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  1. Bringing Smart Tech to Your Coffee Mug

    Vendor Deals
    That's right, there's basically a "smart" everything right now, right down to your coffee mug. App controlled, programmable, and just plain clever, here are some of our favorites of the year. 3 Best Smart Coffee Mugs of 2018
  2. 4k Samsung smart tv not liking my RCA wifi soundbar.

    System Setup and Connection
    I have a 4k Samsung smart tv that has no wi or bluetooth support for streaming the sound. (setting is greyed out on the tv). Tv's not so smart if you ask me. >.> Is there any way to still connect to my RCA wifi soundbar by maybe purchasing other wireless connectivity hardware? Any advice will be...
  3. Smart TV Audio

    System Setup and Connection
    I don't know if this is the correct forum for this post. Say you have a late edition "smart" TV. You also have a late edition multi-channel AVR surround sound system. When using the "apps" on the smart TV you will need to get the audio from the TV to the AVR. I may be wrong on this but I believe...
  4. Lowering Brightness and Color Temperature on Smart TV Apps

    HDTV | Video Displays | Processors
    I just purchased an LG 43UH6100 and also own a Sony XBR43X830C Smart TV. It seems that I am unable to control any of the display settings when using apps such as Amazon Video. I have the LG in my bedroom and want to lower the brightness and decrease the color temperature. However, for both the...
  5. samsung smart hub no sound

    System Setup and Connection
    Hi everyone please help me you are my only hope i have a samsung smart tv its connected to my uverse box thru hdmi, off my uverse box i have red & white rca audio going to my old panasonic hometheater in a box, the panasonic is connected to the tv via compnant video & dvds are working fine when...
  6. Home Theater sound not working anymore

    System Setup and Connection
    So I had to unplug all of my cables from the back of my samsung home theater HT-F4500 to plug in my RCA cables, however after I plugged them back in the sound just stopped working. I've tried changing the settings on my Samsung smart TV to external speakers and making sure everything was plugged...
  7. Do I need TOS to get surround sound to Smart TV APPS?

    System Setup and Connection
    HELLO FELLOW SHACKERZ.... I have this: Yamaha RX-V676 Receiver. Samsung UN46 H5203AF Smart TV 7.1 Hu Sound Ventriloquist surround speakers/sub. I have a question regarding a TOS audio cable from the wall mounted Samsung UN465203AZ Smart TV, an in-wall along with the HDMI cable, into this...
  8. wireless loudspeakers for LG smart tv?

    Home Theater System Recommendations
    Hello, can anyone recommend me some loudspeakers or home theatre systems for an LG smart TV, year 2013? I tried to google a bit but haven't found anything precise for my TV, and I'd like to be 100% sure that the system will work before buying it. many thanks!
  9. Bedroom with dual smart tv's/set-up questions

    HDTV | Video Displays | Processors
    Alright, I have just recently started really getting into my home theatre set up and I have run into multiple issues or just more questions at every turn I make so perhaps someone here can help me or at least point me in the right direction without me having to dip into my kids college fund lol...
  10. Help with Purchasing

    Home Theater System Recommendations
    I want to purchase new speaker/home theater setup (including surround sound, tv, blu-ray player, etc.) for my living room, and I'm going to do it through the local electronics store in my town because I prefer to talk to people and get personal help. Are there any specific things I should ask to...
  11. BenQ Smart Eco Confusion

    Home Theater Projectors
    Hey Everyone, Hope you all are have had a wonderful holiday season! I have a question for any BenQ Projector owners with Smart Eco technology. I'm trying to figure out exactly how it works. I have the BenQ W1080ST. It is the short throw version of the W1070. Here is a quote from...
  12. Samsung Smart Watch

    Chat Box SWAMP
    I am sure you guys all saw the news in regards to Samsung introducing their new smart watch. :clap: Any thoughts? It is interesting to say the least but not sure if it is really that innovative.. :huh:
  13. With intelligence also comes vulnerability - Samsung SMART TVs left a gaping hole in security allowing hackers to turn on the TV's camera and spy

    Home Theater, Audio and Video News
    A hacker can be in Paris, France on a laptop in a coffee shop watching you watch TV while you are cozy in the comfort of your bed. How would you know? SMART TVs are connected devices, meaning they are connected to the Internet. Being on the Internet, a device is susceptible to hacking, unless...
  14. Microsoft details Xbox Live’s Smart Match system a bit more

    Video Game Systems | Video Games
    Microsoft details Xbox Live’s Smart Match system a bit more Microsoft has detailed its Smart Match, which is the revamped matchmaking system which will launch on Xbox Live with Xbox One. Granted, the system has been explained a bit by various developers at E3, and the...

    HDTV | Video Displays | Processors
    Does anyone here have or have seen this tv? If so what are your impression looking to purchase one in the near future.
  16. NFL streaming to smart phones, Verizon pays $1 billion for the rights

    Home Theater, Audio and Video News
    Customer's of the Verizon service will be able to stream more football games over their smart phones, further indication that the TV "game" is changing. Streaming live TV over mobile devices is more appreciated by consumers than downloading the same content after it airs. Already there are...
  17. Harmony Smart Remote

    Remotes | Cables | Accessories | Tweaks
    Let me start by saying my gear is all new and in boxes (except the KEF speakers which i got like new from a friend). All are in a closet awaiting my electrician to pull speaker wire, run electrical hook ups for sconces and route Internet/phone lines. From there I'll need to patch some drywall...
  18. Pioneer Gives Consumers Control of Their Home Theater Experience with New Control Apps for Smart Devices

    Remotes | Cables | Accessories | Tweaks
    Pioneer Electronics (USA) Inc. continues to embrace the power of today’s smartphones and their abilities to be key sources for streaming audio and video entertainment in the home by designing products with smart device integration and developing custom applications that access their full range...
  19. Panasonic DMP-BDT230 Smart WiFi 3D BD player

    HDTV | Video Displays | Processors
    I've been playing with Panasonic's new 2013 mid-level BD player and I'm very happy to say this is my favorite new device! It plays everything you throw at it even discs that can't play on other BD players. Very fast and loaded with very cool advanced features. It's as cool looking as it is...
  20. Deezer's streaming digital music service is now being delivered to Samsung, Toshiba and LG's new crop of 2013 smart TVs worldwide

    Home Theater, Audio and Video News
    http://www.hometheatershack.com/news/59c6b9724837df6e802fa89d09badb8f.jpgDeezer, available in over 150 countries, with more than 20 million songs in their library, are now extending their reach to older model smart TVs in select countries, and newer Samsung, Toshiba and LG models around the...