April 11th, 2013 at 12:00 am
Two decades ago a family would load into the car and drive miles away just to fight traffic and pay exorbitant prices at the movie theater. Technology has made it possible to have an experience at home that rivals that of any multiplex.
Finding the best deals on the perfect home theater can be easy if some research and planning is done beforehand. The first step is to decide exactly the right components for the size Continue Reading »
June 19th, 2012 at 12:00 am
Surround sound systems are great for a home entertainment system. If you love watching movies or playing video games a surround sound system can provide you with crystal clear sound all around you. There are different types of these systems that can make your experience more pleasing. One of the best types of surround sound systems is a 7.1 speaker system which adds two rear speakers behind you and two in the front of the television. A 7.1 system gives Continue Reading »
April 28th, 2011 at 12:00 am
Video game playing on a large TV with a good audio system setup is far superior then video game playing on your average everyday TV. When you get immersed in the game through both quality audio and visual technology the experience becomes something else. Rather than feeling like you’re outside of the video game playing you can feel like you’re actually part of the game. Optimizing your home theater for video game playing isn’t difficult. With a few smart purchases and Continue Reading »
April 16th, 2011 at 12:00 am
Home theaters are a fantastic way to entertain friends and family, and they make a great addition to any home. It is important to get the most out of your home theater system, and one of the elements that is most often forgotten is home theater seating. The seating can make all of the difference between a comfortable and fun experience or just an average movie watching experience.
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April 1st, 2011 at 12:00 am
A home theater set costs a lot of money. Depending on how much you wish to spend, setting up one home theater’s value can range from a low end 5,000 upwards to 100,000 and more. No matter what type of home theater one has, a home theater is nothing without a popcorn machine.
Commercial popcorn machines are sold at various outlets online and any of them would make a nice addition to any home theater set up.
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January 15th, 2011 at 12:00 am
After swaying back and forth between digital cable and satellite television for some time, you’ve finally decided the perfectly clear picture and modicum of channels is worth the extra few bucks per month. When it comes to satellite TV, there are traditionally two names which come to mind, DirecTV and Dish Network, both of which offer prolific programming selections and high end clarity. Where should you go to get your satellite service? Here are a few top-notch dealers, offering incentives like free DVR, installation and premium movie previews, beyond even the base packages.www.directstartv.com DirecTV is famous for its unparalleled sporting packages. Though Dish has come a long way in terms of keeping up with the original satellite provider, whether on field, hard court or ice, DirecTV is still the premiere name in programming for sports fans. No slouch in terms of total programming either, from a basic 50 channel plan all the way up to 225 and 285 channel package options, a multitude of alternatives exist, each catering to your viewing preferences. Continue Reading »
December 7th, 2010 at 12:00 am
The holiday season, a time of family togetherness, what better way to bring the kids and adults together than around the television so large it makes teenagers look like toddlers? Of course, in order to do so with any sort of seasonal cheer, the entire family must agree upon a single on-screen selection for their viewing pleasure. Though the combination of college bowl games and Christmas specials that occupy countless stations may satisfy some members, perhaps movies offer the best solution to keep, attentive interested parties all sitting complacent in one room. Not to mention, DVD and BluRay disks make for great additions under the tree as well. What are the hottest releases leading up to shopping to season? Enjoy these select recommendations:Avatar The cinematic achievement of the year in some circles, visually speaking, it’s sure to captivate viewers of all ages. Though it’s PG-13 rating may scare off some parents from full family inclusion, the movie itself ultimately hinges on proper moral decisions. Plus, with a technologically sophisticated, high definition home theater in place, there’s simply no new movie this year that will provide the bang for your buck.Despicable Me With a release date of December 14, this might be one you wish you’d pre-ordered. The summer’s most unique animated film is sure to keep the kiddos entertained, but even older audiences will find more than a few laughs, largely thanks to the combined talents of Steve Carell alongside Forgetting Sarah Marshall funnymen Russell Brand and Jason Segel. Continue Reading »
September 24th, 2010 at 9:30 pm
We have already touched on the implications of 3-D televisions, citing how trends tend to follow from the big screen to the smaller (though often times still pretty darn big) screen in living rooms across the country. The Mitsubishi Diamond 3-D 1080p home theater projector may lead an even more authentic 3-D theater experience in the not too distant future. Though no official price or release date has been set for the revolutionary new product, home theater enthusiasts are waiting patiently worldwide for a household product that could so closely emulate the latest Hollywood trend. Picture being able feel as if your entire wall was coming to life, not just a 47 inch screen set 10 feet in front of you, so goes the idea driving the development of 3-Dimemsional projectors. The new Mitsubishi projector will allow for images larger than 100 inches while maintaining a contrast of 120,000:1, no small feat. Continue Reading »
July 27th, 2010 at 7:02 pm
Much like fashion styles and pop culture influence slowly migrating north to Canada, so do technology trends drift from the big screen to the household television. As 3-Dimensional movies have move into the mainstream consciousness over the course of a slow rise since 2003, television makers have worked hard to keep up with the trend. Now that 3-D popularity is booming to an all-time high on the silver screen, with an unprecedented three 3-D movie releases per month, including some of the year’s most popular titles like Toy Story 3, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows and Despicable Me, it seems the TV counterparts are finally laying the groundwork to keep up. Continue Reading »
July 16th, 2010 at 2:06 pm
What good is the ideal screen or the newest technology if you don’t have the perfect place to kick back and watch it? It’s important to remember that your viewing experience doesn’t depend solely on the type of TV or projector you use. When planning a home theater, you should consider how many people you want to be able to watch, the type of seating you want (leather chairs, sofas, movie theater seats, etc.), and the lighting environment. Continue Reading »