Without a doubt Soundbars are some of the hottest products on the market. With living space becoming a premium, full 7.1 or 5.1 surround systems demand too much room. The Soundbar can be a rewarding option for those that want good audio in their bedrooms or even as a main system. The Polk Audio Surroundbar 4000IHT proves itself a versatile audio companion. I had a chance to experience the Surroundbar 4000IHT and this is what I heard.
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It seemed liked the main focus at this year’s CES was the new Television technology. Panasonic hasn’t forgotten one the key forms of entertainment usually attached that brand new Television, the Blu-ray Player. At CES 2012 Panasonic unveiled 6 new Blu-ray Players, 4 of which are FULL HD 3D. Now in this brave new world of streaming media why should you get excited about this? Because playing Blu-ray Discs is the least of what these players do.
With the International Consumer Electronics Show 2012 just around the corner (Jan. 10 to Jan. 13), we here at J&R are like kids waiting for the candy store to open. This year’s show promises to be the biggest one yet. CES has always been about looking forward. It has been about introducing us to the [...]
Blu-ray is currently the best medium to view movies for the consumer. Anyone serious about maximizing their audio and video experience at home need not look further than blu-ray at the moment. It’s the pinnacle of home entertainment. So that said, what should you purchase for the blu-ray addict in your life? The first thing [...]
Toshiba has officially accepted defeat. It’s been almost two years since the demise of their HD DVD format, the lone high definition, physical disc medium that was a viable threat to blu-ray. However, they sure took their time to release a blu-ray deck. Toshiba has finally licked their wounds, and have gone on to release [...]
For all its glory, HDTV at high resolution still presents a 2 dimensional image that through our eyes and mind may appear to have 3 dimensions. At CEATEC 2009, in Chiba Japan, Sony and Panasonic have released prototypes of the first HDTV models that can present 3D images through Blu-ray. Both will require special eyeglasses [...]
While the chills of autumn bring folk inside, fantasies re-ignite with a variety of games to enjoy indoors. Then when you tire of games, sit back and let your HDTV and Blu-ray player open up Star Trek as you’ve never seen before. Say hello to Halo 3. Developed exclusively for Xbox 360, Halo 3: ODST [...]
Everyone has a widescreen TV and HDTV has become part of daily language. But the conversion to digital TV broadcasting also brings vast improvements in TV sound. You can’t really find it coming from those 2 speakers on your TV. You need a home theater sound system. Now there are many home-theater in a box [...]
When it comes to blu-ray players, the philosophy of Denon must be the more the merrier. It seems that they want to cover a wider spectrum of blu-ray shoppers. Well, relatively speaking of course, since if you are shopping for Denon blu-ray players, you are far from the average Joe. For the discriminating audiophile with [...]
The PS3 in my opinion is one of the biggest bargains in the CE industry. In addition to being a fantastic video game console, it also doubles as a fine blu-ray player. In fact, when blu-ray player choices were slim, many people bought the console solely for blu-ray playback. However, there was one caveat with [...]