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The New Home Theater PC - Part 2 The New Home Theater PC - Part 2 In this final installment, we'll walk through several scenarios and talk about using the laptop as the New Home Theater PC to enable streaming content and fulfill the promises of the HTPC.
$750 Audio System $750 Audio System The $750 system, while it won't include such niceties as a flat panel display or power conditioner, will present an excellent upgrade of audio and video capabilities for those looking to go 5.1.
Control4 Demos v2.0 at CEDIA Control4 Demos v2.0 at CEDIA Control4 is probably most well known as the company that woke up the industry and said "Um, why are you guys killing yourselves over this horrendous AMX/Crestron programming language?"
How to Skew a Blind Listening Test How to Skew a Blind Listening Test We've talked a lot about how to set up a listening test on this website. There has been a lot of buzz lately on the results of the Paradigm blind listening tests results. We break it down.
LED Accent Lighting Gone Wild in Multi-purpose Theater Room LED Accent Lighting Gone Wild in Multi-purpose Theater Room The team at Ohio-based Audio Video Interiors made sure that this elegant open-floor great room itself was the center of attention. The artistic LED lighting on the ceiling and framing the centerpiece
The New Home Theater PC – Part 1 The New Home Theater PC – Part 1 I think it's pretty safe to say that the traditional Home Theater PC is dead... at least it's dead insofar as it has completely failed to reach the mass market in an accessible and easy-to-use way.
 JBL Vintage Speaker Restoration Done Right by Simply Speakers JBL Vintage Speaker Restoration Done Right by Simply Speakers There is an old axiom I love to live by, “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it”. Just because your speakers are old, doesn’t mean they can’t still perform as good and sometimes better than the models…
2009 $500 Receiver Comparison Guide 2009 $500 Receiver Comparison Guide In a continuing effort to demystify your receiver choices, we come to a price point that is probably one of the most popular - around $500. In this comparison, we'll be looking at receivers from…
2009 $750 Receiver Comparison Guide 2009 $750 Receiver Comparison Guide In this comparison article we look at receivers around the $750 price point. We have offerings from Yamaha and Harman Kardon at $649, Pioneer at $699, and Denon, Marantz, and Sherwood Newcastle at…
2009 Entry Level Receivers Comparison Guide 2009 Entry Level Receivers Comparison Guide In a budget receiver, you are looking for the most bang for your buck. What you will need to focus on is what you actually need. Many of the receivers are limited in their compatibility and…