Category archives for: Home Theater

YouTube TV Now Supports Using Your Voice on Google Home

Google has updated its YouTube TV and Google Home products, giving them the ability to speak with one another. Going forward, YouTube TV subscribers will be able to control YouTube TV on their television set via Google Home. People will need to link their YouTube TV account with their Google Home (or Chromecast). Once that […]

Vizio Announces New Multi-Room Speakers System with Integrated Google Cast

Today Vizio has announced a new selection of home speakers with integrated Google Cast, the SmartCast Crave 360 and the SmartCast Crave Pro. These new speakers are designed as potential competition to Sonos (and others), offering multi-room functionality and more… The $249 SmartCast Crave 360 is a portable speaker with omni-directional 2.1 audio which can output up […]

12 New Categories Come to the 4th Gen Apple TV

Users of the fourth-generation Apple TV will find it easier to discover new apps for the tvOS set-top box, after Apple added several new app categories to the Apple TV App Store. The second update that is useful to end users released this week, a total of 12 new categories have been added to the […]

ZTE’s Next-Gen Projector Is Also a Tablet

ZTE has announced the S Pro Plus smart projector, its third-generation Android/projector combination device. The S Pro Plus has an 8.4-inch, 2560 by 1600 display that runs Android 6.0 Marshmallow. The projector can push a 2K picture at sizes up to 300 inches, though it is optimized for 120 inches. The projector is accompanied by […]

Qualcomm Doesn’t Want to be Left Out of the Smart Home Derby

  The cast of companies ready to offer up smart home products at CES 2016 pretty much winds around the block. Even Qualcomm is there at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. The innovative maker of chips said this week its subsidiary, Qualcomm Technologies, is demonstrating a Smart Home Reference Platform, based upon Qualcomm’s […]

New Apple TV Preorders Begin, Shipments Start on October 30

Preorders for both models of the fourth generation Apple TV have commenced. The major revision to the line, which now includes a sought-after app ecosystem for the device, retails for $149 for the 32GB version, with the 64 GB version selling for $199. Shipments for the Apple TV begin on October 30. The main appearance […]

MediaTek to Use Dolby Vision on 4K Ultra HD TV, Ultra HD Blu-ray Player, and SoCs

Dolby Laboratories and MediaTek today announced a collaboration to offer Dolby Vision 4K UHD system-on-a-chip (SoC) technologies for high-dynamic-range (HDR) TVs, Ultra HD Blu-ray players, and digital media adapters (DMAs). “We are thrilled to work with MediaTek to enable Dolby Vision on Ultra HD Blu-Ray, DMA devices, and TV sets. MediaTek is a critical enabler […]

Blu-Ray Disk Association Begins Ultra HD Deployment on August 24 – Just in the Time for Holiday Buying

The Blu-ray Disc Association (BDA) will commence licensing the Ultra HD Blu-ray format starting August 24. The format provides expanded color range, high frame rate up to 60fps and up-to 3840×2160 resolution. Product announcements are expected for the 2015 holiday season. Single layer Blu-ray Disc can hold up to 25GB of data and dual-layer discs […]

New MHL Spec Supports USB Type-C, 8K Video

The MHL Consortium this week revealed superMHL, a new specification that future proofs its against changes in device connectors and makes dramatic improvements with respect to handling media content. The superMHL connector is reversible, much like Apple’s Lightning cable. Further, it supports the new, reversible USB Type-C connector, which will eventually replace the microUSB connector […]

Acer Announces the Revo One RL85 Home Entertainment Computer

Acer has  announced the launch of the Revo One RL85. The Revo One was designed to be the home entertainment hub, powered by Intel Core i3 or i5 processors and supporting dual displays at Ultra HD (3840×2160) 4K2K video output resolution. The computer has three 2.5-inch drive bays, with a pair of external SATA ports […]

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