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January 12, 2007

Deal of the Day: Sony DVPCX995V 400-Disc DVD Mega Changer/Player

If you're like me, getting up to put in a DVD is such a pain in the butt. That's why you want to check out this deal at Amazon on the Sony DVPCX995V 400-Disc DVD Mega Changer/Player: Product Description
Conveniently store your entire DVD library (or all your favorite CDs and Super Audio CDs) in the Sony DVPCX995V 400-disc, progressive scan Mega Changer--the perfect tool for organizing your media library as well as providing extraodinary high definition sound and video to your home theater. It up-scales video to high-definition (1080i/720p) resolution and transmits high quality audio through a High-Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI). It also features a redesigned Disc Explorer on-screen graphic interface, providing intuitive and easy access to the expansive disc library. With the ability to conveniently house and sort through 400 media discs, this cool player can eliminate the need for racks and racks of CD and DVD storage.

It features Sony's Precision Cinema Progressive circuitry, Dolby Digital and DTS 5.1 channel outputs, and also offers coaxial and optical digital outputs. It's compatible with DVD-RW/-R/+RW/+R, MP3, JPEG, CD-RW/-R, VCD and SVCD formats--so it can play just about any disc you have from movies and video to music. Other convenience features include multi-disc resume (40 discs), custom parental controls (on all 400 discs), playback memory (400 discs), background graphics that display on your TV while music plays, and a multi-brand remote control.

Wow! You'll be amazed by the price, so be sure to check it out.

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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: 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.

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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: 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!


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December 7, 2006

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.


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December 4, 2006

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: 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.


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November 29, 2006

Gift Idea of the Day: Samsung LNS2641D 26" LCD HDTV with Integrated ATSC Tuner

Looking for an LCD TV with an integrated HDTV tuner? Be sure to check out this great deal on the Samsung LNS2641D 26" LCD HDTV at Amazon: Product Description If you're just entering the HD arena and don't want to break the bank on your first flat-screen television, the entry-level 26-inch Samsung LNS2641D LCD TV is a great fit for your budget and it offers many of the same video processing features as its higher end 51- and 52-Series siblings. It features an integrated HDTV tuner, 10-bit video processor, and a 3000:1 contrast ratio for smooth, vibrant pictures. It also includes dual HDMI inputs for simultaneous signal transfer of audio and video from digital devices and PC connectivity. The dual purpose pedestal stand can also be used as an articulating wall mount when it’s folded back. Additionally, the stand can be removed for wall-mounting via optional VESA compatible hardware (such as Samsung wall mounting kit WMTL2600).

The Samsung Digital Natural Image engine (DNIe) Video Enhancer refines all analog NTSC and wideband video inputs for an overall improvement in picture quality. DNIe improves contrast, white level, picture detail and incorporates digital noise reduction to improve lower quality video inputs. The 3D Y/C digital comb filter constantly analyzes the three dimensions of picture height, picture width, and picture changes-over-time to dramatically reduce edge image artifacts while improving transition detail.

While this is a smaller screen that's best for the bedroom or office, you'll really be impressed with the LNS2641D.


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November 27, 2006

Gift Idea of the Day: Sennheiser RS 130 Wireless Surround Sound Headphones

As we mentioned in our Holiday Gift Guide, a good set of headphones is essential for peaceful TV viewing. To enhance your viewing pleasure, you might want to check out the Sennheiser RS 130 Headphones at Product Description Experience total audio immersion and freedom with the Sennheiser RS 130 wireless headphones. With an SRS surround sound mode that can be switched on or off, and a design that completely encases your ears, the RS 130s are ideal for kicking back on the couch with a DVD when the rest of the house is asleep. Or, maybe you want to dance to the music from your hi-fi system while doing some laundry. With the RS 130s you can move around freely while enjoying audiophile-class sound wherever you roam. While many wireless headphones suffer from poor reception, the RS 130s have the problem licked with intelligent auto tuning and a self-learning automatic signal level control that provides maximum signal reception and a range of up to 150 meters. The headphones are lightweight, too, making them very comfortable to wear. The included transmitter and stand makes recharging the headphone batteries easy; simply hang the headphones on the charging cradle and you're good to go. With an operating time of approximately 22 hours, though, plan on spending most of your time enjoying rich sound and maximum mobility.

For the price, these are one of the best sets of heaphones out there.


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November 7, 2006

Deal of the Day: Sony STR-DG500 6.1 Channel Home Theater Receiver

Did you know that great sound out of your television doesn't have to break the bank? In fact if you want a low cost entry level home theater receiver, you'll want to check out the Sony STR-DG500 at Product Description When you're ready to step up to 6.1 channel performance for a truly rich home theater experience, the STR-DG500 Home A/V Receiver is ready to take you there. Designed as Sony's entry level surround sound receiver, performance and simplicity are the key. The receiver sports 660 Watts delivered across six channels for an impressive 110 Watts per channel. When you add Sony's Digital Cinema Auto Calibration setup, you've got a system that is simple to set up, but is completely tuned to your unique home theater layout.

Digital Cinema Sound
Sony's original Digital Cinema Sound technology uses exclusive DSP technology to recreate the precise environment of three Hollywood Dubbing Stages where your movies are created. The result is true theater sound in the home from the source. You also get a huge range of other decoding technologies, including Dolby Digital Decoding, Dolby Pro Logic II, Dolby Pro Logic IIX, Dolby Pro Logic, Dolby Digital EX, dts 96/24, dts NEO:6, and dts-ES. All of these options give you great compatibility with the digital sound encodings in the latest DVDs and other media.

Digital Cinema Auto Calibration
Now the optimal speaker for your living room is only a press of button away. Simply place the included microphone in your listening position and allow the strength of Sony's Digital Signal Processing to take over. Speaker placement, distance, and delays are all adjusted automatically to ensure a worry free listening experience. Once you have your system optimized you can select from a variety of sound fields to suit the entertainment you're experiencing. Choose from three sound fields designed to optimize cinema, three for music, 11 for automatic format decoding, and one for two-channel stereo listening.

Overall, the STR-DG500 is a great entry level receiver for anyone looking to optimize their TV viewing experience.

Compare Prices: Sony STR-DG500 6.1 Channel Home Theater Receiver

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October 31, 2006

Deal of the Day: Toshiba RD-XS55 DVD Player/Recorder with 250GB Hard Drive

There's nothing cooler than a DVD recorder, especially when there's a 250GB hard drive inside. Yep, the Toshiba RD-XS55 DVD is a great choice for TV addicts looking for the ability to record and burn whenever you want. According to Amazon: Product Description Watch your favorite television programming on your own time with the powerful and easy-to-use Toshiba RD-XS55 DVD recorder with integrated digital video recorder (DVR) with a massive 250 GB hard drive. You'll also get amazing video results when playing DVDs, thanks to the RD-XS55's upconversion from 480p to 720p/1080i formats via the HDMI connection. It also comes with TV Guide On Screen program guide, which provides access to eight days of programming. And because this conversion is performed in the player, the signal remains free from excessive digital to analog artifacts.

It's easy to find the programs you want to record--just search by keyword or sort programs by category, then highlight the listing and simply press the record button. It will also control your cable box (via IR blasters) for simplified unattended recording. The Chase Play feature enables you to begin watching a recording that is already in progress. The Live Chase Play feature lets you "pause" a live recording and then return to it later. During playback of both modes, a bar graph can be displayed on-screen depicting the "progress" or location of the playback signal with regards to the real time recorded signal.

The RD-XS55 records to affordable DVD-R/RW discs as well as DVD-RAM discs, a very flexible format that enables you to re-record on the disc up to several thousand times. In addition to playing back those recordable formats, this DVD player is also compatible with playing DVD movie, CD audio, CD-R/RW, DVD-R/RW, and VCD, as well as MP3 and WMA digital audio files.

Overall, this is a pretty sweet device for a reasonable price.

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October 25, 2006

Deal of the Day: Akai PDP5073TM 50" Plasma HDTV

If you're looking for a 50" Plasma but you don't want to break the bank, be sure to check out this deal on the Akai PDP5073TM: Product Description Large and in charge but still compact thanks to its bottom-mounted speakers, the 50-inch Akai PDP5073TM will brighten your home theater with a broad color spectrum of 16.7 million colors and a high luminance display. Built for those who want an affordable large screen TV, the PDP4273M has a built-in NTSC tuner for standard over-air programming, and it displays HDTV channels and signals when connected to an optional receiver or compatible cable/satellite set-top box via the component or single-cable HDMI connections. It features a 1366 x 768-pixel resolution, 160-degree viewing angle, super-bright 1000 cd/m2 (candela per square meter) brightness rating, and a stunning 5000:1 contrast ratio. (The higher the contrast ratio, the greater a TV's ability to display subtle color details and not get washed out by ambient room light.) A 2D comb filter separates chrominance (color) from luminance (brightness) information in the video signal for independent processing to improve picture resolution and minimize distortion.

This set also performs 3:2 pulldown detection and reversal, too--a handy feature for watching progressive-scan movie programs in their native 24-frame format. To adapt 24 frames-per-second movies to 30 fps video, frames in the original movie must be duplicated; 3:2 pulldown digitally corrects this duplication by removing the redundant information to display a frame-accurate picture. Other features include gamma correction, color temperature controls, multiple display modes for video inputs as well as the PC input, and V-Chip parental controls.

Not a bad deal. if you've got this TV, be sure to leave us a comment with your thoughts.


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