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Create a perfect gaming home theatre in three easy steps

by Blogger on ‎02-26-2015 10:49 AM - last edited on ‎02-26-2015 10:50 AM by Blog Editor in Chief



With the sophistication and power of today's gaming consoles, having the right home theatre set-up can make the difference between simply playing games and truly experiencing them. Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and Wii U are all capable of producing stunning high-end graphics and sounds, and a home theatre can help you bring these game experiences to life. If you're thinking about starting your home gaming theatre and are wondering where to begin, I have three easy steps you can follow!


Creating your Smart Home: Connected Home Audio

by Blogger on ‎02-26-2015 08:29 AM - last edited on ‎02-26-2015 08:40 PM by Blogger

icontrolAV2014_article_page_banner_v2.jpgSmart Homes represent convenience, connectivity, as we well as expanded levels of functionality. For home audio, this means an wider range of audio sources feeding into speakers located across the home.


Controlling all these components can be challenging but can be done through the use of the latest hardware, mobile devices and apps.


Create the best home theatre room using Sony

by Blogger on ‎02-23-2015 03:35 PM - last edited on ‎02-23-2015 04:58 PM by Blog Editor in Chief

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 "Excellent overall product and price point." "We have always trusted in Sony and bought sony products," and "exceeds expectations," are all actual comments from Future Shop customer reviews when it comes to Sony products. The great reputation, and positive consumer experience are part of the reason why we want to focus on making you an amazing home theatre with Sony.


Pioneer Elite's AV receivers offer premium features for a great home theatre

by Blogger ‎02-17-2015 08:12 AM - edited ‎02-26-2015 06:46 AM

A great AV receiver is the soul of a home theatre set-up and will dictate the quality, loudness and depth of audio as it plays it from various sources. Pioneer's Elite line of AV receivers are designed for the most discriminating audiophile's tastes and offer a range of wired and wireless connectivity solutions to all the latest formats and technologies.

Google's Chromecast now works with CTV GO App to stream TV shows in Canada

by Blogger on ‎02-13-2015 08:40 AM - last edited on ‎02-13-2015 08:56 AM by Blog Editor in Chief

chromecase.jpgGoogle's Chromecast is the disruptive $39.00 HDMI-streaming dongle that allows any  compatible tablet, smartphone or PC to 'cast' video, music, photos and even presentations to any HDTV or projector, just got the ability to stream CTV programs.


How will you be watching television in 2015?

by Blogger on ‎02-12-2015 11:46 AM - last edited on ‎02-12-2015 11:46 AM by Blog Editor in Chief


4K, OLED, tablets, curved screens; there’s never been so many options for watching TV.  The technology of creating and delivering television has improved to the point where what you see on the screen is pretty much as clear and realistic as real life. There’s also no shortage of options for how you get that content; both in terms of the technology itself, and the size of the screen you watch on.  Want to learn more about what’s available today, and what’s coming in the not-to-distant future? Read on.


Pioneer Elite Receivers: Audio Refinement at its Best

by Blogger ‎02-06-2015 10:41 AM - edited ‎02-06-2015 10:56 AM

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Pioneer has been a household name in electronics for quite some time, particularly for audio equipment. They introduced their Elite series of audio receivers several years ago as their premium product, but recently upgraded it a big step up from previous generations. They’ve improved both the audio performance and the feature set so these Elite receivers can fill your home with audiophile quality music as well as deliver surround sound that will really enhance your home theatre experience. Here is a taste of why they are so good.


The most popular televisions for 2015

by Blogger on ‎02-05-2015 04:17 PM - last edited on ‎02-05-2015 04:30 PM by Blog Editor in Chief




2015 is a landmark year for televisions. A number of evolutions from smartphones and other devices are coming to TVs and large sized displays are coming down in price. Even the higher-end 4K HDTVs are becoming more affordable than ever. Here are some of the most popular HDTVs we've seen in 2015.


Want a better home theatre experience? Get a better receiver!

by Blogger on ‎02-04-2015 03:34 PM - last edited on ‎02-05-2015 05:06 PM by Blog Editor in Chief

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How important is a receiver in your home theatre set up?  Very.  Think of it like the engine of a car; yes you can still sit in the seats, and yes, the car will keep the rain and snow off you, but without the engine, you're just lounging in a fancy metal can. Not sure what a reciever does?  We'll explain that too.  Come check out some solid options from Pioneer.


How to choose the best TV for your home

by Blogger on ‎02-01-2015 06:21 AM - last edited on ‎02-11-2015 02:00 PM by Blog Editor in Chief



Choosing the best TV for your home is something you only need to do every few years and while it may sound as simple as matching a TV to a specific budget, there really is a lot more to consider. Here are some things to think about when selecting the next  TV for your home.




Antennas Direct gives you four strong reasons to cut the cord on cable

by Blogger on ‎01-30-2015 09:41 AM - last edited on ‎02-05-2015 05:07 PM by Blog Editor in Chief



Want to watch the Super Bowl live this weekend or the latest episode of The Bachelor, but aren’t subscribing to cable? Or, do you want to join the trend of Canadian "cord-cutters" who are eliminating the monthly cost of paying a cable bill and replacing it with free, over-the-air, basic channels such as CTV, Citytv and Global TV through just one device, a digital antenna?


Read on to discover how through the newly launched antenna lineup by Antennas Direct.




Building an amazing Samsung-powered Home Theatre

by Blogger on ‎01-29-2015 12:03 AM - last edited on ‎01-29-2015 08:37 AM by Blog Editor in Chief


Let’s cut to the chase. You are devoted to Samsung as a brand. I’m not going to ask questions, there are plenty who agree with you. You want a new home theatre, provided solely by the mighty Samsung. Let’s see what that looks like.


New technology solutions to help you stream great content without a Smart TV

by Blogger ‎01-26-2015 08:43 AM - edited ‎01-26-2015 08:43 AM



Like many people, I am quite satisfied with my older HDTV which is a perfect fit for my home theatre set-up and which has served me and my family well since we bought in five years ago. While we are happy with the picture quality and the features it offers, we wished we had the connectivity and versatility offered by today's connected SmartTV offerings. Here are a list of solutions we considered to enjoy streaming content without a SmartTV.


Review: Polk Audio OMNI SB1

by Blogger ‎01-25-2015 10:03 AM - edited ‎01-25-2015 10:25 AM



There are a lot of people out there with great flat screen TVs set up in their homes but are still using the TV’s built in speakers. Sure those do okay in a pinch but if you want your audio experience to be good as the visuals that TV delivers, you should consider setting up a home theatre system. One of the great things with flat screen TVs in comparison to older TVs is that now you can put TVs in more places where you might not otherwise have the space, but what about speakers? Not everybody has space for a big and complex home theatre setup. Running cables and positioning speakers can be a bit of work for some people. If you want something that you can install simply, won’t take up too much space, and will still give you a great sound experience, then a soundbar is for you. Soundbars do all of this, delivering the right balance between simplicity and performance. Polk Audio has a very solid history in premium audio so it was a treat to check out their Omni SB1 soundbar with subwoofer.


Transform your living room to host the ultimate sporting experience

by Blogger on ‎01-22-2015 12:33 PM - last edited on ‎01-22-2015 12:34 PM by Blog Editor in Chief



Having some friends over for the big game?  You'll need to be party ready and so will your house.  So what do you need to do to transform your living room into the ultimate sports pantheon?  It's not as hard as you might think.


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