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Feature News Stories

HomeTheaterReview.com is famous for their insightful home theater, consumer electronics and AV industry Featured News Stories. No other specialty AV publication offers such insights into the consumer electronics industry than HTR and these articles written by the likes of Jerry Del Colliano, Adrienne Maxwell, Andrew Robinson and others are as good as it gets when it comes to taking a hard look at the future of the hobby, passion and business known as audiophilia, consumer electronics and home theater.

Where Have All the Really Big 1080p TVs Gone?

Where Have All the Really Big 1080p TVs Gone?

By Adrienne Maxwell

 

Looking for an affordably priced ultra-big-screen 1080p TV? The options are dwindling, but we're here to help. Read More

 
What Disney/Pixar Blu-ray Discs Have in Common with Electric Ladyland

What Disney/Pixar Blu-ray Discs Have in Common with Electric Ladyland

By Jerry Del Colliano

 

In this era of streaming media, is it worth the cost to buy a Blu-ray disc? If that disc comes from Disney/Pixar and you've got kids in the house, Jerry Del Colliano says the answer is a definitive yes. Read More

 
Everything You Need to Know About ARC (Audio Return Channel)

Everything You Need to Know About ARC (Audio Return Channel)

By Adrienne Maxwell

 

Are you still listening to your smart TV's internal apps through the TV speakers, even though a perfectly good AV receiver is sitting just a few feet away? Adrienne Maxwell explains the setup process and potential benefits of the Audio Return Channel function. Read More

 
The Smart TV Is Getting Smarter, But Can It Keep Up?

The Smart TV Is Getting Smarter, But Can It Keep Up?

By Jeff Berman

 

Many of the big-name TV manufacturers have moved away from their proprietary smart TV platforms and embraced open-source operating systems like Android, Firefox, and webOS. Will this shift lead to a better, faster smart TV experience? Read More

 
Should You Open an Audiophile Bed and Breakfast?

Should You Open an Audiophile Bed and Breakfast?

By Jerry Del Colliano

 

Would you stay at an audiophile-oriented bed and breakfast? Jerry Del Colliano believes this could be a great way to sell the gear and, especially, the high-end experience to prospective buyers. Read More

 
Can DTS:X Get Off the Ground?

Can DTS:X Get Off the Ground?

By Brent Butterworth

 

DTS officially unveiled the details on its object-based DTS:X platform at an event last week. Brent Butterworth offers his initial observations on whether DTS:X will be viable for the home theater market. Read More

 
What the AV Industry Could Learn From Colt 45 Malt Liquor

What the AV Industry Could Learn From Colt 45 Malt Liquor

By Jerry Del Colliano

 

Colt 45's famous slogan is, "It works every time." Jerry Del Colliano says the AV industry needs to embrace that same motto and not ignore the importance of system control and integration. Read More

 
Should Some Audiophile Products Be Sold on a Limited-Edition Basis?

Should Some Audiophile Products Be Sold on a Limited-Edition Basis?

By Jerry Del Colliano

 

Would the audio industry benefit from selling certain products on a limited-edition basis? Would this add the necessary urgency to the purchase process for audio gear? Jerry Del Colliano explores the idea in this week's featured news story. Read More

 
No Love for Next-Gen AV Technologies?

No Love for Next-Gen AV Technologies?

By Adrienne Maxwell

 

We've been covering a number of emerging technologies lately, from Ultra HD to hi-res audio to Dolby Atmos. While some readers find these developments exciting, others seem ready to dismiss them right off the bat, which makes us ask: Why no love for next-gen AV technologies? Read More

 
Should You Have to Crowdfund Your AV Gear?

Should You Have to Crowdfund Your AV Gear?

By Jerry Del Colliano

 

A growing number of AV manufacturers are turning to crowdfunding as a way to get products made. Jerry Del Colliano discusses the pluses and minuses of this approach and poses the question: What AV products would you consider funding? Read More