High Def DVD FAQ

About.com has a nice beginners guide to the next generation DVD formats. The key point to remember that can be taken from this article is that both Blu-ray and HD DVD players will be compatible with the current DVD format. In fact, most players will upscale to the same resolution as Blue-ray or HD DVD. This won't give current DVDs […]

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Automate Your Shades with Lutron QED

While reading about Nobu's new inwall touchscreen, I noticed mavromatic also had a nice post about installing automatic blinds. After reading through the process, the DIY rating on this type of project is pretty high. The meat of the project is running the wires for power and control, the other half is convincing your wife you need it. From the […]

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Inwall Touchscreen PC

iNOBU - touchscreen

Via Mavromatic, NOBU has introduced an inwall touchscreen PC. Its certainly no HD powerhouse with a fanless 600MHz Celeron or 1.1GHz Pentium M, but it will more then to the job to pupe some music to your bathroom or control your Home Automation system. Price information is no where to be see, but if they can offer me a decent […]

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DogHouse Electronics RoverTV

Sit boy sit. The editors at Cnet managed to get Rover to sit down for a thorough examination. All in all, Rover seemed pretty healthy, however, he did get a few shots. Rover comes with a 4.1 or 3.6" screen size and a 2GC SD card for storage. Support for all the major formats are here (mp3. WMA, AVI, DivX […]

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Satellite DVRs Comparo

Prior to making the switch to Satellite, knowing which DVR is best capable for your family's needs can go a long way in smoothing the rough transition over with your wife/significant other. DVR Playgournd has the rundown on the different DVR packages from Direct and Dish. THe article looks heavily at the tech aspects such as buffering, guide data and […]

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New Klipsch Subwoofers Go Digital

I really wasn't sure a subwoofer could "go digital". As it turns out, the marketing department of Klipsch has proven me wrong. In a sense, Klipsch has installed a tiny receiver to better manage the sound coming from your subwoofer. Each new speaker allows for equalization settings and acoustic room correction. I found the triangle shape and the supposed six […]

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Tweeters Self-Branded Remote

CE Pro News has a quick glance at Tweeters' upcoming self branded universal remote. You can expect the new remote to hit Tweeters stores around mid-November. Is this the first of many products from Tweeters? Well we don't know, Tweeters' management were pretty tight lipped about the situation. They only really said they plan of the future is in Home […]

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Xbox360 HD DVD Playback

Details on laucnh date and pricing are a little slim, however, EngadgetHD have a bit more information regarding the technical abilities of the Xbox 360 HD DVD player. The good news is that it will support 1080P HD DVD and convert all other formats to 1080p. To get that 1080p output, you will require VGA hookup, if not you are […]

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DIRECTV Sued Over HDTV Picture Quality

If there is one thing I have learned over the years, never mess with quality of a Home Theater enthusiast's picture quality. As it turns out, I don't work for DirectTV nor did they consult me. As a result of not consulting with me, they are going to have to learn this lesson the hard way… in court. Peter Cohen, […]

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Don’t Touch That Dimmer, Just Wave

All that hard work using a manual dimmer switch can be demanding. For those of you interested in a more laid back, easy lifetsyle the Touchless Dimmer is for you! A simple wave of the hand, ala Copperfield, and you can turn the light on and off. Dimming the light requires a bit more work, you will have to old […]

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