The UM6900PUA Series is compatible with HDR 10-enhanced content, allowing images to come to life on screen in fleshed-out detail and intensified colors. It’s not as good as Dolby Vision HDR, but HDR 10 is still four times better than generic HDR. Where it differentiates itself from the pack is its main selling point — the use of an IPS display. With this instead of VA, you’re getting highly accurate colors and the widest viewing angles available in a 180-degree area, allowing you to seat yourself anywhere you want and still get the best view in the house. The contrasts aren’t as deep and there is some mild desaturation, but it’s not a deal-breaker by any means. Sadly, the UM6900PUA doesn’t have very high native brightness, so it still struggles in well-lit rooms, but apart from that, it’s a good TV worth having for the IPS display alone. … [Read more...] about Cheap 65-inch 4K TVs: Save big on LG, Samsung, TCL, and Vizio
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75-inch TCL 4 Series 4K TV — $750, was $800 The TCL 4 Series 4K TV is next up on our list, boasting one of the largest available sizes on the market at 75 inches for those who want the full cinematic movie experience from home. For HDR video formats, the TCL 4 Series comes with support for HDR 10, so you can enjoy your content in excellent detail, vibrant hues, and distinct shades to get the most out of your movies, TV shows, and video games. The display also pushes the contrasts to the max for intensified colors and rich blacks even at peak brightness. … [Read more...] about 5 TV deals you can’t afford to miss this Memorial Day
The XPS 17 sports four Thunderbolt 3 ports, a full-size SD card reader, and a 3.5 mm headphone jack. It is a very well-connected modern machine, though there is no USB-A, as there has been in previous XPS laptops. Dell is kind enough to include a USB-C to USB-A 3.0 cable and HDMI dongle in the box, however. If you’re considering differences in ports when looking at the two laptops, there’s just one. The MacBook has four Thunderbolt 3 USB-C ports, as well as a headphone jack, but there is no SD card slot. That means you’ll need to dongle up with the MacBook. … [Read more...] about Dell XPS 17 vs. MacBook Pro 16-inch: Which big laptop reigns supreme?
Whether you’re willing to take the bad with the good in this case will likely depend on the value you place on the past and future programming from HBO, Warner Bros. Pictures, and the other brands under WarnerMedia’s banner — because that (and that alone, at this early stage) is the selling point for HBO Max. If you paid for an HBO subscription prior, HBO Max will probably be a worthwhile upgrade. If you lived without HBO shows and don’t feel a pressing need for the DC Extended Universe and Harry Potter film franchises all in one place, it’s a tougher call. … [Read more...] about HBO Max hands-on impressions: A rough start, but plenty of potential
Movies that are begging to presented in 4K HDR and are available as such on 4K Ultra HD Blu-Ray, like Aquaman, Wonder Woman, or even Moulin Rouge, are only being delivered in standard HD with HBO Max. This is of course disappointing, and we can speculate about why they might not have decided to offer higher resolution with their launch. Offering 4K does take a lot more bandwidth, and I’m sure there was a concern that it could choke up the pipes and degrade the user experience. A valid concern of course, but something that you test for prior to launch. It is the job of the content provider to work with streaming partners to assure that the content delivery networks are in line and ready to handle the load so that 4K is not a problem. As far as HDR is concerned, it takes no bandwidth at all. You can have it in 720p for crying out loud. … [Read more...] about I’m not mad, HBO Max, I’m just disappointed