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Video: What is 4K TV Resolution?

Video: What is 4K TV Resolution?

by Steve Kindig

4K TV resolution is the next big thing in HDTV technology, but what does it mean? Crutchfield expert Steve explains how 4K gives you 4 times the resolution of 1080p, and how that affects the detail and depth you experience as you watch.

 
3 Ways to Play Game Day

3 Ways to Play Game Day

by Steve Kindig

Some viewing events are so big they're hard to contain in one room. Football fans, you know what we mean. So, faced with three very different rooms, we put together systems that made the most of each one: basement theater, living room, and outdoor kitchen.

 
Video: Samsung F8500 Plasma HDTVs

Video: Samsung F8500 Plasma HDTVs

by Tara W.

The F8500 series plasma TVs from Samsung are the finest they've ever made. In fact, at the recent Consumer Electronics Show, while OLED and 4K TVs were grabbing the headlines, the F8500 series was definitely the most talked about "real world" TV.

 
Video: Sony 4K Ultra HD TVs for 2013

Video: Sony 4K Ultra HD TVs for 2013

by Tara W.

Sony's Ultra high-definition or "4K" TVs give you four times the resolution of traditional high-def TVs. That's four times the pixels, and four times the detail, that provides you with an image containing more depth and shades of color than you've probably ever seen before.

 
What is 4K Ultra High Definition TV?

What is 4K Ultra High Definition TV?

by Steve Kindig

Ultra High Definition TVs, often referred to as "4K" TVs, can display four times the detail of typical HDTVs. How noticeable is the improvement? Is there any 4K content available? We'll tackle these questions and more.

 
Video: LG 55EA9800 OLED TV

Video: LG 55EA9800 OLED TV

by Tara W.

One look and you can tell there's something very different about LG's 55" 55EA9800 — the world's first large-screen OLED TV. First, the screen is a lot thinner than conventional flat-panel TVs. Second, OLED images have startling color, clarity, and immediacy.

 
Video: Samsung Ultra HD 4K TVs

Video: Samsung Ultra HD 4K TVs

by Tara W.

Samsung's 4K Ultra HD TVs offer four times the detail of 1080p TVs. Plus, Samsung made sure that their video processing, connections, and LED backlight are equally state-of-the-art. And they made 4K upconversion a top priority so your 1080p sources will look better than ever.

 
Video: Samsung KN55S9C OLED TV

Video: Samsung KN55S9C OLED TV

by Tara W.

Samsung's 55" KN55S9C OLED TV is a beautiful blend of technology and art. OLED is a truly new screen technology - it's not based on LCD or plasma, and has major advantages over both.

 
What is Miracast?

What is Miracast?

by Jim Richardson

A brief description of the screen-mirroring technology known as Miracast.

 
Crutchfield at CES 2014

Crutchfield at CES 2014

by Crutchfield Writing Team

Check out our daily updates from the Crutchfield Video Team at International CES 2014 in Las Vegas.

 

Macros - the keys to remote control user-friendliness

by Jim Richardson

If you have a universal remote control, you may have already discovered the wonders of the macro. If not, well, a macro is a function that lets you program multiple steps into a single command....

 
Video: Smartphone apps for car and home electronics

Video: Smartphone apps for car and home electronics

by Ken Nail

Many consumer electronics products use apps to make your smartphone an integral part of your home entertainment or car operating system. We serve up a few examples in this video.