TV

tv-mirror

Minimalists will love this product because it's a mirror that conceals a big screen TV. Use it as a mirror by day and at night it becomes a TV. The TV Mirror mounts over your existing TV and uses beamsplitter TV mirror technology to turn the black screen of your powered off TV into a [...]

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Simple.TV review

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We cut cable a long time ago and opted for over-the-air (OTA) channels using antennas. Back in the day, we also bought DVD recorders to record our favorite shows but had problems with ALL of them, and never got around to replacing them. Most of the time I'm at home when my shows are on, [...]

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UnoTelly-DNS-Review-01

I am what many people would call, a "cord-cutter".  In my living space I don't subscribe to cable, and generally watch my TV online with services such as Netflix, Hulu, and Youtube.  A few years ago I lived in England and loved watching BBC iPlayer, but now that I live back in the US, I [...]

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sony_playstation_TV

E3 (Electronic Entertainment Expo) kicked off this week and with it will come the "big" announcements from each of the three (Sony, Microsoft, Nintendo) major video game players.  From the Sony press conference was the announcement of the Sony Playstation TV, which had been released in Japan last year, coming to North America this fall. [...]

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Posted in: Gaming Gear, News
Sherwood S-5 1

In the world of home theater systems everything seems to be getting bigger and bigger. With digital media providing immersive sound for movies and TV programs, your sound system needs to be first-rate to take advantage of that immersive quality. But what happens when you don't have the space to install an expensive multi-speaker sound [...]

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tv

Yesterday signaled the end of my 30 day self-imposed TV detox. During the whole month of September, we watched zero TV shows. When the TV was on, it was playing one of the DirecTV music channels. It was surprisingly easy and liberating. I didn't miss it at all. However, according to one of my friends [...]

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This post brought to you by Bang & Olufsen. All opinions are 100% mine. Do you ever think about what you'd do if you suddenly came into a lot of money?  I do.  I'd buy my mid-century modern dream house, order a bunch of Knoll furniture, and call Bang & Olufsen to equip my house for [...]

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gizmodotv

I'm always scouring DirecTV's programming guide for TV shows with gadget content. Lately pickings have been slim with my only weekly fix being ABC's Shark Tank. That's why I'm really excited to find out that the uber popular gadget news site Gizmodo will be premiering "Gizmodo: The Gadget Testers," on Monday, March 18th, 2013 at [...]

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Posted in: Miscellaneous, News
startup

I don't know about you guys, but this Fall's new TV show line up has not impressed me at all. I've tried a few new shows like Arrow, Elementary, Revolution, Chicago Fire and The New Normal.  But so far the only one that I'm going to add to my DVR is The New Normal. I [...]

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directv-genie

I've been a DirecTV customer for well over 15 years or longer. I can't remember not having a satellite dish, so it's been a long time. My 2yr old DVR allows for 2 shows to be recorded while playing back a previously recorded show.  With all the new Fall TV shows, I sometimes have conflicts [...]

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harmony-touch

Although I've tried and / or reviewed universal remote controls in the past, I have yet to actually adopt one for my own home theater setup. I think the time has come though and the new Harmony Touch remote from  Logitech might be the one to do it for me. The Harmony Touch features a [...]

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viggle

Damn you Viggle! I recently cut way back on the TV shows that I follow and now I learn about a free app called Viggle, that will let me earn points that I can trade for gift cards, movie tickets and even laptops, just for watching TV. I'm doomed... The Viggle iOS or Android app works [...]

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Posted in: Android
sewell-hammerhead-1

I have looked for a solution for a long time to connect my laptops to my various TVs.  I have avoided buying converter boxes because I simply didn’t want the hassle of buying yet another device to go in my entertainment center and then have to fish the cables out when I wanted to move [...]

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Once you have a home theater setup your mind starts to wander to the myriad of remote controls that you are now the proud owner-operator of.  You start to wonder how you are going to help your partner in life, your children, and your parents operate your shiny new entertainment system.  With remotes for your [...]

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This post brought to you by Untitled Jersey City Project. All opinions are 100% mine. Is it just me, or do most of the television shows these days seem to follow a cookie cutter plot of whatever happens to be the current fad? That's why we have several Witch, Vampire and other creepy dramas on [...]

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