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Nov 28, 2011

Streaming Media Needs A Killer App To Beat Physical Discs

Streaming is a mainstay of modern media, but what will it's next evolution? How will this new way of delivering content help preserve the fidelity of the media? Well the answer is both simple and complicated. Continue Reading
Streaming Media Needs A Killer App To Beat Physical Discs

Nov 24, 2011

What Happens When Audiophiles Die?

What happens to audiophile systems when they die? Find helpful tips to protect your high end audio system for your heirs as well as suggestions on how to have your gear and music live on after you are gone. Continue Reading
What Happens When Audiophiles Die?

Nov 21, 2011

Why You Should Care About 4K Video (Hint, it's our future)

The future is 4K, but what does that mean? That's exactly the problem. HomeTheaterReview.com editor Andrew Robinson explains the format to get you ready for what is on the horizon. Continue Reading
Why You Should Care About 4K Video (Hint, it's our future)

Nov 14, 2011

Calibrating Your HDTV is a Problem You Shouldn't Have

Our modern HDTVs can do so much. Why then do they have so many picture settings and need calibration to perform at their peak performance. Andrew Robinson makes the case that they shouldn't have to. Continue Reading
Calibrating Your HDTV is a Problem You Shouldn't Have

Nov 07, 2011

The Next Video Format War Coming To a Home Theater Near You: 4K vs FauxK

It's been said many times over that when companies battle over a format, the consumers are the losers. It's true, and a new format war is brewing. However, it isn't too late to prevent a full-fledged format war. Continue Reading
The Next Video Format War Coming To a Home Theater Near You: 4K vs FauxK

Oct 31, 2011

The Man Who Could Save HD Music Is Gone - A List of Who Could Be Next

The music industry has been struggling for some time. And it will need innovative thinking and powerful individuals to turn it around. Jerry Del Colliano offers a few ideas of who those people could be. Continue Reading
The Man Who Could Save HD Music Is Gone - A List of Who Could Be Next

Oct 24, 2011

What Steve Jobs Really Taught the Consumer Electronics Industry

Steve Jobs was a visionary, but his ideas can be grasped very easily. It is time we take those ideas and run with them, apply them to the consumer electronics industry and everybody can win. Continue Reading
What Steve Jobs Really Taught the Consumer Electronics Industry

Oct 17, 2011

The Modern Golden Age of Television: Coming to an End?

Television is looking like it may take a slip in quality, both in terms of creative story telling and technical adeptness. But there are ways to combat this trend and help keep television worth watching and looking good. Continue Reading
The Modern Golden Age of Television: Coming to an End?

Oct 10, 2011

New Compression Codecs Are Needed To Make a "Disc-less" Future Possible In an HD World

Streaming is the modern status quo, but there are compromises that have to be made to create that convenience. But what if you didn't have to compromise for the convenience? What a world that would be. Continue Reading
New Compression Codecs Are Needed To Make a

Oct 05, 2011

At a Time When America Needs Steven Jobs Most

Steve Jobs has passed away and America has lost a great visionary. Join us as we remember the many accomplishments of Steven P. Jobs and think about how his vision can still help us in the future. Continue Reading
At a Time When America Needs Steven Jobs Most

Oct 03, 2011

Netflix - Can They Recover From Their Compounded Marketing Mistakes?

Netflix has been at the center of a lot of problems and controversy, some of which have been unfortunate breakdowns in negotiations, some of which have been Netflix's own doing. Now Home Theater Review publisher Jerry Del Colliano wonders if the company can survive. Continue Reading
Netflix - Can They Recover From Their Compounded Marketing Mistakes?

Sep 26, 2011

Balancing Your AV System Plan Between Blue-Chip and Consumable AV Components

Buying a piece of AV gear is an investment. But how do you determine if it is a good investment or a bad one? Or if you should treat the component as an investment at all? Maybe it needs to be looked at as something consumable. Continue Reading
Balancing Your AV System Plan Between Blue-Chip and Consumable AV Components

Sep 13, 2011

CEDIA 2011 Show Report

Home Theater Review sent writers to CEDIA 2011 in Indianapolis. There were surprised to find a new movement beginning in AV products. Read on to find out what they found and what they thought of it. Continue Reading
CEDIA 2011 Show Report

Sep 12, 2011

The Risk of Buying Audiophile Gear Used

Online bargains and used gear can seem like a great idea. But there is something more than price margins you pay for by going to a physical retailer. You pay for safety, because there are dangers not often thought of from online purchases. Continue Reading
The Risk of Buying Audiophile Gear Used

Sep 05, 2011

Why Are Good Speakers So Damn Expensive These Days?

High end speakers famously cost quite a bit of money. But why? There are a lot of factors that determine the price of a speaker, many that are surprising and very rarely thought of by consumers. Continue Reading
Why Are Good Speakers So Damn Expensive These Days?

Sep 01, 2011

Japan Bails Out Ailing Video Companies: Sony, Hitachi and Toshiba

Japanese companies Sony, Toshiba, and Hitachi have merged their display manufacturing companies into one company. But why did the companies decide to do this and will this move pay off. Continue Reading
Japan Bails Out Ailing Video Companies: Sony, Hitachi and Toshiba

Aug 29, 2011

The Next "IT Technology" For Specialty AV Wasn't 3D and What Might Be Next

The Consumer Electronics industry has been using 3D as the next "It Technology," but it hasn't caught on. However, that doesn't mean that the enticing technologies aren't out there. Or even already here. Continue Reading
The Next

Aug 22, 2011

Making Sense of New Movies That Change Aspect Ratios

There are an awful lot of aspect ratios that exist in modern AV software. There are even movies that contain changing aspect ratios within the film. So what is the best way to deal with this? Here's a suggestion. Continue Reading
Making Sense of New Movies That Change Aspect Ratios

Aug 15, 2011

Sharp Should Have Licensed The Name KURO - Not Elite

Sharp has unveiled the new high-end Elite-branded HDTV models, complete with a very high-end price. But when looking at the television offered by Sharp, one has to sit back and wonder: why? Continue Reading
Sharp Should Have Licensed The Name KURO - Not Elite

Aug 08, 2011

Imagine a World With No Sony - It's Easy If You Try

Sony is a consumer electronics giant. Or is it? Many things have changed in the modern consumer electronics landscape, including the diminished presence of Sony. More than ever, a world without Sony doesn't seem so farfetched. Continue Reading
Imagine a World With No Sony - It's Easy If You Try

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