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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



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.


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

by Blogger on ‎11-24-2014 08:36 AM - last edited on ‎01-13-2015 05:02 PM by Blog Editor in Chief


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.



Overview: Panasonic 60" 1080p 120Hz IPS LED Smart TV (TC60AS630)

by Blogger on ‎10-31-2014 08:57 PM - last edited on ‎11-03-2014 12:07 PM by Blog Editor in Chief

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The high quality screen on this Panasonic VIERA 60ʺ smart, LED TV with IPS panel will bring immersive video experiences to life. Its in-plane switching (IPS) panel combines a wide viewing angle with beautifully reproduced images for impressive pictures.



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



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.


Meet the New Sony X850B TV

by Blogger on ‎04-19-2014 11:59 AM - last edited on ‎06-04-2014 03:13 PM by Blog Editor in Chief

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Sony is known as one of the best when it comes to TVs and at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show, they unveilled their new line-up of high def technology.  Their new offerings are all about HD and the highest resolution. You might call them the “X-men” of the TV world; meet the  XBR-X850B, XBR-X900B, and XBR-X950B.  These sets will blow you away with their 4K capabilities.


LG Smart TVs get smarter with webOS, ready to launch

by Blogger on ‎04-18-2014 05:11 PM - last edited on ‎06-04-2014 03:22 PM by Blog Editor in Chief



When LG first introduced its new smart TV platform based on webOS at CES 2014 in Las Vegas, the company made it clear that it wanted to change both the perception and purpose behind how such an interface would work. Smart TVs may have the moniker, but their look and feel have always felt like something was missing, putting LG and webOS in a unique position to take the lead. What can you expect from the platform when it launches on the company’s upcoming TVs?


TV Technology Takes Off! Sharp Quattron+ 1080p television is a kaleidoscope dream

by Blogger on ‎03-27-2014 09:01 AM - last edited on ‎06-19-2014 04:49 PM by Blog Editor in Chief


Remember how your mind got blown the first time you saw a great HD movie, on an amazing new HD TV?  Well, get ready to experience that feeling all over again, because the scientist types that stuff all that techy goodness into TVs, have just found a way to make HD even better.  Yes, Sharp has come up with Quattron+, and it makes your viewing experience even more insanely realistic.  


Review: WD Live TV Media

by Blogger on ‎02-22-2014 11:31 AM - last edited on ‎05-16-2014 11:27 AM by Blog Editor in Chief



You may know Western Digital primarily as a hard drive manufacturer but they have also had a fair amount of success with media streaming HDTV gadgets in the past but it’s a highly competitive category with companies like Google, Apple, and Roku fighting tooth and nail for supremacy. I’ve spent some time taking the WD Live TV media player for a spin and am pleased to see how well it stacks up against that competition. It doesn’t just hold its own, it offers some great features and performance at a very wallet friendly price. It certainly offers a lot of bang for your buck.


Review: Sharp 70” 1080p 240Hz 3D LED Smart TV

by Blogger on ‎02-06-2014 02:12 PM - last edited on ‎11-25-2014 10:30 AM by Blog Editor in Chief




Growing up in a house predominantly inhabited by siblings and parents from Generation-Y, the love and appreciation for the television was instilled in me at a young age: starting with the early 80’s 11” General Electric tube television that was built-in to the red velvet wall of my father’s bar in my parents’ basement, right up to the 70” Sharp LED Smart TV that I had a chance to test and will review here. TVs are no longer the basic picture viewer that I grew up with—not even close; they’ve evolved into so much more. Whether we are talking about the functionality of the TV itself, the retail price point, or of course, the engineered design, TVs are maturing faster than the average household can keep up with, making it tough to discern between the good and the bad. So let’s take a look at one of the more popular brands in the smart TV game, Sharp, and discuss why its 70” 1080p 3D LED Smart TV option is worth considering as the next big investment for your living room.




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


Overview: The New Sharp Aquos 70” 4K Ultra HD 120Hz Smart 3D LED TV

by Blogger on ‎10-31-2013 02:28 PM - last edited on ‎11-22-2013 01:42 PM by Blog Editor in Chief

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Meet the world’s first THX 4K Certified television – the futuristic Sharp Aquos 70” 4K Ultra HD 120Hz Smart 3D LED TV. Loaded with cutting-edge technology, read on to discover the full capabilities of this top-of-the-line television.


LG shows off 55-inch Curved OLED TV, pre-orders ready

by Blogger on ‎10-30-2013 02:46 PM - last edited on ‎06-04-2014 02:43 PM by Blog Editor in Chief

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Canadians will be able to buy LG's 55-inch Curved OLED TV (55EA9800) when it launches this fall at Future Shop for the hefty price of $10,999. At just 4.5mm thick (at its thinnest point) and weighing in at just shy of 38 lbs. the TV comes off a little bit like a mini-theatre screen. And it’s OLED (Organic Light Emitting Diode), which means you’re getting some of the best picture quality ever seen. LG showed off the new TV for a hands-on look at an event in Toronto, and here’s the scoop.


Ultra HD Spotlight: The Samsung 85” S9000 Series 120Hz 4K Ultra Smart TV

by Blogger on ‎10-28-2013 06:54 PM - last edited on ‎11-22-2013 02:04 PM by Blog Editor in Chief

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Home theatre fans, meet the ultimate in luxury – the giant Samsung 85” S9000 120Hz 4K Ultra Smart TV. Featuring a groundbreaking Timeless Gallery design, the S9000 delivers astonishing playback that’s four times more detailed than today’s HDTVs. Join me for a brief history of 4K technology, followed by a detailed overview of this top-of-the-line television.


State of the Art: A First Look at the Samsung 55” 1080p OLED 3D Smart TV

by Blogger on ‎10-23-2013 07:42 PM - last edited on ‎11-22-2013 02:11 PM by Blog Editor in Chief



OLED televisions are thinner, lighter, and brighter than their LED predecessors, producing superior contrast and bolder on-screen colours. The Samsung 55” 1080p OLED 3D Smart TV is one of the latest entries into the high-end 1080p market, delivering Full HD performance in both 2D and 3D. Here's a detailed overview of this curved television's technical capabilities.


The Future is Here: LG’s Incredible 55” 1080p OLED 3D Smart TV

by Blogger on ‎10-04-2013 04:43 PM - last edited on ‎11-22-2013 02:32 PM by Blog Editor in Chief


It’s impossible not to notice LG's 55" OLED HDTV, thanks to its unique curved screen. This 2D & 3D-ready powerhouse promises to revolutionize the home media viewing experience... but does it succeed? Read on.


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