In May of this year Kaleidescape unveiled a couple new media players for streaming flicks all around your home called the M500 and the M300. The company has announced a new device called the Modular Disc Vault that works with either the M500 or M300 to allow the importation of Blu-ray flicks that can be played back in any room of the home.
If you are a home theater fan looking to get into 3D movies and gaming you may be expecting some cool gear for Christmas. Optoma has an interesting converter box that will connect your HDMI 1.4a gear like your Blu-ray player, PS3 and other stuff to the 3D ready Optoma projectors or to any other 3D ready projector.
One of the things I really like about my Logitech Harmony One remote is that the keys are backlit. That way I can see what button I am hitting even in the dark. If you are using the factory remote that came with your TV or cable box, odds are you are having to strain to see what button you are hitting.
Cox Communications has announced a new whole home DVR solution that will get fans of TV that use the cable company excited. The new service is in New England right now and sounds really cool. It adds $5 per month to the bill and allows the viewer to watch their programming in any room of the house that has a Cox tuner.
Here's one giant system for everything you do at home, basically. Take a peek at this. Mvix is offering a system that they note is compatable with Netflix, Facebook, Twitter, Boxee, and Revision 3 internet television, plus more. It runs on Windows 7, plays Blu-ray disks, and generally appears to be one amazing base-camp for all your viewing pleasures in the home. Plus, they want to give you a $300 USD + coupon off the price if you feel like you might want to go ahead and buy one up.
There are DIY projects that geeks undertake that are my speed like building your own gaming PC. Then there are DIY projects that are entirely different animals with design and build that you need some serious skills to pull off. These sweet Odyssey 2 speakers are one of the latter type of mods that mortal geeks need not try.
Gefen has gobs of hardware and accessories for getting your home theater all set up and running just how you want it. The company has unveiled its latest splitter for home theater fans needing to send a signal out to four different displays making this a great device for someone looking to build up a video wall. The splitter is the GTB-HDFST-144-BLK otherwise known as the 1:4 Splitter for HDMI with FST and 3D.
The number of speakers to choose from on the home audio and home theater market is overwhelming. Typically the speakers have a square cabinet and are made of wood or MDF for enclosures. Orb Audio has been making speakers for a while that are round balls and look pretty cool.
If you throw a rock in the projector world you will hit several projectors that use 3LCD tech inside for better picture quality and performance. The latest in chip tech from 3LCD has been announced and will soon land in projectors that home theater fans can purchase. The new chip is called 3LCD Reflective.
If you are a home theater fan that doesn’t have the space or inclination to run wires all the way around your room for the rear channels wireless is one of the few options if you want surround sound. Aperion Audio has unveiled a new wireless rear surround speaker system called the Zona Wireless Surround Speaker System that will get rear channels in your room sans wires.
You can spend a bunch of money on speaker for your home theater without even trying hard to do so. Many home theater speaker systems that are basic can run hundreds of dollars and a truly high-end home theater speaker system can run thousands of dollars or more. A company called Aperion Audio has unveiled a new speaker line for home theater fans called the Aperion Versus Grand.