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Polk Hampden Desktop Speaker Reviewed

Polk Hampden Desktop Speaker Reviewed

Overall Rating
4 Stars

By Sean Killebrew | Oct 29, 2014

 

Sean Killebrew checks out Polk's new desktop audio speaker, the Hampden. This powered two-way speaker combines a gorgeous design with desirable connection options like Bluetooth (with aptX) and direct USB.

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.

Panasonic TC-55AS650U LED/LCD TV Reviewed

Panasonic TC-55AS650U LED/LCD TV Reviewed

Overall Rating
4 Stars

By Adrienne Maxwell | Oct 20, 2014

 

Now that Panasonic has exited the plasma TV business, the company is focused on upping its game in the LED/LCD department. How does the new TC-55AS650U LED/LCD measure up? Adrienne Maxwell finds out.

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...

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Amazon Announces $39 Fire TV Stick

By HomeTheaterReview.com 11/01/2014

Amazon has introduced a $39 version of its Fire TV streaming media player. The small Fire TV Stick plugs directly into your TV's HDMI port and is clearly designed to compete with Google's Chromecast. All the details are provided below....

LG Officially Ends Plasma Production

By HomeTheaterReview.com 10/31/2014

We knew it was coming. LG has officially announced that it will shut down its plasma production factory by the end of November. Samsung and Panasonic already pulled the plug on their plasma production, leaving LG as the last major...

Aereo Loses Another Court Battle

By HomeTheaterReview.com 10/30/2014

Reuters recently reported that a New York federal judge dealt another setback to Aereo, denying the company's request to operate like a cable operator and transmit live TV broadcasts. Since the Supreme Court ruled that the Aereo service was in...

Artison Launches Kickstarter Campaign for RCC Nano 1 Subwoofer

By HomeTheaterReview.com 10/29/2014

Artison has launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise funds to complete development of the minuscule RCC Nano 1 subwoofer that the company showed off back at CEDIA. The Kickstarter campaign is now active, and contributors have an opportunity to win...

Apple Sees Decline in iTunes Music Sales

By HomeTheaterReview.com 10/28/2014

The Wall Street Journal is reporting that digital music sales through the iTunes Store have fallen 13 to 14 percent worldwide this year, compared with only a 2.1 percent decline last year. As more people subscribe to subscription-based music streaming...

Time Warner Cable Introduces Six-Tuner DVR to Some Markets

By HomeTheaterReview.com 10/27/2014

To keep pace with its competition in two major markets, Time Warner Cable will roll out a six-tuner, whole-house DVR in Los Angeles and New York City. The Arris DCX3600 has one terabyte of storage and can be combined with...

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