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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

Sep 27, 2010

CEDIA 2010 Show Report From Jerry Del Colliano

The one issue on everybody's minds this year was the economy and how it is affecting the industry. The show was smaller this year but the people who were there are the survivors and the more serious industry professionals. 3D technology was also everywhere but Continue Reading
CEDIA 2010 Show Report From Jerry Del Colliano

Sep 26, 2010

2010 CEDIA Show Report From Andrew Robinson

HomeTheaterReview.com writer Andrew Robinson was less than impressed with some of what he saw at this year's show, but provides the low-down on various aspects of what was there, including many variations on 3D for the home theater market. Continue Reading
2010 CEDIA Show Report From Andrew Robinson

Sep 20, 2010

1099 Earners Can't Get Home Loans Thus Aren't Buying Home Theater Systems

With the recent changes in the economy, banks are much less likely to lend money to anybody who works for 1099s as opposed to W-2s. Many of these people make a lot of money, but with the housing market slumping and a credit crunch on, banks are just not handing over funds to 1099 workers and that is preventing many of them from purchasing big ticket A/V specialty items. Continue Reading
1099 Earners Can't Get Home Loans Thus Aren't Buying Home Theater Systems

Sep 13, 2010

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

Get an inside look at how Andrew Robinson built a custom home theater system to reference standards without blowing his modest budget. Tricks to save money on upgrading your own home theater abound here. Continue Reading
Building a Reference Grade Media Room on a Budget - Part One

Sep 06, 2010

Some Networks Fear That Apple Is Going To Destroy Television

It seems that PC manufacturers aren't the only ones worried about Apple. Apple's announcement that it is bringing out the new Apple TV, which will make television episodes available for rental on an individual basis. This may further erode the live viewer base. Continue Reading
Some Networks Fear That Apple Is Going To Destroy Television

Aug 30, 2010

An Insiders Guide To DVD/Blu-ray Rental Services Like Netflix, Blockbuster & Redbox

With all those video rental companies out there, ever wonder and/or get confused by which one offers what? This exclusive HomeTheaterReview.com article is here to help you figure out who you want to rent from, depending on your specific needs. Continue Reading
An Insiders Guide To DVD/Blu-ray Rental Services Like Netflix, Blockbuster & Redbox

Aug 21, 2010

What Really Happened With The Closing of Sound By Singer and Why They Will Be Back Soon

Sound By Singer is one of those AV retailers that has seemingly been with us since the days of Marconi and his radios so it was a shock when over the mythical AV airwaves came word that Sound By Singer was closing. Now, before you go off and light your candles in a collective moment of silence know that Singer's closing is nothing more than a strategic business ploy and not a sign of an audiophile apocalypse. Continue Reading
What Really Happened With The Closing of Sound By Singer and Why They Will Be Back Soon

Aug 16, 2010

Will Private Label AV Brands Kill Off Specialty AV?

Back in the day all a specialty retailer had to do was open up a boutique shop, stock a few name brand products and be open a few minutes longer than then their local bank and sit back and watch the money flow. Nowadays, with the proliferation of brands like Vizio and their endless distribution chains that include Costco and Wal-Mart can the specialty AV retailer survive let alone compete. Continue Reading
Will Private Label AV Brands Kill Off Specialty AV?

Aug 06, 2010

AV Forum Home Theater Spot.com Acquired by Parent of HomeTheaterReview.com

HomeTheaterReview.com and HDTVetc.com are both online publications that offer professional, expert views of home electronics technology. Now the two magazines' parent company, Luxury Publishing Group, Inc., has acquired reader-content-oriented site Home Theatre Spot.com. Continue Reading
AV Forum Home Theater Spot.com Acquired by Parent of HomeTheaterReview.com

Aug 06, 2010

HomeTheaterReview.com Turns Two Years Old

Different species mature at different rates. For instance, a two-year-old human is still a toddler, but as HomeTheaterReview.com turns two, it is very grown up by online publication standards, with a Google Page Rank (PR5) and a sub-100,000 Alexa rating. Continue Reading
HomeTheaterReview.com Turns Two Years Old

Aug 01, 2010

The ABCs of 3D: Key Terms You Need to Know

Wondering what the heck all the new 3D jargon like "auto-stereoscopic" and "holography" means? HomeTheaterReview.com is here to help you figure out what you want and need as TV enters a whole new era of multi-dimensionality. Continue Reading
The ABCs of 3D: Key Terms You Need to Know

Aug 01, 2010

The Best 3D HDTVs So Far

We know that bigger, better, brighter 3D HDTVs are out there waiting for us to catch up to them in the future, but there's no time like the present to give readers a Top Five list of what's available right now for those who want home 3D today. Continue Reading
The Best 3D HDTVs So Far

Aug 01, 2010

Where Is All Of The 3D Content?

This is a really good question, given that it seems a lot easier to find a 3D HDTV than a 3D movie that actually runs in 3D on a home theater system at the moment. This article gives you the pros and cons of buying a system now, vs. waiting until later. Continue Reading
Where Is All Of The 3D Content?

Aug 01, 2010

YouTube Now Offering 3D Content

Did you really think YouTube was all just song parodies, videogame previews and cats doing really weird stuff? Turns out the mega-site is now hosting 3D video. Moreover, YouTube allows you a surprisingly large choice in how you want to watch your 3D. Continue Reading
YouTube Now Offering 3D Content

Jul 26, 2010

Is Today's Home Theater Equipment Too Good?

For those who have grown up or just lived in Southern California for a long time, the closing of Ken Crane's chain of AV stores is an especially painful (and for many, downright inconvenient) example of the toll the economy is taking on the home theater equipment market. Continue Reading
Is Today's Home Theater Equipment Too Good?

Jul 19, 2010

The Long Term Effect On Animals In Hollywood Movies

Plenty of human beings really want to perform in films, and even when they get the job, the work can take a real toll on their health and psyches. Animals are not capable of giving informed consent for acting work or anything else; when they are mistreated, the results can be deadly. Continue Reading
The Long Term Effect On Animals In Hollywood Movies

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