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New One-Box JBL Soundbar

JBL claims its latest soundbar can simulate Dolby Atmos audio without the need for a subwoofer. JBL makes excellent soundbars that don’t compromise performance for convenience. So it will be interesting to see if the Bar 5.0 MultiBeam Soundbar can go low enough with this one-box solution to satisfy both movie fans and the decor […]

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Two New 4K Projectors From Sony

Sony’s newest native 4K (4096 x 2160) home cinema projectors use technology developed for its BRAVIA TV range. The VPL-VW890ES and VPL-VW290ES are powered by Sony’s X1 TV processor, which has been optimised for projectors. They will go on sale next month, the former for $43,000 and the latter, which will be available in black and […]

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The World’s First Virtual 11.1.4 Soundbar

Samsung’s latest world first is a virtual 11.1.4-channel soundbar that will go on sale here at the top end of its 2021 range. Here’s the media release: Samsung’s new Soundbar range revolutionises surround sound AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND (15 April) – Samsung Electronics New Zealand has today announced the local availability of its most impressive and […]

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Samsung NZ Throws Lights on New 4K Projectors

The Premiere, Samsung NZ’s first 4K ultra short-throw laser projector, goes on sale today. There are two models: the LSP7T ($7999.95) and the LSP9T ($12,999.95). They were released internationally last year, when Tech Radar declared the premium model to be “the most comprehensive and all-round successful living room-friendly projector solution we’ve seen to date. “Picture […]

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Samsung NZ Unveils 2021 TV Range

Samsung is the first of the major brands to reveal its 2021 line-up of 4K and 8K TVs, including its first mini-LED displays and short-throw projector in this market. They will start to go on sale from early next month. Here’s the media release: Samsung debuts 2021 Neo QLED TV introducing Mini LED  Samsung heads […]

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Samsung Unboxes 2021 TVs and Soundbars

Samsung, the world’s biggest TV manufacturer for the past 15 years, has virtually unboxed its 2021 line-up of TVs, soundbars and monitors, including its first consumer Micro LED and NEO QLED TVs. FlatpanelsHD and AVForums, two of the best sources of breaking TV tech news, have published comprehensive round-ups of what will be available while Forbes’ John Archer already has […]

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Sony NZ Confirms 2021 TV Range

Sony NZ today confirmed which TV models unveiled at CES it would release in New Zealand, including its largest OLED display yet, the 77-inch A80J. “Sony’s key objective is to offer customers an incredibly immersive viewing experience by utilising evolving technologies and premium large screens to perfectly delivering the creator’s true intent,” Aki Hosoda, Head […]

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Panasonic Unfurls New Flagship OLED for CES

Panasonic has added side-firing speakers, new AI processing and improved gaming specs to its flagship OLED TV for 2021, the JZ2000. It has yet to reveal details of the rest of its range but will continue to be the only major brand that offers Dolby Vision and HDR10+ compatibility on its 4K TVs. (Samsung continues […]

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Samsung Launches 2021 Range With New Tech

Samsung is promising a “quantum leap” in TV viewing with its 2021 range of Neo QLED TVs, which it’s launching next week at CES. It also will expand screen sizes with its new MICRO LED TVs and has refreshed its Frame series to make the TVs even thinner and more customisable. Specific models, pricing and […]

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Sony Unveils CES TV Sensations

Today Sony revealed a line-up of groundbreaking 4K and 8K TVs for 2021 that boasts a new processor across the entire range it claims “mimics the human brain to deliver a never-before-seen immersive viewing experience” and streaming quality that rivals UHD Blu-ray. Specific models, pricing and availability have yet to be announced for NZ but […]

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