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26 Jan: TV Has Come a Long Way Since First Broadcast 90 Years Ago

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The illustration celebrates the 90th anniversary of John Logie Baird’s first public showing of a live television broadcast. Baird’s TV displayed a blurry, but recognizable, face of a person speaking while manipulating a ventriloquist dummy to a group of London scientists and one journalist.

While the 1926 broadcast on the small 3.5 x 2 inch screen (think roughly the size of an iPhone 5 screen) was groundbreaking, The Daily Telegraph notes that it left the lone journalist in attendance skeptical as to whether the new medium would take off.

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02 Sep: 5 Tips To Kick Up Your Home Theater Sound System

Say goodbye to the days when you could get by without having some sort of sound system for your television. As pictures have improved with 4K/UHD, the audio components haven’t quite kept pace.

To get the full immersive audio-visual experience, you’ve got to throw some audio equipment into the mix.

Assembling a sound system can be tough, but Best Buy is here to help get your audio game on point with these tips.

1. Ditch the wires

Wireless sound systems are quickly becoming the standard for home theater.

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01 Sep: 4 Tips to Make the Most of Your TV This Fall

Long gone are the days when your TV screen just showed your favorite show or broadcasted the game.

Now you can choose what you want to watch, when you want to, and even talk to a friend over Skype on the screen while doing it.

This year, half of U.S. homes with Internet have a Smart TV. That means 46 million TVs are accessing the web, either through gaming consoles, streaming media players or a Smart TV interface.

Here are four ways to make the most of your TV by making it a Smart TV this fall – just in time for football, network show season premieres and movie nights on the weekends.

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06 Aug: Learn Why 4K/Ultra HD TV is So Much Better Than Your TV This Fall

You’ve probably heard that 4K/Ultra HD TV is the next generation of unbelievable TV tech.

That’s because Ultra HD boasts four times the resolution of that 1080p HDTV in your living room.

But seeing is believing. That’s why Best Buy is welcoming customers to experience just how stellar 4K/Ultra HD TV with tutorials at 50 stores nationwide over 13-straight weeks this fall in Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, Minneapolis, New York, Philadelphia and Washington D.C.

Rotating each week, experts from LG, Samsung and Sony will lead the interactive tutorials from 11 a.m.

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29 May: Heads up Philly, Oklahoma City, L.A. and more: Sony and Samsung’s Newest TV Tech is Now at Best Buy

Sony and Samsung Combo FinalSurely you have heard about the new home theater experiences coming to Best Buy this summer, but do you know just how important these renovations are when it comes to shopping for televisions?

The first roll out is complete and the second batch will renovate more than 180 stores across the nation and their locations are detailed below.

Click here to view and/or download video of the transformation.

Here’s the deal: The Samsung and Sony experiences at Best Buy offer never-before-seen interactive demonstration displays that showcase the latest TV technology and help consumers research, test, try, see, and buy TVs.