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Simaudio Moon Neo 260D CD Transport/DAC Reviewed

Simaudio Moon Neo 260D CD Transport/DAC Reviewed

Overall Rating
4.5 Stars

By Terry London | Aug 27, 2014

 

For over three decades, Canada-based Simaudio has been designing and manufacturing very well-built and high-performing electronics. Over the years, I have heard many Simaudio pieces at various CES events and in friends' stereo systems. However, I have never had a...

DVDO AVLab TPG 4K Test Pattern Generator Reviewed

DVDO AVLab TPG 4K Test Pattern Generator Reviewed

Overall Rating
4.5 Stars

By Adrienne Maxwell | Aug 20, 2014

 

DVDO's AVLab TPG 4K test pattern generator is a great tool for the forward-looking calibrator who values convenience and portability.

Marantz NA-11S1 Network Audio Player and DAC Reviewed

Marantz NA-11S1 Network Audio Player and DAC Reviewed

Overall Rating
4.5 Stars

By Brian Kahn | Aug 18, 2014

 

Brian Kahn explores Marantz's NA-11S1, a well-built, well-featured network audio player and DAC that resides in the company's Reference Series lineup.

Visual Apex ProjectoScreen144HD Portable Screen Reviewed

Visual Apex ProjectoScreen144HD Portable Screen Reviewed

Overall Rating
4.5 Stars

By Adrienne Maxwell | Aug 15, 2014

 

Want to put together a great outdoor theater for your end-of-summer BBQ? Visual Apex's ProjectoScreen144HD is a good-quality portable screen sold for a great price.

Visual Apex ProjectoScreen120HD Portable Screen Reviewed

Visual Apex ProjectoScreen120HD Portable Screen Reviewed

Overall Rating
4.5 Stars

By Adrienne Maxwell | Aug 13, 2014

 

If you're looking for an easy, cost-effective way to bring big-screen theater to the great outdoors, Visual Apex's ProjectoScreen line of portable screens gets it right.

Onkyo TX-NR636 7.2-Channel Network A/V Receiver

Onkyo TX-NR636 7.2-Channel Network A/V Receiver

Overall Rating
4.5 Stars

By Dennis Burger | Aug 11, 2014

 

Onkyo's $700 TX-NR636 is a forward-looking AV receiver that's loaded with features, including HDMI 2.0 and HDCP 2.2. How does it perform? Dennis Burger finds out.

IOGEAR GWHDMS52 Wireless 5x2 HD Matrix Switcher Reviewed

IOGEAR GWHDMS52 Wireless 5x2 HD Matrix Switcher Reviewed

Overall Rating
4.5 Stars

By Brian Kahn | Aug 6, 2014

 

I have been searching for a wireless HDMI transmitter for our den for quite a while. Some of the units I've auditioned have worked fairly well; others were virtually unwatchable -- but all had one thing in common: none would...

ATC SCM7 MkIII Bookshelf Speaker Review

ATC SCM7 MkIII Bookshelf Speaker Review

Overall Rating
4.5 Stars

By Steven Stone | Aug 4, 2014

 

ATC is back with a gorgeous speaker that is at home in a recording studio but might just find its way into your home with its solid build quality and beamingly accurate sound.

Wyred 4 Sound mPRE Stereo Preamp/DAC Reviewed

Wyred 4 Sound mPRE Stereo Preamp/DAC Reviewed

Overall Rating
4.5 Stars

By Steven Stone | Jul 30, 2014

 

Back in January, I reviewed Wyred 4 Sound's excellent mAMP. To form a complete system, power amplifiers like the mAMP need to be tethered to a preamp. Enter the companion model, Wyred 4 Sound's mPRE stereo preamp, which not only...

JVC DLA-X500R D-ILA Projector Reviewed

JVC DLA-X500R D-ILA Projector Reviewed

Overall Rating
4.5 Stars

By Adrienne Maxwell | Jul 28, 2014

 

You've heard me and plenty of other reviewers say it: so far, the benefits of 4K/Ultra HD have been difficult to discern in the TV realm, where affordable screen sizes just aren't large enough to see an obvious step up...

Oppo PM-1 Over-the-Ear Planar Headphones Reviewed

Oppo PM-1 Over-the-Ear Planar Headphones Reviewed

Overall Rating
4.5 Stars

By Steven Stone | Jul 23, 2014

 

Up to now, Oppo hasn't been a brand that is usually associated with personal and two-channel audio. Oppo made its name in video with market-leading DVD players and then universal disc players. However, just as man cannot live by bread...

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DISH Anywhere App Gets New Interface & New Features

By HomeTheaterReview.com 08/28/2014

DISH Network has launched a newly redesigned interface for its popular DISH Anywhere app that allows you to access your live TV feed and DVR recordings via an iPad, Android, or Kindle tablet. The new interface is more image-driven and...

QMotion Introduces Narrow Battery-Operated Roller Shade

By HomeTheaterReview.com 08/27/2014

Looking for an easy-to-install, battery-powered roller shade for a narrow window? QMotion has introduced what it calls the "world's narrowest" battery-operated roller shade, in the form of the new QAdvanced shade that can fit in a window opening as wide...

WiSA Membership Grows By 50 Percent

By HomeTheaterReview.com 08/26/2014

The Wireless Speaker & Audio Association (WiSA) is experiencing good growth. The group's mission is to advance the adoption of wireless high-resolution, multichannel audio, and we first highlighted those efforts back in February in our story Will the Wireless Home...

Samsung and LG Crowned Kings at Annual Value Electronics TV Face Off

By HomeTheaterReview.com 08/25/2014

Value Electronics in Scarsdale, New York, recently conducted its annual TV face off, inviting videophiles, calibrators, and general consumers to compare a variety of flat-panel TVs and choose a favorite. This year's roundup included both 1080p and Ultra HD models...

Live TV Viewing Still Strong Among Adults, Nielsen Says

By HomeTheaterReview.com 08/24/2014

In a recent report, Nielsen provided a breakdown of live-TV viewing versus time-shifted viewing in different TV markets around the country. The overall findings show that live TV still outpaces time-shifted content in every market among adults ages 25 to...

DirecTV to Offer 4K VOD By Year's End

By HomeTheaterReview.com 08/23/2014

FierceCable reports that DirecTV will be ready to offer 4K video-on-demand by the end of this year and live 4K programming by no later than 2016, based on recent comments made to investors by CEO Mike White during the Q2...

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