Home Theater Review

 

Feature News Stories

Dolby Vision vs. HDR10: What You Need to Know

Dolby Vision vs. HDR10: What You Need to Know

By Adrienne Maxwell

 

High Dynamic Range is the hottest new display technology, but a format war is brewing. Adrienne Maxwell discusses the differences between Dolby Vision and HDR10. Read More

 
The Great

The Great "Voice Search" Face Off

By Adrienne Maxwell

 

Adrienne Maxwell compares the voice-search functionality on today's top streaming media players from Roku, Apple, Amazon, and NVIDIA. Read More

 
Evolve or Die: The Changing Face of the CE Retail Landscape

Evolve or Die: The Changing Face of the CE Retail Landscape

By Jeff Berman

 

There's no question that the CE retail landscape looks very different now than it did 10 years ago. With the rise of online retail and the fall of prices in AV categories like televisions, big-box and specialty retailers must adapt their inventory or risk going out of business. Read More

 
How HAUS Is Helping Dealers Make a Smarter Home

How HAUS Is Helping Dealers Make a Smarter Home

By Adrienne Maxwell

 

Adrienne Maxwell pays a visit to the new Home Automation University (HAUS), a member-based business education company aimed specifically at the blossoming smart-home market. Read More

 
The Pros and Cons of Multiple Subwoofers

The Pros and Cons of Multiple Subwoofers

By Brent Butterworth

 

How much benefit can you get from using multiple subwoofers in your system, in terms of both maximum bass output and a smoother frequency response? Brent Butterworth explores the topic in this week's featured news story. Read More

 
Great New and Re-issued Music From the Past Year

Great New and Re-issued Music From the Past Year

By Mark Smotroff

 

If you're looking for great-sounding music to enjoy through your audiophile or home theater system, Mark Smotroff picks some of the best new music and re-issues from the past year. Read More

 
Trying to Beat Beats in the Headphone Category Remains a Challenge

Trying to Beat Beats in the Headphone Category Remains a Challenge

By Jeff Berman

 

Headphones continue to be one of the few bright spots for the U.S. audio market ... or for the CE accessory market, depending on which product segment you think they belong in. While it's easy to view a pair of... Read More

 
My Search for Higher-Quality Soundtracks in Streaming Movies

My Search for Higher-Quality Soundtracks in Streaming Movies

By Adrienne Maxwell

 

As the video quality of streaming services like Netflix and Amazon Video continues to improve, the audio quality remains stuck in neutral. Adrienne Maxwell explores the current options for streamed movie soundtracks. Read More

 
High-Performance AV Companies Need to Find New Distribution Pipelines or Face Certain Peril

High-Performance AV Companies Need to Find New Distribution Pipelines or Face Certain Peril

By Jerry Del Colliano

 

The distribution channels for high-performance AV gear aren't as plentiful as they used to be, and it's time for manufacturers to get creative if they want to survive. Read More

 
Orange Is the New Black When It Comes to Speakers

Orange Is the New Black When It Comes to Speakers

By Jerry Del Colliano

 

Are you brave enough to step away from the black, white, and silver boxes that are so common in the speaker industry and try something a little more bold--a bright color or unique finish? Read More