Home Theater

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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LG LW980S 3D TV uses passive glasses and is certified flicker free

LG LW980S 3D TV uses passive glasses and is certified flicker free

LG has announced a new premium 3D TV that has some nice features. The new set is called the LW980S and it uses advances CINEMA 3D tech from LG and has a NANO Full LED backlit screen. One of the coolest features of the set of those that are looking for 3D capability is that the TV uses passive glasses. That means you won't have to buy those expensive and bulky active glasses.

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Panasonic unveils new PT-AE7000U full HD 3D home theater projector

Panasonic unveils new PT-AE7000U full HD 3D home theater projector

Panasonics has home theater gear ranging from TVs to Blue-ray players and projectors. The line of home theater projectors has grown by one-step today with the unveiling of the new Panasonic PT-AE7000U projector. The new projector is interesting because it offers full HD resolution and 3D in one unit. Many of the 3D projectors out there are only 720p.

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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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Maxell maxsound Soundbar is small and compact

Maxell maxsound Soundbar is small and compact

If you have a small TV in your office or a dorm room and you want better sound and not much room the Maxell maxsound Soundbar might be the ticket for you. This small soundbar is the curved bit of plastic you see in the horrible product shot courtesy of Maxell. The stand is designed to slip under your TV and can hold up to 55 pounds on top.

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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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Onkyo TX-NR809 receiver packs Full 4K upscaling

Onkyo TX-NR809 receiver packs Full 4K upscaling

Onkyo has a wide range of home theater receivers and more that it sells. The company makes quality goods in the entry-level all the way to the high-end range where the receivers can run thousands of dollars. Onkyo has debuted a new receiver today called the TX-NR809 and it is packed with all sorts of features and slots into the mid-range. It will land this month and sell for $1,099. The big feature of this will be important to any of you that have a projector in your media room that supports 4K resolution. We have also talked before about a consumer camcorder that can record native 4K resolution video from JVC.

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