Home Theater

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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Kaleidescape Vault M700 Robotic Storage For Your CDs, DVDs, and Blu-Ray Discs

Kaleidescape Vault M700 Robotic Storage For Your CDs, DVDs, and Blu-Ray Discs

If you have a massive collection of CDs, DVDs, and Blu-Ray discs that you'd like to have automatically stored and archived for easy access, then you might consider a robotic disc loader like the new Kaleidescape M700 Disc Vault. The M700 Disc Vault is a movie server that swallows your discs into a precision carousel, copies the content onto the Kaleidescape System, and easily plays back what you want when you want it---no more wasting time rummaging through your collection.

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7Gbps WiGig wants to kill your cables

7Gbps WiGig wants to kill your cables

I think one thing we can all agree on when it comes to home theater and other gear in the living room or office despite what brand we prefer is that cables suck. In an ideal world, we would just put the gear where we want it and connectivity will be wireless and things just work. As it is now there, wireless tech we have doesn't always do a great job of connecting sans wires. WiGig looks like it might change all that with a huge increase in connectivity between the devices.

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Boxee Remote DSM-22 by D-Link Officially Announced

Boxee Remote DSM-22 by D-Link Officially Announced

Everyone's favorite path into the internet, the internet that's full of TV shows, movies, music, and photos that is, is getting an officially excellent remote. D-Link is stepping up their game with a Boxee Remote Control for PC and Mac, offering all users the innovation and cool control previously unavailable to anyone without a Boxee Box. This device is a two-sided controller with full QWERTY keypad that will allow you to interact with Boxee software seamlessly, allowing you to use your Mac or PC computer to bring all your favorite media to your TV.

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Pirate home theater would be at home on the Black Pearl

Pirate home theater would be at home on the Black Pearl

I am a big home theater fan and have a decent theater set up in my media room. It's nothing compared to the home theaters that some of the rich folks out there get. These rich geeks don’t stop at just getting the most awesome projector and sound system they can find. These well-heeled fans of movies at home go all out and put themed theater rooms inside their houses. I am particularly fond of the Star Wars themed theaters that we have seen in the past.

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Acer outs H9500 DLP home theater video projector

Acer outs H9500 DLP home theater video projector

The last time we talked about a new projector from Acer was back in February when the P5403 debuted. Acer is back with another new projector today called the H9500. The projector is suitable for use in your home theater and has full HD resolution with a 16:9 native aspect ratio. Acer packs the projector with tech to improve image quality. It has DynamicBlack to fine tune each scene for optimal black levels without reducing the brightness of the images.

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