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Here’s the perfect projection screen for the tiny, power-saving home theater projector

on Sunday, July 27th, 2014

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,Read More…

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Replace your big screen TV with a tiny black box

on Thursday, July 24th, 2014

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 TinyRead More…

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Sherwood S-9 3D Sound Bar System review

on Monday, May 6th, 2013

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 andRead More…

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Vanco IR over HDMI – Control HDMI gear even when its in another room

on Tuesday, February 5th, 2013

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 solutionRead More…

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Orb Audio Booster Mini Amplifier and Speaker System Review

on Wednesday, February 8th, 2012

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 homeRead More…

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2.1 Home Theater Sound Bar System with Subwoofer from Sharp

on Sunday, September 25th, 2011

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 producesRead More…

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Control Your Home Theater – and Even Your Home – With RedEye for Android

on Thursday, August 18th, 2011

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?Read More…

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Soundscience rockus 3D|2.1 Speaker System

on Tuesday, August 16th, 2011

Soundscience promises that these rockus 3D|2.1 speakers, designed by Antec, sound as good as they look.  The satellite midrange speakers are made of anodized aluminum to reduce vibration and minimize distortion.  The active subwoofer with passive radiator technology delivers as much bass as bigger subwoofers.  Drivers are 3D-optimized for Soundscience’s 3Dsst technology so you canRead More…

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IOGEAR Introduces Two Wireless Keyboards Perfect for Computer Based Home Theaters

on Wednesday, November 17th, 2010

IOGEAR is introducing two 2.4GHz keyboards. The GKM581R is a full sized ergonomic on-lap style keyboard and the GKM571R is a mini keyboard with an integrated trackball and backlit keys. The keyboards require a small USB RF receiver and are compatible with both PCs and Macs. IOGEAR’s GKM571R mini keyboard will be priced a $99.95Read More…

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Amulet Voice Remote for Windows 7 Media Center Now Shipping

on Wednesday, September 8th, 2010

You know how you can control some smartphones with your voice? Would you like to do the same thing with your home theater? Now you can with the Amulet Voice Remote for Windows Media Center. This remote doesn’t look much different than a typical remote control, but it has a built in microphone that listensRead More…

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GlideTV Navigator Remote Review

on Thursday, December 31st, 2009

Controlling a PC, Mac or Playstation 3 that is connected to your television can sometimes be a huge hassle. Wireless keyboards are too large and bulky, while regular sized remote controls are too small and limited. The GlideTV Navigator Remote combines features from both and packages them into a hand friendly design. But let’s seeRead More…

Here’s a man wall for your man cave

on Friday, October 23rd, 2009

The “world’s first” Man Wall includes four flat-screen HDTV (all operated by one remote). There’s a 42″ Vizio and three 26″ Vizios. You also get a 1000 watt 5.1 home theater system, a DVD player with a 5-disc changer, wireless surround sound speakers, an iPod dock, a live 7-foot sports ticker (with a year ofRead More…

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One remote to rule them all – YAMAHA neoHD

on Monday, August 3rd, 2009

How many remote controls do you have for all of your home theater equipment? Do you know how to use all of them? If you’re reading this site, then you probably do But does everyone in your family know how to use them? Do you often hear someone from the living room asking you whatRead More…

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Mvix Ultio – The ultimate media player for your TV?

on Wednesday, June 24th, 2009

Small, easy to use media players for your living room have been showing up Left and Right lately. Ones that immediately come to mind are the ever popular WD TV HD and Popcorn Hour Media Tank players that I’ve reviewed. I love em both. But now Mvix is coming on the scene with the UltioRead More…