It seems like we've been waiting forever for OLED TVs and more than a few folks have given up hope. Turns out we've reason to get excited again, as LG is launching a 55" OLED television this May. Even better – it's not ridiculously expensive. It's not as cheap as a similarly outfitted LCD or plasma, but at $7,900 quite a few early adapters should be able to drop the dime on this one.
It's unfortunate, but there are places where you can't lug your gorgeous TV or projector. On a plane, for example. That tiny seat mounted into the chair in front of you is all you have to watch, and the selection is typically pretty sad. Epson's new BT-100 aims to change that. It's a wearable personal media device that gives you an 80 inch virtual screen for your own enjoyment.
Wireless HDMI extenders are incredibly cool, but they’re a bit lacking if you’re planning to use them to get video to every room in your house. Typically, an extender will have one input, one output, and that’s it. Atlona’s LinkCastAV isn’t typical. With the purchase of additional wireless receivers, you can stream to up to five devices.
Walmart isn’t typically a company we talk about here on AV Rev, but this is a special occasion. The massive retailer has just announced a program that’s going to have a huge impact on digital distribution. Bring a DVD or Blu-ray into the store, hand it over to the person at the photo counter, pay a few bucks and bam – you’ll get Vudu copies of all your movies.
The folks at Panasonic have some big things coming down the pipe with their new TVs. You'll find a slew of impressive sets this year, but the biggest news is the ET5, which marks the company's first venture into passive 3D. It's an LED backlit set that allows you to use theatrical glasses at home and it's out this month in 47" and 55" versions, but the smaller 42" model won't be out until April.