Review: Monster HDMI Cables and Surge Protector – High Quality Accessories

Monster manufactures high quality accessories that are needed for any TV & Home Theatre system. You know, cables and surge protectors that you typically just take for granted or simply buy as an after thought. They are extremely well made, but with that typically comes a higher price. You get what you pay for, but with these relatively mundane accessories is it worth spending the extra dough? You just bought a fancy new HDTV or better yet a shiny stunning 4K UHD model, so do you need high-end cables to make sure you get the best picture?   I had the opportunity to try out a couple of excellent Monster HDMI cables and a Power Surge Protector so I can give you my first-hand perspective on why you may or may not consider them for your system.

LG shows off 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Player at CES 2017

LG debuted its brand new 4K Blu-ray player at consumer technology show CES. With Ultra High Resolution capabilities plus HDR and Dolby Vision for the best colour and realistic contrast ratios

Amp up your love life with music this summer

Last weekend I was driving in the sunshine when a song from the early ‘90s came on the radio. Within seconds I was transported back in time to a summer when my entire existence revolved around a certain boy. That boy is no longer in my life, but the fact that he was the first thing I thought of when that song started playing got me thinking about the crazy relationship between music and love. So with that in mind, here are some ideas for amping up your love life with music this summer, no matter where you might fall on its elusive spectrum.

Google Chromecast TV and Chromecast Audio announcement

Google made a big splash today, announcing a whole suite of new devices.  Home theatre or even just TV-watching junkies are going to love the upgraded Chromecast TV streaming device, which has gotten a major makeover. New to the Chromecast team is a seperate Audio streaming device.  Why split the stick? Read on.

The best home theatre experience can only happen through a better...

     A lot of people underestimate the impact that sound has on the Home Theatre experience. A decent sound bar can be a big step up from TV sound, while a surround sound system can take it up yet another level. In fact, once you have a good surround system, I can guarantee you will never turn back—it is noticeably that much better. At the heart of any surround sound system is the receiver, and the better the receiver the more impact your entertainment system will create.

New LG sound bar with built in Google Cast

LG Electronics is one of the top makers of home theatre systems, so you can bet they know a thing or two about reproducing great sound in your living room. The company has announced its new LG Sound Bar, promising it will deliver “the Smartest Sound.” How are they going to do it? Read on to find out the juicy details about the new LG Sound Bar.

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.  

Toshiba Google Cast TVs are here!

 Two new TVs just out are widening the options for smart TV shoppers. Toshiba has just launched two new smart sets that use the Google Cast TV platform.

OLED televisions explained

What's OLED TV, and how does it differ from LCD? What's better and more reliable and how different will it make your TV look? Read our primer here.

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!

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