New SONOS PLAY:5 smart speaker anounced

by Blogger on ‎10-01-2015 02:53 PM

rsz_sonos.jpgSONOS has been making quality speakers since 2002, and they're well known for their ability to work together seamlessly and wirelessly. Now, there's a new speaker in the SONOS PLAY group, and it's a major facelift for a member of the family you may already be familiar with.


Google Chromecast TV and Chromecast Audio announcement

by Blogger on ‎09-29-2015 03:17 PM - last edited on ‎10-02-2015 09:10 AM by Editor in Chief

chromecast.jpgGoogle made a big splash today, announcing a whole suite of new devices.  Home theatre or even just TV-watching junkies are going to love the upgraded Chromecast TV streaming device, which has gotten a major makeover. New to the Chromecast team is a seperate Audio streaming device.  Why split the stick? Read on.


Budget hacks for home theatre technology

by Blogger on ‎09-28-2015 08:38 PM - last edited on ‎09-29-2015 03:22 PM by Blogger

Home.jpgTechnology changes so quickly these days, it can sometimes feel like your electronics are obsolete the second you walk out of the store. But buying the latest and greatest tech as soon as it becomes available simply isn’t feasible–or a priority–for the majority of us. The good news is you don’t have to break the bank to jury-rig your existing home theatre system so it’s functioning like the latest and greatest. All you need are a few budget hacks and you can put off upgrading your home theatre system until it suits your fancy.


theaterlgithing1.jpgLighting in your home theatre is about more than just having an overhead fixture that will keep you from tripping over the dog in the dark. There are both health reasons and fun reasons to make some changes to the lighting in your home theatre, TV room, or media centre. Plus, with new technology, you have more options than ever in many price ranges to upgrade your lighting.


Three ClearStream HD antennas compared: free over the air content for your HDTV

by Blogger on ‎09-25-2015 12:01 PM - last edited on ‎09-25-2015 04:53 PM by Editor in Chief

Clearstream HD antennas reviewed.jpgWho wouldn’t want to get HD TV content for free? That’s the promise of three HD antennas from Antennas Direct, the ClearStream C1, ClearStream C4 and ClearStream Amplified Indoor Digital TV antenna. Hook one of these up to your TV and you can cut the cord, getting uncompressed high definition TV channels without paying cable or satellite fees. Here’s how I made out on my quest for free (and legal) HD television.



How to get the most from your home theatre

by Blogger on ‎09-24-2015 11:37 AM - last edited on ‎09-24-2015 11:39 AM by Editor in Chief

BBY_09252015_HT.jpgHome theatre has evolved to be so much more than just a big TV on a stand in a dark room; companies like Dolby Labs and IMAX have been working with standards bodies and alliances such as the Blu-Ray group to help deliver an experience that meets and in some cases even exceeds what you can see, hear, and feel in the theatre. This article acts as a guide for the baseline of what you need and how to get the most out of that equipment for the best home theatre experience.



Smart TV vs Regular TV + Streaming Device: what to pick?

by Blogger ‎09-24-2015 10:09 AM - edited ‎09-27-2015 07:53 AM

10375637_2.jpgIf you're in the market for a new TV you've undoubably encountered the dilemma of whether to go for a Smart TV, or just a regular TV with a seperate streaming device. Each option has it's pros and cons. Today we'll take a look at each to help you decide which is best for your needs.


Logitech Harmony Elite universal remote review

by Blogger ‎09-22-2015 02:11 PM - edited ‎09-23-2015 03:34 PM

harmony-elite.jpgUniversal remotes can be the saving grace of your home theatre. They eliminate clutter and confusion and make all your devices work together seamlessly. Check out the new universal remote control Logitech calls, "the most powerful and intuitive remote for home entertainment and home control."


Home Theatre Month: Audio Systems

by Blogger on ‎09-21-2015 01:53 PM - last edited on ‎09-21-2015 04:06 PM by Editor in Chief

iso-bruf-setup.jpgAudio systems have had to catch up with technology trends and so we now have speakers and receivers that are compatible with traditional inputs but can also accept wireless streaming audio from smartphones, tablets and PCs. Lets take a look at some notable audio systems that can really intensify our listening experience no matter what's playing.



slingbox m2.jpgIncreasingly, its more common to watch TV and movies from somewhere not inside the home.  We watch on the go; on the bus or train or at the airport, or even at the office on a  break.  That’s where Slingbox can help you enjoy your downtime. It allows you to watch shows from your home’s cable or satellite box, from anywhere at any time.


Home Theatre Month: How to tidy up your home theatre

by Blogger on ‎09-19-2015 02:10 PM - last edited on ‎09-20-2015 12:00 PM by Blogger

home theatre.jpgIs your home theatre a mess? Do you avoid inviting friends over for movie night or to watch the game because you’re embarrassed that your entertainment area looks more like a mad scientist’s evil lair? Never fear. As part of Home Theatre Month, we’ll show you how to tidy up your home theatre like a real superhero.


Picking out a Projector for Home Theatre Month

by Blogger on ‎09-17-2015 04:26 PM - last edited on ‎09-17-2015 05:06 PM by Editor in Chief

epson projector room.jpgIf you want a true Hollywood movie experience at home, technically you shouldn't even be looking at flat panel TVS.  For you, friend, a projector is the way to go.  There are all kinds of great reasons to pick a projector, and if you're new to the technology, or you're of the age where you had to watch slides over a weak and dusty beam, take heart.  We'll help you figure it out.


Home Theatre Month is a great time to get a new TV!

by Blogger on ‎09-14-2015 03:27 PM - last edited on ‎09-15-2015 02:19 PM by Editor in Chief

sony 4k TV living room.jpgTVs are the anchors of our home theatres.  You can skip a PVR, you can forgo better speakers, and you can bypass Google Chromecast, but without a great TV set, you've got some fancy peripherals ... and a wall.  Since it's Home Theatre Month, it's the perfect time to look at making an upgrade, and if you want to know what's what when it comes to format and technology, read on.


Home Theatre Month: the 411 on Streaming Devices

by Blogger on ‎09-14-2015 10:55 AM - last edited on ‎09-21-2015 02:23 PM by Editor in Chief

streamers.gifForget live TV. It's all about streaming television these days. But how do you get the awesome streaming content from a service onto your large screen TV? We highlight a few devices that make this super easy.


Ultimate 4K TV Experience: Finding the Right Accessories

by Blogger on ‎09-13-2015 08:41 AM - last edited on ‎09-17-2015 08:55 AM by Editor in Chief

4K Television While most of my friends like to go out on Saturday night, I enjoy staying in and catching up on the latest TV series with a big bowl of popcorn. When winter rolls around, that’s exactly what I’ll be doing. So it’s very fitting that September is dedicated to home theatre at Best Buy. Let’s get ready for hibernation by setting up an entertainment centre that includes a 4K TV and all the accessories for the ultimate viewing experience.



Samsung Radiant-360 R7 Speaker Review: 360 degrees of sound.

by Blogger on ‎09-06-2015 02:26 PM - last edited on ‎09-14-2015 03:43 PM by Editor in Chief

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It's the speaker that doesn't look like a speaker, and Samsung's new Radiant-360 R7 speaker's odd football shape is what gives it an edge over conventional speakers.  Made to kick out sound in every direction it's the speaker that you may find will score a touchdown for your home theatre.


Home Theatre Month is here: Check out some must have accessories

by Blogger on ‎09-05-2015 05:44 PM - last edited on ‎09-08-2015 02:04 PM by Editor in Chief

home theatre__1441486705_174.1.17.29.jpgWatching TV has come a long way over the years. With all the ever changing technology there are always ways to amp up your home theatre, making movie night something to look forward to. This month it is home theatre month so read on for some cool must have accessories for your home theatre.


September is Home Theatre Month!

by Blogger on ‎09-01-2015 11:27 AM

rsz_christmas_gifts_dorm_room_tv.jpgYou may not be ready to kiss summer goodbye, but its days are numbered. While we're enjoying the last long days and warm nights, it's a good time to start planning ahead for the cooler months to come. Why not beat the impending winter by staying warm and entertained in a refreshed and reenergized home theatre? This month is the perfect time to get educated about all the great new technology that's hitting the market.


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We spend so much time in front of our TVs and with our home entertainment systems that it is an absolute shame if it isn’t set up perfectly. Or worse yet, we don’t quite have the right system for the size and shape of our favorite room. Sure, today’s technology is great but also fairly complicated and fine-tuning every element of your home entertainment system will make it look and sound fantastic. Geek Squad is your insurance policy to ensure your system does what it is designed to do, and to maximize your entertainment value.


Multi-room audio buying guide

by Blogger on ‎08-24-2015 02:33 PM - last edited on ‎09-22-2015 01:29 PM by Editor in Chief

main-image.jpgNot long ago if you wanted to have music throughout your home, you would have to hire a professional to wire up your entire house and set up a fancy amplifier and receiver with somewhat complicated controls. Recent improvements in wireless audio systems have changed all of that. Not only are they much simpler to set up, they are much more flexible and adaptable in how they can be used. The end result is much more variety in terms of what you can play on your system and where you can play it in your home. It is now extremely easy to enjoy audio throughout your home wirelessly.


Home Theatre and the Internet of Things

by Blogger ‎08-16-2015 02:58 PM - edited ‎08-16-2015 02:58 PM

IoT Entertainment Room.jpgThe Internet of Things (IoT) has enormous potential to change our lives. It is a concept that is just beginning but over the next 5 to 10 years will dramatically grow as devices connected to the Internet start to interact with each other with little or no human interaction. It will ultimately impact every aspect of our lives and home theatre systems are no exception.


Why sound bars are perfect for dorm rooms

by Blogger ‎08-13-2015 09:19 PM - edited ‎08-13-2015 09:20 PM

Dorm Room.jpgA sound bar is a perfect audio unit for the dorm room because of its size, price point, and ability to multi-task. And once finished with school, the bar can continue to perform for many years to come.


The best low cost TVs for students as rated by customers

by Blogger ‎08-10-2015 09:11 PM - edited ‎08-13-2015 11:24 AM

TV in Dorm Room.jpgMost students want to get the most entertainment they can for the least amount of money. The good news is that given the quality of TV technology these days, you don’t have to break the bank to get a great TV. Here is a collection of low cost TVs that are rated very highly by the toughest critics, end-users.


The best media streaming options for college students

by Blogger ‎08-08-2015 08:29 PM - edited ‎08-08-2015 08:32 PM

media streaming devices.jpgWe all want to save money, and especially college students. School is expensive and having little or no income while in school means money is tight. Media streaming is a great way to save money while still having a lot of great entertainment available. I am going to identify excellent media streaming options for students who want the best of both worlds—low cost and lots of entertainment.



Turn your kid space into the ultimate home theatre room

by Blogger on ‎08-06-2015 11:27 AM - last edited on ‎08-24-2015 11:21 AM by Editor in Chief

Home-Theatre.jpgAnother new school year is fast approaching, and if you have kids heading out of the city, province, or country to attend university, you may soon be faced with a dilemma—keep the kid’s stuff intact, or use their absence as an excuse to upgrade your “kid space” to an adult-friendly home theatre space. Here’s what you’ll need to take the room from “all-inclusive-kid-friendly-resort” to “five-star-adults-only-getaway.”


Soundbar vs. Soundbase – which one should you choose?

by Blogger on ‎07-25-2015 10:38 AM - last edited on ‎08-24-2015 11:28 AM by Editor in Chief

Soundbars.jpegI have always been a big proponent of augmenting your home entertainment system with the full immersive sound of a surround sound system. However, I also recognize there are many reasons why a surround sound system may not be a practical solution. Whatever your reason is, a soundbar or soundbase can be an excellent alternative.


Review: Samsung 65” 4K Ultra HD Curved Tizen Smart TV (JU6800)

by Blogger on ‎07-24-2015 10:59 AM - last edited on ‎08-06-2015 04:34 PM by Editor in Chief

Samsung 4K JU6800.jpgI had the luxury of testing out this new Samsung Ultra High Definition 65” TV at home. I had it for several weeks so was able to run it through its paces to provide a detailed review. This set is a brand new model exclusive to Best Buy. I have a couple of excellent HD plasma TVs at home but don’t own a 4K set yet, so I was looking forward to testing it out to see how it compares. This exclusive TV is definitely a step up with lots of features and an excellent picture.


BBY_07242015_ENT.jpgWe live in world surrounded by mobile technology that is enabled by ubiquitous cellular and Internet networks. Technology today is so much smaller, lighter, faster, and more powerful that it not only enables you to work and communicate wherever you are, it allows you to enjoy your favorite entertainment wherever you are. Beyond watching your favorite movie on your Smartphone or tablet, there are some less obvious ways to take your favorite entertainment with you that I will explore.


Smart TVs get smarter: LG LF6300 Series HDTVs Exclusively at Best Buy

by Blogger on ‎07-12-2015 09:14 AM - last edited on ‎07-17-2015 02:51 PM by Editor in Chief

rsz_lg_web_os_tv.jpgTVs are getting smarter and can do more for us, but now there’s a TV you can talk to?! LG’s new LF6300 Smart TVs let you speak into your Magic Remote to flip channels, perform searches, or access the internet or any number of social media platforms or web content right on your TV. 


The LG 55’ 1080p 3D Curved OLED Smart TV (55EC9300) is a big screen with a great picture!

by Blogger on ‎07-11-2015 08:13 PM - last edited on ‎07-13-2015 10:16 AM by Editor in Chief

LG1.jpgWith state of the art OLED screen technology, you can have one of the best TV pictures on the market with the LG 55’ 1080p 3D Curved OLED Smart TV (55EC9300)!


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