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Jul 13, 2015

HTR Reader Survey

It's time to upgrade HomeTheaterReview.com, and we want you to help create the Internet's best resource for home theater reviews and news. Continue Reading
HTR Reader Survey

Jul 06, 2015

Audio Overshadows Video at CE Week Show

Video takes a back seat to audio product introductions and news at this year's CE Week in New York City, reports Jeff Berman in his show overview. Continue Reading
Audio Overshadows Video at CE Week Show

Jun 29, 2015

What 4K Content Can You Enjoy Right Now?

Looking for something to watch on that new Ultra HD TV you just bought? Adrienne Maxwell explains where you can find all the latest--although not necessarily the greatest--Ultra HD content. Continue Reading
What 4K Content Can You Enjoy Right Now?

Jun 22, 2015

Six Reasons to Finally Dump Your Pioneer KURO TV

We know you love your Pioneer KURO, but Jerry Del Colliano has six reasons why it's time for an upgrade to a new HDTV. Continue Reading
Six Reasons to Finally Dump Your Pioneer KURO TV

Jun 15, 2015

What Is the Oldest Piece of AV Gear You Own That Still Works?

Some theaterphiles and audiophiles take special pride in that ancient piece of gear they still own. We asked our writers to tell us about the oldest piece of gear they own that still actually works. Continue Reading
What Is the Oldest Piece of AV Gear You Own That Still Works?

Jun 08, 2015

Does Google Have the Power to Take Control of Your Whole Home?

Google's efforts to take control of the living room are being taken two steps further in 2015--first through the arrival... Continue Reading
Does Google Have the Power to Take Control of Your Whole Home?

Jun 01, 2015

Would You Go to an Audiophile Pop-Up?

Pop-ups are all the rage in fine dining, but would they work in the AV realm? Jerry Del Colliano thinks that creative AV dealers and manufacturers could generate a lot of excitement by taking their goods on the road. Continue Reading
Would You Go to an Audiophile Pop-Up?

May 25, 2015

Why a Disc-less Future Might Not Be YOUR Future

Lots of people have proclaimed the death of the physical disc as a means to deliver AV content, but Jerry Del Colliano says, "Not so fast." Technologies like Ultra HD and Dolby Atmos, along with unpredictable broadband speeds, will keep the disc format relevant for a good long while. Continue Reading
Why a Disc-less Future Might Not Be YOUR Future

May 18, 2015

Where Have All the Really Big 1080p TVs Gone?

Looking for an affordably priced ultra-big-screen 1080p TV? The options are dwindling, but we're here to help. Continue Reading
Where Have All the Really Big 1080p TVs Gone?

May 11, 2015

What Disney/Pixar Blu-ray Discs Have in Common with Electric Ladyland

In this era of streaming media, is it worth the cost to buy a Blu-ray disc? If that disc comes from Disney/Pixar and you've got kids in the house, Jerry Del Colliano says the answer is a definitive yes. Continue Reading
What Disney/Pixar Blu-ray Discs Have in Common with Electric Ladyland

May 04, 2015

Everything You Need to Know About ARC (Audio Return Channel)

Are you still listening to your smart TV's internal apps through the TV speakers, even though a perfectly good AV receiver is sitting just a few feet away? Adrienne Maxwell explains the setup process and potential benefits of the Audio Return Channel function. Continue Reading
Everything You Need to Know About ARC (Audio Return Channel)

Apr 27, 2015

The Smart TV Is Getting Smarter, But Can It Keep Up?

Many of the big-name TV manufacturers have moved away from their proprietary smart TV platforms and embraced open-source operating systems like Android, Firefox, and webOS. Will this shift lead to a better, faster smart TV experience? Continue Reading
The Smart TV Is Getting Smarter, But Can It Keep Up?

Apr 20, 2015

Should You Open an Audiophile Bed and Breakfast?

Would you stay at an audiophile-oriented bed and breakfast? Jerry Del Colliano believes this could be a great way to sell the gear and, especially, the high-end experience to prospective buyers. Continue Reading
Should You Open an Audiophile Bed and Breakfast?

Apr 13, 2015

Can DTS:X Get Off the Ground?

DTS officially unveiled the details on its object-based DTS:X platform at an event last week. Brent Butterworth offers his initial observations on whether DTS:X will be viable for the home theater market. Continue Reading
Can DTS:X Get Off the Ground?

Apr 06, 2015

What the AV Industry Could Learn From Colt 45 Malt Liquor

Colt 45's famous slogan is, "It works every time." Jerry Del Colliano says the AV industry needs to embrace that same motto and not ignore the importance of system control and integration. Continue Reading
What the AV Industry Could Learn From Colt 45 Malt Liquor

Mar 30, 2015

Should Some Audiophile Products Be Sold on a Limited-Edition Basis?

Would the audio industry benefit from selling certain products on a limited-edition basis? Would this add the necessary urgency to the purchase process for audio gear? Jerry Del Colliano explores the idea in this week's featured news story. Continue Reading
Should Some Audiophile Products Be Sold on a Limited-Edition Basis?

Mar 23, 2015

No Love for Next-Gen AV Technologies?

We've been covering a number of emerging technologies lately, from Ultra HD to hi-res audio to Dolby Atmos. While some readers find these developments exciting, others seem ready to dismiss them right off the bat, which makes us ask: Why no love for next-gen AV technologies? Continue Reading
No Love for Next-Gen AV Technologies?

Mar 16, 2015

Should You Have to Crowdfund Your AV Gear?

A growing number of AV manufacturers are turning to crowdfunding as a way to get products made. Jerry Del Colliano discusses the pluses and minuses of this approach and poses the question: What AV products would you consider funding? Continue Reading
Should You Have to Crowdfund Your AV Gear?

Mar 09, 2015

How Big Is Your (Internet) Pipe?

As we wait for the arrival of Ultra HD Blu-ray, early UHD adopters are forced to rely on streaming and downloads for access to UHD content. Is your home network up to the task? Continue Reading
How Big Is Your (Internet) Pipe?

Mar 02, 2015

What You Need to Know About HDMI 2.0

Ah, HDMI. With every update to a new version comes a new level of confusion, and HDMI 2.0 is no different. Adrienne Maxwell cuts through the confusion and explains what you need to know about HDMI 2.0 and HDCP 2.2. Continue Reading
What You Need to Know About HDMI 2.0

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