Sony’s new $1,299 HT-ST7 Soundbar

Sony HT-ST7

  • Sony HTST7
  • 7.1 Surround Sound
  • Wireless Subwoofer
  • Bluetooth connection
  • Price: $1,299

Sony has announced its first high-end sound bar, the HT-ST7.  With seven speakers on the bar and two speakers in the sub-woofer, it looks impressive.

“Consumers are demanding great sound quality without compromising simplicity for their home entertainment” – Neal Manowitz, director of Sony Electronics’ Home Audio group

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The Essentials For The Perfect Home Theater

Home Theater

For the movie fan, the sure cure for the annoyances of going to the theaters, like high ticket prices and annoying guests, is to have a theater set up in your very own home. In order to do so, you’ll have to be prepared to spend a little money to assure that you are getting the highest-available technology for everything from your high definition television to your surround sound system, to even your choice of an HDMI cable.

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Your Guide To The Next Generation Of Video Game Consoles

Editors Note: While not a gaming blog, The Conch Tech does cover home entertainment systems — and gaming consoles have definitely become a part of today’s entertainment environment. This article talks about the three most popular platforms, and then takes a look at the newest gaming technology. Read on …

The new generation of consoles is almost here, and it looks to promise big changes. The last generation brought legitimate online gaming to the home console sphere, but what that means can be difficult to determine. There are three major competitors once again – Nintendo, Microsoft and Sony – and a few new names seem to be entering the arena.

The Wii U

The Wii U really is a “next gen” console, even if is using this generation’s technology. The big difference between the Wii and Wii U is the new console’s gamepad, which features a larger touchscreen display. This allows gamers not only the chance to interface with games in a new way, but also allows them to take some games from the big screen to the small screen. Nintendo has done little to innovate beyond that step, relying mostly on tried-and-true franchises to build a base.

Xbox One

Microsoft

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Picture Perfect – Cool Ideas For Installing Your Flat Screen Television

Back in the day, the television was an enormous piece of furniture that took up most of the space in the living room. It was difficult to move and there were very few options to where you could place it. However, these days with the prevalence of flat screen televisions many more options have opened up. A flat screen is lightweight and compact and can be installed in a number of ways. It can be placed on a stand or secured directly to the wall in any room of the house. The wires and cords for most modern flat screen televisions are minimal, which means that they can even be hidden behind the screen for a seamless look.

TV Lift in Colsole

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How to Build Your Own Home Cinema on a Budget

Every movie buff deserves their own home cinema but not everyone thinks they can afford it. I’m here to tell you that with a little knowledge you can set up a home cinema on a minimal budget. Be the envy of your friends and family with the best big screen viewings of your favourite movies.
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Change the way you shop

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2 Great Headphones For Your Home Theater

If you’ve invested a lot of money, time and effort into your home cinema, don’ forget to buy a good pair of wireless home theater headset.  These wireless headsets have only recently caught up with the sound quality of its wired companions. A good pair of headset should last you a lifetime. Don’t forget to test it out first and remember that you should hear every detail in the soundtrack without any outside noise interference. Here are 2 of the best headsets you can get for your home theater.

Shure SRH1440 Professional

Shure SRH1440

If you want a large, full-size headphone, the Shure SRH1440 is for you. It’s lightweight in spite of its size. It also has a gentle earpad pressure so you are extra comfortable while watching your favorite movies.

You can use this with phones and other digital devices but it is best for the home theater with an AV receiver.  These headphones are large and don’t fold flat or collapse so it might be a hassle to bring this along with you when you travel. It also lacks a remote control on the cable.

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How to Use Your Tablet to Improve Home Entertainment

Mobile technology has grown rapidly over the past few years. Tablets are now the forefront of mobile innovation. Everyone knows you can use a tablet for personal entertainment. However, did you know that a tablet can really be a control center for your entire home entertainment system? Here are 3 great ways to do just that.

3. Stream Content Directly to Your TV

 

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