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Jun 12, 2017

Millennials Prefer to Rent Versus Buy

Millennials represent a huge pool of potential shoppers, but how do you sell higher-end AV gear to a generation that prefers to rent instead of buy? Continue Reading
Millennials Prefer to Rent Versus Buy

Jun 05, 2017

Promising Signs for Broadcast UHD TV at the NAB Show

Ultra HD TV broadcasts and ATSC 3.0 were hot topics at the recent NAB trade show. Although many players in the broadcast industry are enthusiastic about UHD, challenges still remain. Continue Reading
Promising Signs for Broadcast UHD TV at the NAB Show

May 29, 2017

How Much Does a TV's Aesthetic Influence Your Buying Decision?

Are you willing to pay more for a TV with a unique or sexy form factor? How much do things like cabinet finish, depth, and stand design influence which TV you buy? Continue Reading
How Much Does a TV's Aesthetic Influence Your Buying Decision?

May 22, 2017

Why You Should Care About MQA

MQA is definitely gaining steam, and Ben Shyman says it's time for audiophiles to take notice of this new format ... if they haven't already, that is. Continue Reading
Why You Should Care About MQA

May 15, 2017

Major Sports Will Prove to Be the Tipping Point in 4K's Rise to Prominence

The amount of 4K content is growing steadily, but Jerry Del Colliano believes that 4K TV broadcasts--especially sports--will be the tipping point toward mass adoption. Continue Reading
Major Sports Will Prove to Be the Tipping Point in 4K's Rise to Prominence

May 08, 2017

Why Do the Really Big-Screen TVs Cost So Much More?

Looking for a TV with a screen size over 70 inches? Be prepared to pay a lot more. Jeff Berman explains why that's the case in this week's featured news article. Continue Reading
Why Do the Really Big-Screen TVs Cost So Much More?

May 01, 2017

It's Time to Start Breaking Old-School Audiophile Rules

There's an implied set of rules for being an audiophile, says Jerry Del Colliano--and he believes it's time to toss them out and embrace where the hobby is headed. Continue Reading
It's Time to Start Breaking Old-School Audiophile Rules

Apr 24, 2017

I Want My UHD Blu-ray Rentals

Will Ultra HD Blu-ray survive and flourish? Many people were declaring the disc format dead before Ultra HD Blu-ray even... Continue Reading
I Want My UHD Blu-ray Rentals

Apr 17, 2017

What Will Drive the Sale of 4K TVs This Year?

What will drive 4K TV sales in 2017? Price? Performance? Features? Jeff Berman asks the experts. Continue Reading
What Will Drive the Sale of 4K TVs This Year?

Apr 10, 2017

Selling Audio/Video to Gen Xers Versus Baby Boomers

Since Baby Boomers aren't buying as much AV gear as they used to, who is the new audience for home theater systems? Jerry Del Colliano says it's not Millennials but rather Generation Xers who should be the focus of the sales efforts. Continue Reading
Selling Audio/Video to Gen Xers Versus Baby Boomers

Apr 03, 2017

Reflections From a Recent Cord Cutter

I've toyed with the idea of cutting the cord for several years now. About five months ago, I finally decided... Continue Reading
Reflections From a Recent Cord Cutter

Mar 27, 2017

What Gear Would You Choose to Build a $5,000 System?

If you had $5,000 to spend on a new home theater or audiophile system, what gear would you buy? We posed this question to our team of writers. Find out how they answered. Continue Reading
What Gear Would You Choose to Build a $5,000 System?

Mar 20, 2017

Attack of the Smart Home Devices

With the proliferation of smart home devices, cyber-security has become a huge concern. Jeff Berman interviewed several cyber-security experts to discuss the issue and learn ways you can protect yourself. Continue Reading
Attack of the Smart Home Devices

Mar 13, 2017

Why I Won't Be Seduced by Alexa

Amazon's Alexa has become a popular addition to many AV and home automation devices, but Jerry Del Colliano has some reservations about using the voice control service. Continue Reading
Why I Won't Be Seduced by Alexa

Mar 06, 2017

Why I'm Not a Fan of Higher Frame Rate Films

With films like The Hobbit and Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk, directors are embracing higher frame rates. Adrienne Maxwell discusses why she's perfectly happy with plain old 24fps. Continue Reading
Why I'm Not a Fan of Higher Frame Rate Films

Feb 27, 2017

A Dark Day Without the Internet

The Internet has crept into every aspect of our lives--from our AV entertainment to our employment to our home automation. Is your Internet as robust and reliable as it needs to be? Continue Reading
A Dark Day Without the Internet

Feb 20, 2017

Turning a Mac Into an Audiophile Source Component

Want to set up your Mac computer to be a hi-res audio source? Scott Schumer describes the process--from downloading and storing music files to the playback software to the system connection options. Continue Reading
Turning a Mac Into an Audiophile Source Component

Feb 13, 2017

Your Guide to Ultra HD Streaming

Want to stream Ultra HD and HDR content to your new UHD TV? Adrienne Maxwell discusses the available services. Continue Reading
Your Guide to Ultra HD Streaming

Feb 06, 2017

Emerging Technology Stars Over AV at CES

In recent weeks, we've discussed video and audio trends at this year's CES. Now we turn to a category that, arguably, overshadowed both: emerging tech like AI and virtual reality. Jeff Berman discusses how these categories made their strong mark on CES 2017. Continue Reading
Emerging Technology Stars Over AV at CES

Jan 30, 2017

High-End Audio at CES: A Post Mortem

The High Performance Audio area at CES is not what it used to be. Dennis Burger discusses the apparent decline: what might be causing it and what can be done to fix it. Continue Reading
High-End Audio at CES: A Post Mortem

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