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Apr 01, 2013

Building a NAS Box From the Ground Up - Is This The Ultimate AV Source Component?

Want a source component that allows you to watch whatever media you have be it Blu-ray, DVD, or music files, and all instantly searchable and instantly playable at the touch of a button? Sounds like you may want a NAS box. Continue Reading
Building a NAS Box From the Ground Up - Is This The Ultimate AV Source Component?

Mar 25, 2013

Plasma vs. LCD vs. OLED: Which Is Right for You?

Forget about 3D and UltraHD, the fundamental technology question to ask yourself is about plasma, LCD, and OLED. What are the pros and cons of these technologies and which is right for you? Continue Reading
Plasma vs. LCD vs. OLED: Which Is Right for You?

Mar 18, 2013

How Recycling AV Gear Might Find The Next Big Market of New Customers

Eventually, all audio/video products must be replaced. However, there may be an opportunity available in disposing of these older products that helps grow the industry and the hobby. Continue Reading
How Recycling AV Gear Might Find The Next Big Market of New Customers

Mar 11, 2013

FCC Rules To Make It Harder To Get Cable Channels Without A Cable Box

In the last few years, the way television is being broadcast has changed. These changes keep coming, and the FCC has issued a rule change that will affect the way some consumers watch television. Continue Reading
FCC Rules To Make It Harder To Get Cable Channels Without A Cable Box

Mar 04, 2013

You Don't Own Me - Another Reason Streaming Will Ultimately Win the Disc/Streaming War

With the introduction of Ultra HD displays, the question of Ultra HD content has become acute. Can Blu-ray handle it? Will there be another disc format for the new content? If not, where is it going to come from? Andrew Robinson examines the issue. Continue Reading
You Don't Own Me - Another Reason Streaming Will Ultimately Win the Disc/Streaming War

Feb 25, 2013

Is Bone Conduction The Future of Headphones?

Headphone technology has changed that drastically since the introduction of the in-ear or perhaps noise canceling headphone. But the next phase may be on its way: bone-conduction. Continue Reading
Is Bone Conduction The Future of Headphones?

Feb 18, 2013

UltraHD Sets Are Coming But Long Before UltraHD Content

It appears the consumer electronics industry may have jumped the gun on the next generation of high definition home entertainment. The products are coming, but there may be some problems with the content. Continue Reading
UltraHD Sets Are Coming But Long Before UltraHD Content

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

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