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How Netflix's The Irishman Changes the Movie Distribution Game

How Netflix's The Irishman Changes the Movie Distribution Game

Resident HomeTheaterReview.com filmmaker, Andrew Robinson, has been talking for years about the ever-shortening release window from theatrical exhibition to home video. Back in the DVD era, the wait to buy a movie on a silver disc was often months and... Continue Reading

Feature News Stories

HomeTheaterReview.com is famous for their insightful home theater, consumer electronics and AV industry Featured News Stories. No other specialty AV publication offers such insights into the consumer electronics industry than HTR and these articles written by the likes of Jerry Del Colliano, Adrienne Maxwell, Andrew Robinson and others are as good as it gets when it comes to taking a hard look at the future of the hobby, passion and business known as audiophilia, consumer electronics and home theater.

In this section you will find all the original stories and editorials written by the Home Theater Review staff.

Feature News Stories Archives

Dec 02, 2019

What Do We Look for in a Good Remote Control?

As an avid golfer, a lot of talk goes into the quality, condition, and design of the grips on your... Continue Reading
What Do We Look for in a Good Remote Control?

Nov 25, 2019

Is It Worth Waiting for Black Friday AV Deals?

In the long-long ago, I used to get so amped up for new AV toys to arrive at my house,... Continue Reading
Is It Worth Waiting for Black Friday AV Deals?

Nov 18, 2019

If a Movie Ticket Is $27 Then What Should Your Home Theater Cost?

Going to an actual commercial cinema isn't something that I do very often, despite having a really swanky new movie... Continue Reading
If a Movie Ticket Is $27 Then What Should Your Home Theater Cost?

Nov 11, 2019

HomeTheaterReview's UHD Blu-ray Player Buyer's Guide

Finding the right UHD Blu-ray player for your needs isn't always easy these days. Our resident disc evangelist is here to help you cut through the clutter and pick the right player for you. Continue Reading
HomeTheaterReview's UHD Blu-ray Player Buyer's Guide

Nov 04, 2019

The Specialty AV Business Continues to Ignore Its Biggest Growth Opportunity... Gaming

The widespread phenomenon of ignoring facts has been increasingly popular over the past few years, and sadly our beloved specialty... Continue Reading
The Specialty AV Business Continues to Ignore Its Biggest Growth Opportunity... Gaming

Oct 28, 2019

Neat Is the New Black When It Comes to High Performance AV

Years ago, I wrote a story for AudiophileReview.com about taking my buddy to Rocky Mountain Audio Fest at the end... Continue Reading
Neat Is the New Black When It Comes to High Performance AV

Oct 21, 2019

Why Do AV Enthusiasts Tend to Fight Technological Change?

When Blu-ray came around, the commentariat clung to their DVDs. When streaming finally got good, the die-hards rejected it even harder. Why is it that some enthusiasts cling so hard to the past? Continue Reading
Why Do AV Enthusiasts Tend to Fight Technological Change?

Oct 14, 2019

HomeTheaterReview's AV Receiver Buyer's Guide (Fall 2019 Update)

Shopping for a new AV receiver? A little overwhelmed by the possibilities? You've come to the right place. Continue Reading
HomeTheaterReview's AV Receiver Buyer's Guide (Fall 2019 Update)

Oct 07, 2019

Amazon Enters the HD Music Streaming Business

Amazon has added 96/24 streams to its music service for a more palatable up-charge than other high-res streaming services. But why isn't this being included with Amazon Prime, the way the company's UHD video offerings are? Continue Reading
Amazon Enters the HD Music Streaming Business

Sep 30, 2019

Best Buy... Worst Service

Jerry explains how Best Buy let him down when all he needed was an entry-level TV, like, today. Continue Reading
Best Buy... Worst Service

Sep 23, 2019

CEDIA 2019 Report: A Tale of the Haves and the Have-Nots

In stark contrast with past year's shows, this year's CEDIA Expo seemed to be aimed at either the ultra-wealthy or the dirt-poor, with those of us in the middle mostly squeezed out of the mix. Continue Reading
CEDIA 2019 Report: A Tale of the Haves and the Have-Nots

Sep 16, 2019

Lessons Learned from a Visionary Named David DelGrosso

Way back in the early days of high-resolution digital music, David DelGrosso figured out a way to deescalate the impending format war before it even began. But no one listened. Continue Reading
Lessons Learned from a Visionary Named David DelGrosso

Sep 09, 2019

Like it Or Not, the U.S. Home Theater Market Needs China

No one is arguing that China isn't guilty of IP theft or that trade shouldn't be fairer, but our industry can't survive without Chinese trade, and likely won't be able to do for quite some time. Continue Reading
Like it Or Not, the U.S. Home Theater Market Needs China

Sep 02, 2019

An Update on Day-and-Date: 2019 Edition

Day-and-date movie releases have been the holy grail of home cinema for a long time now. Are we getting any closer? In this update, we take a look at the major players. Continue Reading
An Update on Day-and-Date: 2019 Edition

Aug 26, 2019

What the AV Industry Could Learn from a Silly Bedding Company

The AV industry could get a serious boost if more manufacturers had half the personality of Sheets & Giggles. Continue Reading
What the AV Industry Could Learn from a Silly Bedding Company

Aug 15, 2019

How McIntosh Powered Woodstock

To commemorate the fiftieth anniversary of Woodstock, we sat down with McIntosh Laboratory, Inc. president Charlie Randall to discuss the company's history and participation in this history festival. Continue Reading
How McIntosh Powered Woodstock

Aug 12, 2019

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of AV Customer Service

Uber has one thing figured out that some AV companies desperately need to learn: good customer service can make all the difference in the world. Continue Reading
The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of AV Customer Service

Aug 05, 2019

Technology Tariffs Having a Mixed Impact on Consumers So Far

Although the U.S. consumer electronics and technology industry has been hurt at least somewhat by the ongoing tariff war between... Continue Reading
Technology Tariffs Having a Mixed Impact on Consumers So Far

Jul 29, 2019

Why All AV Enthusiasts Should Be Upset About Roku Losing Twitch

Amazon seems unwilling to let Roku owners have access to Twitch, even via the publicly released API. Whether you watch Twitch streams or not, this should concern you. Continue Reading
Why All AV Enthusiasts Should Be Upset About Roku Losing Twitch

Jul 22, 2019

The Real Reason AV Enthusiasts Are Clinging to Their Silver Discs

Boy, have Dennis, Andrew, and I found a sore spot with home theater enthusiasts over the past few months. You... Continue Reading
The Real Reason AV Enthusiasts Are Clinging to Their Silver Discs

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