Monthly Archives: February 2017

Sony VPL-VW550ES 4K HDR Projector Review

Sony VPL-VW550ES

Sony 4K SXRD projectors are the Sergey Bubka of the AV world. Facing little to no competition from rival manufacturers who haven’t released native 4K units, the Japanese company simply saw no need to implement any revolutionary upgrades, preferring to introduce incremental improvements over the past few years, similar to how the Russian athlete took his own sweet time breaking ... Read More »

Panasonic Launch EZ950/ EZ952 4K HDR OLED TV with HLG

Panasonic EZ950

Panasonic has launched a new line of 4K OLED televisions at the company’s annual European convention in Frankfurt, adding to the jawdropping EZ1000/ EZ1002 unveiled at CES 2017. Dubbed the Viera EZ950 (or EZ952 in the United Kingdom), the series will sit below the flagship EZ1002B range, offering OLED’s legendary black level and infinite contrast performance at a hopefully more ... Read More »

HDMI 2.1 Game Mode VRR Reduces Lag, Stutter & Tearing

CES 2017

The HDMI Forum officially published the next-generation HDMI 2.1 specifications at CES 2017, paving the way for 8K resolution and Dynamic HDR support, but one of the more overlooked yet equally exciting feature of HDMI 2.1 is Game Mode VRR. Variable Refresh Rate (VRR) technology is one of the holy grails of image science, allowing the source and display to ... Read More »