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Some Random Thoughts from AXPONA 2019

Some Random Thoughts from AXPONA 2019

CES is officially dead for audiophiles, leaving AXPONA (Audio Expo North America), a regional audio show in Chicago, to pick up some of the pre-Munich excitement for dealers and audiophiles here in the United States. Staged in a modern, well-equipped... 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.

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Apr 15, 2019

Netflix and Amazon Are Killing Ultra HD Blu-ray (And I Feel Fine)

Changes are coming to the world of specialty audio/video faster today than ever before. Micro-LED televisions are going to be... Continue Reading
Netflix and Amazon Are Killing Ultra HD Blu-ray (And I Feel Fine)

Apr 08, 2019

Thoughts on My First Commercial Movie Theater Experience in 15 Years

When it comes to home theater, I guess I walk the walk and talk the talk, because it's been about... Continue Reading
Thoughts on My First Commercial Movie Theater Experience in 15 Years

Apr 01, 2019

MicroLED and Why Front Projection and OLED Should be Scared

Once upon a time, I was a front projection enthusiast. Over the past 15 years, I've assembled more than a... Continue Reading
MicroLED and Why Front Projection and OLED Should be Scared

Mar 25, 2019

What's Holding Back Broadcast 4K?

If you own an Ultra HD (UHD) TV, the chances are you continue to be annoyed by the underwhelming volume... Continue Reading
What's Holding Back Broadcast 4K?

Mar 18, 2019

The Case for and Against Alexa/Google/Apple Voice Control

Voice control--whether it be by way of a home automation system or direct device control--is one of the biggest innovations... Continue Reading
The Case for and Against Alexa/Google/Apple Voice Control

Mar 11, 2019

Mr. Spielberg, You're Wrong About Netflix

Mr. Spielberg, Respectfully, I think you are wrong in trying to keep Netflix and other streaming services out of consideration... Continue Reading
Mr. Spielberg, You're Wrong About Netflix

Mar 04, 2019

Would You Rather Have Big 4K or Smaller 8K?

During my workday I talk with all sorts of people from every corner of the specialty audio/video industry. Public relations... Continue Reading
Would You Rather Have Big 4K or Smaller 8K?

Feb 25, 2019

How to Avoid Seven Common Home Theater Mistakes

So, you're looking to finally set up a great home theater system in your home and have a pretty good... Continue Reading
How to Avoid Seven Common Home Theater Mistakes

Feb 18, 2019

I Just Want a Dumb TV

Smart TVs are stupid, says Dennis Burger. But as he shops for a new high-performance display, it seems he has no choice but to buy another one. Continue Reading
I Just Want a Dumb TV

Feb 11, 2019

How Will a Potential 2019 Real Estate Recession Affect Specialty A/V?

Those of us who've owned homes over the past decade have little to complain about in terms of our overall... Continue Reading
How Will a Potential 2019 Real Estate Recession Affect Specialty A/V?

Feb 04, 2019

Inventory and Experience Are the Only Way to Compete with Amazon

Right before Christmas, we had a rare power outage here at my house. Thankfully my equipment racks are installed with... Continue Reading
Inventory and Experience Are the Only Way to Compete with Amazon

Jan 28, 2019

A Killer Popcorn Recipe Reminds Us How Specialty AV Should Be Sold

There are a lot of really fantastic retail stores in Beverly Hills. Rodeo Drive only starts to highlight what the... Continue Reading
A Killer Popcorn Recipe Reminds Us How Specialty AV Should Be Sold

Jan 21, 2019

Is the AV Preamp Making a Comeback?

AV preamps have never gone away, of course. But after a bit of a nap, the preamp market is starting to wake up in ways we haven't seen in years. Continue Reading
Is the AV Preamp Making a Comeback?

Jan 14, 2019

An Insider's Look at Advertising in the World of Specialty Audio-Video

Outside of my work for HomeTheaterReview.com, I work in advertising and have for the bulk of my professional career. If... Continue Reading
An Insider's Look at Advertising in the World of Specialty Audio-Video

Jan 07, 2019

What the Death of CES Can Teach the AV Enthusiast

CES is pretty much irrelevant to the specialty AV industry these days. But what can we learn from the changing winds at the world's largest consumer electronics show? Continue Reading
What the Death of CES Can Teach the AV Enthusiast

Dec 31, 2018

Wishful Thinking: Products That AV Companies Should Make (But Don't)

What AV product would you buy in a heartbeat... if only it existed? Continue Reading
Wishful Thinking: Products That AV Companies Should Make (But Don't)

Dec 24, 2018

Performance Versus Lifestyle: From a Reviewer's Perspective

Andrew Robinson has a few words for the naysayers who poo-poo his use of Vudu as source material for hardware reviews. Continue Reading
Performance Versus Lifestyle: From a Reviewer's Perspective

Dec 17, 2018

Trump's Technology Tariffs Create Continued Uncertainty for the AV Industry

No one can predict how these discussions will eventually play out. One thing's nearly certain, though: the continued uncertainty will affect the price of many tech products in the coming months. Continue Reading
Trump's Technology Tariffs Create Continued Uncertainty for the AV Industry

Dec 10, 2018

Prices on Used Oppo Players Are Insane

If these insane prices prove anything, it's that AV enthusiasts aren't over silver discs just yet. Continue Reading
Prices on Used Oppo Players Are Insane

Nov 22, 2018

Making Predictions on 4K UHD TV Pricing for the 2018 Holidays

The stretch of the calendar between Black Friday and Super Bowl Sunday typically represents prime TV-buying time. So, what are prices looking like this year? Jeff Berman breaks down the analysis and predictions. Continue Reading
Making Predictions on 4K UHD TV Pricing for the 2018 Holidays

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