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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

Nov 11, 2013

Learning to Love a Professional AV Salesperson

Salespeople can get a bad rap. It's easy to find things people don't like. However, here is a list of the positives that good salespeople bring with them. They are things you don't know you miss until they are gone. Continue Reading
Learning to Love a Professional AV Salesperson

Nov 04, 2013

Is Your AV Gear Set Up to Deliver the Best Performance?

Getting the best performance from your system doesn't just mean buying the best products. It also means knowing how to set up those products. Adrienne Maxwell offers a few helpful tips. Continue Reading
Is Your AV Gear Set Up to Deliver the Best Performance?

Oct 28, 2013

How To Keep Your Child Safe From a TV Tip-Over

With modern HDTVs getting bigger and thinner, there is also the potential for them to be less safe as well. Adrienne Maxwell takes a look at different ways to make sure your TV is secure and safe. Continue Reading
How To Keep Your Child Safe From a TV Tip-Over

Oct 21, 2013

Are You An Audio-Video Missionary?

If the hobby of home theater and audio is going to survive, it needs to be shared. Jerry Del Colliano lists a few ideas that could help spread the love when it comes to consumer electronics. Continue Reading
Are You An Audio-Video Missionary?

Oct 14, 2013

How Do I Connect My Tablet to My TV? Let Me Count the Ways...

Figuring out how to get your tablet to connect with your television can be a bit of a chore. Adrienne Maxwell explains the different technologies and how she goes about making it happen. Continue Reading
How Do I Connect My Tablet to My TV? Let Me Count the Ways...

Oct 07, 2013

CEDIA 2013 Show Report

The CEDIA Expo returned to Denver, Colorado for the 2013 show. Adrienne Maxwell was on the scene to see what the manufactures had to offer. Read on to find out what she saw and what is coming to stores soon. Continue Reading
CEDIA 2013 Show Report

Sep 30, 2013

Bluetooth, AirPlay, DLNA: What's The Best Streaming Format Today?

Dennis Burger takes a look at the different options out there for streaming audio technologies, examining their implementations and the benefits and downsides of each technology. Continue Reading
Bluetooth, AirPlay, DLNA: What's The Best Streaming Format Today?

Sep 23, 2013

OLED Is Alive and Well ... and Coming to a Store Near You

OLED has been an interesting technology. Outside of trade shows, OLED HDTVs have seemed to be an impossibility. Many doubted that they would ever come to market. Adrienne Maxwell is here to tell you they are. Continue Reading
OLED Is Alive and Well ... and Coming to a Store Near You

Sep 16, 2013

CEA and Major Labels Now Say They Back Music Sales in HD

For some time, the idea of high-resolution audio has stagnated as a niche interested. However, now certain members of the electronics and music industries are attempting to push it into the mainstream. Continue Reading
CEA and Major Labels Now Say They Back Music Sales in HD

Sep 09, 2013

20 Artists, Bands and Music You Might Have Missed

If you've been struggling to find new music, Mark Smotroff is here to help. He not only lists artists to look into, but also methods and tips that will allow you to find new music all on your own. Continue Reading
20 Artists, Bands and Music You Might Have Missed

Sep 02, 2013

Can the Super Ticket Ease Tensions Between Movie Studios and Theater Chains?

There is a new offer coming to movie theaters - the Super Ticket. The ticket includes a lot of treats with admission to a movie at a theater, including a copy of the movie. Is this brilliance or desperation? Continue Reading
Can the Super Ticket Ease Tensions Between Movie Studios and Theater Chains?

Aug 26, 2013

Five Ideas to Help Brick-and-Mortar AV Retailers Earn Your Business Back

With the change the internet brought to the consumer electronics industry, many dealers have been left trying to play catch up. Here are five tips that could help do just that, benefiting the dealers and the consumers. Continue Reading
Five Ideas to Help Brick-and-Mortar AV Retailers Earn Your Business Back

Aug 19, 2013

Plasma Burn-In: Is It Still a Cause for Concern?

One of the downsides to a plasma high-definition television is burn-in or image retention. But is that still true? Adrienne Maxwell takes a look at the current state of plasmas to find an answer. Continue Reading
Plasma Burn-In: Is It Still a Cause for Concern?

Aug 12, 2013

Disc-to-Digital . . . Revisited

A while back, Adrienne Maxwell tested out Walmart's Disc-to-Digital service. Now that the service has had some time to grow, she returns to see if there have been any improvements. Continue Reading
Disc-to-Digital . . . Revisited

Aug 05, 2013

How to Get HD Music Into Your AV System Today

Hi-res music is one of the best ways to enjoy quality recordings, if not the best. There are several ways to obtain this music. Mark Smotroff runs them down for this Home Theater Review piece. Continue Reading
How to Get HD Music Into Your AV System Today

Jul 29, 2013

If Smaller Films Aren't in Cinemas, Where Are They?

Blockbusters dominate the movie houses, but what if you don't want them to dominate your home theater. Where do you go to find an alternative to the big-budget tentpole movie. Pierce O'Toole offers some options. Continue Reading
If Smaller Films Aren't in Cinemas, Where Are They?

Jul 22, 2013

The Argument for Adding More Subwoofers to Your Audiophile and Home Theater Systems

Some believe multiple subwoofers is overkill while others believe that it adds a great deal of performance to a system. Jerry Del Colliano puts for the argument about why more is better. Continue Reading
The Argument for Adding More Subwoofers to Your Audiophile and Home Theater Systems

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