Deflowering the Myth and Mystery of the CES Trade Show
The Consumer Electronics Show that happens every year in Las Vegas doesn't get quite the media blitz that occurs every July at Comic-Con in San Diego, but there is still a lot of hype surrounding CES. HomeTheaterReview.com is here to help you decode the buzz. Read More
Big Box Stores Finally Figured Out How To Make Money Selling Video - Can Mom & Pop Keep Up?
As flat-screen televisions become ever more affordable for the consumer, they become ever less profitable for the retail chains that sell them. However, Vizio has found a way to put together stores and home video distributors, helping both without hurting us. Read More
CES 2011 Trade Show Coverage
Every year, the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas is where all the top-flight electronics manufacturers display and demonstrate their new products and projects. The staff of HomeTheaterReview.com was on hand to report on everything there worth knowing about. Read More
Is Blu-ray Better Than Streaming or Pay-Per-View For Your Hard Earned Home Video Budget?
Depressingly enough for those of us who value artistry in both our hardware and our software, market forces are often dictated by those who want things that come quickly and easily, even if these things are not as good as products that may call for a little more time and effort. Read More
Movie Studios Are Thinking Of Asking Consumers What Blu-ray To Put Out Next
Rather than mass-producing Blu-ray discs for every theatrical film title released, whether the film hits, gets a cult following or outright bombs, there is now some thought being given to trying to gauge how a disc will sell via presales or early commitments before copies are made. Read More
Cheap Is The New Trendy When It Comes To Today's Specialty Audio Video
Jerry del Colliano recounts the story of a friend's recent home theater upgrade and questions the state of specialty A/V retail. Has the commoditization of A/V products made it impossible to convince shoppers to step up to the next level of performance? Read More
Today's Headphones Are The Key To Ultimately Wooing Kids To Love Audio
With so many people, especially younger generations, listening to music from their iPods, the secret to welcoming in the new wave of audiophiles may lie inside the speakers of a good set of headphones. Read More
Form Factor Woos Consumers To Today's Ultra-Thin HDTVs
When the time comes to upgrade your TV, what will most influence your decision? Price? Performance? Web features? For many consumers, a TV's form factor (most importantly, its depth) plays a larger role than ever before. Jerry del Colliano describes his recent TV upgrade. Read More
Building a Reference Grade Media Room on a Budget - Part 2
Andrew Robinson continues his guide to building a home theater on a budget. In this installment, he covers the process of building the room from planning the design to hanging the acoustic panels to sliding the speakers in place. Read More
Can The Adult Industry Continue To Call The Shots For Consumer Electronics Going Forward?
Is it a coincidence that the Consumer Electronics Show and the AVN Show occur at the same time, in the same city, each year? There has long been an interesting link between these two industries, but it looks like the ties that bind may be loosening. Read More