Should You Open A Stereo Store?
It's a crazy question, isn't it: should you (or someone you know) open a stereo store? It's no breaking news story that the traditional stereo store has been vanishing from the mainstream retail landscape, but is the business model totally... Read More
CEDIA 2014 Show Report and Photo Slideshow
Adrienne Maxwell discusses the major themes of CEDIA 2014 and provides details on some of the hottest new products on display. Read More
Four Reasons Why Ultra HD Is Becoming More Relevant to Consumers
There are plenty of Ultra HD TVs to buy right now, but the lack of content keeps a lot of shoppers on the sidelines. Jerry Del Colliano highlights some recent announcements that show Ultra HD is headed in the right direction. Read More
Do You Need to Love Music to Be a True Audiophile?
What does it mean to be an audiophile? Do you need to be passionate about music (or movies), or can it be all about the sound reproduction itself? Our writers weigh in. Read More
Will Blu-ray Discs Be the Real Casualty in Amazon's Current War?
As leverage in current negotiations with companies like Disney and Warner Brothers, Amazon has chosen to prevent pre-order sales on big-name Blu-ray releases. Will this affect current disc sales and the future of physical media? Read More
The Incredible Shrinking Release Date
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. Read More
Do Premium HDMI Cables Really Matter?
Jerry Del Colliano poses a question that has inspired much debate in AV circles: do premium HDMI cables matter? See what some big names in the industry have to say on the subject. Read More
Why Don't You Go to the Movies Anymore?
A few weeks ago, I asked our HomeTheaterEquipment.com forum members a simple question: when was the last time you went out to a movie theater? I expected some answers dating back to the invention of the Kinetoscope, but even I... Read More
How Well Does Ultra HD Work On Netflix?
Ultra HD has officially arrived on Netflix. Okay, technically Netflix has been streaming Ultra HD content since early April; but, to find that content, you already had to know what you were looking for and navigate directly to it. Well,... Read More
Dolby Atmos at Home: The Known Knowns and the Known Unknowns
Last month, a number of hardware manufacturers officially lifted the lid off of the AV industry's worst-kept secret: Dolby Atmos was finally coming home. In some form or another, at least. New AV receivers and surround processors from Pioneer, Onkyo,... Read More
Is Your Ultra HD TV REALLY an Ultra HD TV?
Just because your TV has a 3,840 x 2,160 resolution does not officially make it an Ultra HD TV, at least not according to the Consumer Electronics Association, which recently updated and expanded its list of core characteristics that a... Read More