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Building a Smart Home Is Cheaper and Easier Than You Think

Building a Smart Home Is Cheaper and Easier Than You Think

By Adrienne Maxwell

 

Wireless technologies have made it easier than ever to set up a DIY smart home; and, as Adrienne Maxwell discovers, a wide range of smart-home products are just a car ride away. Read More

 
Will Hisense's Purchase of the Sharp Brand Work Out for the Chinese TV Maker?

Will Hisense's Purchase of the Sharp Brand Work Out for the Chinese TV Maker?

By Jeff Berman

 

Hisense recently purchased the Sharp TV brand in the Americas. Will this move help the Chinese TV manufacturer gain a stronger foothold in the U.S. market? Jeff Berman discusses. Read More

 
Which Multi-room Wireless Audio System Is Right for You?

Which Multi-room Wireless Audio System Is Right for You?

By Adrienne Maxwell

 

Adrienne Maxwell gives an overview of the major multi-room wireless audio platforms on the market, including Sonos, HEOS, Play-Fi, Bluesound, and more. Read More

 
Is Automation the New

Is Automation the New "Audiophile"?

By Jerry Del Colliano

 

These days, it isn't just about getting the best performance from your AV system; it's about getting a great, flexible control experience to go along with it. Jerry Del Colliano discusses how much the automation landscape has changed. Read More

 
How to Dramatically Improve Your TV's Performance in 10 Seconds

How to Dramatically Improve Your TV's Performance in 10 Seconds

By Adrienne Maxwell

 

If you find yourself less than impressed with the picture quality on your new HD or UHD television, the simple act of changing the picture mode may change your mind. Read More

 
Will the Xbox One Ever Become the Complete Home Entertainment Hub It Aspires to Be?

Will the Xbox One Ever Become the Complete Home Entertainment Hub It Aspires to Be?

By Jeff Berman

 

Once upon a time, there was a videogame console that was positioned by its creator as a "complete all-in-one games and entertainment system"--a next-generation console that could be used not only to play the latest and greatest Halo game, but... Read More

 
Five Good Ideas for Dealers to Lure Consumers Back Into Brick-and-Mortar AV Stores This Fall

Five Good Ideas for Dealers to Lure Consumers Back Into Brick-and-Mortar AV Stores This Fall

By Jerry Del Colliano

 

Jerry Del Colliano offers five suggestions to help dealers earn new customers and build stronger relationships with existing ones. Read More

 
DIY Speakers Take the Stage at Midwest Audiofest

DIY Speakers Take the Stage at Midwest Audiofest

By Brent Butterworth

 

Brent Butterworth recently paid a visit to Midfest Audiofest and its annual Speaker Design Competition. Check out some of more interesting creations he saw and heard. Read More

 
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Is "TV Everywhere" Finally Living Up to Its Name?

By Adrienne Maxwell

 

Adrienne Maxwell discusses the state of the "TV Everywhere" initiative and gives an overview the options offered by the major cable/satellite providers. Read More

 
3D Isn't as Dead as You Thought It Was

3D Isn't as Dead as You Thought It Was

By Jeff Berman

 

Is 3D TV dead? While the technology has suffered a lot of setbacks, it's still showing a few signs of life. Jeff Berman discusses 3D's future in this week's featured news story. Read More