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The Modern Golden Age of Television: Coming to an End?

The Modern Golden Age of Television: Coming to an End?

By Pierce O'Toole

 

Television is looking like it may take a slip in quality, both in terms of creative story telling and technical adeptness. But there are ways to combat this trend and help keep television worth watching and looking good. Read More

 
New Compression Codecs Are Needed To Make a

New Compression Codecs Are Needed To Make a "Disc-less" Future Possible In an HD World

By Jerry Del Colliano

 

Streaming is the modern status quo, but there are compromises that have to be made to create that convenience. But what if you didn't have to compromise for the convenience? What a world that would be. Read More

 
At a Time When America Needs Steven Jobs Most

At a Time When America Needs Steven Jobs Most

By Jerry Del Colliano

 

Steve Jobs has passed away and America has lost a great visionary. Join us as we remember the many accomplishments of Steven P. Jobs and think about how his vision can still help us in the future. Read More

 
Netflix - Can They Recover From Their Compounded Marketing Mistakes?

Netflix - Can They Recover From Their Compounded Marketing Mistakes?

By Jerry Del Colliano

 

Netflix has been at the center of a lot of problems and controversy, some of which have been unfortunate breakdowns in negotiations, some of which have been Netflix's own doing. Now Home Theater Review publisher Jerry Del Colliano wonders if the company can survive. Read More

 
Balancing Your AV System Plan Between Blue-Chip and Consumable AV Components

Balancing Your AV System Plan Between Blue-Chip and Consumable AV Components

By Jerry Del Colliano

 

Buying a piece of AV gear is an investment. But how do you determine if it is a good investment or a bad one? Or if you should treat the component as an investment at all? Maybe it needs to be looked at as something consumable. Read More

 
CEDIA 2011 Show Report

CEDIA 2011 Show Report

By Andrew Robinson

 

Home Theater Review sent writers to CEDIA 2011 in Indianapolis. There were surprised to find a new movement beginning in AV products. Read on to find out what they found and what they thought of it. Read More

 
The Risk of Buying Audiophile Gear Used

The Risk of Buying Audiophile Gear Used

By Jerry Del Colliano

 

Online bargains and used gear can seem like a great idea. But there is something more than price margins you pay for by going to a physical retailer. You pay for safety, because there are dangers not often thought of from online purchases. Read More

 
Why Are Good Speakers So Damn Expensive These Days?

Why Are Good Speakers So Damn Expensive These Days?

By Jerry Del Colliano

 

High end speakers famously cost quite a bit of money. But why? There are a lot of factors that determine the price of a speaker, many that are surprising and very rarely thought of by consumers. Read More

 
Japan Bails Out Ailing Video Companies: Sony, Hitachi and Toshiba

Japan Bails Out Ailing Video Companies: Sony, Hitachi and Toshiba

By Jerry Del Colliano

 

Japanese companies Sony, Toshiba, and Hitachi have merged their display manufacturing companies into one company. But why did the companies decide to do this and will this move pay off. Read More

 
The Next

The Next "IT Technology" For Specialty AV Wasn't 3D and What Might Be Next

By Jerry Del Colliano

 

The Consumer Electronics industry has been using 3D as the next "It Technology," but it hasn't caught on. However, that doesn't mean that the enticing technologies aren't out there. Or even already here. Read More