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Apr 24, 2017

I Want My UHD Blu-ray Rentals

Will Ultra HD Blu-ray survive and flourish? Many people were declaring the disc format dead before Ultra HD Blu-ray even... Continue Reading
I Want My UHD Blu-ray Rentals

Apr 17, 2017

What Will Drive the Sale of 4K TVs This Year?

What will drive 4K TV sales in 2017? Price? Performance? Features? Jeff Berman asks the experts. Continue Reading
What Will Drive the Sale of 4K TVs This Year?

Apr 10, 2017

Selling Audio/Video to Gen Xers Versus Baby Boomers

Since Baby Boomers aren't buying as much AV gear as they used to, who is the new audience for home theater systems? Jerry Del Colliano says it's not Millennials but rather Generation Xers who should be the focus of the sales efforts. Continue Reading
Selling Audio/Video to Gen Xers Versus Baby Boomers

Apr 03, 2017

Reflections From a Recent Cord Cutter

I've toyed with the idea of cutting the cord for several years now. About five months ago, I finally decided... Continue Reading
Reflections From a Recent Cord Cutter

Mar 27, 2017

What Gear Would You Choose to Build a $5,000 System?

If you had $5,000 to spend on a new home theater or audiophile system, what gear would you buy? We posed this question to our team of writers. Find out how they answered. Continue Reading
What Gear Would You Choose to Build a $5,000 System?

Mar 20, 2017

Attack of the Smart Home Devices

With the proliferation of smart home devices, cyber-security has become a huge concern. Jeff Berman interviewed several cyber-security experts to discuss the issue and learn ways you can protect yourself. Continue Reading
Attack of the Smart Home Devices

Mar 13, 2017

Why I Won't Be Seduced by Alexa

Amazon's Alexa has become a popular addition to many AV and home automation devices, but Jerry Del Colliano has some reservations about using the voice control service. Continue Reading
Why I Won't Be Seduced by Alexa

Mar 06, 2017

Why I'm Not a Fan of Higher Frame Rate Films

With films like The Hobbit and Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk, directors are embracing higher frame rates. Adrienne Maxwell discusses why she's perfectly happy with plain old 24fps. Continue Reading
Why I'm Not a Fan of Higher Frame Rate Films

Feb 27, 2017

A Dark Day Without the Internet

The Internet has crept into every aspect of our lives--from our AV entertainment to our employment to our home automation. Is your Internet as robust and reliable as it needs to be? Continue Reading
A Dark Day Without the Internet

Feb 20, 2017

Turning a Mac Into an Audiophile Source Component

Want to set up your Mac computer to be a hi-res audio source? Scott Schumer describes the process--from downloading and storing music files to the playback software to the system connection options. Continue Reading
Turning a Mac Into an Audiophile Source Component

Feb 13, 2017

Your Guide to Ultra HD Streaming

Want to stream Ultra HD and HDR content to your new UHD TV? Adrienne Maxwell discusses the available services. Continue Reading
Your Guide to Ultra HD Streaming

Feb 06, 2017

Emerging Technology Stars Over AV at CES

In recent weeks, we've discussed video and audio trends at this year's CES. Now we turn to a category that, arguably, overshadowed both: emerging tech like AI and virtual reality. Jeff Berman discusses how these categories made their strong mark on CES 2017. Continue Reading
Emerging Technology Stars Over AV at CES

Jan 30, 2017

High-End Audio at CES: A Post Mortem

The High Performance Audio area at CES is not what it used to be. Dennis Burger discusses the apparent decline: what might be causing it and what can be done to fix it. Continue Reading
High-End Audio at CES: A Post Mortem

Jan 23, 2017

What Is the Right Price for AV Gear?

Why is audiophile gear so expensive? Jerry Del Colliano explains some of the reasons why high-end components carry a premium price tag. Continue Reading
What Is the Right Price for AV Gear?

Jan 16, 2017

Dolby Vision Takes Center Stage at CES 2017

Dolby Vision made a big splash at CES 2017. Adrienne Maxwell highlights some of upcoming video products that will include Dolby's High Dynamic Range technology. Continue Reading
Dolby Vision Takes Center Stage at CES 2017

Jan 09, 2017

Chasing the Holy Grail of Audio

If money were no object, what high-end or hard-to-find piece of gear would you try to acquire? Jerry Del Colliano discusses the rare and/or nostalgic gear that's on his "holy grail of audio" list. Continue Reading
Chasing the Holy Grail of Audio

Jan 02, 2017

The Day I Finally Embraced The Internet of Things

Jerry Del Colliano has been skeptical about The Internet of Things, but he recently had an experience that allowed him to finally see the value of a truly smart IoT device. Continue Reading
The Day I Finally Embraced The Internet of Things

Dec 26, 2016

Surging 4K Demand Helped TVs Remain King on Black Friday

Once again, TVs were a big sales draw over the long Thanksgiving/Black Friday weekend, but this year saw a huge jump in 4K TV sales, thanks to a huge drop in 4K prices. Continue Reading
Surging 4K Demand Helped TVs Remain King on Black Friday

Dec 19, 2016

The Year in Review ... and a Look Ahead

Adrienne Maxwell looks back at the major home theater news and developments of 2016 and questions what will happen in the year ahead. Continue Reading
The Year in Review ... and a Look Ahead

Dec 12, 2016

Will Recent Phone and Washer Recalls Affect Samsung TV Sales?

You may have heard that Samsung has had a run of bad luck, forced to recall both phones and washing machines. Will these recalls affect the company's TV sales, perhaps chip into its dominance in the category? Jeff Berman asks the experts. Continue Reading
Will Recent Phone and Washer Recalls Affect Samsung TV Sales?

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