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Jul 23, 2018

Fear and Loathing in the Sears Home Theater Department

An inside look at the slow death of brick-and-mortar AV retail, or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Hate Protection Plans. Continue Reading
Fear and Loathing in the Sears Home Theater Department

Jul 16, 2018

Have You Been Suckered by a Fake Review? Join the Crowd

Fake news is a-bubbling from gossip rags to the Oval Office. Facebook trolls and the Kremlin alike are constantly working... Continue Reading
Have You Been Suckered by a Fake Review? Join the Crowd

Jul 09, 2018

"Is It Live or Is It Memorex?" Sonus faber Style

Jerry Del Colliano recently had the opportunity to do what few audiophiles have: hear live music mixed in real-time and played back through high-fidelity speakers in the same room. Continue Reading

Jul 02, 2018

What's the Last Full-Length Album You Listened To?

Playlists are great. Streaming radio stations tailored specifically to your musical tastes and mood are awesome. But when was the last time you just sat down and listened to an album from beginning to end? Continue Reading
What's the Last Full-Length Album You Listened To?

Jun 25, 2018

The Impact of Trump's Tariffs & Tax Cuts on the CE Industry

We don't make a habit of discussing politics here at Home Theater Review, but new tariffs and tax cuts stand to have an enormous effect on our industry. Continue Reading
The Impact of Trump's Tariffs & Tax Cuts on the CE Industry

Jun 18, 2018

Video Games Outsell Music and Movies, So Why Don't AV Stores Embrace Them?

Video games are outselling movies and music by a large margin. So why is the AV industry so reticent to embrace interactive entertainment for demo material? Continue Reading
Video Games Outsell Music and Movies, So Why Don't AV Stores Embrace Them?

Jun 09, 2018

Food Porn Has Lost Its John Holmes in Anthony Bourdain

Anthony Bourdain may have given birth to the modern food porn phenomenon that fills our TV screens so regularly, but he was so much more than that. He was a journalist. A social commentator. A rock star. And ultimately a victim of his own brain chemistry. Continue Reading
Food Porn Has Lost Its John Holmes in Anthony Bourdain

Jun 04, 2018

Five Questions to Ask Before Shopping for a Streaming Media Player

Do you feel like the only person left on the planet who doesn't already own a Roku, Amazon Fire TV,... Continue Reading
Five Questions to Ask Before Shopping for a Streaming Media Player

May 28, 2018

With Prices Falling, Why Aren't More People Getting Into Specialty Audio?

You can get higher-quality audio products for less money than ever before. Why then, wonders Jerry Del Colliano, isn't that increasing demand? Continue Reading
With Prices Falling, Why Aren't More People Getting Into Specialty Audio?

May 23, 2018

Why We're Embracing Amazon Affiliate Links

The world is changing, and we're changing along with it. After much thought and discussion, we're embracing affiliate links to help keep our site up-and-running and free-to-read. Continue Reading
Why We're Embracing Amazon Affiliate Links

May 21, 2018

Getting Started With Basic Home Automation: Control4 Edition

What does a basic professionally installed home automation system look like? What hardware is involved? What can it control and automate? We've got your answers here. Continue Reading
Getting Started With Basic Home Automation: Control4 Edition

May 14, 2018

Vinyl's Revival Is Already Fading

Jeff Berman examines the state of vinyl's mini renaissance. While there are still some positive signs, there are also signs that the revival has peaked. Continue Reading
Vinyl's Revival Is Already Fading

May 07, 2018

Shopping for Smart Home Products? Here's What to Expect.

Adrienne Maxwell hits the major retailers in her area--Best Buy, Home Depot, and Lowes--to assess the state of DIY smart home automation. Continue Reading
Shopping for Smart Home Products? Here's What to Expect.

Apr 30, 2018

What AV System Would You Buy for a 14-Year-Old?

Jerry Del Colliano reminisces about the first stereo system he got on his 14th birthday and asks this question: what AV components would you choose for a kid today to get him or her excited about our hobby? Continue Reading
What AV System Would You Buy for a 14-Year-Old?

Apr 23, 2018

Behind the Scenes at Netflix's AV Lab

Adrienne Maxwell pays a visit to Netflix's AV Lab, where audio and video specialists help Netflix filmmakers make the best use of advanced technologies like HDR and Atmos. Continue Reading
Behind the Scenes at Netflix's AV Lab

Apr 16, 2018

Random Thoughts and Observations From Axpona 2018

On a whim, Jerry Del Colliano decided to attend Axpona this past weekend. It was his first trip to this particular audio show. Find out what he thought in this week's featured news story. Continue Reading
Random Thoughts and Observations From Axpona 2018

Apr 09, 2018

What OPPO Digital's Goodbye Means to Your AV System

In a sad development, OPPO Digital has announced that the company is winding down all of its product production and manufacturing. Jerry Del Colliano discusses what this means for AV enthusiasts. Continue Reading
What OPPO Digital's Goodbye Means to Your AV System

Apr 02, 2018

What I Learned During My Trip to Technicolor

Find out what Adrienne Maxwell learned during her recent tour of the Technicolor facility in Hollywood. Continue Reading
What I Learned During My Trip to Technicolor

Mar 26, 2018

Before You Cut the Cord, Pick Up the Phone

It's easy to understand why people "cut the cord" on their cable or satellite TV bill these days. I just... Continue Reading
Before You Cut the Cord, Pick Up the Phone

Mar 19, 2018

Understanding Dolby Vision Calibration, Part One

Adrienne Maxwell discusses the Dolby Vision calibration process--how it's similar to and different from HDR10 calibration--and walks through the steps using VIZIO's P Series UHD monitor. Continue Reading
Understanding Dolby Vision Calibration, Part One

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