Featured Home Theater Reviews
RBH has redesigned its popular CT Series sub/sat system. Dennis Burger puts the new CTx speakers and subwoofer through their paces and comes away highly impressed.
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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...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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.
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...
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...
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...
Remember when you had to wait a year for a home video release? Today, release windows have shrunk to almost no time at all, and Brandon Eberhart wonders if this is good or bad for the movie industry.
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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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