Sanyo CE-32LDY1 32in LCD TV & DVR

It's funny how things come back from the past. You remember TV/VCR combos and how horrible they were? Believe me, I worked at Best Buy's Tech Support back in the day, and we saw SOOO many of those break. But hey, maybe technology has improved the "combo" unit's stability problems. While I continue laughing, read one, it's still a slick […]

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Westinghouse LVM-47w1 1080p LCD Monitor

Tom's Hardware takes a look at the new Westinghouse LCD monitor. It's good to see Westinghouse still around, they make very affordable TVs that are pretty solid, especially for the price. That however, is the #1 feature they find in it, but hey, I still wouldn't kick it out of bed 🙂 Perhaps the best feature of the LVM-47w1 is […]

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HT Basics: Small Versus Large Speakers

HT Basics is a look at basic Home Theater setup and terminology. From time to time I will post a topic and let the community have at it. The goal is to come up with a meaningful discussion to help people coming here for the basics. Eventually, each topic will get moved to the HT Basics forum for easier searching. […]

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Optoma HD70 DLP Projector Review

Huzzah, 720P for the masses, Weighing in at a measily $999 dollars, the Optoma HD70 DLP projector boasts a decent 4000:1 contrast ration and a equally good 1000 Ansi lumens brightness. Of course, for a 1000 dollars you can't expect a whole lot of extras, but they do surprise you with a wide range of conenctions and 1080p compatability (downconvert). […]

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Samsung BD-P1000 Blu-ray Player Gets Firmware Fix

If you have been following the next generation optical wars you may know that the Samsung Blu-ray player has a few issues. Samsung has released the first firmware update for their BD-P1000. This version fixes some odd DTS issues, but is not the big firmware upgrade most have been waiting for, the one that tweaks the settings for video processor […]

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Cable TV Counterpunch to the IPTV Contender

As it turns out, the whole missingremote.com team decided to all leave on business or pleasure at the same time. Thats ok.  That just means they all missed the meeting to discuss the raises. 😉  I'll get some news out during my layovers. This particular article takes a look at the effort by the cable industry to respond to competition […]

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Sony LF-B20 LocationFree Base Station (wireless)

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C|Net reviews the 3rd generation of Sony's LocationFree Base Station. I recall reading about their first version a while ago which had nothing but problems. It's good to see them not giving up on a product, and giving Slingbox some competition. Worst case, you can fake your friends out and say it's a new Playstation 3…   Both new Base […]

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A Tale of Two Subwoofers

The full title of the article is: "A Tale of Two Subwoofers: How I Achieved Bass Nirvana with the Velodyne SMS-1 Digital Drive Subwoofer Management System and MIC-5 Multiple Microphone System". Home Theater Magazine articles such as this provide great insight on how to get the most out of your HT system. A lot of this is over my head, […]

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DVD sales drop

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A nice rant over at HD Blog addresses the predicted decline in DVD sales in 2007. Gee Whiz, you think? What could be the reason… mmm Here are a few with out much effort: 15 different editions of movies (as pointed out in the article) Format wars… DRM – No legal way to rip DVDs for personal use Price How […]

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Is Digital Rights Management Hurting Music Sales?

Looking at the title and judging by Tower Records departure from the retail world, I would guess price is more of an issue then anything. The article does make an excellent point, removing confusion caused by DRM and competing technologies will only increase the available market. A bigger pie so to speak. From the article: As digital music becomes more […]

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