1. Panasonic DMP-BDT220 Blu-ray Disc PlayerThe Panasonic DMP-BDT220 is a very affordable slim and stylish Blu-ray Disc player that features 2D and 3D playback of Blu-ray Discs, 2D to 3D conversion, and 1080p upscaling of standard DVDs via HDMI output - and don't forget that this player will also play back music CDs and audio/video content stored on compatible USB devices. The DMP-BDT220 also features both Ethernet and built-in WiFi for easy connection to the internet for accessing audio/video streaming content, such as CinemaNow, Netflix, Pandora, Vudu, and more.
In addition, you can even use the BDT220 as a Skype video answering machine by recording message onto an SD card and inserting into the player. If someone calls you on video Skype, the message will play back. By the same token, incoming Skype callers can also record their own video message, which you can play back later. So, as you can tell, the Panasonic DMP-BDT220 does a lot more that just play back Blu-ray Discs and DVDs, which makes it a great gift idea.
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As far as connections go, in addition to HDMI and Component video connections, the MG-850HD also features a microphone input, USB input for digital media playback from flash drives, and has built-in speakers. However, the big bonus is that the MG-850HD also has a built-in docking station for direct playback of music, photo, and video from an iPod,iPhone, or iPad.
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3. LG 47LM6700 47-inch LED/LCD 3D Network TVThe LG 47LM6700 makes a great gift for your companion. This set features a 47-inch size screen that is large, but no so large as to dominate your room decor. This set also incorporates LED lighting with local dimming, which allows more even black levels, very thin profile, as well as eco-friendly energy consumption. The screen boasts full 1080p display resolution in 2D, and slightly less in 3D. For 3D viewing the 47LM6700 utilizes LG Cinema 3D technology, which uses more comfortable Passive Polarized Glasses, which do not require any power. Other 3D-related features include real time 3D conversion for 2D sources and even 3D to 2D conversion (if desired).
However, even if you aren't into 3D, the 47LM6700 also offers a host of other great features, including 120Hz screen refresh rate for smoother motion response, network connectivity via ethernet or WiFi connection, and internet streaming.
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5. Samsung UN26EH4000 26-Inch LED/LCD HDTVHere is a great smaller screen TV that makes a great gift for your significant other. The Samsung UN26EH4000 is thinly styled TV that sports a 26-inch screen, only weighs about 10 pounds, and is very energy efficient. Some of the features of this set include LED backlighting ("Direct lit LED"), 1366x768 native pixel resolution, and 60-Hz refresh rate. Also, 2 HDMI inputs and ATSC tuner are provided for content access. An included USB port also provides access to music, still photo, and video files stored on USB flash drives or other compatible devices. This is a great compact TV with great picture quality and flexibility, then check out the Samsung UN26EH4000.
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8. Hammacher Schlemmer iPad Classic Cabinet Music Center
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10. Samsung HT-E6730W Home Theater System Featuring Vacuum Tube TechnologyHere is a great way to experience home theater and audio without having to buy a lot of individual components. The Samsung HT-E6730W really packs it in with a 3D-enabled Blu-ray Disc player and 7.1 channel audio system with thin profile front tower speakers, wireless surround speakers and subwoofer, and extensive audio decoding and processing. However, that isn't all, HT-E6730W also has built-in WiFi for access to great online content from (via Samsung Apps), including Hulu Plus, Netflix, Pandora, and more.
However, what really makes this system unique is that it includes a vacuum tube pre-amp stage for the front left and right channels, which not only adds warmth to home theater surround sound audio listening, but is great for two-channel audio CD listening. Definitely give this system a listen.
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