How to Set Up Triple Monitors for Super-Widescreen Gaming (and Work)

Using more than two monitors used to be a luxury for those with the biggest PC building budgets. These days, large, high-resolution displays are affordable, and graphics cards are more powerful than ever. If the thought of gaming (or working) on three displays at once entices you, here's how to make it happen. »1/21/15 11:35am1/21/15 11:35am


Yamaha YSP-3050 Soundbar: Same as the YSP-3000 Plus HDMI Upscaling

The YSP line is my favorite soundbar because of the sonar-inspired tech it borrows from cold war subs. The YSP-3050 is a new 23-driver model, second best compared to the 42 driver YSP-4000. The upgrade from the 3000 now has a front mounted minijack in, and HDMI upscaling. Like the higher end models, these will provide… »6/30/08 3:58pm6/30/08 3:58pm

Mitsubishi 149 iSP Series LCDs Loaded With 16 Speakers Up Front

Mitsubishi's 149 iSP series LCDs have a 16-speaker sound bar built-in for people who are too lazy (like me) or don't know how (like my parents) to set up a home theater. The integrated Sound Projector, as it's called, sends sound flying around the walls to act like surround sound-in my experience, it was way better… »6/30/08 12:01am6/30/08 12:01am

Onkyo HT-S5100 Home Theater in a Box: 7.1 Surround and Acoustic Room Calibration For $579

Onkyo's best new entry level HTiB setup has a 7.1 surround is notable for having room correction tech. I'm pretty sure its rare to find a low end system that can adjust gain and delay on all channels to calibrate itself to a room's acoustics. The receiver included is the DTS/Dolby capable HT-R560, with 3 HDMI inputs,… »4/18/08 11:03pm4/18/08 11:03pm

Sony HT-7200HD, HT-SS2300, HT-CT100 and HT-DDWG700 Home-Theaters-in-a-Box Are Built for Blu-ray

If Sony exists for anything, it's synergy, so its latest quickie home theaters are made to match its Blu-ray players—you'll notice only one of this fourfer has an upscaling DVD player—you've gotta bring the vid (Blu-ray) goods (Blu-ray) yourself. The $400 5.1 HT-SS2300 is the top audio-only, which pumps out 1000W and… »2/26/08 3:00am2/26/08 3:00am

Ears-On Yamaha's Flagship YSP-4000 Surround Sound Bar (Verdict: Ultra-Discrete Sound Beams)

I've had the pleasure of testing out the fourth-generation Yamaha surround sound bar, the YSP-4000. You know, the box that sits under a TV and projects 5 discrete beams of audio using Cold War directional sonar steering from submarines. This generation has had its trapezoid- shaped array turned into a more of a… »9/10/07 4:52pm9/10/07 4:52pm

Yamaha's YSP-4000 Flagship Surround Bar Does Upscaling, HDMI, XM/iPods

Today, Yamaha introduced a new flagship in its YSP "sound projector" faux-surround bars. The YSP-4000 is a follow-up to the YSP-1100, with a similar setup: 40 individual "beam" drivers that have individual amps, and two midbass speakers. The YSP-4000's main upgrade seems to be HDMI pass-throughs, and analog/720p/1080i… »8/13/07 3:32pm8/13/07 3:32pm

Yamaha's YAS-70 Budget Soundbar Might Actually Fit Below Your TV

Yamaha's YSP line of soundbars are incredible for faux surround. One problem — they're generally too tall to fit below a TV, unless you wall mounted, which the majority of us don't. The YAS-70 budget soundbar could be their best one ever, if only because it is merely ~3 to 4 inches tall, fitting under any TV. The… »8/13/07 2:18pm8/13/07 2:18pm

Polk Audio SurroundBar50 Gives you Surround Sound in One Very Long Speaker

Polk Audio's latest HE audio system, the SurroundBar50, is 51 inches of speaker that gives you surround sound from just one speaker. The aluminum-covered unit contains nine mid/bass drivers with Neodymium magnets, three dome tweeters and a four-PC board crossover, and Polk's Stereo Dimensional Array (SDA) technology… »8/13/07 3:42am8/13/07 3:42am

LG HT752TP and HT702TN: New Ninja Announces Home Theater Systems or Something

LG keeps trying to blind the world with their latest models, even when they are not holding phones. This one is holding some kind of Stargate pyramid model made of aluminum, the LG HT752TP. Their latest home theater comes with HDMI, DivX compatibility, electrostatic buttons guaranteed to drive you mad, a USB host… »3/12/07 9:33am3/12/07 9:33am

Masquerade Speakers Cover Your Satellites with Paintings

I've always liked being able to see my speakers, but if the Mrs. is nagging you about your set up, Masquerades wall-mountable speakers replace your satellite's front grilles with works of art so no one will know you've got a 5.1 set up going. You can choose from various different paintings or send them an image of… »2/23/07 11:43am2/23/07 11:43am