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The Real Reason Blu-ray 3D Failed Spectacularly

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Over the years, few industries have seen the kind of rocky roads the home video market has seen. For every successful format — the VHS, the DVD — there are countless others that failed to catch on. Throughout the 2010s, Blu-ray has toed the line expertly. While never quite reaching the continued heights of the […]

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4K Remasters Gone Wrong: Are Restorations Always Better?

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Browsing through any recent collection of 4K movies — either physical copies, such as a 4K UHD disc, or digital copies, such as on iTunes or your streamer of choice — you’ve likely encountered the words “remastered in 4K” or “4K restoration,” or some other combination of the sort. Judging by this vague description alone, […]

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Streaming vs Physical Media: How Do They Compare?

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Since the popularity of Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, Disney+, and the nearly 300 other streaming services out there for you to choose from, there’s been a debate raging between streaming vs physical media. Each side has its own defenders. Likewise, each side has its own detractors. While both streaming and physical media certainly come with […]

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DVD vs Blu-ray: How Do They Compare?

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Home video formats have seen plenty of heated battles since becoming popular in the second half of the 20th century. From film reels and VHS tapes to DVDs, the path that physical media has taken is paved with countless fallen formats along the way. From Betamax tapes and gigantic LaserDiscs to HD DVDs, one new […]

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divx

The Real Reason DIVX Failed Spectacularly

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Looking back at the storied history of home video formats over the years, you wouldn’t be wrong in thinking they’re often built to fail. The long list of failed home video formats is far more extensive than the short list of successful ones: VHS and DVD. Looking at that list of failed formats, you’re likely […]

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ced

The Real Reason CED Failed Spectacularly

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It took quite a bit of trial and error and experimentation to get home video to where it is today. Long before the advent of 4K UHD discs, Blu-rays, DVDs, and streaming, the home video industry saw some truly strange inventions, such as the CED. In the first half of the 20th century, it was […]

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ultraviolet

The Real Reason UltraViolet Failed Spectacularly

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If you bought a DVD or Blu-ray at any point throughout the 2010s, you likely remember the little slip of paper on the inside — and the prominent banner on the outside — of the case advertising UltraViolet. Whether you threw that digital code away or entered it into the UltraViolet site, the prominence of […]

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The History of Redbox

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Odds are, you’ve probably browsed through a Redbox machine at least once in your life. First introduced to the world in 2002 and gaining a serious foothold on the disc rental market in the late 2000s, Redbox Automated Retail LLC has changed hands several times and spanned numerous different industries throughout its 20-year history thus […]

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60hz vs. 120hz refresh rate

60hz vs. 120hz Refresh Rate – What is the Difference?

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A refresh rate is the number of times a television or monitor changes screen images in a second. Every screen displays single images that, when changed out dozens of times a second, appear as a video. However, the 60hz vs. 120hz refresh rate debate is largely due to marketing. However, 120hz is quickly becoming the […]

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Paramount+

Paramount+ Is the Newest Addition to the Roku Channel

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The Roku Channel just added another big streaming content provider to its library with Paramount+. The channel offers thousands of movies and TV episodes from the Paramount Pictures library and is now available on The Roku Channel. The Paramount+ channel is available to all customers of The Roku Channel via their update program. It will […]

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120hz vs 240hz refresh rate

120Hz vs. 240Hz Refresh Rate – What Is The Difference?

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As technology has advanced more and more in recent years, the screen refresh rate has reached up to 240Hz with HD monitors, thanks to the rapid development in LCD technology. It is important to know the differences between 120Hz and 240Hz as they have a difference in output. The difference between 120Hz vs. 240Hz is […]

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Edge-Lit vs. Full-Array: Which Option Delivers Better Contrast?

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A flat-screen television is now accepted as the standard hardware for visual entertainment. Behind the sleek lines and minimalist proportions are remarkable technology and electronic engineering. The backlighting of your screen, in particular, can transform the intensity and contrast of colors for an exceptional viewing experience.  There is a wide range of backlighting options for […]

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Full Array LED vs OLED

Full Array LED vs OLED: Which One Is Best?

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In the world of technology and electronics, things are changing so fast these days that it’s hard for even the most serious techie to keep up with the new corporate buzzwords. Or, in our case, the “buzz acronyms.” LED, OLED, QLED, UHD, and the list goes on. In this article we will break down two […]

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What is a Smart TV, and Which Ones are the Best?

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It’s easy to think that smart TVs have been around forever. Long gone are the days of TV guides and flipping through channels desperate to find something to watch. Smart TVs only started to make their way to consumers in 2007 but, since then, their impact on the television world has been huge.  As apps […]

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Chromecast vs. Roku: Which Digital Media Player is Best?

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As the streaming wars continue to rage on, it can be difficult to keep track of who has the upper hand. This is especially true of Chromecast and Roku—two rivals who have dominated the digital media player market for nearly a decade now. Both deliver the ability to stream audio, video, and images to their […]

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NanoCell vs OLED: Two Monitors Compared

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If you’re in the market for a smart TV, you’re probably weighing NanoCell vs OLED options for your next upgrade. The truth is, NanoCell and OLED are two quality yet different TV models. How do the two compare, and which is better? Let’s see how both displays stack up against each other using side-by-side comparisons, […]

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Google Chromecast vs Amazon Fire TV Stick: Streaming Devices Compared

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Whether you’re trying to cut the cord to the cable company or want to make a dumb TV smart, digital media players are an excellent option. Today two 3rd generation streaming dongles targeting the same audience go head-to-head. In our Google Chromecast vs Amazon Fire TV Stick review, delve into their specs and key differences […]

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Qled TV

Full Array LED vs. QLED: Panel Types Compared

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When looking at a new TV, all the specs and marketing terms can be overwhelming, especially things like LED and QLED. Full Array LED and QLED are different panel types. QLED stands for Quantum dot LED and LED stands for Light Emitting Diode. To clarify, Full Array LEDs are different from standard LED TVs. As […]

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Crystal UHD vs. QLED: Full Comparison with Specs

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Crystal UHD and QLED are two of the most competitive TV types in the industry. They share some similar features but are separated by differences in quality specifications. Samsung’s entry-level product, the supports 4K resolution. The specialty is that it has a Crystal 4K processor to process the image and upscale the media. Certain types […]

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QLED vs. LED: How Do These Displays Compare?

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Key Points With technical advancement, our experience of viewing has changed. TVs are adapting to the changed need for providing better graphics. LED or light emitting diode is a technology that produces light through heat produced by electrical impulses, this technology was adapted onto televisions in the early 2000s. The QLED technology, which produces better […]

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Crystal UHD vs UHD: Display Resolutions Compared

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Key Points High resolution and high quality videos are a must when it comes to visual entertainment. Samsung has given the Crystal UHD name to any TV that has incorporated the QLED technology. Same technology is sold by other brands as UHD. Buying a TV is hard. There are tons of acronyms, specs, and features […]

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Edge Lit vs Direct Lit

Edge-Lit Vs Direct-Lit: Choosing the Better Screen Option

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You may think that your TV screen is simply a flat panel of illuminated images and colors, but there is a lot more to it! Television screens are composite structures with complex components including backlights polarizers liquid crystal color filters being key to the quality of your viewing experience.  In particular, the backlighting transforms the […]

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Qled TV

NanoCell vs QLED: Two TV Displays Compared

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NanoCell vs QLED: Full Comparison The quality of TVs has rapidly improved over the past decade. Industry leaders like Samsung and LG have been pushing the limits of screen technology, raising picture quality standards. This is great for cinephiles, gamers, and people who just want a beautiful viewing experience. However, the market for a new […]

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Neo QLED vs OLED

Neo QLED vs OLED – Which One Is Better?

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Key Points Based on the LED and LCD technology, both Neo QLED and OLED offer better viewing experience. OLED is emissive as each pixel emits its own light, and is best suited for dimly lit rooms an viewing in low lights. Neo QLED is LED based technology and produces bright viewing experience, which is why […]

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