Televisions and Projectors

How To Hide Your Home Theater Components, but Still Control Them

A decade ago, step into any "big screen TV" owner's family room and you'd likely find a big, two-foot deep TV wedged between two wooden towers and bridge going across the top, otherwise known as the "big screen entertainment center." While I could argue why this was probably the worst way to make a TV blend into a family room, it was believed that the only way to make a giant black box feel at home in a living room is to stuff it inside an even larger piece of furniture. 

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Samsung Drops Prices on Active Shutter 3D Glasses - Finally

The general cost of a 3DTV has steadily declined over the past year, thanks in part to Samsung and Panasonic who have been pushing 3D capabilities in a large portion of their TV offerning. However, even though they've got TVs under $1000, the cost of the glasses has remained pretty steep; prices typically average $150 per pair. No typical family of four is going to spend $600 on glasses.

Ask the Experts: How do I connect a PC to my older projector?

Question: I have a Compaq Presario CQ70 laptop PC, running Vista, which I wish to connect to a Sharp XV-PN300 LCD projector in order to project video from the PC. The PC has a female VGA socket in addition to the usual USB ports. The projector has a female S-Video input socket, a yellow jackplug socket labelled "Video Input," and white and red sockets labeled "Audio Input." I have been told that I need a digital to analog converter with the appropriate cables. Is this true? Do you know where I can buy the correct connection equipment? Do I need to change the resolution on the PC?

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Google TV To Invade Your Living Room. Should You Care?

A little less than a week ago, Google, the company known for shaking things up did just that by unveiling their new service called Google TV. Their goal: "combine the TV you know and love with the freedom and power of the Internet."

Now I've been asked several times what my thoughts are when it comes to Google invading the living room TV, because no one is really sure whether or not the search giant can succeed where so many others haven't. The web and the TV united is like the holy grail - whoever manages to pull it off will rule the world.

What is Google TV exactly? Here's their video to try and explain:

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