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Stan Horaczek Posted: Nov 22, 2010 0 comments

Take a look at most new TVs, Blu-ray players and media servers and it should be abundantly clear that streaming is serious business for Netflix. But, the lack of a plan completely free from the red envelopes hasn't existed until today. For $7.99 a month, you can now stream as much as you want without a single disc ever showing up at your door. Unfortunately for those who still like physical media as well, the prices of their other plans will be going up. A one-at-a-time account is going from $8.99 to $9.99, while the classic three-at-a-time account jumps three bucks to $19.99.

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Stan Horaczek Posted: Nov 24, 2008 0 comments

Just a few years ago, retailers were furious when their secret Black Friday ads leaked online before they hit he Thursday papers. Now, they can hardly wait for eager bargain hunters to fire up Acrobat and scour their flyers for deals. But, at the same time, this years deals are a little disappointing.

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Stan Horaczek Posted: Jan 19, 2009 0 comments
When news hit that one of the country's biggest electronics retailers was finally giving up the ghost, visions of discounted TVs and speakers bought for pennies on the dollar flashed through the collective consciousness of a people who, as of late, have largely been too broke to quench their thirst for the new hotness.
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Stan Horaczek Posted: Mar 09, 2011 0 comments

The other trilogy has already been available on Blu-ray for some time, but it seems the release of the extended Lord of the Rings trilogy is finally almost upon us. Amazon is currently taking pre-orders for $90.

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Stan Horaczek Posted: Feb 15, 2011 0 comments

Criterion has proven time and time again that they can do incredible things regardless of media. Now, they're expanding their streaming efforts (some of their titles are already available on Netflix's intant option) with the help of Hulu's pay subscription service.

Stan Horaczek Posted: Jan 05, 2011 0 comments

It's clear that when Monster found out they had 45 minutes for their press conference here at CES, they took it as a challenge to see just how many new products they could cram into that time period. The results were impressively prolific, including everything from slightly lowered HDMI cable prices (their cheapest model is now $30) to a line of car cleaning products made in conjunction with West Coast Customs. Rather than bombarding you with the whole pile, here are some of the products that caught our interest.

The Monster Vision 3D Glasses

Stan Horaczek Posted: Oct 26, 2010 0 comments

Logitech's Revue Google TV box is quickly approaching, but that hasn't stopped the recent influx of boxes designed to get the Internet (or at least parts of it) onto an HDTV. The latest effort from Western Digital sounds like an impressive one. Inside, WD has packed a full terabyte of storage, to which you can add media from networked PCs and Macs or via its pair of USB ports.

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Stan Horaczek Posted: Jan 22, 2009 0 comments

If you have ever been to an Oscars party where the guests actually compete by picking winners, you know that everything is won or lost on the technical categories. Why? Mainly because it's hard to pick a winner when you're not even entirely sure what the award is for. Here is a quick rundown of what many consider to be the less-glamorous categories and who we think (or hope) might win.

Stan Horaczek Posted: Nov 23, 2008 0 comments

1. Add multi-channel audio Through computer speakers, the WMA stereo sound that Netflix couples with their streaming video is acceptable. But, pump it through the HDMI-piped audio systems some of us have spent so much time tweaking and the deficiencies become all too obvious.