The Best TV Picture – the LG 55” Curved OLED Smart TV EC9300

by Blogger ‎11-18-2014 08:16 PM - edited ‎11-18-2014 08:18 PM

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This LG OLED Smart TV is loaded with lots of great features but the best feature of all is its absolutely fantastic picture. In fact CNET who do detailed reviews of hundreds of TVs have claimed that it has the “Best. Picture. Ever.” Picture quality is the most important attribute of any TV and this one is at the top of the list, but it doesn’t stop there because it has so much more to offer.

 

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Dedicated sports fans spend a fair amount of time glued to their TVs, so Christmas is an ideal time to help make that experience even more enjoyable. If you are having a hard time coming up with some great gifts for the sports junkie in your house, here are some suggestions for you.

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Review: Mass Fidelity Relay – A Hi-Fi Wireless Receiver that Really Rocks!

by Blogger on ‎11-07-2014 09:09 PM - last edited on ‎11-10-2014 01:29 PM by Editor in Chief

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There are many wireless audio options out there, like Sonos, Airplay, Bose Soundtouch, Dennon HEOS, and many more. But they all require connecting up to “their” system using an app on “their” devices. But if you already have a good stereo system that sounds great and simply want to wirelessly play music on it the Mass Fidelity Relay may be just the ticket! Here’s why.

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Introducing the Vizio P-Series TVs

by Blogger on ‎11-04-2014 08:36 AM - last edited on ‎11-17-2014 09:40 AM by Editor in Chief

vizio-p-series.jpgVizio's P-Series TVs are now available at Best Buy, offering features like 4K upscaling, Internet-based services, and the Pure Cinema Engine, all packed into ultra-slim packages from 50" up to 70" in size.

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Review: MyGica ATV1200 – Android Media Streaming Box

by Blogger on ‎10-31-2014 07:45 PM - last edited on ‎11-04-2014 04:49 PM by Editor in Chief

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The MyGica ATV1200 is also called Dual Core Android TV box, and will turn your TV into a multifunctional smart TV. It is a media player, an Internet browser, a video and photo viewer, a game player, and a music player. I had a chance to test one out and run it through a few paces and here is what I found.

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Top 5 Soundbars – the BEST ones as rated by consumers!

by Blogger on ‎10-29-2014 08:25 PM - last edited on ‎10-31-2014 03:27 PM by Editor in Chief

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Soundbars have come into their own, because they are extremely easy to set up, they look great, don’t take up much space, no ugly wires, and they sound good – a lot better than you will get with your flat panel TV. There are an awful lot of soundbars to choose from so selecting the right one can be a challenge. Paying attention to what consumer experience and views can be an enormous help as they are the toughest critics. Here are the top 5 soundbars based on ratings by actual users.

 

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Review: VIZIO M-Series 42” 240 Hz Smart TV (M422i-B1)

by Blogger on ‎10-28-2014 05:49 PM - last edited on ‎10-29-2014 09:37 AM by Editor in Chief

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Vizio, the latest newcomer to Canada, at least as far as TV home entertainment goes, has a great lineup of Smart TVs. I recently got to test out the their top of the line M Series 42” LED HDTV. Vizio’s price point for their TVs is lower than their competitors for the same feature set, so I wondered how they really compare. I was very favourably impressed...

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Review: Harmony “Home” Remotes – Ultimate Home and Home Control

by Blogger on ‎10-26-2014 10:49 PM - last edited on ‎10-27-2014 10:08 AM by Editor in Chief

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Logitech’s “Harmony” wheelhouse has always been universally controlling home entertainment systems, and have been king of that hill for a while. They recently made a smart move (no pun intended) expanding their remotes beyond home entertainment into the entire home. The Harmony Ultimate Home and Home Control remotes bring the home of the future here today in convenient easy-to-use packages.

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Review: LG OLED 55” 3D Curved (55EA9700) – Thin and Beautiful

by Blogger on ‎10-22-2014 07:31 PM - last edited on ‎10-28-2014 11:59 AM by Editor in Chief

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If you haven’t seen an OLED TV yet, then you don’t know what you are missing. OLED TVs are the next generation of technology that is here today and is a big step up in picture quality. The LG 55” OLED 55EA9700 is a fully loaded set that is beautiful in so many ways.

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panasonic-4.jpgLCD, LED, HDTV, 3D, 4K, IPS. OMG, right? Ok, that was pretty cheesy, but it was meant to illustrate a point – TVs these days are much more complex than they were only 10 years ago. Not only do you have to understand what all those acronyms mean, you have to understand what constitutes good value. Sure, you could spend the equivalent of one month’s salary on a 60” LED Smart TV, but why would you when you could get much more for your money with the Panasonic 60” 1080p 120Hz IPS LED Smart TV (AS630). It’s got all the acronyms you could want and performance you need, at a price point that won’t break the bank.

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Netgear Wireless Adapter – Wirelessly Connect Anything to Your Home Network

by Blogger on ‎10-21-2014 03:18 PM - last edited on ‎10-23-2014 01:08 PM by Editor in Chief

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Most Internet enabled devices come with WiFi these days, but not all do. If you have an older gaming device, media player, or any other device that might not support WiFi connectivity, then Netgear’s Wireless Adapter is the perfect solution. It easily turns any wired Ethernet-only device into a wireless one.

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Best Value HDTVs in Each Size Category

by Blogger on ‎10-11-2014 09:37 PM - last edited on ‎10-14-2014 01:40 PM by Editor in Chief

60.jpgRemember the days when a 32” TV weighed about the same as a small car, cost you one month’s salary, and required an industrial strength TV stand that took up the majority of your living space? Thankfully that’s all ancient history. These days, there is a TV to fit every lifestyle, every space, and perhaps most importantly, every budget. But with so many options, how do you choose? It can be difficult, and that’s why I’ve done the legwork for you and have selected five HDTVs that I think are the best value for what they bring to the table.

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Vizio is the new kid on the block in Canada, and they have brought a great set of home entertainment products with them. They have a reputation for being innovative and their Sound Base is a good example. In addition to the great sound bars that Vizio offers, they have their Sound Base – like a sound bar but an even simpler way to improve your TV viewing.

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Review: Cutting the cable cord with ClearStream and Tablo

by Blogger on ‎09-26-2014 12:15 AM - last edited on ‎09-26-2014 10:59 AM by Editor in Chief

tablo.jpgWhen the notice arrived for a rate increase, we were ready to say goodbye to cable. It took a bit of planning and introducing the ClearStream1 short-range antenna and Tablo two-tuner over-the-air (OTA) DVR into the mix. But the cord's been cut and we haven’t looked back since.

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NEW Bose CineMate 15 Sound Bar – more sound with less bar!

by Blogger ‎09-25-2014 08:00 AM - edited ‎11-03-2014 03:34 PM

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Bose has based its reputation on delivering fantastic sound with small speakers and the Bose CineMate 15 is no exception. If you are tight on space but don’t want to sacrifice sound quality then this is for you. Even if you aren’t tight on space, Cinemate 15 is a simple and very clean way to add great sound to your entertainment system.

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NEW Slingbox M1 – Take your TV anywhere!

by Blogger ‎09-24-2014 07:43 PM - edited ‎09-24-2014 07:44 PM

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Sling Media just brought out their newest Slingbox, the M1. Most media streamers take video from the your computer or the Internet to your TV, but Slingbox works in reverse. They take video from your TV or DVR and stream it to your PC, tablet, or Smartphone. It lets you watch the TV programming from your cable or satellite box whenever you are away from home on your mobile device of choice.

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There is good reason that Vizio is the top seller of sound bars in the U.S. market. For the price, they provide some of the best award-winning sound bars you can buy. Vizio deliver innovative features and excellent sound at a very reasonable price, not a bad combination!

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Vizio Officially comes to Best Buy Canada!

by Blogger on ‎09-12-2014 08:55 PM - last edited on ‎09-15-2014 02:58 PM by Editor in Chief

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Vizio TV and sound systems are now officially available at Best Buy locations across Canada. Best Buy is one of the very few electronic retailers in Canada that are carrying their excellent Smart TVs and Audio products. If you are wondering who Vizio is and why this is important, read on….

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Top 5 Receivers – as rated by customers

by Blogger on ‎09-06-2014 05:40 PM - last edited on ‎09-09-2014 08:33 AM by Editor in Chief

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Figuring out what receiver to purchase can be a bit of a challenge. There are many “black boxes” to choose from, with lots of similar features, and that sound a lot alike. Customer reviews can be an excellent guide as they can tell the true story based on solid experience in the home. To make it simple, I have gathered the top 5 receivers as rated by customers.

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The Ultimate Home Theatre of your Dreams

by Blogger ‎08-31-2014 11:33 AM - edited ‎08-31-2014 11:38 AM

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What components would you put in the home theatre system of your dreams? Most of us watch enough TV that having an awesome home entertainment system makes a lot of sense, but few of us go that extra step - including myself. I have thought about what would make my dream home theatre.

 

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Top 3 Streaming Devices for your Dorm Room

by Blogger on ‎08-28-2014 01:08 PM - last edited on ‎08-29-2014 09:30 AM by Best Buy Best Buy

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Dorms don’t usually provide any kind of TV service right in your dorm room, so a streaming device is almost a necessity. There are quite a number of different streaming options, but to make it simple for you here are the top 3 devices.

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Top 5 Home Theatre Products for the Fall Season

by Blogger on ‎08-26-2014 10:02 AM - last edited on ‎09-04-2014 04:38 PM by Editor in Chief

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Is your Home Entertainment System ready to take full advantage of the upcoming Fall TV Season, or will some simple upgrades really improve your entertainment pleasure. Here are my top 5 Home Theatre products that can really beef up your fun.

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Why NFL is better on 4K UHD

by Blogger on ‎08-25-2014 02:21 AM - last edited on ‎09-04-2014 04:34 PM by Editor in Chief

Why_NFL_better_4KUHD_viewing.jpg What can NFL fans expect to see when the game starting to broadcast in 4K Ultra High Definition? Plenty.

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Rock Out the Dorm with 3 of the Best Wireless Speakers

by Blogger on ‎08-22-2014 02:45 PM - last edited on ‎08-22-2014 05:07 PM by Best Buy Best Buy

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Having the very best sound in your dorm room is going to make the school year a whole lot more enjoyable. Rock out with your friends, stream music from your favourite station, or just mellow out with your best tunes. Wireless is the best way to go for many reasons and here are the top 3 wireless speakers to rock out the dorm.

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The best accessories for your new projector

by Blogger on ‎08-16-2014 06:05 PM - last edited on ‎08-17-2014 11:30 PM by Editor in Chief

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A home theatre projector is the best way to super-size your home entertainment experience. It will provide the biggest bang for your buck as it is the most economic way to get over a 100” jaw-dropping picture at home. The projector isn’t the only thing you will need to make your home entertainment system hum – here’s what else you need.

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Best projectors as chosen by Best Buy’s customers

by Blogger on ‎08-14-2014 03:34 PM - last edited on ‎08-14-2014 05:49 PM by Editor in Chief

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Setting up a home entertainment centre doesn’t have to be overwhelming. The first step is to find the perfect home theatre projector for your set-up. Best Buy has many projectors to choose from and you can find reviews on specific models in our Plug-in blog. This time around I've decided to let the ratings speak for themselves and have gathered a list of the five top projectors based on customer feedback and reviews.

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Review: Denon HEOS Wireless Speakers – Smooth and Powerful!

by Blogger on ‎08-09-2014 11:26 AM - last edited on ‎08-09-2014 04:38 PM by Editor in Chief

Denon HEOS Family.jpgDenon makes some of the best mid-range electronics on the market. I particularly like their gear because it isn’t overly pricey but yet is extremely well engineered to sound great and is built to last. I have had Denon in my home for a long time and it has proven to be excellent value. Now I am thrilled to see that they have come out with a new wireless speaker system, Denon HEOS. I recently got my hands on all three Denon wireless speakers to test them out and I loved everything about them – the look, the features, the quality, and most importantly the sound.

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Back to School: my Top 5 Wireless Sound Solutions for the Dorm

by Blogger on ‎07-31-2014 12:43 PM - last edited on ‎07-31-2014 01:14 PM by Editor in Chief

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A back to school essential for those going to university is a decent sound system for the dorm room. The room is small so you don’t really need a huge system and for maximum flexibility a wireless system is by far the best way to go. It avoids unnecessary wires hanging around and can give you the ease of using it in the lounge or elsewhere. There are a lot of excellent wireless systems available, in a variety of price ranges depending on your budget. In order to help short-list the myriad of choices, I am providing my top 5 picks ideal for the dorm room.

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Review: The Samsung Blu-Ray Disc Player (BD-H6500) with 4K Upscaling and so much more!

by Blogger on ‎07-27-2014 10:03 PM - last edited on ‎07-29-2014 12:35 PM by Editor in Chief

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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.

 

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Dorm Room TVs: Getting the right TV for back to school

by Blogger on ‎07-25-2014 06:10 PM - last edited on ‎07-26-2014 09:43 AM by Blogger

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Heading back to school to hit the books is an exciting but challenging time. Downtime is going to be an important part of your balancing act but your budget is going to be tight. Entertaining at home means having friends over to your dorm room to either watch the game or play the game. Which TV should you choose for your dorm? It all depends on your favourite kickback and relax activity.

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