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Has the Curved Screen Killed OLED?

Has the Curved Screen Killed OLED?

By Adrienne Maxwell

 

Remember last September when I said that OLED was alive and well, thanks to the at-long-last arrival of 55-inch OLED TVs by both Samsung and LG? The TVs arrived with much fanfare and received a lot of high praise from... Read More

 
Why I Don't Pay For Cable

Why I Don't Pay For Cable

By Brandon Eberhart

 

Remember those old, chunky, plastic, black-and faux-wood-grain channel switchers that came with your cable box circa 1986? They were big, and they were corded; but, once you got the hang of the three-tier system they used for selecting channels, you... Read More

 
Five Ideas on How to Go Big on a Small Budget or in a Small Room

Five Ideas on How to Go Big on a Small Budget or in a Small Room

By Jerry Del Colliano

 

Jerry Dell Colliano's discusses ways that those of us without an unlimited budget- or unlimited space- can still get the most out of our home theaters. Read More

 
Can We Sell Hi-Res Audio to the Mainstream Music Lover?

Can We Sell Hi-Res Audio to the Mainstream Music Lover?

By Adrienne Maxwell

 

Can hi-res audio gain traction with the masses? The genre is certainly picking up steam in the enthusiast space, but will it cross over to the mainstream? The recent announcement of Neil Young's PonoMusic hi-res music service and player got... Read More

 
How Would You Start a New AV Company?

How Would You Start a New AV Company?

By Jerry Del Colliano

 

One thing the specialty AV business is missing these days is a meaningful level of new growth and new companies. There are a few success stories out there that come to mind, but they are few and far between... Read More

 
Why You Need To Know About Gamma on Your HDTV

Why You Need To Know About Gamma on Your HDTV

By Adrienne Maxwell

 

If you've read a lot of TV reviews (or even just few, actually), you've likely seen mention of a TV's gamma, a performance characteristic that helps determine the overall accuracy of the grayscale. Unless it's an entry-level model, your TV... Read More

 
Tips For Building a Great Portable Home Theater

Tips For Building a Great Portable Home Theater

By Brandon Eberhart

 

There are few things that a home theater enthusiast enjoys more than sitting down in front of his or her system and being able to enjoy it for hours on end with no interruptions from the real world. I bet... Read More

 
Nine Questions to Consider Before You Hire a Custom AV Installer

Nine Questions to Consider Before You Hire a Custom AV Installer

By Jerry Del Colliano

 

We just celebrated our son's second birthday, and I can't believe how time flies and how life has changed. Gone are the long weekend trips to Cabo. Instead it's Sunday pony rides and romps in the bouncy house at the... Read More

 
Great New AV Demos From All Formats Designed To Light Up Your System

Great New AV Demos From All Formats Designed To Light Up Your System

By Adrienne Maxwell

 

When was the last time you spent some quality time with your home theater or high-end music system? We're talking real quality time, when you just cued up a movie or album and enjoyed the fruits of your labor.... Read More

 
How to Choose the Right LCD TV

How to Choose the Right LCD TV

By Adrienne Maxwell

 

With plasma on its way out and OLED taking its time coming to the fore, that leaves trusty old LCD panel televisions for most of those in the market right now. Adrienne Maxwell is here to walk you through the process of getting the LCD television that's right for you. Read More