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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 06, 2015

Web-Connected TVs Are in 56 Percent of U.S. Homes, Study Shows

Multichannel News reports that about 56 percent of homes in the United States have at least one TV connected to... Continue Reading
Web-Connected TVs Are in 56 Percent of U.S. Homes, Study Shows

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?

Apr 20, 2015

Should You Open an Audiophile Bed and Breakfast?

Would you stay at an audiophile-oriented bed and breakfast? Jerry Del Colliano believes this could be a great way to sell the gear and, especially, the high-end experience to prospective buyers. Continue Reading
Should You Open an Audiophile Bed and Breakfast?

Apr 15, 2015

HDMI Forum Releases 2.0a Specification

The HDMI Forum has announced the release of the HDMI 2.0a specification that allows for the transmission of High Dynamic... Continue Reading
HDMI Forum Releases 2.0a Specification

Apr 13, 2015

Can DTS:X Get Off the Ground?

DTS officially unveiled the details on its object-based DTS:X platform at an event last week. Brent Butterworth offers his initial observations on whether DTS:X will be viable for the home theater market. Continue Reading
Can DTS:X Get Off the Ground?

Apr 10, 2015

DTS Provides More Details on the DTS:X Platform

At a special event yesterday, DTS showcased its new DTS:X object-based surround sound platform for both the cinema and home... Continue Reading
DTS Provides More Details on the DTS:X Platform

Apr 06, 2015

What the AV Industry Could Learn From Colt 45 Malt Liquor

Colt 45's famous slogan is, "It works every time." Jerry Del Colliano says the AV industry needs to embrace that same motto and not ignore the importance of system control and integration. Continue Reading
What the AV Industry Could Learn From Colt 45 Malt Liquor

Mar 30, 2015

Should Some Audiophile Products Be Sold on a Limited-Edition Basis?

Would the audio industry benefit from selling certain products on a limited-edition basis? Would this add the necessary urgency to the purchase process for audio gear? Jerry Del Colliano explores the idea in this week's featured news story. Continue Reading
Should Some Audiophile Products Be Sold on a Limited-Edition Basis?

Mar 23, 2015

No Love for Next-Gen AV Technologies?

We've been covering a number of emerging technologies lately, from Ultra HD to hi-res audio to Dolby Atmos. While some readers find these developments exciting, others seem ready to dismiss them right off the bat, which makes us ask: Why no love for next-gen AV technologies? Continue Reading
No Love for Next-Gen AV Technologies?

Mar 16, 2015

Should You Have to Crowdfund Your AV Gear?

A growing number of AV manufacturers are turning to crowdfunding as a way to get products made. Jerry Del Colliano discusses the pluses and minuses of this approach and poses the question: What AV products would you consider funding? Continue Reading
Should You Have to Crowdfund Your AV Gear?

Feb 26, 2015

Millennials Abandoning Traditional TV at Faster Pace

Recent Nielsen figures show that younger viewers are abandoning traditional TV usage at more than double the rate of previous... Continue Reading

Feb 24, 2015

Dish CEO Joe Clayton Announces Retirement

Dish Network has announced that president and CEO Joe Clayton will retire on March 31, 2015. Clayton joined Dish Network... Continue Reading
Dish CEO Joe Clayton Announces Retirement

Feb 19, 2015

Best Buy Adds Wedding Registry

For the tech-saavy couple preparing to tie the knot, a Best Buy wedding registry might be the perfect choice. Best... Continue Reading
Best Buy Adds Wedding Registry

Feb 09, 2015

Fantasy CEO: Saving RadioShack From Bankruptcy

RadioShack has filed for chapter 11 bankruptcy. Can it be saved? Jerry Del Colliano discusses the steps he would take to transform RadioShack into a relevant and valuable presence in the AV industry. Continue Reading
Fantasy CEO: Saving RadioShack From Bankruptcy

Jan 05, 2015

Reading Past Star Ratings in AV Reviews

Jerry Del Colliano discusses our five-star ratings system and explains why ratings don't (and shouldn't) tell the whole story in any review. Continue Reading
Reading Past Star Ratings in AV Reviews

Jan 05, 2015

Wireworld Introduces Multi-Gigabit Network Cable at CES

At the International CES this week, Wireworld is introducing the Starlight CAT7a network cable, designed for high-speed media network applications.... Continue Reading
Wireworld Introduces Multi-Gigabit Network Cable at CES

Jan 04, 2015

Poll Finds Increased Interest in Smart-Home Networks

A recent survey commissioned by members of the Internet of Things Consortium found that nearly two-thirds of the roughly 1,000... Continue Reading
Poll Finds Increased Interest in Smart-Home Networks

Dec 30, 2014

DTS Announces Its Own Object-Based Audio Codec, DTS:X

You've heard of Dolby Atmos and Auro-3D. Now it's time to meet DTS:X. As expected, DTS has announced its own... Continue Reading
DTS Announces Its Own Object-Based Audio Codec, DTS:X

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