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TigerDirect TV: Tech Juice July 20, 2012

Its Friday on Tech Juice and we feature some really cool apps for your camera phone. The Dark Knight Rises gets in the top five new movies for the week. Today’s Deal is fantastic : bit.ly

Creative Labs Sound Blaster Audigy SE

Creative Labs Sound Blaster Audigy SEWith high-definition monitors and cutting-edge video cards getting the bulk of attention from today’s generation of mainstream digital media users, it is sometimes easy to overlook the value of good audio devices.

Without a doubt, sparkling visuals and breathtaking special effects wow us in a very visceral and immediate manner: But serious enthusiasts know that visuals are merely one half of the equation. The subtle dimensions a Creative Labs Sound Blaster Audigy SE can bring to the table result in a far superior media experience.

Add Incredible Sound to your PC with Klipsch Groove PM20 Speakers

Klipsch Groove PM20 Computer SpeakersThere’s no better way to enhance your PC experience than to install a new set of speakers. Improve your PC’s audio with one of the most reliable names in the speaker business. The Klipsch Groove PM20 Computer Speakers are designed to be both visually and audibly appealing.

When choosing the perfect speaker set for your computer, you’ll want one that reproduces natural-sounding instruments and voices (an exaggerated bass or treble response can be quite annoying). The sound quality of these speakers provide the perfect sound stage.

Lite-On LH-2B1S Blu-ray Burner

Lite-On LH-2B1S Blu-ray BurnerIn case you didn’t know, digital versatile discs are soon going the way of the VHS and the BetaMax. The DVD format has been around for more than a decade now, and while it has provided us with great-looking movies and storage for large amounts of data—up to 8 gigabytes to be exact—the technology will be obsolete, sooner rather than later. Protect yourself: Get the Lite-On LH-2B1S Blu-ray Burner.

Sony Offers Movies on AT&T Cell Phones

Sony and AT&T Wireless are teaming up to bring you…GhostBusters.This is kind of a good-news, bad-news story. The good news is that Sony Pictures Television will be the first Hollywood studio to offer full-length movies on your AT&T cell phone. In May, they will launch the service, and the company says that it will offer a “wide-range” of popular titles. The company noted that the titles will be streamed with advertisements.

Samsung 204BW 20-inch Widescreen LCD Monitor: Affordably Beautiful

Samsung 204BW 20-inch Widescreen LCD MonitorFinally, Crystal clear desktop visuals are possible, thanks to the gorgeous 204BW 20-inch Widescreen LCD Monitor. Just by looking at it, you can tell it’s a work of art (an affordable one). If you think the jet-black finish and sleek, modern look are nice, wait until you turn it on. We promise, your jaw is going to drop.

Format War is Over: And Blu-Ray Has Won

200801007_11.pngHere’s the press release that confirms it: Toshiba Corporation has decided to throw in the towel. With earlier defections from Warner Bros., Disney, and a few other key video production giants, the end has been in sight for a while now. Interesting note: Toshiba intends to review and possibly retain the use of HD DVD players in Notebook Computers. Um…why?

Logitech G51 Surround Sound Speaker System: Breathe Life into your Games and Movies

logitech-g51-main-pic.jpgAny gamer will tell you just how important audio is in relevance to gaming. I mean what’s the point of having that large HDTV display without the “thump” to accompany it, right? Well, there is no reason to lack the “oomph” in your living room anymore; not if you’ve got the Logitech G51 Surround Sound Speaker System.

Ready for A Million Dollar Home Theater?

Goldmund Home TheaterThought of upgrading your home theater lately? Perhaps you thought it would be wise to get one of those awesome new Yamaha Home Theater Systems, new JBL speakers or even a new projector to bring it all to life.

No matter what you do, unless you are ready to drop about a million bucks, you may never get to experience the full effect of a custom built home theater installation produced by the Swiss company Goldmund. Yes, it is for the rich and famous – but delivers sound better than any other space.

High-Def DVD Formats Multiply over Weekend

High-Def is here whether you like it or not. Luckily, in the good ‘ol USA we have fairly decent selection of HD programming already – while other areas of the world still have none, even the EU has a serious shortage. When it comes to buying movies in High-Def, you currently have two options: BluRay and HD-DVD. Competing formats reminding me of the VHS vs Beta days of Video Tape.

Over the weekend, two announcement were made regarding new formats of High Def DVDs. The first to be announced should be a consumer favorite – lower cost players, lower cost media. Called the ‘HD-VMD’ – this high-def versatile format uses red lasers like standard DVD and CD players – lowering costs dramatically and only a bit over that of current DVD media and players. With a set-top player expected to be under $200, this new format may be a late starter – but big winner in the High Def DVD arena.