1. Panasonic DMP-BDT330 Blu-ray Disc Player
However, the features don't stop there, the DMP-BDT330 also provides both Ethernet and built-in WiFi for easy connection to the internet for accessing streaming content from services such as CinemaNow, Netflix, Pandora, Vudu, and more.
For added convenience, the DMP-BDT330 also provides two HDMI outputs, which comes in hand when using a 3D or 4K TV in combination with a non-3D or 4K compatible Home Theater Receiver, and Miracast, which provides wireless streaming directly from compatible smartphones and tablets.
For additional suggestions, check out my current list of Blu-ray Disc Players.
2. Samsung UN46F8000 46-inch 3D Network LED/LCD TVHere is another great gift idea for Dad. The Samsung UN46F8000 is a 46-inch 3D LED/LCD TV enables you to watch 3D Blu-ray Discs from a 3D-enabled Blu-ray Disc player, as well as built-in real-time 2D-to-3D conversion and four pairs of 3D glasses are included with the TV.
However, even if you aren't enthusiastic about 3D, the UN46F8000 is a high-end TV with excellent 1080p 2D images supported by Samsung's Clear Motion Rate 1200 which combines screen refresh rate (240Hz), image processing, and LED lighting technology to produce detailed smooth motion images.
In addition to traditional TV viewing from cable/satllite or Blu-ray/DVD, the UN46F8000 is a also a Smart TV, providing a full web browser, supported by PC-like Quad Core Processing and built-in WiFi providing access to a host of internet and home network-based content via Samsung's Smart Hub and Apps features.
For added convenience, you can actually control most of the TV's functions with the provided Smart Touch Remote, which allows the TV to be controlled by voice and physical gestures.
For more suggestions, check out my current list of LCD and LED/LCD TVs 40-inches and Larger.
3. Panasonic VIERA TC-P42S60 42-Inch Plasma TVIf Dad really likes his TV, but isn't interested in 3D and doesn't have room for a really large screen, the Panasoic TC-P42S60 Plasma TV may be worth considering.
The TC-P42S60 features a 42-inch screen size, 1920x1080p (1080p) screen resolution, 600Hz Sub-Field Drive for smooth motion response, a wide contrast range, resulting in very good black level and color performance (much better than most LCD TVs), as well as "pixel orbiting" to eliminate screen burn-in. ATSC and QAM tuners provide access to over-the-air HDTV broadcasts, if desired, while two HDMI inputs provide connection for a Blu-ray disc and HD cable/satellite box, and the two USB ports provide access to content on USB flash drives.
Also, with both built-in Ethernet and WiFi, the TC-P42S60 can stream audio and video content from the internet (Netflix, HuluPlus, Pandora, and more) and DLNA compatible devices, such as a PC.
However, there is more - including Swipe and Share (allows the transferring of video content between the TV and compatible iOS and Android devices) and Touch Pen compatibility.
Also, if you thind Dad would like something bigger, this set is available in four screnn sizes: Compare Prices for the 50-inch TC-P50S60, Compare Prices for the 50-inch TC-P55S60, Compare Prices for the 60-inch TC-P60S60, and Compare Prices for the 65-inch TC-P65S60.
For more suggestions, check out my current list of Plasma TVs.
4. Pioneer VSX-1123-K Network Home Theater Receiver
Added bonuses include access to iTunes and Apple AirPlay functions, as well as the Pioneer Air Jam App for added control and music content management. Also, media files on iPods, iPhones, and iPads can be accessed from the provided USB input.
The VSX-1123 can, via Ethernet connection or Wifi (via optional adapter) access both internet radio and media files stored on your PC and media servers.
For additional suggestions, check out my list of Midrange Home Theater Receivers.
5. Orb Audio People's Choice Home Theater Speaker System
For additional suggestions, check out my current list of Home Theater Speaker Systems.
6. Onkyo HT-S8409 THX-Certified Home Theater-in-a-Box System
This system would make a great gift for Dad that he will really appreciate.
For additional suggestions, check out my list of Home Theater-in-a-Box Systems.
7. BenQ W710ST DLP Video Projector
In addition unlike most projectors, the BenQ W710ST can project a large image at a very short distance (80-inches at about 5 1/2 feet). This means that even if your room isn't that large, you can still projector a very large image. Also, you don't have the hassle of finding a spot in the back of room to place the projector, you can just set it on a table close to the screen.
The W710ST even has a built-in speaker. Although the sound qaulity is definitely not the same as you would get from an external audio system, it is adequate for situations when no other audio system is accessible.
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8. WD TV Live Hub by Western Digital
This media player line is labeled a "Hub" because it can also function as a media server with an internal 1TB hard drive. You can use the WD TV Live Hub as a dumping ground to store media, rather than using network attached storage (NAS) or an external hard drive for your network's central media library.
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For additional suggestions, check out my list of Best Network Media Players.
9. Logitech Harmony Touch Control
The Harmony Touch features a sleek ergonomic design, with minimal buttons, that incorporates a swipe-and-touch screen (similar to an iOS or Android device, backlighting for the buttons that are included, rechargeable battery with charging station, easy online setup (USB cable provided for connection to PC) and remote code updating (database access for up to 225,000 devices and 5,000 brands), and simultaneous control for up to 15 devices.
10. Premiere Home Theater Surroundings - Home Theater LoungerWhat better way to please Dad than with a comfortable place for him to sit and relax while watching TV on the big screen TV. Check out some great, comfortable, home theater seating options from Premiere Home Theater Surroundings.
Also, for more suggestions, check out my listings for Home Theater Seating.
11. Samsung DA-E750 Audio Dock
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For additional suggestions, check out my current list of Compact Audio Systems .