Home Theater

ipazzport-bluetooth-remote-for-apple-tv-1

We have an Apple TV, and we love watching programming with it.   In keeping with the Apple design ethic, the device and its remote are both sleek and minimal.  Despite only having two buttons and a 5-way navigation control, the remote works well for selecting and controlling programming - until you need to enter [...]

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Posted in: Audio, Video, TV, Bluetooth Gear, Reviews
serene-innovations-portable-wireless-soundbox-1

A few weeks ago, I told you about a portable, wireless TV speaker from Hammacher Schlemmer that lets you bring the sound closer to you without moving the TV.  I did a little more research, and I found that the speaker is made by Serene Innovations, which makes a lot of products for people with [...]

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Posted in: Audio, Video, TV, Reviews, Wireless
portable-voice-clarifying-tv-speaker

When I lived in a standalone house, I could crank the TV volume loud enough to hear what was being said over the music and background noises.  Now that I live in a condo building, I have to worry about keeping my noise levels down, so I constantly find myself asking "what did he say?" [...]

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120-inch-spandex-projectioni-screen-2

If you are thinking about replacing your big, power- and space-hogging flat screen TV with a tiny projector like Chris Haynes did, you are probably considering what you can project the image on for the best picture.   You can just project it onto a white wall, but that doesn't give you the best picture, [...]

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brookstone-projector-tiny-home-theater-2

My fascination with tiny houses and micro houses continues, and I saw a home theater system in one of the small homes that would work equally well in bigger spaces.  I was watching a video made by Derek Diedricksen for his Relaxshacks website in which he toured the small house built by Chris Haynes of Tiny [...]

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Posted in: Audio, Video, TV, Home and Kitchen, News
SherwoodS9Soundbar-review-schettino-01

The S-9 SD Sound Bar System from Sherwood is a full featured, multipurpose sound bar that aims to provide rich "surround" sound for small to medium sized rooms. It supports a wide range of input devices (3 HDMI, one optical, and one stereo analog input, 1 HDMI out, Bluetooth, FM radio, and USB for MP3 and [...]

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vanco-hdmi-ir

If you have all your AV gear hidden away in another room or closet to keep your home theater looking neat and tidy, you know it's pretty tough to control those devices with an IR remote control, because they require line of sight. The Vanco HDMI IR Control Kit looks like a pretty nifty solution [...]

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orb-audio-booster-amp-1

The picture above is dominated by my giant 65" TV, but you'll notice two little speakers sitting in front of the screen (click for a larger view).  These little beauties are Mod 2 speakers from Orb Audio, a US-based "high-end speaker manufacturer who has proven that price does not equate to quality in the home [...]

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sharp-home-theater-audio

Sharp introduces a new audio system to complete your home theater setup.  Their HT-SL70 system includes twin sound bars and a subwoofer.  The sound bars can be used vertically beside the TV on their included stands or placed together horizontally in front of the set like more traditional sound bars.  Each slim sound bar produces [...]

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redeye-remote-for-android

RedEye products and apps from ThinkFlood have allowed you to use your iOS devices as home theater remotes for a couple of years now.  If you add some of their hardware connectivity products, you can even use them to control lights and appliances in your home.  But why should Apple users have all the fun? [...]

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Posted in: Audio, Video, TV, Do-It-Yourself, How-To, News