TV accessory

Philips announces the new Hue Play light bar for your TV

NEWS – Philips latest smart lighting product is the Play light bar.  You choose from 16 million colors to enhance the atmosphere of your room.  The light bar integrates into your existing Hue lighting and pairs with your Hue bridge.  It can then be controlled by the Hue app or by the variety of 3rd party …

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Minger LED Smart TV Backlight kit with Camera review

It’s hard to get the same movie-watching experience at home as you have at the theater.  Some things are better at home (cheaper popcorn, more comfortable seats, no talking strangers), but other aspects, like ambient lighting, are more difficult to control.  Room lights can wash out the TV screen, but watching in a dark room …

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IOGEAR Wireless TV Connection Kit review

We love to entertain, and with our recent house remodel we added an outdoor movie theater to enjoy those cool Seattle summer nights.  With a small backyard it is hard to put the entertainment everywhere our guests are without an abundance of wires.  The IOGEAR Wireless TV Connection Kit promises to solve that problem and …

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Power Practical Luminoodle Color Bias Lighting review

Every once in a while, a gadget comes along that, at first glance at least, appears to be basically superfluous and unnecessary…but cool and fun, nonetheless. That was exactly what I thought when I first saw the Power Practical Luminoodle Color Bias Lighting. Heck, just the name “Luminoodle” had my attention. Truth be told, I’d …

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Satechi has released a new aluminum wireless remote control

Satechi has released a new Bluetooth aluminum wireless remote that claims to make it easy to control music, movies, and videos, all from one small device. It can be used at home to control an HTPC (home theater PC) or be brought to the office to give a presentation, from up to 33 feet away. …

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Deal: Buy an LG TV from Amazon and they will mount it on your wall for FREE

If you have the available space, mounting your TV on a wall is a game changer when it comes to improving the experience of movies and TV shows. Mounting on a wall also keeps your home theater roomier and less cluttered. When we remodeled our basement several years ago, I made sure that we would …

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Antennas Direct Clearstream 4Max digital television antenna review

Over the past few years, our culture has experienced a quantum shift in the way we receive information and entertainment. For the most part, gone are the days when we waited breathlessly for the magic hour when our favorite television program would grace our flickering screens. YouTube, Netflix, Hulu and a plethora of other on-demand …

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A quick review of HBO Now on Apple TV

Our condo complex provides cable service as part of our monthly HOA fees, but that service is standard definition.  We rent a cable box directly from Time Warner so we can see high-def programming with our “free” cable, but we don’t have any premium channels.  I feel left out sometimes when people talk about all …

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Nyrius Aries Home+ Wireless HD Transmitter review

I’m a captive of the cable company.  That is, because of my location I can’t get over the air channels and the local channels are not available on the Internet.  I have given in and subscribe to a package that includes one set-top box, which means only one TV can display the channels we subscribe …

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Serene Innovations TV SoundBox Wireless TV Speaker (Model TV-SB) review

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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This TV sound system lets you bring the speaker closer to you without moving the TV

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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Let zeebox be your favorite TV-watching companion!

This post brought to you by zeebox. All opinions are 100% mine. Watching TV with a friend is sometimes better than watching your favorite programs by yourself – so long as they don’t start talking over the dialog on the screen!   With the free zeebox tv companion app on your iOS , Android, or Blackberry …

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Beam videos from your phone, tablet, or computer to your HDTV with PLAiR

You don’t have a smart TV, but you have a lot of videos on your hard disk or videos online that you’d like to watch on a bigger screen.  If you plug a PLAiR dongle into an HDMI port on your TV, you’ll be able to beam content wirelessly to your TV.  You’ll need to …

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