We've been doing a ton of TV testing to gear up for the holiday shopping season, and recently we’ve noticed that many of the HDTVs we receive include a new 10-point IRE white balance calibration option. This trend is proving to be a huge headache for our analysts, but it's also a big (and potentially disastrous) step up for amateur A/V enthusiasts.
Content deals like the Netflix-Relativity pact highlight the Net's importance as an entertainment-delivery system--while giving consumers another reason to pass on that bargain Blu-ray player at Costco.
Sony says its 3D update for the PlayStation 3, which allows users to view select games and Blu-ray movies in stereoscopic 3D with special glasses and TVs, will debut tomorrow.
This unit offers most of what you'd want in a multimedia Blu-ray player, and it does so at a reasonable price; but its design and its handling of DVD upscaling miss the mark.