Should Audiophiles Lease Gear?
I've been working a lot with my mother in Philadelphia lately. Her husband, an audiophile of sorts, died in 2011. Even though he was a financial planner, it turns out his plan was to die broke and leave my mom... Read More
The Roadmap To Boom Times In The AV Business
From the time in the early 1980s, when VHS won out over Betamax in a nasty format war, until the collapse of the real estate market in 2008, the specialty audio/video business knew no recession. Sure, there were bad economies... Read More
Three Trends We Hope to See at CES
The 2014 International CES is just one week away. New product announcements are starting to roll in, and I'm putting the final touches on my schedule - or, should I say, preparing a final plan of attack to try to... Read More
The Best Music in High Resolution From 2013
The record labels finally figured out that we, the music-buying public, want music in high-resolution formats. Well good for them and VERY good for us. Mark Smotroff recaps a big year for music in HD with a list of the best music in high resolution. Read More
How Today's High-End Installed Car Audio Can Help Save the Hobby
Can high-end, installed car audio bring new, qualified buyers to the audiophile market? Jerry Del Colliano looks into the possibility as more and more boutique audio companies are designing premium car audio for the top auto manufacturers Read More
What AV Goodies the HTR Writers Have On Their Wish Lists
What AV gear do you want for Christmas? HomeTheaterReview.com's editorial staff put together a list of our favorite picks. We wouldn't blame you if you forwarded a link to your wife. Hint, hint... Read More
Saying A Final Goodbye To The Blockbuster Store ... R.I.P.
Saying goodbye to an old friend, Adrienne Maxwell laments the death of a home theater icon - the Blockbuster Video store. Read More
Should You Buy One More Plasma or Wait for an Ultra HD OLED?
Now may be the last time to buy a plasma television. So the question to ask is: should you? Is it worth getting a plasma now that may be old and out dated technology in the very near future? Read More
Automated Room Correction Explained
Today's AV receivers can do everything from take 10 HDMI inputs to connect to the Internet, as well as make you a squeaky-dry martini. Room correction is a compelling feature on most of today's best AV receivers, but getting "better" sound thanks to your automated room correction isn't a cake walk. Dennis Burger walks you through the process for nearly every receiver and correction process in the market. Read More
Learning to Love a Professional AV Salesperson
Salespeople can get a bad rap. It's easy to find things people don't like. However, here is a list of the positives that good salespeople bring with them. They are things you don't know you miss until they are gone. Read More