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Sherwood S-5 Panoramic Soundbar with Bluetooth review

on Thursday, March 6th, 2014

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 Read More…

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Julie’s gadget diary – One month TV detox complete and going on vacation with the Nexus 7 2013

on Tuesday, October 1st, 2013

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 Read More…

Bang & Olufsen redefines how you listen to TV

on Saturday, September 28th, 2013

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 Read More…

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Gizmodo gets their own TV show

on Monday, March 4th, 2013
Posted in: Miscellaneous, News

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 Read More…

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Move over Survivor, here comes a new reality show for geeks

on Saturday, October 13th, 2012
Posted in: Miscellaneous, News

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 Read More…

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DirecTV’s new Genie DVR will keep potatoes glued to their couch

on Friday, October 12th, 2012

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 Read More…

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Logitech Announces Newest Harmony Remote

on Monday, October 8th, 2012

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 Read More…

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Viggle Gives you Goodies Just for Watching TV

on Sunday, July 1st, 2012

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 Read More…

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Sewell Hammerhead VGA to HDMI Converter Review

on Friday, March 23rd, 2012

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 Read More…

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Peel Product Universal Remote Control Review

By: Brett Cooper
on Tuesday, December 13th, 2011

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 Read More…

Untitled Jersey City Project – A work in progress TV drama. Will you watch?

on Friday, October 21st, 2011
Posted in: Miscellaneous, News

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 Read More…

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Apple TV (2nd Generation) Review

on Sunday, July 3rd, 2011

I used to think my cable box offered all the programming I needed.  As cable prices keep rising, I’ve come to the conclusion that those multi-media boxes and an $8/month subscription to Netflix are a better deal.  While I haven’t gotten rid of cable yet, I have pared down some of the programming from Time Read More…

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Sony shows 3D displays with Dual-View capability

By: I Yarom
on Tuesday, June 21st, 2011

The jury is still out on the verdict regarding the usage of 3D TV’s at home. In the meantime, Sony has showed additional usage for the capability of showing a different image to each eye — Dual-View. Dual-View enables two players to watch one screen, but to view two different images (instead of the split Read More…

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Logitech Harmony 1100 Advanced Universal Remote Review

on Monday, May 9th, 2011

A good friend of mine needed a universal remote with RF to control his new media room.  All of his A/V equipment is behind his couch in the back of the room. He needed the remote for a few months and looked to me for a good tech-solution and a good deal as well. I Read More…

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PC Tools says that 1 in 4 are online during March Madness games

on Thursday, March 10th, 2011
Posted in: Miscellaneous, News

Although I’m not a big sports fan, I live in Indiana and am surrounded by basketball fanatics. With March Madness getting underway, the people at PC Tools are releasing details from an interesting survey that they recently conducted. Would it surprise you to learn that the number one place where people check the scores of Read More…

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Wonder Woman’s back…..NBC this Fall

on Tuesday, January 25th, 2011
Posted in: News

Remember Lynda Carter in the 1970′s television series The New Adventures of Wonder Woman (1975–79)??? She and Lindsay Wagner, as the Bionic Woman, were every school boy’s dream back in the seventies. Well, like the Bionic Woman, NBC has just announced they will be remaking Wonder Woman (at least the pilot) for this Fall (seems Read More…

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D-Link Boxee Box Review

on Monday, January 24th, 2011

For over 5 months last year, I used my iMac as my TV while my basement was being remodeled. During that time, I was able to keep up on all my favorite shows using Hulu and ‘other methods’. Although I did miss not having live TV, it wasn’t that bad and I really didn’t miss Read More…

Using your hands to control the TV

By: I Yarom
on Sunday, January 9th, 2011

One of the common challenges in the living room is to find the remote control. What if we could use our hands to control the TV, then we would always have a remote control in hand. This is the technology that PrimeSense is trying to drive. We know PrimeSense as the technology behind Xbox Kinect. Read More…

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See the buttons on your TV remote with the Pop-up Microlite

on Monday, December 6th, 2010

I was almost ready to dismiss this stick on light as a lame product, until I thought about all the times that I squint to see the buttons on my TV remote controls. Hmmmm… it might look a bit dorky, but it could actually come in handy. The Pop-up Microlite is a nickel sized stick Read More…

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Play your fave PC / Mac games on your big screen TV

on Wednesday, November 3rd, 2010

The new iGUGU Gamecore controller offers PC and Mac gamers a compact wireless motion sensing controller that incorporates a trackball, direction pad, joystick, programmable action buttons, and full QWERTY keyboard. It also comes with a transciever that will allow you to connect your PC or Mac to your HD TV for a big screen gaming Read More…

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The Wave – Is it your ticket to surfing the net on your TV?

on Monday, November 1st, 2010

Are you trying to decide which hardware option is best for you for adding internet capability to your TV? Do you go with the new Apple TV or Google TV? What about the Popcorn Hour or Seagate FreeAgent TV HD Media Player? All of these solutions have their good and bad points, but all of Read More…

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Dean Kamen gets his own TV show

on Friday, October 22nd, 2010
Posted in: Miscellaneous, News

I’m always on the look out for new TV shows that feature gadgets and technology and of course, I like to share what I find with all of you. So make sure you set your DVRs for tonight (10/22/10) at 10pm ET for the Dean of Invention show on the Planet Green channel. The host Read More…

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Sony Introduces New Universal Children’s Remote Control

on Wednesday, October 20th, 2010

Sony has just announced a remote control for kids. The RM-KZ1 is splash proof and features locked down battery and programming compartments. It allows parents to control channel availability by programming up to seven “favorites” buttons. It also has a “volume limiting” feature that does not allow volume to be changed +/- 3 steps within Read More…

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Scosche sneakPEEK II Cable Outputs iPad and iPhone Video to your TV

on Friday, October 8th, 2010

The next time you want to show the video from your iPhone or iPad on a large screen, grab the Scosche sneakPEEK II cable. It features both component & composite cable connections. Sorry, no HDMI though. The cables have 24k gold plated tips for enhanced durability and superior audio quality. It also features an integrated Read More…

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Ben Heck now has his own TV Show

on Friday, September 17th, 2010

If you’re a geek that also loves to mod things, you’ve probably heard of Benjamin J. Heckendorn (aka Ben Heck). He’s the guy that has created all sorts of crazy portable systems out of bigger non-portable console systems. He’s a king among do-it-yourselfers and he now has his own bi-weekly show on Element14. “The Ben Read More…