Turn nearly any TV into a touchscreen with the Touchjet Wave. This diminutive device uses infrared sensors to detect finger movements, letting it support both taps and gestures. It runs Android 4.4, so it supports tons of apps, includes an IR stylus, so you can save your screen from fingerprints, and clips to the top of your TV, letting it support screens up to 80 inches in size and resolutions up to 4K at 30fps over HDMI.
Small projectors are nothing new. But most involve compromises, either in the maximum resolution or brightness. The UO Smart Beam Laser Projector offers both 720p resolution and 60 lumes of brightness in a cube that measures just 2.2 inches in each direction. As the name suggests, it uses an advanced laser diode and LCOS tech to project your images up to 150" in size, accepts wireless and HDMI input, and has a battery life of up to two hours, or just long enough to catch a movie in the backyard.
You've cut the cord. Now cut down on your remotes. The Sideclick promises to turn the remote for your streaming box into the only remote you need. Available in four different variations for the most popular boxes around — those being the Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Amazon Fire TV Stick, and Apple TV — these remotes attach to the side/back of your existing remote, adding crucial TV controls like power, channel, volume, and input that are missing from the streaming controls. Thanks to infrared learning technology, it lets you program those six buttons however you want, and ensures that it will work with your TV, whether it's a Sony or a Seiki.
Having trouble deciding between a fancy new curved TV and a standard flat set? Thanks to the LG Flexible UHD 4K Smart OLED TV, you won't have to choose much longer. Formally known by the model name 77EG9900, this 77-inch set features a flexible, WRGB OLED 4K panel, allowing you to determine the degree of curvature, or even eliminate it entirely. Other features include QuantumDot technology, the company's new WebOS 2.0 smart TV platform, and a Tru-4K upscaler to make sure that even lowly SD content looks its best.
Blu-ray offers outstanding quality, but all the hassles of a disc. Direct downloads from Amazon, iTunes, and Google Play are incredibly convenient, but highly compressed. The Kaleidescape Cinema One combines the best of both worlds. Thanks to beefy internal storage, it can store up to 100 movies in Blu-Ray quality, whether you load them in disc-by-disc or download them from the Kaleidescape Store. When it's time to watch something, the award-winning interface makes it easier than finding the remote. And should you need even more storage, you can add another unit for double the storage, or go full cinephile with the DV700 Disc Vault that holds a whopping 320 Blu-Ray discs.
There are a lot of set-top box options out there, but if we're being honest, most of us just want access to Netflix, Hulu, and maybe a couple other services without using the junky built-in apps on our TVs. The Amazon Fire TV Stick will let you do just that without the need for yet another box. Powered by a dual-core processor, it's no slouch despite its tiny size and low cost, packing 1 GB of RAM, 8 GB of storage, support for Dolby Digital Plus surround sound, and, for Prime members, access to a huge library of premium content, totally free. Just plug it in, connect it to Wi-Fi, and go.
Google's Chromecast is a great way to beam stuff from your Android to your TV, but some people have wished for something more — something like an Android console. The Google Nexus Player is exactly that. This sleek circular black box connects to your TV via HDMI, includes a simple remote with voice search, features a powerful Intel Atom processor and fast 802.11ac wireless networking, supports a wide range of apps and games, and for the latter, even supports dedicated controls for a precise gaming experience.
The original BeoVision Avant TV was certainly impressive — but at 55 inches, it was a little small for some tastes. The Bang & Olufsen BeoVision Avant 85 should fix that. Measuring 85 inches diagonally, this 4K Ultra HD set offers all the slick features that made its little brother so compelling, including a 3-channel speaker system that folds out on demand, the ability to expand to a full, wireless 7.1 surround system, 2D local backlight dimming for outstanding picture quality, and three sleek mounting options — on the wall, on the floor, or on the table — that are all motorized to give you the ideal viewing angle.
Forget trying to manage your DVR — with the TiVo Mega, you can record everything you want to watch and keep it around way past time for the next season to start. How does it pull this off? With a massive 24TB RAID 5 hard drive system, enough space to hold roughly 4,000 hours of HD recordings. Other features include six tuners for recording multiple shows at once, built-in streaming to your phone or tablet, both at home and over the Internet, universal search across cable, VOD, and web apps like Netflix and YouTube, multi-room, whole-home support, and a slide-out keyboard remote to make those searches a breeze.
At what point does a "TV" become a theater screen? We ask only because the Samsung UHD S9 105-Inch Curved TV is certainly straddling the line. Boasting an insane, 4K-ready 5,120 x 2,160 resolution, this massive curved panel features advanced technology like local dimming, Clear Motion Rate 1440 for crystal clear sports and action, built-in upscaling, a smart remote control, Quad Screen, a feature that lets you display four different content sourced on screen at once, and a striking, slimline stand. As for the price? Well, if you have to ask...
Way before there was HBO Go, Watch ESPN, and the countless other apps that bring live TV to your pocket computer, there was Slingbox. And while there's only so many apps for so many channels, with the Slingbox M1, you can watch anything on your DVR — live or recorded — no matter where you are. Simply hook your current set-top box into the M1, connect it to Wi-Fi, and let it intercept the signal, sending your entertainment to wherever you are, in glorious 1080p quality. It doesn't matter if you're watching on a phone, tablet, computer, or even another TV — via a Roku or Apple TV — it has you covered.
There are lots of things about the Titan Zeus 370-Inch 4K TV that are just a little bit insane. For starters, there's the size: this behemoth measures in at 370 inches corner to corner, meaning that you're going to need an awfully big room — or outdoor space — to enjoy it. It also weighs nearly a ton, so you're going to want to make sure you've got plenty of support underneath it. It's 4K resolution, so you're going to have to put in some work to find stuff to show on it, and only four are being made, so you'd best hurry. But if you've got the $1.7 million to pay for it, odds are you can get the rest of that sorted out.
4K Ultra High-Definition technology is capable of delivering outstanding picture — but as you know, the picture is only half the story when you're watching your favorite show or movie. You want it to sound great too — and that's where the Bang & Olufsen Beovision Avant TV comes in. This 55-inch set boasts a built-in 3-channel speaker system that unfolds on demand, using three tweeters, three midrange, and two powerful bass drivers to deliver theater-quality sound without filling your space with speakers. And should you want even more power, it has built-in support for the company's outstanding wireless speakers, keeping things clutter- and cord-free.
We love our Apple TVs. But we keep wondering why it doesn't play games. Apparently Amazon has been too, because its new Amazon Fire TV is a like a better Apple TV combined with a gaming machine. Powered by a beefy quad-core processor with a dedicated GPU and 2GB of memory, the Fire TV gives you access to your favorite media streaming services — including Netflix, Hulu, Watch ESPN, Pandora, and, of course, Prime Instant Video — as well as the ability to play games with a dedicated gaming controller. Oh, and it also offers voice search that keeps you from dealing with on-screen keyboards and Dolby Digital Plus 7.1 surround sound support. Your move, Cupertino.
Usually, setting up a projector in your house involves measurements, mounts, and dedicated screens. Sony's out to change all that with the Sony 4K Ultra Short Throw Projector ($30,000-$40,000). Unlike most projectors, this one is housed in a lengthy case that's worthy of display alongside the most upscale of furnishings, and uses a laser diode system to project a 4K Ultra High-Definition image up to 147-inches along any wall you set it up against. No installation, no fuss, just a huge, spectacular picture — for a spectacular amount of money.
Feeling proud of that brand new 60-inch you bought yourself as an early Christmas present? Well, that's all about to change once you lay eyes on the LG 105-Inch Curved Ultra HD TV ($TBA). This TV is appallingly huge — we don't even know who would have the space for something like this — but that doesn't make it any less incredible. It boasts a staggering 11-million pixels across its 105-inch curved screen (which is pretty hard to fathom), as well as an amazing 21:9 aspect ratio. While pricing hasn't been announced yet, we're assuming it should resemble something like the average American's yearly income. But hey, you can't put a price on these kind of bragging rights.
For years TiVo has quietly ranked among the best DVR options money can buy, and now, with the TiVo Roamio ($200-$600), it's just gotten a lot better. It's still the only set-top box that connects to your cable, offers the ability to record a ton of HD content, and houses all the video apps you love (Netflix, Hulu, Amazon, YouTube) — but now you can also watch all of your recorded content on any iOS device with the TiVo app. Additionally, it can play your music, photo, and video library, includes WiFi, can record up to six shows at once, and has the capacity to hold up to 450 hours of HD video. Not too shabby.
Looked at only as a piece of stunning industrial design, the LG Portable LED Projector ($700) has enough to make Dieter Rams and his ilk a bit jealous. Taken for what it is — a highly-portable, internet-connected LED projector — there's not much there that disappoints. This tiny device (under five by five by three inches and weighing just over a pound) packs everything you'd want in a projector: built-in Wi-Fi, the ability to project up to a 125-inch screen, HDMI connection, and WXGA (1280 by 800) resolution. It can also mirror content from any Miracast-equipped device. Unfortunately, that seems to rule out iOS devices, at least for now.
For years we haven't seen much innovation in TVs beyond growing screen sizes and shrinking costs — but that all changes with the LG Curved OLED TV ($15,000). The first organic LED display to hit the United States market, it passes electrical current through a biological substance that glows without a backlight. This gives it the truest blacks and most vibrant colors of any display, while maintaining a 4.3 mm thickness and 38 pound weight (unheard-of for a 55-inch screen). Couple that with a curved design that delivers an I-Max-like experience, 3D tech, and smart TV functionality, and you've got one hell of an addition to your living room.