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Overview of the JBL Cinema 3D Blu-Ray Home Theatre System (BD300)

by Blogger on ‎01-27-2014 07:56 AM - last edited on ‎01-27-2014 10:05 AM by Hootie



What's the best complement to that spanking new HDTV you bought for the Super Bowl? How about a CInema 3D Blu-Ray Home Theatre System that plugs in, offers crisp and powerful 5:1 surround sound to any HDTV.


The JBL Cinema 3D Blu-Ray Home Theatre System (BD300) is a home-theatre in a box solution ideal for anyone who wants a compatible, calibrated and pain-free Blu-Ray and speaker combo to go with their HDTV.


Apps To Improve Your Home Theatre Experience

by Blogger on ‎01-23-2014 07:17 AM - last edited on ‎01-23-2014 11:51 AM by Blog Editor in Chief


If you’ve ever spent an afternoon surfing the App Store, you know there's a plethora of apps out there for the home theatre lover.  So how do you choose? Which ones should take up gigs on your already full phone or tablet?  Right this way ...


Samsung's 65 inch HDTV and some sound bar combos for the big game

by Blogger on ‎01-20-2014 07:37 AM - last edited on ‎04-01-2014 11:03 AM by Blog Editor in Chief



The Denver Broncos are heading to the NFL Championship game against the Seattle Seahawks on February 2nd for what is expected to be another blockbuster Super Bowl.


The extravaganza will feature some of the most intriguing new commercials debuting during the game, an over the top halftime show provided by Bruno Mars and The Red Hot Chili Peppers. With more than 110.5 million viewers watching last year’s broadcast, this year’s numbers are expected to be of a similar magnitude.


Overview: LG 42LN5200 Full HD LED TV

by Blogger ‎01-19-2014 01:16 PM - edited ‎01-19-2014 01:22 PM


My father is an industrial engraver and he’s a very practical guy. He started his own business in the mid-eighties, and in that time he hasn’t been one for excess or flashiness for the sake of flashiness; I can’t count the number of times he told me, in his thick Birmingham accent “…the right tool for the right job.”


The LG 42LN5200 is the right tool for a lot of people, and it might be perfect for you too. It’s a display built for simple, accessible watchingand with the right equipment it could be a great choice for a few different types of customers.


Sony announces 4K content at CES 2014

by Blogger on ‎01-17-2014 01:29 PM - last edited on ‎01-17-2014 04:01 PM by Blog Editor in Chief

Every brand showcased 4K technology in various shapes and sizes at CES 2014. But what is there to watch even if you owned a UHD TV today? Sony opened their CES press conference on Monday Jan 6th with assurances that 4K content is here.




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


AKAI's Selection of Portable DVD Players

by Blogger ‎01-11-2014 07:11 PM - edited ‎01-11-2014 07:17 PM


Portable DVD players are still the go-to devices for trouble-free viewing of movies and TV shows on the go. They’re fairly affordable, can be powered for hours on a battery and now feature various form factors and features for use as standalone devices and as travel players that can connect to external HDTVs.


AKAI has been at the forefront of exploring portable DVD players and their various forms. 7-inch and 9-inch screens show the range of portability and features while pricing ranges for set-top, single portable or  dual screen DVD combos that are ideal for use in vehicles.



Apple TV Tips, Tricks and Good Stuff to Know

by Blogger on ‎01-08-2014 06:44 PM - last edited on ‎01-20-2014 01:22 PM by Blog Editor in Chief

Apple TV is one of the best ways to get content to your television.  It's simple, relatively inexpensive and easy to use.  If you found one under the tree, you're about to begin enjoying some great stuff right from the comfort of your living room.  Hopefully by now it's unpacked, installed and you've got an iTunes login.  Now to find out all the other little things to know!


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CES 2014: Looking at LG’s webOS smart TV interface

by Blogger on ‎01-08-2014 03:05 AM - last edited on ‎01-08-2014 11:56 AM by Blog Editor in Chief



Curved OLED and 4K Ultra HD TVs are once again all over the show floor at CES 2014 in Las Vegas, but LG is hoping to invigorate a part of the TV that could use a fresh start: smart TV interfaces. This has been a struggle for all TV manufacturers, and is perhaps part of the reason why small streaming boxes like the Roku and Apple TV have become so popular. I got a good look at the new-look webOS on LG’s upcoming TVs and it seems like they may be on the right track.


CES 2014: New Sony 4K TVs look and sound incredible

by Blogger on ‎01-07-2014 10:43 PM - last edited on ‎01-08-2014 11:53 AM by Blog Editor in Chief



Following a fun-filled Sony press conference on Monday evening, Future Shop had the opportunity to kick off the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) by visiting the massive pavilion offered by Sony Electronics. There, we were mesmerized by a number of cool technologies, including wearable technology for humans and animals, and of course, advancements in big screen televisions.


Sony’s 2014 television line-up was impressive. Here’s a look at what stopped us in our tracks.


Samsung once again a major anchor at CES 2014

by Blogger on ‎01-06-2014 10:49 PM - last edited on ‎01-07-2014 04:15 PM by Blog Editor in Chief



Whether you’re a first timer at the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) or a veteran, it’s clear Samsung is a major player. This was evidenced even an hour before their official press conference held at Mandalay Bay Hotel in Las Vegas where the line of anxious conference attendees snaked around half of the second floor of the convention centre. Then, when inside, it was standing room only by the time my colleague Lawrence and I made it in there. 


But it was worth the wait. A number of product announcements were made and here are some of items worth noting from today, spanning across a number of categories.




Overview: LG 50" 1080p 120Hz 3D LED Smart TV (50LA6205)

by Blogger on ‎12-20-2013 01:11 PM - last edited on ‎01-13-2014 01:24 PM by Blog Editor in Chief


HDTVs are a hot commodity this time of the year and heading into the Holiday Season. LG's 50" 3D, LED Smart TV seems to have captured the perfect storm of desirable features and performance for anyone looking for a premium 50-inch LED HDTV.



What to Look for in a New Projector

by Blogger on ‎12-19-2013 08:08 PM - last edited on ‎12-20-2013 02:29 PM by Blog Editor in Chief



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Projector screens aren't created equal - What to consider

by Blogger on ‎12-18-2013 01:02 PM - last edited on ‎12-19-2013 04:14 PM by Blog Editor in Chief

how-to-choose-a-projector-screen-2-650x0.jpgJust like the way projectors run the gamut in terms of use, performance and features the other end of the equation, projector screens, vary in numerous factors. Size, shape, material and colour are just a few of the nuances to be considered as well as the type of projector the screen is to be mated with for the most perfect experience possible.


Overview: Polk Speakers

by Blogger on ‎12-17-2013 11:21 AM - last edited on ‎12-17-2013 03:14 PM by Hootie

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When it comes to setting up the entertainment system in a living room, the second most important detail—first being the TV choice, of course—is how it will sound. While many look to the big brand in the game like Harman Kardon and Bose, there is another brand that is equally as good and often comes at a cheaper price-point - it's called Polk Audio. With products ranging from bookshelf speakers, to subwoofers and soundbars, their offerings appease a wide variety of tastes.


Let's take a look at what makes Polk Audio so special and why they're worth a look when you're next on the market for some fresh sound.


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