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  1. Geek Squad hits Future Shop August 1st

    Industry News
    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...
  2. Home Theatre of the Month: The Savoy

    Industry News
    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...
  3. Panasonic debuts 2014 LCD TV lineup in NYC

    Industry News
    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...
  4. Samsung Canada & Cineplex Launch Cineplex Store App

    Industry News
    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...
  5. Paradigm redesigns its Monitor Series Speakers

    Industry News
    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...
  6. 12" T5 6500k flourescent bulbs?

    Where Can I buy and general buying discussions
    I'm having a difficult time trying to find fluorescent bulbs of the type described in the thread title - does anyone know where I can find some locally (in the GTA)? I've tried a couple of hardware stores, lighting stores, and specialty pet/aquarium stores (close, but not quite - and the prices...
  7. Essential iPad Apps for the Home Theatre Enthusiast

    Industry News
    Analysts estimate that by the end of 2011, the number of Apple iPads sold worldwide could be as high as 50 million units. Stimulating this demand is a community of software developers who have now released over 500,000 apps for Apple’s iOS devices. For home theatre enthusiasts, the exciting...
  8. One in four Canadian Homes owns a PVR

    Industry News
    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...
  9. Onkyo adds three home theater receivers to its line-up

    Industry News
    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...
  10. Solve your tech problem with help from the Digital Forum

    Industry News
    Every month over half a million people visit the Digital Home Canada website looking for objective, independent information and advice about Consumer electronic hardware and Canadian service providers such as Bell TV, Shaw Cable, Telus Mobility, MTS, EastLink, Cogeco and Videotron. Often...
  11. Should I buy A/V Receiver? Want some advice Pls

    A/V Receivers and Amplifiers
    Here is my current setup - Acer 37" LCD TV (purchased in 2006) - only support up to 1080i via HDMI, but "claimed" to support 1080p via component cables. ONLY 1 HDMI input. Denon S-301 (purchased also in 2006) - a very nice SACD/DVD integrated player with 2.1 speaker - however, it can only...
  12. Integra now shipping 3D Ready receivers

    Industry News
    Integra, makers of premium audio and video components, has announced the availability of the Integra DTR-30.2 and DTR-20.2 3D-video-ready home-theatre receivers. The THX Select 2 A/V Receivers feature HDMI 1.4a connectivity therefore they are compatible with all four mandatory 3D formats for...
  13. Logitech unveils Harmony 600 and 650 Universal Remotes

    Industry News
    Logitech this week announced two new entry level Harmony universal remotes which can replace up to five other remotes in your home theatre. The new Harmony 600 and Harmony 650 remotes will arrive later this month in the United States and in Canada sometime in April. Both remotes feature...
  14. Why you should optimize your Home Theatre

    Industry News
    Every month, Digital Home receives hundreds of thousands of visitors and thousands of questions about what products they should buy to improve the quality of their home theatre system. Rather than simply buying new more expensive equipment, we often tell readers how they can improve sound and...
  15. nintendo Wii to HDTV through hometheatre's HDMI?

    Home Theatre Personal Computer & Media Extenders
    I have a 24 in. computer monitor which has a HDMI port to it. I would like to be able to hook my Nintendo Wii to the monitor to play games. However, since the Wii gives out only the component signal, I was wondering if I could use once of the below given Hometheatre systems to plug in the Wii...
  16. Computer and HDTV to same speakers

    Home Theatre Personal Computer & Media Extenders
    I have a PC and a HDTV both of whose sound outputs are currently going to one set of speakers using the flimsy soldered cables that I prepared. i was wondering if there is some product where I can input several audio connection into one component and get a single output. (I know there are some...
  17. Home Theatre (don't know where to post this)

    Newcomers Forum
    I have a Samsung HT-X40, it was working perfectly for a year. Last week I did a firmware update that I downloaded from Samsung.ca and since then every DVD (store bought or rented) says unknown disc on the display and ejects the disc from the DVD player. Yesterday I put a memory stick in the USB...
  18. Energy Take Classic vs Bose Acoustimass 10 Series III

    Home Theatre Corner
    On Boxing Day I bought the Energy Take Classic and Bose Acoustimass 10 Series III surround sound systems and will keep one of these. The AM10-III were $700 from $1500 and since it was the last one, I bought it; it is still sealed in the box. I then found the Energy Take Classic set for $400 from...
  19. My basement home theatre

    Home Theatre Construction
    I finally finished my home theatre last month. It is a modest setup but we are happy with it. Here are some pics. The cables looked a lot better after Visions finished setting up everything, but I added the cable box and Wii myself and messed averything up.
  20. Design Tip: Murals Add Spark to Home Theater

    Home Theatre Construction
    A home theater is one place where you can unleash your creativity. You can let your imagination soar, incorporating bold colors and unique furnishings into the space. If your home theater is set apart from the rest of house, like in a bonus room or basement, you won’t even have to worry about...
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