Recent Home Theater Editorials
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 marathon - my ears are still ringing from the machine gun and artillery fire. But I'm thoroughly invigorated and this game is one of the most anticipated of 2011.
This week, HDMI Licensing created a whole new organization, HDMI Forum, Inc. The new organization is supposedly intended to bring more people into the process of developing the HDMI specification.
The health and CE markets appear to be merging. From under the bed TV mounts with automation, to computerless & wireless email and printing, disabled consumers are covered.
Liz names her first podcast... and we note the deplorable lack of innuendo. Oh well, she's still learning. If you haven't already, please check out Tom's Master of Macabre story entitled "Fresh Air".
Steve Wilson releases "Grace for Drowning" on Blu-ray in 5.1 HD surround sound with video content for every song. If you are a fan of progressive rock or great music in general, check it out!
When the release of Star Wars was finally announced as heading to the Blu-ray format, it was met with much trepidation from fans. Fear and rumor spread across the Internet
According to research, up to 63% of women have the final say so in A/V related product purchases. The industry needs to address this and better market its need in our daily lifestyles.
I can't explain why, but this year's 2011 CEDIA could be best described as energetic and hopeful. While the economy hasn't fully recovered, there was a sense that "we are all in this together".
See how Indianapolis and CEDIA "Green up" and find out what new technologies are available in health and home for A/V and beyond.
Rent-A-Center (RAC) is lining up a new program to offer electronics to people who, frankly, cannot afford them. And they are teaming up with Best Buy via in-house kiosks and a no-credit-check process.
This article shares lead singer of Pprcupine Tree Steve Wilson's views on compressed audio and the state of the music industry today. Support high res audio and educate the masses to preserve the art.
HDMI Licensing's latest "snafu" had to do with HDMI Licensing declaring HDMI to Mini DisplayPort cables persona non grata and (more or less) telling HDMI Licensees not to sell them.
So this week the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) ventured into the realm of user listening preferences and released the results of a new study. The study explored the demand for HQ audio.
Part two of Liz's Soup to Nuts on streaming this week is about storage. More than you ever wanted to know about servers, clouds, and NAS. Plus ESPN3D and AT&T, modular design, Velodyne, and more.
3D HDTV technology has polarized the TV industry! Two opposing camps have emerged with different methods of achieving 3D effects for home televisions, and each side is claiming superiority.
Hear Liz's first in a three part series on streaming content. This week - where to get it. Also, Tom talks about his $2k receiver comparison article, Star Wars Blu-ray money grab, and cool installs.
If you read our $600 receiver comparison article, you'll want to hear this podcast. Tom talks all about it. Plus Liz breaks down Spotify for you and promises to host the next Soup to Nuts.
While Netflix would like to hide rate increases under the garb of "better reflect[ing] the costs of each" and giving its customers "a choice", what it amounts to is the company passing along costs.
Despite the random name, there are quite a few important issues discussed on this podcast. This week Tom and Liz talk about the new Vizio CinemaWide displays, MoviePass, PlayLater, and Netflix.
This AV Rant podcast contains part two in a series of interviews with one of the foremost designers in the field of electrostatic speakers, David Janszen. Also, Tom and Liz talk about the latest in HT
We've espoused What's Wrong with HDMI before, but we're now wondering if we've just hit a wall. If, from here on out, even shorter runs of HDMI are going to more or less have to be active.
A California regulation that would ban the sale or rental of violent video games to minors met final defeat at the Supreme Court on Monday.
This AV Rant podcast begins a series of interviews with one of the foremost designers in the field of electrostatic speakers. David Janszen is the son of Arthur A. Janszen, the inventor electrostats.
This article discusses various audio testing methodologies (ie. SBT, DBT, ABX, etc) and associated biases that may exist in each of them.
If you haven't tuned in to AV Rant in a while, Liz Vinci is the new cohost (Dina finally had enough of Tom). There has also been an interesting "Soup to Nuts" series going on.
Nintendo announced Wii U last week and failed to impress investors with behind-the-curve technology. But what the investors don’t know is that Nintendo is demonstrating the true code of the samurai.
Upgraditus. What is it? Well, simply defined, it is the feeling that something in your AV system needs to be changed or added. Unfortunately, manufacturers know all about it. Don't be fooled by them.
When Michael Bay and James Cameron sit down together to talk about 3D as it pertains to filmmaking, it's something any film aficionado should take notice of and enjoy.