Home Theater Sitemap - Page 12 2016-09-26

Dolby Pro Logic IIz - What You Need To Know
Dolby Prologic IIz processing is an enhancement that extends surround sound vertically in the front of the listening environment by adding two more front speakers that are placed above the left and right main speakers. For more details, read my overview of the Dolby Pro Logic IIz.

DVDO Unveils the iScan Micro In-Line 4K Ultra HD Video Scaler
The DVDO iScan Micro provides a no-hassle way to get better video upscaling for your 4K Ultra HD TV - read more...

Building a Custom Home Theater System and Media Room
You have a room in your house that you would like to convert into a home theater or media room - but you don't know where to start. Check out some useful tips to get you started.

The Role of the Product Distributor in Home Theater
Product distributors play a key role in the home theater installation landscape - check out how they fit into the home theater landscape.

LG Offers A Trio of Blu-ray Disc Players For 2015/16
LG has added three new Blu-ray Disc players for 2015, the BP255, BP350, and BP550. Check out what they have to offer.

BENQ TreVolo Side View Speakers Open Showing The Passive Radiators
BENQ TreVolo Electrostatic Bluetooth Speaker - Side Views with Speakers Open showing the passive radiators.

BENQ TreVolo Front and Rear View Photo - Speakers Closed
BENQ TreVolo Electrostatic Bluetooth Speaker Front and Rear Views with Speakers Closed.

BENQ TreVolo Electrostatic Bluetooth Speaker - Package Contents
What comes in the BENQ TreVolo Electrostatic Bluetooth Speaker package.

BENQ TreVolo Top View Photo - Onboard Controls
BENQ TreVolo Electrostatic Bluetooth Speaker - Onboard Controls

BENQ TreVolo Control App Photos and Review Summary
BENQ TreVolo Electrostatic Bluetooth Speaker - Remote Control App and Review Summary

The BENQ TreVolo Electrostatic Bluetooth Speaker System Reviewed
Electrostatic speakers are usually reserved for use in select high-end speaker speakers, but BENQ has a different idea - putting them in a compact Bluetooth audio system - read more.

BENQ TreVolo Front View Photo With Speakers Open
BENQ TreVolo Electrostatic Bluetooth Speaker - Front View with Speakers Open

Dolby Pro-Logic II - Definition and Explanation
Dolby Pro-Logic II is a surround sound processing technology, developed by jointly by Jim Fosgate and Dolby Labs. Read more...

Mini - Micro Component Audio Systems
Information and Manufacturer listing for Mini - Micro Component Audio Systems

San Diego Comic-con 2015 Entertainment Tech Spotlight
The annual San Diego Comic-Con is a true mecca for U.S. pop culture. However, besides comics, manga, anime, video games, and movie stars, exhibits and panel discussions that focus on the tech side of entertainment are featured - check out some highlights for 2015.

Pioneer Announces Four New Home Theater Receivers for 2015
Pioneer has announced its first crop of home theater receivers for 2015, the VSX-830, VSX-1130-K, Elite VSX-45, and Elite VSX-90. One of the new innovations on them this go-around, is the incorporation of Dolby Atmos decoding on the VSX-1130 and Elite VSX-90. Check out the details.

Read My Review of The Gunman on Blu-ray Disc
Check out my review of The Gunman Blu-ray Disc presentation, from the Director of Taken, and starring Sean Pean.

87th Annual Oscar Winners On Blu-ray Disc
The 87th annual Academy Awards was held on February 21st, 2015 at the Dolby Theater in Hollywood. Find out the winners that are now available, or coming soon to Blu-ray Disc during 2015.

The Crackle TV App Streams Free Uncut Movies & TV Shows
Crackle is a free service that lets you stream full-length uncut movies and TV shows from online. The catch is that the movies and TV shows are interrupted by commercials. Find out if Crackle's free movies and TV make you want to quit your Netflix and Hulu Plus subscriptions.

What A Plasma TV Sub-Field Drive Is
A subfield drive is a technology that is specific to Plasma TVs and is expressed as 480Hz, 550Hz, 600Hz, or similar number. Find out what that means for those that own Plasma TVs.

What is a Powerline Adapter -- What You Need to Know
A powerline adapter can use your household electrical wiring to connect your network media player to a router in another room of your house - find out what you need to know about these practical devices.

Denon Unveils AVR-S710W and AVR-S910W S-Series Receivers
Denon has announced its new S-Series home theater receivers, the AVR-S710W, and AVR-S910W. Find out what they have to offer for your home theater setup.

About.com Readers' Choice Awards 2012: The Best Loudspeaker Brand
The are thousand of loudspeakers and determining which is the best brand depends on a lot of factors. However, everyone has an opinion, so here is your chance to express yours. Vote for your favorite home theater receiver brand in the About.com Readers' Choice Awards

JBL Cinema 500 Home Theater Speaker System Photo Profile.
In addition to my review of the JBL Cinema 500 Home Theater Speaker System, the following photo profile goes into more visual detail on the system package, including connections, operation, and audio performance.

JBL Cinema 500 Home Theater Speaker System - Cables and Accessories
JBL Cinema 500 Home Theater Speaker System - Cables and Accessories

JBL Cinema 500 Home Theater Speaker System - Assembled Stands
JBL Cinema 500 Home Theater Speaker System - Assembled Stands

JBL Cinema 500 Home Theater Speaker System - Center Channel Speaker - Front and Rear View
JBL Cinema 500 Home Theater Speaker System - Center Channel Speaker - Front and Rear View

JBL Cinema 500 Home Theater Speaker System - Satellite Speakers - Front and Rear View
JBL Cinema 500 Home Theater Speaker System - Satellite Speakers - Front and Rear View

JBL Cinema 500 Home Theater Speaker System - Sub 140P Subwoofer - Triple View
JBL Cinema 500 Home Theater Speaker System - Sub 140P Subwoofer - Triple View

JBL Cinema 500 Home Theater Speaker System - Sub 140P Subwoofer - Controls and Connections
JBL Cinema 500 Home Theater Speaker System - Sub 140P Subwoofer - Controls and Connections

JBL Cinema 500 System Frequency Response Curves as Measured by the Anthem Room Correction System
JBL Cinema 500 System Frequency Response Curves as Measured by the Anthem Room Correction System.

Vizio E420i Smart LED/LCD TV - Photo - Flag Test - Example 3
Vizio E420i Smart LED/LCD TV Screen Photo of HQV Flag Test - Example 3

Vizio E420i Smart LED/LCD TV - Photo - Flag Test - Example 2
Vizio E420i Smart LED/LCD TV Screen Photo of HQV Flag Test - Example 2

Vizio E420i Smart LED/LCD TV - Photo - Flag Test - Example 1
Vizio E420i Smart LED/LCD TV Screen Photo of HQV Flag Test - Example 1

Vizio E420i Smart LED/LCD TV - Photo - Jaggies Test 2 - Example 2
Vizio E420i Smart LED/LCD TV Screen Photo of HQV Jaggies Test 2 - Example 2

Vizio E420i Smart LED/LCD TV Screen Photo of HQV Jaggies Test 2 - Example 1
Vizio E420i Smart LED/LCD TV Screen Photo of HQV Jaggies Test 2 - Example 1

Vizio E420i Smart LED/LCD TV - Photo - Jaggies Test 1 - Example 3
Vizio E420i Smart LED/LCD TV Screen Photo of HQV Jaggies Test 1 - Example 3

Vizio E420i Smart LED/LCD TV - Photo - Jaggies Test 1 - Example 2
Vizio E420i Smart LED/LCD TV Screen Photo of HQV Jaggies Test 1 - Example 2

Vizio E420i Smart LED/LCD TV - Photo - Jaggies Test 1 - Example 1
Vizio E420i Smart LED/LCD TV Screen Photo of HQV Jaggies Test 1 - Example

Vizio E420i Smart LED/LCD TV - Photo - HD Loss Test - Close-up
Vizio E420i Smart LED/LCD TV Screen Photo of HQV HD Loss Test - Close-up

Vizio E420i Smart LED/LCD TV - Photo - HD Loss Test
Vizio E420i Smart LED/LCD TV Screen Photo of HQV HD Loss Test

Vizio E420i Smart LED/LCD TV - Photo - Titles Test
Vizio E420i Smart LED/LCD TV Screen Photo of HQV Title Test

Vizio E420i Smart LED/LCD TV - Photo - Race Car Test - Example 2
Vizio E420i Smart LED/LCD TV Screen Photo of HQV Race Car Test - Example 2

Vizio E420i Smart LED/LCD TV - Photo - Race Car Test - Example 1
Vizio E420i Smart LED/LCD TV Screen Photo of HQV Race Car Test - Example 1

Vizio E420i Smart LED/LCD TV - Video Performance Tests
The Vizio E420i is a 42-inch LED/LCD TV that provides Smart TV features at an inexpensive price piont. E420i has a native pixel display resolution of 1920x1080 (1080p). As a supplement to my review, I take a look at how will this TV able to process and upscale standard resolution video source content. Check out a sampling of test results.

Vizio E420i 42-inch LED/LCD Smart TV - Review
The Vizio E420i is a 42-inch LED/LCD TV that incorporates 1080p display resolution, internet streaming, and more. For more details, read my review.

- By Category
An index of categories in the

About.com Readers' Choice Awards 2012: The Best Home Theater Receiver Brand
The home theater receiver serves as the central hub of a home theater system, but which brand makes the best ones? Vote for your favorite home theater receiver brand in the About.com Readers' Choice Awards...

Jupiter Ascending - 2D and 3D Blu-ray Disc Review
Jupiter Ascending is now on both 2D and 3D Blu-ray with plenty of action and great sound, but a rather confusing story. However, is it worth purchasing for your collection? Find out in my review.

Roku Announces Addition of Sharp and Insignia Roku TV Lines
The incentive for TV viewers to cut the cord gets ever more tempting as Roku announces that in addition to TCL and Hisense, Sharp and Insignia are also offering their TVs with the Roku system built-tin.

Epson Powerlite Home Cinema 1080UB 3LCD 1080p Home Theater Projector - Review - Page 2 - Evauluation and Final Take
At an MSRP of $2,999, the Epson Powerlite Home Cinema 1080UB 3LCD projector is an upgrade of its popular Home Cinema 1080. The main improvements: a second HDMI input, higher lumens output, and better black level performance. Its native 1080p resolution and acceptable light output provide excellent image quality, providing a very natural looking image, with none of the usual LCD artifacts, such as the screen door effect. For more details on the 1080UB check out my review. Page 2.

Crowson - TES100 Tactile Transducer and A200 Amplifier - Product Review - Page 2
Although subwoofers bring realistic bass sound to the home theater environment, there is still something missing - physical vibration. In the real world, when something explodes, you feel it, not just hear it; when you drive a car over a bumpy road, you feel the bumps, not just hear the result. Now you can add tactile experience to your own home theater with the TES100 Tactile Transducer and 200 amplifier from Crowson Technology. For more information, check out my review. Page 2.

Samsung SP-A800B 1080p DLP Video Projector - Review of the Samsung SP-A800B - Page 2 - Evaluation - Final Take
At an MSRP of $7,499, the Samsung SP-A800B may seem pricey, but is worth the extra cash for those seeking a projector with precise color accuracy. Its TI DLP DarkChip2, native 1080p resolution, and acceptable light output produce excellent image quality. The SP-A800B has two HDMI 1.3a inputs and provides upscaling for standard DVDs via its proprietary processor. The Samsung SP-A800B was developed in conjunction with Joe Kane Productions. Check out my Review. Page 2.

Toshiba XD-E500 Upscaling DVD Player - Product Review and Rating of the Toshiba XD-E500 Upscaling DVD Player - Page 2 - Evaluation and Final Take
With the demise of HD-DVD, Toshiba is now focused on improving the upscaling capabilities for DVD. With improved 1080p video upscaling capability over previous Toshiba upscaling DVD players, the XD-E500 delivers a very good picture on an HDTV. In addition, the user also has some control over sharpness, color, and contrast, which compensate for variations in DVD source quality. The Toshiba XD-E500 does provide good viewing of DVDs, but is not the breakthrough that its marketing materials suggest. Page 2.

The Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 3500 3LCD Video Projector Reviewed
The Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 3500 is a video projector that combines great features, strong white and color light output, as well as 3D viewing. For all the details, read my review.

Epson Home Cinema 3500 Projector - High Definition Loss Test Close-up
Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 3500 Video Projector - Photo - High Definition Resolution Loss Test - Close-up Example.

Epson Home Cinema 3500 Projector - High Definition Loss Test
Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 3500 Video Projector - Photo - High Definition Resolution Loss Test - Example .

Epson Home Cinema 3500 Projector - Deinterlacing/Upscaling Tests - Race Car 2
Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 3500 Video Projector - Deinterlacing/Upscaling Test Photo - Race Car - Example 2.

Epson Home Cinema 3500 Projector - Deinterlacing/Upscaling Tests - Race Car 1
Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 3500 Video Projector - Deinterlacing/Upscaling Test Photo - Race Car - Example 1.

Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 3500 Projector - Video Performance Tests
Check out a series of tests that I conducted that illustrates the video processing performance of the Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 3500 3LCD Video Projector.

Epson Home Cinema 3500 Projector - Deinterlacing/Upscaling Tests - Jaggies 1-3
Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 3500 Video Projector - Deinterlacing/Upscaling Test Photo - Jaggies Example 1-3.

Epson Home Cinema 3500 Projector - Deinterlacing/Upscaling Tests - Flag 2
Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 3500 Video Projector - Deinterlacing/Upscaling Test Photo - Flag Example 2.

Epson Home Cinema 3500 Projector - Deinterlacing/Upscaling Tests - Jaggies 1-2
Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 3500 Video Projector - Deinterlacing/Upscaling Test Photo - Jaggies Example 1-2.

Epson 3500 Video Projector Deinterlacing/Upscaling Tests - Jaggies 1-1
Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 3500 Video Projector - Deinterlacing/Upscaling Test Photo - Jaggies Example 1-1.

Epson Home Cinema 3500 Projector - Deinterlacing/Upscaling Tests - Flag 3
Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 3500 Video Projector - Deinterlacing/Upscaling Test Photo - Flag Example 3.

Epson Home Cinema 3500 Projector - Deinterlacing/Upscaling Tests - Jaggies 2-1
Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 3500 Video Projector - Deinterlacing/Upscaling Test Photo - Jaggies Example 2-1.

Epson Home Cinema 3500 Projector - Deinterlacing/Upscaling Tests - Flag 1
Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 3500 Video Projector - Deinterlacing/Upscaling Test Photo - Flag Example 1.

Epson Home Cinema 3500 Projector - Deinterlacing/Upscaling Tests - Jaggies 2-2
Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 3500 Video Projector - Deinterlacing/Upscaling Test Photo - Jaggies Example 2-2.

Epson Home Cinema 3500 Projector - Deinterlacing/Upscaling Tests - Titles
Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 3500 Video Projector - Deinterlacing/Upscaling Test Photo - Titles.

Blu-ray Disc Players: Cost and Viability
How Much Do Blu-ray Disc Players Cost? - OK let's get down to business, although Blu-ray has a lot benefits for HDTV owner's and film fans, is it really worth it? For the answer, read my article outlining the costs.

Nyrius Aries Home+ Model NAVS502 - Package Contents and Features
A look at what comes in Nyrius Aries Home+ Model NAVS502 package, as well as a feature description.

The Nyrius Aries Home+ Model NAVS502 Wireless HDMI Kit Reviewed
Wireless connectivity is becoming more practical in home theater setups. The Nyrius Aries Home+ Model NAVS502 Wireless HDMI Kit may be one choice to consider.

Nyrius Aries Home+ Model NAVS502 - Remote Control and Review Summary
Photo of the remote control of the Nyrius Aries Home+ Model NAVS502, as well a review summary.

Nyrius Aries Home+ Model NAVS502 - Transmitter/Switcher - Front/Rear Views
Nyrius Aries Home+ Model NAVS502 - Photo of the Front and Rear Views of the Transmitter/Switcher

Nyrius Aries Home+ Model NAVS502 - Receiver Front/Rear Views
Nyrius Aries Home+ Model NAVS502 - Front and Rear Views of Wireless Receiver

Audio and Video Accessory Product Profiles and Reviews
Reviews and profiles of audio and video accessory products, including cables and interconnects, remote controls, antennas, and video editing and enhancement products.

Ex Machina To Be First Blu-ray Disc With DTS:X-Encoded Soundtrack
The DTS:X surround sound format debuts on Blu-ray with the July 14th 2015 release of Ex Machina - check out the details.

TCL and QD Vision Team On 65-inch Quantum Dot-Equipped 4K Ultra HD TV
TCL and QD Vision take on OLED with a new 65-inch Quantum-Dot-Equipped 4K Ultra HD TV for 2015 - Find out what you need to know.

Reports Claim Apple's iTV Concept Is Finally Dead
The Rumors have been put out there for years - but it looks like the Apple iTV concept has been put to rest...for now.

OLED TVs Still Sees Marketplace Hurdles As LCD Just Won't Go Away
OLED offers up excellent color and black level performance, but is that enough for survival in the current TV marketplace? Read more...

American Sniper on Blu-ray Disc Reviewed
American Sniper created a lot of stir at the box office, now it is set to create a stir in your home theater setup via Blu-ray Disc - Read my review.

Paradigm's CI Home, CI Pro, CI Elite In-Wall/In-Ceiling Speakers - First Look
If you are upgrading your home theater setup, there is the option of installing in-wall and in-ceiling speakers, and Paradigm is offering up 18 new speakers that definitely give you some interesting choices.

The Vivitek Qumi Q7 Plus DLP Video Projector Reviewed
If you a looking for a portable video projector that still has what it takes to watch your favorite Blu-ray disc movies at home, the Vivitek Qumi Q7 Plus might be just what you are looking for...read more.

What Is a Network-Enabled Blu-Ray Disc Player?
Many Blu-ray Disc Players can do more than just play discs - they can also stream content from the internet and sometimes, you home network - check out the details.

LCD TVs - OLED TVs - Plasma TVs - DLP TVs - Video Projectors
Television has changed a lot in recent years. Once the picture tube television was the only choice for consumers. Now you have LCD and Plasma TVs, DLP TVs, and video projectors to choose from. Which type is right for you? Start with answers to key questions, then move on to TV basics, product reviews, and a comprehensive list of brands and models.

Vivitek Qumi Q7 Plus DLP Video Projector - Focus/Zoom Controls
The Focus/Zoom Controls on the Vivitek Qumi Q7 Plus DLP Video Projector.

Vivitek Qumi Q7 Plus DLP Video Projector - Onboard Controls
The onboard controls provided on the Vivitek Qumi Q7 Plus DLP Video Projector

Vivitek Qumi Q7 Plus DLP Video Projector - Remote Control
A photo of the remote control provided for the Vivitek Qumi Q7 Plus DLP Video Projector.

Vivitek Qumi Q7 Plus DLP Video Projector - Main Menu
A photo of the Main Menu on the Vivitek Qumi Q7 Plus DLP Video Projector.

Vivitek Qumi Q7 Plus DLP Video Projector - Image Settings Menu
A photo of the Image Settings Menu on the Vivitek Qumi Q7 Plus DLP Video Projector.

Vivitek Qumi Q7 Plus DLP Video Projector - General Settings Menu 2
A photo of the General Settings Menu 2 on the Vivitek Qumi Q7 Plus DLP Video Projector.

Vivitek Qumi Q7 Plus DLP Video Projector Close-Up Photos
The Vivitek Qumi Q7 Plus is a very compact DLP Video Projector that offers both 2D and 3D viewing, plus media player functions. In my photo profile, check out a look at the features and connections of the Vivitek Qumi Q7 Plus.

Vivitek Qumi Q7 Plus DLP Video Projector - Front and Rear View
Front and Rear View Photo of the Vivitek Qumi Q7 Plus DLP Video Projector.

Vivitek Qumi Q7 Plus DLP Video Projector - General Settings Menu 1
A photo of the General Settings Menu 1 on the Vivitek Qumi Q7 Plus DLP Video Projector.

Vivitek Qumi Q7 Plus - HD Resolution Loss Test - Close-up
Vivitek Qumi Q7 Plus DLP Video Projector - HD Resolution Loss Test - Close-up Example

Vivitek Qumi Q7 Plus DLP Video Projector HQV Benchmark Tests Results
The Vivitek Qumi Q7 Plus is an affordable, and very compact, DLP video projector that can be used in a variety of settings - check out some video performance test results.

Vivitek Qumi Q7 Plus DLP Video Projector - Race Car Test - Example 1
Vivitek Qumi Q7 Plus DLP Video Projector - HQV Benchmark DVD - Race Car Test - Example 1

Vivitek Qumi Q7 Plus DLP Video Projector - Race Car Test - Example 2
Vivitek Qumi Q7 Plus DLP Video Projector - HQV Benchmark DVD - Race Car Test - Example 2

Vivitek Qumi Q7 Plus DLP Video Projector - Video Titles Test
Vivitek Qumi Q7 Plus DLP Video Projector - HQV Benchmark DVD - Video Titles Test

Vivitek Qumi Q7 Plus - HD Resolution Loss Test - Example 1
Vivitek Qumi Q7 Plus DLP Video Projector - HD Resolution Loss Test - Example 1

Vivitek Qumi Q7 Plus - HD Resolution Loss Test - Example 2
Vivitek Qumi Q7 Plus DLP Video Projector - HD Resolution Loss Test - Example 2

Vivitek Qumi Q7 Plus DLP Video Projector - Jaggies Test 1 - Example 1
Vivitek Qumi Q7 Plus DLP Video Projector - HQV Benchmark DVD - Jaggies Test 1 - Example 1

Vivitek Qumi Q7 Plus DLP Video Projector - Jaggies Test 1 - Example 2
Vivitek Qumi Q7 Plus DLP Video Projector - HQV Benchmark DVD - Jaggies Test 1 - Example 2

Vivitek Qumi Q7 Plus DLP Video Projector - Jaggies Test 1 - Example 3
Qumi Q7 Plus DLP Video Projector - HQV Benchmark DVD - Jaggies Test 1 - Example 3

Vivitek Qumi Q7 Plus DLP Video Projector - Jaggies Test 2 - Example 1
Vivitek Qumi Q7 Plus DLP Video Projector - HQV Benchmark DVD - Jaggies Test 2 - Example 1

Vivitek Qumi Q7 Plus DLP Video Projector - Jaggies Test 2 - Example 2
Vivitek Qumi Q7 Plus DLP Video Projector - HQV Benchmark DVD - Jaggies Test 2 - Example 2

Vivitek Qumi Q7 Plus DLP Video Projector - Flag Test - Example 1
Vivitek Qumi Q7 Plus DLP Video Projector - HQV Benchmark DVD - Flag Test - Example 1

Vivitek Qumi Q7 Plus DLP Video Projector - Flag Test - Example 2
Vivitek Qumi Q7 Plus DLP Video Projector - HQV Benchmark DVD - Flag Test - Example 2

Vivitek Qumi Q7 Plus DLP Video Projector - Flag Test - Example 3
Vivtek Qumi Q7 Plus DLP Video Projector - HQV Benchmark DVD - Flag Test - Example 3

Can DVD recorders record audio-only DVDs?
DVD recorders can record both video and audio, but can you use a DVD recorder to make audio-only DVDs? This is a very interesting question and there is an answer...

Can I Play My Recorded DVDs in Other DVD Players?
DVD recorders are not as simple as VCRs. When recording a DVD, playback on a DVD player is not assured, unless it has be recorded in a compatible format.

What Is a DVD Recorder and DVD Burner?
I get a lot of questions about DVD recorders. One question I get often is what is the difference between a DVD recorder and a DVD burner?

What Are All The types of DVD Players and Recorders Currently Available?
DVD players and DVD recorders come in several configurations. Find out all the details in my article: What Are All The types of DVD Players and Recorders Currently Available?

What Is An Upscaling DVD Player?
Although DVD is not a high definition format, many DVD players are referred to as

What is a Superbit DVD?
For a brief time, there was a type of DVD referred to as a

What Is A Universal DVD Player? - What is meant by DVD-Audio and SACD?
Some DVD players can not only play DVD and CDs, but some can play other types of discs - such as DVD-Audio and SACD discs. For a full explanation, read my article: What Is A Universal DVD Player? - What is meant by DVD-Audio and SACD?

What Is Meant By A DVD Player With Progressive Scan?
One of innovations that came about as a result of DVD is the implementation of progressive scan. Find out what progressive scan is and why it is important for the DVD viewing experience.

How Do You Access The Audio On A DVD?
A DVD is a lot different than a VHS tape - besides the obvious physical differences, the way the audio in encoded onto the disc is different as well. Find out all the details in: How Do You Access The Audio On A DVD?

What Is Region Coding? - What Is A Code-Free DVD Player?
Did you know that DVDs are specially coded so that may only play in certain parts of the world and not in others? For more details, read: What Is Region Coding? - What Is A Code-Free DVD Player?

What Makes DVD Different Than VHS?
DVD is a big upgrade from VHS - besides Disc vs Tape, there a lot of other differences as well. Check out all the details.

DVD Basics FAQ - Answers to Basic Questions About DVD and DVD Players
DVD is the most successful home entertainment product in history. Ever since it was introduced in 1997, DVD has taken off like a rocket and can be found in a growing number of practical configurations. However, what is DVD what really makes it different from VHS? To find out the answers to some basic questions on DVD, check out my DVD Player Basics FAQs.

What Do The Letters "DVD" Actually Stand For?
When it was introduced in 1997, DVD was a big leap from VHS and also doomed Laserdisc. It started off a little slow then took off like a rocket to become the most successful home entertatinment format in history. However, what do the letters

Sharp Announces Second Round of THX-Certified 4K Ultra HD TVs
Sharp adds two THX Certified 4K Ultra HD TVs for the U.S. market, the 60-inch AQUOS LC-60UD27U and the 70-inch AQUOS LC-70UD27U - Check out the details known so far.

SCART (synidcat Des Constructeurs D'appareils Radiorecepteurs Et Televiseurs) - Definition and Explanation
The SCART Connection is a common video/connection used throughout Europe and UK for connected DVD players, VCRs, and other components to Televisions.

Home Theater Reaches New Milestone - On The International Space Station
Astronauts aboard the International Space Station can now enjoy the home theater experience - check out the details

4SETV Set-Top Box Offers Up Multi-Channel Display for TVs, Tablets and Smartphones
With the increasing popularity of cord-cutting, more consumers are viewing over-the-air TVs and streaming services. 4SeTV is offering up a set-box top twist that provides more flexibility for those that want watch live over-the-air TV programs on their tablets and smartphones, as well as on the big TV screen.

Panasonic DMP-BDT360 Blu-ray Disc Player - Photo of Audio Settings Menu
Panasonic DMP-BDT360 3D and Network Blu-ray Disc Player - The Audio Settings Menu

Panasonic DMP-BDT360 Blu-ray Disc Player - Photo of Internet Streaming Menu
Panasonic DMP-BDT360 3D and Network Blu-ray Disc Player - Internet Streaming Menu

Panasonic DMP-BDT360 Blu-ray Disc Player - Photo of the Internet Apps Market Menu
Panasonic DMP-BDT360 3D and Network Blu-ray Disc Player - Internet Apps Market Menu

Panasonic DMP-BDT360 Blu-ray Player - Photo Front and Rear Views
Panasonic DMP-BDT360 3D and Network Blu-ray Disc Player - Front and Rear View Photo

Panasonic DMP-BDT360 Blu-ray Player - Photo of Front Connections
Panasonic DMP-BDT360 3D and Network Blu-ray Disc Player - Front Connections Photo - Close-up

Panasonic DMP-BDT360 Blu-ray Disc Player - Photo of Remote Control
Panasonic DMP-BDT360 3D and Network Blu-ray Disc Player - Remote Control Photo

Panasonic DMP-BDT360 Blu-ray Disc Player - Photo of Home Menu
Panasonic DMP-BDT360 3D and Network Blu-ray Disc Player - The Home Menu

Panasonic DMP-BDT360 Blu-ray Disc Player - Photo of Video Settings Menu
Panasonic DMP-BDT360 3D and Network Blu-ray Disc Player - The Video Settings Menu

Panasonic DMP-BDT360 Blu-ray Disc Player - Photo of 3D Settings Menu
Panasonic DMP-BDT360 3D and Network Blu-ray Disc Player - The 3D Settings Menu

Panasonic DMP-BDT360 Blu-ray Disc Player Photos
As a companion piece to my review of the Panasonic DMP-BDT360 3D Network Blu-ray Disc Player, I have assembled some close-up photos of the unit, focusing on its connections and controls, as well as a sampling of its menu screens.

Panasonic DMP-BDT360 Blu-ray Player - Photo of Top Controls
Panasonic DMP-BDT360 3D and Network Blu-ray Disc Player - Top Controls Photo

Panasonic DMP-BDT360 Blu-ray Player - Photo of Rear Panel Connections
Panasonic DMP-BDT360 3D and Network Blu-ray Disc Player - Rear Panel Connections

Panasonic DMP-BDT360 Blu-ray Player - Video Performance Test Results
The Panasonic DMP-BDT360 3D/Network Blu-ray Disc Player combines compact, thin design, with 2D and 3D playback of Blu-ray Discs, 1080p upscaling of standard DVDs, as well the ability to stream audio/video content from the internet and connected home network. Check out how well this player can process video.

Panasonic DMP-BDT360 Blu-ray Disc Player - Photo - Race Car Test - Example 1
Panasonic DMP-BDT360 Blu-ray Disc Player HQV Tests - Photo Example 1 of Race Car Test

Panasonic DMP-BDT360 Blu-ray Disc Player - Photo - Race Car Test - Example 2
Panasonic DMP-BDT360 Blu-ray Disc Player HQV Tests - Photo Example 2 of Race Car Test

Panasonic DMP-BDT360 Blu-ray Disc Player - Photo - HD Loss Test
Panasonic DMP-BDT360 Blu-ray Disc Player HQV Tests - Photo Example of HD Loss Test

Panasonic DMP-BDT360 Blu-ray Player - Photo - Jaggies Test 1 - Example 2
Panasonic DMP-BDT360 Blu-ray Disc Player HQV Tests - Photo Example 2 of Jaggies Test 1

Panasonic DMP-BDT360 Blu-ray Player - Photo - Jaggies Test 1 - Example 3
Panasonic DMP-BDT360 Blu-ray Disc Player - HQV Tests - Photo Example 3 of Jaggies Test 1

Panasonic DMP-BDT360 Blu-ray Disc Player - Photo - Jaggies Test 2 - Example 1
Panasonic DMP-BDT360 Blu-ray Disc Player - HQV Tests - Photo Example 1 of Jaggies Test 2

Panasonic DMP-BDT360 Blu-ray Disc Player - Photo - Titles Test
Panasonic DMP-BDT360 Blu-ray Disc Player HQV Tests - Photo Example of Titles Test

Panasonic DMP-BDT360 - Photo - High Definition Resolution Loss Test Bar CU
Panasonic DMP-BDT360 Blu-ray Disc Player HQV Tests - Close-up Photo Example of HD Loss Test

Panasonic DMP-BDT360 Blu-ray Player - Photo - Jaggies Test 1 - Example 1
Panasonic DMP-BDT360 Blu-ray Disc Player HQV Tests - Photo Example 1 of Jaggies Test 1

Panasonic DMP-BDT360 Blu-ray Disc Player - Photo - Jaggies Test 2 - Example 2
Panasonic DMP-BDT360 Blu-ray Disc Player - HQV Tests - Photo Example 2 of Jaggies Test 2

Panasonic DMP-BDT360 Blu-ray Disc Player - Photo - Flag Test - Example 1
Panasonic DMP-BDT360 Blu-ray Disc Player HQV Tests - Photo Example 1 of Flag Test

Panasonic DMP-BDT360 Blu-ray Disc Player - Photo - Flag Test - Example 2
Panasonic DMP-BDT360 Blu-ray Disc Player HQV Tests - Photo Example 2 of Flag Test

Panasonic DMP-BDT360 Blu-ray Disc Player - Photo - Flag Test - Example 3
Panasonic DMP-BDT360 Blu-ray Disc Player HQV Tests - Photo Example 3 of Flag Test

Bitstream - Definition and Explanation
Definition of the term Bitstream as applied to home theater.

Vizio Announces Five Sound Bars and Two Sound Stands For 2015
Vizio delivers its largest audio line-up ever for 2015. Offerings includes five sound bars and two sound stands - check out the details.

Samsung Announces Curved Sound Bar Line For 2015
With the increased availability of curved screen TVs, Samsung is now known for its curved sound bars. Check out their offerings for 2015.

DVDO Unveils 4K Ultra HD 4x4 Matrix HDMI Switcher For 2015
DVDO announces its Martix44 HDMI switcher for 2015, which provides full 4K Ultra HD connectivity, as well as the ability to send four HDMI sources to four separate video displays simultaneously.

What Types of Connections Do Blu-ray Disc Players Have?
Blu-ray Disc players have much of the same type of connections as DVD players, but there are also some additional connection options available. For all the answers, read: What Types of Connections Do Blu-ray Disc Players Have?

Are Blu-ray Discs Region Coded, Like DVDs?
It is well-known that one of the restrictions to worldwide viewing of DVDs is DVD Region Coding. However, with the introduction of Blu-ray, is Region Coding still an issue? As it turns out Blu-ray also adheres to a Region Coding scheme, but it is not the same as it is for DVD. For the answers on Blu-ray Region Codling - read: Are Blu-ray Discs Region Coded, Like DVDs?

What is Blu-ray? - How it Fits Into The Home Theater Experience.
We are all used to DVD, which is the most successful home entertainment product in history. However, DVD lacks true High Definition playback and recording capability, which is desired for optimum viewing on todays HDTVs. As a result, two competing camps initially came up with two solution: Blu-ray and HD-DVD. However, HD-DVD was discontinued shortly after its debut and Blu-ray remains. This brings us to the question: What is Blu-ray? For the answer, keep on reading...

Guide to Blu-ray and Blu-ray Disc Players - Basics and Buying Tips
Adding Blu-ray to your home theater system or home entertainment setup is a great option. A Blu-ray player is a great source of high definition video that gets the most out your HDTV, and many players have additional capabilities that you may not be aware of. For everything you need to know about the Blu-ray format, including player buying tips - check out my complete Blu-ray and Blu-ray Players Guide.

Samsung UN55H6350 LED/LCD Smart TV - Photo - Race Car Test - Example 2
Samsung UN55H6350 LED/LCD Smart TV HQV Tests - Photo Example 2 of Race Car Test.

Samsung UN55H6350 LED/LCD TV - Testing Video Performance
As an addition to my review of the Samsung UN55H6350 LED/LCD Smart TV, I conducted a series of video performance tests to see how well it can scale standard definition source content up to its 1080p display resolution. Take a look at some of the test results.

Samsung UN55H6350 LED/LCD Smart TV - Photo - Race Car Test - Example 1
Samsung UN55H6350 LED/LCD Smart TV HQV Tests - Photo Example 1 of Race Car Test.

Samsung UN55H6350 LED/LCD Smart TV - Photo - Titles Test
Samsung UN55H6350 LED/LCD Smart TV HQV Tests - Photo Example of Titles Test.

Samsung UN55H6350 LED/LCD Smart TV - Photo - HD Loss Test
Samsung UN55H6350 LED/LCD Smart TV HQV Tests - Photo Example of HD Loss Test.

Samsung UN55H6350 LED/LCD Smart TV - Photo - HD Loss Test - Close-up
Samsung UN55H6350 LED/LCD Smart TV HQV Tests - Close-up Photo Example of HD Loss Test.

Samsung UN55H6350 LED/LCD Smart TV - Photo - Jaggies Test 1 - Example 2
Samsung UN55H6350 LED/LCD Smart TV HQV Tests - Photo Example 2 of Jaggies Test 1.

Samsung UN55H6350 LED/LCD Smart TV - Jaggies Test 2 - Example 1
Samsung UN55H6350 LED/LCD Smart TV HQV Tests - Photo Example 1 of Jaggies Test 2.

Samsung UN55H6350 LED/LCD Smart TV - Photo - Jaggies Test 2 - Example 2
Samsung UN55H6350 LED/LCD Smart TV HQV Tests - Photo Example 2 of Jaggies Test 2.

Samsung UN55H6350 LED/LCD Smart TV - Photo - Flag Test - Example 2
Samsung UN55H6350 LED/LCD Smart TV HQV Tests - Photo Example 2 of Flag Test.

Samsung UN55H6350 LED/LCD Smart TV - Photo - Flag Test - Example 3
Samsung UN55H6350 LED/LCD Smart TV HQV Tests - Photo Example 3 of Flag Test.

SSamsung UN55H6350 LED/LCD TV Smart TV - Photo - Jaggies Test 1 - Example 3
Samsung UN55H6350 LED/LCD Smart TV HQV Tests - Photo Example 3 of Jaggies Test 1.

Samsung UN55H6350 LED/LCD Smart TV - Photo - Flag Test - Example 1
Samsung UN55H6350 LED/LCD Smart TV HQV Tests - Photo Example 1 of Flag Test.

Samsung UN55H6350 LED/LCD Smart TV - Photo - Jaggies Test 1 - Example 1
Samsung UN55H6350 LED/LCD Smart TV HQV Tests - Photo Example 1 of Jaggies Test 1

Samsung UN55HU8550 LED/LCD 4K UHD TV - Photo - Picture Settings Menus
Photo of the basic Picture Settings Menus on the Samsung UN55HU8550 LED/LCD 4K UHD TV.

Samsung UN55HU8550 LED/LCD 4K UHD TV - Photo - Support Menu
Photo of the Support Menu on the Samsung UN55HU8550 LED/LCD TV.

Samsung UN55HU8550 55-inch LED/LCD 4K UHD TV - Photo Profile
The Samsung UN55HU8550 is a 55-inch 4K UHD LED/LCD TV that also provides 3D viewing and networking/media streaming player capabilities. As a supplement to my review, is a look at its physical design, connections, and features.

Samsung UN55HU8550 LED/LCD 4K UHD TV - Photo - Connections
Photo of the connections on the Samsung UN55HU8550 4K UHD TV

Samsung UN55HU8550 LED/LCD 4K UHD TV - Onboard Control w/On Screen Navigation Menu
Photo of the onboard control and associated navigation meny provided with the Samsung UN55HU8550 4K UHD TV.

Samsung UN55HU8550 LED/LCD 4K UHD TV - Photo - Sound Settings
Photo of the Sound Settings Menu on the Samsung UN55HU8550 LED/LCD TV.

Samsung UN55HU8550 LED/LCD 4K UHD TV - Photo of Included Accessories
Photo of the Accessories provided with the Samsung UN55HU8550 4K UHD TV.

Samsung UN55HU8550 LED/LCD 4K UHD TV - Photo - Smart Motion Control Remote
Photo of the smart motion remote control provided with the Samsung UN55HU8550 4K UHD TV.

Samsung UN55HU8550 LED/LCD 4K UHD TV - Photo - Main Remote Control
Photo of the main remote control provided with the Samsung UN55HU8550 4K UHD TV.

Samsung UN55HU8550 LED/LCD 4K UHD TV - Photo - On TV Menu
Photo of the On TV Menu on the Samsung UN55HU8550 LED/LCD 4K UHD TV .

Samsung UN55HU8550 LED/LCD 4K UHD TV - Photo - Apps and Apps Store Menu
Photo of the Apps and Apps Store Menu on the Samsung UN55HU8550 LED/LCD 4K UHD TV.

Samsung UN55HU8550 LED/LCD 4K UHD TV - Photo - Multi-Link Screen
Photo of the Multi-Link Screen on the Samsung UN55HU8550 LED/LCD TV.

Denon AVR-X2100W AV Receiver - Video Performance Tested
In order to dig a little deeper into the video capabilities of the Denon AVR-X2100W home theater receiver, I conducted a series of standardized tests. Check out a sampling of the test results in the following photo illustrated report.

Denon AVR-X2100W AV Receiver- Video Performance - Race Car Test - Example 1
Denon AVR-X2100W Home Theater Receiver - Video Performance - Photo of HQV Race Car Test - Example 1

Denon AVR-X2100W AV Receiver - Video Performance - Race Car Test - Example 2
Denon AVR-X2100W Home Theater Receiver - Video Performance - Photo of HQV Race Car Test - Example 2

Denon AVR-X2100W AV - Video Performance - Titles Test
Denon AVR-X2100W Home Theater Receiver - Video Performance - Photo of HQV Titles Test - Video titles over film.

Denon AVR-X2100W AV Receiver - Video Performance - HD Loss Test
Denon AVR-X2100W Home Theater Receiver - Video Performance - Photo of HQV HD Loss Test (video resolution)

Denon AVR-X2100W AV Receiver - Video Performance - HD Loss Test - Close-up
Denon AVR-X2100W Home Theater Receiver - Video Performance - Photo of HQV HD Loss Test - Close-up (video resolution)

Denon AVR-X2100W AV Receiver - Video Performance - Jaggies Test 1 - Example 1
Denon AVR-X2100W Home Theater Receiver - Video Performance - Photo of HQV Jaggies Test 1 - Example 1.

Denon AVR-X2100W AV Receiver - Video Performance - Jaggies Test 1 - Example 2
Denon AVR-X2100W Home Theater Receiver - Video Performance - Photo of HQV Jaggies Test 1 - Example 2.

Denon AVR-X2100W AV Receiver - Video Performance - Jaggies Test 1 - Example 3
Denon AVR-X2100W Home Theater Receiver - Video Performance - Photo of HQV Jaggies Test 1 - Example 3 - Close-up View.

Denon AVR-X2100W AV Receiver - Video Performance - Jaggies Test 2 - Example 1
Denon AVR-X2100W Home Theater Receiver - Video Performance - Photo of HQV Jaggies Test 2 - Example 1

Denon AVR-X2100W AV Receiver - Video Performance - Jaggies Test 2 - Example 2
Denon AVR-X2100W Home Theater Receiver - Video Performance - Photo of HQV Jaggies Test 2 - Example 2 - Close-up View

Denon AVR-X2100W AV Receiver - Video Performance - Flag Test - Example 1
Denon AVR-X2100W Home Theater Receiver - Video Performance - Photo of HQV Flag Test - Example 1

Denon AVR-X2100W AV Receiver - Video Performance - Flag Test - Example 2
Denon AVR-X2100W Home Theater Receiver - Video Performance - Photo of HQV Flag Test - Example 2.

Denon AVR-X2100W AV Receiver - Video Performance - Flag Test - Example 3
Denon AVR-X2100W Home Theater Receiver - Video Performance - Photo of HQV Flag Test - Example 3

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 Blu-ray - Read My Review
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 Has Arrived on Blu-ray Disc - Read my review to find out if it deserves a spot in your collection.

On Any Sunday: The Next Chapter - The Blu-ray Disc Review
Dana Brown presents a follow-up documentary to 1971's On Any Sunday, originally made by his father Bruce Brown. Check out my review of the Blu-ray Disc presentation.

Best Buy and Future Shop Consolidating Under Best Buy Brand Name
Future Shop, the well-known Canadian consumer electronics chain, is no more as Best Buy consolidates its own Canadian presence.

Gravity Diamond Luxe Edition Blu-ray Disc Reviewed
The 2013 Box-Office Hit, Gravity, which was also previously released on both 2D and 3D Blu-ray Disc, gets reissued on Blu-ray in a new package that includes a Dolby Atmos/Dolby TrueHD 7.1 soundtrack, as well as some added bonus material. Read my review.

Advice on Video Copy Protection and DVD Recording
It is well-known that it is very difficult to copy commercially made VHS video tapes to another VCR due to Macrovision anti-copy encoding.

Sony Adds PlayStation Vue Online TV Service
Dish and Apple have already staked out their territory in the online pay-TV service landscape - Now Sony is making its move with PlayStation Vue - check out the details.

DVD, DVD Players, and DVD Recorders - The Home Theater Guide to DVD, DVD Players, and DVD Recorders
DVD has been around for about fifteen years, with most households in the U.S. owning a least one, many owning two or more. However, how much do you really know about DVD? For a comprehensive look at DVD, check out the following entries in my Guide to DVD, DVD Players, and DVD Recorders.

DVD, DVD Players, and DVD Recorders - The Home Theater Guide to DVD, DVD Players, and DVD Recorders
DVD has been around for about fifteen years, with most households in the U.S. owning a least one, many owning two or more. However, how much do you really know about DVD? For a comprehensive look at DVD, check out the following entries in my Guide to DVD, DVD Players, and DVD Recorders.

Guide to Internet Home Theater, Network Media Players, and Media Streamers
Besides CD, DVD, and Blu-ray, the Internet has also been added to the home theater experience. However, just how to add the internet to a home theater setup, as well as how to access audio and video content from the internet, can be confusing for many consumers. For all the details on how add and use the internet in a home theater setup, check out my Guide to Internet Home Theater and Network Media Players.

Guide to Internet Home Theater, Network Media Players, and Media Streamers
Besides CD, DVD, and Blu-ray, the Internet has also been added to the home theater experience. However, just how to add the internet to a home theater setup, as well as how to access audio and video content from the internet, can be confusing for many consumers. For all the details on how add and use the internet in a home theater setup, check out my Guide to Internet Home Theater and Network Media Players.

Guide to Blu-ray and Blu-ray Disc Players - Basics and Buying Tips
Adding Blu-ray to your home theater system or home entertainment setup is a great option. A Blu-ray player is a great source of high definition video that gets the most out your HDTV, and many players have additional capabilities that you may not be aware of. For everything you need to know about the Blu-ray format, including player buying tips - check out my complete Blu-ray and Blu-ray Players Guide.

Guide to Plasma TVs
Plasma TVs, which is one type of flat-panel television (LCD is the other), are a practical and affordable choice for the consumer. For an overview of what you need to know about plasma televisions, as well as some buying suggestions, check out the following guide.

Guide to LCD TVs - Information and Buying Suggestions
Check out my complete guide of what you need to know about LCD TVs, including things such as LED, screen refresh rate, and more, as well as some actual LCD TV buying suggestions.

The Sound Bar Conundrum: Commentary
Is the convenience and affordability of sound bars squeezing out traditional 5 and 7 channel home theater solutions? Find out what I think about this question.

Contrast Ratio - Definition and Explanation
Contrast ratio is the difference between the brightest whites and the blackest blacks that a television or video projector can display. Read more...

Top Ten Home Theater Mistakes and How to Avoid Them
After setting up your new home theater system, something just doesn't seem right. Did you make any mistakes? Check out of the common mistakes that you may fall prey to when setting up your home theater.

Home Theater Video Basics - What You Need To Know About Home Theater Video
Home Theater Video Basics - What You Need To Know About Home Theater Video

86th Annual Oscar Winners On Blu-ray Disc
The Motion Picture Academy of Arts and Sciences honors the best films of the year at the annual Academy Awards. Oscars are awarded to a select group of films in several categories covering acting, writing, and technical skills. Find out which films honored at the 86th Annual Academy Awards deserve a spot in your own Blu-ray Disc collection.

The Dish Sling TV Service Now Available Nationwide
Dish partners with Sling to offer up a non-satellite TV content service - check out the details.

Network Media Players - Extenders and DVR Profiles and Reviews
Network Media Players and DVRs are increasingly important elements in home theater. Check out some product profiles and reviews.

Walmart Takes On Roku, Amazon, and Google with Vudu Spark
Walmart has announced the availability of the Vudu Spark plug-in media streamer for HDMI-equipped TVs - Check out my overview.

Toshiba Licenses Out Brand Name for North American TV Market
After not showing any new TVs at the recently held 2015 CES, Toshiba has confirmed that it is pulling out the TV manufacturing business for North America - but there is more to the story.

SACD - Definition and Explanation
SACD (Super Audio Compact Disc) is a high resolution audio disc format developed by Sony and Philips. Based on Direct Stream Digital Recording (DSD), SACD provides for more accurate sound reproduction than the Pulse Code Modulation (PCM) used in the current CD format. Read more...

Yamaha BD-A1040 Blu-ray Player - Photo - Race Car Test - Example 1
Yamaha BD-A1040 Blu-ray Disc Player Video Performance Tests - Photo Example 1 of Race Car Test

Yamaha BD-A1040 Blu-ray Player - Photo - Race Car Test - Example 2
Yamaha BD-A1040 Blu-ray Disc Player Video Performance Tests - Photo Example 2 of Race Car Test.

Yamaha BD-A1040 Blu-ray Disc Player - Photo - Titles Test
Yamaha BD-A1040 Blu-ray Disc Player Video Performance Tests - Photo Example of Titles Test.

Yamaha BD-A1040 Blu-ray Disc Player - Photo - HD Loss Test
Yamaha BD-A1040 Blu-ray Disc Player Video Performance Tests - Photo Example of HD Loss Test.

Yamaha BD-A1040 - Photo - High Definition Resolution Loss Test Bar CU
Yamaha BD-A1040 Blu-ray Disc Player Video Performance Tests - Close-up Photo Example of HD Loss Test .

Yamaha BD-A1040 Blu-ray Player - Photo - Jaggies Test 2 - Example 1
Yamaha BD-A1040 Blu-ray Disc Player - Video Performance Tests - Photo Example 1 of Jaggies Test 2.

Yamaha BD-A1040 Blu-ray Player - Photo - Jaggies Test 2 - Example 2
Yamaha BD-A1040 Blu-ray Disc Player - Video Performance Tests - Photo Example 2 of Jaggies Test 2

Yamaha BD-A1040 Blu-ray Player - Photo - Flag Test - Example 3
Yamaha BD-A1040 Blu-ray Disc Player Video Performance Tests - Photo Example 3 of Flag Test

Yamaha BD-A1040 Blu-ray Player - Photo - Flag Test - Example 1
Yamaha BD-A1040 Blu-ray Disc Player Video Performance Tests - Photo Example 1 of Flag Test.

Yamaha BD-A1040 Blu-ray Player - Photo - Flag Test - Example 2
Yamaha BD-A1040 Blu-ray Disc Player Video Peformance Tests - Photo Example 2 of Flag Test.

Yamaha BD-A1040 Blu-ray Player - Photo - Jaggies Test 1 - Example 3
Yamaha BD-A1040 Blu-ray Disc Player - Video Performance Tests - Photo Example 3 of Jaggies Test 1.

Yamaha BD-A1040 Blu-ray Player - Jaggies Test 1 - Example 1
Yamaha BD-A1040 Blu-ray Disc Player Video Performance Tests - Photo Example 1 of Jaggies Test 1

Yamaha BD-A1040 Blu-ray Player - Photo - Jaggies Test 1 - Example 2
Yamaha BD-A1040 Blu-ray Disc Player Video Performance Tests - Photo Example 2 of Jaggies Test 1.

Video Peformance of the Yamaha BD-A1040 Blu-ray Disc Player
The Yamaha AVENTAGE BD-A1040 Blu-ray Disc Player provides extensive disc playback versatility and the ability to stream content from the internet and connected home network. Check out how well this player performs basic video processing tasks.

Home Theater Tips - Info About Home Theater You May Not Know
Home Theater is becoming a popular term in today's culture, but what exactly is it? Home theater is a home entertainment option that provides the consumer with an exciting viewing and listening experience. However, what do you need to know in order get that experience? There is a lot of hype and confusion as to what you really need, and how much you have to spend, to enjoy home theater. Here are some useful home theater tips that will help cut through the hype and misconceptions.

Nuvyyo Expands OTA DVR Line With the Tablo Metro.
Nuvyyo's Tablo Metro DVR Provides Built-in Antennas for OTA Recording - check out the details.

Toshiba Reportedly Not Showing Any New TVs for 2015 at CES
Toshiba has decided to refocus - and TVs may not be on the list of things to focus on.

Samsung Teases New Audio Product Debut For CES 2015
Samsung's 2015 Audio Product Line To Include Two Powered Speakers and Three Curved Sound Bars - Check out what we know so far.

Pixel - Definition and Explanation
A Pixel is a picture element. It is single smallest point on a screen or chip surface that is used to construct a video image. Read more...

PCM Definition and Explanation - Home Theater
PCM stands for Pulse Code Modulation. PCM technology is a means by which standard audio signals (which are represented by waveforms) are converted to digital audio signals (which are represented by 1's and 0's - much like computer data) with little, or no, compression. Read more...

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Vudu Adds Streaming TV Shows on Demand
Vudu video on demand service has announced that they will be offering TV shows along with feature film titles. How does streaming TV shows from Vudu compare with other online TV episode streaming services--Hulu Plus, Amazon on Demand and iTunes? Learn the best way to stream TV shows from online--which TV shows are offered by these online streaming sites and see a comparison of prices.

Is Vudu the Best Option for Streaming TV Shows?
Vudu video on demand service has announced that they will be offering TV shows along with feature film titles. How does streaming TV shows from Vudu compare with other online TV episode streaming services--Hulu Plus, Amazon on Demand and iTunes? Learn the best way to stream TV shows from online--which TV shows are offered by these online streaming sites and see a comparison of prices. Page 2.

Samsung Apps for Smart TVs and Blu-Ray Disc Players
We all know that iPhones and Android Phones have Apps. However, did you know that your TV or Blu-ray disc player can have apps too?

Vudu 3D Movie Streaming Service - Review
In this review of Vudu 3D movie streaming service, find out if streaming 3D movies is as good as 3D Blu-rays and learn what you need to watch Vudu 3D.

YouTube Movie Rental Service - Review
YouTube movie rentals has added 3,000 new movie titles, including new releases. In my review of YouTube video streaming servic, learn how to use YouTube video on demand rentals, how to get a refund for bad streaming videos, and how YouTube stacks up to Netflix, Amazon On Demand, and Vudu.

Use Your PC as Part of a Home Theater System
More people are using their PC as part of a home theater system. Here is a basic overview of using a PC as part of a home theater system.

Panasonic TC-L42E60 42" Smart Viera LED/LCD TV Review
The Panasonic TC-L42E60 is a slim and stylish 42-inch LED/LCD TV that incorporates a host of features, including (1080p) native pixel resolution, 120hz refresh rate, internet and network streaming, 3 HDMI inputs, two side mounted USB ports for additional media file playback, and some additional features that you might not expet. For more details, read my review.

About.com Home Theater Readers' Choice Awards 2013
It is time again for the About.com Readers' Choice Awards, where you get a chance to nominate and vote the home theater components you think are the best. Although this contest is not scientific and there are no prizes, I get chance to find out what you think are the best home theater product brands are. Check out out all the details.

Hisense K610 and K360M Series LED/LCD TVs
April 12, 2013 Products of the Week - Hisense teams up with Walmart to offer four new LED/LCD TVs to consumers. Find out what they have to offer.

Why Apple TV Is the Top Choice for Network Media Player
Although Apple TVs only work with iTunes, here are the top five reasons why an Apple TV may be the best network media player if you are a Mac user.

Samsung AllShare Media Streaming Via DLNA - The Basics
Samsung's AllShare easily streams photos, music and movies between TVs, home theater, blu-ray disc players, Galaxy Tab and wifi cameras and camcorders and can all be controlled by a Galaxy S phone. Learn how AllShare makes networking home entertainment simple using DLNA certified products. AllShare products are the perfect example of DLNA certifications and the perfect way to understand DLNA.

How Samsung AllShare Simplifies Media Streaming
Learn how AllShare makes networking home entertainment simple using DLNA certified products, such as TVs, laptops, wifi cameras, and more. Page 2.

How to Choose the Best Music Streaming Service
Learn how to choose the music streaming service that is right for your listening style, including Rhapsody, Qriocity, MOG and Spotify.

Comparison of Features of Rhapsody, Napster, Qriocity, MOG and Spotify - What Each Service Does Best
Subscription music streaming services such as Rhapsody, Napster, Qriocity, MOG and Spotify offer millions of songs that you play on your computer, network media player, Smart TV, Sonos, Squeezebox, smartphone. Find out more about these services with a comparison look at each one. Page 2.

Tips on Choosing Between Rhapsody, Napster, Qriocity, MOG and Spotify Music Streaming Subscriptions
For a monthly fee, the Rhapsody, Qriocity, MOG and Spotify offer millions of songs that you can play on your computer, network media player, Smart TV, Sonos, Squeezebox, smartphone. On this page, find out what devices you can use to stream music from these services. Page 3.

Kaleidescape Announces The Alto Movie Player
Streaming is OK, but downloading movies in Blu-ray quality is even better and the Kaleidescape Alto Movie Player is designed to do the job.

Sony's 2013 Bravia TV Line-up Begins With R and W Series
Sony announces the coming availability the first group of Bravia LED/LCD TVs for 2013. Check out an overview of R and W series sets.

Great Accessories to Convert Vinyl LPs, Cassettes, VHS and Photo Prints
Are you looking for the perfect accessory to accompany a network media player, network TV or Blu-ray Disc player? Here's a list of accessories that will make it easier to connect to your home network, easy to save large media libraries, or easy to convert old Vinyl LPs, cassettes, VHS, or print photos. Page 2.

Best Network Media Player Accessories
Are you looking for the perfect accessory to accompany a network media player, media streamer, network TV or Blu-ray Disc player? Check out some accessories that will make it easier to connect to your home network, easy to save large media libraries, or easy to convert old vinyl LPs, cassettes, VHS, or print photos.

What Is Pandora Music Streaming Service?
Pandora began as a streaming music service on your computer but has expanded to be one of the services found on many network media players.

LFE - Definition and Explanation
LFE stands for: Low Frequency Effects. Read more...

LCD Television - Definition and Explanation
An LCD Television is a flat panel television that utilizes the same basic Liquid Crystal Display technology that has been in used for some time in cell phones, camcorder viewfinders, and computer monitors. Read more...

Expected Lifespan of a Plasma TV
One of the. Home Theater.

Does Watching 3D Cause Unhealthy Side Effects?
3D can be fun to watch, but it can also be uncomfortable for many. Some complain of headaches and other discomfort, and the TV manufacturers all provide written and on-screen disclaimers and cautions about watching 3D. However, what is the real story - Is watching 3D unhealthy for you? Find out some possible answers.

Before You Buy - Home Theater Basics and Essentials
Whether planning to spend $500 or $50,000 on your home theater dream, you need to know the basics and how to access useful resources. Time to get started...

Panasonic To Incorporate DTS 2.0+ Digital Out Into 2013 TV Line
DTS 2.0+ digital out will be featured in Panasonic's 2013 Plasma and LED/LCD TV line - check out the details.

Onkyo Announces Free Repair For Audio Product Defects
If you own an Onkyo home theater receiver, you may be entitled to a free repair as a result of possible defects. Check out the details.

Integra Announces Four New 3D-Enabled Network Home Theater Receivers
Integra has just announced four new home theater receivers (DTR-20.3, DTR-30.3, DTR-40.3, and DTR-50.3 targeted at the custom-install market.

Plasma TV FAQs - Answers To Questions About Plasma Televisions - Introduction Page
Plasma televisions are quickly becoming quite commonplace on store shelves and in consumers' homes. Plasma TV, along with LCD TV, is a part of this home entertainment revolution. For answers to basic questions about Plasma TVs, check the following Plasma TV FAQs.

Atlona AT-AiR3 PC to Computer Monitor/HDTV Wireless Adapter - Display Link Menu
Atlona AT-AiR3 PC to Computer Monitor/HDTV Wireless Adapter - Display Link Menu

Atlona AT-AiR3 PC to Computer Monitor/HDTV Wireless Adapter - Laptop to HDTV Setup Example
Atlona AT-AiR3 PC to Computer Monitor/HDTV Wireless Adapter - Laptop to HDTV Setup Example

Atlona AT-AiR3 PC to Computer Monitor/HDTV Wireless Adapter - Receiver HDMI Connection Option
Atlona AT-AiR3 PC to Computer Monitor/HDTV Wireless Adapter - Receiver HDMI Connection Option

Atlona AT-AiR3 PC to Computer Monitor/HDTV Wireless Adapter - Box Contents
Atlona AT-AiR3 PC to Computer Monitor/HDTV Wireless Adapter - Box Contents

Atlona AT-AiR3 PC to Computer Monitor/HDTV Wireless Adapter - PC Adapter/Transmitter
Atlona AT-AiR3 PC to Computer Monitor/HDTV Wireless Adapter - PC Adapter/Transmitter

Atlona AT-AiR3 PC to Computer Monitor/HDTV Wireless Adapter - Receiver with Power Adapter
Atlona AT-AiR3 PC to Computer Monitor/HDTV Wireless Adapter - Receiver with Power Adapter

Atlona AT-AiR3 PC to Computer Monitor/HDTV Wireless Adapter - Receiver VGA Connection Option
Atlona AT-AiR3 PC to Computer Monitor/HDTV Wireless Adapter - Receiver VGA Connection Option

Plasma TV FAQs - Can a Plasma TV Work at High Altitudes?
One interesting thing about Plasma TVs is that they are affected by altitude - However, should that affect your purchase decision? Find out how altitude affects Plasma TVs in my article: Can a Plasma TV Work at High Altitudes?

The 2014 CEDIA Showcases Home Theater Products for 2015 and Beyond
The 2014 CEDIA EXPO provided a great look at new product innovations in store for 2015 and beyond, check out a sampling of product announcements made during the show.

CEA Announces 4K Ultra HD TV Standards For 2014 and Beyond
In order to alleviate manufacturer, retailer, and consumer confusion about what a 4K Ultra HD TV actually is, the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) has implemented a set of voluntary standards. Check out the details.

Pioneer To Sell-Off Majority Share of Home Electronics Business (Updated)
Pioneer announces structured exit from home av business - will partner with Onkyo on future products. Read more in my report.

Samsung Announces 105-inch Bendable 21:9 Aspect Ratio UHD TV
Samsung rolls out 17 Curved TV models at the 2014 IFA, including a 105-inch ultra-wide set with a bendable screen.