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Home Theater Trends to Watch for 2010

Dec 29, 2009

2009 was a big year for advances in technology, especially when it came to finding better, faster, more efficient ways to deliver data, however, this coming year, look to the home theater to see things progress in leaps and bounds. Keep in mind some of these key trends in home theater for the upcoming year:

HDMI 1.4

This standard has dramatically improved since its introduction and we only expect for it to become a whole lot better. Some improvements that are rumored include support for smaller jack sizes, expanded resolution, 3D capabilities, bidirectional audio, and built-in support for network sharing.

More Internet-delivery

Blue-ray has changed the way we watch DVDs, but one of the best parts of that technology is that most Blu-ray players have the ability to access online video and audio services like Netflix, Amazon, Vudu, Youtube, and Pandora. Expect to see more of that on more and more devices that roll out. Plus, keep your eyes out for more widgets and “apps” in your TV and receivers.

3D

There’s more 3D films rolling out in theaters, so keep that in mind when you look at home theater supplies in 2010. We think that there’s going to be a big boost in 3D TV products, however expect some roughness. There’s not a ton of 3D content out there, you’re still going to need special glasses, and finding compatible devices at first may be tough.

Our Top 3 Stocking Stuffers

Dec 20, 2009

The holidays are almost here and you’ve got to take advantage of some great deals on all of your favorite techie stocking stuffers at TriangleCables.com. From inkjet printer cartridges to cables, we have everything you need to set up your computer network, home theater, or home office, including a bunch of stocking stuffers that can delight anyone in your family. Give something practical this year by choosing any of our top 3 stocking stuffers:

Inkjet Cartridges

We all use printers at some point, so why not give someone you love a practical gift by putting an extra ink cartridge in that Christmas stocking? TriangleCables.com offers tons of HP inkjet cartridges in both color and black and white.

Ethernet Cables

Make sure that your student can connect to the campus network easily by gifting him or her with a new Ethernet Cable in his or her favorite color. TriangleCables.com offers both Cat 5e and Cat 6 cable options.

Surge Protectors

If you’re planning on giving a new TV, computer, or game system to a loved one this holiday season, be sure to include a Surge Protector for the new setup. TriangleCables.com offers 6,8, and 9 plug surge protectors to accommodate any and all electronic setups.

Ready to Play 360 on your Mac?

Dec 10, 2009

Apogee, a California-based electronics company, has just announced that they are in the process of producing a unique, new device that will act as an HDMI adapter for Macs. Trust us – we’ve all been waiting for it.

According to the official release, this Kanex-branded HDMI to Mini DisplayPort unit should allow any HDMI-enabled device to work with items like the new 27-inch iMac, game consoles like the PS3 and Xbox 360, and other electronics like Blu-ray players. No official pricing or release date have been announced.

So what does this all mean? Well, it means that you can finally (maybe) play your Xbox 360 on your Mac while taking advantage of all of the awesome Apple features and built-in displays in a completely new way. We’ll keep you posted on more info on this as it becomes available.

Did You Get a New TV?

Dec 5, 2009

Right now is the prime time to get a new TV, especially if you want to be ready for Superbowl season. Just think – now you can watch the game in style on a beautiful, HDTV that really makes the game come alive. However, if you’ve just purchased a new TV as a holiday gift for your family, it’s also important to remember that you’re going to need more than just an outlet to plug in and start watching. In order to make your HDTV work, you’re going to have to have all of the right cables and components, including HDMI technologies that are coming now as the standard for audio and video. When you need the right cables for your new TV, be sure to check out TriangleCables.com.

At TriangleCables.com, we carry a great selection of HDMI cables , HDMI switches, and HDMI wall plates that are designed to bring everything in your entertainment center together without all of the cluttered cables and tricky hookups. These technologies are simple, effective, and complete high quality so that you can get the most out of your new HDTV. Check the back of your TV and your other entertainment devices and see what cables you need. TriangleCables.com will be waiting with the right ones to set everything up, just in time for the Superbowl.

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