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What Is the Oldest Piece of AV Gear You Own That Still Works?

What Is the Oldest Piece of AV Gear You Own That Still Works?

By Adrienne Maxwell

 

Some theaterphiles and audiophiles take special pride in that ancient piece of gear they still own. We asked our writers to tell us about the oldest piece of gear they own that still actually works. Read More

 
Does Google Have the Power to Take Control of Your Whole Home?

Does Google Have the Power to Take Control of Your Whole Home?

By Jeff Berman

 

Google's efforts to take control of the living room are being taken two steps further in 2015--first through the arrival of the first Android TVs, and second through the implementation of its Google Cast technology in various audio products from... Read More

 
Would You Go to an Audiophile Pop-Up?

Would You Go to an Audiophile Pop-Up?

By Jerry Del Colliano

 

Pop-ups are all the rage in fine dining, but would they work in the AV realm? Jerry Del Colliano thinks that creative AV dealers and manufacturers could generate a lot of excitement by taking their goods on the road. Read More

 
Why a Disc-less Future Might Not Be YOUR Future

Why a Disc-less Future Might Not Be YOUR Future

By Jerry Del Colliano

 

Lots of people have proclaimed the death of the physical disc as a means to deliver AV content, but Jerry Del Colliano says, "Not so fast." Technologies like Ultra HD and Dolby Atmos, along with unpredictable broadband speeds, will keep the disc format relevant for a good long while. Read More

 
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