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TechnoFILE's Audio/Video & Home Theatre Section

Panasonic PlasmaRotel RSP-1582Panasonic 3D Glasses

OPPO Digital UDP-205
High end audio player & 4K video

LG's 65 inch OLED TV
the best picture you can get?

a Virtual Reality primer
we look at a couple of demos

Bluetooth Speakers from LG & Dreamwave
portable tunes that'll jump start a car!

Roku Express and Roku Ultra
two more ways to stream

LG 55UH8500 Super UHD TV
beautiful colours, good sound

Panasonic TC-55CX850U
spectacular 4K picture

Rock-Ola's Elvis Jukebox
King-sized music player

Blumoo universal remote system
Bluetooth and an app - and it works!

Google Chromecast
Tossing stuff to your TV

Online radio stations
Better choice, free!

Technics Tracks
Audiophile grade download service

Bose SoundLink wireless headphones
Look ma, no wires!

Rotel RC and RB-1590
Spectacular stereo pair

CasaTunes CT-4+
whole home music solution

Epson Projector goes back
a special TechnoFile report

Panasonic TC-58AX800U UHD Smart TV
4K fantastic, but what's with that stand?

OPPO BDP-103D
Spectacular audio/video - with Darbee

Bose SoundTrue headphones
More great sound from Bose

Parrot Zik and the speeCup
Bluetooth for various needs

Bose SoundTouch family
Introducing new Wi-Fi connected tunes

Bose introduces SoundLink Mini
and QuietComfort 20 headphones

Zero TV households threatening broadcasters?
It's their own fault!

MXL Microphones
USB for every audio need?

"Horns for the Holidays"
Classic Christmas audiophile album

Epson's PowerLite Home Cinema 3010e
Front projection performance value

Bose SoundLink Bluetooth Speaker
A longer term test

DXG-5F9V 3D Camcorder
3D on a budget

Crestron PROCISE Audio System
Big, big sound - big, big bucks!

Griffin/Digit's Beacon
Universal remote control via smart phone

Axiom's Epic Midi Home Theater Speakers
Sound, value

Bowers & Wilkins MM-1 Computer Speakers
Fine audio on your desktop

Some Axioms of Home Theater
How to set it up for most enjoyment

Panasonic Betting Big on 3D
for high end home theater applications

EPSON POWERLITE 9500UB
Powerful Home Theater Projector

OPPO BDP-83 UNIVERSAL BLU-RAY PLAYER
Superb for DVD-A/SACD, too

CYBER CLEAN
Goop for your electronics

SIRIUS SATELLITE RADIO iPHONE APP
and a BOSE SOUNDDOCK 10 UPDATE

BOSE SOUNDDOCK 10
Introducing a new iPod/iPhone system

Panasonic DMP-B15 Portable Blu-ray Player
High Def on the go!

LaCie CINEMA CLASSIC PORTABLE DISK
Multimedia and more - on the road

WILL CARDS REPLACE DISCS?
for Next Generation HD playback

JBL ES SERIES SPEAKERS
Fine Sound from Classic Name

720P VERSUS 1080P
Do you really need those extra pixels?

EPSON HOME CINEMA 1080 UB
Near Perfection Projection

GRAN TURISMO 5 PROLOGUE
And this is just the teaser!

BLU-RAY VS. DOWNLOADS
Will the 'Net Kill BD DIscs?

OTTO Headphones
You OTTO check these out!

ACCELL HDMI SWITCHER
Tiny Home Theater Tool

OPPO DV-980H 1080 DVD PLAYER
Low priced "High Def"

SIRIUS STILETTO
Serious Satellite Hardware

SONY BDP-S1 BLU-RAY PLAYER
Tomorrow's High Definition Disc?

LG FLATRON L245WP HD MONITOR
1080p on Your Desktop

WARNERS' THD/LG HYBRID HI-DEF DVD
Winners for Consumers

SUPER HI-VISION TELEVISION
The Next HD?

ROTEL RLC-1040 POWER CONDITIONER
Cleans Up Your Sound Investment

MUSICGIANTS ONLINE STORE
Audio quality control

PARADIGM CINEMA SERIES
Affordable 5.1 speakers

SIRIUS SATELLITE RADIO
In Canada at last

3LCD
Your Next TV?

BELL EXPRESSVU HD
Canadian Satellite Service

WIRELESS SURROUND
Cutting the cord

PANASONIC PT-AE500
HD LCD Front Projector

ROTEL RSP-1098
Audio/video tour de force

DVD-A GOES AUTOMOTIVE
Thanks to Acura

ROTEL RSP-1066
Awesome Surround Sound

DIGITAL AUDIO RECEIVERS
Networking Your Stereo

HDTV UPDATE
for Canadian Consumers

SHARP AQUOS LCD TV
Thin, Bright, Nifty!

PVR'S IN CANADA
Finally!

RCA LCD TV's
Under Counter, or in Car

PLASMA VS. CRT VS. LCD
Which TV's Best for You?

TOSHIBA DVD PLAYER
Affordable Tour de Force

PANASONIC MINI DVD
Portable Movie Player

PLASMA, LCD, DLP
New TV projectors

SACD'S/ W.EAR PHONES
Sounds for Sore Ears?

NEW SURROUND SOUND
Music for Multiple Ears

SATELLITE RADIO / MP3'S
New Audio Chioices!

BUILDING A HOME THEATER
A Techno Primer

SONY CD-R MAVICA
High End performance

ROTEL HOME THEATER
Dynamic Duo

M&K/PSB SUBWOOFERS
Think Deep

RCA DIGITAL TV
Double as PC monitor

SONY ES A/V RECEIVER
Quality DTS/AC-3

SONY MINIDISC
Digital Dynamite!

NAKAMICHI A/V AMP
Home Theater Excellence?

SONY STR-DE835
Affordable AC-3/DTS

SONY "ES" AMP/PREAMP
The Black Knight!

HDTV ARRIVING
Next Generation TV

YAMAHA RECEIVER
Affordable AC-3

PROSCAN VCR
a "commercial killer!"

CAMBRIDGE AUDIO REMOTE
Nice, and Smart!

PSB SPEAKERS
Stratus Surround

BRYSTON POWER
"sound" investments?

SONY PLAYSTATION
A Home Theatre Arcade

DVD
SuperCD's!

SHARP VIEWCAM
from Sharp minds...

Tablo Dual OTA DVR
and Kensington's USB/power adapter

Audio-Technica AT-LP60-BT
Bluetooth turntable

Digital Concert Hall
an app for classical music

OPPO Sonica wireless speaker
Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, whatever!

Roku Streaming Stick
Endless entertainment?

Rotel RSP-1582 and RMB-1585
Home theatre Heaven!

OPPO Digital's HA-2
portable high end audio

LG 55LA9650 4K TV
Wow! What a picture!

Fresh! Reference Recordings Strauss
Fantastic SACD recording

Bose SoundTouch family
Wi-fi for your ears

Sonos Playbar
Soundbar with connections

Rotel RSP-1572
preamp/processor for all occasions

Bose Solo TV sound bar
Big sound for the small screen

TechnoFile's most Intriguing of 2012
The best of what we played with

Introducing 4K TV
new, Ultra High Definition

Canadian TV softens
Commercials no louder than shows?

Orb Audio Mini-T audio system
Tiny size, bigger sound

Oppo BDP-95 Audiophile Blu-ray Player
Incredible sound, picture, flexibility

Reference Recordings
Digital Music to Delight the Ears

Bose Lifestyle V35 Home Theater
Big sound from little boxes

Warner, FOX, App Editions of movies
Big screen content on your little screen

B&W P5, AblePlanet NC300 and Sony Zappit
headphones for your every need?

PRIMACOUSTIC ROOM TREATMENT
Tune your room to optimize your sound

Media Decor
Hide your flat screen when not in use

3D TV 2010 - COMING ATTRACTION
But is it worth a look?

ROTEL RSP-1570 and RMB-1575
Classy, Class D, HDMI 1.3

BodySoundWorks
Big Sound, from your easy chair?

JBL WIRELESS SPEAKER ADAPTER
and Audio Technica's noise cancellers

ZVOX Z-BASE 550
Home theater audio w/o the theater

PANASONIC DMP-BD35 BLU-RAY
Affordable Hi-Def

HONORING FLOYD TOOLE
an Innovator Gets Recognition

MEDIAGATE MG450HD SERVER
Music and Video pipeline

CYBERLINK POWERDIRECTOR 7
Video editing Software

ROTEL RSP-1069
HD-Ready Preamp/processor

PANASONIC BLU-RAY THEATER
Projector, player, audio system

MONSTER HDMI CABLES
Obsolescence proof?

SLINGBOX
Takes TV to your Notebook

BENQ's FP241VW 24 Inch Monitor
1080p on your desktop!

KODAK DIGITAL PICTURE FRAME
Displays your digital pics

PIRACY NOT HOLLYWOOD'S PROBLEM
It's attitude

KENSINGTON IPOD ACCESSORIES
More Flexible Tunes

ROTEL RB-1092 and RB-1091
Big Sound from small packages

OPPO DVD-970HD DVD PLAYER
Up converts on a shoestring

TWEAKING YOUR TV
How to Optimize your Picture

PANASONIC TC-26LX50 LCD
Home Theater TV

PANASONIC SC-PM91D
DVD stereo on a budget

PANASONIC DVD-LX9
Portable DVD Player

INSTANT MUSIC
Old Tunes Get New Life

PANASONIC VHS / DVD
Burning your tapes

HDMI
The New A/V Interface

PANASONIC DMR-E85H
PVR and DVD burner in one!

PLUG AND PLAY TV
Coming to your Home?

ULTIMATE SWEET SPOT?
Audio's Holy Grail?

ACCELL CABLES
Wiring for Ordinary People

NEW GENERATION TV'S
LCD/DLP/PLASMA/CRT?

PANASONIC HOMETHEATER
LCD TV and DVD-A

RIVER CABLES
Wired for Sight and Sound

MAGIX AUDIO LAB
Restoring Your Music

ONKYO NC-500
Networking Your Tunes

CLASSIC ROCK DVD AUDIO
New Life for Old Tunes

ONE BIT AUDIO
the Next Best Thing?

WIDESCREEN OR P&S?
Which DVD's Best to Buy?

SONY VAIO PCV-MXS20
Convergence Incarnate

ROTEL RSX-1065 RECEIVER
Great sound, flexibility

PROGRESSIVE SCAN
The Buzzword Buzz

PANASONIC PORT. DVD
A Real Road Show

PANASONIC THEATER
Jackpot in a Box?

BETTER CABLES
The Missing Links?

ISCAN PRO LINE DOUBLER
Doubling your TV pleasure

SURROUND SOUND PRIMER
Dolby? DTS? THX?

SONY DVD PLAYER
Mid-level Performer

RCA DVD CHANGER
Multi-Movie Madness!

RCA VCR
Commercial Killer

GE SPACEMAKER
Kitchen Music Maker

RCA SPEAKERS
Wireless, not Peerless

BLEEM!
PlayStation on the PC

VANTAS SURROUND/AMP
a Digital Phoenix

RCA UNIVERSAL REMOTE
Entry Level Flexibility

NAKAMICHI AV-10
Lovely Sound, one package

SONY DIGI-CORDER
Uses 8mm tape!

HIGH DEF AUDIO
"Eargasmic" Sound?

PANASONIC DVD
Dynamite Disc Displayer

ALL-IN-WONDER/PRO
Computer/TV Marriage

SONY CAMCORDER
Digitally Picture it!

SUNFIRE SUBWOOFER
No ordinary Boombox!

'MEGA-MINI' STEREO
60 disc Panasonic

MS Digital Sound System
Boom in a Box

SHERWOOD THEATRE
a box full of sound!

REMOTE INTELLIGENCE
Why isn't there more?

PLUGGING AWAY
New toy? Now what?

SAMSUNG CAMCORDER
Colour LCD Viewfinder

PROSCAN 36" TV
Big, Easy to Use

GAOO 31" TV
Panasonic's Flagship

MGI VIDEOWAVE
Production on your PC

VIDEO's REVOLUTION
The Idiot Box Grows Up

VACATION VIDEOS
Camcorder Shooting Tips

Rotel RAP-1580
Sweet sounding "Deceiver?"

Bose SoundTouch 30
big sound, little box, max connectivity

Oppo Digital's UDP-203
exquisite universal 4K disc player

LG creates a two-sided TV
and we say goodbye to shomi

Previewing Audio-Technica's BT TTBL
and Ford's high end B&O audio

Panasonic PT-AE8000
Home theatre projector

shomi streaming service
Netflix competitor

Bose updates SoundTouch
new software tweaks, clock

BenQ's Hatha Lamp
nearly home theatre perfect

Senneiser RS 175
wireless audiophile headphones

Darbeevision Darblet DVP-5000
Making HiDef higher

Bose celebrates its golden anniversary
50 years of innovation and success

BenQ W1500 DLP Projector
Good, and portable, pics on a budget

OPPO Digital ups its own ante
New headphone, amp, and app

Bose Quiet Comfort 20
Fine noise cancelling ear buds

Actiontech MyWirelessTV
HD in any room, wirelessly!

Bose SoundLink Mini
Longer term review of a great product

Oppo Digital's BDP-105
Universal Audiophile 3D Blu-ray Player

SVS SoundPath Cables
It pays to have connections...

Epson 3020, 6020UB home cinema projectors
Delightful performance!

Etón Rukus Solar Bluetooth speaker
and Bose's updated SoundLink

TuneLink Home
Bluetooth for your main stereo

Netflix free trial
Home theatergasm, or electric car?

2011's Most Intriguing Products
from Home Theater to the Toddy

Panasonic 3D Home Theater
"In depth" Plasma, Camcorder, Audio

Bose SoundLink Bluetooth Speaker
Wireless tunes, Bose sound

Verbatim Stor 'n' Go USB drive
And Livio's Carmen

CES 2011
Innovations, Introductions

Eton's Soulra Solar-powered iPod Dock
And Bose's SoundDock goes Bluetooth

Western Digital Live HD Media Player
and Logitech's Harmony 650

BOWERS AND WILKINS ZEPPELIN MINI
Maxi sound, mini iPod docker

Blu-ray Flipper Discs
Universal wants you to flip for HD discs

ROTEL RB-1572 AMP / RC-1580 PREAMP
Classic Stereo, Class D power

ABLEPLANET AND AUDIO-TECHNICA
Ear saving & noise cancelling 'phones

Paramount, Eagle Rock Blu-rays
Compelling Sapphire Series and Concerts

NAD PP-3 PHONO/USB PREAMP
New life for those old Turntables

PANASONIC TH-58PZ85OU PLASMA
58 inches of High Def delight!

BLU-RAY AND DVD COMBO PACKS
A win-win scenario from the studios

GEFEN, ATEN HDMI SWITCHERS
"Four-in Objects"

DIVERTIMENTI
Blu-ray Audio Music Disc

BANG & OLUFSEN BEOLAB 5
Bang! & Olufsen for the buck

OPPO FLAGSHIP DVD A / V Player
High end performance, not price

AUDIO-TECHNICA USB TURNTABLE
Brings New Life to Old LP's

SIRIUS Sportster, Boombox
Serious Satellite Listening

BELL EXPRESSVU 9242 HD
High Definition PVR

ROTEL RDV-1093
Up Converting DVD A/V

HOME MEDIA CENTERS
Audio/video served Hot!

EPSON POWERLITE PRO CINEMA 1080
Front Projection Power

OPPO LT-2007 TV/DVD PLAYER
Flexibility incarnate

SILVERSTONE USB D/A CONVERTER
Bridges the PC-Home Theater Gap

KLIPSCH SYNERGY SPEAKERS
Loud and Proud!

ROTEL RDV-1092 DVD A/V PLAYER
Turns Your Library into HD

AVOCENT EMERGE A/V SENDER
Stream your images wirelessly

TV ASPECT RATIOS
What do you need to know?

ROTEL RMB-1077 AMP
Digitally dynamite!

EDTV VS. HDTV
What's the difference, anyway?

BELL EXPRESSVU 9200HD
HD Satellite PVR!

BOSTON ACOUSTICS
MicroSystem CD

PANASONIC MINI STEREO
Cheap Power

AUDIOBUG ATB-350
Going Mobile

STAR CHOICE HD
Canadian Satellite Service

ROTEL RLC-1050
Power for the People!

IS HDTV FOR REAL?
It's all in the pixel count

ROTEL RDV-1050
DVD-Audio Player

RETROFITTING A THEATER
Saving your home

DIGITAL VIDEO ESSENTIALS
Tweaking Your System

VIEWING DISTANCE
How far from the TV to sit?

PANASONIC LCD
Big Screen Fun

PANASONIC TAU HDTV
& DVD and Cordless Phone

RCA GADGETS
MP3, Recorder, Remote

PANASONIC PALMCORDER
Digital Wizardry

POWER LINE CONDITIONERS
Clean up your Theater's Act

INTERCONNECTS
Good Wires Are Good

PANASONIC DVD BURNER
Roll Your Own DVD's

RCA MP3 PLAYERS
Portable Tunes

SUPERBIT DVDS
Extra special Video/audio?

PANASONIC TV/DVD/VCR
Combined Video Pleasure?

DEFINITIVE TECH SPEAKERS
For a Musical Home Theater

SONY ES DVD PLAYER
High End Sound and Vision

ROTEL RECEIVER
Quality Surround Sound

WHEN IS WIDESCREEN NOT?
We Tell You!

MONSTER POWER
Clean, Smooth, Stable

THX OPTIMODE
System Setup Software

TOSHIBA DVD
Very Progressive

ExpressVu/Star Choice
Canadian DSS - revisited

IDEAL-LUME BIAS LIGHT
A Really Bright Idea...

TOTEM ROKK SPEAKERS
Rokk & Roll!

TECHNICS RECEIVER
AC3/DTS on a Budget

RCA DVD PLAYER
Affordable Movies!

WEBTV
..for the PC Challenged

PSB SUBSONIC 2 I
Punchy Subwoofer

"PALMTHEATRE"
Panasonic's Portable DVD

SONY S500D DVD
With features galore!

PC HOME THEATRE
High end Entertainment

DRAGON'S LAIR
Arcade Game on DVD

SONY DIGITAL CAMERA
Floppy Storage, too!

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