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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?

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?

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