HP Pavilion Media Center TV m7690n PC


Personally, I prefer building systems myself, or if I have to buy a system, going from smaller vendors like PC Alchemy, Niveus, Vidabox, etc., since I've always felt you get more attention from those guys since their customers are more important to their success since they're smaller. But, there's something to be said about the big boys, and being able […]

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Sony VPL-VW50 1080p SXRD Front Projector


Quite a price drop for Sony, their firs SXRD projector was $30,000….this one comes in at around $5000…yeah….I'd say that might help sales a bit. Some moments I had with the Sony VPL-VW50 1080p SXRD front projector rivaled my experience with much costlier projectors. Granted, the uniformity problem I encountered with black-and-white and (to a much lesser extent) some color […]

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Home automation makes life easier

Nothing revolutionary here, but a great example of how a family is utilizing home automation to do pretty much everything. Let's just hope HAL..err….Rosie…doesn't get mad & try to kill them all, eh? 😛  Rosie has control of lights, the garage door, the thermostat and fans. She can also play MP3s, monitor the stock market, provide the weather forecast and […]

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Should the Xbox Be Your Set-Top?

I don't know about you guys, but my STB is no where near as loud as my 360, even when it's just doing basic extender functions. Plus the fact that it'll then compete with it's own MCE boxes makes no sense to me (why no mention of IPTV for Vista MCE?!?!). But hey…I just work here 😛 With its software […]

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LG’s Plasma shipments fell 36% in 4Q06

This can only mean one thing…..lower prices on better technology! In the end, the consumer wins…we hope. LG Electronics (LGE) recently said shipments of its PDPs (plasma display panels) dropped 36% sequentially to 580,000 units in the fourth quarter of 2006 due to sever competition from LCD technology in the worldwide 40-inch-class TV market. Read the rest here. 

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Panasonic TH-50PX600U High-definition Plasma TV

Panasonic has made a few comments indicating they are throwing their corporate weight behind plasma.  As the article starts out, its not hard to see this in action with the amount of Panasonic ads and other marketing efforts. They talk the talk but do the walk the walk? Well Ultimate A/V certainly thinks they are not up to the quality […]

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