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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

Jul 15, 2013

What Blu-rays Do You Really Need To Own?

Publisher Jerry Del Colliano has been revamping his AV system to be more modest that it has been in the past. This posed the question to him: what Blu-rays do you really need to own? Here are his conclusions. Continue Reading
What Blu-rays Do You Really Need To Own?

Jul 08, 2013

Five Tips to Pick the Right Soundbar

With soundbars becoming more and more popular, as well as getting better and better, it is important to have a guide to navigate the many offerings out there. Here are five questions to ask that will help. Continue Reading
Five Tips to Pick the Right Soundbar

Jul 01, 2013

Hot New HDTVs Just Hitting The Market

Many of the televisions we report on haven't hit the market, and won't for some time, especially when we do coverage of trade shows. Well get ready, the new of HDTVs are coming to a store near you. Continue Reading
Hot New HDTVs Just Hitting The Market

Jun 24, 2013

Is HDMI 2.0 Coming Soon to a Home Theater Near You?

New formats can create many changes in the home theater world. New discs and players. Ultra HD may bring both of those. However, what is far more certain is a new HDMI profile. Welcome to HDMI 2.0. Continue Reading
Is HDMI 2.0 Coming Soon to a Home Theater Near You?

Jun 17, 2013

How We Evaluate and Measure HDTVs

Many people look at reviews of television before they make a purchase. Some of the evaluations are simple and some are more complex. Our own Adrienne Maxwell walks you through her method for a better understanding. Continue Reading
How We Evaluate and Measure HDTVs

Jun 10, 2013

What Should You Expect From a $5,000 HDTV

For most consumers, a $5,000 television is the top of the high-end. So you've spent the money and you've gotten the television into your home. What should you expect from the display? Continue Reading
What Should You Expect From a $5,000 HDTV

Jun 03, 2013

Six Reasons Why There Has Never Been A Better Time to Love Home Theater

One need not look far to find negatives when it comes to the audio/video hobby in modern times. So to counter that, here are six reasons it has never been better to be part of the hobby. Continue Reading
Six Reasons Why There Has Never Been A Better Time to Love Home Theater

May 27, 2013

The Pursuit of Accuracy: A New Video Series About TV Setup & Calibration

Video calibration can be intimidating for some. For others, it seems like needless flim flam. Now there is a new video series that hopes to assuage both those notions. All for the benefit of the consumer. Continue Reading
The Pursuit of Accuracy: A New Video Series About TV Setup & Calibration

May 20, 2013

What to Tell Your Friends When They Ask About Ultra HD?

A lot of home theater enthusiasts become the tech expert for the people they know, especially when that technology is brand new. Here's an idea of how to handle that conversation when it comes to Ultra HD. Continue Reading
What to Tell Your Friends When They Ask About Ultra HD?

May 13, 2013

Let's Not Forget That Home Theater Is a Hobby

Home theater is something that people can become very passionate about, and invest a lot of money in. However, at the end of the day, it is important to remember that it is still a hobby. Continue Reading
Let's Not Forget That Home Theater Is a Hobby

May 06, 2013

What Happens When Your HDTV Finally Dies?

Eventually, all things die, even televisions. Once your television finally gives in, you have to wonder about what do with it. Do you fix it? If not, how do you go about getting rid of it? Here's a few ideas. Continue Reading
What Happens When Your HDTV Finally Dies?

Apr 29, 2013

How California's Real Estate Boom Could Revive the Home Theater Business Nationwide

The California real estate marketing is really taking off. This is good news, and not just for sellers in the Golden State. This could help revive the home theater business across the country. Here's how. Continue Reading
How California's Real Estate Boom Could Revive the Home Theater Business Nationwide

Apr 22, 2013

Searching Far and Wide: How to Choose the Best Viewing Distance and Screen Size

There is more to screen size than just being big or small. Your screen size directly relates to your viewing distance. What is viewing distance and how do you figure it out? Read on to find out. Continue Reading
Searching Far and Wide: How to Choose the Best Viewing Distance and Screen Size

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