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LG DVLED Extreme Home Cinema Displays

LG DVLED Extreme Home Cinema Displays

LG giant DVLED screens have millions of individual self-illuminating LEDs for vibrant, high-contrast images. The screens will come in 2K, 4K, and 8K resolutions in sizes from 108″ to 325″ diagonal, and both 16:9 and ultrawide 32:9 configurations. The high-end displays are available only via custom installers.

Focal On Wall 300 Speakers

Focal On Wall 300 Speakers
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Premium audio equipment brand Focal makes these elegant wall-mounted speakers for home theater and music listening. The On Wall 301 has two 4″ MidBass drivers and a 1×1″ tweeter, while the On Wall 302 gets twice as many MidBass drivers. Sold individually or in pairs in High Gloss White or Satin Black.

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JMGO O1 + O1 Pro Short-throw Projectors

JMGO O1 + O1 Pro Short-throw Projectors

Want a giant screen for movies and games? Place the JMGO O1 as little as 10″ from the wall for an 80″ screen or the O1 Pro 9″ away for a 100″ display. Both models offer 1920 x 1080 resolution with auto-keystone correction and auto-focus. The Pro model was co-engineered with Leica, and both feature dual speakers tuned by Dynaudio.

Onkyo OHTS3900 5.1-Channel Home Theater System

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Soundbars are fine, but if you want truly immersive home theater sound, a component system like the Onkyo OHTS3900 is best. This 5.1 surround sound system decodes Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio, and has four HDMI ports that support 4K/60 Hz and HDR content. Save $100 off the MSRP in The Awesomer Shop.

Roku Streambar

Roku Streambar

This 2-in-1 device combines Roku’s excellent streaming apps with a 14″ wide, 4-driver speaker that can upgrade the sound on your TV set without taking up a bunch of space. It offers Bluetooth and AirPlay2 wireless connectivity, along with Alexa, Google voice assistant, Spotify Connect, and Dolby Audio support.

Fiber Optic Ceiling Lights

Fiber Optic Ceiling Lights
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Make the ceiling of your home theater, car, or other space look like a dark night sky with one of these twinkly fiber optic light kits from AMKI. They come in sizes from 400 to 835 points of light, each along with a bright 32-watt LED RGB/W light engine. You’ll need a drop ceiling or a false headliner to poke the fibers through.

Vizio Elevate Sound Bar

Vizio Elevate Sound Bar
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Vizio’s top-of-the-line 5.1.4 audio system for 2020 packs 18 drivers. The P514a features rotating speakers which automatically angle upwards when watching Dolby Atmos and DTS:X content. It’s also got built-in Chromecast and DTS Virtual:X support. It comes with two surround speakers and a wireless 8-inch subwoofer.

Making a Home Theater Coffee Table

Making a Home Theater Coffee Table

While flat screen TVs are all the rage these days, sometimes a projector is still a better solution – especially if you want a huge image. Builder Laura Kampf shows off a neat design for a coffee table that has a cubby for concealing a projector neatly beneath its lid.

Movie Reel Side Table

Movie Reel Side Table
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The perfect side table for any home theater is made using vintage Goldberg Brothers 35mm film reels. Its center pedestal is made from poly plastic, painted to match the reels in silver, gold, or bronze, and the 20″ glass top provides a smooth surface. Stands 24″ tall, and requires some basic assembly.

LG SL10YG Soundbar

LG SL10YG Soundbar
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LG’s premium sound system cranks out audio that will have you convinced you’re in the movie theater. Its front sound bar has upward-firing speakers for Dolby Atmos and DTS:x height effects, and its subwoofer delivers an earth-shattering rumble. It supports 24bit/192kHz Hi-Res audio and has Chromecast built in.

Samsung Sero TV

Samsung Sero TV

Samsung’s Sero is a 43″ QLED HDTV that comes with a stand. The TV is mounted on the stand such that you can rotate it to a vertical position. Pair this with its NFC support and it becomes a great way to mirror your smartphone’s content. It’s headed to Korea first for about $1600.

Sony Master Series Z9G 8K TV

Sony Master Series Z9G 8K TV

Sony’s Master Grade Series Z9G is an Android Smart TV with 8K resolution. It features detail upscaling and full-array local dimming for optimal contrast. It also has four speakers and can be used as a center speaker in a surround sound setup. Comes in 85″ and 98″ models.

Sennheiser Ambeo Soundbar

Sennheiser Ambeo Soundbar
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Sennheiser aims for the top with its first-ever speaker. The Ambeo soundbar has 13 drivers, including six 4″ woofers. It mimics a 5.1.4 surround sound system with Dolby Atmos and DTS:X support. We went ears-on with the soundbar at the IFA Global Press Conference, and it sounded spectacular.

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Logitech Harmony Express Remote

Logitech Harmony Express Remote

Logitech’s Harmony Express bucks the trend of large and complicated universal remote controls, thanks to Amazon’s Alexa voice control technology. It works with over 250,000 devices, including other smart home appliances. It sets up easily using a companion mobile app.

MoGo Pro Portable Projector

MoGo Pro Portable Projector

XGIMI’s MoGo Pro is a compact 1080p portable projector and speaker with Android TV built-in. It plays content from Chromecast streaming, Bluetooth, USB and HDMI. It has fast auto-focus and keystone correction, and supports Google Assistant for voice control.

Corsair K83 TV Keyboard

Corsair K83 TV Keyboard

Corsair’s new K83 is meant for use with smart TVs and home theater PCs. It has a built-in trackpad, left- and right-click buttons and even a joystick. It connects via Bluetooth or via a USB dongle. You can use its app to remap its keys and trackpad gestures.

Sonos Architectural Speakers

Sonos Architectural Speakers
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Sonos partnered with Sonance to create three passive speakers that will blend in your home. The wall, ceiling, and outdoor speakers are meant to be powered by the Sonos Amp, providing sound tuned to the size, construction and furnishings of your space.

Q Acoustics Concept 300 Speakers

Q Acoustics Concept 300 Speakers

Q Acoustics’ Concept 300 speakers marry form with function. Its beautiful cabinet and tripod stand are designed to eliminate vibration, with technologies such as a gel separating each speaker cabinet’s layers and springs on the stand mount. Drops 3/2019 for $4,499.

Cinera Video Headset

Cinera Video Headset

The Cinera is a video headset with dual 2.5K displays and a 66º field of view to replicate the movie theater experience in the comfort of your home. It works with Android apps such as VLC and Netflix and can play 3D movies. It comes with a swing-arm mount for added comfort.

JBL Link Bar

JBL Link Bar

JBL’s Link Bar is a soundbar that has Android TV and Google Assistant built-in, which means it pairs well with all HDTVs, even ones without built-in smart features. It lets you use your voice to search for shows, switch inputs, ask questions, control your smart devices and more.

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A/V Connectors Explained

A/V Connectors Explained

Modern audio and video devices connect to your TV or receiver’s HDMI port. If you were wondering why there are often still other connectors and slots at the back of your TV, check out Techquickie’s video explaining each connector’s purpose.

LG CineBeam HU85L 4K Projector

LG CineBeam HU85L 4K Projector

The second generation of LG’s CineBeam short-throw 4K laser projector has a horizontal orientation, making it easy to mount on any flat surface. It can create a 90″ image at 2″ away, and a 120″ at 7″ away. It can be operated via voice commands. Drops 2019.

Nebula Prizm II Home Projector

Nebula Prizm II Home Projector
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The second version of Anker’s Nebula Prizm II is twice the price of its predecessor, but it’s resolution has been significantly increased, from just 480p to 1080p. It can create up to a 120″ display has up to 40º keystone correction, and has USB and HDMI inputs.

V-Jet 4K Wireless HDMI Adapter

V-Jet 4K Wireless HDMI Adapter

Wisejet’s two-part gadget lets you wirelessly mirror the screen of a USB-C device to an HDMI display up to 10 yards away. It doesn’t need an internet connection or even local Wi-Fi to work. Just plug in the transmitter to your USB-C device and the receiver to your HDMI display.

Devialet Phantom Reactor

Devialet Phantom Reactor

Devialet’s one-of-a-kind Phantom speakers are as huge as they are pricey. But the entry-level Phantom Reactor is at least within a mortal’s reach. The speaker packs the same room-filling, distortion-free sound as its bigger brothers, but in a smaller and less costly package.

Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K

Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K
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Amazon upgrades its casting and streaming device with support for up to 4K 60fps streaming and Alexa integration. The Fire TV Stick 4K is compatible with Dolby Vision, HDR, HDR10+, and Dolby Atmos. It also lets you control other smart devices via Alexa.

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