Furniture Mate Free-Standing Solution to Mounting Your Flat-Panel TV

If you have a flat panel TV, wall mounting is the way to go—but getting things set up is an undeniable pain in the ass. Salamander designs have devised an alternative option for lazy people like myself who want the wall mount look without the work. The Synchro Furniture Mate slides in behind your cabinet, resulting in… » 11/21/08 5:00pm 11/21/08 5:00pm

Question of the Day: Is Your Flat Panel TV Wall-Mounted Or On a Stand?

Obviously, one of the biggest advantages to owning a flat panel TV is that it is usually light enough and thin enough to be wall-mounted. It reduces clutter and it makes the TV less of an eyesore when it is placed in a tastefully decorated room. For those reasons, I prefer a wall-mounted TV over one that is mounted on… » 8/20/08 5:10pm 8/20/08 5:10pm

Inca's TV Mount With Automatic Pull-Out and Swivel Features

Automatic TV mounts are nothing new, but this new design by Inca is intriguing with its remote controlled pull-out and swivel features. Instead of simply tilting from side to side, Inca's version can also be moved nearly flush with the wall, or out for clear views from extreme angles. According to Inca, the P/N… » 6/03/08 5:20pm 6/03/08 5:20pm

TV2ART Kabe Hides Your Flat Panel TV Into An Art Piece

TV2ART's Kabé cabinet combines Japanese-style furnishing with Japanese-style shame, but in this case, it's shame for the fact that you own a flat panel TV. The cabinet has two modes. The first mode makes it look like you've got a Rowboat scene going on next to a vase. The second mode, which is what you'll have it in… » 3/17/08 8:00pm 3/17/08 8:00pm

Ghosts of CES Past: Not Everything You See Is Real

A nice pair of reminders that much of what you see at CES is indulgent geek fantasy that might not ever street: The monster 108-inch LCD Sharp showed off at CES 2007—promised to be available this year to customers—is MIA, leading rich people to look for other obscene entertainment options to plow too much money into. » 12/29/07 8:00am 12/29/07 8:00am

The Trouble With LCD TVs: Motion Blur and the 120Hz Solution

When I first saw LCD TVs in stores and at exhibitions years ago, I was like, WTF? Why would anyone buy these? They were blurry as hell—couldn't everyone see that? Over time, the blur problem has subsided thanks to improved refresh rates of 8ms and less. But motion blur is not only caused by refresh rate, it's a… » 8/16/07 2:00pm 8/16/07 2:00pm

Altec Lansing's Powered Theater is First Foray into Home Theater

Altec Lansing enters the home theater market for the first time with its Powered Theater line, shipping in August. Designed to be big on sound and small on space, Powered Theater comes in two flavors: the advanced two-piece PT8051 or the bigger, single-piece PT7031. Thanks to their slim forms, the units should… » 6/28/07 1:34pm 6/28/07 1:34pm

Dealzmodo: Westinghouse 42" LCD HDTV for $899

Looking for a 42" HDTV? While it's not that rock bottom price of $859.98 that was available until April 1, you can still get a great deal on a Westinghouse LVMW4207 42" Flat-Panel LCD HDTV Monitor. It's brand-new—not a refurbished unit—and Newegg's pricing it at $899.99. There's a $100 mail-in rebate available until… » 4/03/07 10:25am 4/03/07 10:25am

Cheap LCDs to Blame for CompUSA Store Closing?

Manufacturers of cheap flat-panel TVs, like Vizio and Olevia, could be partially blamed over the recent closing of 128 CompUSA stores and 70 Circuit City stores. Obviously, the low prices of the off-brand LCD flat panels have put a lot of pressure on the "premium" flat-panel manufacturers like Sony and Panasonic to… » 3/07/07 11:00am 3/07/07 11:00am