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Are you getting the best sound out of your home theater system?

Creating the ultimate home theater system is a chance to cultivate a space where you and your family can enjoy all of the excitement of a night out while staying safely and comfortably at home. Achieve that goal by making some simple but important adjustments to your living room or den.

Assuming you have all of the important components — or at least have them planned — such as a LCD television, stereo equipment, furnishings and lighting, it’s important to know how everything will fit into your room based on its size. Planning your room should ensure you have ample space for you, your family and your guests to watch a movie while also remaining cozy and comforting. Consider items such as cords and cables in your planning process as well.

Once everything is set up, make sure your sound system is properly set up so you can get the most enjoyment out of your movies and music. One of the trickier aspects of setting up speakers is dealing with wiring and cables. Whether you are worried about the space factor, the tangling of wires and cables or you simply don’t want them in your line of sight, take steps to make these necessary items invisible to your family and guests.

Here are some other issues to consider when setting up your home theater system:

  • Layout: Map out the layout of your room before you get started. Knowing the configuration and design of your room will help make the set-up process of moving or acquiring furniture, wiring speakers and figuring out optimal seating arrangements. Knowing where you will place your television, stereo system, the video source, lighting fixtures and any other furniture or audiovisual components you may desire will make moving day far less of a hassle.
  • Look at your budget: Know what you can accomplish with the budget you have so you can remain in a financial comfort zone. It will be far easier to enjoy your new home theater set-up if you aren’t worried about the debt you now have to pay off. If you want expensive components, like a flat-screen television instead of the older model you currently have, work your way towards your goal. Remember your theater can easily be a work in progress.
  • Know your limits: Consider whether or not you truly have the skills to do your own wiring. If you believe you can manage things on your own, move forward on the project. However, if you feel hesitant or just plan to “wing it,” you might want to save yourself time and money and hire a professional.
  • Consider using a wireless speaker system: Eliminate the worry of arranging cords and cables while still enjoying high-quality sound and set yourself up with a wireless speaker system. Make your audio experience top notch.
  • Go for surround sound: Position your speaker components around the room for theater-like sound. If you want the full theater experience, be sure to space speakers around the room so you can enjoy surround effect while listening to music or watching movies.

After you have your home theater system in tip-top shape, you, your family and friends can spend hours of enjoyment together in the comfort of your own home. Enjoy new releases and have a great time while saving yourself the cost of taking the entire family to the local cineplex.

15 Outrageous Sex Apps That Made It Into The iPhone App Store

It’s inevitable: when any new communications advancement comes along, it’s a matter of minutes before someone figures out how to use it for sex. So it was with the iPhone. While out-and-out pornography is forbidden by the iPhone App Store, there’s plenty of, shall we say, wiggle room for other sexy apps. Here are some of the wildest sex apps that got into the App Store. Try them out for fun, for laughs, or to see if they can reverse erectile dysfunction.

1) Tight Body Perky Boobs

Pretty much the ultimate “does what it says on the tin” app. It’s a collection of photos of girls with, yes, tight bodies and perky boobs. Study ’em, trade ’em, use ’em for wallpaper, print ’em out and roll around on ’em, whatever.

2) Adult Tennis Boobs

If white dresses, tied-back hair, and sun visors get you hot, this is the app for you. Features cleavage shots of your Sharapovas and your Kournikovas and your Wozniackis doing what they do best.

3) Passion

Did you know your iPhone can rate your sexual skills? Start this app up just before you begin the act and lay it on the bed. The iPhone will provide a critique of your performance and stamina based on the amount of noise and vibration it detects.

4) Video Strip Poker

Win poker hands against your iPhone and be treated to the sight of a hot girl removing her clothes bit by bit, although of course she can’t get completely naked.

5) iJiggles Your Mom

No, your mom is probably not in this collection of sexy photos you can make jiggle hypnotically by shaking the phone. You can even adjust the boobs’ springiness and size for your perfect jiggling experience.

6) Puff

For the upskirt lovers among us. Blow into the phone’s mic and watch a cute girl’s skirt fly up.

7) MyVibe

If you’re too cheap to buy a real vibrator, MyVibe allows you to use the iPhone’s vibrate setting for … personal amusement.

8) Russian Brides Gallery

Not a real Russian brides site. If that’s what you want, just check your spam folder. This is a collection of pics of sexy Russian and Ukrainian girls with details on each. It’s even educational — you can find where they live on Google Maps.

9) Strip Simon

A strip version of the sequence-matching game we all played as kids.

10) SlideHer

Another sexified version of a classic game, this time the one where you slide squares around a frame to get them into the right sequence, and in this case reveal a sexy photo.

11) Nude It

If you’re a certain age, you remember those X-Ray Specs that never worked. This is the 21st century version. Use the iPhone camera to scan someone and this app will superimpose a seminude body over them.

12) Dirty Fingers

Touch your screen, leaving “fingerprints,” and then watch a cute girl come out to wipe them away from inside the phone.

13) Sex Drive

This app produces a special tone that supposedly will supercharge your sex drive if you listen to it for 10-15 minutes. Still safer than most herbal supplements.

14) Pocket Girlfriend

This video girlfriend will show off for you, send you affectionate messages, and never get upset if you forget her birthday.

15) Truth or Dare

The iPhone version of the classic party game, with sexy questions and dares to try out on your friends.

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Five Tips for DIY Home Theatre Installation

A home theatre is the ideal addition to any man cave. In true man cave fashion, however, the finished product isn’t quite as rewarding unless you do it yourself. In most homes, this can mean a fair amount investment, carpentry and electrical wiring. If that sounds complicated to you, join the club.

Home theatre installation is not for the weak-willed. There are several tips, however, that will improve your chances of success. Take these five pointers to heart, and you’ll be enjoying the fruits of your labor in no time – on a 72″ screen with surround sound! Continue reading…

How to Save Money on Tickets to Major Sporting Events

Professional sports in the U.S. are big ticket items. Any fan who has tried to score a last minute pair of seats to an MLB playoff game or any NFL game knows how hard – and expensive – it can be. That doesn’t stop us from trying.

Next time your favorite team has a big game approaching, don’t be one of those chumps shelling out a small fortune for nosebleed seats. You don’t need to be a hedge fund manager to attend the big game – you just have to be savvy. Try these time-tested strategies for saving money on tickets to major sporting events.

In a perfect world, you would have time to plan ahead. To some extent, proper prior planning can be your best defense against inflated ticket prices. In the case of the NFL, for example, full season schedules are posted months ahead of the season opener. There are NFL tickets on sale now for dates all the way through January. You can find that big game that fits into your schedule well ahead of time and snatch a hot deal right off the rack.

Once the date begins to creep up on you, don’t get antsy and jump at a raw deal. I know you don’t want to miss that big game, but have a little faith. Right before game day, the ticket prices online will begin to drop precipitously. This happens because scalpers get nervous about moving all of their stubs. A ticket to a sporting event is unlike other investments. That ticket is only valuable before the event actually happens. Once game day passes, unsold tickets are dead weight loss.

If you can hold out until the day before or the day of event, most scalpers will reduce their ticket prices to face or below-face value. For scalpers, any money is better than no money. Rather than eat the loss, most scalpers will behave like any intelligent businessman and hold a fire sale.

Baseball stadiums famously offer “bleacher seat” deals at attractive rates to serve their fans on a budget. The bleachers are generally located at the back of the outfield and offer a great view of the game. It’s where all the real fans sit.

What about out-of-town games? Just because your team is playing in another time zone, doesn’t mean you’re going to miss the big game. You can find amazing ticket and travel packages if you’re willing to book with groups of fans. There are several organizations that exist solely to bring a fan presence to away games throughout the year. If you buy a travel package you generally get plane tickets, hotel rooms, shuttle rides to the stadium, great seats and some kind of VIP tailgate party. It’s a premium value at a reasonable price.

The Big Blue Road Crew is one of those businesses. They organize trips to New York Giants’ road games at very reasonable prices. You can likely find a similar business serving fans of your favorite team.

How to Save Money at the Movie Theater

Going to see the movies in a theater is something of a luxury these days, what with many families hit hard by the recession and budgetary extras like entertainment often the first to get the axe when it comes time to tighten the belt. When you add on top of that the rising costs of every aspect of the movie-going experience (including tickets, parking, and concessions) it’s easy to see how the film industry is losing money on big-budget blockbusters that would have earned a lot more even a few short years ago. And then, of course, there is the latest trend to contend with: movies that aren’t expected to do well are released for on-demand viewing on the day of theatrical release (or even before they’re slated to hit theaters). But if you happen to be in favor of the traditional viewing experience, whereby strangers gather in a dark theater to view a motion picture in all of its big-screen glory, then perhaps you’re looking for ways to save some scratch and still see the latest flicks in the theater. Here are just a few tips that will give you the experience for less. Continue reading…