Basic Types of Surround Sound Systems – 5.1, 6.1, and 7.1

Surround sound systems can be very confusing, with all the different channel configurations and associated technologies. If you are in the market for a surround sound system you need to break through some of the clutter here is a basic primer on surround that I hope will help.   Surround sound is one of the best ways to improve the entertainment value of your big screen TV.

Q&A with Game of Thrones’ Kristian Nairn and Isaac Hempstead Wright

I got the amazing opportunity to interview Kristian Nairn and Isaac Hempstead Wright who play Hodor and Bran Stark in the HBO series Game of Thrones. We talk about the Red Wedding, their strong bond on the show, their favourite TV show and much more. 

‘Game of Thrones’ Season 3 Blu-Ray Review

As we await the premiere of season 4, we will simply have to settle with season 3 of the highly rated HBO show, Game of Thrones, which is now available on Blu-Ray and DVD. Settle? Sorry, I mean indulge. 

A Primer for Streaming Content to Your TV

Every year we spend more time on the Internet and less time watching TV and this trend isn’t slowing down. The younger demographic typically spends even more time on the Internet than watching TV. There are a lot of contributing factors including the plethora of Internet devices, the ubiquitous nature of the Internet, and the amazing growth of excellent content. When at home why not view some of that content on your best viewing device – your big flat screen TV? Especially when watching videos or films, why huddle around your computer, tablet, or Smartphone? There are many simple ways to stream that content to your TV. Here is a Reader’s Digest description of a few of them.

Review: Altec Lansing Bluetooth Portable Speakers

  Never be without your music with Altec Lansing Bluetooth Portable Speakers!

Are Sound Bars Worth the Investment?

  Flat panel TV’s keep getting more incredible. Clearer pictures with Ultra HD 4K, and bigger screens that keep getting thinner and thinner. While the picture keeps getting better, the sound isn’t improving much because it is next to impossible to put decent speakers in a very thin panel. This is why sound bars have become extremely popular. They are very easy to set up, they look good, are non-obtrusive, and very cost effective. But are they really worth the investment? Like so many things – it depends!

The Best TV’s from the 2014 Consumer Electronics Show

New Televisions were a big part of last month’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Vegas, and the big brands were all strutting their stuff trying to take a lead position by showing off their latest and greatest technologies.  Some of it was a bit of fluff, but fortunately there was a lot of great stuff too. I am going to give you my take on the “best-in-show.”

The Lego Movie Review – Everything is Awesome

Emmet (Chris Pratt) is just an ordinary Lego minifigure, but once he touches something he’s not supposed to, he becomes the “special” and he’s the only one that can stop bad guy, Lord Business (Will Ferrell), who wants to end the world.

The Lego Movie: More than just a Cinematic Experience

On February 7th, the Lego Movie debuts in theatres featuring an all-star comedic cast of voices.  In addition to the movie, a full line of Lego Toys has launched with exclusive minifigs and scenes from the movie!  In addition, a video game based on the movie will be out a couple days before the film launches.  Click below to take a look at the Lego Movie toy line and video game, both of which you’ll be able to get your hands on through Best Buy.

Getting the Most Out of Your Apple TV

  For most of you that have an Apple TV, I am betting you simply set it up and have been enjoying it ever since – and you haven’t touched it since (except to watch stuff) to customize it for your particular needs. One of the nice things about Apple TV is it is easy to set up and use, so most people just plug it in and away they go. Well I am going to let you know of some simple things that you should do to improve the experience you have with Apple TV.  Easy!

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