Archive for the 'Advice on Purchasing' Category

Definitive Technology Mythos STS Home Theater Speaker System : Product of the Day 10, 2010

Definitive Technology Mythos ST Home Theater Speaker System  (Mythos STS uses slightly smaller towers) Earlier this week I discussed the Pioneer SC-25 Elite receiver and mentioned what a great match it would be to a Definitive Technology Mythos STS home theater speaker system. I am mentioning this speaker system in next week’s column as well […]

Panasonic DMP-BD60 Blu-ray Player : Product of the Day 9, 2010

The Panasonic DMP-BD60 is today’s Product of the Day, and this write-up will be short and sweet.  It does not have to be long given the DMP-BD60 and its current price. What makes the Panasonic DMP-BD60 so noteworthy right now?  It’s an outstanding Blu-ray and DVD player and a real bargain at the moment.  A […]

Samsung NX10 Camera: Product of the Day, Day 7, 2010

Samsung NX10 Interchangeable Lens Digital Camera As photographed by Don at Pepcom Digital Experience, CES 2010 Regular readers of my column and this site know I am a fan of the Micro Four-Thirds digital camera format.  For those who are unfamiliar, Micro Four-Thirds is an digital camera format that features interchangeable lenses and live view, […]

Sanus AFA Audio Stand : Product of the Day, Day 6, 2010

Sanus AFA Audio Stand- specialty shop quality for under $125 If you have every shopped for a stand for your stereo components, you have probably found that the stuff sold in furniture stores doesn’t work all that well and the good stuff sold in specialty stores is really expensive.  Here’s a nice stand that will […]

Dreamer BluTV : Product of the Day, Day 5, 2010

At CES 2010 I received a private demonstration of BluTV from Dreamer Corporation.  It’s really cool and only the second application of Blu-ray’s BD-Live that I have found really exciting. Do you like having a YouTube channel?  Well, how would you like to have your own real TV channel that anyone in the world with […]

so-na-wall Speakers : Product of the Day 4, 2010

so-na-wall Speakers Anyone who has visited my site or read my newspaper column regularly knows what I think of the tiny Bose  Acoustimass cube speakers.  To sum it up, they are horribly designed and executed, have serious sonic defects, and are an extremely poor value  Check out Bose: Better Profits through Marketing to learn the […]

Stanton L720EE Phono Cartridge : Product of the Day 3, 2010

Stanton L720 EE P-Mount/Universal Cartridge Jerry at Jerry’s Records (see my tour of Jerry’s) first clued me in on this one.  He uses Stanton cartridges on the turntables in his store, and the music playing throughout it certainly sounds good.  Kevin at KAB Electro Acoustics is a big fan of Stanton as well.  I have […]

Polk Hitmaster : Product of the Day 2, 2010

The Polk Hitmaster… playing greatest hits at a living room near you! The Polk Hitmaster is one of those products that makes you think, “Why didn’t I think of that?” The Polk Hitmaster AM2555-A looks like a miniature version of the stage monitors used by rock bands.  It is meant to be used by gamers […]

Pro-Ject RM-1.3 Turntable : Product of the Day, Day 1, 2010

Pro-ject RM-1.3 Turntable Outfit I love vinyl, so we are kicking the year off with a nice little turntable that looks great and is quite affordable! Sumiko had the sweet little Pro-Ject RM-1.3 turntable on display at CES 2010.  I’ve read about this turntable in British hi-fi magazines (where it is called the Genie and […]

The Best Cyber Monday Electronics Deals

Cyber Monday is the online equivalent of Black Friday, but without the lines, headaches and “5 available at this price.”  I found these electronics deals particularly noteworthy. Email this page to your friends and help them save big on top quality electronics!  Questions?  Email Don Creative Labs Vado HD 4GB Pocket Video Camcorder 2nd Generation […]

Software added to Recommended Products Pages

I’ve added two new categories to the Recommended Products Pages minisite:  Software for Windows and Software for Mac.  Soon I will be adding a master page here with links to lots of great free software, such as Open Office.  I use Open Office’s word processing program to write my column every week and have come […]

Review: Netflix Streaming for the PlayStation 3 (A Two-Star Must-Have)

  It may seem odd to rate a product with two out of four stars yet still call it a must-have, but that is exactly the impression Netflix Streaming for the PlayStation 3 (PS3) has left upon me. Pros: Extremely convenient Free to Netflix members A wide variety of movies and TV shows are available, […]

The Speaker Company 20% off sale extended through November

The Speaker Company TST1 Speakers The Speaker Company has extended their excellent 20% off promotion throughout November… great news for early holiday shoppers or anyone buying speakers.  Get 20% off almost everything at The Speaker Company in October with code Most15 The Speaker Company TSAT1000 Satellite Speakers  As always, the TST towers, TSB bookshelves and […]

Recommended Home Theater Receivers Page Now Online

  Recommended Home Theater Receivers Page Now Online I’ll be adding a few more items to this page, but for now I have some good receivers on the Recommended Receivers Page for you to check out.  Enjoy!

Recommended Blu-ray Players Page Now Online

Recommended Blu-ray Players Page Now Online With Blu-ray disc and player pricess so low, it is time to say goodbye to DVD and move into the bright, beautiful world of high definition with Blu-ray. Check out my Recommended Blu-ray Players page to find the right player for you!

Recommended Micro Four-Thirds Cameras Page Posted

  Recommended Micro Four-Thirds Cameras Page Now Online I am making fast progress on the Recommended Products Pages… the new format and templates make it easy!  Check out my Recommended Micro Four-Thirds Cameras page to learn more about this exciting new digital camera format that is taking the photo world by storm.  Small cameras, interchangeable […]

New Recommended Products Pages

New Recommended Products Pages Technology and products offerings change very quickly and it was very difficult to maintain Recommended Products pages here while keeping them relevant and timely.  I am in the process of moving them offsite to have them hosted on Amazon, which makes it much easier to keep the content fresh and relevant […]

Coupon Code for The Speaker Company: Save 20% in October

  The Speaker Company TSAT1000 Speakers  The Speaker Company is having a sale for the month of October.  With the coupon code Most15 you will save 20%!  That makes this one of the most compelling offers for speakers I have seen in a long time.  Even at the regular prices they deliver amazing value with the […]

Product of the Day, Day 44 :Olympus E-520 Digital SLR Camera

E-510 pictured (E-520 looks identical) If you want to take great pictures, a digital SLR camera is the best not only for image quality, but for the fast response times necessary for photographing children and sports.  Interchangeable lenses and available accessories provide the ultimate in flexibility.  If this interests you in the least bit, the time to […]

Creative Vado HD only $99.99 at, September 7th only!

Today on you can get the fun little Creative Vado HD camcorder for only $99.99.  That’s almost $100 off on a sweet little pocket high-def camcorder. Read more about the Vado HD at my capsule review.