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Oct 01, 2018

A Tale of Two L.A. Malls Sheds Light on the Future of AV Retail

It isn't about the stuff anymore; it's about the experience. And if specialty AV retailers don't learn that soon, they're all going to go the way of the Westside Pavilion Mall. Continue Reading
A Tale of Two L.A. Malls Sheds Light on the Future of AV Retail

Sep 24, 2018

Are Silver Discs Deader Than a Dodo?

Nah, it's just restin'. Stunned even. Probably pining for the fjords. Continue Reading
Are Silver Discs Deader Than a Dodo?

Sep 17, 2018

CEDIA Expo 2018 Show Highlights

Dennis Burger says you were the star of CEDIA Expo 2018, even if you weren't there. Continue Reading
CEDIA Expo 2018 Show Highlights

Sep 10, 2018

Can Krell Make a Comeback When Other Legendary AV Brands Could Not?

Can Krell pull off an audiophile miracle? With the help of one industry legend, perhaps it can! Continue Reading
Can Krell Make a Comeback When Other Legendary AV Brands Could Not?

Sep 03, 2018

My Current Musical Obsession: Streaming Radio Starter Songs

The one big difference between traditional radio and the new super-customizable streaming form of the same? You have to think of the perfect song to get your listening started. Continue Reading
My Current Musical Obsession: Streaming Radio Starter Songs

Aug 27, 2018

The Future of Home Entertainment is Smart, Not Big

Andrew Robinson says that if our hobby is going to thrive, we all need to embrace a more connected future that actually embraces the way in which consumers enjoy their entertainment today. Continue Reading
The Future of Home Entertainment is Smart, Not Big

Aug 20, 2018

The Pros and Cons of Ultra Short Throw Projectors

Ultra short throw projectors seem like a no-brainer: all the performance of a projector without the need for a deep room or long cable runs. But along with their advantages, these new projectors to carry with them some potential caveats. Continue Reading
The Pros and Cons of Ultra Short Throw Projectors

Aug 13, 2018

What Is Oculus TV and Should You Care?

VR is invading our territory now, with the promise of delivering 180-inch equivalent screen sizes. But will it fly with the home theater crowd? Continue Reading
What Is Oculus TV and Should You Care?

Aug 06, 2018

The Crazy Story of How Home Theater Review Made It to 10 Years Old

What a long, strange trip its been. HomeTheaterReview celebrates its ten year anniversary with a twisty-turny retrospective. Continue Reading
The Crazy Story of How Home Theater Review Made It to 10 Years Old

Jul 31, 2018

Sony Introduces Reference Level Master Series UHD TVs at NY Event

Sony is bringing a pro monitor level of performance to its new consumer displays, along with some interesting calibration features for reference material and streaming alike. Continue Reading
Sony Introduces Reference Level Master Series UHD TVs at NY Event

Jul 30, 2018

What Is Your Powerball Audiophile System?

Let's say you won Powerball. Hypothetically speaking, of course. You can win it because Jerry's going to win it all. But if you did... what would your system look like? Continue Reading
What Is Your Powerball Audiophile System?

Jul 23, 2018

Fear and Loathing in the Sears Home Theater Department

An inside look at the slow death of brick-and-mortar AV retail, or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Hate Protection Plans. Continue Reading
Fear and Loathing in the Sears Home Theater Department

Jul 16, 2018

Have You Been Suckered by a Fake Review? Join the Crowd

Fake news is a-bubbling from gossip rags to the Oval Office. Facebook trolls and the Kremlin alike are constantly working... Continue Reading
Have You Been Suckered by a Fake Review? Join the Crowd

Jul 09, 2018

"Is It Live or Is It Memorex?" Sonus faber Style

Jerry Del Colliano recently had the opportunity to do what few audiophiles have: hear live music mixed in real-time and played back through high-fidelity speakers in the same room. Continue Reading

Jul 02, 2018

What's the Last Full-Length Album You Listened To?

Playlists are great. Streaming radio stations tailored specifically to your musical tastes and mood are awesome. But when was the last time you just sat down and listened to an album from beginning to end? Continue Reading
What's the Last Full-Length Album You Listened To?

Jun 25, 2018

The Impact of Trump's Tariffs & Tax Cuts on the CE Industry

We don't make a habit of discussing politics here at Home Theater Review, but new tariffs and tax cuts stand to have an enormous effect on our industry. Continue Reading
The Impact of Trump's Tariffs & Tax Cuts on the CE Industry

Jun 18, 2018

Video Games Outsell Music and Movies, So Why Don't AV Stores Embrace Them?

Video games are outselling movies and music by a large margin. So why is the AV industry so reticent to embrace interactive entertainment for demo material? Continue Reading
Video Games Outsell Music and Movies, So Why Don't AV Stores Embrace Them?

Jun 09, 2018

Food Porn Has Lost Its John Holmes in Anthony Bourdain

Anthony Bourdain may have given birth to the modern food porn phenomenon that fills our TV screens so regularly, but he was so much more than that. He was a journalist. A social commentator. A rock star. And ultimately a victim of his own brain chemistry. Continue Reading
Food Porn Has Lost Its John Holmes in Anthony Bourdain

Jun 04, 2018

Five Questions to Ask Before Shopping for a Streaming Media Player

Do you feel like the only person left on the planet who doesn't already own a Roku, Amazon Fire TV,... Continue Reading
Five Questions to Ask Before Shopping for a Streaming Media Player

May 28, 2018

With Prices Falling, Why Aren't More People Getting Into Specialty Audio?

You can get higher-quality audio products for less money than ever before. Why then, wonders Jerry Del Colliano, isn't that increasing demand? Continue Reading
With Prices Falling, Why Aren't More People Getting Into Specialty Audio?

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