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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.

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...

Cambridge Audio Minx Xi Streaming Music Player Reviewed

Cambridge Audio Minx Xi Streaming Music Player Reviewed

Overall Rating
4 Stars

By Steven Stone | Jul 21, 2014

 

Streaming music is the next big thing in audio, according to many industry insiders, but the sound quality of streaming audio can vary from not even worthy as background music to so good that it drags you in from another...

Logitech Harmony Smart Keyboard Universal Remote Control Reviewed

Logitech Harmony Smart Keyboard Universal Remote Control Reviewed

Overall Rating
3.5 Stars

By Adrienne Maxwell | Jul 16, 2014

 

I've always been a fan of Harmony's universal remotes, mostly because I've appreciated the simplicity of the company's Web-based setup wizard that intuitively walks you through the process of adding devices and programming activities like Watch TV, Watch a...

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Pakedge Donates $200,000 in Gear to Help Train Network Techs

By HomeTheaterReview.com 08/20/2014

Networking skills have become vital to our industry. Pakedge Device & Software, a company that specializes in enterprise-level networking products, recently donated $200,000 in networking hardware to Orange Coast College in California to help the next generation of network technicians...

Jamo Introduces New Concert Series Loudspeakers

By HomeTheaterReview.com 08/19/2014

Jamo has introduced the second-generation Concert Series speaker lineup, which consists of the high-end C 10 models and step-down C 9 models. In all, the Concert Series includes 10 new speakers: three tower speakers, three bookshelf models, two center channels,...

Onkyo Unveils Atmos Home-Theater-in-a-Box

By HomeTheaterReview.com 08/18/2014

We've seen a lot of announcements lately about upcoming Dolby Atmos-enabled AV receivers. Now Onkyo has announced its first Dolby Atmos home-theater-in-a-box and Atmos-ready speakers (amongst other new product announcements). These lower-priced options may be perfect for those who are...

Netflix Has 50 Million Subscribers

By HomeTheaterReview.com 08/17/2014

Reaffirming its dominance in the streaming-media space, Netflix recently announced that it surpassed 50 million subscribers and pulled in $1.14 billion in the second quarter of 2014. From Multichannel NewsDespite a recent price increase for new subscribers and the addition...

4K Prices Are Falling Fast

By HomeTheaterReview.com 08/16/2014

4K TV prices are falling quickly, which should help speed up the adoption rate, according to Business Insider. Prices have already dropped 89 percent since 2012, with the lowest average prices being in China. From Business Insider4K TV adoption will...

LG Introduces New 55-Inch OLED TV

By HomeTheaterReview.com 08/15/2014

Despite sluggsh sales and production challenges, LG remains committed to OLED TVs, at least for now. The company has officially introduced its newest and lowest-priced model, the 55-inch, 1080p 55EC9300, which carries a suggested retail price of $3,499 and will...

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