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Game of Thrones Season 2 Blu-ray DVD Digital Copy Review

March 28, 2013
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Game of Thrones Season 2 Blu-ray DVD Digital Copy Review

I’ve been re-watching Game of Thrones season 2 to get ready for this Sunday’s season 3 premiere on HBO at 9 PM. For those of you with Verizon FIOS, HBO is free this weekend, so enjoy. Now for some thoughts on the season 2 Blu-ray: The recently released Game of Thrones Season Two Blu-Ray / DVD...

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iTunes Digital Copy Bargains: Harry Potter and Wolverine Blu-rays

April 19, 2012
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iTunes Digital Copy Bargains: Harry Potter and Wolverine Blu-rays

Lately, I’ve been on the hunt for Blu-rays that come with an iTunes digital copy. I’m especially keen on ones I can find on sale or better yet the ones in the used Blu-ray rack. Two recent finds have been the Harry Potter movies and Wolverine. Starting last year, there were limited edition releases...

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Onkyo Refreshes A/V Receiver and HTIB Lineup for 2012

February 14, 2012
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Onkyo TX-NR616 Front 2012 Receiver

Onkyo just announced a refreshed home theater receiver line-up as well as updates to their well-regarded home theater-in-a-box systems. The top two receiver models, the TX-NR616 and the TX-NR515 add a number of new features including InstaPreview and Mobile High Definition Link (MHL) support. For connectivity, both models add two additional HDMI inputs for a total...

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CES 2012 Preview

January 8, 2012
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CES 2012 Preview

I’ve just arrived in Las Vegas and here’s a preview of what I expect to see at this year’s 2012 Consumer Electronics Show. As usual, I’ll be on the hunt for the best home theater experience that’s affordable. While audio and video quality are always at the top of my list, it’s also about...

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Game of Thrones Blu-ray Leads to HBO

December 15, 2011
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Game of Thrones Blu-ray Leads to HBO

One of our favorite TV shows at Tech of the Hub is Game of Thrones. The other day I saw that the Blu-ray was available for pre-order at Amazon. On the cover, it had a big label saying “1080P FULL HD VIDEO – DTS MASTER AUDIO”. I think the folks at HBO know how...

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The Search for a Home Theater A/V Receiver: Part 2

December 7, 2011
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The Search for a Home Theater A/V Receiver: Part 2

Final Part of Finding a Home Theater A/V Receiver Welcome to the second and final part of our A/V receiver search. We’ve spent quality time with the Onkyo TX-NR609, the Pioneer VSX-1021-K and the Yamaha RX-V671. In part one, we looked at aesthetics, connectivity, streaming services and iPod connectivity of the Onkyo, Pioneer and...

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The Search for a Home Theater A/V Receiver: Part I

December 6, 2011
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The Search for a Home Theater A/V Receiver: Part I

Tech of the Hub reviews A/V receivers from Onkyo, Pioneer and Yamaha Recently, I came to the realization that it was time for a new receiver, despite the fact that my trusty Pioneer VSX-1014-K has done an outstanding job for the last six years. Because it has multi-channel analog inputs that allow me to rely on...

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Why You Need A New A/V Receiver Part II

November 21, 2011
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This past summer, I realized it was time to purchase a new A/V receiver. While the ability to hear the best audio possible from streaming video services like Netflix and VUDU was the impetus, I’ve come to realize there are a lot of other reasons to upgrade to the latest and greatest. I’ve had...

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Why You Will Need to Buy a New A/V Receiver

August 22, 2011
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Why You Will Need to Buy a New A/V Receiver

The appetite for high-definition TV shows and movies from streaming services had led to the adoption of new technologies. These technologies are not only driven by technical requirements but also by marketing and financial ones. Unlike its physical media counterparts such as DVDs and Blu-rays, however, video streaming cannot depend on a reliable and consistent amount of bandwidth...

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