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Oct 12, 2015

How to Choose a Subwoofer for Surround Sound or Stereo

If you're in the market for a new subwoofer, you've probably got lots of questions. Brent Butterworth tackles a variety of topics--from driver size and amp rating to cabinet type (sealed or ported) to the ideal number of subs to use in your room. Continue Reading
How to Choose a Subwoofer for Surround Sound or Stereo

Oct 05, 2015

Building a Smart Home Is Cheaper and Easier Than You Think

Wireless technologies have made it easier than ever to set up a DIY smart home; and, as Adrienne Maxwell discovers, a wide range of smart-home products are just a car ride away. Continue Reading
Building a Smart Home Is Cheaper and Easier Than You Think

Sep 28, 2015

Will Hisense's Purchase of the Sharp Brand Work Out for the Chinese TV Maker?

Hisense recently purchased the Sharp TV brand in the Americas. Will this move help the Chinese TV manufacturer gain a stronger foothold in the U.S. market? Jeff Berman discusses. Continue Reading
Will Hisense's Purchase of the Sharp Brand Work Out for the Chinese TV Maker?

Sep 21, 2015

Which Multi-room Wireless Audio System Is Right for You?

Adrienne Maxwell gives an overview of the major multi-room wireless audio platforms on the market, including Sonos, HEOS, Play-Fi, Bluesound, and more. Continue Reading
Which Multi-room Wireless Audio System Is Right for You?

Sep 14, 2015

Is Automation the New "Audiophile"?

These days, it isn't just about getting the best performance from your AV system; it's about getting a great, flexible control experience to go along with it. Jerry Del Colliano discusses how much the automation landscape has changed. Continue Reading
Is Automation the New

Sep 07, 2015

How to Dramatically Improve Your TV's Performance in 10 Seconds

If you find yourself less than impressed with the picture quality on your new HD or UHD television, the simple act of changing the picture mode may change your mind. Continue Reading
How to Dramatically Improve Your TV's Performance in 10 Seconds

Aug 31, 2015

Will the Xbox One Ever Become the Complete Home Entertainment Hub It Aspires to Be?

Once upon a time, there was a videogame console that was positioned by its creator as a "complete all-in-one games... Continue Reading
Will the Xbox One Ever Become the Complete Home Entertainment Hub It Aspires to Be?

Aug 24, 2015

Five Good Ideas for Dealers to Lure Consumers Back Into Brick-and-Mortar AV Stores This Fall

Jerry Del Colliano offers five suggestions to help dealers earn new customers and build stronger relationships with existing ones. Continue Reading
Five Good Ideas for Dealers to Lure Consumers Back Into Brick-and-Mortar AV Stores This Fall

Aug 17, 2015

DIY Speakers Take the Stage at Midwest Audiofest

Brent Butterworth recently paid a visit to Midfest Audiofest and its annual Speaker Design Competition. Check out some of more interesting creations he saw and heard. Continue Reading
DIY Speakers Take the Stage at Midwest Audiofest

Aug 10, 2015

Is "TV Everywhere" Finally Living Up to Its Name?

Adrienne Maxwell discusses the state of the "TV Everywhere" initiative and gives an overview the options offered by the major cable/satellite providers. Continue Reading
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Aug 03, 2015

3D Isn't as Dead as You Thought It Was

Is 3D TV dead? While the technology has suffered a lot of setbacks, it's still showing a few signs of life. Jeff Berman discusses 3D's future in this week's featured news story. Continue Reading
3D Isn't as Dead as You Thought It Was

Jul 27, 2015

DirecTV's Moving Service Is Truly a Nightmare

Jerry Del Colliano recounts his recent customer-service nightmare with DirecTV as he tried to prepare for an upcoming move. Continue Reading
DirecTV's Moving Service Is Truly a Nightmare

Jul 20, 2015

Why Do Audiophiles Fear ABX Testing?

Brent Butterworth tackles the topic of ABX testing: what is it, how it's used, and why audiophiles don't seem to like it. Continue Reading
Why Do Audiophiles Fear ABX Testing?

Jul 13, 2015

HTR Reader Survey

It's time to upgrade HomeTheaterReview.com, and we want you to help create the Internet's best resource for home theater reviews and news. Continue Reading
HTR Reader Survey

Jul 06, 2015

Audio Overshadows Video at CE Week Show

Video takes a back seat to audio product introductions and news at this year's CE Week in New York City, reports Jeff Berman in his show overview. Continue Reading
Audio Overshadows Video at CE Week Show

Jun 29, 2015

What 4K Content Can You Enjoy Right Now?

Looking for something to watch on that new Ultra HD TV you just bought? Adrienne Maxwell explains where you can find all the latest--although not necessarily the greatest--Ultra HD content. Continue Reading
What 4K Content Can You Enjoy Right Now?

Jun 22, 2015

Six Reasons to Finally Dump Your Pioneer KURO TV

We know you love your Pioneer KURO, but Jerry Del Colliano has six reasons why it's time for an upgrade to a new HDTV. Continue Reading
Six Reasons to Finally Dump Your Pioneer KURO TV

Jun 15, 2015

What Is the Oldest Piece of AV Gear You Own That Still Works?

Some theaterphiles and audiophiles take special pride in that ancient piece of gear they still own. We asked our writers to tell us about the oldest piece of gear they own that still actually works. Continue Reading
What Is the Oldest Piece of AV Gear You Own That Still Works?

Jun 08, 2015

Does Google Have the Power to Take Control of Your Whole Home?

Google's efforts to take control of the living room are being taken two steps further in 2015--first through the arrival... Continue Reading
Does Google Have the Power to Take Control of Your Whole Home?

Jun 01, 2015

Would You Go to an Audiophile Pop-Up?

Pop-ups are all the rage in fine dining, but would they work in the AV realm? Jerry Del Colliano thinks that creative AV dealers and manufacturers could generate a lot of excitement by taking their goods on the road. Continue Reading
Would You Go to an Audiophile Pop-Up?

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