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When Should You Update Your Software and Firmware on Your AV System?

When Should You Update Your Software and Firmware on Your AV System?

By Jerry Del Colliano

 

Internet-connected audio video products entered systems and brought with them the presence of firmware. Which brings with it a new question: when it comes time to update firmware, when should it be done? Read More

 
Goodbye, Universal Remote. Hello, Control App.

Goodbye, Universal Remote. Hello, Control App.

By Adrienne Maxwell

 

As more and more touch screens enter the home, the need for a separate universal remote is being replaced by a selection of control apps. But with so many new apps to choose from, what's the difference? Read More

 
Introducing The Audiophile Ice Cream Man - He's Got A New Business Model That You Might Just Like

Introducing The Audiophile Ice Cream Man - He's Got A New Business Model That You Might Just Like

By Jerry Del Colliano

 

With the changing nature of the AV business it is important to be able to adapt. Sometimes that means welcoming new technology and formats, sometimes that means changing your entire business. Read More

 
Plasma vs. LCD Revisited

Plasma vs. LCD Revisited

By Adrienne Maxwell

 

This year saw many new models of LCD and plasma HDTVs hit the market, as do most years. However, this year, there seemed to be notable steps backward in performance. What factors could have created this? Read More

 
Exactly Why Vinyl Isn't The Future of Audiophilia

Exactly Why Vinyl Isn't The Future of Audiophilia

By Jerry Del Colliano

 

It is true that vinyl has experienced growth as a format in recent years. But does that mean that vinyl is the format for an audiophile or is the whole thing being blown out of proportion? Read More

 
Writer's Favorite A/V Demo Material By Home Theater Review

Writer's Favorite A/V Demo Material By Home Theater Review

By HomeTheaterReview.com

 

Everyone has their favorite demos, pieces of music or scenes from movies that really show off what their system can do. Our reviewers are no different. Here are their current favorites. Read More

 
Closing In On The Holy Grail of Home Theater

Closing In On The Holy Grail of Home Theater

By Jerry Del Colliano

 

Home theaters get better and better with each new product cycle that the consumer electronics manufacturers release. We may even be approaching the Holy Grail of the home theater. But what is that? Read More

 
The Most Cost Effective Tweak For Any System ... An Open Mind

The Most Cost Effective Tweak For Any System ... An Open Mind

By Andrew Robinson

 

There are all kinds of factors that go into building a home theater system and tuning to the best you think it can be. But this can only really be achieved if you open your mind to all possibilities. Read More

 
The Solution To Best Buys Showrooming Problem Is Called Commissioning

The Solution To Best Buys Showrooming Problem Is Called Commissioning

By Jerry Del Colliano

 

Readers of HomeTheaterReview.com likely were not shocked to see big box retailer Best Buy (BBY: NYSE) post more disappointing results right before the all-important Black Friday holiday shopping season. The company's stock, according to Forbes.com, is down 50 percent for... Read More

 
The Fight for Your Right to Import Movies

The Fight for Your Right to Import Movies

By Adrienne Maxwell

 

The copyright battle has always been a messy one. In this current installment, the ability to import movies is called into question - regardless if the disc is owned and the attentions honorable. Read More