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Top 5 stocking stuffers for the Home Entertainment nut

by Blogger on ‎12-15-2014 09:18 PM - last edited on ‎12-17-2014 03:18 PM by Blog Editor in Chief

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What to get for your favourite Home Entertainment aficionado this holiday season? This can be a tough question but I'll make it easy. Here are some amazing stocking stuffers that will put a smile in any cinephile and audiophile on your list.

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Review LG BP735 Blu-Ray player and media streamer

by Blogger ‎11-30-2014 11:31 AM - edited ‎11-30-2014 06:00 PM

 

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The LG BP735 3D Wi-Fi Blu-Ray player may look like a basic video player but it integrates many SmartTV and streaming functions that make it  one of the leading all-around streaming and playback devices out there.

 

The LG BP735 delivers all the essentials for a cinematic home theatre experience, plus integrated web connectivity options. It's a 3D Blu-Ray player that can support up to near-4K resolution when paired with an Ultra HD TV. It also lets you stream audio to your smartphone so you can listen without disturbing anyone around you.

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Pioneer X-CM32BT-K Micro System Review

by Blogger on ‎11-26-2014 03:25 PM - last edited on ‎11-26-2014 03:54 PM by Blog Editor in Chief

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Here's how to transform an ordinary stereo into a more modern one in a snap: add ways to connect to it with and without wires! Pioneer wins this bet by giving the Bluetooth-enabled X-CM32BT-K speaker over seven ways to play music. This versatile system acts as a CD player, an AM / FM tuner as well as a docking station for your multimedia devices (either through Bluetooth or with a wire connection). Furthermore, this micro system does all this without compromising either sound quality or power.

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Review: Sharp AQUOS 60" 1080p 240Hz 3D LED Smart TV

by Blogger on ‎11-25-2014 10:27 AM - last edited on ‎11-25-2014 04:27 PM by Blog Editor in Chief

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Earlier this year, I reviewed the big brother to the 60-inch Sharp AQUOS LED Smart TV, the 70-inch iteration. Aside from the 10-inch size difference, the two TVs look, feel and act aesthetically the same, right down to the subtle nuances embedded in the Smart menu. In fact, I was so impressed with the functionality of the TV I reviewed that I bought it from Sharp to hang in my living room! So when Future Shop approached me to do a follow-up review of the 60-inch version, it seemed like a no-brainer — why not take a look at other features of the TV that may have been missed the first time around?  So that’s exactly what I am going to do. This review will focus on the internals that power the TV, explain what 4K upscaling is really all about, and of course, some cool features of the user interface.

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Review: JVC Everio camcorder (GZ-R10BU)

by Blogger on ‎11-24-2014 05:07 PM - last edited on ‎11-26-2014 03:55 PM by Blog Editor in Chief

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A video camera!? Why would you need a video camera when we all already carry cameras in our purses and pockets? It turns out your smartphone, no matter how great the camera, is no match for the tough as nails JVC Everio: it's waterproof, shockproof, freezeproof and you can strap it to your quad (or snowboard, or bike) and catch all the action without worrying about harming a delicate electronic device. Check out my review, testing the mettle of this HD video camcorder.

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Overview: LG 70" 1080p 240Hz 3D IPS LED Smart TV (70LB7100)

by Blogger ‎11-24-2014 08:36 AM - edited ‎11-24-2014 12:05 PM

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An ultimate size for many HDTVs, the 70-inch size is ideal for most home theatre and even office applications. LG 70" 1080p 240Hz 3D IPS LED Smart TV (70LB7100) focuses on SmartTV functionality as well as outstanding high-definition performance and picture quality.

 

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Harmony Ultimate Home and Smart Remotes reviewed

by Blogger on ‎11-02-2014 09:49 AM - last edited on ‎11-03-2014 09:52 AM by Blog Editor in Chief

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Logitech is still going strong with their Harmony line of remotes. I had the opportunity to take the latest model for a spin. The Logitech Harmony Ultimate Home adds a new dimension to having a truly universal remote, being able to help you take complete control of your home’s automation. 

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Connecting to the web without wifi? Check out the NETGEAR Dual Band Wireless Bridge

by Blogger on ‎10-24-2014 11:51 AM - last edited on ‎10-27-2014 10:37 AM by Blog Editor in Chief

 

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You're not quite ready to buy a new TV, and the Blu-ray player you got a few years ago still works great.  Buuuuuut... while they're both internet-enabled, you don't have that hard-wired ethernet hook up that they need handy.  What to do?  Get yourself the new NETGEAR Dual Band Wireless Bridge (WNCE3001), and start connecting easily, and immediately.  Click to find out how.

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Review: MyGica ATV 1200 is Android TV in a box

by Blogger on ‎10-20-2014 10:23 AM - last edited on ‎10-20-2014 12:08 PM by Blog Editor in Chief

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Android is a mobile operating system that takes on several different forms. On a TV, there isn’t any one defining standard, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t existing ways to use it. The MyGica ATV 1200 is a set top box running on Android 4.1 and 4.2.2 Jelly Bean with a unique interface and launcher, plus access to Google Play, XBMC and Web browsers with Flash support. Coupled with other media player support, this box should be up for consideration in your home theatre setup.

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Review: Slingbox M1 is a convenient and powerful TV Anywhere solution

by Blogger on ‎10-13-2014 02:41 PM - last edited on ‎10-17-2014 02:01 PM by Blog Editor in Chief

slingbox.jpgSlingbox has created a cohesive solution for watching what's on your TV anywhere you may be. The new Slingbox M1 deftly integrates with your cable box and home Internet connection to stream live and recorded  TV  and HD content to your PC and multiple devices thanks to new apps and now even Chromecast and Roku sticks.

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Overview: Vizio Sound Stand

by Blogger on ‎10-03-2014 10:47 AM - last edited on ‎10-07-2014 03:59 PM by Blog Editor in Chief

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The soundbar phenomenon has really expanded the possibilities for home theatre and personal speaker options for a lot of people. Vizio, which recently entered into the Canadian market and is available in Future Shop, has something a bit different with its Sound Stand which offers powerful audio at an affordable price.

 

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Top 3 Receivers as Rated by Our Customers

by Blogger on ‎09-06-2014 12:29 PM - last edited on ‎09-09-2014 04:51 PM by Administrator

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Customer ratings are a great way to help narrow your search for the perfect component.  Other people's experience is a great inside track to helping you pick the piece that's going to be right for you.  When shopping for a reciever, start by checking out the Top 3, as rated by the people that own them. 

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VIZIO TVs and Soundbars Arrive in Canada!

by Blogger on ‎09-03-2014 08:00 PM - last edited on ‎09-08-2014 09:46 AM by Blog Editor in Chief

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VIZIO, the much loved and much lauded U.S. TV maker, is now available in Canada.  They made a big announcement to mark the launch, so come check out the products available now at Future Shop.

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Top 3 Speakers to Rock the Dorm

by Blogger on ‎09-02-2014 07:14 AM - last edited on ‎09-04-2014 01:11 PM by Blog Editor in Chief

hometheatrbt2.jpgAs thousands of students transition from living home with their parents to getting their first taste of independence living in dorm rooms, speakers are some of the most overlooked items but they are also essential components of a student's life. Here are some portable speakers worth checking out this back-to-school season.

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The Dream Home Theatre

by Blogger on ‎08-30-2014 07:55 AM - last edited on ‎09-09-2014 01:31 PM by Blog Editor in Chief

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We’ve all come a long way from some milk crates, a sawhorse and an old CRT TV so heavy it required a handful of neighbours just to reposition it. Home theatres and their equipment today are smaller, lighter, faster, sharper and much more realistic. What would you put in a dream home theatre?  Find out what we built from the selections available on futureshop.ca

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