Top 100 Products of 2012

TVs & Projectors



LG 84-inch LM9600 Ultra Definition Cinema 3D TV

For a real visual treat, why not feast your eyes on this 84-inch Korean beauty, one that's capable of an equally gorgeous picture performance on its Ultra-HD (4K) panel? Framed by a metallic border, the TV is guaranteed to take your breath away with its stunning upscaling prowess and immersive 3D delivery. The only catch is its steep S$24,999 price tag, although, at that price, it's still more than ten grand cheaper than Sony's X9000.

More information: HWZ Review


Panasonic Viera E5S Smart TV

Not every TV out there offers an impressive picture quality at the right price, but we're glad to say that Panasonic's Viera E5S is worthy of that description. The E5S not only provides a natural display on its wide-angle IPS panel, but its ability to balance both shadow detail and black levels is truly noteworthy for its mainstream class and is also equipped with Panasonic's Viera Connect platform for internet based content options.


Panasonic 65-inch Viera VT50S Plasma TV

Panasonic's VT50S deserves its spot as the king of the PDP hill with its impressive picture performance on all fronts. Not only did Panasonic spruce up the designs for their 2012 Viera range, but you can expect no less than stunning black levels, accurate colors, realistic HD visuals, and crosstalk-free 3D images with this tantalizing plasma display.

More information: HWZ Review


Samsung 55-inch ES8000 Smart TV

The Series 8 brings Samsung's Smart Interactive features to the fore with its combination of gesture controls, voice triggers, and face recognition capabilities. On top of its comprehensive Smart Hub platform, the sleek and stylish display also boasts of a vivid HD performance which makes it one of the more compelling Smart TVs in the market.

More information: HWZ Review


Epson EH-TW8100W

The S$4,599 EH-TW8100W is Epson's current flagship 1080p 3D home theater projector. A 3LCD projector, it sports an Epson 480Hz panel drive technology to achieve super-bright 3D images. But what sets this projector apart from the others is its built-in WirelessHD receiver. In other words, you can stream 1080p content wirelessly to the EH-TW8100W. A transmitter box comes as part of the package, and has five HDMI inputs, one HDMI output, and one optical audio output.

More information: HWZ Article



The JVC DLA-RS66 D-ILA projector has a brightness of 1,200 lumens and a contrast ratio of 130,000:1. But what's so special about this S$15,000, THX 3D-certified premium projector is its updated e-shift 2 upscaling technology, which basically shifts each pixel of a 2D 1080p footage diagonally by 0.5 pixel to quadruple the resolution and achieve a 4K image. Also new this time round are RF-based active shutter 3D rechargeable glasses and emitter.

More information: HWZ Article


Panasonic PT-AE8000EA

Using a new 220W 'Red-Rich' lamp, the S$4,699 PT-AE8000EA home theater projector is able to achieve a brightness of 2,400 lumens. Coupled with its 480Hz full HD LCD panels with overdrive technology, it also touts bright 3D images with very little crosstalk. Panasonic has also created a 3D Motion Remaster technology to further enhance the realism of active shutter 3D images. For sharpness, just let the enhanced Detail Clarity Processor 4 work its magic.


Sony VPL-VW1000ES

Want 4K, but feel that an 84-inch screen size still doesn't do it justice? Well, then you should definitely take a look at Sony's gorgeous VPL-VW1000ES SXRD high-end home theater projector. Besides a native 4,096 x 2160-pixel resolution, it supports 4K upscaling for 2D and 3D 1080p content, and boasts a 1,000,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio. Yes, it costs a cool S$32,000, but what price is quality?

More information: HWZ Article

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