A year’s worth of college puts you on a separate plane than the eager fresh faces that’ve just been let off the parental leash for the first time in their lives. There’s a wisdom that comes with knowing the ropes — like avoiding classes that meet more than twice a week, or where to find grease at any godforsaken hour. You’ve also made friends (some probably for life) and finally have a say over where you live and who you live with. Craft a smart plan, lean on your parents, and with a little bit of luck your new home might actually be a house. You’ve earned the extra space, now make it your own.
We're Gonna Need a Bigger Wall
The home entertainment arms race has evolved to include factors like pixel counts, connectivity and even screen shape. But the importance of size…that will never change. Meet the TV heavyweights of 2014 that redefine big.
Sharp Aquos Ultra HD LED TV If you’re a cinephile, go find your credit card and tell your bank the mortgage payment will be late. This is the only THX-certified TV: a 70-inch, 4K machine with six speakers and a special subwoofer system — 35 watts of oomph. Built in wi-fi streams Netflix, et al.;…
The eighth installment of our Staff Favorites series features Mr. Jonathan Gallegos. Jonathan has been described as a “strange bird” among the GP crew — though we mean it in the most affectionate sense. He certainly has an eclectic skill set: a Masters Degree in taxation paved the way for his full-time job as a tax accountant, but before all that this numbers man also figured out how to deftly craft copy, all the while bussing tables, running a “debt-laden” eBay store and toweling off tennis pros. His passions run wide and deep. Photography, cars, sports, arguing the finer points of Shiner Bock and his other favorite beers — none are spared his attention. All of these things are firmly rooted in his sometimes obscene, always diabolically funny sense of humor. He might not always be entirely tasteful, but he’s got a damn good taste in gear.
The screen of your dreams
If you’re like us, you have a long list of gear you’d love to own. But reality (almost) always steps in, along with bank accounts and eagle-eyed spouses, leaving your gadget desires unfulfilled. Gear Patrol’s series “Want This, Get This” presents a lust-worthy piece of gear along with a more affordable alternative that scratches the same itch. In this installment, we put the Sharp Elite PRO-60X5FD and the Panasonic TC-PST60 head to head.
You're gonna need a bigger wall
In life, somethings are better off small — think artificial hearts and improvised explosive devices. TV is not one of those things; hence, the Sharp LC-90LE745U 90-inch Aquos LED Smart TV, a.k.a. the biggest LED TV currently in production. We introduced you to its little (80-inch) brother last September, and the big bro obviously has…
Home sweet home theater
As rabid movie, music fans and gamers, we’re always on the hunt for gear that can push our home entertainment experience to 11 (much to our better half’s chagrin). This roundup includes some of our favorite home theater products out today that we’d love to host in our living room. Continues after the jump.
Owning a 55-inch flat screen TV seems pretty damn sweet — that is until you mount it next to Sharp’s Nimitz-class LC-80LE632U. With an 80-inch diagonal, this full LED backlit HD 120Hz TV features more than double the screen area of the now belittled “big screen” we just mentioned, or four times the screen area…
When it comes to LCD televisions Sharp takes no prisoners. Setting the standard for resolution, clarity and sheer hotness Sharp knows their flat panels. The full 1080p (full high definition folks, none of this 720p business) AQUOS has dramatic black levels and a design that will satisfy all natures of admirers. What this means to…