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HomeTheaterReview's 4K/Ultra HD TV Buyer's Guide

HomeTheaterReview's 4K/Ultra HD TV Buyer's Guide

Having a hard time picking a new TV from this year's crop of top contenders? Our resident video expert Andrew Robinson has tested them all, and is here to help you wade through the competition. 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

Nov 05, 2018

Explaining Value Ratings In HomeTheaterReview.com Reviews

Star ratings. Reviewers hate giving them. Readers love arguing about them. But how do we actually determine what number of stars to hang on a product in the "Value" category? Continue Reading
Explaining Value Ratings In HomeTheaterReview.com Reviews

Oct 29, 2018

How Music Triggers Memories

There is perhaps no greater nostalgia machine than music. But Scott Schumer ponders just how much of the formative listening experience we need to recreate to fully transport ourselves back in time. Continue Reading
How Music Triggers Memories

Oct 22, 2018

Answering Reader Email: Room Correction Is Not a Panacea

Good room correction can work wonders, but it's no replacement for better speaker placement and reasonable room treatments, as one reader recently learned. Continue Reading
Answering Reader Email: Room Correction Is Not a Panacea

Oct 15, 2018

Ten Reasons Why Brick-and-Mortar AV Stores Aren't Going Away Anytime Soon

It's not dead yet. Heck, it's barely even resting. Jeff Berman digs into ten advantages that brick-and-mortar AV retail has over online. Continue Reading
Ten Reasons Why Brick-and-Mortar AV Stores Aren't Going Away Anytime Soon

Oct 08, 2018

Ready or Not, Here Comes 8K TV

We've barely begun the Ultra HD era, but 8K is already on the way. When will you need it? Or will you? When will you get it? Or will you? Continue Reading
Ready or Not, Here Comes 8K TV

Oct 01, 2018

A Tale of Two L.A. Malls Sheds Light on the Future of AV Retail

It isn't about the stuff anymore; it's about the experience. And if specialty AV retailers don't learn that soon, they're all going to go the way of the Westside Pavilion Mall. Continue Reading
A Tale of Two L.A. Malls Sheds Light on the Future of AV Retail

Sep 24, 2018

Are Silver Discs Deader Than a Dodo?

Nah, it's just restin'. Stunned even. Probably pining for the fjords. Continue Reading
Are Silver Discs Deader Than a Dodo?

Sep 17, 2018

CEDIA Expo 2018 Show Highlights

Dennis Burger says you were the star of CEDIA Expo 2018, even if you weren't there. Continue Reading
CEDIA Expo 2018 Show Highlights

Sep 10, 2018

Can Krell Make a Comeback When Other Legendary AV Brands Could Not?

Can Krell pull off an audiophile miracle? With the help of one industry legend, perhaps it can! Continue Reading
Can Krell Make a Comeback When Other Legendary AV Brands Could Not?

Sep 03, 2018

My Current Musical Obsession: Streaming Radio Starter Songs

The one big difference between traditional radio and the new super-customizable streaming form of the same? You have to think of the perfect song to get your listening started. Continue Reading
My Current Musical Obsession: Streaming Radio Starter Songs

Aug 27, 2018

The Future of Home Entertainment is Smart, Not Big

Andrew Robinson says that if our hobby is going to thrive, we all need to embrace a more connected future that actually embraces the way in which consumers enjoy their entertainment today. Continue Reading
The Future of Home Entertainment is Smart, Not Big

Aug 20, 2018

The Pros and Cons of Ultra Short Throw Projectors

Ultra short throw projectors seem like a no-brainer: all the performance of a projector without the need for a deep room or long cable runs. But along with their advantages, these new projectors to carry with them some potential caveats. Continue Reading
The Pros and Cons of Ultra Short Throw Projectors

Aug 13, 2018

What Is Oculus TV and Should You Care?

VR is invading our territory now, with the promise of delivering 180-inch equivalent screen sizes. But will it fly with the home theater crowd? Continue Reading
What Is Oculus TV and Should You Care?

Aug 06, 2018

The Crazy Story of How Home Theater Review Made It to 10 Years Old

What a long, strange trip its been. HomeTheaterReview celebrates its ten year anniversary with a twisty-turny retrospective. Continue Reading
The Crazy Story of How Home Theater Review Made It to 10 Years Old

Jul 31, 2018

Sony Introduces Reference Level Master Series UHD TVs at NY Event

Sony is bringing a pro monitor level of performance to its new consumer displays, along with some interesting calibration features for reference material and streaming alike. Continue Reading
Sony Introduces Reference Level Master Series UHD TVs at NY Event

Jul 30, 2018

What Is Your Powerball Audiophile System?

Let's say you won Powerball. Hypothetically speaking, of course. You can win it because Jerry's going to win it all. But if you did... what would your system look like? Continue Reading
What Is Your Powerball Audiophile System?

Jul 23, 2018

Fear and Loathing in the Sears Home Theater Department

An inside look at the slow death of brick-and-mortar AV retail, or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Hate Protection Plans. Continue Reading
Fear and Loathing in the Sears Home Theater Department

Jul 16, 2018

Have You Been Suckered by a Fake Review? Join the Crowd

Fake news is a-bubbling from gossip rags to the Oval Office. Facebook trolls and the Kremlin alike are constantly working... Continue Reading
Have You Been Suckered by a Fake Review? Join the Crowd

Jul 09, 2018

"Is It Live or Is It Memorex?" Sonus faber Style

Jerry Del Colliano recently had the opportunity to do what few audiophiles have: hear live music mixed in real-time and played back through high-fidelity speakers in the same room. Continue Reading

Jul 02, 2018

What's the Last Full-Length Album You Listened To?

Playlists are great. Streaming radio stations tailored specifically to your musical tastes and mood are awesome. But when was the last time you just sat down and listened to an album from beginning to end? Continue Reading
What's the Last Full-Length Album You Listened To?

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