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Experiencing double vision when purchasing a television? It's a process that can be as stressful and as life-consuming as anticipating a birth. Okay, that may be overstating it a little bit. But just a little bit. Both decisions will cost you. Both things will bring noise and confusion into your house. Both will require a lot of love and attention. But only one will return that love and attention... READ MORE
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Through the late 1980s and 1990s, while hip-hop and grunge music took over the airwaves, another revolution affected nearly every listener, manifested in the way they consumed their favorite songs. The home stereo system, once a modular system of silver-plated and vacuum-tube-driven components devoted to high fidelity, or Hi-Fi, was replaced by “mini-systems” and “boom boxes;” all-in-one... READ MORE
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If local area networks (LANs) were like plumbing, then Ethernet cables would be the pipes and routers the valve switchers. But data bits have a huge advantage over fluids. They don't require conduits to flow through your home or office to still be useful.

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A home theater is most like a movie theater when there’s a projector in the room. Even with flat-panel TV sizes growing, if you want a diagonal measured in three digits, you need to project the picture at some distance from the screen.

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We’ve all seen the seemingly endless racks of headphones and earphones at retail stores. What makes each pair different? How should you go about choosing which pair is best for you? In this B&H buying guide, we’ll get down to the bottom of headphones and earphones, so you’ll know what to look for.

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A projection screen is a large reflective surface, usually white, that’s typically hung on a wall in a room at some distance in front of any type of digital or film projector for the purposes of entertainment, training, education or a sales presentation.

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It’s an audio receiver and amplifier integrated into a single component that lets you switch from different sources such as a DVR or Blu-ray Disc player and send the audio/video (AV) signals to multiple speakers and a TV or projector. 

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Digital cameras have changed the way people take pictures. Instead of limiting the number of shots we take to prevent running out of film, we can now take pictures of anything and everything and just delete the ones we don’t want.

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Blu-ray Disc (BD) is the latest generation optical disc format for movie players and computers. Though the disc is the same size as a DVD or CD, it can hold more than five times the amount of data of a DVD.

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4 years ago
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Within five years of being introduced in the late 1990s, the digital video disc replaced the video cassette as the most popular way to buy or rent prerecorded movies for viewing at home on your TV.

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Think of the “3” in 3D as the third axis, a newly arrived Z dimension that joins the 2D screen geometry of X (width) and Y (height). You experience the sensation of depth in two basic ways: as “Deep 3D” in which the TV seems to become an infinitely receding tank. It’s almost as if you could reach through the glass; as “Pop-Out 3D” where objects appear be spilling off the screen.

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4 years ago
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Flash memory cards are the film rolls of the digital age with the added benefits of reusability and being compatible with computers and portable storage devices. Carrying spare cards and related accessories when you're away from home or the studio can make the difference between a successful shoot and one in which being out of memory is akin to running out of gas.

Secure Digital (SD) and Compact Flash (CF) are among the most popular card formats used in digital cameras, but there are a few others. So, if you're not sure, check to see which type of memory card your camera accepts. We'll deal you some great deals on cards below, but first let's talk about some of the cool ways memory cards are transcending their traditional roles of simply being seated inside a camera:

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