Recent Home Theater Editorials
I never thought I could fall victim to the placebo effect being the skeptic that I am in nature. This article explores the power of the placebo and the importance of using a controlled DBT protocol.
According to an article at the Financial Times, SNL Kagen reported that cableTV has suffered its largest customer drop in the past 30 years - nearly 3/4 of a million subscribers in the last quarter!
A week doesn't go by without a request from our readers to conduct a product comparison. While it may seem like a great idea, they are a pain in butt to conduct for reasons discussed in this article.
The popular video game review website GameSpot.com caused a stir when it suggested that Microsoft Kinect for Xbox 360 might be racist. Meanwhile Consumer Reports disagrees with that assessment.
There's no question that Google is an amazing and capable company. Like Apple, when they go out on a limb to create something new, people tend to take notice- and GoogleTV brings a lot of anticipation
3D. It's the "thing" that everyone has to deal with or risk losing out on this year. I decided to spent a lot of time investigating the various incarnations of 3D from the major manufacturers.
Parent would do well to consider this a must-read article to help prevent accidents at home. This applies, primarily, to those who haven't yet mounted and installed their flat panel TVs on the wall.
It doesn't take much to start an argument here at Audioholics, and we found a good one about AV receivers. What we'd like to know is - what do you value most? Amplifier power? Or Features
I've been a big critic of 3D for some time. The industry has been pushing it full steam for over a year and it's really been amazing to see such a concerted effort being poured into a temporary fad.
A new technology called Summit Wireless is being embedded in TVs, speakers, A/V receivers, gaming devices, and Blu-ray players, enabling them to broadcast high-definition surround sound wirelessly.
Tucked away in the latest Terms of Service for the PlayStation Network is a lovely little section that seems to confirm issues raised by the recent Audioholic's Editorial: 3D Hazardous to Your Health.
3DS and 3D HDTV health risk. The truth is that prolonged viewing of 3D video may be even more harmful than the consumer electronics industry wants you to know.
This year's visit to Axiom brought about their announcement of their new V3 series of loudspeakers and running me through their blind listening test. It was an enjoyable and enlightening experience.
Apple’s new toy has an HDMI port and Wireless N so it can stream HD video like nobody’s business. The Mac Mini behaves as though it wants a place alongside your home theater System. Its silent …
This week on AV Rant, Tom loses it. Also on tap this week, Onkyo partners with Walmart, the LifeLock dude needs to change his keys, Steven gets a better answer, and moths might improve displays.
If you haven't heard of Pandora, you should. Have you ever wondered which is better - voting up or down a song? Tom did and he designed an experiment to test it. The next step is up to you.
It seems every six months or so there is a diatribe about the death of high end audio. We've even written a few here. Kids are getting used to MP3s and therefore high end audio is dying. I disagree.
Goldmund, a Swiss company who built a reported million dollar studio. Our favorite quote: "Most of you are familiar with 5.1 or 7.1 surround sound. With Goldman we are able to do up to 128 channels."
After years of wrangling with regulators at the FCC to allow retroactive disabling of analog HDTV outputs, the MPAA was finally able to convince the agency to allow them to SOC it to consumers.
So many consumers went home disappointed this week, hoping to watch a brand new copy of Avatar in flawless HD, that Best Buy put firmware update notices online and in stores to stave off mass returns.
Just in case you haven't purchased enough A/V upgrades in the last few years, the home 3D home-video age is now upon us with plenty of new upgrades for your home theater system.
In a remarkable, but delayed, achievement of common sense, Universal Music Group announced plans to drop prices on all of their new CDs to $10 or less in many music retailers across the country.
After being in the AV business for over 10 years and with literally hundreds of product reviews under our collective belts, we can't help but come to a few conclusions. Commandments if you will.
Ever wonder what you are missing when you compress something into an MP3? Tom and guest co-host Austin Omaha take you through not only the specifics of what MP3 is, but give you real world examples.
New innovations emerge every year at CES, but this year seems especially flush with big news from the major television manufacturers. And the big news isn’t about size - it's about tech: lot's of it.
You rent a new release Blu-ray disc to watch in the comforts of your home only to soon find special features, BD Live access and the "R" rated version of the movie missing. Read on to find out why.
So, what happens when one of the largest cable operators in the nation makes a deal for one of the big names in TV and movie content? People start to get worried.
With everyone so full of thanks that they can barely stand it, an AV nut takes a stand. Here are 14 things he is "thankful" for.