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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

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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.

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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.

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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

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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.

 

 

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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

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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.

 

 

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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

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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.

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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

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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.

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Review: Polk Audio OMNI SB1

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

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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.

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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

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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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I have limited space in my living room. A big home theatre setup would be impractical so I always had my eye on soundbars. They help you enhance your audio experience while being easy to setup and not taking up much space. I had the opportunity recently to spend some time checking out the Energy Connoisseur CS-30 Soundbar and Subwoofer system and found it perfectly filled that gap in my setup.

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New Octane Home Theatre Seating

by Blogger on ‎01-10-2015 10:55 AM

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A big part of the enjoyment of going to the movies at newer theatres, aside from the flavour-blasted popcorn, is the seats.  They lean, they’re nicely padded, some even move along with the show!  But let’s be honest, they’re nowhere near as comfy as your recliner or chaise sofa at home.  Now you can combine the best of the big screen theatre experience, with the best of comfy at-home furniture, and bring the whole experience home!  Not to mention making yourself, and your home theatre the envy of the neighbourhood.

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CES 2015: LG continues to innovate with their new 4K OLED TVs

by Blogger on ‎01-07-2015 02:08 PM - last edited on ‎01-08-2015 01:28 PM by Blog Editor in Chief

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LG Electronics took to the stage during the annual International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas to unveil their ambitious plans in 2015 for their line of 4K Ultra HD TVs. Seven new 4K OLED TVs will be coming to retail over the year, promising the richest colour ever seen in home TVs, a super slim design, and powered by their proprietary webOS 2.0 smart TV platform. That’s not all though, as LG also revealed how they’re improving home audio, adding greater connectivity with other devices, and some exciting new partnerships in the works. Let’s take a look at how LG plans to be the home entertainment trendsetter of 2015!

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Review: Polk Omni S2 Rechargeable Speaker - My Love-Hate Relationship

by Blogger on ‎01-05-2015 01:37 PM - last edited on ‎01-05-2015 05:09 PM by Blog Editor in Chief

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It's a heavy, weighty speaker, and that's probably because the Polk Audio S2 Rechargeable Speaker is packed with all kinds of good stuff that will make it one of the best sounding speakers you'll ever bring into your home, especially considering it's portable and rechargeable.  But find out why, despite the sound of angels singing eminating from this music box, I had a very frustrating experience.

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Best TVs we examined in 2014

by Blogger on ‎12-27-2014 04:15 PM - last edited on ‎12-29-2014 01:43 PM by Blog Editor in Chief

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2014 has been a revelatory year in terms of HDTV choices. We've seen some stunning curved sets, large SmartTVs, more affordable yet still immersive 4K TV as well as improvements all around in terms of funcitionality, connectivity and interfaces. Here are some sets that really stood out for me in 2014.

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Last-minute gift ideas to fit any budget

by Blogger ‎12-18-2014 01:12 PM - edited ‎01-18-2015 02:19 AM

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It’s the final countdown to the holidays and you’re still scouring for gifts to finish your holiday shopping (gulp)—but not to worry! We’ve all been there and managed to pull it together, and so will you. Thanks to online shopping and rush delivery, your options are never truly exhausted. If, however, its gift ideas you’re exhausted on, then you’ve come to the right place. Whether you’re on a tight budget or ready to spend big, I’ve got some wicked gift ideas for that final person on your holiday gift list.

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All I want for Christmas is the LG Blu-ray Player (BP145) and these great Blu-ray discs!

by Blogger on ‎12-17-2014 03:05 AM - last edited on ‎12-17-2014 09:48 AM by Blog Editor in Chief

christmas vacation.jpgChristmas holidays are a great time of year to get caught up on all the movies and TV you haven't had time for all year long.  Many of us have at least a few days off, and all that sitting around when the shops are closed and there's little to do can get grating.  So we're recommending you snag a great new Blu-ray disc player and some hot discs to get you through Christmas Vacation!

 

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