Due this summer, the Sony X1 4K Media Player arrives with ten pre-loaded movies, incuding our all-time favorite movie about a mohawked social misfit, "Taxi Driver." Also on offer is "The Amazing Spiderman," the remade "Total Recall" and a host of shorts. Sony has informed us that it will provide its own fee-based distributuon service for 4K films upon its release.
Sure there's nothing on, but there are a few hundred more channels you're still going to check, and you might as well check them on the fastest, sleekest streaming device there is. The Roku 3 offers 750+ channels of TV, sports, and movie services for your viewing pleasure. The remote even has earphones so you can keep watching your shows without disturbing up the missus.
With its angular, futuristic design, you'll spend hours admiring it before you even plug in to see what it can do. And it can do a lot. The Sony S5100 Blu-ray Player's features include 2D to 3D conversion, DVD upscaling and streaming capabilities, its very own interactive apps and Wi-Fi reception. The fully encased drive will even repel dust and debris, so no need to ever get on your knees to blow it.
We're always getting sent amusing (and sometimes legally questionable) video clips at the GearCulture office, but there's nothing more irritating than being gathered in a group around someone's computer screen and arching our necks to get the best watching angle. It's even worse for smartphone viewing. So, Plair to the rescue! A Wi-Fi enabled dongle that not only streams videos from gadgets to TVs, but also enables instant photo-sharing too.
A stunning range from the king of electronics, the Sony Bravia 2013 4K UHD LED TVs are up for grabs sized at either 55 or 65 inch. A stupendous amount of gadgetry makes for the sharpest of pictures, there's in-built Wi-Fi, apps and their magnetic fluid speakers and DSP technology makes for wall-vibrating sound. Even when switched off, they're mesmerizing.
With 85 inches of viewing and audio delight, the Samsung S9 UHD 4K TV is bigger, badder and bolder than just about all of its nearest rivals. Its Precision Black Pro display technology offers the highest of contrast ratios and the integrated scaler makes 1080p videos viewable at a higher resolution. A Smart TV with its very own apps, it's even controllable by voice command, perfect for those accustomed to total, blissful idleness.
If this doesn't make you the most popular person on your street come Superbowl, then you have some serious social-skills issues. The C Seed Outdoor LED TV, designed by, wait for it, Porsche Design Studio, boasts a height-adjustable mammoth 201 inch screen that can rotate up to 135 degrees each way and three 700W subwoofers. Basically the kind of thing you see at an outdoor rock concert or drive-in cinema.
So sleek and streamlined, from the side it's nearly invisible, the LG OLED TV will change your concept of high definition. Its Organ Light Emitting Diode gadgetry spews images as you've never seen them before, rich in bold color and razor sharpness further backed by built-in Wi-Fi, Smart TV capabilities for apps and a premium 3D display. Take a good look at the future of home entertainment and lift your jaw from the floor.
HD is so noughties, the LG 84-inch 4K 3D TV not only has Ultra High Definition, but 3D imaging too. The screen verges on cinematic proportions, it comes with Smart TV capabilities, Dual Play, a sound system from heaven (or hell, for the neighbors) and can access nearly one and half thousand apps. Home movie watching and gaming has just been revolutionized. Pass the popcorn.
A novel solution to sharing your beloved snaps with friends. Forget handing over your gadgets, the palm sized Projecteo, a 21st Century slide projector, will showcase your favorite Instagram photos on just about any surface using its internal LED technology once they've been printed on 35mm film for that added retro flair.