The local cable company that serves my neighborhood really sucks. It’s one of those small rural companies that have six HD channels and only started offering DVRs last year. I use satellite and the only downside is that they had to run a new cable to the rooms I wanted a TV in rather than using the cabling already in my house.
When it comes to getting home theater surround sound speakers in a room running the wires and finding a place to sit normal speakers can be a big challenge. The problem is that in many rooms the places available to sit a speaker for rear channels and front channels are not always the place where the speakers would sound the best.
Since the Nintendo Wii hit the market, a number of LCD and plasma flat panel TV screens have met an untimely demise. Give a gamer a Wii Remote to fling about without the wrist strap in place and a broken TV is likely.
Onkyo's latest attempt to get us all listening to surround sound has emerged, in the shape of the world's first 3D-ready and THX certified integrated home theater system. The Onkyo HT-S9300THX bundles an HT-R9800 A/V receiver with seven speakers and a 12-inch subwoofer; it has four 3D-ready HDMI 1.4a inputs, 1080p HD upscaling, and Audyssey 2EQ room acoustics correction technology.