Great Last Minute Gifts
With just two days left till Christmas, we here at HDGuru figure some of you could use a few last minute gift ideas. We’re certainly covered enough TV deals over the past few weeks, so here are some gift ideas for someone who already has a TV they love, or even people on your list that don’t care about TV (who are they?)
All the ideas after the jump.
The Disney World of Wonder Blu-ray is the perfect gift for the beginner and even fairly knowledgeable home theater enthusiast. It will teach all the basics about TVs and TV setup, and even comes with patterns to help you set up your TV. Great gift. Check out our review here.
One of Geoff’s favorite speakers are the Audioengine 5s. They sound amazing for such little money. The style choice are the ones with the bamboo cabinet (real bamboo, not a veneer!), though if that doesn’t fit your decor, there’s also white and black for $125 less. The 5s are self powered, so all you need to do is send them a signal (from an iPod, or even your TV/Blu-ray player). A must-have for any office, bedroom or even as a starter home stereo.
Projectors have gotten crazy cheap the past few years, and it’s at the point where it would be easy to have one on hand for the occasional movie night or big game. Even better, you can run a few power cables, and easily set up an outdoor movie night to invite your friends and neighbors (or not). The Vivitek D510 is only $370, and has an 800×600 resolution (a little better than DVD) and a claimed 2,600 lumens, which is pretty good.
TiVo may seem like an odd gift, but for the person still so confused about DVRs they say “I watch enough TV,” give them this. It’s easy to use, and within a day they’ll understand the true beauty of DVRs-no commercials.
The HAVA Platinum HD DVR by Monsoon streams your content anywhere in your home, and then anywhere in the world (presuming you have a fast internet connection). The HAVA accepts any HD video source and wirelessly streams it throughout your home in DVD-quality video. You can also watch and control programming on a mobile phone with a broadband Internet connection. A great gift for anyone who’s on spends a lot of time “on the road.”
Yep, a chair. But it’s a really, really good chair. Panasonic’s 30007KX is their best massage chair with 7 different styles of massage. Thirty-six air bags cover 460 sq. inches for your feet, legs, arms, hands, and of course, back and shoulders. It even “scans” your body to customize the massage. Disclaimer: we own one. Couldn’t live without it.
Then there’s the old standby… movies. Here are our picks for the best of 2010.
Avatar (Three-Disc Extended Collector’s Edition + BD-Live) [Blu-ray]: $24.99
If you’re looking for a few more gifts, check out what we’re looking for in our stockings, and maybe you’ll find something for someone you know (which would be scary, cause then they’d be just like us…)
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