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Why Video Games Are the Best Home Theater Demo Material

Why Video Games Are the Best Home Theater Demo Material

Dylan explains why the vibrant HDR imagery and procedural surround soundtracks of today's video games make them better AV show-off material than most Hollywood films. 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

Jun 29, 2020

In Terms of Accessibility, the AV Industry is Getting Worse, Not Better

The disappearance of Windows control options and lack of accessibility standards are making it more difficult for home theater enthusiasts with physical disabilities to keep up with the rapid pace of technological change. Continue Reading
In Terms of Accessibility, the AV Industry is Getting Worse, Not Better

Jun 22, 2020

HomeTheaterReview's AV Receiver Buyer's Guide (June 2020 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 (June 2020 Update)

Jun 15, 2020

Watching the SpaceX Crew Dragon Launch Through the Eyes of a "Challenger" Kid (and His Kid)

John Higgins contrasts his memories of watching the disastrous Challenger launch on a cart-loaded 15-inch CRT with his son's experience of the Falcon 9 launch via today's AV technology. Continue Reading
Watching the SpaceX Crew Dragon Launch Through the Eyes of a

Jun 08, 2020

Is Sony Giving Atmos Fans the Shaft with PlayStation 5?

The PS5 has some incredibly promising audio features, but its reported lack of Dolby Atmos support is absolutely confounding. Continue Reading
Is Sony Giving Atmos Fans the Shaft with PlayStation 5?

Jun 01, 2020

The Launch of HBO Max Has Been an Unmitigated Dumpster Fire

Login frustrations, confusion for AT&T customers, oddly missing content, numerous unsupported devices, and a lack of 4K have made the launch of HBO Max a historically awful debacle. Continue Reading
The Launch of HBO Max Has Been an Unmitigated Dumpster Fire

May 25, 2020

When Video Gaming and Home Theater Collide

Dennis Burger explains why and how we're drawing more attention to the video game coverage we've already been doing for years now. Continue Reading
When Video Gaming and Home Theater Collide

May 18, 2020

The Way Forward for Home Theater Is Science, Not Sorcery

A lot of what people think about the audiophile hobby is bullshit. Their zealotry for promoting woo in the very... Continue Reading
The Way Forward for Home Theater Is Science, Not Sorcery

May 11, 2020

NextGen TV Suffers Pandemic-Related Setbacks

By rights, NextGen TV (aka ATSC 3.0) -- touted as the next big thing in television due to its support... Continue Reading
NextGen TV Suffers Pandemic-Related Setbacks

May 04, 2020

How the Distribution Chain Changed the Home Theater Business Forever

My entire career has been made in the specialty audio-video business. I started in 1990 in Philadelphia at Bryn Mawr... Continue Reading
How the Distribution Chain Changed the Home Theater Business Forever

Apr 27, 2020

Apple Proved Tech Could Be Sexy, So Why Is AV Gear So Ugly?

I'll admit, I don't read a lot of specialty AV publications anymore. I know that must sound strange given that... Continue Reading
Apple Proved Tech Could Be Sexy, So Why Is AV Gear So Ugly?

Apr 20, 2020

How Profit Margins Work in the AV Business and Why You Should Care

One of my best industry friends, Dave Nauber, who runs Classé Audio today but was my sales representative for Mark... Continue Reading
How Profit Margins Work in the AV Business and Why You Should Care

Apr 13, 2020

Will Hollywood Ever Be the Same?

Brandon digs into Hollywood's current experimentation with day-and-date movie releases and wonders if the industry will be forever transformed. Continue Reading
Will Hollywood Ever Be the Same?

Apr 06, 2020

Best Media Streamers for 2020, Streaming Media Boxes and Sticks

These days, streaming video services like Vudu, Disney+, Amazon Prime, Apple TV+, and Netflix are taking over our home cinema... Continue Reading
Best Media Streamers for 2020, Streaming Media Boxes and Sticks

Mar 30, 2020

The Next Frontier in AV is the User Interface

Spend as much time around smart products as I do and one thing becomes abundantly clear: most UIs suck. Like... Continue Reading
The Next Frontier in AV is the User Interface

Mar 23, 2020

How to Enjoy All Your Entertainment Without Touching a Thing

Looking for a more hands-off approach with your home entertainment system? It's easier (and more important) now than ever before. Continue Reading
How to Enjoy All Your Entertainment Without Touching a Thing

Mar 16, 2020

If Apple Is Buying Disney, They Should Pop for DirecTV, Too

The COVID-19 pandemic has wreaked havoc on the world economy in ways that most non-Wall Street experts didn't see coming.... Continue Reading
If Apple Is Buying Disney, They Should Pop for DirecTV, Too

Mar 09, 2020

What Are the Best 4K/Atmos Home Theater Demos?

We're living in a truly golden era for home theater, as the most advanced AV technologies are becoming more and... Continue Reading
What Are the Best 4K/Atmos Home Theater Demos?

Mar 02, 2020

What Goodies Are in Your Travel Rig These Days?

Let's face facts in a post-factual world: it's really hard to travel with your 85-inch UHD TV, even if you... Continue Reading
What Goodies Are in Your Travel Rig These Days?

Feb 24, 2020

An AV Enthusiast's Guide to Home Networking

Today's AV systems have become inseparable from our computer networks. Whether you're streaming content from the Internet or your own... Continue Reading
An AV Enthusiast's Guide to Home Networking

Feb 17, 2020

Could Coronavirus Be Worse Than Trump's Tariffs for Specialty AV?

The specialty AV industry has already struggled over the past few years due to Trump's trade war with China. But this new novel coronavirus could make things much, much worse. Continue Reading
Could Coronavirus Be Worse Than Trump's Tariffs for Specialty AV?

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