Oppo UDP-203

Discover the new standard in home theater with Oppo’s UDP-203 4K UHD Blu-ray disc player featuring reference quality video and lossless, high-resolution audio. Click here for more info.



Optoma HD27 1080p 3D DLP Home Theater Projector


Optoma HD27 front view

Looking for a home theater projector that delivers very good video quality that won’t break the bank? Then check out Optoma’s new HD27 projector. Click here to learn more…



Roku 4 Streaming Media Player

Roku 4 with remote


What is considered by many to be the best streaming device platform is better than ever. Click here to learn more.


Apple TV 4th Generation Media Streaming Device


Apple TV 4 angle view

Apple’s next big thing is here. Check out the company’s latest media streaming device and judge for yourself if this is the future of television. Learn more here.



Sony VPL-HW40ES and JVC DLA-X500R 3D Home Theater Projectors

Enjoying movies in our own homes has become a favorite pastime for many since technology has given us the electronic means to accomplish this. One of the best ways to view a feature presentation in our home and one that provides the biggest visual impact is going with a digital projector. In the following article, I take a look at two very good projectors that will bring the movie cinema experience to your home theater environment.

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OPPO BDP-105D Universal Audiophile 3D Blu-ray Player Darbee Edition 

Oppo 105D

Oppo BDP-105D

Oppo’s top of the line BDP-105D delivers flagship performance and features
for the discerning enthusiast. Some of its many features include:

  • Universal Blu-ray disc player with Blu-ray, DVD, SACD, DVD-Audio, CD, VCD, HDCD, AVCHD, MP4, AVI, and MKV support
  • SABRE32 Reference Audio DAC, Headphone Amplifier, USB DAC input, Toroidal Power Supply, 2.0/5.1/7.1 and XLR outputs
  • Dual HDMI Inputs and Outputs, MHL-Compatibility, 3 USB Inputs, DLNA (DMP & DMR), SMB/CIFS, Wireless N, RS232 & IR
  • Enhanced Picture Quality by Darbee Processing
  • Faster startup and disc loading speed with a dual-core processor; Internet Streaming

Available in black or silver.

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Dimensions (W x H x D, inches):16.8″ x 12.2″ x 4.8″
Weight (pounds) 17.3 lbs.

Warranty: Two years parts and labor


Yamaha Aventage Home Theater Receivers

RX-A1040 Yamaha



Learn more about Yamaha’s Aventage RX-A 40 Series receivers here





Pioneer Elite BDP-85FD and BDP-88FP Universal Blu-ray Players




Pioneer to release two new premium universal Blu-ray players. Click here for more info…


Twisted Veins 6ft High-Speed HDMI Cable with Ethernet (2pack)

Twisted veins hdmi

Twisted Veins premium cables are made with extra shielding, strong custom connectors, gold plating, and a protective braided jacket

Twisted Veins cables comply to the latest 1.4 HDMI standard and support high speed, ethernet, audio return, 1080P and 4K TVs, 3D TVs, Deep Color, and all Blu-ray disc high-resolution audio tracks.

Twisted Veins cables are triple tested for reliability

More product features include:

  • Included Right Angle / 90 Degree Adapter for Close to Wall installations
  • Three 6″ Resealable Velcro Cable Ties for Cable Management
  • Gold Connectors


Limited Lifetime Warranty
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Roku 3

Roku 3

Looking for a great streaming media player. Then check out the Roku 3. This very compact device features a more powerful processor than the Roku 2 XS for faster browsing and navigation.

You get access to over 1000 channels, including Netflix, Amazon Instant Video, HBO Go, Hulu Plus, Pandora, MLB.TV, Vudu and Youtube just to name a few.

Probably the most notable feature of the Roku 3 is the remote’s private listening mode option that allows the user to plug in a pair of earbuds (included) directly to the remote and listen to whatever’s playing on the Roku. Very cool feature.

Roku e apps


More Roku 3 Features…

• Motion control for games. Enjoy action-packed games with a motion-control remote.
• One-stop search. Find your favorite movies and shows quick and easy from top channels like Netflix, Hulu Plus, Amazon Instant Video and VUDU.
• Free iOS and Android app. Turn your mobile device into a Roku remote. Browse and add new channels. Even use your phone or tablet to send your music, photos and personal videos to your HDTV.
• 1080p HD support, Ethernet and USB ports, and a microSD slot.
• Works with virtually any HDTV.

Warranty: 90 days against defects and workmanship
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Roku 3 Specifications

802.11  a/b/g/n dual-band with WEP, WPA, and WPA2

Video Outputs

Audio Output
Digital over HDMI (7.1 and 5.1 surround pass through)

Storage Expansion
microSD card slot for additional game and channel storage

Remote Control
Roku’s enhanced 3 remote with headphone jack and motion-control with Wi-Fi Direct
Streaming player includes IR receiver

Power Consumption
Less than 3.5W (typical) when streaming HD video

Power Input
12V – 1A power adapter

USB Media Formats
Video: MP4 (H.264), MKV (H.264)
Audio: AAC, MP3
Image: JPG, PNG

3.5 x 3.5 x 1 inches

5 ounces


Samsung BD-F5700 Wi-Fi Blu-Ray Player (Black)

Samsung BD-F5700


Check out this best selling Samsung Blu-ray player featuring:

  • Wi-Fi Built-In
  • All Share
  • Supports Netflix, Accuweather, YouTube, Twitter, Flicker, Facebook, Pandora, Vudu, Cinema Now, Flingo, Phapsody. Playback formats include MPEG2/4, AVCHD, MKV, WMV, JPEG, LPCM, AAC, MP3, WMA
  • HDMI and Coaxial Digital Audio Outputs

Warranty: 1-year parts & labor

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Dimensions (W x H x D, inches):10.6 x 1.5 x 7.6
Weight (pounds) 2.2





Sony BDP S5100
Sony BDP-S5100  3D Blu-ray Player Review

The Sony BDP-S5100 3D Blu-ray player is a 2013 model that is still available and provides excellent performance at an affordable price. The picture quality is excellent, producing clean, sharp and detailed images with no artifacts, which makes this player a joy for watching movies.  Its startup time is extremely fast (approx. 5 seconds). Disc startup from the time you insert a movie to when an image shows on the screen is very fast at approximately 15 seconds. I have not experienced any performance issues with this player including disc playback.

This player also features a web browser for surfing the internet and several apps including Netflix, Vudu, Amazon, Hulu Plus, Pandora and Slacker. In fact, this mighty little player offers over 80 apps! I use Netflix quite often and the BDP-S5100 provides excellent 1080p streaming images. Port connections include HDMI, coaxial, Ethernet and USB. It is also Wi-Fi capable.

If you are looking for a capable 3D player, the S5100 will deliver with good 3D playback. Good 3D playback is also dependent on your 3D glasses and your display.

The footprint of this unit is very small and will fit easily with your home decor. My unit sits behind my TV with just the front of the player visible when facing the TV. The unique “Quartz” styling design of this player is reminiscent of a stealth fighter aircraft.


The BDP-S5100 is one of my favorite Blu-ray players and delivers a lot of bang for your buck. I highly recommend it. So get yours while they last!

My Rating: 4.5 out of 5
Price:$139.99 (Retail)
Warranty: 1-year parts & labor


Dimensions (W x H x D, inches):14.2 x 1.7 x 7.8
Weight (pounds) 2.8


  • Excellent performance
  • Inexpensive


  • No 4K upconversion


Review Post Date: 5/18/2014