The Smart TV Is Getting Smarter, But Can It Keep Up?
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?
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?
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
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?
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?
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?
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
How Big Is Your (Internet) Pipe?
As we wait for the arrival of Ultra HD Blu-ray, early UHD adopters are forced to rely on streaming and downloads for access to UHD content. Is your home network up to the task? Read More
What You Need to Know About HDMI 2.0
Ah, HDMI. With every update to a new version comes a new level of confusion, and HDMI 2.0 is no different. Adrienne Maxwell cuts through the confusion and explains what you need to know about HDMI 2.0 and HDCP 2.2. Read More
High Hopes for High Dynamic Range (HDR) Video
This week, we explore another exciting new development in the evolution of 4K: high dynamic range. It's coming this year to TVs and source content, but what is it, and why should you be excited? Read on to find out. Read More