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Lower Prices for HDTVs in 2015

As we start out this new year, be on the watch for falling HDTV prices. Over the next several weeks, expect to see big discounts in both 1080p and 4K models. Why is this happening you ask? Well, the two main contributing factors are: #1 – retailers must clear out their current inventory for the new 2015 models soon to be hitting store shelves. #2 – but to a lesser degree, are consumers looking to purchase a new HDTV for the upcoming Super Bowl.

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Yamaha Aventage RX-A 40 Series A/V Receivers

RX-A3040

RX-A3040

Product Profile: 

The heart of a home theater surround sound or 2 channel/multichannel music system is an A/V receiver (or preamp process in a separates component set-up). These devices act as the control hub for your entire A/V system. There are many brands on the market to choose from that will give you top-notch performance, along with all the latest bells and whistles that make up a variety of features in today’s current A/V receiver line-ups.

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HDTV Add-Ons: Choosing a Sound Bar and Surround Sound System

Bose Solo 15

Bose Solo 15 TV Sound System

HDTV’s have become the norm for most U.S. households. And according to research done by the Leichtman Research Group, 75% of U.S. homes have at least one HDTV.

The majority of these televisions are likely to be of the flat panel variety. This design leaves very little space for audio speakers that are able to produce full bodied high quality sound. In fact, most flat panel HDTV’s produce mediocre or poor sound quality.

However, you do not have to live with this inferior sound reproduction. Two options for better sound include sound bars and pre-matched surround sound systems, also known as Home Theaters in a Box (HTiB).

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Plasma HDTV’s – The End of an Era is Near

Samsung PNF5300

Samsung PNF5300

First it was Panasonic, who announced late last year they would no longer manufacturer plasma TV’s and eventually stopped production in March of 2014. Now, according to multiple reports, Samsung  announced on July 1 the company  is ceasing production of PDP TV’s due to falling demand. Samsung will end production on November 30, 2014. So expect huge discounts and a rapid sell-out of Samsung plasma’s this Christmas.

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Child Safety – Preventing TV and Furniture Tip-Overs

The safety and well-being  of our children is a top priority in our lives. One area we desire to make safe and secure for our children is in our homes.  This becomes extremely important when we have infants and toddlers to keep safe. As parents and guardians we strive to keep all hazardous chemicals and other items that can be a danger and safety hazard, kept secure and out of reach of their curious little hands.

One area many of us may not think of, or over-look as being a safety hazard to our children is our furniture and TVs.

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Blu-ray Players – What You Still Need to Know

How do you enjoy watching movies and your favorite TV shows while in the comfort of your own home? Is it via video streaming, cable, satellite, video-on-demand services, over-the-air broadcast or blu-ray disc? Many consumers including myself, use a combination of these video avenues for our home viewing. But which of these will give you the best viewing experience (picture quality)?  If you chose blu-ray, then you are (in my opinion) enjoying the best possible picture quality available to you in your home.

However, with the exception of 4K video which is superior to any 1080p produced blu-ray disc and thats only if the 4K content you’re watching has been produced with excellent video quality and doesn’t suffer from video compression artifacts. But when 4K blu-ray disc does arrive in the near future, the blu-ray disc once again should be the king of picture quality in your home.

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