Home Theater

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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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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