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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?

Dec 05, 2016

Home Theater Disaster Stories, Volume 1

Has disaster ever befallen your home theater rig? Have you ever fried a piece of gear or destroyed it in some wonderfully creative fashion? Jerry Del Colliano shares a couple good disaster stories in this week's featured news article. Continue Reading
Home Theater Disaster Stories, Volume 1

Nov 28, 2016

Making Audio Great Again

How do we make the audio market great again? According to Jerry Del Colliano, it's already great. Let him tell you all the reasons why in this week's featured news story. Continue Reading
Making Audio Great Again

Nov 21, 2016

Five Questions to Ask Before Shopping for Your Next HDTV

Getting ready to buy a new TV for yourself or a loved one? Recent advancements and changes in the TV marketplace may create lots of questions. Adrienne Maxwell discusses five questions you should ask before shopping for your next TV. Continue Reading
Five Questions to Ask Before Shopping for Your Next HDTV

Nov 14, 2016

TV Makers Are Still Trying to Address the Weakness of Flat-Panel TV Sound Quality

It's no secret that flat-panel TVs usually have poor audio quality. What are TV manufacturers doing to address this, and is it really a priority? Jeff Berman discusses. Continue Reading
TV Makers Are Still Trying to Address the Weakness of Flat-Panel TV Sound Quality

Nov 07, 2016

Our Reviewers' Guide to Having More Fun With Your AV System

Sometimes we can get so caught up in analyzing and tweaking our AV systems that we forget to actually enjoy them. This week, the HTR writers highlight music and movie demos that are just plain fun. Continue Reading
Our Reviewers' Guide to Having More Fun With Your AV System

Oct 31, 2016

What TV Shows Do You Binge-Watch and Why?

Are you looking for a new show to binge on? Jerry Del Colliano gives his picks for TV shows, both old and new, that are definitely binge-worthy. Continue Reading
What TV Shows Do You Binge-Watch and Why?

Oct 24, 2016

How Hollywood Blew the Launch of Ultra HD Blu-ray

When it comes to the launch of the Ultra HD Blu-ray format, Jerry Del Colliano is not impressed with how the studios and manufacturers have handled things. Continue Reading
How Hollywood Blew the Launch of Ultra HD Blu-ray

Oct 17, 2016

What Is Hybrid Log-Gamma and Why Should You Care?

Adrienne Maxwell explains what Hybrid Log-Gamma is and how it will affect future 4K and 1080p television broadcasts. Continue Reading
What Is Hybrid Log-Gamma and Why Should You Care?

Oct 10, 2016

The Golden Rule of Home Automation

After a trip to CEDIA Expo 2016, Jerry Del Colliano has home automation on the brain. What is his Golden Rule of Home Automation? Read on to find out. Continue Reading
The Golden Rule of Home Automation

Oct 03, 2016

How to Gauge UHD Blu-ray's Success So Far

Is it too soon to gauge the success of Ultra HD Blu-ray? Jeff Berman discusses how the early players and discs are selling, as well as the challenges that still remain. Continue Reading
How to Gauge UHD Blu-ray's Success So Far

Sep 26, 2016

CEDIA Expo 2016 Show Report and Photo Slideshow

What were the hottest new products and emerging trends at this year's CEDIA Expo? Check out our show report and photo slideshow for all the details. Continue Reading
CEDIA Expo 2016 Show Report and Photo Slideshow

Sep 19, 2016

What's the Skinny on Skinny TV Bundles?

Tired of paying too much money for too many TV channels that you don't watch? Adrienne Maxwell discusses the new trend of offering "skinny" TV bundles and lets you know what's available in that category. Continue Reading
What's the Skinny on Skinny TV Bundles?

Sep 12, 2016

Examining My Love/Hate Relationship with Video Discs

The disc format still delivers the best picture and sound quality in the AV realm, and Ultra HD Blu-ray takes it to the next level. But there's also no denying the video disc's many little annoyances. Continue Reading
Examining My Love/Hate Relationship with Video Discs

Sep 05, 2016

We Are All Shopping for the Nth Degree

A recent trip to see Bowers & Wilkins' new flagship Diamond Series speaker, the 800 D3, got Jerry Del Colliano thinking about levels of performance in our AV systems. How much are you willing to pay for the Nth degree of performance? Continue Reading
We Are All Shopping for the Nth Degree

Aug 29, 2016

What's the Difference Between Frame Rate and Refresh Rate?

Adrienne Maxwell explains the difference between frame rate and refresh rate and what that means for your new 4K source devices, AV receivers, and TVs. Continue Reading
What's the Difference Between Frame Rate and Refresh Rate?

Aug 22, 2016

The Demographics of AV Enthusiasts Are Changing Faster Than the AV Business

The demographics of AV shoppers are changing. Baby Boomers are spending less, and Millennials are reluctant to spend more. Jerry Del Colliano suggests ways for the AV industry to adapt to this sea change. Continue Reading
The Demographics of AV Enthusiasts Are Changing Faster Than the AV Business

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