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Jan 31, 2011

Deflowering the Myth and Mystery of the CES Trade Show

The Consumer Electronics Show that happens every year in Las Vegas doesn't get quite the media blitz that occurs every July at Comic-Con in San Diego, but there is still a lot of hype surrounding CES. HomeTheaterReview.com is here to help you decode the buzz. Continue Reading
Deflowering the Myth and Mystery of the CES Trade Show

Jan 24, 2011

Big Box Stores Finally Figured Out How To Make Money Selling Video - Can Mom & Pop Keep Up?

As flat-screen televisions become ever more affordable for the consumer, they become ever less profitable for the retail chains that sell them. However, Vizio has found a way to put together stores and home video distributors, helping both without hurting us. Continue Reading
Big Box Stores Finally Figured Out How To Make Money Selling Video - Can Mom & Pop Keep Up?

Jan 13, 2011

CES 2011 Trade Show Coverage

Every year, the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas is where all the top-flight electronics manufacturers display and demonstrate their new products and projects. The staff of HomeTheaterReview.com was on hand to report on everything there worth knowing about. Continue Reading
CES 2011 Trade Show Coverage

Jan 10, 2011

Is Blu-ray Better Than Streaming or Pay-Per-View For Your Hard Earned Home Video Budget?

Depressingly enough for those of us who value artistry in both our hardware and our software, market forces are often dictated by those who want things that come quickly and easily, even if these things are not as good as products that may call for a little more time and effort. Continue Reading
Is Blu-ray Better Than Streaming or Pay-Per-View For Your Hard Earned Home Video Budget?

Jan 03, 2011

Movie Studios Are Thinking Of Asking Consumers What Blu-ray To Put Out Next

Rather than mass-producing Blu-ray discs for every theatrical film title released, whether the film hits, gets a cult following or outright bombs, there is now some thought being given to trying to gauge how a disc will sell via presales or early commitments before copies are made. Continue Reading
Movie Studios Are Thinking Of Asking Consumers What Blu-ray To Put Out Next

Dec 27, 2010

Cheap Is The New Trendy When It Comes To Today's Specialty Audio Video

Jerry del Colliano recounts the story of a friend's recent home theater upgrade and questions the state of specialty A/V retail. Has the commoditization of A/V products made it impossible to convince shoppers to step up to the next level of performance? Continue Reading
Cheap Is The New Trendy When It Comes To Today's Specialty Audio Video

Dec 20, 2010

Today's Headphones Are The Key To Ultimately Wooing Kids To Love Audio

With so many people, especially younger generations, listening to music from their iPods, the secret to welcoming in the new wave of audiophiles may lie inside the speakers of a good set of headphones. Continue Reading
Today's Headphones Are The Key To Ultimately Wooing Kids To Love Audio

Dec 13, 2010

Form Factor Woos Consumers To Today's Ultra-Thin HDTVs

When the time comes to upgrade your TV, what will most influence your decision? Price? Performance? Web features? For many consumers, a TV's form factor (most importantly, its depth) plays a larger role than ever before. Jerry del Colliano describes his recent TV upgrade. Continue Reading
Form Factor Woos Consumers To Today's Ultra-Thin HDTVs

Dec 06, 2010

Building a Reference Grade Media Room on a Budget - Part 2

Andrew Robinson continues his guide to building a home theater on a budget. In this installment, he covers the process of building the room from planning the design to hanging the acoustic panels to sliding the speakers in place. Continue Reading
Building a Reference Grade Media Room on a Budget - Part 2

Nov 29, 2010

Can The Adult Industry Continue To Call The Shots For Consumer Electronics Going Forward?

Is it a coincidence that the Consumer Electronics Show and the AVN Show occur at the same time, in the same city, each year? There has long been an interesting link between these two industries, but it looks like the ties that bind may be loosening. Continue Reading
Can The Adult Industry Continue To Call The Shots For Consumer Electronics Going Forward?

Nov 22, 2010

Eight Reasons To Buy an HDTV Today That Doesn't Include 3D

Even if you don't want to go 3D at home, HomeTheaterReview.com publisher Jerry Del Colliano gives you eight good reasons why now may be the best time ever to purchase a new HDTV - and why, even if you don't care about 3D, you may want an HDTV that has it after all. Continue Reading
Eight Reasons To Buy an HDTV Today That Doesn't Include 3D

Nov 15, 2010

Why People's Eyes Don't Always React Well To 3D HDTV

Are you one of those viewers who get a headache from 3D? Here's why our experts say you may be having that problem, and what they recommend so that you can better enjoy this feature that is becoming all the rage in home theatre set-ups. Continue Reading
Why People's Eyes Don't Always React Well To 3D HDTV

Nov 08, 2010

The Top 10 Home Theater Applications For Your HDTV, Blu-ray and Other Components

Adrienne Maxwell takes a look at 10 interesting content apps, in both the video and audio realms. Whether you're looking to stream movies and music, watch live TV, remotely access DVR recordings, or just find out the name of that song on the radio, this list has something for everyone. Continue Reading
The Top 10 Home Theater Applications For Your HDTV, Blu-ray and Other Components

Nov 01, 2010

The Tweak Party Movement Offers Five Sonic Solutions That You've Probably Never Heard Of

With the economy still hurting, many consumers are trying to find ways to improve the sound of their AV system without spending much if any money. After all, desperate times call for desperate action. Here is a list of system tweaks that range from truly stupid to things you may have simply never dreamed of before. Continue Reading
The Tweak Party Movement Offers Five Sonic Solutions That You've Probably Never Heard Of

Nov 01, 2010

Disney World of Wonder Calibration Blu-ray Disc Makes Calibration Simple

Disney has gone a long way to help the consumer with calibration with the Disney World of Wonder Calibration Blu-ray Disc. HomeTheaterReview.com writer Tracy Rainwater takes an in-depth look at the disc. Continue Reading
Disney World of Wonder Calibration Blu-ray Disc Makes Calibration Simple

Oct 25, 2010

Old School Audiophile Companies Resisting The Hybrid AV Business Model

They say you can't teach an old dog new tricks. If that's true then there should be a second part to the adage which should go, you also can't teach a dusty old audiophile manufacturer how to sell new technologies for no other link in the chain is more resistant to going with the flow than a manufacturer still clinging to their audiophile heritage. Continue Reading
Old School Audiophile Companies Resisting The Hybrid AV Business Model

Oct 18, 2010

Everybody Loves Applications

Apps aren't just for your mobile devices - they are increasingly prevalent and even necessary in home technology, including home theater systems. This article examines some of the more popular home tech apps and talks about which ones may be best suited to your needs. Continue Reading
Everybody Loves Applications

Oct 11, 2010

Is 2D The New 3D?

HomeTheaterReview.com's publisher/editor Jerry Del Colliano has been to the CEDIA trade show in Georgia, and shares his thoughts here on why, even if 3D is not your thing, there are good reasons you may want to watch 2D content on a 3D set. Continue Reading
Is 2D The New 3D?

Sep 29, 2010

CEDIA 2010 Show Report From Adrienne Maxwell

HomeTheaterReview.com writer Adrienne Maxwell evaluates the mood at the exhibition and talks about what Sharp, JVC, Epson, Vivitek, Kaleidescape, Russound/Colorado vNet, Autonomic Controls and Disney had to offer. Continue Reading
CEDIA 2010 Show Report From Adrienne Maxwell

Sep 28, 2010

CEDIA 2010 Show Report From Ken Taraszka

HomeTheaterReview.com writer Ken Taraszka talks about this year's time- and space-saving changes on the part of CEDIA, along with his take on new products from Meridian, Anthem/Paradigm, Speaker Craft, Classe, Bryston, and many more. Continue Reading
CEDIA 2010 Show Report From Ken Taraszka

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