Geek Squad hits Future Shop August 1st

Canadians will now have access to the Geek Squad at 135 Future Shop stores across the country. Customers will also be able to book services online at FutureShop.ca. Previously only available through Best Buy, the technology troubleshooting experts will grow to 1,400 strong through the partnership with Future Shop. In addition to technical services, Future […]

Home Theatre of the Month: The Savoy

by Christina Peden Every month, our sister site AVSforum.com features one lucky forum member as the proud owner of its ‘Home Theatre of the Month’, and we’ve decided to share this column with our readers here at DigitalHome.ca. For June, this honour is bestowed upon forum member David Beck and his home theatre, The Savoy. When David and […]

Panasonic debuts 2014 LCD TV lineup in NYC

by Christina Peden Panasonic unveiled its 2014 lineup of LCD Smart TVs at a press briefing in New York City last week. After announcing last fall that they would be pulling out of the Plasma TV market, many were skeptical about Panasonic’s ability to produce LCD TVs with the same picture quality of their Plasma […]

Samsung Canada & Cineplex Launch Cineplex Store App

The addition of a new Cineplex Store App will allow consumers to rent or purchase movies on select models of Samsung televisions, Blu-ray players and home theatre systems. With thousands of movie titles available, and no monthly subscription required, Samsung owners will only pay for the movies they watch, and they can conveniently store and […]

Paradigm redesigns its Monitor Series Speakers

Mississauga based Paradigm this week announced its redesigned Monitor Series loudspeakers for music and home theater.

The company says the Monitor Series 7 features smaller floorstanding and center-channel speakers with a more streamlined and linear aesthetic plus a number of new technology innovations previously found on the company’s higher end Reference series.

Essential iPad Apps for the Home Theatre Enthusiast

Due to the overwhelming number of new iOS apps being released on a daily basis, it is difficult to keep up with all the new releases so the following is an overview of my favourite home theatre related apps along with some other recently released equipment specific apps which could be useful in many home theatres.

One in four Canadian Homes owns a PVR

A March survey of 15,000 Canadians by BBM Canada has found that about one in four (25.5%) of homes in this country has a Personal Video Recorder (PVR). That number is significantly less than the 38% of U.S. homes which have a PVR.

BBM projects that PVR penetration will grow to 27.2% by June 2011, up from just 11.7% three years earlier.

Onkyo adds three home theater receivers to its line-up

Onkyo today three new entry-level home theater receivers to its line-up which include networking capabilities and a ‘Made for iPod/iPhone’ USB interface. Previously, these features were only available in premium priced Onkyo models.

The new devices include the 7.2-channel TX-NR609, the 5.1-channel TX-NR509 and the 5.1-channel TX-SR309. The models designated ‘TX-NR’ are network-capable and all three have front-panel USB connections.

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