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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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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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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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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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apple-tv-1

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 [...]

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sony-3d-spilt-screen-dual-view

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 [...]

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Posted in: Audio, Video, TV Gear, Car Gear, News
logitech_harmony1100-contents2

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 [...]

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basketball

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 [...]

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wonderwoman

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 [...]

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dlink-boxee-7

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 [...]

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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. [...]

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