Richard Risitano

Richard Risitano

Rich Risitano II draws on his 15 years of home entertainment sales experience to tailor his writing to both the tech-savvy and the tech-phobic. Sadly, his receiver is too old to know what HDMI is. In his spare time, he likes to watch wrestling and co-host and edit his own podcast.

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In the 1960s, we saw starship captains flipping open a pocket-sized device and talking to their crew in orbit, and family members calling one another in full color through what looked like a TV (or at least, what a TV looked like at the time). Steven Spielberg once said, “There is no such thing as science fiction, there is only science eventuality,” and just 50 years after these shows originally...
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NEC projectors are back in the spotlight, with the NP-P525UL and the NP-P525WL. Both models use a laser light source to achieve up to 5200-lumen center brightness, augmented by a dynamic...
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BenQ is making headlines again with its update to last year’s TK800, the new TK800M Home Theater Projector. With generally...
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NEC recently unveiled two new 4K UHD commercial TVs, the 55" E557Q and the 65" E657Q. Both feature 4K UHD 3840 x 2160 native resolution and output up to 350 cd/m² of brightness, with a 4000:1 contrast ratio,...
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Building on the success of the release of the TK800 last year, BenQ is now releasing the HT3550, an HDR10- and HLG-compatible 4K UHD projector based on TI’s XPR technology, which creates a 4K UHD image...
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Tournament season is upon us, and I thought, what better way to get in on the fun than with a tournament of my own? So, I picked eight TVs, created a bracket, and am pitting them against each other in a tournament-style showdown! I've assigned point values to each of their standout features and specs (3 points for rare or exclusive features/specs among them, 2 points for more common ones, and 1...
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Samsung’s new lines of QLED TVs are arriving, and there is quite the variety to choose from. The Q60 series, for instance, is available in 49", 65", and...
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Samsung recently made noise in the home audio community with its newly released soundbar systems. Available in three different configurations (2.1-, 3.1-, and virtual 5.1-channel), these four models each include a wireless subwoofer with a 6.5" driver and feature Bluetooth music streaming and USB audio playback, plus an optical and 1/8" aux input. Additionally, the soundbars are all wall-...
3 months ago
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Thanks to a partnership with Sonance, Sonos now offers in-wall, in-ceiling, and ...
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At CES 2019, Sonos unveiled two sleek new placement solutions for your Sonos One or PLAY:1 speaker. The Sonos Stand, available in the same shade of black or white as your speaker, is...
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At CES 2019, Samsung announced three new sizes of 8K UHD TVs to follow up on its September announcement of the 85" Q900. The 65,...
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With CES 2019 beginning, Canon got ahead of the game and announced the Rayo S1, a new 100-lumen pico projector that can produce images up to 84". It has Wi-Fi and 4GB of storage built in, so you can either stream from your compatible smart device or download apps like YouTube or Netflix...
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As this year winds down, the gift-giving season is upon us. Along with the holiday season comes another year-end best-of list. So, if you’re looking to get a new TV for yourself, or as a gift for your loved ones, the models on this list are the least likely to be re-gifted. LG C8PUA Series 65"-Class...
7 months ago
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The new Bose™ soundbars are here, and they’ve brought Alexa with them. At 31.5" wide, the black Soundbar™ 500 would be a good visual match for displays up to about 37", and features Ethernet, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth connectivity, in addition to an HDMI eARC and optical input. Its bigger brother, the...
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Why watch TV in 4K when you could quadruple that? The new Samsung Q900 series features 8K UHD resolution (7680 x 4320), which doubles both the horizontal and vertical lines of resolution of 4K UHD TVs, quadrupling the overall number of pixels. Of course, not all content has even...
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