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Reviving Vinyl: Record Players are all the Rage

by Blogger on ‎11-17-2014 06:26 AM - last edited on ‎11-18-2014 01:59 PM by Blog Editor in Chief

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There's a saying about everything old being new again.  It's definitely true for vinyl records. The old fashioned technology is having a bit of a resurgence, with sales spiking, and new and imporved technology emerging to play all your old discs, or to play a growing number of new ones.

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Overview: LG 55" Curved OLED Smart TV (55EC9300)

by Blogger ‎11-15-2014 11:02 AM - edited ‎11-15-2014 11:04 AM

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There's a heck of a lot of choice out there when it comes to TVs, and the technology is advancing at a dizzying pace.  But there's a TV that one of the top online tech magazines calls the "Best. Picture. Ever."

What makes the LG OLED Curved Smart TV the new gold standard? Click to read more.

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Overview:LG 65" 4K Ultra HD 240Hz IPS Smart TV

by Blogger on ‎11-12-2014 01:00 PM - last edited on ‎11-12-2014 01:21 PM by Blog Editor in Chief

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There are so many new TV technologies to know, and how do you know which one is the best?  Which one you should pick above all others?  What about Smart TV functions?  Should you hold out for a TV that has internet connectivity too?  So many questions, and so many decisions.  But I'm here to tell you you can get 4K/Ultra HD picture with IPS-level quality and viewing angles, plus smart functionality in one fine package. Click to learn more.

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Review VIZIO M-Series TV

by Blogger on ‎10-16-2014 06:48 AM - last edited on ‎10-16-2014 11:03 AM by Blog Editor in Chief

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Tweeting from your phone is soo old school!  VIZIO's new line of smart TVs is just out in Canada, and already they seem like the smartest thing going.  VIZIOs are easy to use, with great picture quality, an integrated lineup of social media features and a fantastic price point. Read the review of why you should serioulsy consider a VIZIO for your next TV purchase.

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Best Value HDTVs in Every Size Category

by Blogger on ‎10-12-2014 10:07 AM - last edited on ‎10-14-2014 11:34 AM by Blog Editor in Chief

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If you've been shopping for a new TV to make your winter hibernation more entertaining, you'll know there's plenty to choose from.  We can help narrow down the search with a list of some of the best TVs, with top notch customer satisfaction ratings, that come with truly great value.  Check out the list...

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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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Watch the World Cup 2014 on your devices

by Blogger on ‎06-05-2014 11:03 AM - last edited on ‎06-09-2014 01:07 PM by Blog Editor in Chief

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The 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil is set to begin in earnest with the opening match on June 12 between the host Brazilian team and Croatia. It’s the biggest and most prestigious tournament in the world, watched by up to a billion people across the globe, and you have the advantage of being able to watch the action from almost anywhere. Whether you’re near a TV or have a smartphone or tablet with you, and you’re looking cheer on the squad you think is going to take it all, here are the details on where and how to tune in.

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Choosing a Gaming TV

by Blogger on ‎06-01-2014 03:35 PM - last edited on ‎06-02-2014 04:28 PM by Blog Editor in Chief

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If you’re serious about gaming, and looking to upgrade, there’s never been a better time to get your hands on top quality, fast and crystal clear HD TVs that will make your friends jealous. Your TV is probably the key component that will make or break your gaming experience: the better the TV, the the more fun you'll have.  Check out some of the top TVs for gamers, as well as the features you need to look for in your new gaming television.

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Review: Philips Smart Blu-Ray Player

by Blogger on ‎05-19-2014 03:24 PM - last edited on ‎05-20-2014 02:22 PM by Blog Editor in Chief

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You've got an extensive Blu-ray collection, and you're looking to add some connectivity to your home theatre set-up, but you don't want to upgrade both your disc player AND get another peripheral to allow you to connect.  What to do?  You'll probably want to pick up the Philips Smart Blu-Ray Player. 

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Movies, TV and Music wherever and whenever you want

by Blogger ‎05-02-2014 05:02 PM - edited ‎05-05-2014 06:51 PM

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These days there are a lot of amazing choices for all your electronics needs, whether you're looking for a night in to watch great high-definition movies and play video games, or you are on the go with your smartphone or tablet. No matter what you're looking for though, it's great knowing that Future Shop has all the latest gadgets available -- so you can always stay ahead of the curve.

 

If you're wondering what's hot this spring in electronics, or looking for great deals, I've hand-picked some of my favourite products available on futureshop.ca right now. Let's take a peak!

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Google’s Chromecast comes to Future Shop

by Blogger on ‎04-25-2014 03:25 PM - last edited on ‎05-13-2014 02:17 PM by Administrator

 

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Google’s streaming content dongle, the Chromecast, is now available at Future Shop.

 

One of the most innovative products from the past year, the Chromecast is a thumb-drive sized device that plugs directly into an HDTV’s HDMI-port. This device then interfaces with smartphones, tablets and even Google’s Chrome browser, which can stream video, photos and music in full-HD quality.

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New Curved Samsung H8000 and HU9000 TVs Available at Future Shop

by Blogger on ‎04-15-2014 03:49 PM - last edited on ‎06-04-2014 03:32 PM by Blog Editor in Chief

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At this year’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, Samsung unveiled an impressive line-up of new curved televisions that are set to redefine the market with their incredible combination of style, performance and features. While the sleek curved screens are getting the lion’s share of attention, that’s really just the tip of the iceberg of what Samsung’s new “Smart” TVs have to offer. Two of Samsung’s new flagship offerings – the Samsung H8000 and the Samsung HU9000  are available now at Future Shop. Come see what these amazing new TVs can do!

 

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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

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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.

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Overview: LG 42LN5200 Full HD LED TV

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

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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.

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Surge protect your new TV and other home theatre equipment

by Blogger ‎01-15-2014 08:34 AM - edited ‎01-15-2014 10:43 AM

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The holidays are a time of family, relaxing (I say that loosely, though; there is often little relaxing when everyone is under one roof), and of course, gift giving. Now that the family has gone on their respective ways and work is back to its fast-paced hustle, it’s time to dive into all the gadgets that have been staring you down, awaiting your excitingly over-zealous use. However, with said new gadgets, (think: TV’s, sound systems, game consoles, etc.) all running simultaneously, consuming copious amounts of energy, comes a real worry – power surges; they’re real, and they happen more often than one would think.

 

So what can you do to protect your house and precious new toys? Let’s take a look at a few popular models of surge protectors and discuss what makes them special:

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