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Netflix Negotiating to Offer Its Streaming Service on Cable Boxes in the US

Netflix Negotiating to Offer Its Streaming Service on Cable Boxes in the US
Like many people out there, I’m a big fan of the video streaming service Netflix. It’s a great place to find something to watch when nothing is on TV and I can use it to catch up on TV series that I might’ve missed seasons of in the past.

Sony BRAVIA Smart Stick: Smarten up Your HDTV by Hitting It with a Stick!

Sony BRAVIA Smart Stick: Smarten up Your HDTV by Hitting It with a Stick!
There are lots of different kinds of USB dongles and adapters to make your home entertainment system play nice with your computers, but Sony has just announced the release of a smart stick, which will hopefully smarten Sony HDTVs.
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GTA Online Launches Today

GTA Online Launches Today
Rockstar has announced that the update that sends GTA Online will be available today. In fact, the update should available right now with Rockstar having said this morning that the update was expected to be available for Xbox 360 and PlayStation gamers by 7 AM Eastern Time.

The Walking Dead Companion Series Coming in 2015 – YES!

The Walking Dead Companion Series Coming in 2015 – YES!
One of my all-time favorite TV shows is The Walking Dead on AMC. I know I’m not alone in really digging the show because it’s one of the most popular shows on TV. If you’re a fan, you’ll be thrilled to hear that AMC is currently getting a companion series ready for the air for 2015.

Sony Projector Gets Frickin’ Laser Beam

Sony Projector Gets Frickin’ Laser Beam
Somebody needs to get a hold of Doctor Evil quickly and let him know that his evil lair needs a new projector for the media room. Sony has announced that it is now shipping the world’s first 3LCD projector with a laser light source.

Virgin Media UK Cable Company Gives in to the Inevitable and Offers Netflix to Subscribers

Virgin Media UK Cable Company Gives in to the Inevitable and Offers Netflix to Subscribers
After years of trying everything possible to kill streaming video services, it looks like at least one major cable provider is finally realizing the move to streaming content by consumers is inevitable. Virgin Media UK, which is oddly based in the New York, has announced that it is now offering Netflix directly to 40,000 of its subscribers who currently use a TiVo set-top box.

PS Vita TV Plays Vita and PSN Games and Streams Media on Your TV

PS Vita TV Plays Vita and PSN Games and Streams Media on Your TV
Yesterday Sony introduced a gaming device that’s as surprising as the Nintendo 2DS. Alongside its announcement of a new PS Vita model, Sony also introduced the PlayStation Vita TV. But while Nintendo wants to grab new mobile gamers with its new handheld, Sony seems to be going after its existing customers with the PS Vita TV.

LG 77-inch Curved OLED 4K TV is a Thing of Beauty

LG 77-inch Curved OLED 4K TV is a Thing of Beauty
…and no, you can’t afford one. At this week’s IFA in Berlin, LG outed this gorgeous new screen powered by a large 77-inch diagonal OLED panel.

Sony SHAKE-5 Stereo Ready to Rattle Windows with 2400 Watts of Power

Sony SHAKE-5 Stereo Ready to Rattle Windows with 2400 Watts of Power
Do you like to crank your music up to 11? Are you the type of person who doesn’t care about their neighbors? Or do you live in a single-family home on a large lot? Either way, Sony’s latest stereo system should fit the bill.

55-inch LG Gallery OLED TV Looks Like a Framed Picture

55-inch LG Gallery OLED TV Looks Like a Framed Picture
If you think back to when flatscreen TVs first hit the market one of the things that a lot of people wanted to do was mount them on the wall. The problem with mounting most LCD and plasma TVs on walls is that they’re often too thick and heavy, and most of them just ended up sitting on entertainment centers.

TiVo Roamio DVR: Video Wherever You May Roam

TiVo Roamio DVR: Video Wherever You May Roam
Thanks to DVRs, you can watch your favorite TV shows anytime you want. TiVo’s new Roamio line of DVRs will let you watch anywhere you want as well. The Roamio DVRs let you record four to six shows at once.

Vizio S3821 2.1 Soundbar Review: Packs a Punch for the Price

Vizio S3821 2.1 Soundbar Review: Packs a Punch for the Price
I recently had the opportunity to swap out the 5.1 audio system in my living room with the Vizio S3821 2.1 soundbar and subwoofer. This slimline sound system is a great way to add high quality sound to your flat-screen TV without having to run a bunch of wires, and without breaking the bank.

Philips Hue Lightstrips and Bloom: An Eyes-on Review

Philips Hue Lightstrips and Bloom: An Eyes-on Review
A few months back, I outfitted my man-cave/media room with Philips Hue LED light bulbs in all of my recessed ceiling fixtures. This has given me the ability to set different moods in the room, and even automatically dim the lights to a warm, theater-like quality when I want to go watch a movie.

Philips Hue Adds LivingColors Bloom Lamp and Flexible LightStrips to the Family

Philips Hue Adds LivingColors Bloom Lamp and Flexible LightStrips to the Family
I really love my Philips Hue wireless bulbs. In fact, I’ve got my entire man cave/home theater/game room outfitted with the colorful, remote-controlled lights in my ceiling fixtures. But one thing that’s bugged me about the lamps so far is that they only come as reflector bulbs.

Fan TV Entertainment Center: The Zen Way of Watching TV

Fan TV Entertainment Center: The Zen Way of Watching TV
I’ve seen many different kinds of clunky TV boxes, and many are forgettable. There are quite a few that are basically eyesores in your living room, and it’s not always easy to find a way to make them appealing, except if you completely hide them away.

Vizio M-Series Razor LED TV Review

Vizio M-Series Razor LED TV Review
I recently had the opportunity to go hands-on (and eyes-on) with one of Vizio’s new M-Series Razor HDTVs and I have to say that I’m really impressed with all of the bells-and-whistles you get for such an economical display.
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