Jon L. JacobiFreelance contributor, TechHive

Jon is a Juilliard-trained musician, former x86/6800 programmer, and long-time (late 70s) computer enthusiast living the San Francisco bay area.

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Hisense TVs CES 2018: Quantum dots and Dolby Vision

Hisense has upped its game with quantum dot color. Dolby Vision is supported by the top two models in the line, which also offer the full array of Google TV and IoT services.

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Samsung's ginormous 'The Wall' TV is the first consumer display to use micro-LED technology

Like OLEDs, mLEDs enable deeper blacks because they don't need a separate backlight.

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Edifier Luna e25 HD Bluetooth speaker review: Great sound, sci-fi looks, surprisingly affordable

These speakers show that you don't have to sacrifice sonic quality or break the bank to enjoy wireless sound. They're not portable, but for static installations they're fantastic.

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LG gets a jump on CES by announcing its 2018 smart TV lineup early

LG's 2018 smart TVs will offer improved support for high dynamic range. support for higher refresh rates on its high-end models, and better color mapping and color correction. But it will continue to use replacement RGBW (2.88K) in some of its cheaper models.

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Some LG 4K LCD TVs still deliver only 2.8K resolution

Many of LG's 2017 LCD TVs use subtractive RGBW which steals every 4th subpixel and changes it to white. It helps with brightness and contrast, but reduces the TV's true resolution from 4K to 2.8K.

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Ultimate Ears Megablast Bluetooth speaker review: This Alexa-enabled speaker is loud and proud

This smart speaker is expensive, but it delivers a sonic performance you won't get from any Echo.

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Oppo UDP-205 Ultra-HD Audiophile Blu-ray player review: Audiophile sound and price tag (plus Dolby Vision)

With 32-bit DACs and other upscale components, you won't hear better analog audio from an Ultra HD Blu-ray player. It's also the first player we've tested to support Dolby Vision 4K UHD discs.

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TouchJet Wave review: This pricey gadget can make your dumb TV smart—and touchable

Android and infrared come together to convert your big-screen TV into a massive tablet.

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Cambridge Audio CXUHD 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray player review: A classy chassis with Dolby Vision

This handsome device is a top-notch disc player that's great for digital audio systems, but it doesn't off any type of analog output.

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Dolby Vision vs HDR10: Which is best?

Round 2 of our HDR video comparison sees Dolby Vision come out way on top.

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HDMI 2.1 specs and features: Everything you need to know

Higher resolution audio and video, faster refresh rates, and more bandwidth will enable better experiences with movies, games, VR, and more.

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Fender Newport Bluetooth speaker review: It's not just a nostalgia trip, this speaker sounds great

Designed in the classic style of Fender's guitar amps, the Newport delivers solid quality, very good audio, and fun analog controls.

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Hex TLS Bluetooth speaker review: 808 Audio delivers solid mono thump and good looks, but few amenities

This speaker is attractive, rugged, easy to pack, and it delivers an authoritative thump, but it's missing a few key features, including speakerphone functionality and the ability to charge other USB devices.

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Vizio SmartCast P-Series 4K UHD Display review: Great color and HDR overcome a few minor issues

The P-Series color and HDR puts just about everything else in its class to shame.

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QNAP TS-253B review: A short talk with a NAS box

This fast and versatile NAS box will keep you informed with an OLED display and a speaker. Just don't buy it for the 4K video it hypes.