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Sony BDP-S790 Blu-ray Disc Player
On the disc side of things, the BDP-S790 players 2D and 3D Blu-ray Discs, DVDs, SACDs, and CD. This play also provides 1080p and 4K upscaling for standard DVDs and internet streamed content, and offers dual HDMI outputs for added connection conveience with non-3D compatible HDMI-equipped home theater receivers.
However, the fun doesn't stop there, the BDP-S790 is also network-enabled, with the ability to access digital media content stored on USB flash drives, iPods, and PCs, as well as stream audio/video content from the internet. With the purchase of an optional compatible webcam, you can even make Skype video phone calls.
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For additional suggestions, check out my current list of Blu-ray Disc Players.
LG BP620 Blu-ray Disc Player
This player has an attractive space saving slim body style that will make it easy to find space for in your setup. The LG BP620 provides both 2D and 3D Blu-ray disc playback, and will also pay yours DVDs and CDs. You can also play back still images, video, and music from USB flash drives or other compatible devices via the front mounted USB port. The BP620 also features both Ethernet and WiFi access to internet streaming content, including HuluPlus, Netflix), YouTube and Vudu. LG's Smart Share (DLNA) provides access to media content stored on other network connected devices, such as PCs and media servers. Even if 3D is not a consideration at this time, for less that $150, this player is a great value for all its other included features.
For additional suggestions, check out my current list of Blu-ray Disc Players.
Panasonic TC-L42ET5 LED/LCD TV
In addition to 3D capability (in fact, even if 3D is not a consideration), the TC-L42ET5 has plenty to offer, including both Ethernet and Wifi connectivity for convenient access to a host streaming and social media content from the internet or network-connected PCs. Panasonic also offers a free remote control app for Android devices, or you can just the remote provided with the TV.
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For more suggestions, check out my current list of LCD and LED/LCD TVs 40-inches and Larger.
Samsung PN51E7000 Plasma TV
This set features a stylish, thin bezel, design with a 51-inch screen. The PN51E7000 displays high contrast full 1080p resolution images in 2D or 3D, which is supported by a 600Hz subfield drive.
Getting into the included operational featues, ATSC/QAM tuners are provided for non-scrambled HD cable and over-the-air TV signals, as well as 3 HDMI inputs and two USB ports for still image and video playback. However, there is more. The PN51E7000 also includes internet internet streaming via built-in WiFi or wired Ethernet connection, including access to Netflix, HuluPlus, Pandora, and much more via Samsung Apps. You can even surf the web via fully functional web browser and also make Skype video phone calls with the additional of an optional compatible webcam.
NOTE: Also available in two larger screen sizes, the 60-inch PN60E7000 - (Compare Prices) and the 64-inch PN64E7000 (Compare Prices). If 3D is an important factor, consider the larger screen sizes for a more immersive 3D viewing experience.
For more suggestions, check out my current list of Plasma TVs.
Optoma HD33 DLP Video Projector
The HD33 makes a great replacement for an older video projector, but is priced low enough to consider as a first video projector. However, if you have never owned a video projector, don't forget to consider a screen.
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Sony STR-DN1030 Home Theater Receiver
However, that isn't all to consider. A USB port is provided for accessing audio and video content from iPod/iPhone or USB flash drives, and both built-in Ethernet and WiFi options, all access to DLNA functions and Internet Radio for services such as vTuner, Slacker, and Pandora.
Wait! There is even more. The STR-DN1030 also includes both Airplay and Bluetooth, which provide access to streaming audio content from both iOS and Android devices. You can also use an iOS or Android device to control the STR-DN1030 via Sony's free downloadable iOS and Android Media Remote apps.
Cerwin Vega CMX 5.1 Home Theater Speaker System
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For additional suggestions, check out my current list of Home Theater Speaker Systems.
Also, if you are looking for a subwoofer to add to a current home theater speaker system, check out my Subwoofer suggestion list.
Onkyo HT-S7500 7.1 Channel Home Theater System
This system features a 7.2 channel home theater receiver (HT-R791) with a home theater speaker system made up of two floor standing front speakers, a center channel speaker, four surround speakers, and one 10-inch 120-watt subwoofer (an optional, second subwoofer can be added). The HT-S7500 system also incorporates Dolby Pro Logic IIz audio processing in addition to Dolby Digital/TrueHD and DTS/DTS-HD Master Audio decoding. For video, there are also seven 3D compatible HDMI inputs with InstaPrevue switching, and both 1080p and 4K upscaling. iPod and flash drive connectivity is provided via a front accessible USB port.
This would be pretty good system as is, but the HT-S7500 offers even more. Access to music streaming services is provided, including vTuner, Pandora, Spotify, Rhapsody. In fact, the HTS-7500 can also stream music from a network-connected PC.
The Onkyo HT-S7500 is definitely worth a spot of your holiday shopping list.
For additional suggestions, check out my list of Home Theater-in-a-Box Systems.
Western Digital WD TV Live Streaming Media Player
The WD TV Live can stream both online and network-based digital media files to a TV and/or home theater system. Using its built-in Ethernet or WiFi connection options, the WD TV Live and access HuluPlus, Netflix, Spotify, Blockbuster On Demand, CinemaNow, and Pandora from the internet, as well as digital media content stored on PCs and media servers. The WD TV Live outputs 1080p video resolution via its HDMI connection.
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For additional suggestions, check out my list of Network Media Players and Media Streamers.
Panasonic SC-HTB350 System with Detachable Sound Bar and Wireless Sub
Yamaha YSP-2200 Digital Sound Projector
The Yamaha YSP-2200 is a all-in-home system that is referred to as a Digital Sound Projector. The YSP-2200 incorporates 16 individual speakers (2 watts x16) built into a single thin-profile cabinet in combination with an external 100 watt powered subwoofer. The YSP-2200 provides Dolby TrueHD and DTS HD-Master Audiosurround sound decoding. Additional features include 3D and Audio Return Channel compatible HDMI inputs, as well as digital optical/coaxial and analog audio inputs. You can even connect your iPod or iPhone. The Yamaha YSP-2200 is a no-hassle way to get surround sound with minimal hassles, especially for a small room.
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For more suggestions, check out my current list of Digital Sound Projectors and Sound Bars.
Toshiba 24V4210U LCD TV/DVD Combo
The LCD TV section features LED Edge-lighting that provides slimmer profile and energy efficiency. This set features 1080p native display resolution (which means that the DVDs are upscaled to 1080p for screen display) and has two HDMI inputs, as well as a USB port for access music and photos from USB flash drives or other compatible USB devices. You can even view your PC or Laptop by taking advantage of the built-in VGA PC monitor input.
However, it is important to note that the composite and component video inputs are combined, which means you cannot use both connection options at the same time. If you are looking for a space-saving TV solution, check out the Toshiba 24V4210U LCD TV/DVD combination.
For more suggestions, check out my current list of TV Combos.