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Erin Lawrence

Erin Lawrence
Editor TV and Home Theatre
Erin is a journalist, writer, and TV producer with a fascination for technology and a love of gadgets. Watch her on Tech Talk, monthly on CTV Morning Live Calgary.

Home Theatre Month: improving lighting in your media or TV room

Lighting in your home theatre is about more than just having an overhead fixture that will keep you from tripping over the dog in the dark. There are both health reasons and fun reasons to make some changes to the lighting in your home theatre, TV room, or media centre. Plus, with new technology, you have more options than ever in many price ranges to upgrade your lighting.

Choosing Smarthome Products: Surveillance and Home Monitoring

Home monitoring and surveillance is not just for the rich or nefarious.  Sure, we all have that house on our block that’s tricked out with half a dozen cameras and tripwires (despite their being an aging Datsun in the driveway), but find out why real people have a real need for home monitoring.

Logitech Harmony Elite universal remote review

Universal remotes can be the saving grace of your home theatre. They eliminate clutter and confusion and make all your devices work together seamlessly. Check out the new universal remote control Logitech calls, “the most powerful and intuitive remote for home entertainment and home control.”

Watch cable TV anywhere: Reviewing Slingbox M2 and Slingbox 500

Increasingly, its more common to watch TV and movies from somewhere not inside the home.  We watch on the go; on the bus or train or at the airport, or even at the office on a  break.  That’s where Slingbox can help you enjoy your downtime. It allows you to watch shows from your home’s cable or satellite box, from anywhere at any time.

Picking out a Projector for Home Theatre Month

If you want a true Hollywood movie experience at home, technically you shouldn’t even be looking at flat panel TVS.  For you, friend, a projector is the way to go.  There are all kinds of great reasons to pick a projector, and if you’re new to the technology, or you’re of the age where you had to watch slides over a weak and dusty beam, take heart.  We’ll help you figure it out.

Home Theatre Month is a great time to get a new TV!

TVs are the anchors of our home theatres.  You can skip a PVR, you can forgo better speakers, and you can bypass Google Chromecast, but without a great TV set, you’ve got some fancy peripherals … and a wall.  Since it’s Home Theatre Month, it’s the perfect time to look at making an upgrade, and if you want to know what’s what when it comes to format and technology, read on.

Samsung Radiant-360 R7 Speaker Review: 360 degrees of sound.

It’s the speaker that doesn’t look like a speaker, and Samsung’s new Radiant-360 R7 speaker’s odd football shape is what gives it an edge over conventional speakers.  Made to kick out sound in every direction it’s the speaker that you may find will score a touchdown for your home theatre.

September is Home Theatre Month!

You may not be ready to kiss summer goodbye, but its days are numbered. While we’re enjoying the last long days and warm nights, it’s a good time to start planning ahead for the cooler months to come. Why not beat the impending winter by staying warm and entertained in a refreshed and reenergized home theatre? This month is the perfect time to get educated about all the great new technology that’s hitting the market.

Review HP Envy 7640e All In One Printer, Copier, Scanner, Photo Printer, Fax

Printers are inexpensive nowadays, and while you can get one for far less than a hockey ticket, you might want to look at getting a printer that does more than average. It’s possible to get a printer that also scans, faxes, copies documents and prints lab-quality photos, all in one solid package.

Osram Lightify review with video: GardenSpot and Flex kits

Smart lights are an easy way to add beauty, security and versatility to your home.  Whether it’s setting up timers, or adding colour both inside and out, smart lights are quickly moving from fun gadget, to home must-haves.  Find out why.

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