What's the Skinny on Skinny TV Bundles?
Tired of paying too much money for too many TV channels that you don't watch? Adrienne Maxwell discusses the new trend of offering "skinny" TV bundles and lets you know what's available in that category. Read More
Examining My Love/Hate Relationship with Video Discs
The disc format still delivers the best picture and sound quality in the AV realm, and Ultra HD Blu-ray takes it to the next level. But there's also no denying the video disc's many little annoyances. Read More
We Are All Shopping for the Nth Degree
A recent trip to see Bowers & Wilkins' new flagship Diamond Series speaker, the 800 D3, got Jerry Del Colliano thinking about levels of performance in our AV systems. How much are you willing to pay for the Nth degree of performance? Read More
What's the Difference Between Frame Rate and Refresh Rate?
Adrienne Maxwell explains the difference between frame rate and refresh rate and what that means for your new 4K source devices, AV receivers, and TVs. Read More
The Demographics of AV Enthusiasts Are Changing Faster Than the AV Business
The demographics of AV shoppers are changing. Baby Boomers are spending less, and Millennials are reluctant to spend more. Jerry Del Colliano suggests ways for the AV industry to adapt to this sea change. Read More
Why the "Store Within a Store" Approach Makes Sense for CE Manufacturers
Apple has had a good amount of success with its dedicated retail stores, but other manufacturers haven't fared as well. Jeff Berman discusses why the "store within a store" approach might be the safer way to go. Read More
Why Subwoofer Distortion Is Different From Amplifier Distortion
Brent Butterworth explains what distortion numbers mean and why a subwoofer can get away with having much higher distortion than an amplifier. Read More
The State of 4K Front Projection
Are you looking to assemble a big-screen 4K video system? Adrienne Maxwell discusses the state of 4K in the front-projection home theater market. Read More
How to Become a Millionaire in the Audio/Video Business
The old adage in Napa Valley is that, if you want to become a millionaire in the wine business, start with $20,000,000. This is becoming truth in the specialty audio/video business, as well. This business was created and supported by... Read More
Would You Buy a Kenmore Branded TV?
Sears has introduced its own Kenmore-branded line of HD and UHD televisions, but will consumers embrace it? Jeff Berman discusses why retailers like Sears, Best Buy, and Amazon chose to introduce their own brands to an already-crowded market. Read More