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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?

Feb 10, 2020

What If You Upgraded Everything but the Gear in Your Home Theater?

Evidence-based audio enthusiasts know that the best way to make your system sound better is to improve your room's acoustics.... Continue Reading
What If You Upgraded Everything but the Gear in Your Home Theater?

Feb 03, 2020

Are You a Bose Hater? Get Over It!

You don't have to buy Bose. You don't even have to like Bose. But you should respect the company's engineering and marketing prowess, not to mention its appeal to the Average Joe or Jane. Continue Reading
Are You a Bose Hater? Get Over It!

Jan 27, 2020

The Dangers of Streaming the Super Bowl in 4K

It's one thing when technical glitches and an overtaxed entertainment ecosystem lead to glitches in regular TV shows, argues Jerry. But it's a whole other thing when 4K done wrong ruins one of the biggest TV events of the year. Continue Reading
The Dangers of Streaming the Super Bowl in 4K

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