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Energy launches first Connoisseur soundbar

Energy today launched its $599.99 Energy Connoisseur CS-30 soundbar, featuring plug n’ play functionality, Dolby Digital decoding, 3D surround mode and Bluetooth streaming capabilities.

10 great giveaways: Win a $6K gaming chair, $10K theater, 60″ TV, and more…

In the age of big data, no one is safe…So why not give the following companies your personal information, too? At least you might when something. Kidding aside, the following 10 giveaways from around the web will have you decking out your home theater (or creating an entirely new one, in some cases) in high style.

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Put the OSD Soundsole speaker under a 55lb TV

There are a lot of audio solutions out there these days that are meant to make getting better sound in your living room easier and without your loved ones calling the design police on you. The sound base is a great solution for those who don’t can’t mount a TV on the wall and don’t have space in front of a TV for a deep speaker or tall speaker (like a sound bar). The sound base sits under the TV and can withstand its weight without a problem.

Yamaha YAS-103 sound bar adds Bluetooth, smartphone control

Yamaha’s best-selling YAS-101 budget-priced sound bar is known for its solid sound quality and the fact that his has a subwoofer built right in, not to mention the low, low price of $299. Now, that popular model has been upgraded to the Yamaha YAS-103, adding Bluetooth for streaming music playback from mobile devices and compatibility with a new app that will let you control it right from you smartphone or tablet.

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The sexiest new home audio speakers for 2014

There are speakers…and then there are speakers. Speakers that are sexy, powerful, sleek, big even. Speakers that throw caution to the wind and risk pissing off your interior designer. Speakers that are towering works of art. Speakers that laugh at the thought of being hidden in a wall. Speakers that might just kick your ass if you don’t give them the proper respect. We love them paired with their shorter, but mighty henchman, the subwoofer.

Win $48K in prizes, 4K TV, in Samsung and h.h. gregg’s ‘Super 48 Giveaway’

Want to upgrade your home theater before the big game and watch it in on a brand-new Samsung 65-inch 4K or 50-inch LED TV? Then head on over to h.h. gregg or the company’s Facebook page and enter the Super 48K Giveaway for a chance to win electronics prizes from both Samsung and h.h. gregg.

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Damson Jetstream speakers auto-calibrate to your room for better sound

Getting good sound from your speakers means knowing that the room where they live is a large part of the equation. Whether it is a surround sound receiver with a built-in mic that takes room measurements and adjust speakers based on feedback or a professional acoustician to dial-in a more sophisticated room, tweaking the way more »

VIZIO Introduces New Soundbar Lineup, 4K Ultra HD TVs

VIZIO has unveiled their new lineup of soundbars for 2014. Hoping to build on their previous success in the category, they’ve added three new sizes to the catalog; one designed for giant televisions, another for 42″ and up, and a third, to fit underneath smaller, lighter sets in a corner or bedroom. We have our more »

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CES 2014: LG Introduces Flexible OLED TV, Netflix 4K deal, webOS, HomeChat, Appliances

LG introduced a flexible OLED TV, a 105-inch Ultra HD, appliances and much more at CES 2014.

Last-Minute Room-By-Room Home Technology Gift Guide

It’s crunch time now to get your special someone a gift for the holidays—and what better gift can you give than the gift of technology? In this holiday gift guide, we take you through every room of the house and offer ideas for high-tech gear and gadgets that will make your home that much more entertaining, fun, cozy, smart, green, cool, and convenient.

HomeTechTell Review: OSD Audio Sound Platform SP2.1 Table-Top Surround Sound System

If you don’t have the option, or don’t want the option, of installing a full-blown stereo system near your TV — an AV receiver, at least two speakers, all of the cabling that goes with them — this device is a very fine compromise.

VIZIO Launches Big New Sound Bar for Big TV Screens

VIZIO has certainly made a name for itself recently with its line of affordable soundbars, but its offerings have tended toward the smaller side — perfect, perhaps, for a 42-inch display, but less than ideal for 55-inch-and-up screen territory. That trend ends today, though, with the release of the company’s S5430W 54” 3.0 Home Theater more »