The winner of the Seiki TV Survey Giveway

Seiki TV Giveaway

July 16th, 2014 by

Congratulations to Lisa from Castle Hill in Sydney for being the winner of the Seiki LED TV and HDMI cable set in our recent survey competition! To everyone else that entered, thank you very much for your time and effort; it means a lot to us and goes a long way towards helping to improve the experience we provide for you. A big thank you also to Seiki ... Read more

The impending death of Plasma TV – what it means for you

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July 15th, 2014 by

One of the world’s largest AV manufacturers, Samsung, recently announced that it will be ending its production of Plasma TVs this year. Inside a Plasma TV (source: CNET) Combined with Panasonic’s withdrawal from the Plasma market in 2013, many AV industry insiders are forecasting the imminent demise of Plasma as a TV format. This has caused some concern among videophiles, for Plasma has always been recognised as a reliable ... Read more

LG webOS – the simpler way to watch Smart TV

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July 8th, 2014 by

Smart TVs are pretty great, aren't they?  It's a shame that people so often miss out on experiencing all the benefits offered by their Smart TV, either because the TV is too complex to set up properly, or because accessing the Smart content is too much of a hassle. Enter LG, and its new series of Smart TVs with webOS, the easy-to-use TV operating system that makes ... Read more

On the floor at CES 2014


January 13th, 2014 by

As part of our ongoing mission to remain ahead of the curve when it comes to the latest developments in technology, we've once again dispatched representatives to Las Vegas, Nevada, USA for the annual Consumer Electronics Show (CES), where the latest and greatest in gadgets go on display to strut their digital stuff. Giving us a little glimpse into 2014's technological future, our AV guru Jamie Dickson ... Read more

Five more forgotten formats

8-track tape

July 11th, 2013 by

The world of technology is an evolving, ever-changing one, which is great if you become an early adopter of what becomes the Next Big Thing, but not so great if you find yourself on the losing side of a format war. After our last look at five media formats that have been lost to the annals of history, here are five more for your perusal: Music boxes The delivery ... Read more

Samsung buys Boxee

Boxee Box

July 5th, 2013 by

Media-streaming technology developer Boxee has reportedly joined the family of technology juggernaut, Samsung. It is understood that Boxee had been on the hunt for funding for a while now, before offering itself up for sale to the right backer, which led to its purchase for approximately $30 million. By joining with Samsung, Boxee should be able to benefit from additional support in the further development of PVRs and ... Read more

How to make your home theatre more like the movies

grauman chinese theatre

June 28th, 2013 by

I like the experience of going out to the movies, but it’s far from the simplest or most cost-effective way to enjoy entertainment.  After all, if all I wanted to do was watch something cool, why would I travel through potentially awful winter weather so I can stand in a long line and pay big bucks for the privilege of sharing space with a bunch of ... Read more

Top ten vintage TV ads


June 18th, 2013 by

Back in the olden days, the days before Big Brown Box, when the Internet was just a twinkle in Al Gore's eye (yes, he didn't actually invent the Internet, but it's funnier to imagine he did), televisions and other electronic entertainment equipment was primarily marketed through print ads. It's interesting to look back on these vintage TV ads through our modern eyes and pick up on the ... Read more

How to enjoy the Xbox One’s functionality today

xbox one

May 28th, 2013 by

Last week, Microsoft officially announced its latest gaming console, the Xbox One – which is, somewhat confusingly, the third Xbox to hit the market, after the original Xbox and the Xbox 360 (which early in its development, was known as the Xbox 2, just to confuse matters). It looks a little bit like an old VCR In addition to its improved gaming specs, the Xbox One is making ... Read more

Scam website alert:

Do NOT trust!

May 24th, 2013 by

Dear customers, This morning we became aware of a scam site that is using the credentials of Big Brown Box: Please DO NOT give this website your credit card details. This is a SCAM website and they are phishing for the credit information of Big Brown Box customers. is NOT part of the Winning Group of companies – Big Brown Box and Appliances Online are not associated with ... Read more