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Will Ultra HD Blu-ray Delay Our Disc-Less Future?

Will Ultra HD Blu-ray Delay Our Disc-Less Future?

By Jerry Del Colliano

 

Will Ultra HD Blu-ray save the disc format ... or at least delay its demise? Jerry Del Colliano discusses the short- and long-term fate of the physical disc in this week's featured news story. Read More

 
Like It or Not, Curved TVs Aren't Going Away Anytime Soon

Like It or Not, Curved TVs Aren't Going Away Anytime Soon

By Jeff Berman

 

People certainly have strong opinions about curved TVs. Jeff Berman discusses the state of the curved TV market and asks a few industry experts what they think about the curved form factor. Read More

 
The Ultimate Guide to Buying and Selling Used AV Gear

The Ultimate Guide to Buying and Selling Used AV Gear

By Jerry Del Colliano

 

Are you thinking of selling or buying used AV gear? The upside can be huge, but so can the downside. Jerry Del Colliano offers his advice on how to ensure the best experience on sites like Audiogon, Ebay, and Craigslist. Read More

 
Questions Remain About Ultra HD Blu-ray After CES

Questions Remain About Ultra HD Blu-ray After CES

By Jeff Berman

 

CES has come and gone. While some questions about the new Ultra HD Blu-ray format were answered at the show, many others remain. Jeff Berman discusses the state of UHD BD in this week's featured news story. Read More

 
Is the Popularity of Soundbars Good or Bad for the Audio Industry?

Is the Popularity of Soundbars Good or Bad for the Audio Industry?

By Jeff Berman

 

There's no denying the popularity of soundbars, but is that popularity a plus or minus for the audio industry as a whole? Jeff Berman poses that question to several popular AV retailers. Read More

 
CES 2016 Show Report and Photo Slideshow

CES 2016 Show Report and Photo Slideshow

By Adrienne Maxwell

 

Adrienne Maxwell took in all the sights and sounds of CES 2016. Here is her wrap-up on trends to watch for and new products to crave. Read More

 
How DSP Can Take Audio to New Heights in 2016

How DSP Can Take Audio to New Heights in 2016

By Brent Butterworth

 

The phrase "digital signal processing" can make many an audiophile shudder, but Brent Butterworth has a different perspective. He explains how DSP will allow for significant improvements in audio reproduction over the next few years. Read More

 
Making Show Demos More Compelling for Real-World Consumers

Making Show Demos More Compelling for Real-World Consumers

By Jerry Del Colliano

 

Jerry Del Colliano ponders some of the most common mistakes that audio manufacturers make during trade-show demos and offers his advice on how to make these demos more compelling. Read More

 
Apple Rumored to Be Launching 24/96 Streaming in 2016

Apple Rumored to Be Launching 24/96 Streaming in 2016

By Jerry Del Colliano

 

Is Apple planning to launch a 24/96 streaming service in 2016? The rumor mill says yes, and Jerry Del Colliano discusses why he thinks it would be a huge boon to the audio industry. Read More

 
Five Questions to Consider Before Cutting the Cord

Five Questions to Consider Before Cutting the Cord

By Adrienne Maxwell

 

Are you thinking about cutting the cord? It's an increasingly popular approach to TV watching, but it's not right for everyone. Adrienne Maxwell asks five questions that can help you figure out if it's right for you. Read More