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July 6, 2007

Cool Idea of the Day: Hide your TV in a Rotating Wall

At TVSnob we're always looking for neat new ways to integrate TVs into the home with the least level of obnoxiousness. One product that seems to fit that bill is the Bronson Room Divider for IcOn Furniture. According to ElectronicHouse.com:

IcOn Furniture Collection offers an easy way to cozy up a spacious master suite while providing a way to view a flat-panel TV from more than one vantage point.

The Bronson Room Divider creates visual separation between sections of the room without sacrificing the open, airy feel. Measuring 96 inches wide, 84 inches high and 24 inches deep, the unit also offers storage for a flat-panel TV up to 50 inches, which can be rotated 180 degrees at the touch of a finger to face the opposite direction.

In keeping with the clean, metropolitan design, the divider has storage for DVDs, CDs and other accessories. A built-in cable management system prevents the audio and video wires from becoming tangled when the TV is turned.

For under $7000, this is a pretty neat idea for your next remodeling project.

At ElectronicHouse.com

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July 2, 2007

June 27, 2007

Maybe a Little More Bubble Wrap on that New Plasma?

You thought you were having a bad day? Check out how this Plasma got delivered to some really unlucky person:

It's awful hard to hold back the tears when you see this picture. Now you can go about your day and know things aren't as bad as you thought.

At Geekologie.com

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June 1, 2007

May 2007 Monthly Roundup for TVSnob

It's hard to believe May is already over and we're about to jump into what's probably going to be a really hot summer. Anyway, we had a few exciting TV items in the month of May like Hitachi Announcing a 1000GB Blu-ray Recorder and LG Announcing the World's First High-Definition TV Refrigerator

Also if you've been thinking about getting an LCD anytime soon, you'll want to be sure to check out Are LCD TVs at the Lowest They Can Go?

So grab a cup of coffee and do a little TVSnob catch-up reading.


General News and Rants
Win $50 Bucks at Tool Snob
Are LCD TVs at the Lowest They Can Go?
Is Apple TV the Next Big Thing or Just Another Fad?

Deal of the Day
Deal of the Day: Vizio L32 32" Widescreen HD-Ready Flat-Panel LCD TV
Deal of the Day: Toshiba 46HM95 46" Diagonal 16:9 Integrated HD DLP Projection TV with HDMI
Deal of the Day: Hitachi Ultravision 42HDS69 42" Plasma HDTV
Deal of the Day: TiVo TCD649080 Series2 80 Hour Dual Tuner Digital Video Recorder
Deal of the Day: Sony DVPCX995V 400-Disc DVD Mega Changer/Player

Reviews, First Looks, and Tutorials
Review: Toshiba HD-A2 HD DVD Player
Ultimate LCD TV Protection for Klutzy Wii Owners
Hitachi Announces 1000GB Blu-ray Recorder
Review: Definitive Technology BP7000SC Bipolar Super Tower Loudspeakers
LG Announces World's First High-Definition TV Refrigerator
Review: Logitech 555/550 Universal Remote Control

New DVD Releases
Amazon DVD Releases Coming May 29, 2007
Amazon DVD Releases Coming May 22, 2007
Amazon DVD Releases Coming May 14, 2007
Amazon DVD Releases Coming May 08, 2007


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May 1, 2007

April 1, 2007

March 2007 Monthly Roundup for TVSnob

Can you believe the first quarter of 2007 is already over? Wow, this year is going fast! We had some important TV news and events in March, probably the biggest being Cablevision's Network DVR getting shot down in court.

You'l also want to check out the article on Apple's exciting new product Apple TV and choosing the right HDTV to go with your Apple TV.

So grab a cup of coffee, relax and catch up on a little Tvsnob reading.


General News and Rants
Cablevision's Network DVR Gets Shot Down in Court.
DVD Region Codes Explained
Remote Wrangler - Remote Control Organization for Complete Dorks!
Ambisound HTS8100 Arriving 2nd Quarter of 2007

Deal of the Day
Deal of the Day: Niko OTP-3211W 32-Inch HD-Ready LCD TV with DVI Input
Deal of the Day: Sony DAV-FC9 DVD Dream System
Deal of the Day: Samsung HT-Q70 XM Ready Five-Disc DVD Changer Home Theater System
Deal of the Day: Toshiba HD-A2 HD-DVD Player
Deal of the Day: Hasbro's ZoomBox Projector

Reviews, First Looks, and Tutorials
The Ultimate Remote Control for Star Wars Geeks
First Look: Choosing an HDTV for Apple TV
Hitachi to Offer HDTVs with Removable Hard Drives
DIY: Turn your Indoor Pool Into a Home Theater
Cool Weekend Project - Build an A/V Switcher
Review: Sony RM-VL600 Remote Control
First Look: Yamaha AVX-LC30 TV Rack
Review: Toshiba HD-XA2 HD DVD Player


New DVD Releases
Amazon DVD Releases Coming March 27, 2007
Amazon DVD Releases Coming March 20, 2007
Amazon DVD Releases Coming March 13, 2007
Amazon DVD Releases Coming March 06, 2007

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March 6, 2007

Remote Wrangler - Remote Control Organization for Complete Dorks!

If you've totally lost it and you want to attach remote controls to your head via something that looks like a modified jock strap, here's a product for you:

Whether a hardcore audiophile or casual TV watcher, somehow, we still end up with way more remotes and portable handheld devices than we can handle. Inevitably, that many devices can only result in many valuable hours wasted searching for the lost and misplaced... but not if the Remote Wrangler has anything to do with it.

The Multimedia Remote Control Wrangler (aka Remote Wrangler) has taken a novel approach to remote control storage that will be sure to take the world by storm, head first. It will certainly win the hearts (and heads) of those frustrated consumers who have had enough and are ready to regain control over their lives and remote controls. No more digging under seat cushions through Cheetos and Fig Newton crumbs searching for the remote you had just 5 minutes ago. All your controls are now only a head scratch away.
Multimedia Remote Control Wrangler

If you can get past the slightly unusual concept of storing devices on your noggin, you may grow to appreciate the ease of using the Remote Wrangler. Keeping comfort and accessibility as the main focus, remote controls (and practically any small handheld device) can easily be attached (and detached) with a Velcro-like material. Made from a stretchable fabric, the headpiece comfortably conforms to the face and feels like a second skin, minus the acne. As an added benefit, a surprisingly quiet and effective battery powered and remote controlled temporal massager is built into the headpiece.

Oh yeah, I forgot to mention the built-in massager. This will definitely be a gift for someone you hate the person who has everything.

At AmericanInventorSpot.com [via Gizmodo]

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March 1, 2007

February 2007 Monthly Roundup for TVSnob

Is is March already? Well a lot happened in February even though there were only 28 days. During the month we introduced you to a quite a few really cool products like the Paint-on Screen Projector and a review of the LG BH100 Blu-ray/HD DVD Player.

So call in late this morning, kick back, and do a little catch-up reading with TVSnob.

General News and Rants
No More PS3 Shortages by May According to Sony
Are DVR Owners Still Watching Commercials?
Is Blu-ray Winning the HD Format Wars?
Super Bowl Commercials Weren't so Super!
NFL Goes from "No Fun League" to "No Football for Lutherans"
Patent Seeks to Block those Dirty #$#@% Words on your TV

Deal of the Day
Refurbished TiVo Series2 Dual Tuner DVR for $49.99
Deal of the Day: Pioneer VSX-816-K 7.1-channel XM-Ready A/V Receiver
Deal of the Day: Samsung HL-S5087W 50" 1080p DLP HDTV
Deal of the Day: TiVo TCD649080 Series2 80 Hour Dual Tuner Digital Video Recorder

Reviews, First Looks, and Tutorials
Review: LG BH100 Blu-ray/HD DVD player
Sharp Introduces 5 New Models of AQUOS HD Recorders
First Look: LG BH100 Blu-ray/HD DVD player
Introducing the Paint-on Projection Screen
Review: Vizio VX32L HDTV
Amazon Unbox to Offer Downloads Directly to your TiVo
Review: Viewsonic N4251w 42 inch LCD HDTV

New DVD Releases
Amazon DVD Releases Coming Feb. 27, 2007
Amazon DVD Releases Coming Feb. 20, 2007
Amazon DVD Releases Coming Feb. 13, 2007
Amazon DVD Releases Coming Feb. 06, 2007

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February 28, 2007

Refurbished TiVo Series2 Dual Tuner DVR for $49.99

We just ran across a great deal over at TiVo's website on a refurbished TiVo Series2 box:

What an awesome deal. You might want to check it out before it ends.

At TiVo.com

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February 20, 2007

Are DVR Owners Still Watching Commercials?

We've all seen the reports before of how people with DVRs supposedly don't skip commercials. While my TV viewing has definitely changed since I got a DVR, I have to say that I still watch plenty of commercials so I have to agree with the basics of an article at the NYTimes.com:

People with digital video recorders like TiVo never watch commercials, right?

Add that to the list of urban — and suburban — myths.

It turns out that a lot of people with digital video recorders are not fast-forwarding and time-shifting as much as advertisers feared. According to new data released yesterday by the Nielsen Company, people who own digital video recorders, or DVRs, still watch, on average, two-thirds of the ads.

One big reason is that many people with DVRs still tune in to watch about half of their shows at the scheduled start time, meaning they must sit through commercials.

One thing the article states:

DVR owners account for about 6 percent of all TV viewing, but that figure is likely to grow, said Tracey Scheppach, vice president and video innovations director at Starcom USA. “Four of five people use the word ‘love’ when they describe this product, and when you have a product that powerful, it is going to become mainstream,” Ms. Scheppach said.

That 6 percent figure seems awful low to me so I have to question how well all of this is being tracked. What's funny to note is how when DVRs first came out, the major networks were throwing a fit and saying no one was watching commercials anymore. Notice how the last few years we haven't heard any complaints from the networks and we've even heard from networks that say DVRs are helping advertising? Why did the networks back off? Well obviously they realized DVRs are here to stay and whether advertising is being hurt or not, whining about it is only going to cause advertisers to want to pay you less to run their commercials. Isn't America great?

Be sure to check out the rather lengthy article ay the NY Times.

AT NYTimes.com

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