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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The new Hisense and Sharp TVs will feature Roku, quantum dots, and Dolby Vision

With a ton of TVs new to North America, and a handful featuring cutting-edge tech, Hisense continues its efforts to establish its own name and rehabilitate Sharp's.

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TCL continues push into North America with 25 new TVs, many with Dolby Vision HDR

TCL has become a household name in TVs almost overnight. With 25 new models, including two whole series sporting Dolby Vision, its newfound reputation should be bolstered even further.

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LG’s new OLED TVs are real wall huggers

Spectacularly thin, LG’s Signature OLED TV W series also offers the broadest support for HDR content we’ve heard of, including HDR10, Dolby Vision, Hybrid Log Gamma, and Advanced HDR.

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New HDMI 2.1 spec includes support for Dynamic HDR, 8K resolution, and more

You say you just bought a new TV? Sorry, it's already out of date.

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LG taps quantum dots for its 2017 Super UHD TVs

The one company big in OLEDs is now going big on quantum dots to take on rival Samsung.

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Samsung's QLED smart TVs feature a new type of quantum dot

A new breed of quantum dots enables Samsung's 2017 smart TVs to reach new heights in color gamut and brightness, according to Samsung at least.

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Sony X930D 4K UHD TV review: Color and HDR done the Sony way.

Sony has forsaken quantum dots and OLED technology to follow its own path to color and HDR.

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Samsung UBD-K8500 Ultra HD Blu-ray player review: The best bang for your buck

You don't get a lot of extra features, but this player delivers excellent performance on both the video and audio fronts.

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Panasonic DMP-UB900 Ultra HD Blu-ray player review: A great choice for audiophiles and home theater buffs

This is the only Blu-ray player we've seen that can also play DSD audio files, but don't pay the premium price unless you can take full advantage of its advanced features.

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Samsung KS9800 4K UHD, 65-inch smart TV review: Quantum dots + HDR = Wow!

A curved screen? Meh. But HDR and quantum dots result in an LCD TV that gives uber-expensive OLED technology a run for its money.

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Netgear tweaks its home security camera line by introducing the Arlo Pro

The Arlo Pro features a host of improvements, including two-way audio and a rechargeable battery.

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Vava Voom 20 Bluetooth speaker review: Weatherized style with average sound

This stylish $80 outdoor Bluetooth speaker features easy pairing via NFC. For being small, it produces a good amount of bass, but as with many water-resistant speakers, the upper mids and highs are muddled.

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How LG uses fuzzy math to label some of its LCD TVs as 4K

By replacing every fourth red, green, or blue subpixel with a white one, LG boosts the brightness of its 6100-, 6500-, and 6800-series models. The trick works, but it sacrifices resolution.

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Grace Digital CastDock X2 review: A clever Chromecast Audio companion

But when it comes to bass, this speaker delivers a little too much of a good thing.

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WD My Passport Wireless Pro review: A portable hard drive made for mobile streaming

With an integrated Wi-Fi hot spot and the Plex media server, this drive lets you take all your shows (and all your tunes) on the road.