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May 27, 2019

Goodbye to My Oppo UHD Disc Player, Hello to a Whole New System

Jerry bids a fond adieu to his beloved UHD Blu-ray player, as he looks toward more exciting frontiers in the world of high-performance AV. Continue Reading
Goodbye to My Oppo UHD Disc Player, Hello to a Whole New System

May 20, 2019

HomeTheaterReview's Earphone Buyer's Guide

Steven Stone tells you what you need to know before you buy your next pair of earphones. Continue Reading
HomeTheaterReview's Earphone Buyer's Guide

May 13, 2019

One Thing We Don't Talk About When We Talk About Cord-Cutting

Dennis Burger says that, for AV enthusiasts, all of the talk about cost-savings and market trends kinda miss the point when it comes to cutting the cord. Continue Reading
One Thing We Don't Talk About When We Talk About Cord-Cutting

May 06, 2019

The Right and Wrong Way to Install a TV

In 25 years of living in Los Angeles, I have seen it snow only once, and it wasn't even in... Continue Reading
The Right and Wrong Way to Install a TV

Apr 22, 2019

Some Random Thoughts from AXPONA 2019

CES is officially dead for audiophiles, leaving AXPONA (Audio Expo North America), a regional audio show in Chicago, to pick... Continue Reading
Some Random Thoughts from AXPONA 2019

Apr 15, 2019

Netflix and Amazon Are Killing Ultra HD Blu-ray (And I Feel Fine)

Changes are coming to the world of specialty audio/video faster today than ever before. Micro-LED televisions are going to be... Continue Reading
Netflix and Amazon Are Killing Ultra HD Blu-ray (And I Feel Fine)

Apr 08, 2019

Thoughts on My First Commercial Movie Theater Experience in 15 Years

When it comes to home theater, I guess I walk the walk and talk the talk, because it's been about... Continue Reading
Thoughts on My First Commercial Movie Theater Experience in 15 Years

Apr 01, 2019

MicroLED and Why Front Projection and OLED Should be Scared

Once upon a time, I was a front projection enthusiast. Over the past 15 years, I've assembled more than a... Continue Reading
MicroLED and Why Front Projection and OLED Should be Scared

Mar 25, 2019

What's Holding Back Broadcast 4K?

If you own an Ultra HD (UHD) TV, the chances are you continue to be annoyed by the underwhelming volume... Continue Reading
What's Holding Back Broadcast 4K?

Mar 18, 2019

The Case for and Against Alexa/Google/Apple Voice Control

Voice control--whether it be by way of a home automation system or direct device control--is one of the biggest innovations... Continue Reading
The Case for and Against Alexa/Google/Apple Voice Control

Mar 11, 2019

Mr. Spielberg, You're Wrong About Netflix

Mr. Spielberg, Respectfully, I think you are wrong in trying to keep Netflix and other streaming services out of consideration... Continue Reading
Mr. Spielberg, You're Wrong About Netflix

Mar 04, 2019

Would You Rather Have Big 4K or Smaller 8K?

During my workday I talk with all sorts of people from every corner of the specialty audio/video industry. Public relations... Continue Reading
Would You Rather Have Big 4K or Smaller 8K?

Feb 25, 2019

How to Avoid Seven Common Home Theater Mistakes

So, you're looking to finally set up a great home theater system in your home and have a pretty good... Continue Reading
How to Avoid Seven Common Home Theater Mistakes

Feb 18, 2019

I Just Want a Dumb TV

Smart TVs are stupid, says Dennis Burger. But as he shops for a new high-performance display, it seems he has no choice but to buy another one. Continue Reading
I Just Want a Dumb TV

Feb 11, 2019

How Will a Potential 2019 Real Estate Recession Affect Specialty A/V?

Those of us who've owned homes over the past decade have little to complain about in terms of our overall... Continue Reading
How Will a Potential 2019 Real Estate Recession Affect Specialty A/V?

Feb 04, 2019

Inventory and Experience Are the Only Way to Compete with Amazon

Right before Christmas, we had a rare power outage here at my house. Thankfully my equipment racks are installed with... Continue Reading
Inventory and Experience Are the Only Way to Compete with Amazon

Jan 28, 2019

A Killer Popcorn Recipe Reminds Us How Specialty AV Should Be Sold

There are a lot of really fantastic retail stores in Beverly Hills. Rodeo Drive only starts to highlight what the... Continue Reading
A Killer Popcorn Recipe Reminds Us How Specialty AV Should Be Sold

Jan 21, 2019

Is the AV Preamp Making a Comeback?

AV preamps have never gone away, of course. But after a bit of a nap, the preamp market is starting to wake up in ways we haven't seen in years. Continue Reading
Is the AV Preamp Making a Comeback?

Jan 14, 2019

An Insider's Look at Advertising in the World of Specialty Audio-Video

Outside of my work for HomeTheaterReview.com, I work in advertising and have for the bulk of my professional career. If... Continue Reading
An Insider's Look at Advertising in the World of Specialty Audio-Video

Jan 07, 2019

What the Death of CES Can Teach the AV Enthusiast

CES is pretty much irrelevant to the specialty AV industry these days. But what can we learn from the changing winds at the world's largest consumer electronics show? Continue Reading
What the Death of CES Can Teach the AV Enthusiast

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