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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
Why the

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

Jun 27, 2016

Are Active HDMI Cables Right for You?

What is an active HDMI cable, and when should you consider buying one? Adrienne Maxwell explains in this week's featured news story. Continue Reading
Are Active HDMI Cables Right for You?

Jun 20, 2016

An Important Fact That the Vinyl Zealots Missed

Jerry Del Colliano revisits the vinyl topic to explain why audiophiles should let go of the past and embrace the future. Let the debate commence. Continue Reading
An Important Fact That the Vinyl Zealots Missed

Jun 13, 2016

Is MQA the Future of HD Music?

A growing number of music providers and product manufacturers are beginning to support the MQA audio format. Steven Stone explains what MQA is and why you should like it. Continue Reading
Is MQA the Future of HD Music?

Jun 06, 2016

What Is "Ultra HD Premium"?

If you've shopped for an Ultra HD display, source, or disc in recent months, you may have noticed the "Ultra HD Premium" logo on some products. Adrienne Maxwell explains exactly what the new logo means in this week's featured news story. Continue Reading
What Is

May 30, 2016

Home Theater in the Great Outdoors Is Less Expensive Than You Might Think

Outdoor home theater is a popular trend, and a variety of affordably priced projectors, speakers, screens, and accessories make it easier than ever to entertain family and guests with a movie night under the stars. Continue Reading
Home Theater in the Great Outdoors Is Less Expensive Than You Might Think

May 23, 2016

That Really Cheap Pair of Brand-Name Headphones May Be Too Good to Be True

The sale of counterfeit consumer electronics products is a long-standing problem, especially in the headphone category. Jeff Berman discusses how some major headphone manufacturers are fighting back. Continue Reading
That Really Cheap Pair of Brand-Name Headphones May Be Too Good to Be True

May 16, 2016

First-Order Crossovers: Panacea or Problem?

Does the use of a first-order crossover really make a better speaker? Brent Butterworth explores the topic in this week's featured news story. Continue Reading
First-Order Crossovers: Panacea or Problem?

May 09, 2016

Remind a Hipster That Vinyl Still Sucks

Vinyl may be enjoying a resurgence in popularity, but Jerry Del Colliano would like to remind everyone, especially hipsters, why we shouldn't embrace the format too wholeheartedly. Continue Reading
Remind a Hipster That Vinyl Still Sucks

May 02, 2016

Dolby Vision vs. HDR10: What You Need to Know

High Dynamic Range is the hottest new display technology, but a format war is brewing. Adrienne Maxwell discusses the differences between Dolby Vision and HDR10. Continue Reading
Dolby Vision vs. HDR10: What You Need to Know

Apr 25, 2016

The Great "Voice Search" Face Off

Adrienne Maxwell compares the voice-search functionality on today's top streaming media players from Roku, Apple, Amazon, and NVIDIA. Continue Reading
The Great

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