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Sony XD9 100

Why bother going to a crowded movie theater, if you could afford to pick up Sony's 100-inch Z9D? This massive 4K Ultra HDTV boasts an integrated floor stand, and uses Backlight Master Drive technology for individual LED backlight control, offering unparalleled contrast and picture with full 4K HDR support. This display also runs Android TV with Google Cast support for streaming videos from your phone, and the sleek stand has integrated cable organizers to keep things tidy. One caveat: you'll have to shell out at least $10,000+ to get your hands on one when it's released. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny demotivational posters gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of a gravity and physics defying card trick.

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Seiki SE42UM

Seiki's SE42UM 42-inch 4K Ultra HDTV doubles as a computer display, and it's being offered for only $316.49 shipped, today only, originally $499.99. This television is capable of 3840 x 2160 native panel resolution with 60 Hz refresh rate to provide the next level in picture quality and performance. It also features advanced direct-lit LED backlight technology for superior contrast, rich colors, and high brightness video performance. Product page. Continue reading for another hands-on video review and more information.

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Private IMAX Theater

Available in 20-40 seat Platinum or Palais configurations, the Private IMAX Theatre is the ultimate home movie-watching setup for millionaires. Each one of these custom solutions includes dual 4K projection systems, a proprietary laser-aligned sound system, and of course the famous floor-to-ceiling, wall-to-wall display. For those ready to make the splurge, you'll be in contact directly with IMAX specialists to ensure that everything is installed properly. Continue reading for another video, more pictures and additional information.

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TCL Smart TV

TCL's 48" 1080p Roku Smart LED TV has all you need for the ultimate streaming media experience, all for $271.21 shipped, today only, originally $499.99. They've simplified the smart TV so you can instantly enjoy endless entertainment. Choose from more than 2,500 streaming channels that feature 300,000 movies and TV episodes plus live sports, news, music, kids and family, food, science and tech, fitness, foreign language and so much more. Product page. Continue reading for another video and more information.

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Matrix Home Theater

This Matrix fanatic hired Gramophone to create a custom home theater based on the franchise. The walls of the 1,125-square-foot space reflect the mood of the popular sci-fi thriller with the use colored LED lighting to create the illusion of stepping into a tunnel. Other touches include: a 110-inch screen from Stewart Filmscreen, a Runco Q750 LED projector, ceiling-mounted Bowers & Wilkins speakers, paired with a Velodyne SC-15 subwoofer, in 7.1 arrangement, and a URC MX-980 handheld remote. Continue reading for more out of this world home theaters.

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Roku Streaming Stick

The Roku Streaming Stick delivers fast performance with a quad-core processor and dual-band wireless, all for $39.99 shipped, today only, originally $49.99. Roku offers the only streaming players that work with all top movie and TV streaming services, including Amazon Instant Video, VUDU, Google Play, Netflix, Hulu, HBO, and 3,000 more channels. Product page. Continue reading for a full video review and more information.

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Seiki LED 4K

Seiki's SE42UM 42" 4K UHD TV is perfect for movies, television, as well as a computer display, all for $288.99 shipped, today only, originally $599.99. With over 8 million individual pixels (3,840 x 2,160) compared to about 2 million (1,920 x 1,080) on your current HDTV, the picture provides stunning clarity and colors that far surpass anything you've seen before. Product page. Continue reading for a full unboxing video and hands-on demonstration.

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Home Popcorn Machine

Great Northern's 8-ounce Popcorn Machine is perfect for home theaters, dorms, or any other compact living space, and it's being offered for just $119.95 shipped, today only, originally priced at $399.95. Its stainless steel construction makes this commercial quality popcorn popper easy to clean, while the 8-ounce kettle can make up 3-gallons of popcorn. Product page. Continue reading for a longer demo video and more information.

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Basement Home Theater

Home basements are nothing new or special, and are most often used to store junk that wouldn't fit in the garage. Imgur user "notadeckofcards" thought otherwise by transforming "The Dungeon" into a full-fledged home theater. "So here's where we started - a room under our house which we called "The Dungeon". Full of junk left over after moving in. We left it like this for nearly a year while deciding what to do with the room. The steel support beams are about 1.8m off the ground but everywhere else is perfectly fine to walk around in without hitting your head," said "notadeckofcards". Continue reading to see the finished product, along with an entire build log.

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Seiki 42

Seiki's SE42UMS 42" 4K UHD LED TV is the perfect upgrade for any home theater, and it's being offered for only $329.99 shipped, today only, originally $899.99. With over 8 million individual pixels (3,840 x 2,160) compared to about 2 million (1,920 x 1,080) on your current HDTV, the picture provides stunning clarity and colors that far surpass anything you've seen before. Put simply, you have to see it to believe it. Product page. Continue reading for a hands-on video unboxing, test, and more information.

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