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Is Amazon Suffering an Identity Crisis?

Is Amazon Suffering an Identity Crisis?

By Adrienne Maxwell

 

You probably know that Amazon recently introduced its second-generation Fire TV streaming media player, which supports 4K streaming, uses a faster processor, offers more comprehensive voice search, and includes internal storage. (I just picked up a sample for review, so... Read More

 
CEDIA 2015 Show Report and Photo Slideshow

CEDIA 2015 Show Report and Photo Slideshow

By Adrienne Maxwell

 

Adrienne Maxwell discusses general trends and highlights specific products that were on display at the recent CEDIA Expo. Read More

 
An Open Letter to Apple's Tim Cook Regarding HD Music

An Open Letter to Apple's Tim Cook Regarding HD Music

By Jerry Del Colliano

 

Jerry Del Colliano has a question for Tim Cook: Why won't Apple sell hi-res music through the iTunes Music Store? Read More

 
How to Choose a Subwoofer for Surround Sound or Stereo

How to Choose a Subwoofer for Surround Sound or Stereo

By Brent Butterworth

 

If you're in the market for a new subwoofer, you've probably got lots of questions. Brent Butterworth tackles a variety of topics--from driver size and amp rating to cabinet type (sealed or ported) to the ideal number of subs to use in your room. Read More

 
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