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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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NVIDIA Shield Gaming

NVIDIA's SHIELD Streaming Media Player / Game Console is the perfect addition to any home theater setup, and it's being offered for only $179.99 shipped, today only. Enjoy infinite entertainment on a single device, including movies and shows in 4K Ultra HD or 1080p, your favorite songs at the touch of a button. Experience the most advanced gaming of any streaming media player. Play next-gen Android games only available on SHIELD or stream popular PC games from the cloud with GeForce NOW. Product page. Continue reading for a full video review and more information.

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Samsung 4K Ultra HD Smart LED TV

Samsung's UN55JU6400 55" 4K Ultra HD Smart LED TV is a great addition to any home theater setup, and it's being offered for only $699.99 shipped, today only, originally $1197.99. This Smart TV is equipped with PurColor, Contrast enhancer, and a range of other picture-enhancing features to provide a crisp, vibrant image. The powerful quad-core processor allows you to quickly search for your favorite apps and other media, while still streaming movies, and Samsung Easy Sharing allows you to share content between your TV and your mobile device. Product page. Continue reading for another video and more information.

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Panasonic Transparent TV

Panasonic unveiled a transparent TV set during CES 2016 last week in Las Vegas. At the wave of a hand, it goes completely translucent, and revealing whatever is located behind it. It can also slide up and down the sides of the bookcase on rails, making re-positioning easy. Widgets can still be used while in transparent mode, so checking the weather, changing music tracks, etc., is all possible. Particle effects, like snow and rain, were added for when the set is not in use. Continue reading for more fascinating images from around the web.

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TiVo Roamio

TiVo's Roamio DVR and Streaming Media Player with Lifetime Service lets you cut the monthly fees that cable companies want, all for $299.99 shipped, today only. You no longer need multiple devices and remotes to access all the great content streaming on the web. TiVo Roamio OTA serves up local broadcast TV and content from sources like Amazon Prime and Netflix-all from a single menu, and all searchable with a single click. There's no better way to find and enjoy all your entertainment without having to switch inputs, devices or remotes. Product page. Continue reading for another video and more information.

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LG 4K Ultra HD

LG's 98UB9810 98-inch 4K Ultra HD 3D Smart LED TV is out of the price range for most people, but apparently, there are many people who can afford it, and have left some interesting reviews, like the one above. On the tech side of things, this set boasts the Tru-4K Engine Pro, LG's best resolution enhancer yet, that upscales content so closely to native 4K it is nearly impossible to tell the difference. The resolution is four times that of Full HD 1080p, with a whopping 8.3 million pixels to display flawless images, even when viewed up close. Product page. Continue reading to see 10 more bizarre reviews.

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LG G6 TV

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Measuring just 2.57mm thick, or as much as a stack of four credit cards, and available in 77" or 65" models, the LG G6 4K OLED TV even includes a sound bar speaker system from Harman Kardon integrated directly into the stand itself. Its OLED and ColorPrime Pro technologies enable the set to take full advantage of the new HDR standard, along with the webOS 3.0-powered smart interface. Continue reading for two more videos and information.

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NVIDIA Shield TV with Remote

The NVIDIA SHIELD + Remote puts other set top boxes to shame, and you can pick the pair up for $174.99 shipped, today only, originally $249.98. Enjoy infinite entertainment on a single device, including movies and shows in 4K Ultra HD or 1080p, your favorite songs at the touch of a button, and a new generation of great games. Get unbeatable performance - 3x faster than Apple TV, 4x faster than Fire TV, and 10x faster than Roku 4. It includes 16 GB of storage (expandable up to 128 GB), the SHIELD controller, the SHIELD remote, and an HDMI cable. Product page. Continue reading for an Apple TV comparison and more information.

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New Seiki 42in 4K TV

Seiki's SE42UMS 42in Ultra HD 4K LED TV may not cost you a fortune, but it's certainly no slouch, all for $329.99 shipped, today only, originally priced at $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 to see how to use one of these as your main computer display.

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