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The accessories you need for your new projector

by Blogger on ‎08-12-2014 04:44 PM - last edited on ‎08-17-2014 10:26 PM by Blog Editor in Chief

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We’ve all heard that you should go big or go home. Me? I went big AND went home. I’ve been a huge fan of plasma technology for years, but with its swan song in the air I decided to turn to a whole new way of watching movies and playing games. It was time for me to pick up a projector and get into some serious screen-size action.  Buying a projector isn’t the only thing you’ll need, so here’s a look at the gear you’ll want to pick up to make things perfect in your new home theatre.

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When should I upgrade my TV?

by Blogger on ‎07-15-2014 06:47 AM - last edited on ‎07-15-2014 08:43 AM by Blog Editor in Chief

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TVs are appliances we replace every four years or longer. This is becuase TV's are big ticket items and costly and also because we tend to buy the best TVs we can at the time. Being the centre of our home theatre experience, TVs play the crucial part of being both the hub and the focal point of our entertainment, streaming, gaming and viewing needs.

 

TV technology evolves quickly and in various ways. Thinner, larger screens are what people look at the most but the underlying technologies (i.e. LCD, IPS, Plasma, LED) as well as peripheral features (speakers, SmartTV functionality, WiFi, Netflix integration, 3D) are all features that vary in importance to different users and which make the selection of an HDTV even more challenging.

 

But when is it the right time to upgrade an HDTV? Let's discuss some good reasons to spring for a new set.

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Go Big AND Go Home! Enjoying the big game on the biggest (and best) TVs!

by Blogger on ‎06-23-2014 03:29 PM - last edited on ‎06-24-2014 10:25 AM by Blog Editor in Chief

 

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The beautiful game, when experienced in person, can be a thing of almost religious fervour. The sound, the sights… these are the things that make it an event. The idea that you could replace being there with something at home seemed almost silly… until now. With 4K broadcasts on the rise (and big sound making your home just as vibrant as any field) you can experience football (or soccer, if you must) the way it was mean to be watched. Want to know what you need? Read on! It’s time to Go Big… AND Go Home!

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Review: Sony's BDP-S6200 and BDP-S3200 Wi-Fi Blu-ray Players

by Blogger on ‎05-31-2014 11:55 AM - last edited on ‎06-02-2014 03:47 PM by Blog Editor in Chief

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Does your Blu-ray player need to be pretty? Sony’s BDP-S3200 and BDP-S6200 are. At first glance they look like the typical black slab we’ve been used to since the rise of DVD players back in the late 90s. Look closer and they stand out. The S3200 is a bit smaller, the S6200 a bit larger; both of them have a unique faceted look that will catch your eye if you find a place to showcase them, or they’ll blend in if you don’t. Let's take a closer look.

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How to balance TV size and viewing distance

by Blogger on ‎05-25-2014 02:54 PM - last edited on ‎05-28-2014 11:32 AM by Blog Editor in Chief

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With TVs, the old way of thinking was that having a bigger screen and sitting closer to it would always make things better. After all, this meant you had the best view of a large image. How could that be bad? Well many of today’s TVs aren’t designed to be viewed from too close, and if you’re restricted by space, sometimes getting the largest TV possible isn’t always the best idea. It’s all about finding the right balance to suit your needs and get the optimal results.

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What does regular content look like on a 4K TV

by Blogger on ‎03-11-2014 10:47 AM - last edited on ‎03-12-2014 02:07 PM by Blog Editor in Chief

 

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With the exception of wearable technology, the buzz in the tech world has been the introduction of 4K – or UltraHD – TV to mainstream use.  In case you’ve been TV-illiterate for the last few years, let’s give you a high-level overview of what 4K actually means: the average HD-ready TV pumps out about 1920x1080 pixels, giving us what we know as high-definition TV. To our eyes, we see super-clear programming that – paired with the right television – makes those high-paid actors on the screen seem almost life-like.  Great right? To most of us, this is sufficient for the amount of TV we are watching. But there is that other percent of watchers who want the best of the best; for them, there is now 4K TV. Remember that pixel count we just spoke of in HD TV? Consider it yesterday’s news. 4K TV’s have a pixel resolution of 4096x2160.

 

Jaw dropping, I know. 

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Fit for Football! The Best TV to Watch the Superbowl on is a Sony

by Blogger on ‎01-13-2014 06:02 PM - last edited on ‎01-14-2014 03:55 PM by Blogger


Game fans, welcome to the arena!  Tonight we are going to give 110% to the search for the ideal home theatre combo. <And the crowd goes wild!> The field has never been greener! The uprights have never been yellower. The pigskin has never been piggier. And Peyton Manning's eyes have never been bluer... you know, if that's why you like watching football or whatever. Because have we got a great new TV for you to watch football's biggest game! fs sony 65 2 .jpg

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Overview: Sharp 70" 240Hz 3D LED Smart TV

by Blogger on ‎11-24-2013 02:02 PM - last edited on ‎11-26-2013 08:37 AM by Blog Editor in Chief

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You’re watching your favourite western, and having trouble telling a mule from a stallion, when it hits you; it's not your eyesight that's making you squint at the screen: it's the blurry image from that CRT tube TV with the 40 watt bulb you purchased back in 1997. As John Wayne once said, “Tomorrow hopes we have learned something from yesterday.” So relinquish the past and upgrade to something with “true grit!”  There are some amazing new TV products available right now.  Read on, friend.  Read on.  

 

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Update dad's tech life with these exciting gifts

by Blogger on ‎11-17-2013 10:20 AM - last edited on ‎11-28-2013 08:27 AM by Blog Editor in Chief

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If you’re looking for holiday gift ideas for Dad, how about taking something he already has and update him to the latest and greatest version. He may already like the old tech toys he has but think about how much more he would probably love a new model with all the bells and whistles. He may not even realize how much things have changed, and how much better new things can be.

 

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Overview: The New Sharp Aquos 70” 4K Ultra HD 120Hz Smart 3D LED TV

by Blogger on ‎10-31-2013 02:28 PM - last edited on ‎11-22-2013 01:42 PM by Blog Editor in Chief

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Meet the world’s first THX 4K Certified television – the futuristic Sharp Aquos 70” 4K Ultra HD 120Hz Smart 3D LED TV. Loaded with cutting-edge technology, read on to discover the full capabilities of this top-of-the-line television.

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LG shows off 55-inch Curved OLED TV, pre-orders ready

by Blogger on ‎10-30-2013 02:46 PM - last edited on ‎06-04-2014 02:43 PM by Blog Editor in Chief

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Canadians will be able to buy LG's 55-inch Curved OLED TV (55EA9800) when it launches this fall at Future Shop for the hefty price of $10,999. At just 4.5mm thick (at its thinnest point) and weighing in at just shy of 38 lbs. the TV comes off a little bit like a mini-theatre screen. And it’s OLED (Organic Light Emitting Diode), which means you’re getting some of the best picture quality ever seen. LG showed off the new TV for a hands-on look at an event in Toronto, and here’s the scoop.

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Ultra HD Spotlight: The Samsung 85” S9000 Series 120Hz 4K Ultra Smart TV

by Blogger on ‎10-28-2013 06:54 PM - last edited on ‎11-22-2013 02:04 PM by Blog Editor in Chief

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Home theatre fans, meet the ultimate in luxury – the giant Samsung 85” S9000 120Hz 4K Ultra Smart TV. Featuring a groundbreaking Timeless Gallery design, the S9000 delivers astonishing playback that’s four times more detailed than today’s HDTVs. Join me for a brief history of 4K technology, followed by a detailed overview of this top-of-the-line television.

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State of the Art: A First Look at the Samsung 55” 1080p OLED 3D Smart TV

by Blogger on ‎10-23-2013 07:42 PM - last edited on ‎11-22-2013 02:11 PM by Blog Editor in Chief

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OLED televisions are thinner, lighter, and brighter than their LED predecessors, producing superior contrast and bolder on-screen colours. The Samsung 55” 1080p OLED 3D Smart TV is one of the latest entries into the high-end 1080p market, delivering Full HD performance in both 2D and 3D. Here's a detailed overview of this curved television's technical capabilities.

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The Future is Here: LG’s Incredible 55” 1080p OLED 3D Smart TV

by Blogger on ‎10-04-2013 04:43 PM - last edited on ‎11-22-2013 02:32 PM by Blog Editor in Chief

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It’s impossible not to notice LG's 55" OLED HDTV, thanks to its unique curved screen. This 2D & 3D-ready powerhouse promises to revolutionize the home media viewing experience... but does it succeed? Read on.

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OLED lives up to the hype: Samsung's OLED TVs are coming to Canada soon

by Blogger on ‎09-26-2013 10:25 PM - last edited on ‎10-02-2013 10:51 AM by Blog Editor in Chief

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Tonight in downtown Toronto inside the Corus Entertainment building, Samsung Electronics Canada fittingly rolled out the company's branded blue carpet where celebrities, media and retailers like Future Shop were invited to celebrate the arrival of OLED.

 

 

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