When the television first became common in households in the ‘50s, it was a marvel to be able to see a moving image on the tiny, black and white screen. Households began to watch content terrestrially, then cable and satellite television afforded access to hundreds of channels. Add things like on-demand and pay-per-view TV, along with VCRs and DVD players to the mix, and we were in entertainment heaven.
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TekSavvy and its affiliate cable company Hastings Cable Vision are continuing to roll its IPTV service, TekSavvy TV, which is now available in the Toronto region. TekSavvy TV offers customers access to over 100 HD channels of sports, movies, series, and kids programming, including video-on-demand content from selected TV channels.
Sherpa Group has announced an exclusive distribution deal with Axis, a Toronto-based hardware and app company that makes the Axis GEAR, a product that allows any existing window shade to be motorized.
The latest Roku OS 9.1 update includes two new features to enhance the TV viewing experience: Guest Mode and Automatic Account Link.
Remember a time when smartphones were actually used for tasks like receiving and making phone calls, messaging, surfing the Web, and even playing with apps? That's still the case today. But the most important feature by far has become the camera.
Panasonic Canada's new Lumix G95 digital single lens mirrorless camera is ruggedly design, such that it can be confidently used in the field for capturing both photos and videos.
Samsung Canada is expanding its line of tablets with two new models, the Galaxy Tab S5e, which features a Super AMOLED in the company's slimmest tablet to date, and the Galaxy Tab A, which offers access to a special section with child-safe content.
This generation's evolution toward better picture quality in the living room began with HD, including 720p and 1,080p. New technologies were introduced to improve or enhance that experience, including 3D, which failed to take off. Then it was all about Ultra HD, and 4K, along with HDR. And now, 8K is the next big story.
The McIntosh MPC500 Power Controller offers cascaded surge protection, and delivers full mode AC power line surge protection, such as from a lightning strike, as well as protecting low voltage devices against secondary surges and spikes that can occur after the initial event.
Torus Power is now shipping its PB 5 5-amp toroidal isolation transformer, the latest in the company's growing PowerBlock line of products.
Once you've finished building an AV system, there are several additional pieces of gear that are worth investing in to maximize its performance.