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Jul 28, 2014

Dolby Atmos at Home: The Known Knowns and the Known Unknowns

Last month, a number of hardware manufacturers officially lifted the lid off of the AV industry's worst-kept secret: Dolby Atmos... Continue Reading
Dolby Atmos at Home: The Known Knowns and the Known Unknowns

Jul 21, 2014

Is Your Ultra HD TV REALLY an Ultra HD TV?

Just because your TV has a 3,840 x 2,160 resolution does not officially make it an Ultra HD TV, at... Continue Reading
Is Your Ultra HD TV REALLY an Ultra HD TV?

Jul 14, 2014

Does 4DX Live Up To Its Theatrical Hype?

I'm pretty open-minded when it comes to movies. I can watch a double header of some old Howard Hawks comedies... Continue Reading
Does 4DX Live Up To Its Theatrical Hype?

Jul 07, 2014

Internet Bandwidth Problems and How It Can Screw Up Your Home Theater Experience

My family is going through, as Jules in Pulp Fiction calls it, a "transitional period." We sold our house in... Continue Reading
Internet Bandwidth Problems and How It Can Screw Up Your Home Theater Experience

Jun 30, 2014

Tips to Help Reduce Your Theater's Power Consumption

While it is not as "green" a pastime as, say, gardening, home theater enthusiasts can take some comfort that... Continue Reading
Tips to Help Reduce Your Theater's Power Consumption

Jun 23, 2014

Will 4DX Get You Back into the Theater?

When was the last time you heard someone say, "That movie smelled great"? It's probably a phrase that's never been... Continue Reading
Will 4DX Get You Back into the Theater?

Jun 16, 2014

How to Pick the Right Amp for Your Speakers (or Vice Versa)

Amplifiers and loudspeakers. Two devices that go together "like a horse and carriage," as the Sultan of Swoon would have... Continue Reading
How to Pick the Right Amp for Your Speakers (or Vice Versa)

Jun 09, 2014

Is Now The Time To Buy Into 4K?

New technology is like a pretty girl across the room at a party. From far away, she seems too good... Continue Reading
Is Now The Time To Buy Into 4K?

Jun 02, 2014

Has the Curved Screen Killed OLED?

Remember last September when I said that OLED was alive and well, thanks to the at-long-last arrival of 55-inch OLED... Continue Reading
Has the Curved Screen Killed OLED?

May 26, 2014

Why I Don't Pay For Cable

Remember those old, chunky, plastic, black-and faux-wood-grain channel switchers that came with your cable box circa 1986? They were big,... Continue Reading
Why I Don't Pay For Cable

May 19, 2014

Five Ideas on How to Go Big on a Small Budget or in a Small Room

Jerry Dell Colliano's discusses ways that those of us without an unlimited budget- or unlimited space- can still get the most out of our home theaters. Continue Reading
Five Ideas on How to Go Big on a Small Budget or in a Small Room

May 12, 2014

Can We Sell Hi-Res Audio to the Mainstream Music Lover?

Can hi-res audio gain traction with the masses? The genre is certainly picking up steam in the enthusiast space, but... Continue Reading
Can We Sell Hi-Res Audio to the Mainstream Music Lover?

May 05, 2014

How Would You Start a New AV Company?

One thing the specialty AV business is missing these days is a meaningful level of new growth and new... Continue Reading
How Would You Start a New AV Company?

Apr 28, 2014

Why You Need To Know About Gamma on Your HDTV

If you've read a lot of TV reviews (or even just few, actually), you've likely seen mention of a TV's... Continue Reading
Why You Need To Know About Gamma on Your HDTV

Apr 21, 2014

Tips For Building a Great Portable Home Theater

There are few things that a home theater enthusiast enjoys more than sitting down in front of his or her... Continue Reading
Tips For Building a Great Portable Home Theater

Apr 14, 2014

Nine Questions to Consider Before You Hire a Custom AV Installer

We just celebrated our son's second birthday, and I can't believe how time flies and how life has changed. Gone... Continue Reading
Nine Questions to Consider Before You Hire a Custom AV Installer

Apr 07, 2014

Great New AV Demos From All Formats Designed To Light Up Your System

When was the last time you spent some quality time with your home theater or high-end music system? We're... Continue Reading
Great New AV Demos From All Formats Designed To Light Up Your System

Mar 31, 2014

How to Choose the Right LCD TV

With plasma on its way out and OLED taking its time coming to the fore, that leaves trusty old LCD panel televisions for most of those in the market right now. Adrienne Maxwell is here to walk you through the process of getting the LCD television that's right for you. Continue Reading
How to Choose the Right LCD TV

Mar 24, 2014

The Five Best Ways to Upgrade Your AV System for Under $500

Audiophiles and home theater buffs are always looking to eke out the nth degree of performance from their AV investments,... Continue Reading
The Five Best Ways to Upgrade Your AV System for Under $500

Mar 17, 2014

The Color's the Thing That Will Make 4K So Amazing

By this point, you probably already know that 4K/Ultra HD is the future of HDTV and that it offers four... Continue Reading
The Color's the Thing That Will Make 4K So Amazing

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