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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

Mar 10, 2014

11 Great AV Products Under $100

We don't have an inexpensive hobby. I don't need to tell you that; I'm sure many of you can... Continue Reading
11 Great AV Products Under $100

Mar 03, 2014

Eight Reasons Why Home Theater Isn't Dead (and Won't Die Any Time Soon)

I don't think I was the only person who was shocked to see Source Interlink close Home Theater Magazine in... Continue Reading
Eight Reasons Why Home Theater Isn't Dead (and Won't Die Any Time Soon)

Feb 24, 2014

Finally, Hope for a 4K Broadcast Standard in ATSC 3.0

There were a lot of things that I would have liked to see at CES 2014 that I didn't see.... Continue Reading
Finally, Hope for a 4K Broadcast Standard in ATSC 3.0

Feb 17, 2014

Will the Tablet Kill the Small-Screen HDTV?

In the lead-up to the International CES, several of the big-name TV manufacturers - including Samsung, LG, and Toshiba -... Continue Reading
Will the Tablet Kill the Small-Screen HDTV?

Feb 10, 2014

Will the Wireless Home Theater System Ever Become a Reality?

It was the year 2005 that I sat down to review my first "wireless" home theater system, which actually required... Continue Reading
Will the Wireless Home Theater System Ever Become a Reality?

Feb 03, 2014

Are You Binging on TV Shows?

"Same time next week" is getting harder and harder to stick to, no matter how good the show. But with DVRs, DVDs, Blu-Rays and streaming content providers making anything we want available 24/7, thankfully (?) we don't have to. Continue Reading
Are You Binging on TV Shows?

Jan 27, 2014

Why Are All of the New HDTVs Curved?

I just returned from the 2014 Consumer Electronics Show, and it was hard to miss in the Central Hall the... Continue Reading
Why Are All of the New HDTVs Curved?

Jan 20, 2014

2014 CES Show Report and Photo Slideshow

The 2014 International CES is in the rearview mirror, and now it's time to process all the information that... Continue Reading
2014 CES Show Report and Photo Slideshow

Jan 13, 2014

Should Audiophiles Lease Gear?

I've been working a lot with my mother in Philadelphia lately. Her husband, an audiophile of sorts, died in 2011.... Continue Reading
Should Audiophiles Lease Gear?

Jan 06, 2014

The Roadmap To Boom Times In The AV Business

From the time in the early 1980s, when VHS won out over Betamax in a nasty format war, until the... Continue Reading
The Roadmap To Boom Times In The AV Business

Dec 30, 2013

Three Trends We Hope to See at CES

The 2014 International CES is just one week away. New product announcements are starting to roll in, and I'm putting... Continue Reading
Three Trends We Hope to See at CES

Dec 23, 2013

The Best Music in High Resolution From 2013

The record labels finally figured out that we, the music-buying public, want music in high-resolution formats. Well good for them and VERY good for us. Mark Smotroff recaps a big year for music in HD with a list of the best music in high resolution. Continue Reading
The Best Music in High Resolution From 2013

Dec 16, 2013

How Today's High-End Installed Car Audio Can Help Save the Hobby

Can high-end, installed car audio bring new, qualified buyers to the audiophile market? Jerry Del Colliano looks into the possibility as more and more boutique audio companies are designing premium car audio for the top auto manufacturers Continue Reading
How Today's High-End Installed Car Audio Can Help Save the Hobby

Dec 09, 2013

What AV Goodies the HTR Writers Have On Their Wish Lists

What AV gear do you want for Christmas? HomeTheaterReview.com's editorial staff put together a list of our favorite picks. We wouldn't blame you if you forwarded a link to your wife. Hint, hint... Continue Reading
What AV Goodies the HTR Writers Have On Their Wish Lists

Dec 02, 2013

Saying A Final Goodbye To The Blockbuster Store ... R.I.P.

Saying goodbye to an old friend, Adrienne Maxwell laments the death of a home theater icon - the Blockbuster Video store. Continue Reading
Saying A Final Goodbye To The Blockbuster Store ... R.I.P.

Nov 25, 2013

Should You Buy One More Plasma or Wait for an Ultra HD OLED?

Now may be the last time to buy a plasma television. So the question to ask is: should you? Is it worth getting a plasma now that may be old and out dated technology in the very near future? Continue Reading
Should You Buy One More Plasma or Wait for an Ultra HD OLED?

Nov 18, 2013

Automated Room Correction Explained

Today's AV receivers can do everything from take 10 HDMI inputs to connect to the Internet, as well as make you a squeaky-dry martini. Room correction is a compelling feature on most of today's best AV receivers, but getting "better" sound thanks to your automated room correction isn't a cake walk. Dennis Burger walks you through the process for nearly every receiver and correction process in the market. Continue Reading
Automated Room Correction Explained

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