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Feb 08, 2016

The Ultimate Guide to Buying and Selling Used AV Gear

Are you thinking of selling or buying used AV gear? The upside can be huge, but so can the downside. Jerry Del Colliano offers his advice on how to ensure the best experience on sites like Audiogon, Ebay, and Craigslist. Continue Reading
The Ultimate Guide to Buying and Selling Used AV Gear

Feb 01, 2016

Questions Remain About Ultra HD Blu-ray After CES

CES has come and gone. While some questions about the new Ultra HD Blu-ray format were answered at the show, many others remain. Jeff Berman discusses the state of UHD BD in this week's featured news story. Continue Reading
Questions Remain About Ultra HD Blu-ray After CES

Jan 25, 2016

Is the Popularity of Soundbars Good or Bad for the Audio Industry?

There's no denying the popularity of soundbars, but is that popularity a plus or minus for the audio industry as a whole? Jeff Berman poses that question to several popular AV retailers. Continue Reading
Is the Popularity of Soundbars Good or Bad for the Audio Industry?

Jan 18, 2016

CES 2016 Show Report and Photo Slideshow

Adrienne Maxwell took in all the sights and sounds of CES 2016. Here is her wrap-up on trends to watch for and new products to crave. Continue Reading
CES 2016 Show Report and Photo Slideshow

Jan 11, 2016

How DSP Can Take Audio to New Heights in 2016

The phrase "digital signal processing" can make many an audiophile shudder, but Brent Butterworth has a different perspective. He explains how DSP will allow for significant improvements in audio reproduction over the next few years. Continue Reading
How DSP Can Take Audio to New Heights in 2016

Jan 04, 2016

Making Show Demos More Compelling for Real-World Consumers

Jerry Del Colliano ponders some of the most common mistakes that audio manufacturers make during trade-show demos and offers his advice on how to make these demos more compelling. Continue Reading
Making Show Demos More Compelling for Real-World Consumers

Dec 28, 2015

Apple Rumored to Be Launching 24/96 Streaming in 2016

Is Apple planning to launch a 24/96 streaming service in 2016? The rumor mill says yes, and Jerry Del Colliano discusses why he thinks it would be a huge boon to the audio industry. Continue Reading
Apple Rumored to Be Launching 24/96 Streaming in 2016

Dec 21, 2015

Five Questions to Consider Before Cutting the Cord

Are you thinking about cutting the cord? It's an increasingly popular approach to TV watching, but it's not right for everyone. Adrienne Maxwell asks five questions that can help you figure out if it's right for you. Continue Reading
Five Questions to Consider Before Cutting the Cord

Dec 14, 2015

TVs Ruled on Black Friday 2015

Consumer electronics are always hot commodities on Black Friday, with TVs leading the charge. This year, TVs seemed to be even more in demand than usual, Jeff Berman found, although that doesn't necessarily equal big profits for the retailers that open their doors early. Continue Reading
TVs Ruled on Black Friday 2015

Dec 07, 2015

Sorting the Sizzle From the Bacon When Choosing an AV Installer

We certainly need to encourage new, young AV installers, but make sure youth doesn't equal inexperience when picking a dealer for your next install. Jerry Del Colliano provides a list of questions to ask prospective installation companies. Continue Reading
Sorting the Sizzle From the Bacon When Choosing an AV Installer

Nov 30, 2015

Six AV Trends We're Thankful For

'Tis the season to reflect on everything we're thankful for, and that's exactly what we do in this week's featured news story. Adrienne Maxwell discusses six trends that we think are good for the long-term health and enjoyment of our hobby. Continue Reading
Six AV Trends We're Thankful For

Nov 23, 2015

What Your System Needs to Enjoy Dolby Atmos Today

Thinking about assembling a Dolby Atmos-capable system? Adrienne Maxwell discusses what products you need and what products are available. Continue Reading
What Your System Needs to Enjoy Dolby Atmos Today

Nov 16, 2015

Electronics Recycling Challenges Still Abound for the CE Industry

The consumer electronics industry has made a lot of strides in the area of recycling, but as Jeff Berman discusses, a number of challenges remain. Continue Reading
Electronics Recycling Challenges Still Abound for the CE Industry

Nov 09, 2015

The Importance of Good AV Support

Every instance of bad customer service and support hurts our entire industry, says Jerry Del Colliano, who discusses some of the simple ways that AV dealers can build customer loyalty. Continue Reading
The Importance of Good AV Support

Nov 02, 2015

Is Amazon Suffering an Identity Crisis?

You probably know that Amazon recently introduced its second-generation Fire TV streaming media player, which supports 4K streaming, uses a... Continue Reading
Is Amazon Suffering an Identity Crisis?

Oct 26, 2015

CEDIA 2015 Show Report and Photo Slideshow

Adrienne Maxwell discusses general trends and highlights specific products that were on display at the recent CEDIA Expo. Continue Reading
CEDIA 2015 Show Report and Photo Slideshow

Oct 19, 2015

An Open Letter to Apple's Tim Cook Regarding HD Music

Jerry Del Colliano has a question for Tim Cook: Why won't Apple sell hi-res music through the iTunes Music Store? Continue Reading
An Open Letter to Apple's Tim Cook Regarding HD Music

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?

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