on 02-19-201503:02 PM - last edited on 02-19-201503:05 PM by BBYMartin
I am going to date myself: my first TV was a black & white cathode ray tube with vacuum tubes that needed to be replaced every now and then. It had rabbit ears that could pick up 4 stations if I was lucky. Needless to say, I didn’t watch it very much except for Ed Sullivan and the Twilight Zone. It is a big understatement to say that TVs have come a long way from those distant memories. TVs of 2015 are no longer just for watching television; they can be used in so many more ways. Are you taking advantage of all its capabilities? Here are some things to think about.
on 07-27-201410:03 PM - last edited on 07-29-201412:35 PM by BBYMartin
Blu-Ray players used to be just that, able to only play Blu-Ray discs. Blu-Ray players today come with a myriad of additional capabilities and Samsung’s BD-H6500 is no exception. It is fully loaded and is 4K Ultra HD ready so if you have a 4K TV or plan to get one in the future this is the ideal Blu-Ray media player. One of the great things about this player is that it will upconvert HD content to be much closer to UHD resolution. It is loaded with other features too. Although it costs a little bit more than most other Blu-Ray players, I got my hands on one and given all its features and capabilities it is a great buy.
on 05-27-201412:46 PM - last edited on 05-28-201412:13 PM by BBYMartin
If you are a serious gamer, or even not-so-serious, to get the most entertainment value out of your gaming you need the right TV. Some TVs just won’t do justice to your gaming. So how do choose the right TV? One that will allow you to take your enjoyment to the next level. Here’s a quick guide to choosing the best gaming TV.
byhootie05-07-201409:16 PM - edited 05-08-201409:22 AM
Samsung is the de-facto leader in LED TVs and have produced some of the best TVs in the market. Their 6000 series over the last couple of years has been extremely popular, and for good reason. But how does the sexy new H8000 curved LED TV compare to the tried-and-true and continuously improving 6000 series? The H8000 is undoubtedly the future of home entertainment while the 6000’s are the proven technologies and quality products that are in so many living rooms. It is hard to go wrong with Samsung, but what gives with the new H8000 vs. the not so new?
on 05-03-201405:28 PM - last edited on 05-05-201410:32 AM by BBYMartin
Samsung has just launched their most exciting new TV’s for 2014 – their curved series of LED and Ultra HD LED TVs. The Samsung H8000 and HU9000 sets are fantastic displays with a lot of excellent extra features in addition to the curved profile. For a more detailed description, check out my previous post outlining everything they have to offer. The curved profile gives them a striking look that makes them very unique. But does the curved design mean you have to confine this beautiful TV to a stand on a shelf or table? Or can you mount this beauty on the wall? What is the best option?
There are many instances in which a smaller TV makes sense. For a room where TV viewing isn’t the primary activity, like the den, basement, or kid’s room; for a college dorm or space-challenged apartment; or for someone who’s just on a very tight budget, and might find the tradeoff in size for price sufficient to meet his TV viewing needs.
Is it art, or is it entertainment? With the Samsung 4K (or Ultra High Definition – UHD) S9 TV, it’s hard to tell. With an 85” screen and crystal clear resolution, it would certainly look stellar on any wall large enough to house it. Making the art versus entertainment distinction even harder is the fact that the Samsung UHD S9 is a floor-standing TV mounted on what looks like an artist’s easel. Art meets entertainment in an 85” high definition package – sounds amazing right? Well, at a staggering $39,999 it should! So, the question is: What makes the Samsung UHD S9 worth a cool forty grand? Let me tell you …
on 09-27-201303:05 PM - last edited on 02-24-201405:14 PM by BBYMartin
Samsung hosted an event in Toronto last night to celebrate the launch of their OLED HDTV’s in Canada.
Pre-orders have already begun at Best Buy. OLED is an impressive technology and Samsung has made it even more impressive with the feature set that they have included. OLED will be the new standard for videophile-quality displays, and we are now a lot closer to the reality of placing it your living room.
on 09-17-201309:18 PM - last edited on 02-24-201405:15 PM by BBYMartin
If you are looking for a big screen HDTV with a great picture at a very reasonable price, the Samsung 60” Plasma (PN60F5300AFXZC) is an excellent choice. The reason it is a good price, is because it is no-frills. It is not a Smart TV, nor does it do 3D but the most important attributes, being big with a clear picture, it is excellent at!
It seems like not too long ago, we were looking over the best 1080p LCD and LED TVs to put in our living room to enjoy all of our movies and TV in High Definition. Then came 3D TVs.
Now, get ready for the growth of Ultra HD. Samsung has announced 2 new 4k televisions.
These sleek TVs come packed with some of the best picture quality and smartest features ever seen on a TV for your home. Check out some more information on these powerful TVs, available now at Best Buy and Bestbuy.ca
on 06-14-201307:31 AM - last edited on 02-24-201405:18 PM by BBYMartin
If you are looking for a very big high quality flat screen TV that has lots of features without paying a huge price, then the Samsung UN75F7100 may be right for you. This Samsung LED HDTV has a 75" screen, which is over 6 feet, and despite the large screen provides a very amazingly clear and vibrant picture. It is loaded with features like Wi-Fi, Smart Hub, and voice recognition and it will even recommend what you should watch based on what you like to watch.
on 04-13-201302:29 PM - last edited on 02-24-201405:20 PM by BBYMartin
If you have a Samsung Smart TV you can easily turn it into a video conferencing system using Skype with the Samsung Skype TV Camera. Sitting in the comfort of your living room and using your large and clear HD flat screen TV to see who you are talking is like having a conversation with someone in the room. It may even feel a bit like something out of a science fiction movie or a Star Trek episode. But the technology is here today, it is simple to use, and fairly inexpensive and easy to add on to your HDTV.Samsung Skype Camera
Have you ever wanted to display some holiday pics from your laptop on your TV, but couldn’t be bothered with confusing cables and readjusting your entertainment system? Ever wanted to stream some video clips you took on your phone onto your laptop, without having to download them? I have – in both cases – found myself frustrated with how complicated it was to share content between devices. Now you can create a completely wireless, interconnected network in your home with Samsung AllShare and share content stress free.
I think the newly launched Samsung ES8000 Plasma TV is the best TV on the market. This TV truly is different, in a fantastic way! It is a Smart TV that is now smarter than most, if not all phones, and it is loaded with more features than you can imagine or ever need. Technology seems to be morphing across many boundaries, and this TV is much more than just a TV. It is a multi-media device that can do so many things. It is fully Olympic ready, as I think it will beat any other TV on the market.
One easy way to go green and save money at the same time is to take the LCD plunge. Trade in your large, clunky CRT monitor for a sleek, slime energy-efficient, flat-panel monitor.
With the SyncMaster monitor, Samsung is offering some of the most eco-friendly LED monitors on the market. Using cutting edge technology. Samsung has engineered its SyncMaster monitors to be 100% halogen-free while consuming 40% less energy.
This holiday season bring your family together using a brand new smart TV! We’ve all heard of smartphones, but some may still not be in the loop when it comes to the new concept of “Smart TVs”. The time has finally come where TV and Internet are fully available on your TV without having a third party box. It’s all made possible with the Smart TV. Gone are the days of turning on your TV and simply flipping from channel to channel. Today we have so many more options available on these gigantic devices. Think of a smart TV as a giant tablet that you attach to your wall. They may not have touch capabilities (yet!), but what they do have is a plethora of interactive applications (apps) that you can enjoy.
This coming Sunday is a very important day in sports. You might even call it the Canadian Super Bowl. If you follow sports at all, you know that it is the 99th Grey Cup, which will see the BC Lions host the Winnipeg Blue Bombers on home turf. It’s going to be a gooder, that’s for sure. However, tickets are pretty hard to come by – trust me, I know … I’ve been trying to find them for weeks! But I digress. So for us lowly folk who were unable to, or simply didn’t want to attend the game in person, how can we make the most of our Grey Cup viewing experience?
Besides great friends and great food, a great big screen TV helps take Grey Cup Sunday from entertaining to spectacular. So here’s a breakdown of four of the best big screen TVs on the market right now to help make the selection process a little bit easier for you.
This is exactly what everyone wants to be doing! Why should your content only be in once place? You should be able to watch it where ever you want whenever you want! However, moving your data between devices can be tricky, especially if they are not all made by the same manufacturer. If you happen to have all Apple Products (iPhone, Mac, iPad and Apple TV) no problem! You’re first step should be to upgrade to iOS 5.0 and turn on iCloud on all your mobile devices. Then you’ll want to turn on home sharing on all of your devices on your network and barring any unforeseen problems you’re good to share. If you download something for your phone (say the latest song from your favorite artist) it will show up on your iPad and computer. And if you want to watch it on your TV you can push it there using AirPlay and your AppleTV.
Yes, that’s correct. Samsung has just launched the mother of all TV’s that takes television to the next level. In addition to some sweet features that I’ll mention later in this post, this high definition 3D TV is equipped for free Internet calls. It seems that Facebook isn’t the only company that’s partnered with Skype recently. The all-new Samsung 46” 1080p 120Hz 3D LED HDTV comes with Skype software built right in.
This years hockey playoffs have been a nail biter to say the least, but the best action on the ice is yet to come with the final games here this week.
Faithfully, I have been watching my home team - the Canucks, fight their way to the Stanley Cup. And at last, their persistence and hard work has paid off. Canada (and especially Vancouver) are cheering them on every step of the way. So in the spirit of group cheer, I decided to watch Game #1 with a few friends instead of yelling at the TV by myself at home. Then disaster struck...
Both my parents are from England and as a citizen of the United Kingdom, I pretty much feel like it’s my patriotic duty to be completely obsessed with the Royals!! I'm going to be celebrating in style, will you?
Spring is in the air and with it comes the unmistakable scent of competition. Right now, fans in sixteen cities across North America are lining up to purchase all things NHL related. It’s a time of year when wearing a jersey with jeans is considered corporate-casual, when even the scraggliest of playoff beards is something of which one should be proud, and when a diet of beer and wings is standard. I’m talking about the Stanley Cup playoffs!
So our amplifier recently fried itself which sent my husband on the search to find a new one. Deciding that we needed something bigger and better than the last but also realizing I wouldn’t let him fork out a small fortune, we opted for the second-hand route. I’m pleased to report the process went pretty smoothly and we’re now the proud owners of a new (but older) amp that’s more fan-dangled than the last. Be warned however, the second-hand route may not be for everyone. It does raise some issues that need to be considered...
Buying a 3D TV has a ton of benefits over a standard 2D set.
Firstly, it takes twice the amount of processing power to display a 3D image. 3D TVs display 2 1080P signals at the same time, most still maintaining a 120Hz frame rate. As a result, when just watching 2D broadcasts, the TV can take more information before bogging down. When TVs get overwhelmed, the resolution tends to be the first to be sacrificed turning a 720P broadcast into something comparable to YouTube.
The Samsung Series 6 line of LED TV's are ultra-slim and combine the latest technology with sleek design. At a depth of only 2.99 cms or 1.1 inches (without the stand), this line of low profile TV's offer a depth no greater than a picture frame or piece of artwork. Combined with an ultra slim wall mount, these are the style of choice for those looking to conserve space or achieve a flush mounted designer look for their home entertainment.
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