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Oct 27, 2014

The Resurgence of the Over-the-Air DVR

The rise of the cord-cutter has breathed new life into an old category: the over-the-air DVR. Adrienne Maxwell highlights popular new products in this category, which do a lot more than just tune in and record over-the-air signals. Continue Reading
The Resurgence of the Over-the-Air DVR

Oct 20, 2014

Listening to Music By Mood Versus Album

How do you listen to music these days? Do you still listen to albums in their entirety, or have playlists and shuffle forever changed the way you experience music? Continue Reading
Listening to Music By Mood Versus Album

Oct 13, 2014

Can DTS Play-Fi Dethrone Sonos?

The Play-Fi multiroom wireless audio system from DTS is gaining momentum amongst manufacturers. How does it compare with other wireless audio technologies, and can it give the reigning king, Sonos, a run for its money? Continue Reading
Can DTS Play-Fi Dethrone Sonos?

Oct 06, 2014

There Is No AV Without IT Today

Assembling high-performance AV systems isn't just about the video and audio gear nowadays. It's all about networking. If you're planning a home theater install or upgrade, Jerry Del Colliano says, "Don't skimp on the IT." Continue Reading
There Is No AV Without IT Today

Sep 29, 2014

Should You Open A Stereo Store?

It's a crazy question, isn't it: should you (or someone you know) open a stereo store? It's no breaking news... Continue Reading
Should You Open A Stereo Store?

Sep 21, 2014

CEDIA 2014 Show Report and Photo Slideshow

Adrienne Maxwell discusses the major themes of CEDIA 2014 and provides details on some of the hottest new products on display. Continue Reading
CEDIA 2014 Show Report and Photo Slideshow

Sep 15, 2014

Four Reasons Why Ultra HD Is Becoming More Relevant to Consumers

There are plenty of Ultra HD TVs to buy right now, but the lack of content keeps a lot of shoppers on the sidelines. Jerry Del Colliano highlights some recent announcements that show Ultra HD is headed in the right direction. Continue Reading
Four Reasons Why Ultra HD Is Becoming More Relevant to Consumers

Sep 07, 2014

Do You Need to Love Music to Be a True Audiophile?

What does it mean to be an audiophile? Do you need to be passionate about music (or movies), or can it be all about the sound reproduction itself? Our writers weigh in. Continue Reading
Do You Need to Love Music to Be a True Audiophile?

Sep 01, 2014

Will Blu-ray Discs Be the Real Casualty in Amazon's Current War?

As leverage in current negotiations with companies like Disney and Warner Brothers, Amazon has chosen to prevent pre-order sales on big-name Blu-ray releases. Will this affect current disc sales and the future of physical media? Continue Reading
Will Blu-ray Discs Be the Real Casualty in Amazon's Current War?

Aug 25, 2014

The Incredible Shrinking Release Date

Remember when you had to wait a year for a home video release? Today, release windows have shrunk to almost no time at all, and Brandon Eberhart wonders if this is good or bad for the movie industry. Continue Reading
The Incredible Shrinking Release Date

Aug 18, 2014

Do Premium HDMI Cables Really Matter?

Jerry Del Colliano poses a question that has inspired much debate in AV circles: do premium HDMI cables matter? See what some big names in the industry have to say on the subject. Continue Reading
Do Premium HDMI Cables Really Matter?

Aug 11, 2014

Why Don't You Go to the Movies Anymore?

A few weeks ago, I asked our HomeTheaterEquipment.com forum members a simple question: when was the last time you went... Continue Reading
Why Don't You Go to the Movies Anymore?

Aug 04, 2014

How Well Does Ultra HD Work On Netflix?

Ultra HD has officially arrived on Netflix. Okay, technically Netflix has been streaming Ultra HD content since early April; but,... Continue Reading
How Well Does Ultra HD Work On Netflix?

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)

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