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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

Aug 15, 2016

Why the "Store Within a Store" Approach Makes Sense for CE Manufacturers

Apple has had a good amount of success with its dedicated retail stores, but other manufacturers haven't fared as well. Jeff Berman discusses why the "store within a store" approach might be the safer way to go. Continue Reading
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Aug 08, 2016

Why Subwoofer Distortion Is Different From Amplifier Distortion

Brent Butterworth explains what distortion numbers mean and why a subwoofer can get away with having much higher distortion than an amplifier. Continue Reading
Why Subwoofer Distortion Is Different From Amplifier Distortion

Aug 01, 2016

The State of 4K Front Projection

Are you looking to assemble a big-screen 4K video system? Adrienne Maxwell discusses the state of 4K in the front-projection home theater market. Continue Reading
The State of 4K Front Projection

Jul 25, 2016

How to Become a Millionaire in the Audio/Video Business

The old adage in Napa Valley is that, if you want to become a millionaire in the wine business, start... Continue Reading
How to Become a Millionaire in the Audio/Video Business

Jul 18, 2016

Would You Buy a Kenmore Branded TV?

Sears has introduced its own Kenmore-branded line of HD and UHD televisions, but will consumers embrace it? Jeff Berman discusses why retailers like Sears, Best Buy, and Amazon chose to introduce their own brands to an already-crowded market. Continue Reading
Would You Buy a Kenmore Branded TV?

Jul 11, 2016

What's the Ideal Speaker Driver Configuration?

Is there an ideal driver configuration for speakers? Brent Butterworth discusses the strengths and weaknesses of various driver configurations. Does he have a favorite? Follow the link to find out. Continue Reading
What's the Ideal Speaker Driver Configuration?

Jul 04, 2016

10 Great Ultra HD Blu-ray Discs to Begin Your Collection

Are you ready to embrace Ultra HD Blu-ray? We recommend 10 great UHD Blu-ray discs to begin building your collection. Continue Reading
10 Great Ultra HD Blu-ray Discs to Begin Your Collection

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