Music can have amazing effects at home: The Sonos and Apple Music Experiment

by Blogger on ‎02-09-2016 04:27 PM - last edited on ‎02-12-2016 10:36 AM by Editor in Chief

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There's a saying music can soothe a savage beast, but could it be true the mere act of playing music out loud in the home could improve family dynamics, make people want to spend more time together, increase the frequency of sex and even make your food taste better?! Check out the results of a fascinating new study on the power of playing music out loud in the home.

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4K Content: Sports, Movies and Events are coming to our cable boxes

by Blogger ‎02-07-2016 08:36 AM - edited ‎02-10-2016 02:46 PM

sport-blue-jays 4K.jpg4K content has been kind of a chicken and egg scenario; people have been reluctant to get a 4K TV because there hasn't been a lot to watch in 4K. Producers have been reluctant to makes shows in 4K because not a lot of people were adopting 4K TVs. It appears the tide is now turning, as a slate of new 4K content has been anounced for Canada.

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Announcing the Latest Development in Blu-Ray: New 4K UHD Movies!

by Blogger on ‎02-04-2016 08:29 AM - last edited on ‎02-12-2016 02:50 PM by Editor in Chief

fantastic-4.jpgToday we announce the impending release of a number of great titles in glorious 4K UHD Blu-Ray! Many of these titles are already available for pre-order at Best Buy. If you'd like to learn a bit about what's coming and how you'll be able to enjoy this new advancement in in-home entertainment, simply click through and read on!

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Learning New TV Tech: The REAL reasons you need a sound bar for your new TV

by Blogger on ‎02-01-2016 02:25 PM - last edited on ‎02-01-2016 03:14 PM by Community Manager

sonos playbar sound bar square.jpgSome people think sound bars are a waste of money.  After all, if your TV needed better speakers, wouldn't manufacturers build them in?  Turns out it's not that simple, and there are several reasons why a sound bar is now a must have with today's newer, thinner HD and 4K TVs. Find out why.

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How to care for your new 4K TV

by Blogger on ‎01-26-2016 04:35 PM - last edited on ‎01-28-2016 09:33 AM by Editor in Chief

4K.jpgYour new 4K TV is a masterpiece. It’s your pride and joy. It’s the focal point of your living space and has already brought countless hours of entertainment into your home. Unfortunately, like everything else in life, it will get dirty. But before you reach for your go-to glass cleaner to rid its screen of dust and fingerprints, read on to find out the best way to care for your 4K TV so it continues to display bright, colourful, and crisp images.

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Learning New TV Tech: All About HDMI inputs

by Blogger on ‎01-26-2016 12:48 PM - last edited on ‎01-27-2016 12:55 PM by Community Manager

HDMI-Best-Buy.jpgHDMI ports may not be the sexiest topic, but these little guys enable you to connect nearly everything—from your videogame console to streaming device—to your TV, allowing your entertainment centre to expand with one simple cord. Here I will take a closer look at HDMI, how many ports your TV needs and more.

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Top 10 things I saw at CES 2016 I can't forget!

by Blogger on ‎01-22-2016 08:52 AM - last edited on ‎01-22-2016 11:59 AM by Editor in Chief

rsz_mipow_playbulb_candle_square.jpgThere are quite literally tens of thousands of things to see at the anual Consumer Electronics show, the trade show that previews all the coming technology to retail and tech professionals. This year, I whittled down what I saw to 10 really cool things; from a levitating speaker to award-winning battery cases for smartphones, there's a lot of new tech I'm coveting.

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TV Mounting Guide Part 4: The Conclusion

by Blogger on ‎01-20-2016 01:48 PM - last edited on ‎01-22-2016 01:42 PM by Editor in Chief

IMG_20160120_083837.jpgThis guide will provide answers and give you an in-depth look at how Geek Squad can help you mount a TV in your own space. And, it doesn’t matter if you have a brand new Smart TV or an older model (like I do!), this guide works for everyone’s situation. In part 4, we take final look at the entire process and if it’s a worthwhile option for your TV.  

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rsz_bose_trio.jpgFrom a whole new level of surround sound (using ceiling speakers!) to ever smaller speakers and wireless and smart audio, there are some amazing new advances in home theatre audio. Check out some of the new technology and learn what it can do for your media room, listening lounge or home theatre.

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CES 2016: The Best in Show: Innovation Awards

by Blogger on ‎01-18-2016 02:41 PM - last edited on ‎01-19-2016 11:11 AM by Editor in Chief

CES-innovation.jpgEvery year the Consumer Electronics Show picks a handful of innovators and crowns them with a "Best Of" award. This year's winners include a robot bartender, a light bulb that's also a security system and speaker, plus a tablet that's also a projector!  See the full list.

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How to use Sonos products to stream the “Big Game” throughout your home

by Blogger on ‎01-18-2016 09:59 AM - last edited on ‎02-12-2016 02:51 PM by Editor in Chief

superbowl-metlife-stadium.jpgThe Super Bowl is one of the biggest and most anticipated spectacles and sports events which comes with many unique parts that appeal to a range of people. Here's a way to stream Super Bowl audio across your home using Sonos products.

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Football Fan Feud powered by Samsung

by Blogger on ‎01-18-2016 08:56 AM - last edited on ‎02-12-2016 02:52 PM by Editor in Chief

Samsung_Superbowl_Contest_Blogbanner_sq.jpgBest Buy and Samsung Canada have teamed up to give four hardcore football fans like you the chance to make your living room the best place to watch the game. Here’s your chance to WIN a Samsung 4K home theatre system. The best part? Your passion and knowledge of your football team is all you need to enter!

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Learning New TV Tech: All about 3D TV

by Blogger on ‎01-17-2016 12:39 PM - last edited on ‎01-18-2016 02:14 PM by Editor in Chief

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Do you enjoy the latest cinematic trend of 3D movies? Want to bring that experience into your home, but don’t know a lot about the technology? Well, sit back, grab some snacks and get ready, ‘cause we’re coming right at you with all you need to know about 3D TV.

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tv on wall larg square.jpgThere are all kinds of projects around the house on your to-do list, but tackling clutter in the media room should be at the top. Why? Because the media room should be a place to kick back, and having a decluttered space will help you relax.  We've made this resolution easy by breaking it into easily do-able pieces that you can tackle one by one, so you'll actually keep it!

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Smart-TV-brain.jpgWhether you're investing in a new TV, or looking to upgrade the one you have, smart TV interfaces are becoming both more available and more popular. Smart TVs and Streaming Devices allow you to do many things that previously were only available on a computer or a special external device. Which one will be right for you? Read on to learn more.

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Keep your New Years Resolution to Embrace Technology

by Blogger on ‎01-12-2016 07:02 AM - last edited on ‎01-12-2016 08:39 AM by Editor in Chief

Nest.jpgEvery year the tech market continues to bring out new products aimed to improve and streamline our lives…but are you taking advantage of it? Make 2016 the year that you use what’s available to you and bring technology into every aspect of your life.

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rsz_square_lg_105-inch-curved-uhd-tv_1.jpgCurved screens are increasingly becoming an option for people in the market for a new TV.  But what's the idea behind a curved screen, and what are the benefits? Are there any down sides? Find out why these new TVs are gaining in popularity.

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CES 2016: Seeing the present and the future at Sony

by Blogger on ‎01-08-2016 09:55 AM - last edited on ‎01-13-2016 12:19 PM by Editor in Chief

rsz_sony_thin_tv.jpgWalking into the Sony booth I was looking around for their new TVs to check out at CES. I was wondering why they weren't more prominently displayed when I realized they were actually not that far in front of me. I couldn't see them initially because I was viewing them from the side, and they're so thin they practically disappear.

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CES 2016: Hands-on with new tech at the Samsung booth

by Blogger on ‎01-06-2016 10:48 PM - last edited on ‎01-07-2016 10:26 AM by Editor in Chief

Samsung Gear s2 CES.JPGIt's one thing to hear about new technology, and another to see it, feel it and watch it in action right before your eyes. I had a chance to experience several new items from the Samsung product line, months before they'll hit store shelves. Read to see what's new, and headed to consumers for the future, as well as what's shipping right now.

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CES 2016: Samsung Announces New Tablet, TVs and the smartest fridge ever?

by Blogger on ‎01-05-2016 11:05 PM - last edited on ‎01-06-2016 12:00 PM by Editor in Chief

samsung-presentation2.jpgUpgrades for the Gear S2 smart watch! New TVs! A smart fridge with cameras that orders food for you! That's not even the full list of what Samsung announced at the Consumer Electronics Show today. Wait till you see what else they rolled out.

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CES 2016: LG Announces Super Thin, Super Ultra HD TVs

by Blogger on ‎01-05-2016 05:37 PM - last edited on ‎01-07-2016 11:54 AM by Editor in Chief

lgtv1.jpgFrom the floor at CES - Just when you thought new TVs were already like little slices of reality in a flat-pack box, LG is out of the gate with TV that's better than 4K or UHD. See what they anounced at the Consumer Electronics Show today; a Super Ultra HD TV that's just 6.6mm thick!

 

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TV Mounting Guide Part 3: The Installation

by Blogger on ‎01-05-2016 11:31 AM - last edited on ‎01-22-2016 01:42 PM by Editor in Chief

IMG_20160105_115857.jpgThis guide will provide answers and give you an in-depth look at how Geek Squad can help you mount a TV in your own space. And, it doesn’t matter if you have a brand new Smart TV or an older model (like I do!), this guide works for everyone’s situation. In part 3, the Geek Squad arrives for the install! Read the article to find out how it went.

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CES '15 Revisited: TV Technology

by Blogger ‎01-03-2016 03:24 PM - edited ‎01-03-2016 03:32 PM

Samsung at CES square.jpgLast year's comsumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas added a wealth of TV and Home Theatre technology to our world. As this year's CES 2016 gets underway, let's take a look back at some of last year's announcements and technological leaps, and what you can get your hands on today.

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Learning New TV Tech: All about 4K

by Blogger on ‎12-30-2015 03:49 PM - last edited on ‎12-30-2015 04:04 PM by Editor in Chief

sony 4k TV living room.jpgAll month we're talking about all the cool features that make new TVs, well, great. From 3D capabilities to smart functions, there is a list of things TVs can do now that makes them more powerful and better quality than ever before. This time we'll look at the basics of 4K: what it is, why it makes a difference and why a 4K TV should be one of your home theatre purchases in 2016.

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TV Mounting Guide Part 2: getting a professional estimate

by Blogger on ‎12-29-2015 07:46 AM - last edited on ‎01-22-2016 01:41 PM by Editor in Chief

geek-tv.jpgThis guide will provide answers and give you an in-depth look at how Geek Squad can help you mount a TV in your own space. And, it doesn’t matter if you have a brand new Smart TV or an older model (like I do!), this guide works for everyone’s situation. In part 2, I requested a free in home estimate from geek squad. Read the article to find out what I learned.

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Learning New TV Tech: The best new features

by Blogger on ‎12-27-2015 12:34 PM - last edited on ‎12-29-2015 11:26 AM by Editor in Chief

sony 4k TV living room.jpgWhat makes a great TV, well ... great? It may seem hard to quantify what contributes to a really good video-watching experience, since "the screen just looks cool!" is what many people say when asked to explain what's so awesome about their new TV. But there are several new and "new-ish" features on today's flat screen TVs that contribute to that feeling of awe you get standing in front of a brand new screen. Click to take a look.

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Home Theatre Systems Buying Guide

by Blogger on ‎12-23-2015 03:46 PM - last edited on ‎12-29-2015 08:18 PM by Blogger

main image.jpgIf you already have a nice HD or 4K TV the best way to take your home theatre experience to another level is through a Home Theatre Sound System. The addition of powerful room filling sound that is synchronized with the video image will make a movie experience feel that much more immersive. In addition to the added power and sound clarity, a home theatre surround sound system can make it feel like bullets in a war scene are shooting across the room, or a helicopter is flying right by you. This guide is will help you figure out what to consider so you can find a great solution within your budget.

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TV Mounting Guide Part 1: Assessing your Needs

by Blogger on ‎12-21-2015 02:42 PM - last edited on ‎01-22-2016 01:41 PM by Editor in Chief

Wall-Mounted-TV.jpgMounting your TV can help you save space and create that certain je ne sais quoi vibe in your family room, den, bedroom or anywhere else in your home, condo or apartment. But, if you’re like me, you have a lot of questions and not a lot of experience. This guide will provide answers and give you an in-depth look at how the Geek Squad can help you do this in your own space. And, it doesn’t matter if you have a brand new Smart TV or an older model (like I do!), this guide works for everyone’s situation.

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12 Days of Christmas Gifts : Day 8 is 4KTV

by Blogger on ‎12-19-2015 03:18 PM - last edited on ‎12-21-2015 08:22 AM by Blogger

sony 4k TV living room.jpgIt's Day 8 of our 12 Days of Christmas Gifts Spectacular! On this auspicious day, we're going to look at a great gift for the family: a brand new 4K TV and what it can do for your home and family harmony, well after the leftovers are gone.

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Sonos Trueplay Will Let You Hear the Music as the Artist Intended

by Blogger on ‎12-05-2015 09:39 AM - last edited on ‎12-15-2015 03:19 PM by Editor in Chief

sonos-trueplay square crop.jpgSome cool new technology is promising to improve the way music sounds in your home. Sonos' new Trueplay technology will allow you to hear music as your favourite artist meant it to be heard, by allowing your speakers to be perfectly calibrated for any room they're used in.

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