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LATEST CONSUMER ELECTRONICS NEWS

3D TVs, Blu-ray 3D Players and 3D Glasses

By |January 7th, 2011|

3D has already made a big splash over the past year. With movies such as Avatar (which made $2.7B at the box office worldwide), Alice in Wonderland and Clash of the Titans taking viewers from the [...]

Blu-ray/DVD Players

By |January 7th, 2011|

The acronym DVD seems so ingrained into our lexicon today that it's hard to imagine a time, only 12 years ago, when DVDs didn't exist. Rarely has a consumer product gained such widespread acceptance in such [...]

DVD Recorders

By |January 7th, 2011|

The VCR is on its last legs. VHS beat BETA but, analog video tape is no match for digital 1s and 0s. The prices for DVD recorders have reached a point where a DVD recorder is [...]

Projector Screens

By |January 7th, 2011|

In most home theatre applications, a permanent screen solution is used. Manual pull-and-release screens will protect the screen from being damaged by crayon-toting children, pets, and over-refreshed guests. This type of solution will allow the screen [...]

Speaker Buyer Guide (2-channel and Home Theatre)

By |January 7th, 2011|

Speakers are the windows to our sonic landscapes. Choosing speakers is the most personal decision that you'll have to make when putting together a stereo or a multi-channel home theatre system. Every speaker has different sound [...]

Outdoor Speakers (Choosing and Installing)

By |December 24th, 2010|

Now that the wintery weather is behind us, it’s time to get outside. And like many Canadians this summer, you’ll probably be soaking in the sun on your patio in the city or at the cottage. [...]

Paradigm Electronics and Anthem Electronics

By |December 14th, 2010|

Some of us build home theatres in order to recreate the movie theatre experience at home. Some of us do it for bragging rights. Then there are enthusiasts who constantly upgrade their components in the attempt [...]

Speaker Terminology

By |December 14th, 2010|

So you read the Toronto HiFi magazine and from time to time you come across a term which you don't have a clear understanding of. Perhaps you don't understand it at all. Chances are, you're not [...]

2009 Editors’ Holiday Picks!

By |December 14th, 2010|

Suave’s Picks Neil's Picks Star Trek DVD/Blu-ray, $24 and up Caig Laboratories DeoxIT Gold Contact Enhancer (G5MS-15, $9.95 US) and Contact Cleaner (D100S-2, $19.95 US) This holiday season, the Enterprise will set course for millions of [...]

3:2 Pulldown Explained

By |December 14th, 2010|

You've probably encountered the phrase '3:2 pulldown' in a description of an audio video product. DVD players perform it, projectors perform it and even televisions perform it. So what exactly is 3:2 pulldown? To fully understand [...]

DIY Hockey Puck Record Clamp

By |December 14th, 2010|

In the August/September issue we provided an introduction to do-it-yourself (DIY) audio and touched upon several DIY ideas - one of them being system tweaks. In this issue we well take a closer look at some [...]

The Art of Turntable and Vinyl Maintenance

By |December 14th, 2010|

Come close, I’m going to let you into the secret for keeping your vinyl collection clean. Are you ready? Don’t let them get dirty in the first place. After building a large collection of records over [...]

An Introduction to DIY Audio

By |December 14th, 2010|

DIY Audio is short for Do It Yourself audio and it means just that. Rather than buying audio equipment, you build it yourself. So you may be thinking that you don't have the skills or the [...]