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  • PC Gaming in the Home Theater, Finally!
    Some of us have reluctantly admitted that gaming in the home theater is something best done on consoles. Despite the best efforts of Sony and Microsoft to bring state of the art visuals to the PS4 and Xbox One, the quality and native resolution of console games often leaves much to be desired on the big screen. Is PC gaming ready for the home theater?
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New Retro TV Channel - Decades TV on DVD and Blu-ray Oct 21 2014
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Ok, I got my set and I did a quick spot check of a few things that I felt were the most important.   First, I checked Turkey's Away for Pink Floyd. Nope, they are not there. However, the music that is used does have barking dogs and it does sort of sound like Pink Fl... Full topic ›
A few words about...™ Warner Bros. Home Video & The W... Blu-ray Jul 21 2014
I have been reading seemingly constant complaints on line regarding Warner Bros. and presumed non-activity or lack of interest in bringing important catalog titles to the home video market.   Wrong.   Several weeks ago, I had a meal with friends from WB, and whi... Full topic ›
Plantronics BackBeat PRO Wireless Active Noise Canceling... Speakers, Subwoofers & Headphones Oct 14 2014
  When you mention Plantronics, most immediately think of high-quality hands-free headsets for their office or mobile phone. But Plantronics has been slowly edging their way into the entertainment and fitness space with the introduction of their Backbeat series of... Full topic ›
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Featured Home Theater

  • Pirate Themed Home Theater
    Dan did a great job documenting the work he put into his pirate themed home theater. Framing, electrical, staining, painting, lighting, he did it all. You can read more about his fantastic theater and see lots more pictures here

A Few Words About - Robert Harris weighs in on the latest releases

  • A few words about...™ Pumpkinhead II -- in Blu-ray Pumpinhead II: Blood Wings is for horror addicts and Pumpkinhead completists only.   As released by Scream Factory, it falls into a category that I'd consider "okay" releases.   These are low-budget films, without a great deal of effort... Read More
  • A few words about...™ Monkey Shines -- in Blu-ray Scream Factory, which is a sub-label of Shout Factory, seems like the veritable "little engine that could," as they continue to release -- in consistently generally high quality -- films to Blu-ray for a waiting audience of collectors and cinephil... Read More
  • A few words about...™ The Dark Half -- in Blu-ray George Romero's The Dark Half, based upon the book by Stephen King, is an oddly interesting, and darkly humorous take, possibly with a bit of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde at its cortex.   Two sequences stand out in my memory.  The first occur... Read More
  • A few words about...™ The Doctor and the Devils -- in Blu-ray With an incredible background in comedy, and with Mel Brooks as its leader, Brooksfilms has created three very serious productions.   The Elephant Man - 1980   Frances - 1982   and   The Doctor and the Devils - 1985.   The... Read More
  • A few words about...™ Under Fire -- in Blu-ray Two very serious dramas by two fine filmmakers, released just three years apart, the overall tone of which are very different.   I've always seen Oliver Stone's Salvador as almost a buddy picture, that just happens to take place in a very ser... Read More
  • A few words about...™ Maleficent -- in Blu-ray Some fairy tale characters get a bum rap.   After due diligence, and months of research on Ancestry.com, the production team at Disney had all the required information to create a very interesting back-story.   Reading reviews, some may... Read More
  • A few words about...™ Elmer Gantry -- in Blu-ray I had huge concerns about Elmer Gantry, a film that I love.  Richard Brooks adapted the novel by Sinclair Lewis about scandal in the evangelist community -- a huckster involving himself in religion, and not being precisely what his congregant... Read More

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