Archive for the ‘TV, Audio & Electronics’ Category

Bright and beautiful colour – experience the new range from Samsung and LG

May 23rd, 2017 by

Bright and beautiful colour - experience the new range from Samsung and LG By its nature, TV technology never sits still. Inevitably we ask ourselves: what is the real difference this time around? Do we really notice these changes? What is really new? And yes, within the complicated jargon appliance companies like to use, there are real differences. In order to better understand the benefits to you (and ... Read more

Appliances Online’s guide to the perfect Aussie Summer

December 21st, 2016 by

The kids are home from school, the temperature’s reaching the mid-20s before 9 am, and the freezer is filled with BBQ meat and ice blocks, that could only mean one thing! Summer is here in all its glory. [caption id="attachment_35295" align="aligncenter" width="400"] Image courtesy of pat138241 at[/caption] We here at Appliances Online have teamed up with a few of our summer favourite brands to bring you, The Appliances Online ... Read more

Summertime with JBL & Harman Kardon- new product alert!

December 19th, 2016 by

What is summer?   Summer is the luxuriant flesh of soft, ripe mangoes. Summer is platters of freshly-caught seafood seasoned of natural brine. Summer is the warm wind that ruffles your hair on an afternoon drive. Summer is spending time by the beach with friends. Summer is music. And who better to soundtrack your summer than JBL and Harman Kardon? Available in a beautiful range of summer colours, the JBL and Harman Kardon ... Read more

What the heck is HDR TV?

June 15th, 2016 by

The Next Big Thing™ in TV display technology is HDR, or High Dynamic Range, with many of 2016’s newest TVs having this as their primary point of difference from the previous generation. Here’s our short and simple guide to exactly what HDR is, what it means to your TV, and what to look for if you’re thinking of making the upgrade: What is HDR, exactly? HDR stands for High ... Read more

Apartment living horror stories – how to handle common problems

May 4th, 2016 by

More and more of us are living in apartments, units, flats, terrace homes and other high-density housing. Living in such close proximity to other human beings comes with its share of challenges, from enduring the yapping of the dog downstairs, to the “balcony rain” when someone up above you waters their plants. source: Adam.J.W.C. on Wikimedia Commons But some of the frustrations that come from apartment living can ... Read more

Top 5 features from TCL’s 2016 TVs

May 2nd, 2016 by

TCL's 2016 TV range has been designed to help you easily enjoy all kinds of entertainment at home, from movies on disc or USB, to streaming TV from Netflix! Here's a run down of our 5 favourite features from the 2016 TCL TV range: Black Crystal Display The Black Crystal display panels found in the latest TCL TVs use a hard coating system to reduce the amount of reflection ... Read more

Our favourite technologies from CES 2016

January 20th, 2016 by

Another Consumer Electronics Show (CES) has come and gone, with another crop of new and improved gadgets and appliances being shown off underneath the Las Vegas lights. Here’s a quick summary of our favourite home products appearaing at CES this year, including innovative new features for products we've seen before, as well as some truly unique original concepts. Samsung’s Smart Fridge Do you have a smartphone or tablet? Have you ... Read more

Yamaha MusicCast – how to give your home its own personal soundtrack

January 11th, 2016 by

Digital music can be a real sanity-saver. Rather than carting around thick wallets of CDs (hey, we all used to do it back in the mid-90s), you can keep hundreds of songs stored on your handy smartphone, tablet or laptop. Though if a CD wallet wasn't handy back in the day, these things would do in a pinch... And by subscribing to streaming music services, millions more songs can ... Read more

The age of the Betamax is over – a retrospective

November 11th, 2015 by

Sony Japan has announced that as of March 2016, it will cease production of cassette tapes for the Betamax. If your reaction to reading that was "wait, is Betamax still a thing?", apparently it was, but won’t be for much longer. And if you have no idea what I'm talking about, read on: A brief history of the Format Wars Know, o reader, that before the age of the Smart ... Read more

What the heck is a Sound Plate?

October 13th, 2015 by

When it comes to giving your home theatre’s sound quality a bit of extra kick, a sound bar is the first port of call for many households. It makes sense – these low-profile speakers are made to sit neatly in front of the TV, pumping out high quality sound that makes your entertainment even more spectacular But a sound bar isn’t always a viable option for every ... Read more

Netflix vs Stan vs Presto vs Quickflix vs Foxtel Play

September 17th, 2015 by

Ever since Netflix arrived in Australia, and with the continued growth of Internet-connected TVs (aka Smart TVs) more and more people are signing up to a wide range of movie and TV streaming services. Samsung UA50JU6400 50" 127cm 4K Ultra HD Smart LED LCD TV You may have already heard of the most popular services; Netflix, Stan, Presto, Foxtel Play and Quickflix. Now that we have a wide ... Read more

What can you watch on a 4K TV?

September 4th, 2015 by

It is a truth universally acknowledged that with every new advancement in TV technology, there must also come a matching form of recording media. Digital TV had DVDs, Full HD TVs had Blu-ray discs, and 3D TVs had 3D Blu-rays. Samsung UA40JU6400 40" 101cm 4K Ultra HD Smart LED LCD TV But what about the 4K Ultra HD TVs that offer four times the pixels and detail as ... Read more

Jabra Solemate™ Max Wireless Speaker review – bigger and louder sound!

August 17th, 2015 by

For those of you who haven’t heard of the company Jabra, they are a worldwide supplier of headphones and speakers, renowned for their excellent quality and innovative use of technology. Jabra has won a hell of a lot of design awards in the last 10 years for quite a few of their products, including the globally-recognised Red Dot Award, iF Product Design Award and the CES (Consumer ... Read more

Busting the myths – how pet owners can save money on electricity bills

July 17th, 2015 by

Do domestic cats and dogs really need the lights, radio and TV left on for comfort when their owners are away? We spoke to Belrose veterinarian Dr John Thirlwell to bust some myths and set the record straight for pet owners. source: JKehoe_Photos on Flickr According to Dr Thirlwell, owners leave lights, radio, television and heaters/coolers on for their pets out of guilt because they think their cat or ... Read more

TV in the bedroom – pros and cons

July 6th, 2015 by

Because TVs are available in all shapes and sizes, they can be easily set up pretty much anywhere in the home. As well as the living room, you can place a TV in the man cave, the study or spare room, in the kitchen, or other more unusual places. source: K.savva.developers on Wikimedia Commons One popular spot for an extra TV is the bedroom. But is this a good ... Read more