jcasman: It's a big web, and I agree that calling out high-quality Theta-related content is a good thing. Keep it up.
I am surprised the author of the WireCutter piece considered the 1080p video resolution of the Theta S acceptable. Maybe he only tried it for small videos embedded in web pages. In a VR headset I find it completely unwatchable - too blurry, with no detail.
Also, look at the zipline example video from the 4k camera. The sky is cloudy and bright, and it causes the camera to under-expose the landscape, making it all black. The Theta S does the same thing. I wish the auto mode worked harder to expose for the land, not the sky. You really need to use HDR or manual controls on cloudy days.