Panasonic recently announced it would no longer manufacture plasma televisions. For many experts in the industry who care deeply about TV picture quality, that came as major news. Here are a few of their reactions, in their own words.
LG's 2012 Blu-ray lineup doesn't have many improvements over last year's players, with no major changes occurring to the Smart TV platform.
The LG BD690 has a superb feature set and unique CD-ripping functionality, but it's expensive and a little more complicated to use than it needs to be.
Just pop any movie you own into your Windows PC or Mac and Flixster will add it to your cloud collection for easy viewing on other devices.
From now until Sept. 15, you can score this powerful Blu-ray backup utility--which normally sells for $50--absolutely free. No strings attached.
Vudu offers what seems an easy way to get all your DVDs and Blu-rays into the cloud. It does work, but not for all discs, and it comes with surprises.
Many 2011 Blu-ray players will lack component video outputs and even if they have them, they'll be limited to standard-definition signals, thanks to outdated copyright protection rules.
CNET reviews the LG BD590, finding that it deftly handles Blu-ray playback, CD ripping, and streaming media services like Netflix from a single box, but you'll have to pay for that simplicity.
It's soon going to be much more difficult to use the Blu-ray player you paid for to do the things you thought it could do when you bought it. We're outraged, and here's why.
LG has announced an updated version of its hard-drive-equipped Blu-ray player, the LG BD690, allowing you to rip CDs and play Blu-ray movies from the same unit.