Sometimes, it's feels like awards season is all about best dressed lists, bejeweled clutches, and red carpet reports. One way to keep the focus on film is to seek out and enjoy a few previous winners. There are a surprising number of Oscar winning and nominated films already available on Netflix Instant that span nearly 60 years of movie and Academy history with winners in nearly every category.
We've always preached the pros of going wireless here at Apartment Therapy (check out Joel's wireless audio setup), and there have always been pros and cons. This is the year to finally take your video and audio wireless and stop stressing about running unsightly wiring all over your home.
Whether we're ready or not to ditch traditional television sources or forget about seeking the highest picture quality, online streaming is unarguably here now and the future of watching video content. Last year we discussed what we're sacrificing for streaming video access and even longer ago we talked about Blu-ray and why it doesn't matter anymore. At the time I strongly disagreed with the latter statement, but a year later my sentiments have softened...
What's a great cure for the winter blues? A deep belly laugh with friends always works for me. Enter Amazon Prime. If you're a Prime member, there's a whole library of movies you can stream for free, but these comedies are definitely on the top of my list (alongside various other perks that may or may not be worth it).
"Is it on Netflix?" That's more often heard than not when discussing films or movies amongst friends these days, where streaming content has pretty much become the preferred standard for near instantaneous and convenient viewing from home. But sometimes you may not be sure if the foreign film you saw at a film festival back in 2003 is now available on Netflix, Hulu, or Amazon. That's where you turn to site, Can I Stream It?...
Streaming movies and shows...it's something we talked about a lot in 2012. And with more content coming online every day, it is likely 2013 will continue to see even more of us cut the cable. If you're sick of cable, and are pining after an internet connected solution to watching your favorite shows, check out this rundown of articles from 2012 where we talk about getting your TV and movie fix online.
As we approach the holiday season, we're anticipating a lot of home entertainment and parties to come. Whether you're thinking of having dinner parties, game nights or just having people over to spend time together, here are some tech basics to think about that will help you with entertaining at home.
Having a large HD screen is one way to get more involved with your movie watching. But don't stop there. Quality sound reproduction brings clear dialog and SFX that pull you in and enhance your home cinema experience. Unfortunately, surround sound systems often involve lots of wires and patience to set up. I recently un-boxed the Sony BDV-N790W Home Theatre System and took it for a test drive. With support for Blu-ray, web streaming, and an advertised "wireless surround" feature, I was eager to find out whether Sony had a perfect home theater solution all in one (big) box.
Animation is not just for kids anymore - animation continues to show up on the big screen, more and more feature adult themes and the artistry is as beautiful than ever. So whether you have kids or just feel like a big kid - here are five animated movies and shows to stream on Netflix tonight.
What started off as a worn down circa 1960's stereo cabinet was converted into an impressive yesterday-meets-tomorrow media PC capable of storing their 50,000 song library. Open up the refinished top hinged cabinet and a custom laser cut plexiglass panel perfectly presents and stores an Apple wireless keyboard, Magic Trackpad, USB port for external devices, and a monitor display for the juke box...