Sony's wedge-shaped KDL-W850B TV offers better picture quality, albeit for a higher price, than many big-screen LCDs.
The Sony KDL-W800B series is a classy television with excellent color and shadow detail, but in pure bang-for-buck terms, its black level can be bettered for much less.
The Bowers & Wilkins 685 S2 stand-mount speakers promise better treble response and a more understated design than found in the previous model.
Vizio's S4251w-B4 sports rear speakers for unparalleled home theater sonics from a sound bar, although it has some quirks.
The wedge-shaped design of the Sony KDL-W850B makes for a unique look, and in addition to a good picture helps justify a relatively high price.
The Sony KDL-W800B series is a classy television with decent picture performance and ultra-low latency but it can be bettered in pure bang-for-buck terms.
On a recent UK trip, I got to visit the factories of high-end speaker company B&W, speaker and electronics company Meridian, and the legendary Abbey Road Studios. Here are those adventures, in pictures and words.
The Dell B1160w's limited paper input capacity and lack of Ethernet networking constrain its use for small businesses with high-volume workloads, but its compact form makes it an affordable solution for personal use at home.
Bowers & Wilkins' compact and wireless Z2 replaces the Zepellin Mini.
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