LOOKING for a shiny new projector to get you through the summer of sport? We've got you covered. Here's a simple guide to the differences between TVs and projectors, and the best projectors you can buy in 2018. TV vs Projector – which one is right for you? There are upsides and downsides for both TVs and projectors. For instance, when it comes to screen size, projectors are the clear winner. You can get inexpensive projectors that will blast 100-inch images onto your wall, whereas a 100-inch telly would cost thousands. This means projectors are generally the most cost-effective purchase, at least if you're considering raw screen size. Now that there are plenty of 4K TV shows and movies on the internet, you'll want to consider 4K too. The bigger your screen is, the easier it is to notice the difference between standard Full HD images and your 4K movies. So projectors are arguably the better pick here (if you're willing to pay a hefty premium), again. But TVs have the edge in a … [Read more...] about Best projectors 2018 – cheap 4K projector alternatives to a TV in your living room
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MAGIC Leap has finally shown off its Leap One augmented reality headset – which can turn your living room or office into a video game. The notorious Google-backed start-up has come under fire over the past few years for making big promises with its promo videos, but failing to deliver a proper product. That may be about to change. In a video livestream, Magic Leap gave the world an in-depth look at AR goggles. AR, or augmented reality, adds virtual objects onto the real world around you. Think Pokémon Go, but viewed through a headset. The Magic Leap One headset uses cameras and sensors to track the environment around you, making it possible to overlay computer-generated graphics. Note: this isn't virtual reality, where the world is replaced. The real world is simply augmented, or added to. The headset also contains inward-facing sensors that track the user's eyes. That means it's possible for Magic Leap to know exactly where you're looking, rather than simply knowing the … [Read more...] about Magic Leap reveals amazing AR goggles that turns your living room into a video game
There appears to be an arms race between AMD and Nvidia for the living room. Earlier this year, Nvidia announced its Big Format Gaming Display (BFGD) initiative that will see several hardware partners introduce 65-inch 4K TVs with G-Sync support (among other things), and not to be outdone, AMD today announced it's hitching a ride to the living room by partnering with Samsung to support FreeSync on a bunch of QLED TVs.FreeSync support is now available on Samsung's 2018 QLED lineup throughout the 55-inch to 82-inch range, and on the NU8000 / NU8500 models in the same size range."We launched FreeSync technology with a mission to end frame tearing and dropped frames, as well as improve the experience for gamers around the world. With Samsung’s FreeSync technology QLED TVs, extra smooth gameplay visuals have never been so accessible, and never in such a large and appealing format," said Scott Herkelman, vice present and general manager of AMD's Radeon Technologies Group.This is a … [Read more...] about AMD nudges FreeSync into the living room on select Samsung QLED TV models
I'd like something so I can sit in front of the big screen TV instead of behind a desk when playing RTS or FPS type games. I remember years ago there was something for the PS3 that was like a mouse/keyboard you could use. I see the NVIDIA Shield has a controller and lets you stream games, but what if I want to play a RTS or FPS game using keyboard/mouse controls? … [Read more...] about Any mouse/keyboard type controllers for living room gaming?
Sometimes you want to get away from the standard PC desk and get into the living room, but while gaming on the big screen has been possible, there have always been compromises in some areas. Take for instance refresh rates. Once you've played games on a 144Hz or higher refresh rate display, going back to 60Hz can be painful. Unfortunately, there haven't been any proper gaming HDTVs… until now. Enter the BFGD. That's Big Format Gaming Display if you're wondering, though we could come up with a few other creative interpretations. Created in conjunction with hardware partners Acer, Asus, and HP, BFGDs will consist of several choice technologies. Start with a 65-inch 4K panel, but then add in a 120Hz refresh rate and HDR support. That's already worlds better than most HDTVs when it comes to gaming, but Nvidia takes things a step further with G-Sync support, meaning you won't notice nasty stuttering effects when there are fluctuations in framerates. The BFGDs will support Nvidia … [Read more...] about Nvidia announces massive gaming displays for the living room