Recent Home Theater Editorials
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.
CEDIA is outraged by the adoption of the unnecessary and harmful regulation regarding the California TV energy efficiency standard. Folks, this is like watching a train wreck in slow motion.
The economy is dicey and NPD analysts say video game revenue is down 13 percent. But when the going gets tough, Activision Blizzard gets going – with Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2.
According to an article at The Smoking Gun, Aaron Siebers, a 27-year-old Blockbuster employee, decided that it woudl be better to stab himself than go work at Blockbuster Video.
There is a lot to be excited about with this new Xbox Live update - Facebook and Twitter (ho hum), Last.Fm (hmm... not bad), and 1080p Instant Streaming (not that's cool). See what it's all about.
One doesn't have too look too hard to find examples of businesses mismanaged into oblivion. Is Hulu next? It very well may be and here's why: They are afraid of losing advertising dollars.
Never underestimate the power of Wal-Mart! The retail juggernaut has the power to destroy a product line’s sales by deciding not to sell it - or simply pushing it to the bottom shelf.
We've been hearing more and more about 3D for the last few years. The real driving force behind 3D has always been to rake in more money. Will people pay a premium for a movie in 3 dimensions?
Government over-regulation of California’s businesses is hurting an economy that is already suffering. Two weeks ago, the CA Energy Commission said it wanted to reduce electricity use in TV sets.
The fight for net neutrality is ON! Soon after the Federal Communications Commission announced it will formalize net neutrality rules – the FCC immediately drew fire from all sides.
Someone call 911! Apple’s keynote invitation image looks like a crime scene victim’s chalk outline. Apple’s annual meeting tomorrow has a name that may invoke images of the Beatles, the band that …
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