Tag: Vision

  • Sound & Vision: Brightness is very important for HDR TVs

    OPINION: Recently, I’ve been testing two TVs that couldn’t be more different from each other. On the one side, a 43-inch Metz Roku smart TV, and on the other a 77-inch LG OLED. As you can see just from the sizes of the screens, there’s a gulf; but there’s also a predictable gulf in terms…

  • AWOL Vision LTV-3500 Pro

    Verdict A super-bright UST projector, the AWOL Vision LTV-3500 Pro can be used during the day with curtains open. It’s the Dolby Vision support that really elevates this model, coping with searing highlights while delivering a deeper, richer picture elsewhere. If you want to replace a TV with a large-screen projector setup, this is the…

  • Sound & Vision: Sony's PS5 Slim shows there's still life in physical media

    OPINION: Unlike my esteemed colleague and his opinion about the new PS5 Slim, I’m not at all certain that this new design heralds the end of game discs. In fact, if anything, it seems to suggest that there is plenty of life left in the old shiny disc. The fact that there are two options,…

  • Sound & Vision: Are Bose's new headphones a smart move or just playing catch-up?

    OPINION: Bose’s latest range of headphones have been rumoured and leaked over the last several months, but now they’re a reality with a new series of QuietComfort headphones. The launch does feel somewhat odd, though. I’ve been expecting a follow-up to the Noise-Cancelling Headphones 700 (NCH700 for short) since they went on sale in 2019…

  • Sound & Vision: The most important headphone feature is not what you think

    OPINION: Another week, another launch; this time it was Philips’ bi-annual look at products on their way in the next few months, with the focus being on its OLED+908 and its new Fidelio L4 and T2 headphones. I got up close (if not necessarily personal) with each product, and the headphones were a particular area…

  • Sound & Vision: I think we've hit the apex of true wireless performance

    OPINION: As you’ve probably gleaned by now, the Sony WF-1000XM5 true wireless earbuds are out, and on the whole, they’ve gleaned positive notices from reviewers. In my review I gave the WF-1000XM5 five stars – though I did point out that these new earphones were more evolution than revolution. It is fascinating to see how…

  • Sound & Vision: OLED TV's new nemesis is Mini LED

    OPINION: The last few years have seen OLED TVs grow in stature (quite literally to bigger sizes), but 2024 will see them face tough competition. 2024 could mark a change in philosophy from TV brands. We already know that Sony is delving deeper into Mini-LED, 2023 saw Panasonic launch its first Mini-LED TV, while the…

  • Apple Vision Pro could be ready to launch in January

    Apple could be set to launch its hotly anticipated Vision Pro mixed reality headset within weeks, as one reputable source points to a January unveiling. Bloomberg journalist Mark Gurman is one of the go to sources for Apple rumours. His latest tip is that the Apple Vision Pro will “launch by February”. Or, to put…

  • Sound & Vision: TV's biggest issue is reflective screens

    OPINION: One concern that has dominated the conversation more than anything else about TVs is brightness. And I’ll admit, I’ve contributed many words to the discussion, whether it’s “this cheap TV lacks brightness” to “this premium TV is incredibly bright”, or “this OLED could be brighter”. It’s always at the centre of the conversation. Well,…

  • Sound & Vision: Sony looks to Mini LED for brighter, smarter HDR in 2024

    OPINION: I travelled to Sony HQ in Japan for an insight into its 2024 TV plans, and hands-on with the brightest professional mastering monitor yet. Sony wants to make TV picture presets smarter, able to offer bespoke image adjustments on a movie-by-movie basis and make HDR much brighter. If you thought 4K TVs couldn’t look…