Every dude deserves a man cave. Sure, the bedroom is where the proverbial "magic" happens, but you still need a space where you can be your man-nest—or, at the very least, a spot where you can plonk your ass down and just stare at a TV.
So, if you're not in the middle of Oplan Tipid Sweldo and you're up for a little splurge, maybe it's high time you pimp your man cave a little, particularly its visual entertainment devices. Throw that ancient CRT out of the house. It's time for some critical couch-potato upgrades!
GET A NEW TV!
Consider: Samsung's Curved HU9000 UHD TV
Cobbled like a parenthesis to give you picture depth and a different kind of 3D-viewing experience. If the HU9000’s “immersive features” don’t impress, then the 55-/65-/78- inch screen that lets you watch two things at once in split screen, among other fancy tricks, should.
Score for: Starts at P300,000, via Samsung stores and retailers around the metro
GET A MULTIMEDIA PLAYER!
Consider: The Apple TV (third gen)
Sure, you still can’t attach an external HDD to this third generation update like other media players, but it will play YouTube, iTunes, and other streaming content via a quick HDMI plug. AirPlay also lets you beam videos from or mirror your other iOS devices, letting you play smartphone games or view phone photos and videos on a much bigger screen.
Score for: P4,990, via the Philippine Apple Store (free shipping)
GET A PROJECTOR!
Consider: Epson's Powerlite Home Cinema 710 HD 3LCD Projector
Stretches up to 318 inches/26.5 feet of projection on your wall at an unbroken 300 lumens of color brightness and 720p HD resolution, indoor or out—which should explain why it costs as much as most high-end boob tubes. Just hook up any HDMI, USB, and even RCA pluggable device, and you have yourself a big-ass screen.
Score for: P39,310, via Galleon.ph