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December 29, 2006

Deal of the Day: Hitachi Ultravision 32HDL52 32" LCD HDTV

Amazon is having a big year-end clearance sale so this might be the time to get the HDTV you didn't get for Christmas. One of the deals they have is on the Hitachi Ultravision 32HDL52 32" LCD HDTV:

Amazon.com Product Description Get the most out of your high-definition LCD television purchase with the 32-inch Hitachi 32HDL52, which offers a wealth of advanced technological features that will ensure superior picture and audio performance for years to come. It offers a lightweight, slim profile with a bottom speaker design that can be easily wall-mounted with optional hardware, or sit comfortably in any home entertainment set-up with its included swivel tabletop stand. It also features an integrated ATSC tuner that can capture over-the-air digital broadcasts from local network affiliates (the set will still require a set-top tuner for receiving non-terrestrial HD broadcasts from channels like HBO or Discovery).

When content from film is sent to your home it requires processing that can cause picture noise or distortion. Hitachi's VirtualHD technology analyzes the incoming signal to improve subtle transitions and sharp edges--thus reducing this noise to a minimum and helping to recreate the smooth curves and high fidelity image of the original film source. Hitachi's Super In-Plane Switching (S-IPS) technology allows for crisp, sharp images during rapid motion scenes and a wider viewing angle. Unlike conventional flat panel LCD displays, Hitachi Super-IPS elements twist quickly on a horizontal plane to let light pass through for the fastest response possible.

The 32HDL52 offers a 768p display (1366 x 768), which scales 720p HDTV signals to fit the display. (More than 94 percent of the 720 HD signal is scaled to the display; due to variances in program productions and transmissions not all of the 720 signal is suitable for display.) It also features a stunning 3000:1 contrast ratio (the higher the ratio, the better the color details even in ambient room light), 170-degree viewing angle, and a super-fast 8ms (millisecond) response time, which minimizes blurring of moving images and is especially helpful for sports and action movies.

You might want to check this deal out before they're gone.

Compare Prices: Hitachi Ultravision 32HDL52 32" LCD HDTV

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December 28, 2006

The Future of HDTV

So it's almost a new year and you can bet that 2007 is going to be another exciting year for HDTV. CNET has a nice article that focuses on a few things to look for in the next year like:

HDMI 1.3: The latest iteration of the single-cable, copy-protected HDMI connection allows display and source manufacturers alike to hawk numerous picture-quality augmentations. The 1.3 standard calls for more bandwidth, which lets displays with 10-bit color receive higher-quality video from 2007's new crop of 1.3-enabled HD-DVD and Blu-ray players (see the home video preview). More bits means less false contouring and smoother gradations between colors, but of course, the movie or video itself--as well as the source and the display--all have to have 10-bit or higher capability to realize the improvement. The same requirements apply to wider-gamut color, such as the xvYCC standard. The new connection also allows automatic lip-sync compensation, which will try to address the loss of sync between video and audio.

And something I'm really looking forward to:

3D HDTV: At least one manufacturer, Samsung, will be showing an HDTV with the capability to display 3D images. We're expecting others to have at least demo models of this headline-making future technology.

The article mentions several technology items for HDTV that you'll want to be sure to check out.

At CNET.com

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December 27, 2006

Control your House with your Wii!

And you thought the Wii was just a gaming system? Check out what this guy did with his Wii:

This is my Nintendo Wii Controlled Smart Home. Using the Wii-Mote and my Nintendo Wii, I have an onscreen Flash User Interface that lets me control the following aspects of my home: Lights, Thermostat, Security Camera, Music Playback, Cable DVR, and more.

How cool! You can find basic instructions and a video (the video wasn't working for me at the time of this post) at his website.

At WiiHacks.Blogspot [via Joystiq]

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December 27, 2006

Need a Little Help with all of Those Freakin' Wires?

This is a repeat of a post we've featured a few times before, but at this time of the year it's vital to get your new home theater system hooked up without tearing your hair out. Enjoy!

Do you think you're getting a new home theater sytem, TV, DVD player, or some type of home entertainment component for Christmas? If you're like me, these things can get a little confusing when it comes down to what wire to plug into where. One of our favorite resources for setting up devices is the Audioholics Setup Center over at Audioholics.com. They have sections like Home Theater AV Hardware that's broken down into these handy categories:

  • Connecting a CableTV or Satellite System
  • Tips for Building a Home Theater in an Apartment
  • Ground Loops - Eliminating System Hum and Buzz
  • Basic Audio & Video Set-Up Guide
  • Receiver Setup and Connections
  • DVD Player Setup
  • Setting Up Your Home Theater System - Basics
  • DVD Audio Setup Tip #1

So take a peek at the Audioholics Setup Center and be sure to bookmark it because in a couple of weeks we know you'll need it.

At Audioholics.com

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December 26, 2006

Amazon DVD Releases Coming Dec. 26, 2006

Jackass - Number Two (Unrated Widescreen Edition)

The Black Dahlia (Widescreen Edition)

Airwolf - Season 2

The Descent (Unrated Widescreen Edition)

The Last Kiss (Widescreen Edition)

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December 21, 2006

Big Lots Offering Sylvania 42" Flat-Panel EDTV Plasma TV for $799

Heres a okay deal going on at Big Lots. They've got a Sylvania 42" Flat-Panel EDTV Plasma TV in their stores for $799. You might want to hurry though because the fine print:

Even though it says "minimum" of 3 per store, we're guessing that really means "maximum". The important thing to note is that the TV is an EDTV and not an HDTV. Still, if you're looking for a large screen Plasma for a decent price you might want to rush over to your local Big Lots.


At BigLots.com

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December 20, 2006

Review: SVS SBS-01 Home Theater Speaker System

As I've stated the past, a good home theater sound system is just as important as the HDTV you choose. SoundandVisionMag.com has a nice review of the middle to high-end SBS-01Home Theater Speaker System from SVS. The reviewer was impressed with how the SBS-01 handled the sounds from "Pirates of the Caribbean"::

I was impressed with the SVS SBS-01system. The front satellites were commanding throughout, remaining punchy without sounding strained, even at loud levels. Later, on board with the skeleton pirates, the percussive orchestral score and sound effects punctuate the action, and the sats complied with taut response. The center speaker was alert to its dialogue duty, anchoring the voices to the images, but with good dispersion and intelligibility. The SBS-01 satellites functioning as surrounds lacked the ambient spread of dipoles, but their wide dispersion created a truly surrounding sound field unmarred by any obvious squirting of sound from specific localized points. In that opening scene with the ship, I was truly immersed in the middle of the raid, with cannonball and other effects whizzing through my room.

Overall the reviewer states:

Though unassuming, the SVS SBS-01 home theater speaker system offers great sonic performance for the money. The sats deliver smooth, unfatiguing sound that will warm you on the coldest nights. And if you can find a back strong enough to lift it, the sub will hammer out all the bass you'll need. If you're after a system that takes a commanding position between low-cost and silly-expensive, the SBS-01 hits a sweet spot.

At an MSRP of around $1000, the SBS-01 might be a little expensive for some but it still might be a system you'll want to look at.

At SoundandVisionMag.com

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The DS-220: A Recliner that Costs as Much as Several Decent Plasma TVs

I'm always looking for the "perfect" recliner for my home entertainment center. I have to say that even though it clashes with my wife's decorating style, I really like the DS-220 from DDC. According to Trendir:

The DS-220 recliner offers comfort in futuristic style. The tall back and angled headrest give you comfortable support as you lean back and relax. The inset footrest extends on robotic like legs to truly let you stretch out. Available as either an electric or manual adjustable control the DS-220 recliner is upholstered in leather, synthetic suede or fabric, in a variety of colours. With the Step Wall Unit and the DS-220 recliner, DDC bring comfort and style to the modern home theater system. As each piece is customised the Step System ranges between $14,830 and $20,000 while prices for the DS-220 range from $4,690 to $9,690.

I stopped breathing for a second when I saw the price but the DS-220 is still pretty cool. if you've got lots of dough, be sure to check out the DDC website for all of their home theater products.

At Trendir.com

Product Page at DDC


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December 19, 2006

Nintendo to Recalling 3.2 Million Straps for Wii Remotes

If your recently bonked your best friend in the head with a flying Wii remote, you might just want to blame Nintendo. According to InsuranceJournal.com:

Nintendo is issuing a product recall for its latest video game problem over a Wii problem. The reception of Nintendo's Wii video game console has been enthusiastic -- too enthusiastic, apparently, for the straps that are supposed to keep the game controllers in the hands of players.

After widespread reports of controllers flying out of the hands of overly energetic players to cause a Wii bit of damage to TV sets, walls and bystanders, Nintendo is recalling 3.2 million straps to replace them with tougher stuff.

The article also states:

Customers can exchange the straps through their local Nintendo service centers, Minagawa said. The worldwide exchange is expected to cost the company several million dollars.

There even a class action lawsuit out there because of the faulty straps. Wow, people will sue for just about anything these days.

At InsuranceJournal.com

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December 18, 2006

Amazon DVD Releases Coming Dec. 19, 2006

ER - The Complete Sixth Season

The Simpsons - The Complete Ninth Season

Walt Disney Treasures - More Silly Symphonies (1929-1938)

The Biggest Loser Workout, Vol. 2

Hogan's Heroes - The Complete Fifth Season

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December 15, 2006

Uh Oh! Only 10 Days Till Christmas!

In case you didn't notice, this weekend is probably your last chance to get your online shopping done so that it's delivered by Christmas. To help you ot, we just wanted to remind you of our handy-dandy Buying Guides from the Blogpire Network. Be sure to check out the TVSnob Shopping Guide first and then check out these:

Enjoy and have a safe and happy shopping weekend!

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December 14, 2006

Review: Panasonic TH-50PH9UK 50-inch Plasma TV

It sure seems like there's a new Panasonic Plasma TV coming out every day. One of the newest entries from Panasonic is the TH-50PH9UK 50-inch Plasma and according to the review from CNET:

Panasonic's latest line of professional plasma panels, the TH-PH9UK series, continues to turn everyday TV shoppers' heads for some very compelling reasons. While designed primarily for professional use, the picture quality of these TVs is better than that of most consumer models, and their prices are extremely competitive. The trade-off? Panasonic's pro plasmas come with just a couple of inputs, no speakers, and no stand, although you can purchase them separately. The HDMI input--a necessity in today's world--will cost you at least an extra $110, the stand (pictured above) around $150, and the speakers, if you choose to add them, about $250. (The full list of accessories can be found here.) If the customization and extra accessories sounds like a chore, then the professional models probably aren't right for you.

Overall the TH-50PH9UK is a decent TV at a decent price and you'll want to be sure to check out the rest of the review.

At CNET.com

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December 13, 2006

Gift Idea of the Day: Samsung LNS4692D 46" LCD HDTV

If you're looking for a great deal on a large screen LCD HDTV, you'll really want to look at the Samsung LNS4692D 46" LCD HDTV. According to Amazon:

Amazon.com Product Description Samsung raises the bar again for LCD technology with its 40-inch LN-S4692D HDTV, which provides a high performance, large format LCD that also includes an integrated HDTV tuner as well as connectivity options for your PC and portable digital audio players. It has a glossy, piano-black cabinetry with a space-saving bottom-mounted speaker design. It sits atop a swivel stand that provides a +/-15-degree swivel that makes it easy to move the screen for optimal viewing. Additionally, the stand can be removed for wall-mounting via optional VESA compatible hardware. The LCD panel incorporates the latest video technology from Samsung, all of which results in a richly vibrant color picture that's stunningly realistic. With the Cold Cathode Fluorescent Lamp (CCFL), this set provides 92 percent of the NTSC standard color map--where typical LCD screens only cover 72 percent of this spectrum. The result is a superior color gamut than any other LCD TVs on the market for a more vivid color replication. Samsung's new innovative S-PVA (Super Patterned Vertical Alignment) panel technology allows you to see any display clearly with it the 178-degree wide viewing angle--horizontally and vertically.

The LN-S4692D features an unbelievable 5000:1 contrast ratio, 500 cd/m2 brightness rating (for brighter whites, deeper blacks, and every shade in between), a 1366 x 768-pixel resolution (for a widescreen 16:9 screen aspect ratio), 178-degree viewing angle, and a super-fast 8ms (millisecond) response time, which minimizes blurring of moving images and is especially helpful for sports and action movies.

This beauty has PIP (Picture-in-Picture) and a lot of other great features four under $2000. Not too shabby!

At Amazon.com

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December 12, 2006

How About Cinema in the Bedroom?


In the past, we've mentioned some cool furniture options for your home theater room. One thing we've never talked about is customizing your bedroom with some high-end home theater furniture and equipment. We've run across a really cool bedroom setup (actually the wife mentioned the word "gaudy") called the Ruf-Cinema and according to it's website:

To go to the cinema in your pajamas, stretch out your feet as much as you want and snuggle down into your pillow? That's not a vision with RUF-Cinema, the first multimedia bed of the furture, it's every evening's reality.

Overall it's a pretty cool system that's a tad expensive at around £11,000.

At Dexterton.com [via InteractiveHome]

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December 11, 2006

Amazon DVD Releases Coming Dec. 12, 2006

Full House - The Complete Fifth Season

James Bond Ultimate Edition - Vol. 4 (Dr. No / You Only Live Twice / Octopussy / Tomorrow Never Dies / Moonraker)

Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby (Unrated Fullscreen Edition)

The Chronicles of Narnia - The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (Four-Disc Extended Edition)

Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby (Unrated Widescreen Edition)

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December 7, 2006

ABC News' Ultimate Video Game and System Buyer's Guide

While the mainstream media isn't always the best source for Gaming Buying Guides, ABC News has a pretty decent Video Game and System Buyer's Guide. The article is broken down into the following categories:

  • Consoles and Handhelds
  • Video Games Galore
  • Understanding Video Game Ratings
  • Talk the Talk: Gaming Lingo

The article starts out:

Moms and dads listen up: A new line of video games and video game consoles have been unleashed for the holidays and we're here to help you sort through the games and gear your kids — and perhaps you yourself.

It's been more than 25 years since home video game consoles hit the mainstream with Atari's 2600. But we've come a long way since the days of Pac-Man and Space Invaders. Today's games run the gamut from interactive adventures that put you in the lead role of a Hollywood-style action movie to games that put you in charge of tens of thousands of medieval warriors laying siege to a massive castle.

Video game stores are stocked with hundreds of games for young and old alike, and it can be tough to know what's right, what's good and what's appropriate for the gamer in your life.

While this article is geared more towards novices and than gamers, the article is still worth a read.

At ABCNews.com

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Review: Microsoft Xbox 360 HD-DVD Player

Since gaming consoles are pretty much full blown computers these days, it's no surprise what they can do. If you have an Xbox 360, you'll definitely want to consider adding an Xbox 360 HD-DVD player to your setup. ZDNet has a review of the HD-DVD player that starts out:

While the Sony PlayStation 3 may have an integrated Blu-ray player, Microsoft is doing its best to blunt that possible competitive advantage with a next-generation DVD player of its own for the Xbox 360. Dubbed simply Xbox 360 HD-DVD player, the fairly basic external drive connects to the Xbox 360 via a USB cable. Like the 360 itself, you can either stand the drive upright or lay it down horizontally. Whichever way you go, the whole outboard concept is a little kludgey, but the drive's $200 price tag is quite reasonable considering today's stand-alone HD-DVD players start at $500. Better yet, Microsoft is also throwing in an Xbox 360 Universal Media Remote and, for a limited time, a copy of Peter Jackson's King Kong HD-DVD.

The review wraps up:

Despite its connectivity drawbacks, the Xbox 360 HD-DVD player makes a perfectly suitable means of watching HD-DVDs, and it's a good way for Xbox 360 owners get in on the next-generation DVD action without investing too much. Of course, adding $200 to the cost of the Xbox 360 puts the total cost of the console at the same price as the PlayStation 3 and its integrated Blu-ray drive. Apples to apples, if next-generation DVD is what you're looking, the PS3 is going to be the better overall solution from a design standpoint. But for die-hard Xbox 360 fans, the PS3 just isn't an option.

Since you already spent a ton on the 360 and games, what's a few hundred bucks more to watch HD-DVDs?

At ZDNet.com

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Gift Idea of the Day: Hasbro's ZoomBox Projector

Last year we mentioned the Hasbro's ZoomBox Projector, a great projector for the kids. What's cool is all the buzz we're hearing from our readers over a device that allows your kids to play games and watch DVDs on a 60-inch diagonal picture right on their wall. According to Amazon:

Product Description Sit at home and stare at your wall! Play your favorite DVDs, CDs, and video games projected on a wall with the amazing Zoombox! This device has a built-in projector that displays your favorite electronic games and movies on your wall, on your ceiling, or any flat surface in an image that can be displayed up to 60-inches. With a built-in CD/DVD player as well as external hook-ups for camcorders, video games, VCRs, and more, the Zoombox is an all-in-one solution for your kid's home media needs. Plus with the headphone jack, they won't have to share the built-in speakers' sound with the rest of the house.

Technical Specifications: Creates a 60-inch diagonal picture when placed 8 feet from the wall or ceiling. For best results, use in a dark room on a light-colored wall or ceiling.

Resolution: 557 x 234 Includes: Zoombox Projector Lamp bulb 12V AC adaptor Instructions This amazing item assembles in seconds and can be projecting a movie on your wall in just minutes. Just plug it in, point it, dim the lights, and enjoy!

The thing to remember is that the ZoomBox isn't going to do much for your home entertainment system, but it's a great low-cost option to enhance your kid's game playing and DVD watching.

At Amazon.com

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December 6, 2006

Hooking up your Home Entertainment System Shouldn't Require a Degree

Do you think you're getting a new home theater sytem, TV, DVD player, or some type of home entertainment component for Christmas? If you're like me, these things can get a little confusing when it comes down to what wire to plug into where. One of our favorite resources for setting up devices is the Audioholics Setup Center over at Audioholics.com. They have sections like Home Theater AV Hardware that's broken down into these handy categories:

  • Connecting a CableTV or Satellite System
  • Tips for Building a Home Theater in an Apartment
  • Ground Loops - Eliminating System Hum and Buzz
  • Basic Audio & Video Set-Up Guide
  • Receiver Setup and Connections
  • DVD Player Setup
  • Setting Up Your Home Theater System - Basics
  • DVD Audio Setup Tip #1

So take a peek at the Audioholics Setup Center and be sure to bookmark it because in a couple of weeks we know you'll need it.

At Audioholics.com

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December 5, 2006

HDTV Buying Tips for Gamers

We've pointed you to a lot of articles about buying an HDTV but here's the first one we've found that is mainly aimed at gamers. Obviously gamers are looking for some features a regular HDTV buyer isn't looking for and this article at Mercurynews.com does a decent job of breaking down HDTV buying for gamers:

Here's some other information gamers should know. If you're going full-tilt and buying a 1080p TV for a PlayStation 3, you should make sure it has at least one HDMI connector, or a plug that can take an HDMI cable for faster video transfer between the game console and the TV. An Xbox 360 does not support HDMI, which carries audio and video over the same cable. If you're connecting an Xbox 360 to the TV, use the component input cables (red blue green with red and white sound), not the standard AV cables (red, white, yellow). Sony says HDMI gives you deeper color reproduction.

Some brands such as Samsung can automatically set the right resolution and video source when you start a console. And, in game mode, the Samsung LCD TVs can adjust their "refresh rates,'' or speed at drawing a picture, to keep up with a fast game. But the plasma advocates say that plasma screens are inherently much faster than LCD TVs. Hence, plasmas can be better for gaming on a 720p TV.

While this article could probably be more in-depth, it's a good starting point if you're a gamer and not sure what you need in an HDTV.

At MercuryNews.com

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Morel Vario On-Wall Speaker System

Since flat panel TVs are all the rage, why not consider flat wall speakers? I ran across an article about the Morel Vario On-Wall Speaker System and have to say these speakers are quite drool-worthy. According to The Home Theater Mag:

On-wall speakers, like their wall-hugging flat-panel video companions, have improved significantly over the last five or six years, so it's no longer a surprise to find a system that sounds good. But Morel's Varios are more than just good. They sound outstandingly good and are well worth the sticker price—and then some—whether it's $2,000 for a stereo pair or six grand for a 5.1-channel system. I wasn't the only one who was impressed by the speakers, either.

One of my sons—the one who rarely comments on any of the gear that finds its way through our living room other than to complain about something being too complicated to operate—breezed by while I was taking the Varios off of the wall. When he surprisingly took the time to stop and ask if the speakers were going back, I knew they'd hit a chord with him—as they did with me. In fact, the system performs so well, you'll probably think of your plasma TV (no matter what size you own) as an accessory to the Varios rather than the other way around. But, if you want a Vario system just because it'll look good with your flat panel, that's OK, too.

While the Morel speakers would probably be a bit overkill for my home theater system, they're definitely something to aspire to.

At HomeTheatermag.com

Morel's Website

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December 4, 2006

Amazon DVD Releases Coming Dec. 5, 2006

24 - Season Five

24 - Seasons 1-5

Saturday Night Live - The Complete First Season

Miami Vice (Unrated Director's Cut)

Mission Impossible - The Complete First Season

Rocky Anthology (Rocky / Rocky II / Rocky III / Rocky IV / Rocky V)

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Gift Idea of the Day: Samsung HT-Q70 XM Ready Five-Disc DVD Changer Home Theater System

If you're in the market for a home theater system, you'll want to look at the Samsung HT-Q70 Home Theater System. With an XM Ready tuner and a five-disc CD channels this is a pretty loaded system for under $300. According to Amazon:

Amazon.com Product Description The Samsung HT-Q70 home-theater system delivers 1000 watts (200 more watts than the HT-Q45) of big audio power through 5.1 channels, enhanced by Dolby Digital, Dolby Pro Logic, and DTS decoders. This full-featured unit offers the convenience of a five-disc changer, as well as improved USB host play, which enables you to plug and play your favorite portable digital devices without the nuisance of loading software.

Of course, this convenience is all accented by the DVD player's impressive progressive scan technology. The player supports loads of audio and video formats, such as MP3, WMA, MPEG (video), DivX, JPEG (photo files), and general audio support. Forget about the need to burn CDs or DVDs to enjoy music and video clips. The HT-Q70 gives you all the playback options you need so you can sit back and enjoy all your favorite media files, no matter what the format.

To top it all off, the HT-Q70 is XM Radio ready. With the HT-Q70 and your subscription to XM radio, you will be able to enjoy satellite radio service in CD quality sound. With the superior audio of Samsung and the static-free reception of satellite broadcasts, radio takes on a whole new dimension. This is the ultimate in complete home theater experience.

The DVD player's smooth progressive scan eliminates even the slightest hint of blur or distortion, and brings new realism to DVD movies and DVD video selections. Combine this with HDMI (High Definition Multimedia Interface) connectivity and you'll be impressed with this system's ability to transmit DVD video and audio signals simultaneously for an even clearer picture.

Good looking for a good price, the Samsung HT-Q70 should definitely be considered by those looking for a nice entry level Home Theater System.

At Amazon.com

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December 2, 2006

November 2006 Monthly Roundup for TVSnob

Wow! November was a busy month. Probably the important thing to come out this month was th TVSnob Holiday Shopping Guide which breaks down some of the top TVs and TV related items for your shopping list. Also be sure to check out the whole list of Holiday Shopping Guides from the entire Blogpire network.

Since we're on the subject of Christmas shopping also be sure to check out our review of the Circuit City 24/24 Guarantee. So kick back and relax a little this weekend and catch up on some TVSnob reading.

General News and Rants
TiVo to Run Ads at End of Recorded Shows
Wal-Mart Testing Movie Downloads
Xbox Movies Download Service Now Live - Prices Too High!
Oklahomans Paying too Much for HDTVs
Get Your TiVo Free After Rebates This Holiday Season
Holiday Gift and Shopping Guides from Around the Blogpire
Have a Happy Thanksgiving!
My Experience with Circuit City's 24/24 Guarantee
Vizio Drops Prices on Plasma & LCD HDTV Models Just in Time for Black Friday
Watch Futurama Online - For Now Anyway
Wee with Wii!
Missed Out on PS3? - Still a Chance to Get the Nintendo Wii!
James Lileks' TV Jargon Primer
Circuit City's 24/24 Guarantee Reminder
TVSnob 2006 Christmas Buying Guide - HDTVs, TiVo, PS3, and Other Vital TV Related Items
Japanese Retailers Sell 88,400 PS3s in first 2 Days
Shopping Online with Circuit City's 24/24 Guarantee
Tutorial: Installing MythTV on an Ubuntu System
Consortium Formed to Develop WirelessHD

Deal of the Day
Girft Idea of the Day: Samsung LNS2641D 26" LCD HDTV with Integrated ATSC Tuner
Gift Idea of the Day: Sennheiser RS 130 Wireless Surround Sound Headphones
Deal of the Day: Sony STR-DG500 6.1 Channel Home Theater Receiver

Reviews, First Looks, and Tutorials
Projectiondesign Model Two WIDE - Projection in Small Spaces
Review: Oppo Digital LT-2007 LCD TV with DVD
DL.TV's HDTV Special
Curious About What the Wii Can Do?
Review: TiVo Series 3 HD Digital Media Recorder
First Look: Monster AVL-300 Universal Remote
First Look: BenQ MP510 DLP Projector - Home Theater for Around $500
InFocus Play Big IN76 DLP Projector Review
Microsoft to Offer Movies and TV for the Xbox 360 Live Service
LG Introduces Awesome Dual Screen Refrigerator

New DVD Releases
Amazon DVD Releases Coming Nov. 28, 2006
Amazon DVD Releases Coming Nov. 21, 2006
Amazon DVD Releases Coming Nov. 14, 2006
Amazon DVD Releases Coming Nov. 07, 2006

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December 1, 2006

Forget the Weather - Shop from Home this Weekend!

Getting ready to do some serious power shopping this weekend? Well, with all of the nasty weather out there (we had 8 inches of snow last night!), why not cuddle up with the Blogpire Holiday Shopping Guides. Of course be sure to check out the TVSnob Shopping Guide first and then check out these:

Enjoy and have a safe and happy shopping weekend!

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