Tag Archives: 8K

The 8 Best QLED TVs to Buy Now

It’s easy to buy a fantastic big screen TV that presents a great picture. Up until recently, though, your choice presented a conflict. Some TVs display a deep and precise color picture but aren’t particularly bright. Other TVs deliver an … Continue reading

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The Best Cheap TVs to Buy Now

Sofas, mattresses, perfume, wine—skimp on these and you’re likely to have regrets. TVs, though, can be bought for a low price and happily meet your “good enough” expectations without any buyer’s remorse. In TV land, cheap usually means a set that … Continue reading

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The 8 Best Sports TVs for Game Day

Super Bowl Sunday is traditionally one of the biggest TV-watching days of the year averaging 150 million viewers. In anticipation of the game, now’s the perfect time to replace that old TV. Read the rest of this roundup here at Popular … Continue reading

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The Best Hisense TVs to Buy Now

From first-run Hollywood films to binge-worthy series, there’s lots of great stuff to watch at home. Each time you dive into an exciting movie or show, you tell yourself it’s time for a bigger, more immersive home theater TV—as long … Continue reading

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SmartTechCheck Podcast: CES 2022

My January 12, 2022, appearance (S02 E01) on the weekly SmartTechCheck podcast with host Mark Vena and fellow tech reporters John Quain and Rob Pegoraro. This week we recap CES 2022 and discuss TV buying tips before the Super Bowl. … Continue reading

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SmartTechCheck Podcast: CES 2022 Preview

My December 30, 2021 appearance on the SmartTechCheck podcast with host Mark Vena and fellow tech reporter John Quain. This week we previewed the upcoming CES 2021 and recapped the top tech trends of the year. Watch the video of … Continue reading

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QLED vs Mini-LED vs OLED: What’s the Difference?

QLED, MicroLED, Mini-LED, OLED: Myriad TVs featuring one or more of these LED technologies are being unveiled this week at CES 2021. Even though they share an acronym, these LED TV technologies are as different from one another as Andrew Jackson, … Continue reading

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My CES 2020 Coverage

As I have for the last 35 years or so, I helped cover the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) for the official CES Show Daily, published by TWICE. Here is a sampling some of my pre-show and on-the-spot reporting. FCC Chair … Continue reading

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Will 8K TV Follow 4K’s Quick Adoption Pattern?

Industry observers and executives alike remain stunned at how, in just five relatively short years, 4K UHD TVs transformed from a pricey curiosity to a race-to-the-bottom commodity. Based on this perhaps flawed phenomena, the industry is optimistic that 8K will follow the … Continue reading

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GfK: Overall Consumer Tech Business Will Be Flat Or Down In 2019

Political uncertainty, trade wars and regional economic worries are shaking consumer confidence, and TV prices continue a precipitous decline. These and other factors will combine to produce an overall slightly down year in overall consumer technology sales, according to market research company … Continue reading

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