Home Theater

Vivitek H1086-3D projector does 1080p and 3D for under $2,000

Vivitek H1086-3D projector does 1080p and 3D for under $2,000

Not too long ago there were few 3D projectors on the market and those that were on the market didn’t usually offer 1080p resolution. The market is quickly changing though and now there are a bunch of new projectors coming that will do both 1080p resolution and 3D content at a nice price point. One of those projects is the new Vivitek H1086-3D. The projector has a bunch of nice features and can change 2D content into 3D content on the fly.

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Epson launches new 2D and 3D projectors for Home Theaters at CEDIA

Epson launches new 2D and 3D projectors for Home Theaters at CEDIA

CEDIA is one of the most overlooked tech shows out there I think. Each year the show takes place and I usually forget about it. This is the show where a ton of home theater gear is unveiled for the first time. Epson is at CEDIA 2011 and has unveiled several new projectors for home theater and custom installers that have some very nice features. The projectors include the Pro Cinema 6010, Home Cinema 5010/5010e, and the Home Cinema 3010/3010e. All of the projectors use 3LCD tech.

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Belkin ScreenCast AV 4 Wireless snips the wires from your home theater

Belkin ScreenCast AV 4 Wireless snips the wires from your home theater

Belkin has rolled out some new wireless home theater gear and among the offerings is the cool ScreenCast AV 4. This is a device that cuts the wires to a bunch of your home theater gear so you can shoot that content out to your TV or projector without having to run cables to do it. The AV 4 is a particularly cool device because it allows you to ditch the cables to four HDMI devices with one wireless adapter.

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LG launches first 55-inch passive 3D TV with THX certification

LG launches first 55-inch passive 3D TV with THX certification

LG today announced the availability of a new flagship TV, called the 55-inch Nano Full LED Cinema LW9800 3D HDTV, that's the first to offer passive 3D technology along with THX certification. The 55LW9800 features a full-array LED local dimming backlight with a new "Nano" backlighting technology to ensure uniform light distribution.

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Pioneer BCS-717 414 313 and 212 Blu-ray Cinema Systems Make you want to Adopt

Pioneer BCS-717 414 313 and 212 Blu-ray Cinema Systems Make you want to Adopt

While Blu-ray has been out for quite a while now, we're still seeing businesses across the board continue to release videos on both the newest high quality medium AND the slightly older and lower quality plain ol' DVD format. Believe it or not, there are quite a few people on the planet still having yet to switch over to the Blu-ray world for more than a couple of reasons - the continued production of DVDs being one of them. What Pioneer is doing here today is making quite a grand swipe at making us want to switch over with four, count them, FOUR new 5.1 Blu-ray home cinema systems.

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ZyXEL wireless WHD6215 HDMI adapter launches for $199

ZyXEL wireless WHD6215 HDMI adapter launches for $199

I can tell you from experience that there are times when using a HDMI cable for your home theater just won't work. I have a projector in my game room and it's about 14-feet from my cable box. The thought of having to run a HDMI cable up the wall and across my attic floor was none too appealing to me. I ended up going for a wireless HDMI adapter from Rocketfish and it works very well.

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Sonos CEO: Apple’s AirPlay “doesn’t work very well”

Sonos CEO: Apple’s AirPlay “doesn’t work very well”

Sonos may have only just revealed its PLAY:3 speaker, the company's bargain $299 entry-level streaming music system, but it already harbors big ambitions for other home audio implementations. CEO John MacFarlane has been eyeing the home theater market, he tells This is my next, finding it "awfully attractive [because currently] it's horribly done"; however, he also spares some fighting talk for Apple's AirPlay, suggesting that even when it comes to decent AirPlay speakers, the PLAY:3 will "absolutely blow them out of the water."

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