HDTVs, projectors, and surround sound systems.
Scott says that Amazon is planning on releasing a competitor to the AppleTV and Roku. Leo says that while Amazon is doing it to control streaming options, it won't do anything different, so what's the point?
Ken is a trucker and he wants to know how he can access his home DVR. Leo says SLINGBOX is the way to go. All he'll need is an internet connection and he can watch live TV from a laptop, tablet or even a smartphone. He should just make sure to have two tuners in his satellite so he doesn't change the channel on people at home. Dish has a deal with Slingbox that has a DVR with Slingbox built-in.
Cindy just got a new LG 3D HDTV, but the glasses aren't that great. Is there a better brand of glasses? Leo says no. They're not going to be any better because the technology is a passive 3D, which just appears dim. It's just the nature of the 3D beast. Cindy says it doesn't even really look 3D all the time. Leo says that Oakley makes better 3D glasses but Cindy has to know if it's RealD 3D or some other technology. She needs to get the right glasses for the type of 3D that the TV uses. The best ones are made by Gunnars.
Scott has a couple questions about home theater setups in basements.
Stanford wants to know how to connect wireless headphones to his HDTV. Scott says there's always a minijack that allows you to plug headphones in. But you'll likely need an adapter which lets you plug it in. It'll be analog, but it'll work great.
Max bought a Panasonic VT50 and the sound is terrible. Leo says that TV manufacturers put speakers on TVs almost as an afterthought since a home theater system is now the norm. They just put the speakers in to say the TV has sound.
Art wants to listen to his blu-ray movies via bluetooth with a wireless set of headphones. Leo says he would need a Bluetooth dongle. Some work well, but a lot don't. There's another issue of battery life. Leo also says that Art will want a headphone and Bluetooth adapter that supports the stereo A2DP spec. There's a number of them for sale on Amazon. Check out the Miccus Home RTX Transmitter/Receiver.
Lee recently bought a Vizio 55" TV. However, frequently when he turns the TV off, it will either stay on or turn back on again. Leo says the TV probably senses the signal loss and then just stays on. It's perfectly normal and Leo suggests going into the TV menu settings to make sure it's set to turn off when the cable box goes off.
Leo finally setup the Sonos Playbar Soundbar, and while it's overpriced, it was very easy to setup. Leo was able to sync all of the speakers wirelessly, add a "party mode," where all speakers play the same sound, or movie mode that simulates surround. It can also connect to the Sonos woofer. Thumbs up, but it is pricey.