After cooking the inaugural meal in your brand-new convection oven, you notice that your food is burned or overcooked. Confused, you check the instructions, but can’t figure out where you went wrong. Take a deep breath, you just need to tweak your recipes a little.
Both regular (conventional) and convection ovens use burners to heat the air inside the oven and transfer the heat to the food. In a regular oven, the air is stationary, which can result in burnt food on the bottom rack (where the heating element is) and overcooked food on the top rack (because heat rises). A convection oven uses a fan to circulate the air throughout the oven. This allows for faster, more even cooking. It also means that your recipe has to be adjusted.
A good rule of thumb is to remember the number “25.” You either need to reduce the temperature in your convection oven by 25 degrees, or decrease the cooking time by 25 percent.
Here are some other tips for convection cooking:
What are your tips for cooking with a convection oven?
If you’re hosting a party for the big game this weekend, you’ve probably got the snacks and guest list planned out. But have you given thought to whether your HDTV and home theater system are prepared to show the game to the best of its ability? Here are a few things you can do at little to no cost to improve your TV-viewing experience.
3D movies are popular in theaters, but 3D TVs for the home haven’t caught on as fast as they were expected to, in part due to the many rumors and misconceptions surrounding the technology.
Not all of these rumors are true though. Here are some popular myths about HDTV:
3D films have existed in some form since 1915, but they didn’t become prominent until the 1950s. 3D TVs for the home have been around for a few years—Mitsubishi has had 3D-enabled DLP televisions on the market since 2007.
This myth is both true and false, depending on how you look at it. 3D glasses only need to be worn when viewing 3D programming or when gaming in 3D. When watching 2D content, glasses are not needed.
At the other end of the spectrum, another myth is that glasses will not be necessary with new 3D TVs. At this point in time, almost every 3D model on the market requires glasses to view 3D content. Although there are a few LCD monitors that make it possible to view content without glasses, they require that you to stand directly in front of the TV with little to no movement. The technology for glasses-free 3D TVs is coming, but it’s still relatively far away for consumers.
This myth is not true. Many of the 3D television models out there are capable of converting 2D content to 3D, which makes programming virtually unlimited. For content that doesn’t rely on 3D conversion, there are 3D Blu-ray films, which provide some of the best 3D content out there, streaming services like Netflix and Amazon Instant, Direct TV, Dish Network, and content available through cable providers like ESPN 3D.
3D technology is coming down in price. It might seem like 3D TVs are expensive because the feature is included on many high-end TVs, but not on many low-end models. In reality, it’s just another feature, like higher resolution. Compare the LG 55LM6700 to the Samsung UN55EH6000—there is a $200 price difference (but the LG model shown comes with 6 pairs of 3D glasses, which evens it out).
There are several types of 3D glasses, including: anaglyph 3D glasses, linear polarized glasses, and circular polarized glasses. There are also 3D shutter glasses, which require a power source. The type of glasses needed depends on the TV. To know which type of 3D glasses you need, check the TV’s owner manual.
The 3D effect is created by a pair of 2D images spaced to simulate the distance between the right and left eyes. This means that using just one of the two image screens can create a regular 2D print or transfer.
6 Myths About 3D TVs
6 Myths About 3D TVs (Popular Science)
With Christmas and New Year’s just around the corner, last-minute holiday shoppers are scrambling to find the perfect gift for everyone on their list. Electronics and small appliances make great gifts for everyone in your life.
Between smart phones, tablets, and MP3 players, headphones and portable speakers are an essential for pretty much anyone.
Whether someone on your list is addicted to soap operas, sports, or reality TV, a brand-new television or television accessory makes a great gift for a variety of people.
If someone in your life loves food, a small kitchen appliance can make a unique and thoughtful gift.
Which electronics are on your wish list this holiday season?
So you just picked up your first HDTV, what do you do? Continue reading to for a “to-do list” for your new HDTV.
We get many phone calls regarding issues with brand new televisions, right out of the box. We highly recommend taking these few steps to get the most out of your TV once you power it on for the first time.
There are a couple free/low cost options for calibrating your set besides just “eye balling” it:
Following these simple steps will ensure that you are started on the right path to enjoy the true potential of your new HDTV. Has your TV been calibrated? Dont forget, if you have any questions feel free to contact us below or at 888.669.1030.
Modern television technology is made possible by decades of research. Explore how the biggest names in HDTVs got their start through notable advancements in consumer electronics.
Don’t settle for substandard video and audio quality. Visit our website or a Paul’s TV store to see what the biggest names in high-end television have to offer!
Wireless technology allows homeowners to play music across the home without a cumbersome network of wires. This Sonos demonstration video shows how easy it is to remotely fill the home with your favorite songs.
Sonos systems use zone speakers and wireless equalizers to broadcast songs in multiple rooms. An intuitive controller interface makes it easy to change soundtracks in one or several rooms with a slide of the finger. Mac- and PC-friendly software allows laptops and iPhones to become extra Sonos controllers.
For years, Paul’s TV has been the leader in big-screen televisions and surround-sound speakers. To learn more about wireless speaker systems and more, browse our website or give us a call at (888) 669-1030.
Employing the right consumer electronics is vital when trying to recreate the cinema experience. You’ll need to weigh convenience and price against picture and sound quality when perusing your own home theater options.
Come to Paul’s TV for the most complete inventory of home theater components. We specialize in providing the highest standard of professionalism and speedy shipping, and with locations in 7 states, we are here to help you find your dream system. Call (888) 669-1030 for more information.
Are you looking to update the audio system in your home? If so, then consider a multi-room audio system for its ease of use and sophisticated technology that’s sure to meet your entertainment needs.
Single-Source and Multi-source SystemsThe first thing to determine when selecting a multi-room audio system is choosing between single- and multi-source technologies. A single-source audio system allows you to hear the same song or audio playback in every room of your home. A multi-source system, however, allows you to listen to a different song in one room while your kids watch a movie in the living room. Typically, the larger your entertainment area is, the more you can benefit from a multi-source audio system.
Audio ControlsThe controls for your multi-room audio system are another option that offers great variety. A popular option among consumer is mounted keypads and volume controls on the walls. This technology allows you to set the volume as you enter or exit any room. Another great choice for audio controls is downloading an application on your iPod, iPhone, or Android device. Before purchasing a multi-room audio system for your home, be sure to check if there’s an application for your particular audio system brand and mobile electronics device.
Wireless OptionsFor consumers who don’t want a tangled messed of electronics spanning across the rooms, the ability to go wireless is now a very real possibility. While wires tend to be more reliable for audio feedback and offer a more consistent connection between your source and the television and speakers, wireless technologies have come a long way and rid your home of unsightly cords. Additionally, wire installation comes at a higher cost, especially in older homes and apartments.
ConvenienceOne of the most notable benefits of installing a multi-room audio system in your home is convenience. Multi-room audio systems are easy to use, especially when you purchase your equipment from a quality electronics company with associates who can thoroughly explain the function to you.
If you’re ready to make an audio electronics purchase for your home, then call the experts at Paul’s TV. Come browse our multi-room audio system inventory online or at one of our convenient locations, or call us today at (888) 669-1030 for more information about our products.
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