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Tom Brauser

Tom Brauser
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I love to try new technologies and I have a practical approach to techie stuff - it has to be easy to use and make my life better. I have my house fully wired, with a surround sound system in my family room for music and TV viewing, but also drive music throughout the house as well as outdoors. I Internet stream content on all my devices at home, which provides a huge variety of entertainment to enjoy.

Review: New BenQ HT2150ST Home Entertainment Projector

A home entertainment projector is one of the best ways to get a full theatre experience, and the BenQ HT2150ST is designed to work well for gamers as well. At a very reasonable cost you can have a very large and immersive high definition picture of 100” or more. This BenQ unit has made owning a projector even easier with a number of features that make it easy to setup anywhere in your home.

How to Connect an Audio System to your TV – Wired or Wireless

Flat screen TVs keep getting thinner and thinner, which creates a great aesthetic, but also leaves little room for audio technology. In fact, I am amazed how good some TVs sound given the constrained space. However, if you have a big flat screen with a beautiful picture, you also want big sound to enhance your viewing experience. Here’s a primer on how to connect audio to your TV.

Review: Kanto Yu5 Bluetooth Bookshelf Speakers

If you are looking for the convenience of wireless Bluetooth, the independence of self-powered speakers, and the ability to get true stereo sound you are finally in luck. Most powered Bluetooth wireless speakers on the market today are standalone speaker units that may sound good but typically won’t provide enough separation to supply true stereo sound. The Kanto Yu5 bookshelf speakers are an excellent solution that looks and sounds great, with a lot of flexibility and simplicity.

Review: NEW LG OLED TV 55EG9200 – the first OLED TV with 4K is Fantastic!

It used to be that if you want a fantastic TV picture you would either need to get an OLED TV or a 4K UHD LED TV. Now LG has brought out the first OLED set that also has 4K Ultra High Definition. The result is nothing short of fantastic!

Take full advantage of Geek Squad with your Home Theatre System!

We spend so much time in front of our TVs and with our home entertainment systems that it is an absolute shame if it isn’t set up perfectly. Or worse yet, we don’t quite have the right system for the size and shape of our favorite room. Sure, today’s technology is great but also fairly complicated and fine-tuning every element of your home entertainment system will make it look and sound fantastic. Geek Squad is your insurance policy to ensure your system does what it is designed to do, and to maximize your entertainment value.

Why sound bars are perfect for dorm rooms

A sound bar is a perfect audio unit for the dorm room because of its size, price point, and ability to multi-task. And once finished with school, the bar can continue to perform for many years to come.

The best low cost TVs for students as rated by customers

Most students want to get the most entertainment they can for the least amount of money. The good news is that given the quality of TV technology these days, you don’t have to break the bank to get a great TV. Here is a collection of low cost TVs that are rated very highly by the toughest critics, end-users.

The best media streaming options for college students

We all want to save money, and especially college students. School is expensive and having little or no income while in school means money is tight. Media streaming is a great way to save money while still having a lot of great entertainment available. I am going to identify excellent media streaming options for students who want the best of both worlds—low cost and lots of entertainment.  

Soundbar vs. Soundbase – which one should you choose?

I have always been a big proponent of augmenting your home entertainment system with the full immersive sound of a surround sound system. However, I also recognize there are many reasons why a surround sound system may not be a practical solution. Whatever your reason is, a soundbar or soundbase can be an excellent alternative.

Review: Samsung 65” 4K Ultra HD Curved Tizen Smart TV (JU6800)

I had the luxury of testing out this new Samsung Ultra High Definition 65” TV at home. I had it for several weeks so was able to run it through its paces to provide a detailed review. This set is a brand new model exclusive to Best Buy. I have a couple of excellent HD plasma TVs at home but don’t own a 4K set yet, so I was looking forward to testing it out to see how it compares. This exclusive TV is definitely a step up with lots of features and an excellent picture.

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