Visiting Criterion Collection

For show notes, please visit our corresponding discussion thread.  Full Criterion visit documented in the podcast episode, available via the audio player below. Sam Posten and Home Theater Forum Co-Owner Ron Epstein visit Criterion Collection in New York.  Sam interviews Technical Director Lee Kline, Producer Abbey Lustgarten and Audio Supervisor […]

VIZIO adds new Alexa capabilities to SmartCast TVs

VIZIO has today announced support for Alexa voice features on its SmartCast TVs, including those dating back to 2016, and which are available now. Former Alexa features on VIZIO TVs allowed functionality for on/off switching, changing inputs, play and pause etc., but the new updates support voice-activated movie and TV […]

Paradigm to release Millenia LP Trio Soundbar

Paradigm has announced the Millenia LP Trio 3-channel passive soundbar (to retail at $999), which features left, center and right channels combined into one 48-inch cabinet, making it an “ideal match” for 55-inch TVs. It also measures less than 2-inches deep when installed. The new soundbar includes three S-PAL aluminum […]

Screen Innovations expands motorized screens line

Screen Innovations has just announced the expansion of its low-voltage motorized screen lineup at this year’s CEDIA Expo, having originally developed the tech specifically for the custom installer channel in 2017. This motor technology has now been incorporated into the company’s entire line of motorized screens. According to the Austin-based […]

Epson announces LS500 laser projection TV

More news has come in from Epson at CEDIA this week with the introduction of an ultra-short throw laser-projecting and ambient light-rejecting screen display package, the LS500. The projector comes in two versions defined by an included wall-mounted screen: either a 100-inch diagonal screen option package for $4,999 or a […]

Blindfold Blu-ray Review

Philip Dunne’s Blindfold offers a fair share of mystery and thrills for your movie dollar, but it doesn’t quite have enough enigmatic surprise in its narrative to transport it to a higher level of cinematic delight.

Weekly RoundUp 9-17-2019

  Where to find the Best Deals on Movies & TV Shows on 4k/UHD, Blu-ray and DVD… The Features – X-Men: Dark Phoenix – 2019 – My Favorite Year – 1982 – Polyester – 1981 – Ken Burns’ Country Music – 2019 – Support Your Local Gunfighter – 1961 –Shape […]

LG expands 4K CineBeam lineup

LG has introduced the $1,799 CineBeam 4K UHD HU70LA projector at CEDIA this week, and which will be available from October. The new model joins the existing HU85LA, which we’ve covered on these pages. The HU70LA employs a compact design and is capable of delivering a 140-inch diagonal image with […]