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Panasonic Life+Screen Web Platform (2014) Reviewed

Panasonic Life+Screen Web Platform (2014) Reviewed

Overall Rating
4 Stars

By Adrienne Maxwell | Oct 22, 2014

 

Panasonic has completely re-imagined its smart TV platform for 2014. Adrienne Maxwell explores the new Life+Screen experience, which puts a strong emphasis on personalization and customization.

Pioneer SW-8MK2 Subwoofer Reviewed

Pioneer SW-8MK2 Subwoofer Reviewed

Overall Rating
5 Stars

By Terry London | Oct 15, 2014

 

Terry London examines the SW-8MK2 subwoofer from Pioneer and is absolutely blown away by the level of performance that this $160 eight-inch, 100-watt subwoofer can deliver.

Peachtree Audio nova220SE Integrated Amplifier Reviewed

Peachtree Audio nova220SE Integrated Amplifier Reviewed

Overall Rating
5 Stars

By Dennis Burger | Oct 13, 2014

 

Dennis Burger takes a look at the nova220SE from Peachtree Audio. This $1,999 integrated stereo amplifier has everything the audio lover needs, including a 24/192 USB DAC, in a beautifully built cabinet.

Genelec G Four Active Bookshelf Speaker Reviewed

Genelec G Four Active Bookshelf Speaker Reviewed

Overall Rating
4.5 Stars

By Greg Handy | Oct 8, 2014

 

Greg Handy is a fan of the active speaker approach, and the new Genelec G Four bookshelf speakers did not disappoint him. Find out why these small active monitors made just a big impression.

Bryston Middle T Floorstanding Speaker Reviewed

Bryston Middle T Floorstanding Speaker Reviewed

Overall Rating
4.5 Stars

By Brent Butterworth | Oct 6, 2014

 

Bryston is taking a bit of a risk moving into the speaker market, but Brent Butterworth finds that risk has definitely paid off with the new Middle T tower speakers.

Sophia Electric Magik Box Reviewed

Sophia Electric Magik Box Reviewed

Overall Rating
4 Stars

By Terry London | Oct 1, 2014

 

If you're looking to add some of the sonic benefits of tubes to your solid-state system, Terry London thinks you'll be very happy with what the Sophia Electric Magik Box can do in your system.

LG PF85U DLP Projector Reviewed

LG PF85U DLP Projector Reviewed

Overall Rating
3.5 Stars

By Adrienne Maxwell | Sep 29, 2014

 

With the PF85U DLP projector, LG brings the smart TV experience to the front-projection realm, offering an internal tuner, an integrated speaker, built-in WiFi, and the full LG Smart TV platform. But how does it perform?

Actiontec MyWirelessTV Wireless HDMI Kit Reviewed

Actiontec MyWirelessTV Wireless HDMI Kit Reviewed

Overall Rating
4 Stars

By Adrienne Maxwell | Sep 24, 2014

 

Choosing the right wireless-HDMI product can be a daunting task, as there are several different standards that suit different needs. In her search for a reliable wholehouse solution, Adrienne Maxwell found the Actiontec MyWirelessTV kit.

Aerial Acoustics 6T Floorstanding Loudspeaker Reviewed

Aerial Acoustics 6T Floorstanding Loudspeaker Reviewed

Overall Rating
4.5 Stars

By Terry London | Sep 17, 2014

 

A little more than two years ago, I reviewed the superlative Aerial Acoustics 7T loudspeaker and was informed by the owner and designer, Mike Kelly, that the model 7T was the start of a new generation of speaker design regarding...

Paradigm Millenia CT 2 Speaker System Reviewed

Paradigm Millenia CT 2 Speaker System Reviewed

Overall Rating
4 Stars

By Sean Killebrew | Sep 15, 2014

 

If you're looking for a true plug-and-play 2.1-channel system that looks and sounds great, the $899 Millenia CT 2 from Paradigm certainly fits the bill.

Astell & Kern AK240 Hi-Res Music Player Reviewed

Astell & Kern AK240 Hi-Res Music Player Reviewed

Overall Rating
4 Stars

By Steven Stone | Sep 10, 2014

 

The Astell & Kern AK240 is the most expensive portable music player on the market; but, as Steven Stone discovers, its performance and features make a strong case for that $2,495 asking price.

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Epson Expands Image Quality Capabilities with New Firmware Update

By HomeTheaterReview.com 10/23/2014

Many of Epson's 2014 projectors employ the company's new Detail Enhancement technology that is designed to complement the Super Resolution technology to further improve image clarity and sharpness. Now Epson is making Detail Enhancement available to older models, including the...

Bowers & Wilkins Launches T7 Wireless Speaker

By HomeTheaterReview.com 10/22/2014

This month, Bowers & Wilkins will launch a new portable Bluetooth speaker, the T7. The compact, rechargeable T7 features dual two-inch drive units, dual bass radiators, Bluetooth with aptX, and the company's Micro Matrix internal bracing. The T7 will sell...

Denon Reveals Auro-3D Upgrade Offer for Premium AV Receivers

By HomeTheaterReview.com 10/20/2014

Denon has announced that owners of the AVR-5200W and AVR-X4100W receivers will be able to purchase a firmware update to add Auro-3D. Like Dolby Atmos, Auro-3D adds a height element to the surround presentation to create a more immersive experience....

Sony's Pay-TV Service to Cost $80/Month

By HomeTheaterReview.com 10/19/2014

Sony's upcoming pay-TV service won't be the low-priced option that the company had hoped, according to this story from FierceCable. Like so many other companies that are trying to offer lower-priced TV packages that give customers the channels they want...

Polk Adds MagniFi to Soundbar Line

By HomeTheaterReview.com 10/18/2014

Polk has introduced a new active soundbar, the $499.95 MagniFi. This soundbar features Polk's new VoiceAdjust Technology designed to optimize dialogue clarity regardless of where you sit in the room, as well as its Full Complement Bass Drive Technology. The...

HBO to Offer Over-the-Top Service in 2015

By HomeTheaterReview.com 10/17/2014

Huffington Post, the Los Angeles Times, and other outlets are reporting that, next year, HBO will finally offer an over-the-top version of its service, meaning that people who do not subscribe to a cable/satellite package will be able to subscribe...

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