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    Everyone has got a TV don't they? Well, here are a few that I have owned, some expensive, some free. This is an ever changing device that should be interesting to see how it evolves over the next decade
    Everyone has got a TV don't they? Well, here are a few that I have owned, some expensive, some free. This is an ever changing device that should be interesting to see how it evolves over the next decade
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    Insignia 42" LCD 1080P

    Immerse yourself in your favorite media with this 42" Insignia™ NS-42D40SNA14 LED HDTV that displays shows, movies, video games and other content in crisp 1080p resolution and features two 5W speakers for rich, detailed audio.

    Product Features

    42" screen measured diagonally from corner to corner
    With 178° vertical and horizontal angles for optimal viewing in large rooms.
    VESA 200mm x 200mm compliant
    For simple wall mounting (with M6-type screws, not included). A stand/base allows stable placement.
    180,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio
    Along with a 3000:1 typical contrast ratio offers a wide range of shades between black and white to ensure a vibrant picture.
    High brightness (200 cd/m²)
    For an arresting viewing experience.
    1080p display
    Provides a highly detailed picture and is ideal for 1080p-capable content, including Blu-ray movies.
    Two 5W speakers
    Deliver a lush soundscape.
    Inputs
    Include 1 HDMI, 1 shared HDMI/DVI, 1 shared component video/composite video with audio and one 3.5mm DVI audio.
    Outputs
    Include 1 headphone/analog audio and 1 optical digital audio.
    2 HDMI inputs
    HDMI cable not included. High-speed HDMI cable is the only connection that can deliver a full HDTV experience with a full 1080p picture and digital surround sound.
    DVI interface
    Provides a direct digital-to-digital video hookup with compatible devices.
    USB port
    Lets you display stored JPEG files on the TV. Also supports firmware upgrades.
    Useful additional features
    Include INlink, channel labeling, an NTSC/ATSC/8-VSB/Clear-QAM tuner and a sleep timer.
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    Sony 60" Grand WEGA 3LCD Projection

    Sony's unique WEGA Engine™ system solution optimizes the potential of Grand WEGA Technology to achieve high picture quality. Various signals such as RF standard definition broadcasts, composite video, component video, high definition video (interlaced or progressive) and even Memory Stick® media images benefit from this process. The WEGA Engine system converts all signals into the digital domain and applies an entire system of processes. The result– Better resolution and sharpness, higher contrast, less digital noise, and greater picture dimension.
    Three wide XGA LCD panels, one for each RGB (Red, Green, Blue) signal that resolve 1,092,168 million pixels. This provides a total picture resolution of 3.28 million pixels for crisp, precise picture detail.S-Master® 1-Bit Digital Amplifier (30 Watts)
    Sony's exclusive S-Master® Digital amplifier insures high power with minimal space resulting in superb, clear dialog sound reproduction that is free of digital noise. High efficiency allows for minimal heat in about 1/4 the space of conventional amplifier designs.
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    Dynex™ - 46" Class / 1080p / 60Hz / LCD HDTV

    Bring your home theater to the next level with this LCD HDTV that features full 1080p resolution to ensure exceptional image quality and clarity. Two 10W speakers and a simulated surround sound system provide a lush soundscape.
    • 46" screen measured diagonally from corner to corner Optimal for viewing in large rooms.
    • Ultraslim design (4" deep) Ideal for wall mounting (with optional mounting kit, not included). VESA 200mm x 600mm compliant.
    • 176° horizontal and vertical viewing angles Allow you to see the TV screen from multiple vantage points.
    • 6.5 ms response time Eliminates motion blur during fast-action scenes to help ensure crisp, clear images.
    • 8000:1 dynamic contrast ratio (4000:1 typical) Delivers bright whites and deep blacks for enhanced image color and vibrancy.
    • High brightness (400 cd/m²) For an arresting viewing experience.
    • 1080p display Provides the highest quality progressive-scan picture possible from a high-definition source.
    • Simulated surround sound With two 10W speakers for quality audio. Sound leveler helps prevent volume fluctuations.
    • Inputs Include 2 HDMI (1 rear, 1 side), 1 composite (1 side), 1 component video (rear), 1 PC (rear), 1 PC audio (rear) and 1 RF (rear).
    • Outputs Include 1 analog audio (side), 1 optical digital audio (rear) and 1 headphone jack (side).
    • 2 HDMI inputs HDMI cable not included. High-speed HDMI cable is the only connection that can deliver a full HDTV experience with a full 1080p picture and digital surround sound.
    • PC video input Lets you connect your computer to experience high-resolution images.
    • Additional useful features Include channel labeling and a sleep timer.
  • Sound Equiepment

    What good is a nice TV if you can't enjoy that fully immersive sound experience. Gotta love a good surround system that lets you hear everything coming and going.
    What good is a nice TV if you can't enjoy that fully immersive sound experience. Gotta love a good surround system that lets you hear everything coming and going.
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    CineMate® GS Series II home theater speaker system
    • A 2.1-channel speaker system with compact speakers and improved digital acoustic performance
    • Designed to enhance the audio from your TV and existing video sources
    • Available with Gemstone speakers and universal remote or Articulated Array speakers and simplified, four-button remote. Compare »
    • 3D-compatible with 3D TVs, Blu-ray Disc™ players, gaming consoles and other 3D sources
    • Simplified setup, with only a few connections to make

    The Bose® CineMate II speaker system is the easiest way to enjoy Bose 2.1-channel home theater performance and bring out the full audio potential of your HDTV. Proprietary TrueSpace® technology enables two compact speakers and an Acoustimass® module to deliver compelling sound for movies, games, sports and more. The system easily connects directly to your TV, avoiding the need to disconnect other sources. And with no rear speakers, there's no wiring to the back of your room.
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    CineMate® GS Series II digital home theater speaker system
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    Proprietary TrueSpace® digital processing circuitry delivers a spacious, multichannel sound experience with strong center imaging from just two visible speakers and a hideaway Acoustimass module.

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    Acoustimass® module works in concert with the small speakers to deliver a fuller range of theater sound and effects. The patented Bose design produces low frequencies for all channels with no audible distortion.

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    Compact speaker arrays provide thrilling home theater sound—without the need for rear or center channel speakers. The CineMate GS II system also includes a universal remote. The CineMate II system features a simplified 4-button remote.

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    Interface module houses two LED indicators and connectors for audio input, and receives IR commands for the speaker system. Connects directly to your TV while providing status information (on/off) for your speaker system.
    3D compatibility ensures you'll see content as intended with 3D TVs, Blu-ray Disc players, gaming consoles and other 3D sources.
    System setup consists of only four simple connections. Intuitive one-way connectors eliminate the guesswork often associated with more complex systems.
    Digital 5.1 decoding provides improved realism from 5.1-encoded DVDs, DBS or HDTV.
    Proprietary Videostage® 5 decoding and post-processing circuitry, combined with digital 5.1 decoding, delivers a high quality, multichannel surround sound experience from practically any source: DVDs, videocassettes, stereo CDs, even older mono TV shows and movies.
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    Sherwood Newcastle T-772 Audio / Vido Receiver

    Both the R-872 and R-772 receivers are rated at 100 watts per channel for each of their 7 channels and both share a host of common features including: HDMI 1.3 switching; lossless audio decoding; AM/FM tuners with 30 presets; XM radio ready; automatic set-up with supplied microphone; Newcastle’s SNAPTM Room EQ; input renaming; A/V Synch Delay; digital/analog input polling; independent audio and video outputs for Zone 2; RS-232 port for bi-directional control and more.
    The included remote supports dual-mode, RF and IR operation, is preprogrammed for most popular components, learns commands from other units and both receivers have built-in RF to IR translators. The translator converts RF input received from the remote and generates IR output to control other system components. Complete system operation is possible—even if the entire system is out of sight.

    A second feature developed for custom installation is these receivers' “Automatic Room 2” mode. With this mode, the main room can be configured for 7.1 channel operation. When Zone 2 is activated, the main room is automatically reconfigured for 5.1 and the rear center amps are used to power Zone 2. When Zone 2 is turned off, the main room is reconfigured back to 7.1.
    An important feature for custom installation is the lockable Installer Memory. Once the initial installation is complete, the installer or the owner can lock all operating parameters into a special memory. If the unit fails to operate as expected because a wrong button had been selected on the remote, for example, power cycling the receiver will reload the initial configuration and should restore normal operation.
    Both units transcode all analog video to a single component video output. Analog video and component video are separate and HDMI and analog monitor cables will be necessary to support all video and OSD.
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    A second feature developed for custom installation is these receivers' “Automatic Room 2” mode. With this mode, the main room can be configured for 7.1 channel operation. When Zone 2 is activated, the main room is automatically reconfigured for 5.1 and the rear center amps are used to power Zone 2. When Zone 2 is turned off, the main room is reconfigured back to 7.1.
    An important feature for custom installation is the lockable Installer Memory. Once the initial installation is complete, the installer or the owner can lock all operating parameters into a special memory. If the unit fails to operate as expected because a wrong button had been selected on the remote, for example, power cycling the receiver will reload the initial configuration and should restore normal operation.
    Both units transcode all analog video to a single component video output. Analog video and component video are separate and HDMI and analog monitor cables will be necessary to support all video and OSD.
  • Video Equiepment

    Remember when a TV was all you needed, not anymore. You have to have device to watch all the latest movies on that fancy TV and hook up to that awesome sound equipment. Will it ever end.
    Remember when a TV was all you needed, not anymore. You have to have device to watch all the latest movies on that fancy TV and hook up to that awesome sound equipment. Will it ever end.
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    Apple TV 2

    Big-time entertainment. One small box.
    Apple TV gives you access to the best content — blockbuster movies, TV shows, sports, your music and photos, and more — right on your HDTV.1 You can even play content from your iOS devices on your TV wirelessly using AirPlay.2
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    iTunes movies and TV shows in 1080p.
    Buy or rent the hottest HD movies, catch up on the TV shows everyone’s talking about, and tap into the millions of other entertainment options from the iTunes Store.3
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    Netflix, Hulu Plus, ESPN, and more.
    Watch hit movies and TV shows, live sports, breaking news, the latest viral videos, and more from some of the biggest names in entertainment.5 See the complete list
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    Your photos and videos.
    With My Photo Stream, your most recent photos and videos automatically appear on your Apple TV. And thanks to iMovie Theater, the projects you’ve made in iMovie are ready for viewing on the big screen.
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    iTunes Radio.
    Enjoy free streaming radio with the best selection of music.4 Choose from more than 250 genre-focused and DJ-curated stations. Or build custom stations based on an artist, song, or genre.
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    AirPlay.
    AirPlay lets you wirelessly stream what’s on your Mac or iOS device to your HDTV and speakers via Apple TV. Or mirror exactly what’s on your device's display to the big screen.
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    iCloud.
    With iCloud, you can buy movies and TV shows on Apple TV and watch them on your iPad, iPhone, iPod touch, Mac, or PC. And vice versa. iCloud also stores your photos and videos, pushing them wirelessly to all your devices — including your HDTV via Apple TV.6
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    Apple TV

    A lot of entertainment. In a very little box.
    With Apple TV, everything you want to watch — movies, TV shows, photo slideshows, and more — plays wirelessly on your widescreen TV. No managing storage. No syncing to your iTunes library. HD movies and TV shows from iTunes and Netflix play over the Internet on your HDTV, and music and photos stream from your computer. All you have to do is click and watch.
    With iCloud, you can browse and watch your purchased TV shows and listen to your previously purchased music.1 And with Photo Stream, your photos update automatically — no syncing, no sending.

    Apple TV features a powerful A4 chip, so it plays everything effortlessly, without frozen screens or stutters. Videos look crisp and clear. And just like watching a DVD, you can fast-forward through opening credits, pause for a popcorn break, or replay a hilarious scene until you memorize every line.

    Apple TV is quiet, energy efficient, and so small it fits in the palm of your hand. Which makes it perfect for sitting neatly on a TV stand or squeezing into a crowded media cabinet. And when it’s not filling your living room with drama, romance, and comedy, it uses less power than a night-light.
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    Panasonic - Blu-ray Player DMPBD75

    Enjoy your favorite movies in high-definition with this Blu-ray player that features Deep Color and x.v.Color technologies for stunning images. Dolby Digital Plus and Dolby TrueHD decoders provide a lush soundscape.
    SMART BLU-RAY PLAYER
    Get a world of instant entertainment with this smart Blu-ray player. Connect to the Internet and stream movies, listen to music and access a wide variety of other content on your HDTV. Learn more about smart products.

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    PRODUCT FEATURES
    • Blu-ray player For high-definition movie playback with resolution up to 5 times greater than DVD. Watch films in stunning high-definition just like you do on the big screen.
    • Connect to the Internet Access movies, TV shows, music and more.
    • Ethernet port For wired connection to streaming content and firmware updates (Ethernet cable not included).
    • DNLA capability For wireless access to your PC content on your TV.
    • Playback formats Include BD-ROM, BD-R/RE DL, BD-R/RE, DVD, DVD-R DL, DVD+R DL, DVD+R, DVD-R, DVD+RW, DVD-RW, CD, CD-R, CD-RW, CD-DA, AVCHD, JPEG, MP3 and MKV.
    • Surround sound decoders Include Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby TrueHD, DTS-HD Master Audio Essential and DTS-HD High Resolution Audio for a lush soundscape.
    • 1 HDMI output HDMI cable not included.High-speed HDMI cable is the only connection that can deliver a Blu-ray experience with a full 1080p picture and digital surround sound.
    • USB 2.0 port Lets you easily connect to your computer.
    • x.v.Color and Deep Color technologies For clear, detailed images.
    • BD Live For special feature updates through the Internet.
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