Recent Home Theater Editorials
After a stellar 14-year run, Oppo has announced that it will begin the process of ending manufacturing of new products. They were a great AV company that will sorely be missed.
Memorializing the Compact Disc. Once upon a time, the CD was the ubiquitous music platform. Our story outlines how the disc-based music technology was adopted, loved and eventually abandoned.
We take a take a look at what we feel to be the biggest product failures in consumer A/V electronics and try to figure out what went wrong and how missteps today may lead to success stories tomorrow.
With Disney soon to own a majority of Fox TV and film Studios, the stars may have just aligned for the creation of the most powerful media conglomerate ever created. What changes will this bring?
The end is nigh for net neutrality as it exists today. Trump-appointed FCC chief Ajit Pai put forth a plan last week that promises to roll back Obama’s net neutrality policies. What's to come of this?
Star Wars Battlefront II has been lighting up the gaming community with bad press around what gamers are decrying as a corrupt in-game economy that gives unfair advantages to players that pay.
Sound United and DTS have announced the availability of a DTS Virtual:X firmware update for many Denon and Marantz A/V receiver to expand your immersive audio experience without needing more speakers.
DTS Headphone:X is a new technology that promises to change how we listen to music, movies, and television using our favorite headphones. Have initial reviews come up short of expectations? Read on.
Immersive audio isn't just Dolby Atmos and DTS:X. We demoed Auro-3D and looked at the technology, how to take advantage of it at home, and how it performed in a real-world setup with listening tests.
From a Q3 2017 earnings report, Netflix is at an all-time high in almost any meaningful measure. The online entertainment service has over 109 million subscribers worldwide but can it be maintained?
The premiere of Star Trek Discovery aired on the CBS network on 9/24/17 and was enjoyed by anyone who could get over-air reception. But episode one was a teaser to make you pay for CBS All Access.
On September 3rd, 2017, the world lost another musical legend - Walter Becker, one half of the duo that named themselves after a metallic sex toy from a William S. Burroughs novel; Steely Dan.
Ever wonder how companies come up with the names for their products? Can a name really affect sales and product perception? Can a clever name rescue a bad product? Read on to find out.
This article presents the different marketing strategies behind the way various consumer electronics companies present their products. It's all very intentional. Here's a peek behind the curtain.
T.H.E. Show Anaheim is set to take place September 21-24,2017 to demo new loudspeakers, audio components, home theater, HDTV, vinyl, headphones, virtual reality, & educational seminars. Register now!
Microsoft unveiled Xbox One X, its next generation game console at E3 last week. It features true native 4K Ultra-HD and HDR, but offers little else in the way of innovations. Will that be enough?
T.H.E. Show Anaheim (Sept 21-24, 2017) in Southern California is demoing over 400 brands of high end audio gear. Enter their sweepstakes for a chance to win a fully expenses paid trip for two on them!
It’s still early days for VR, and 2016 can be seen as the market’s year zero. A wide variety of VR headsets went on sale last year after much hype, speculation and capital investment. But what's next?
President Donald Trump just signed a repeal for an FCC privacy regulation designed to protect consumers from Internet providers selling their data. Find out what this means to you the consumer.
Denon and Marantz have launched a new Audyssey MultEQ Editor app, giving home theater enthusiasts full control to refine and customize the set-up of their systems for even better surround sound.
The latest round of Wikileaks is called Year Zero and includes over 8,000 pages of details about how the CIA is spying on just about anything with an Internet connection. Are you being watched?
The FCC has approved the deployment of an innovation in digital broadcast television that could change everything you thought you knew about network TV and wireless. Get the facts about ATSC 3.0 here.
On Feb 6th, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced that Vizio must pay out a settlement of $2.2 million for selling data collected on some 11-million consumers using the company’s smart TVs.
Internet streaming is the preferred way of watching Super Bowl LI for those eschewed by outrageous monthly cable bills and haven’t bothered to hoist an antenna onto our roofs. We discuss how.
The last 3D TV manufacturers, LG and Sony, have disclosed that they will end production on 3D sets for 2018. The demise of 3D was a long but steady ride downward.
Acoustic tractor beam technology is so last year. Sure, thanks to a series of coordinated breakthroughs by an international team of physicists from the UK and US tractor beams now exist!
Norway became the first country to begin a campaign of shutting down FM radio signals this week. The nation’s “Radio Digitization” program began on 1/11 at 11:11 am. Will other countries do similar?
I know it’s ridiculous to blame the arbitrary goal posts in time we call a year for the loss of many beloved celebrities in 2016. And I’m certain our perception of 2016 as the grim reaper is skewed.