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  1. Todd Anderson

    Home Theater News Review Podcast: Episode 2.26.24

    (February 26, 2024) On this week's episode of HTNR, we talk about KORG's history-making live stream, Disney's big news, Vizio's sale to Walmart, Vudu's name change, disc reviews, physical media stats, deals of the week, and more! You can listen on YouTube (just click on the image) or Spotify...
  2. Todd Anderson

    Disney Announces End of "Disney Movie Club," Inks Deal with Sony to Handle Physical Media

    (February 20, 2024) It's been a big day for the Mouse. First, Disney announced the closure of its Disney Movie Club, a service that provides exclusive Blu-ray and DVD titles and discounted pricing on catalog titles. “We’ve enjoyed serving you for the last 23 years, but consumer behavior and...
  3. Todd Anderson

    Home Theater News Review Podcast: Episode 1.29.2024 "Understanding the TV Market in 2024!"

    (January 31, 2024) On this episode of HTNR, we break down the current state of the TV marketplace and discuss key takeaways for each of the Big Five manufacturers in the North American market. Next week, we'll unpack news generated by ISE 2024. You can watch the podcast being recorded on our...
  4. Todd Anderson

    CES TV Wrap: Everything You Need to Know for 2024

    (January 24, 2024) Piggybacking on yesterday's article detailing the health of the TV market, today's piece is a comprehensive look at the latest 2024 TV announcements from Sony, Hisense, LG Electronics, Samsung, and TCL. Pricing won't be announced for several months, so we don't have any...
  5. Todd Anderson

    Going Up and Going Down: TV Market Trends and Predictions as We Enter 2024

    (January 23, 2024) As the old saying goes: What goes up must come down. So is the case with the worldwide TV market. 2020 marked the beginning of a COVID-induced TV boom, where demand outpaced supply, and manufacturers were left scrambling, hamstrung by semiconductor shortages and a global...
  6. Todd Anderson

    Sony's Wicked QD-OLED A95L Slays All Others... and Get the Inside Scoop on Its New ES AVRs! CEDIA 2023

    (October 23, 2023) After several years on the sidelines, Sony used 2023 to launch an entirely new series of ES-badged AV Receivers. We caught up with the company's Product Tech Manager, Rob Brennan, to take a closer look at the ES Series and Sony's new QD-OLED A95L, which recently won "King of...
  7. Todd Anderson

    Value Electronics Crowns New Kings of 4K and 8K TVs at Its Annual Flatpanel Shootout Event!

    (October 11, 2023) New York's Value Electronics recently hosted its annual 4K and 8K TV Shootout Evaluation events in Manhattan. The latest flagship TVs were brought together side-by-side to compare all picture quality attributes, with the winner crowned “King of TV” for 4K TVs and 8K TVs...
  8. Todd Anderson

    Sony's New Crop of OLED TVs Offer Significant Gains in Brightness, Improved Sound

    (March 1, 2023) Sony entered 2023 riding high on the success generated by its heralded crop of 2022 OLED TV models. So, it's no surprise the company has, once again, slotted Samsung Display's QD-OLED panels for use in its flagship offerings. The flagship OLED Bravia XR A95L line will ship in...
  9. Todd Anderson

    Sony Reveals New AV Receiver Lineup, Headlined by the 13.2-Channel STR-AZ7000ES

    (February 1, 2023) It's been a minute, actually years, but Sony has finally emerged from its AVR slumber. Yesterday, the company revealed five new receivers, four of which have their sights set on the custom integrator market. The new lineup comprises models priced between $900 and $3,300, with...
  10. Todd Anderson

    A Clean Sweep: JVC Wins Big at the 2022 Value Electronics Long Throw Shootout

    (December 11, 2022) All eyes in the AV world were, once again, trained on mid-town Manhattan for another Value Electronics shootout event. This time Robert Zohn and his evaluation team pitted the industry’s best sub-$30,000 long-throw home theater projectors against each other, ultimately...
  11. Todd Anderson

    Value Electronics Ultra Short Throw and Projector Shootout Set to Happen THIS Weekend!

    (December 9, 2022) Tomorrow, December 10, and Sunday, December 11, Robert Zohn, his team of video experts, and Dealerscope, are dipping their toes into the world of projection evaluation. Masters of Ceremonies for the event is industry expert Philip Jones, owner of Projector Reviews, while Jason...
  12. Todd Anderson

    Sony Shrinks Its 4K SXRD Panel, Launches Three New XW Series 4K Laser Projectors

    (April 29, 2022) Sony has blown the doors off a rather quiet month of reveals by launching three new exciting home theater projectors. Leveraging its all-new SXRD 0.61” panel, the world's smallest native 4K 3840 x 2160 panel, Sony’s engineers have shrunken the overall size of the bread and...
  13. Todd Anderson

    CES 2022: Sony Reveals New Technologies, BRAVIA XR Series of TVs with Mini LED, OLED, and LED Models

    (January 4, 2022) Sony has revealed its latest BRAVIA XR TV models, which are loaded with high-performance technologies. One of the company's more exciting innovations is a feature that almost every TV owner will instantly appreciate. It's called "Netflix Adaptive Calibrated Mode" and was...
  14. Robert Zohn

    Sony's A80J OLED TVs on sale through October 23, 2021

    Today through October 23 Sony's very aggressive 55" and 65" A8J sale started. 65A80J is now $1,849.99 and the 55A80J is $1,699.99. Also through October 3rd as an extra bonus for folks who bundle Sony's new HT-A9 or the HT-A7000 you get an additional $100 discount. Add the SA-SW3 and take...
  15. Robert Zohn

    Sony's HT-A9 & HT-A7000 for A80J, X95J, A90J & Z9J

    Because these two new external audio systems are specifically intended to be used with Sony's 2021 A80J, A90J, X95J and the Z9J series TVs I thought it best to post this thread in the display forums. Launching Friday, September 24th Sony's two new Dolby Atmos audio systems that are perfectly...
  16. Michael Scott

    Sniper: Assassin's End - Blu-ray Review

    Sniper: Assassin's End Movie: :1.5stars: Video: :4stars: Audio: :4stars: Extras: Final Score: :2.5stars: Movie Oh dear. Does anyone remember a solid little movie called Sniper back...
  17. Michael Scott

    Bloodshot - Digital Review

    Bloodshot Movie: :2.5stars: Video: N/A Audio: N/A Extras: N/A Final Score: :2.5stars: Movie Most people don’t really realize it, but Vin Diesel is actually kind of a nerd. For all of his muscles and fast car movies, the man has a love...
  18. Michael Scott

    Fantasy Island - Digital Review

    Fantasy Island Movie: :3stars: Video: N/A Audio: N/A Extras: N/A Final Score: :3stars: Movie The 1978-1984 TV show Fantasy Island was an interesting piece of TV history. While it was certainly lighthearted TV fare with a fantasy...
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  20. Michael Scott

    Bad Boys For Life - Digital Review

    Bad Boys For Life Movie: :3.5stars: Video: N/A Audio: N/A Extras: :3stars: Final Score: :3.5stars: Movie With Covid-19 messing with supply chains around the world and keeping...
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