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VIZIO, America’s #1 smart TV & sound bar company coming to Future Shop

by Blogger on ‎09-03-2014 08:25 AM - last edited on ‎09-19-2014 10:08 AM by Blog Editor in Chief

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Mark your calendars to September 12. VIZIO, the number one smart TV and sound bar company in the U.S., is coming to Canada thanks to Future Shop. All 135 Future Shop stores across Canada and Futureshop.ca will stock this fantastic brand’s products that are comprised of award-winning television sets and audio solutions. The official street date for VIZIO to start selling their line-up is Friday, September 12.

 

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How to cut the cord with an HDTV antenna, tuner, and PVR

by Blogger on ‎08-31-2014 01:33 PM - last edited on ‎09-04-2014 04:37 PM by Blog Editor in Chief

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Have you cut the cord? For some it’s unthinkable; that big, juicy cable/satellite package is as much a necessity as running water. But for those in the country, have a cottage, or if you’re looking to take your TV destiny into their own hands, having a monthly cable bill just isn’t in the cards. That’s why I ended up cutting the cord with an HDTV antenna, an HDTV tuner and an incredibly awesome PVR. Keep reading, because I’m going to show you how.

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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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Review: Samsung H6500 3D 4K Wi-Fi Smart TV Blu-ray Player

by Blogger on ‎08-28-2014 08:11 PM - last edited on ‎08-29-2014 04:47 PM by Blog Editor in Chief

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“Should we get a… Blu-ray?” It’s a question within a question, and I hear it a lot. For those who were late to DVD, Blu-ray seems like a big jump. I got that question last week, and answered it for my friends by installing the Samsung H6500 3D Wi-Fi 4k Smart TV Blu-ray player. Here’s how it went.

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Top 5 Home Theatre Products for the Fall Season

by Blogger ‎08-25-2014 06:23 PM - edited ‎09-02-2014 04:32 PM

htfall.jpgIt's an amazing time for anyone putting together or completing a home theatre set-up. Not only are there so many stunning new technologies to enjoy, the variety of products and their new features can really help put a great home theatre together.

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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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Top 5 Home Theatre Projectors Based on Customer Ratings

by Blogger on ‎08-10-2014 02:04 PM - last edited on ‎08-11-2014 09:06 AM by Blog Editor in Chief

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You’ve decided it’s time to get a projector.  Great choice; there are some really amazing technological marvels out there when it comes to high quality projection imagery.  How do you choose among all the great brands and models?  We’ve got some tips, plus the Top 5 projectors based on customer ratings.

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Denon 4K audio visual receivers

by Blogger ‎08-09-2014 02:36 PM - edited ‎08-12-2014 02:14 PM

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If you’re serious about your audio visual setup, no doubt you’ve got your eye on 4K content. It’s the emerging trend for amazing quality picture at home. Getting a 4K screen is only the first step, however. You’ll want to make sure all of your new gear is ready for the new standard. Even if you don’t have a 4K screen yet, if you’re buying a new A/V receiver you should consider its 4K compatibility so that once you do get a 4K screen, you won’t need to replace your receiver too. With that in mind we’re taking a look at two 4K compatible receivers from Denon; the AVR-S700W and the AVR-S900W.

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Guide to buying a home theatre projector: what you need to know!

by Blogger on ‎07-31-2014 11:20 PM - last edited on ‎08-01-2014 01:10 PM by Blog Editor in Chief

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When Pioneer decided to exit the plasma market I felt hurt; the creator of some of the best TV technology available (Kuro black levels) was abandoning what I considered to be the best display tech available. When Panasonic admitted that they, too, were exiting the plasma market, I felt betrayed. It was time to take action. Big action.

 

For me, it was time to move to a projector. Projectors have always been a viable technology for your home theatre, but never more so than now, with big screens and powerful hardware available to make your multiplex-at-home experience possible. It can be a tough category to figure out at first glance, so we're going to walk you through what you need to know today.

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Best projector for outdoor summer movies

by Blogger on ‎07-21-2014 11:32 AM - last edited on ‎07-26-2014 10:20 AM by Hootie

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There’s nothing like a hot night outdoors, with a cool drink and some great entertainment.  Why not skip the long lines and too-cold air conditioning in the theatre and turn your backyard into the world’s best outdoor movie spot? I have some great recommendations for all the tools you need - picnic blanket not included!

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Overview: LG 55" 4K Smart TV 55UB8500

by Blogger on ‎07-17-2014 05:58 PM - last edited on ‎07-22-2014 01:18 PM by Blog Editor in Chief

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Sleek, elegant and iconic are rarely descriptions one would give an HDTV,  but LG's 55" 4K Smart TV (55UB8500) is all of these and more. This model HDTV features various flagship technologies from LG, most notable of which is the new webOS Smart TV interface, that first appeared in this line. Considering LG took webOS from HP less than a year ago, the turnaround is quite surprising. Add true 4K resolution, a stunning IPS display, an HRVC decoder that facilitates 4K streaming an you have one of the most advanced 4K sets in the market today and the foreseeable future.

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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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Rocketfish: Great Picks to connect home theatre and gaming devices

by Blogger on ‎07-12-2014 05:21 AM - last edited on ‎07-14-2014 11:53 AM by Blog Editor in Chief

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Your electronic devices are great on their own, but the right accessories can make them even better and more fun to use. Rocketfish accessories enhance the experience you have with your gaming, computer, mobile, or home theatre devices with forward-thinking, innovative designs and dependability. Rocketfish has both the stuff you need, and the hook ups you didn't even know you needed!

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Top 5 TVs based on customer reviews

by Blogger on ‎07-02-2014 01:45 PM - last edited on ‎07-03-2014 09:03 AM by Blog Editor in Chief

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It's a great time for buying a new HDTV! Today's televisions have improved display technologies and smarter SmartTV features. As well we have recently witnessed the advent of cool new curved displays and new, more affordable 4K and Ultra HD capable sets with stellar all around features. I'm going to take a look at the top five tv models from Future Shop based on customer reviews. Let's check them out.

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Dolby Atmos brings more immersive sound for the home

by Blogger on ‎06-23-2014 04:21 PM - last edited on ‎10-03-2014 12:03 PM by Blog Editor in Chief

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Dolby has long been synonymous with audio quality, particularly since consumers have been exposed to it for decades in technologies as varied as cassette tapes and movie theatres. Since it’s also entered the home in the form of Dolby Digital and Dolby Surround, the company has put out something called Dolby Atmos, and it’s one of the more intriguing audio technologies launched in recent times.

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