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My giant TV gives me beautiful crisp clear picture that fills my living room perfectly. I love it when I’m using it, but when it’s turned off I hate it. It’s a big ugly square black-hole, sucking the life out of my living room space. Any creative DIY tips on how can I hide it when it’s turned off? Thanks, Square Eyes
Dear Lifehacker, Looking at the TV guide, I see that once again there is no high-definition (HD) broadcast for the State of Origin on Channel Nine. I will again have no other option but to watch a standard definition (SD) presentation of the game on my HD-ready plasma TV. What I can’t understand is why?
If you’re keen to jump on the Google TV bandwagon but refuse to stump up the cash, Kogan’s latest 3D LED TV could be worth a look. The 42-inch Agora Smart 3D LED TV runs on the latest version of Android and is currently selling for an introductory “pre-sale” price of $449. Here’s a peek at the specs.
Dear Lifehacker, I want to build an awesome media centre and download digital copies of my movies and TV shows, but everything is riddled with DRM these days. I don’t want to pirate shows. Is there any legal way to get DRM-free movies and TV on my media centre?
Chances are you’ve spent a good chunk of money on the game consoles, Blu-ray player and home theatre PC (HTPC) hooked up to your TV. However, if you’re connecting all of that gear to your TV’s crappy speakers, the results will be less than stellar. It’s time to fix that. Setting up a proper home theatre doesn’t have to be terribly expensive or complicated. Here’s how to build (or rebuild) your home theatre.