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Epson’s New Short Throw Laser Projector Includes a Special Screen to Bounce Away Overhead Lighting

Projectors can be a cheaper and far more convenient way to put a gigantic 100+ inch TV in your living room. But to get an image that rivals an LCD or OLED TV, you can’t just point them at a bare wall. So with its new LS500 short-throw 4K laser projector, Epson is including a perfectly-sized ambient light rejecting screen that promises deep blacks and vivid colours. Read More >>

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How to Use Your Chromecast in a Hotel Room

Google’s Chromecast is one of the most useful streaming dongles ever invented—but its functionality falls down as soon as your internet access is restricted or just not available at all. Getting a Chromecast working in a hotel room isn’t easy, but it is possible. These are the tricks you can try. Read More >>

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Samsung UBD-K8500 4K Blu-ray Player Review: As Good as Anything on Your Telly Has Ever Looked

If you’ve got a 4K TV with its extra pixels collecting dust, fear not – the 4K content drought is on the cusp of being washed away with a verdant selection of high-resolution Blu-rays. There are now two 4K Blu-ray players on the market: the pricey Panasonic DMP-UB900 and this, the more affordable Samsung UBD-K8500 Ultra HD Blu-ray player. Read More >>

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Soundbars and Home Theatre Speakers: What You Need to Know

Buying a new TV is a great feeling. Your new TV looks great whether it’s mounted on a wall or sitting on a home entertainment unit, and whether it’s switched on and displaying beautiful video or switched off and looking all fashionable. But does it sound good? Perhaps. But it can sound a lot better if you hook it up to a sound system — whether it’s a compact soundbar or a larger surround-sound home-theatre setup. Read More >>

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Look Out HDMI and DisplayPort, There’s a New Cable in Town

Ever heard of Mobile High-Definition Link, or MHL for short? Today, it's a way to connect a smartphone to an HDTV or monitor via microUSB. But the new SuperMHL could challenge HDMI and DisplayPort dominance over your entire home cinema Read More >>

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Dolby Atmos for Your Home: I’ve Heard it, and it Sounds Bloody Brilliant

Dolby Atmos has been the Holy Grail of cinema surround sound since it was first revealed back in April 2012. Allowing filmmakers to turn individual sounds from a movie soundtrack into separate audio objects, it uses an overhead speaker array to put you in the middle of a dome-like soundscape, with trackable audio sources flying all around above you. It’s truly impressive, and is slowly being introduced to more and more multiplexes, and used increasingly by filmmakers. Read More >>

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Dolby Atmos Surround Sound Could Come to Living Rooms, But Many Challenges Stand in its Way

Once you've heard Atmos, there's no going back. Gradually rolling out to more and more cinema screens across the globe, Dolby's Atmos surround sound system is so immersive it makes even the most elaborate home cinema speaker array seem puny by comparison. So far the reserve of multiplexes, could Atmos ever make its way into homes? Quite possibly, but not without clearing many a hurdle first. Read More >>

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Leak: Next-Gen 4K Blu-Ray Discs Pack 100GB of Data

While the Blu-ray Disc Association may not have made any official noises about the existence of 4K Blu-ray discs, a leak from a disc manufacturer reveals that they're on the way—and they pack 100GB of delicious data. Read More >>

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See You In 20 Years’ Time, 3D

It’s not too often that I make a tech prediction that actually comes true, although like many people, I prefer to think I’m better at it than I really am. Still, when one does come out as I foretold I am not immune to rubbing my hands with glee and smiling with a cheeky grin, which is exactly what happened with the recent demise of 3D television. Read More >>

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JVC Finds a Clever Shortcut To an 8K Projector

Given 4K TVs and cameras are only just starting to hit the market, there's not a lot of 8K components to be had just yet. But that isn't stopping JVC from rolling out one of the first 8K projectors, that's actually built on 4K technology. Read More >>

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LG Shows Off Wireless 4K Streaming, From Phone to TV

LG has been showing off the first example of wireless Ultra HD steaming at MWC: it can take video from a phone, playing at 1080p, upscale it on the fly, and show it off at 4K on a TV. Read More >>

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Samsung’s HomeSync Android Box Brings a Whopping 1TB of Storage to Your TV

Set-top boxes aren't exactly mobile tech, but Samsung has unveiled its new one at this year's Mobile World Congress. The HomeSync aims to work with your mobile devices and serve has a hefty little Android-powered box for all your media. A 1TB box. Read More >>

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The Ultimate Way to Watch Star Trek Is On Your Own Enterprise Bridge

You're a massive Trekky -- don't worry you're among friends here, we won't judge -- but you feel there's just something missing watching Star Trek on your vanilla 50-inch TV. How about sitting your butt down in an awesome recreation of the bridge of the Starship Enterprise-come-cinema instead? Read More >>

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Harman Kardon’s New Home Theatre Gear Is BMW-Expensive

Harman Kardon—you know, the folks who put the sound system in your boss' luxury car—have a batch of new home theatre gear including a the pricey 5.1 channel BDS 770 system. Will it sound good enough for the price tag? Read More >>

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Samsung’s Got a Freaking Vacuum in Its New Blu-ray Home Theatre Gear

It's kind of hard to impress anyone in home theatre anymore, but you'll probably pull it off with a no-one-can-hear-you-scream vacuum in your living room. Read More >>