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New 2012 AppleTV Review @MissingRemote
     Wed, Apr 18 2012 | 4:21P | Home Theatre | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
In our first look at the new 2012 Apple TV it was clear that the form factor and basic function was consistent with many of the other over the top (OTT) media streamers on the market, but it was the visual appealing user interface (UI) that really shines compared to similar devices which became apparent in the video walkthrough. What was not clear, given the brief time with the Apple TV, was how it performs after the first-impression sheen has worn off or how the recently upgraded 1080p iTunes content stacks up against established OTT services like Netflix and VUDU, or the current top-end option, Blu-ray. Having spent the focused energy to really get to know the device it is time to come back with answers to those questions, as well as provide a fuller picture of what is provided by Apple?s OTT streamer refresh. *"

Noontec MediaHome V8 Review
     Thu, Apr 05 2012 | 9:00A | Home Theatre | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
After our recent review of the IcyBox IB-MP3011PLUS we thought that home media centers were really starting to develop quite nicely. Without the need for a large outlay of money anybody can get their favourite media streamed to the comfort of their living room. But is the Noontec MediaHome V8 as good as the IcyBox product we saw last week? Today we aim to find out...

AC Ryan VEOLO Media-Player
     Wed, Mar 28 2012 | 4:38P | Home Theatre | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The AC Ryan VEOLO Media-Player arrived Technic3D. Internet, Android and a Media Streamer on your TV? We will check the Features on the VEOLO Player."

Apple TV (2012)
     Tue, Mar 27 2012 | 9:01A | Home Theatre | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"Two years later the set-top box Apple TV is back, and it's new and improved. An overhauled iOS-like interface gives the Apple TV a fresh menu system, but that's available to last-gen Apple TV owners through a software update. Still, the new model supports 1080p video and keeps its under-$100 price."

Video Connectors Tutorial
     Sat, Mar 24 2012 | 12:03P | Home Theatre | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"There are several types of video connections that you can find on PC and consumer electronics ("CE") products such as TVs, DVD/Blu-Ray players, video game consoles, cable TV receptors ("set-top boxes"), and video projectors. Even though they all serve the same purpose - to connect video signals from one device to another - the video quality obtained by each type of connection and/or the number of features available are completely different. Since you probably want to get the best video quality from your equipment, we've written this tutorial to explain the differences between each kind of connection and when to use each of them, with many tips on how to improve the video quality generated by your equipment."

Noontec A9 Review @ Vortez
     Fri, Mar 23 2012 | 3:16P | Home Theatre | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Whilst Noontec have a wide range of media players currently on the market, the A9 represents a new product avenue for the company: rather than developing a bespoke OS for their media player or updating previous players, the A9 utilises version 2.3.1 of Google`s Android OS. This OS is typically used in the Smartphone sector rather than set-top devices; as with smartphone manufacturers, Noontec have tweaked the 2.3.1 OS into a better fit for the hardware."

Arctic MC001-BD HTPC Media Center
     Fri, Mar 23 2012 | 12:01P | Home Theatre | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Home entertainment is quickly changing, and computer techology has become integrated with the personal space. Data storage and playback is becoming more diverse and streamlined by the second. More and more entertainment can be found on the Internet; TV shows, movies, music... the list goes on. To keep up with the demand for instant entertainment, manufacturers such as ARCTIC are designing devices that are ever more sleek and quiet, usually with an array of features to keep the consumer content in their own personal empire. If you are looking to update your home theater with personal entertainment devices, or simplify your leisure time, there are many new Windows Media Center devices emerging on the market. In this article Benchmark Reviews tests the Arctic MC001-BD Entertainment Center with Blu-ray player to see if this Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium HTPC can combine the benefits of personal computer with multimedia streamer.

Warpia Easy Dock Pro SWP220 @ TechwareLabs
     Sun, Mar 18 2012 | 1:08P | Home Theatre | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Ever wanted to display multimedia content from your laptop to that television? I have, and for time had to settle with my laptop being over by my TV while I sat on my couch."

Infographic: I Scream You Scream We All Scream for iPads @ TechReviewSource.com
     Sat, Mar 17 2012 | 8:03A | Home Theatre | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Not every first-time tablet buyer planning to purchase one in the coming days is lining up for the new iPad, but Apple`s rivals shouldn`t rejoice just yet?a whole bunch of them say they`ve got their eyes on the recently discounted iPad 2 instead."

First Look: New AppleTV Review @MissingRemote
     Fri, Mar 16 2012 | 5:12P | Home Theatre | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
With the previous generation stuck at 720p, many did not consider the previous generation of Apple TV to be a serious contender in the A/V stack. That changed with the most recent iteration of the device, and now that it supports 1080p output and playback -- even full 1080p60 -- we could have a serious contender for space in your living room. The unit just arrived earlier today, so this is just a first look with a much more detailed examination of the device to follow. *"

Dell M110 Projector Review @ Tech-Reviews.co.uk
     Wed, Mar 14 2012 | 4:43P | Home Theatre | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
A small, lightweight, high-definition multimedia projector that you can simply pop into your bag and take with you on the road? We`ll be very impressed if this is the case for the Dell M110 projector. Let`s run it through some tests and see how it performs.* ** * **"

HP Omni 27 Quad Review @ TechReviewSource.com
     Tue, Mar 13 2012 | 9:25A | Home Theatre | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The HP Omni 27 Quad offers a huge 27-inch 1080p HD display that makes it the largest Windows-based all-in-one available. The display looks really great as well as the design, but with Windows 8 on the horizon, you might want to wait on purchasing a computer like this one."

Actiontec MyWirelessTV Multi-Room HD Video Kit Review @ OCIA.net
     Fri, Mar 09 2012 | 11:01A | Home Theatre | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
?Featuring an 802.11 wireless standard transmitter and receiver, capable of streaming up to 1080p60 video up to 150 feet, the MyWirelessTV allows you to broadcast your HD content to nearly any room in the house. Future capabilities will offer multi-cast transmission, from one transmitter to up to four receivers, and multi-source, linking multiple transmitters to one receiver. The product we`ve received for review today is their standard kit, which includes everything needed to get started.?"

Hands on with the StreamHD from Warpia @ Techwarelabs
     Thu, Mar 08 2012 | 11:59A | Home Theatre | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The SteamHD joins a long line of products from Warpia designed to make it extremely easy to stream your desktop and your digital media wireless to another display, such as a HDTV or projector. The key word here is wireless. With the StreamHD you are able to stream 5.1 surround-sound audio and full 1080p content, all wireless, all without being chained to a wire! Let`s get the scoop from Warpia."

IOGEAR GKM581R Wireless HTPC Keyboard Review @MissingRemote
     Thu, Mar 01 2012 | 1:47A | Home Theatre | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Often a good wireless keyboard/mouse all-in-one separates a good home theater PC (HTPC) experience from frustration. Unsung when functioning properly and abused otherwise, it is critical to select a device with good range and a feature set that matches the expected use--which if it includes anything more than casual typing a larger keyboard is the way to go. With up to 33? of wireless range in a mid-size form factor the IOGEAR GKM581R promises to deliver on each of these requirements. *"

NewerTech NuGuard GripStand 2 and GripBase Bundle for iPad 2 Review
     Tue, Feb 28 2012 | 8:53A | Home Theatre | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Being a long time PC fan I was pulled into the Apple world through another company, Pioneer Electronics. My Pioneer AVIC-Z120BT car audio/navigation unit uses an iPod Classic as a music storage device, my first Apple purchase. I`m a big Pioneer fan and love their products. In the home we have two Pioneer Elite SC-37 receivers for the main and upstairs floors that pump audio to the living room, back patio, master bedroom, master bathroom and garage. A Pioneer Elite SC-57 resides in the home theater and also pumps audio and video to my office adjacent to the home theater. As you can imagine managing remote controllers can be an issue with so many locations under the control of just three receivers. This is where the iPad comes into play. Pioneer Electronics built a very nice iOS remote control software package that provides control of everything through an IP interface, no matter where we are in the house. If you want to tame the kids in the living room from the kitchen, all you need is the iPad and within three or four seconds the volume can be brought to within reason. Using one device to rule them all means that device is in constant use. Wear and tear is an understatement on regular remotes, but when one device acts as the remote for three receivers, two Blu-Ray players and a TV, our iPad gets a workout every day. This is where the NewerTech NuGuard comes into play for protecting the iPad 2 and it`s also where we`ll start this review."

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