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Feb 11, 2013

University of Bath Has a Way To Replace Pixels That Would Revolutionize All Video As We Know It

Video quality has long been sold with the notion that pixels determine quality and that higher resolutions are better. But what if that idea was made false by new technology? What would define picture quality then? Continue Reading
University of Bath Has a Way To Replace Pixels That Would Revolutionize All Video As We Know It

Feb 04, 2013

How The Failure of Tweeter Killed Off The Mid-Fi Specialty AV Chain

There have been many significant events that have rippled through the consumer electronics causing change in good and bad ways. One of these events, was the failure of Tweeter. Continue Reading
How The Failure of Tweeter Killed Off The Mid-Fi Specialty AV Chain

Jan 28, 2013

How to Break Free from Cable/Satellite Fees

There is a growing movement to "cut the cord." If you are contemplating this as an option for you, Adrienne Maxwell presents what options exist out there that don't involve a cable or a satellite. Continue Reading
How to Break Free from Cable/Satellite Fees

Jan 21, 2013

Five Tips to Make Sure You're Actually Watching HD on Your HDTV

Despite the technology being ubiquitous in our homes for years and years now, it is still possible to have all the pieces for HD entertainment and not actually experience it. Adrienne Maxwell gives a few tips to prevent this from happening. Continue Reading
Five Tips to Make Sure You're Actually Watching HD on Your HDTV

Jan 16, 2013

CES 2013 Show Report

Home Theater Review Editor Andrew Robinson was on the ground, exploring the booths and rooms at the 2013 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. These are his finding as to what the show portends. Continue Reading
CES 2013 Show Report

Jan 14, 2013

When Should You Update Your Software and Firmware on Your AV System?

Internet-connected audio video products entered systems and brought with them the presence of firmware. Which brings with it a new question: when it comes time to update firmware, when should it be done? Continue Reading
When Should You Update Your Software and Firmware on Your AV System?

Jan 07, 2013

Goodbye, Universal Remote. Hello, Control App.

As more and more touch screens enter the home, the need for a separate universal remote is being replaced by a selection of control apps. But with so many new apps to choose from, what's the difference? Continue Reading
Goodbye, Universal Remote. Hello, Control App.

Dec 31, 2012

Introducing The Audiophile Ice Cream Man - He's Got A New Business Model That You Might Just Like

With the changing nature of the AV business it is important to be able to adapt. Sometimes that means welcoming new technology and formats, sometimes that means changing your entire business. Continue Reading
Introducing The Audiophile Ice Cream Man - He's Got A New Business Model That You Might Just Like

Dec 24, 2012

Plasma vs. LCD Revisited

This year saw many new models of LCD and plasma HDTVs hit the market, as do most years. However, this year, there seemed to be notable steps backward in performance. What factors could have created this? Continue Reading
Plasma vs. LCD Revisited

Dec 17, 2012

Exactly Why Vinyl Isn't The Future of Audiophilia

It is true that vinyl has experienced growth as a format in recent years. But does that mean that vinyl is the format for an audiophile or is the whole thing being blown out of proportion? Continue Reading
Exactly Why Vinyl Isn't The Future of Audiophilia

Dec 10, 2012

Writer's Favorite A/V Demo Material By Home Theater Review

Everyone has their favorite demos, pieces of music or scenes from movies that really show off what their system can do. Our reviewers are no different. Here are their current favorites. Continue Reading
Writer's Favorite A/V Demo Material By Home Theater Review

Dec 03, 2012

Closing In On The Holy Grail of Home Theater

Home theaters get better and better with each new product cycle that the consumer electronics manufacturers release. We may even be approaching the Holy Grail of the home theater. But what is that? Continue Reading
Closing In On The Holy Grail of Home Theater

Nov 26, 2012

The Most Cost Effective Tweak For Any System ... An Open Mind

There are all kinds of factors that go into building a home theater system and tuning to the best you think it can be. But this can only really be achieved if you open your mind to all possibilities. Continue Reading
The Most Cost Effective Tweak For Any System ... An Open Mind

Nov 23, 2012

The Solution To Best Buys Showrooming Problem Is Called Commissioning

Readers of HomeTheaterReview.com likely were not shocked to see big box retailer Best Buy (BBY: NYSE) post more disappointing results... Continue Reading
The Solution To Best Buys Showrooming Problem Is Called Commissioning

Nov 19, 2012

The Fight for Your Right to Import Movies

The copyright battle has always been a messy one. In this current installment, the ability to import movies is called into question - regardless if the disc is owned and the attentions honorable. Continue Reading
The Fight for Your Right to Import Movies

Nov 12, 2012

Five Fresh Ideas For AV Retailers To Lure Consumers Back Into Stores

There's been a shift happening in the consumer electronics world. It's been happening for a while. Jerry Del Colliano addresses that and offers five ways to adapt to the new ecosystem. Continue Reading
Five Fresh Ideas For AV Retailers To Lure Consumers Back Into Stores

Nov 05, 2012

How To Get Young People To Become Audiophiles

The question that is on many minds is one of the future of the AV industry. Times are changing and the next generation is going to have to pick up the torch. But how do you get them to do that? Continue Reading
How To Get Young People To Become Audiophiles

Oct 29, 2012

Front Projection: Still the Best Value in the Big-Screen Biz

Television manufacturers continue to make and market bigger and bigger screens. However, while an 80-inch television is an easy and impressive-looking solution, it is still not the best solution. Continue Reading
Front Projection: Still the Best Value in the Big-Screen Biz

Oct 23, 2012

The Real Story at This Year's Rocky Mountain Audio Fest

Managing Editor Andrew Robinson traveled to the 2012 Rocky Mountain Audio Fest in Denver. While there was plenty to see at the show, there were definitely some things that weren't being addressed. Continue Reading
The Real Story at This Year's Rocky Mountain Audio Fest

Oct 22, 2012

Doomsday Prepping for 4K

With 4K on the horizon, it may be hard to know how to prepare for the transition, especially with a lack of standard for consumer electronics. Here are a few tips to help handle the forthcoming paradigm shift. Continue Reading
Doomsday Prepping for 4K

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