Home Theater Forum and Systems banner

engadget

  1. Ask Engadget HD: Who has the best Black Friday deals?

    Testing
    It's that time of year, for the family to get together... and carefully plan which big box retailer they're going to spend the night camped outside of to obtain a slight discount on a flat screen TV of questionable quality. At least, that's what it's like if you're in Scott's family, but we'll...
  2. Ask Engadget HD: Best way to record TV on my PC?

    Testing
    Sure you can always go Windows Media center CableCARD style, but what if you just want to record a few clips of what's already coming out of your set-top box or available via ClearQAM on your PC? We'll let Bruce lay it out for you: What is the best method or hardware for the amateur to use in a...
  3. Ask Engadget HD: Setting up IR repeaters?

    Testing
    As your home theater setup grows, for many a problem is moving components out of line of sight, and still being able to control them. While for a few a Bluetooth or other RF technology takes care of remote control issues, the majority of devices still rely on IR control, and making that work is...
  4. Join the Engadget HD Podcast live on Ustream at 8:30 p.m.

    Testing
    It's Monday, and we know that getting the week started can be tough. We're here to help by letting you peek into the recording booth when the Engadget HD podcast goes to tape at 8:30 pm. Think of it as a kind of time machine that will help you power through your day by reviewing what happened in...
  5. Join the Engadget HD podcast live on Ustream now

    Testing
    It's Monday, and we know that getting the week started can be tough. We're here to help by letting you peek into the recording booth when the Engadget HD podcast goes to tape at 5:30 pm. Think of it as a kind of time machine that will help you power through your day by reviewing what happened in...
  6. Join the Engadget HD podcast live on Ustream now

    Testing
    It's Monday, and we know that getting the week started can be tough. We're here to help by letting you peek into the recording booth when the Engadget HD podcast goes to tape at 5:30 pm. Think of it as a kind of time machine that will help you power through your day by reviewing what happened in...
  7. Ask Engadget HD: Best receiver with Bluetooth headphone support?

    Testing
    We're no stranger to questions about audio setups on Ask Engadget HD, and we've even covered a bit about what to do for those seeking the best home theater experience with headphones. Still, we're a bit unfamiliar with what to do when you want to use headphones, but throw in the additional...
  8. Engadget HD Giveaway: Win the Lord of the Rings Trilogy on Blu-ray!

    Testing
    In celebration of the Lord of the Rings movies being available individually on Blu-ray today (we still always skip to RotK, the Sam/Frodo bromance makes the series), what makes more sense than to offer you chance to win all three at the same time? How about if there were some bonuses thrown...
  9. Join the Engadget HD podcast live on Ustream now

    Testing
    It's Monday, and we know that getting the week started can be tough. We're here to help by letting you peek into the recording booth when the Engadget HD podcast goes to tape at 5:30 pm. Think of it as a kind of time machine that will help you power through your day by reviewing what happened in...
  10. Engadget HD Giveaway: Win Chuck: The Complete Third Season on Blu-ray!

    Testing
    It's a tough job keeping up with all the TV shows starting their new seasons this fall, so let us make it easier on you with a copy of Chuck: The Complete Third Season on Blu-ray before the next season kicks off September 20. All it takes to win is to leave a comment on this post, so go ahead...
  11. Join the Engadget HD podcast live on Ustream now

    Testing
    It's Monday, and we know that getting the week started can be tough. We're here to help by letting you peek into the recording booth when the Engadget HD podcast goes to tape at 5:30 pm. Think of it as a kind of time machine that will help you power through your day by reviewing what happened in...
  12. Ask Engadget HD: Should I buy a 720p HDTV?

    Testing
    While you may already be drooling over a Super Hi-Vision TV, in the present day we're still pretty limited when it comes to resolution. While 1080p HDTVs have been around long enough to dominate the market at most price points, there are still plenty of 720p models hanging around, and...
  13. Ask Engadget HD: Best HDTV for gaming, pwning?

    Testing
    Every HDTV purchase comes with its own set of considerations, and for our friend Philip, the main one is playing videogames. You can keep your THX certifications and internet connected widgets, we need to know what will contribute to the greatest kill/death ratio, period: "I just graduated...
  14. Ask Engadget HD: Receiverless audio out from a HTPC?

    Testing
    Having a computer in the living room isn't an uncommon sight around here, but trying to cut down the number of living room components can lead to some interesting questions. This week, Kit is wondering if he can get a quality audio setup without a dedicated receiver: I am a big HTPC...
  15. Join the Engadget HD podcast live on Ustream at 5:30 PM

    Testing
    It's Monday, and we know that getting the week started can be tough. We're here to help by letting you peek into the recording booth when the Engadget HD podcast goes to tape at 5:30 pm. Think of it as a kind of time machine that will help you power through your day by reviewing what happened in...
  16. Ask Engadget HD: What's the best new demo material for my home theater?

    Testing
    We get asked this question all the time, what's the best thing to watch and listen to on a new home theater setup? Our friend Jeremy just got everything set up the way he wants it, and now it's time to pick out some demo material, but we'll let him ask the questions: "I've finally put all the...
  17. Ask Engadget HD: Best Laptop HTPC?

    Testing
    We're pretty used to wondering about what kind of computer is best suited for connecting to your HDTV, but what if it also has to pull double duty as an on the go workhorse? That's the dilemma of our friend Scott: "'I've been looking to buy a nettop PC with an Atom/ION to use as my HTPC, like...
  18. Ask Engadget HD: Should I switch to Windows Media Center?

    Testing
    We've dealt with plenty of novices considering making the jump to CableCARD and Windows Media Center, but what about someone with a more complex setup and list of requirements? Enter our friend Daryl, currently using a 20TB home server feeding ripped discs to a Mac Mini running Plex, and a TiVo...
  19. Ask Engadget HD: What size HDTV should I buy?

    Testing
    Since we're totally willing to take out a wall to install Panasonic's 152-inch behemoth in our own home, we're probably the wrong ones to ask this question -- which where you, dear reader, come in. Our friend Michael is ready to buy a new HDTV and is asking how big is big enough / too big...
  20. Ask Engadget HD: Which HDTV for a Father's Day gift?

    Testing
    It's that time of year, and sometimes a card and "Thanks for being there, Dad" just isn't going to cut it. It's high time the old man had an HDTV upgrade, and we're going to make sure Amir gives him a worthy one: "Hey Engadget HD It's almost Father's Day and some of the best TVs are on sale. I...
Top