. Last year, Samsung became the first TV brand to feature support for the Apple TV app. Brodsky said that the cooperation was instrumental in offering a various range of entertainment.
Previously, if Apple Music subscribers wanted to play music on a Samsung Smart TV without using an Apple TV set-top box, they would have had to stream the music over AirPlay 2. The new announcement from Samsung means that now they can stream Apple Music from Samsung Smart TVs without using an iPhone or Apple device.
To install the Apple Music app on Samsung Smart TV, users need to go to the Samsung Smart TV App Store and download the app. When completed, enter your Apple ID details into the app. If you haven’t had an account with Apple Music, you can sign up a new account with a three month trial period for free.
However, support for the app of Apple is only available on Samsung Smart TVs released from 2018 to 2020.
Movies Anywhere App Comes To LG OLED TVs
March 30, 2020
LG Electronics USA and Movies Anywhere™ announced that of the Movies Anywhere app had arrived on LG Smart TVs, led by the critically-acclaimed LG OLED TVs.
Movies Anywhere app lets users enjoy their favorite redeemed or purchased digital movies that are combined in one personal, simplified collection. LG is the first TV manufacturer in the world to provide the streaming app, Movies Anywhere, helping users enjoy up to 7,900 digital movies, including both classic and new releases films.
Using Movies Anywhere app is the easiest way for users to bring together their favorite movies from across various digital retailer accounts, all in only one place. No other service offers this benefit across so many platforms, studios, and digital accounts. In addition, Movies Anywhere has also made it easier for consumers to share their emotion or comments with other fans in an innovative way.
Movies Anywhere provides movies from Warner Bros. Entertainment, Universal Pictures (both DreamWorks and Illumination Entertainment), Sony Pictures Entertainment, The Walt Disney Studios (both Disney, Marvel Studios, and Twentieth Century Studios, Pixar, and Lucasfilm). It enables users to sync their digital retail accounts, including Google Play/YouTube, Amazon Prime Video, Microsoft Movies & TV, Vudu/Walmart, Apple TV, Verizon Fios TV Xfinity, , and FandangoNOW, as well as build their movie collection just in seconds. With the Movies Anywhere app, besides streaming movies on LG Smart TVs, users can download or stream on LG smartphones, and a wide variety of other devices either at home or on-the-go, or through popular browsers.
Acclaimed for its capability to reproduce colors accurately and the filmmakers’ creative visions, LG OLED TVs have set the standard for a real cinematic experience in the living room. With support for the UHD Alliance’s Filmmaker Mode,™ and the new Dolby Vision IQ high dynamic range ability, LG OLED TVs display movies as exactly as their creators intended. In addition, LG OLED TVs feature Dolby Atmos®³ delivering powerful, moving audio seeming to flow all around you.
How do I get Disney Plus on my Smart TV?
March 21, 2020
Disney+ is coming to UK screens next Tuesday (March 24) and it could not come at a better time in case you and your family are presently hunkered down at home.
Frozen 2 is now to be had to move in US on Disney+, after Disney wants to convey some fun and pleasure to families. It will be available internationally in Canada, the Netherlands, Australia and New Zealand from Tuesday, but it has no longer been confirmed whether UK will be able to flow Frozen 2 on Disney Plus early.
Are you intend to look at Disney+ on your television but now not certain how to down load it? Whether you have got a Samsung smat television, an LG TV or an android-primarily based Sony smart television, we have answered questions on the way to get Disney+ on your television.
Can I able to watch Disney Plus on my television?
Disney+ is to be had to stream on some of devices, including Apple iPhone and Android Smart telephones, iPads and pills, computers and laptops, choose video games consoles and pick out smart TVs. It’s also available through Amazon fireplace TV gadgets, Google Chromecast and Chromecast devices.
In case you do no longer have a built-in smart television, you will both need built-in to 1 or use an alternative device to get entry to the Disney+ service on TV.
What TVs will Disney Plus be on?
Disney+ will be to be had as an app on most smart TVs, built-ing of built-in Samsung and LG TVs, plus all android-based totally Sony Smart TVs. If an app isn’t always to be had built-in Smart TV, you may need to test together with your manufacturer, improve, or use an alternative tool.
In case you don’t very own a smart television, you may still movement the service via an Xbox One, a PS4, Amazon hearth television device or any of the others previously cited above.
For Less Than $500, Can Football Fans Find A Good Smart TV? (part 2)
March 4, 2020
LG 4K Smart TV 43 inch 43UK6340PTF: The brand from the renowned LG TV manufacturer has never disappointed users.
For less than $ 500, LG offers users a flat-screen TV with 4K resolution 4 times sharper than regular Full HD TVs. It features Active HDR technology and HDR Effect for true-to-life images, as well as low-resolution image upgrades to nearly 4K with 4K Upscaler.
DTS Virtual: X audio technology delivers powerful, vivid surround sound, ensuring users will have a passionate season with this attractive TV. The device uses easy-to-use WebOS 4.0 operating system, comes with smart remote to support voice search in Vietnamese in all 3 regions.
In addition, the Smart TV LG 4K 43 inch 43UK6340PTF also supports TV control by phone via LG TV Plus application and easily projects the phone screen on the TV with Screen Mirroring feature.
TCL 4K 50 inch L50P65-UF: For as little as $ 390, users can easily own a large 50-inch TV with state-of-the-art technology. The device has 50-inch panels with extremely sharp 4K resolution, built-in HDR and Micro Dimming technology to optimize images and contrast.
In terms of sound, the TCL 4K 50-inch Smart TV L50P65-UF has Dolby surround sound technology creating vivid effects, serving well tasks such as entertainment, watching sports or watching movies for households. The device uses easy-to-use TV + OS, rich application store and is controlled by T-Cast application.
Panasonic 40-inch Smart TV TH-40FS500V: Another brand from Japanese electronics company is Panasonic. With a 40-inch screen, Full HD resolution is 2 times sharper than HD, integrated HDR technology for true, clear images and Hexa Chroma Drive technology to bring a wide color range, vibrant colors, promising The appointment will bring users the top experience.
The device is considered to have large, clear sound thanks to the proprietary V-audio audio technology developed by Panasonic. The device runs My Home Screen operating system is simple to use, rich application store. This device also supports projecting the phone screen on the TV and controlling the TV by phone with the Panasonic Remote 2 application.
Refresh your living space with 4 premium OLED TV models
February 23, 2020
Today, TV is not only a device to serve the entertainment needs merely, but also become an aesthetic highlight for the entire house. Meeting all technology and fashion elements, OLED TV has gradually shaped the high-end interior design trends.
In particular, the OLED TV models from LG with exquisite design, sharp images promise to create a harmonious combination, respect the beauty of the interior in particular and the living space in general.
LG Signature OLED W9 – beautiful “motion picture”
Possessing an ultra-thin design, the LG W9 OLED TV not only impresses users with its level of sophistication, but also becomes a beautiful moving picture thanks to Gallery mode. This mode allows the TV to show beautiful images of travel according to the 4 seasons of the year. Users can choose wallpaper themes via voice and images will be displayed with LG’s default background music, or custom music through LG Sound Sync application.
The ultra-slim design also makes this TV series suitable for any design style. From luxurious villas, high-class apartments to a neoclassical living room, LG Signature OLED W9 can combine harmoniously with the interior to create a beautiful overall, by minimizing the accessories such as speakers, cables … This TV currently owns a reference price of 220 million for the 65-inch model.
Penhouse “dreamed” with LG OLED TV E9
OLED E9 has a “floating” design philosophy, which is why interior creators prefer to choose modern style, especially for penhouse and garden houses. E9 decorative wall panels, whether simplified with stone, wood or green trees, still make viewers linger to watch and enjoy the inspiring interior space.
LG C9 OLED TV – the intersection of classic and modern
C9 is a special design in LG’s OLED TV series. This device can fit two completely opposite design styles, both turning the neoclassical interior space into a sharp, vibrant, and exalted elegance and nobility in modern style. The elegance in C9 design creates a balance with sophisticated details in neoclassical style. Meanwhile, the 2nd generation Alpha 9 intelligent image processor for the sharp images, wide viewing angles, true colors of this TV model makes the modern living room glow.
LG OLED B9 – European quality in the heart of the tropical
It would be a mistake not to mention LG’s B9 OLED TV model. B9 has a simple design but the beauty of simplicity is the inspiration for all creative inspiration. The flexible combination of elegant white cabinets and luxurious gray tones of sofa, curtains and wooden floors bring European breath to the living room. In particular, the ultra-thin LG OLED B9 TV will help balance the interior space, increasing the luxurious look for the room.