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Wednesday, May 01, 2013

Panasonic announces streaming media players

If you like the way Panasonic Internet ready TVs present Internet content, but don’t have a Panasonic Internet ready TV, there are two new options on the market.

Check them out: http://feedly.com/k/YgS9PT

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Service Care TV & Appliance Repair's Vice President, Toxey McDavid
Posted by Toxey McDavid at 11:13 AM
Categories: Electronics, Panasonic, Television

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Bose Recalls Dual-Voltage Cinemate II Home Theater Speaker System

If you own one of these Bose systems, please read more about this safety recall below.

These models of Bose audio Cinemate home theater speaker systems have had failures at voltages higher than U.S. norms, so they may only be a problem if you’re using them overseas. Either way, this is a safety recall due to fire hazard, so if you own one you should stop using it, unplug it, and contact Bose immediately.

Contact info:

Bose Corporation; toll-free (877) 354-1004, 8:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday ET in the U.S. or 001 (508) 614-1842, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday outside the U.S., or  www.bose.com/safety  for more information.

Read more:  http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2013/Bose-Recalls-Dual-Voltage-CineMate-II-Home-Theater-Speaker-Systems-Due-to-Fire-Hazard/

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Service Care TV & Appliance Repair's Vice President, Toxey McDavid
Posted by Toxey McDavid at 6:29 PM
Categories: Audio, Electronics, Safety

Tablets easier to read than printed text

This seems really off topic for Service Care, but we all know someone (or *cough* ARE someone) who has trouble reading print up close.

This seems like a cool solution, especially now that the newspaper is… dying?

The only problem I foresee is the conversion of someone from newspaper to electronic tablet. When you’re fixed in your ways, and used to the comforting familiarity of the daily newspaper, it may be hard to make the switch.

Of course, if your eyesight is bad enough, the choice may already be made for you if you still want to read the paper.

Read more:  http://news.consumerreports.org/electronics/2013/02/tablets-are-easier-to-read-than-print-for-older-adults-study-finds.html

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Service Care TV & Appliance Repair's Vice President, Toxey McDavid
Posted by Toxey McDavid at 9:14 AM
Categories: Electronics

Friday, November 09, 2012

Walmart Black Friday deals will start on... Thursday?

Walmart is going to open their Black Friday deals on Thanksgiving day at 8 pm.

Eventually, it's going to be like Christmas, with Black Friday deals starting in late August.

Be advised, it looks like most of the deals this year (at ALL retailers) will be secondary brands you're not familiar with, with unfamiliar warranty terms.

http://www.foxbusiness.com/industries/2012/11/08/walmart-to-start-black-friday-deals-earlier-than-ever/ 

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Service Care TV & Appliance Repair's Vice President, Toxey McDavid
Posted by Toxey McDavid at 9:51 AM
Categories: Electronics, Sales, Televisions, Walmart

New leadership at Panasonic looks bold, tough, and just what might be needed.

Kazuhiro Tsuga, Panasonic's relatively new company president, is talking tough about the future of Panasonic, and it looks like he's not afraid to make the kind of tough decisions needed to restore prosperity despite a troubled forecast in the economy.

Cutting bonuses and expenses, and focusing on building products that people want and (crazy as it might seems) not selling them at a loss... sounds like smart thinking to us.

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/11/09/technology/09iht-panasonic09.html?pagewanted=all 

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Service Care TV & Appliance Repair's Vice President, Toxey McDavid
Posted by Toxey McDavid at 9:45 AM
Categories: Electronics, Panasonic, Televisions

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Panasonic has "Raise The Bar" tour of 2012 product line.

Panasonic has announced a seven-week tour of "major" cities in the United States and Canada to promote their 2012 line of new home appliances, home entertainment products, personal care products and digital imaging.

The U.S. tour will begin in Los Angeles and Boston, go through San Francisco and New York Grand Central Terminal, and will wrap up in Buford, Georgia.

Buford. Georgia. I don't know much about Buford, but I think it's awesome that the tour winds down to a quaint little southern town. Coast-to-Coast-to-Buford. Love it.

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Service Care TV & Appliance Repair's Vice President, Toxey McDavid
Posted by Toxey McDavid at 3:22 PM
Categories: Appliances, Electronics, Panasonic

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Consumer confidence? Electronics, Yes. Economy... Not so much.

It looks like we're excited about the future of electronics, and have confidence in the products that will be delivered (which I guess extends to the industry as a whole).

Hopefully some of this will improve things all around.

Read the original article here: http://www.dealerscope.com/article/ce-confidence-hits-2012-high

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Service Care TV & Appliance Repair's Vice President, Toxey McDavid
Posted by Toxey McDavid at 11:34 AM
Edited on: Wednesday, March 28, 2012 3:30 PM
Categories: Electronics, Miscellaneous

Panasonic rolls out their 2012 TV and Home Entertainment offerings

Panasonic appears to be putting out more TVs than ever, with over 30 new TVs, many of them having 3D features.

Connectivity and content streaming are priority features as well.

Read more about the new lineup of Panasonic TVs and other electronics equipment at this link: Read full article

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Service Care TV & Appliance Repair's Vice President, Toxey McDavid
Posted by Toxey McDavid at 11:30 AM
Edited on: Wednesday, March 28, 2012 11:40 AM
Categories: Electronics, Panasonic, Televisions

Wednesday, March 07, 2012

Panasonic reveals their lineup of blu-ray disc players

Panasonic is touting features that allow you to personalize your blu-ray player for your experience, as well as a few other features.

Read more about the new Panasonic 3D and 2D blu-ray players for 2012

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Service Care TV & Appliance Repair's Vice President, Toxey McDavid
Posted by Toxey McDavid at 3:44 PM
Edited on: Wednesday, March 07, 2012 4:05 PM
Categories: Electronics, Panasonic

Friday, March 02, 2012

$35 Raspberry Pi computer sells out, surprises retailers

British designers create a credit card sized computer to encourage kids to learn programming, and boy did it sell out fast!

Within hours of launch, with retailer websites crashing due to traffic, they were all gone... but they promise to produce more.

Read more: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/02/29/tech/raspberry-pi-launch/index.html?eref=rss_tech&utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+rss%2Fcnn_tech+%28RSS%3A+Technology%29

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Service Care TV & Appliance Repair's Vice President, Toxey McDavid
Posted by Toxey McDavid at 4:28 PM
Edited on: Wednesday, March 07, 2012 3:56 PM
Categories: Electronics, Miscellaneous

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

LG Electronics' high expectations indicate U.S. economic improvement?

LG Electronics, the third largest mobile phone maker, is experiencing an 8 month high in trading and profitability expectations. Some indicators show that this could be a reflection of improvements in the outlook of U.S. and other "advanced markets".

Here's hoping it's getting better.

Read more: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-02-14/lg-electronics-climbs-on-outlook-for-earnings.html

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Service Care TV & Appliance Repair's Vice President, Toxey McDavid
Posted by Toxey McDavid at 8:42 AM
Categories: Electronics, LG

Friday, February 10, 2012

Win a free AudioSource S3D60 Soundbar

TechnologyTell and AudioSource are giving away two S3D60 Soundbars. A Soundbar is basically a long speaker you can attach to your TV to give you dramatically better sound with easy hookup (so they say).

It looks like it's free to sign up, hope you win!

http://www.technologytell.com/hometech/83328/audiosource-s3d60-soundbar-giveaway/

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Service Care TV & Appliance Repair's Vice President, Toxey McDavid
Posted by Toxey McDavid at 2:50 PM
Edited on: Friday, February 10, 2012 2:53 PM
Categories: Electronics, Miscellaneous

This Valentine's Day, skip the roses and buy her electronics?

It looks like the ladies have been equally as gadget conscious as the fellas, at least according to a recent study of men and women in relation to electronics desirability.

Interesting... such much for candy and flowers.

http://www.homemediamagazine.com/consumer-electronics/study-no-gender-divide-electronics-26388

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Service Care TV & Appliance Repair's Vice President, Toxey McDavid
Posted by Toxey McDavid at 2:47 PM
Categories: Electronics, Miscellaneous

Thursday, February 09, 2012

The "people costs" of cheap electronics

An interesting article, really makes you think, about how we enjoy our electronics at relatively low prices through the horrible working conditions of Chinese electronics factories.

Seems like we could find a nice middle ground:

http://pogue.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/02/09/the-dilemma-of-cheap-electronics

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Service Care TV & Appliance Repair's Vice President, Toxey McDavid
Posted by Toxey McDavid at 5:45 PM
Edited on: Friday, February 10, 2012 2:53 PM
Categories: Electronics, Miscellaneous