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Ever since I picked up a Harmony One I have been singing its praises. To me it's the perfect device for the living room with its sleek profile and convenient to reach buttons. This is why it pains me every time I go to use it and notice buttons not responding as well as they once did: it's on its last legs. Naturally, these aren't made anymore and the options from Logitech aren't great. The Hub is a... Read more →
Display: 65" Panasonic VT60
Speakers: Klipsch Quintet (they're the 2011 models),
Subwoofer: 12-inch Klipsch Synergy HG 300W (it hits 24Hz and makes me very happy)
A/V Receiver: Onkyo TXNR515
Components: PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One, Nintendo Wii U, a crappy Comcast SD cable box, Chromecast
Oh and for... Read more →
A recent post on the website Read Write Web discusses the remote control, and how the author feels it needs to "die." Over the course of the article, there are points made with regards to the current implementations of remote controls and their pitfalls, including:
- Rather than evolve with televisions, remotes just got bulkier
- Navigating endless amount of channels is cumbersome due excessive button pressing
Recently, I helped a friend hook up a new Chromecast to their HDTV. They didn't have an Apple TV or Roku (though they did have a clunky old school Google TV). I have to say, I was pretty impressed with it!
Yes, yes, the ugly power cable sticking out the side of the device leaves a bit to be desired, but for $35, it's cheap and pretty easy to setup. Nearly every app we tried had proper Chromecast support and it was easy to... Read more →
Now this might seem overly complicated but I currently don't have a DVR and I'm paying $12/month to rent this STB. So my original idea was to buy a TiVo and not pay $12/month. To my surprise, I'll instead be paying around $20/mo due to the cost of the service subscription and renting a cable card from Verizon (fios). For $20/mo I can get a multi-room DVR from... Read more →
For starters it relies on a cellphone, tablet or computer, which I guess is fine considering how often people are around them. The flip side is that it severely... Read more →
But can you really cut the tightly connected coaxial cable from your wall?... Read more →
This is being pretty heavily interpreted as Google's Airplay competitor, and it seems to be far better than what Google tried to offer with the Nexus Q last year.... Read more →