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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.

Do Premium HDMI Cables Really Matter?

Do Premium HDMI Cables Really Matter?

By Jerry Del Colliano

 

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?

Why Don't You Go to the Movies Anymore?

By Brandon Eberhart

 

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?

How Well Does Ultra HD Work On Netflix?

By Adrienne Maxwell

 

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

Dolby Atmos at Home: The Known Knowns and the Known Unknowns

By Dennis Burger

 

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?

Is Your Ultra HD TV REALLY an Ultra HD TV?

By Adrienne Maxwell

 

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

 
Does 4DX Live Up To Its Theatrical Hype?

Does 4DX Live Up To Its Theatrical Hype?

By Brandon Eberhart

 

I'm pretty open-minded when it comes to movies. I can watch a double header of some old Howard Hawks comedies in grainy black-and-white one day, then go see the latest IMAX 3D blockbuster the next. I'm not a purist. Looking... Read More

 
Internet Bandwidth Problems and How It Can Screw Up Your Home Theater Experience

Internet Bandwidth Problems and How It Can Screw Up Your Home Theater Experience

By Jerry Del Colliano

 

My family is going through, as Jules in Pulp Fiction calls it, a "transitional period." We sold our house in Los Angeles just over a year ago and quickly bought another, 1950s-style, original-condition house about 1.5 miles from the beach.... Read More

 
Tips to Help Reduce Your Theater's Power Consumption

Tips to Help Reduce Your Theater's Power Consumption

By David Ranada

 

While it is not as "green" a pastime as, say, gardening, home theater enthusiasts can take some comfort that their passion doesn't make anywhere near the total environmental impact as "camping" with a large RV or dirt-bike racing. Nonetheless,... Read More

 
Will 4DX Get You Back into the Theater?

Will 4DX Get You Back into the Theater?

By Brandon Eberhart

 

When was the last time you heard someone say, "That movie smelled great"? It's probably a phrase that's never been uttered, but soon that may change. Looking back through motion-picture history, one trend continues to this day: movie theaters trying... Read More

 
How to Pick the Right Amp for Your Speakers (or Vice Versa)

How to Pick the Right Amp for Your Speakers (or Vice Versa)

By Dennis Burger

 

Amplifiers and loudspeakers. Two devices that go together "like a horse and carriage," as the Sultan of Swoon would have said. After all, you can't have one without the other, assuming you actually want to listen to your music and... Read More