Tag Archives: TV

Vizio P65-F1 4K UHD TV review: Vizio’s P-Series deliver good brightness and HDR, but image glitches remain

When it comes to brightness, the key ingredient for punchy HDR, Vizio’s P65-F1 smart TV nearly matches Samsung’s QN65Q9F, a TV that costs nearly three times as much. And yes, I said TV. Unlike last year’s P-Series displays, this year’s have over-the-air tuners onboard. This year’s models also feature a slightly wider color palette and brighter array backlighting. What seemingly hasn’t changed is the ... Read More »

Hotstar Android TV App Launched, Available in India, the US, and Canada

After years of clamouring from subscribers, Hotstar has finally released an app for Android TV – adding to its slate of Apple TV and Fire TV Stick apps – which means some of us don’t have to use a Chromecast to get the Hotstar experience on the big screen any more. It’s available via the Google Play store in India, the US, and Canada. The Hotstar app for Android TV ... Read More »

New Apple TV 4K adds UHD and HDR support

Apple sees movies and shows as a new avenue of growth – the company is already producing shows and is even rumored to be bidding on the James Bond movie rights. But to make that work, it will need to update the Apple TV, which hasn’t seen a refersh since 2015. So feast your eyes on the Apple TV 4K ... Read More »

iPhone 8 Price to Start at $999, 4K Apple TV Expected to Launch at September Event: Reports

HIGHLIGHTS iPhone 8 base variant expected to be priced at $999 Apple may also launch a refreshed Apple TV set-top box It could come with 4K and HDR support Apple is yet to send invites for its rumoured September 12 event, expected to see the launch of the iPhone 8 as its highlight. Leaks and rumour mills are now working overtime, and ... Read More »

Google Home and Chromecast vs. Amazon Echo and Fire TV: Which is the best hands-free TV experience?

Let’s be honest: Reaching for the remote while watching TV isn’t a major inconvenience. But sometimes, after a long day, it’s nice to expend as little energy as possible. If you can control your TV by voice instead, why wouldn’t you? To that end, Google and Amazon now offer hands-free TV controls through their respective connected speakers. Amazon added Fire TV ... Read More »

Terk Trinity Xtend review: This TV antenna tries to pull double-duty as a Wi-Fi range extender

TechHive contributor Jason Cipriani and TechHive executive editor Michael Brown collaborated on this review. Jason evaluated the Trinity Xtend’s performance as a TV antenna, and Michael measured its chops as a Wi-Fi range extender. Before you cut the cord, you need to figure out two things: How you’re going to tune in local over-the-air TV channels, and how you’re going ... Read More »

Best indoor digital TV antennas: Our top picks for cord cutters

The RCA Skybar Indoor HDTV antenna has moved up to the runner-up position. Ditching your cable- or satellite-TV subscription and going to a setup combining a streaming device along with an antenna to pick up over-the-air digital broadcasts is a smart move that will save you some serious cash every month. There’s plenty of free TV to be had—well, you’ll ... Read More »

Meizu Pro 7 stars in a Chinese TV commercial

All the major Chinese makers released their 2017 flagships except Meizu. The Meizu Pro 7has appeared in numerous leaks, revealing a secondary display on the back, but is yet to officially debut. That might happen soon though as the device has just been spotted in a TV commercial.   The video shows a man on a trip, stopping to take some pictures. ... Read More »

Streaming TV industry says “meh” to 4K, but it loves HDR

TV manufacturers pitch 4K resolution as must-have tech, but not all of the companies serving the content that gets displayed on those screens are as giddy. Streaming TV service providers are much more excited about HDR (high dynamic range). At the Streaming Media East conference in New York in May, industry executives argued that HDR is cheaper to produce, easier ... Read More »

This is how the bloated TV bundle collapses

Allow me to relay a few recent events in the TV world that might not seem too significant on their own, but together portend disaster for the bloated TV bundle: On Tuesday, Disney announced a 3-percent decline in pay-TV profits last quarter, driven by ESPN’s higher programming costs and reduced subscriber base. ESPN has lost 12 million subscribers since since ... Read More »