“Let our rigorous testing and reviews be your guidelines to A/V equipment – not marketing slogans”
Facebook Youtube Twitter instagram pinterest

Recent Home Theater Editorials

Editorials

AV Rant #81: Wall‑E Damage

— July 06, 2008 21:27

AV Rant #81: Wall-E Damage

Another threesome - this time with J and Dina. Jaime's Flaming Onkyo update. Paul wants to know if he should be interested in tube amps or not. Do Tom and J have Audiophilenervousa? Tom's theory of

Editorials

No Stupid Questions… Part 1: Displays

— July 06, 2008 19:50

No Stupid Questions… Part 1: Displays

As a reviewer (much less the host of AV Rant), I am asked on a regular basis for my opinion. Everyone from the checkout guy at the supermarket to random people at parties want me to tell them which

Editorials

Will the 3D@Home Consortium Jump Out At You!

— July 04, 2008 12:10

Will the 3D@Home Consortium Jump Out At You!

Friday July 11, Journey to the Center of the Earth will join a growing list of 3-D films like Beowulf and Meet the Robinsons. But as the first live-action film to reach out to the third dimension,

Editorials

A Fortunate Disaster?

— July 03, 2008 00:25

A Fortunate Disaster?

Several weeks ago, the sump pump in my basement failed me here in Iowa. As I am sure you have read, the flooding was quite extensive in my state. As the water moves southward many towns in Illinois

Editorials

Happy 4th of July to Voyager 1 & 2 from Audioholics

— July 02, 2008 15:47

Happy 4th of July to Voyager 1 & 2 from Audioholics

Lately I’ve been editorializing science based stuff I happen upon online while taking a break from the A/V stuff. Despite I am an avid Audioholic, I am also a geeky science guy as well. I suppose

Editorials

World’s Largest Atom Smasher Audioholics Survival Tips

— June 28, 2008 17:10

World’s Largest Atom Smasher Audioholics Survival Tips

The world’s largest atom smasher comes online this August in Switzerland. Some critics fear it could create a black hole that would envelop the Earth while others fear it will turn our planet into

Editorials

Games Prove to Music Industry that Content is King

— June 18, 2008 10:33

Games Prove to Music Industry that Content is King

Content is king. Always has been and always will be. Many will argue that games have little or nothing to do with the music industry. Indeed both are about as far apart as you can get in terms of

Editorials

iPhone 3G, The Mobile Computer That Time Forgot

— June 10, 2008 12:05

iPhone 3G, The Mobile Computer That Time Forgot

Another Apple WWDC is in the books! Another Stevenote address and yet another iteration of iPhone that almost makes it as a legit 21st Century Smartphone. There is a lot of talk about the new Apple

Editorials

Anything But HDMI Please

— June 10, 2008 09:42

Anything But HDMI Please

First of all, don't get us wrong about our views on HDMI. It's a great concept. A single digital cable connecting audio and video from one component to another. It's just that it's been a bit of a

Editorials

Dude, Where's My Swag?

— June 09, 2008 08:15

Dude, Where's My Swag?

I came to a sudden realization the other day: I'm running out of clothes. For the past few years I've been living off of t-shirts and golf shirts which have either been branded by Audioholics or one

Editorials

3 New iPhone Features We Want to See

— June 04, 2008 10:01

3 New iPhone Features We Want to See

It's only four days and a wake up before Steve Jobs gives his address at Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference. It's widely expected we’ll hear all the hub-bub about the new version of iPhone

Editorials

Technology Allergy or just Crazy?

— May 31, 2008 02:15

Technology Allergy or just Crazy?

A group has banned together to try to stop Wi-Fi in public buildings because they experience negative physical symptoms they attribute to the electromagnetic field. The group is claiming that they

Editorials

AV Rant #72: Measuring your worth

— May 30, 2008 08:50

AV Rant #72: Measuring your worth

On this episode, Dina defies Newton and pays the price. Tom is like his mom. Do you turn movies off or walk out of theaters? Why is audio such an afterthought in movies? Tom and Dina discuss the use

Editorials

AVRant #68: Déjà vu

— May 16, 2008 11:18

AVRant #68: Déjà vu

Tom and Dina are a bit punchy after some technical malfunctions a la the ever "stable" Mac. Dina finally sees our listener-created picture and her reaction? Priceless. Finally, the duo talks about

Editorials

Audiogurus is Hiring – Apply Now

— May 12, 2008 13:50

Audiogurus is Hiring – Apply Now

In order to keep up with the surge in orders and customer support, Audiogurus is looking for a few good men (or women) to join the phone sales support team of the new Audiogurus store. If you’ve got

Editorials

Blue Jeans Cable Experience with Monster Cable

Kurt Denke — April 29, 2008 22:20

Blue Jeans Cable Experience with Monster Cable

Monster Cable threatened to sue Blue Jeans Cable over IP property relating to an audio connector. What Monster didn't realize is they woke the monster within Blue Jeans owner. See what went down.

Editorials

The Evolution of Digital Music On Demand

Mary Sekerak — April 28, 2008 15:25

The Evolution of Digital Music On Demand

Think back to a time when you couldn’t log onto the Internet and download any song you wanted in little or no time at all. It seems like that was an eternity ago, right? Once MP3s became more

Editorials

Hate Crimes against Geeks on the Rise

— April 24, 2008 12:01

Hate Crimes against Geeks on the Rise

The long running joke of high school is beating up the geek. It's in practically every movie in the genre. For many geeks it was considered a "right of passage" that gave them the drive and

Editorials

HD Radio ‑ Next Big Thing or Flop?

— April 21, 2008 06:57

HD Radio - Next Big Thing or Flop?

HD Radio makes sense. Digital music with meta information similar to mp3, but with even more flexibility. As the digital transition looms nearer for televisions, radio - for the most part seems bent

Editorials

Cable a la Carte

— April 18, 2008 12:56

Cable a la Carte

It seems to make intuitive sense - why should you have to pay for cable channels you never watch? It's not hard to see the benefit for the end user - only pay for the channels you actually watch. In

Editorials

Paperless Society on the Horizon?

— April 17, 2008 13:46

Paperless Society on the Horizon?

Japan has many long and established traditions, not the least of them is paper. That isn't stopping Japanese scientists from trying to do away with this resource dependent form of communication.

Editorials

The High Definition Downloads War ‑ Who Will Win?

— April 10, 2008 14:08

The High Definition Downloads War - Who Will Win?

In this new era of high definition TV and high speed Internet, it's almost ludicrous to think that in the coming years people will be content to wait for a physical disc to show up in the mail.

Editorials

The Future of Computers and Entertainment

— April 08, 2008 15:18

The Future of Computers and Entertainment

As much as I love to bash Steve Jobs (and I really, really do), you got to give the man his props. The iPhone had barely hit the market before people were coming up with new and interesting uses for

Editorials

File Sharing NOT the Devil!

— April 04, 2008 11:04

File Sharing NOT the Devil!

Just when you thought you'd never hear a scrap of reason from the big record labels, recently acquired ex-Google employee Glen Merrill who now heads up EMI's digital strategy department said that

Editorials

AV Rant #55: Monster Einstein

— April 03, 2008 15:33

AV Rant #55: Monster Einstein

In this episode, Tom and Clint answer questions about downloading high rez audio online, A/Bing speakers if you don't have a bunch of fancy equipment, and what do you do if you want to get high def

Editorials

Wii Remote and iPhone to control Bomb Squad Robot

— April 03, 2008 10:28

Wii Remote and iPhone to control Bomb Squad Robot

Engineers have modified a US military bomb deactivating robot to be controlled by a Wii remote and an iPhone. The engineers just love their gadgets, but this could be one of those out-of-the-box

Editorials

Turn Off Your Home Theaters to Observe Earth Hour

— March 28, 2008 18:50

Turn Off Your Home Theaters to Observe Earth Hour

Tomorrow marks the second annual Earth Hour event where major cities around the world will be turning off their power for a full hour. For home theater buffs, perhaps now is a good opportunity to

Editorials

Making Peace with Blu‑ray

— March 27, 2008 10:45

Making Peace with Blu-ray

I admit that I’ve had my share of anti-Blu-ray rants in the past. But that’s all over now. It’s time for the Toshib-ati to put away the pitchforks and just accept Blu-ray as the high- def disc format