Home Theater Sitemap - Page 9 2016-09-26

How to Avoid Buffering When Streaming Video
Learn why movie streaming is interrupted by loading screens and how fast internet and home connections can eliminate the wait.

Loudspeaker and Subwoofer Product Reviews
There are thousands of choices when it comes to loudspeakers and subwoofers. For some insight on specific models, check out my Loudspeaker and Subwoofer Product Reviews.

Home Theater Product Trends For The Holiday/Christmas Shopping Season - 2015
Trying to figure out what gifts to purchase this Christmas and Winter Holiday shopping season? Check out my list of what's hot and not in home theater products and shopping trends for the Winter holiday shopping season (updated yearly).

What's Hot and Not in Home Theater For The Holiday and Christmas Shopping Season - 2015 - Page 2
Trying to figure out what gifts to purchase this Christmas and Winter Holiday shopping season? Check out page two of my list of what's hot and not in home theater products and shopping trends for the Winter holiday shopping season (updated yearly). This page spotlights sound bars, home theater-in-a-box system, projectors, receivers, and iPods. Page 2.

What's Hot and Not in Home Theater For The Holiday and Christmas Shopping Season - 2015 - Page 3
Trying to figure out what gifts to purchase this Christmas and Winter Holiday shopping season? Check out my list of what's hot and not in home theater products and shopping trends for the Winter holiday shopping season (updated yearly). This page spotlights dvd recorders and upscaling dvd players. Page 3.

ZVOX SoundBase 670 Onboard Controls
ZVOX SoundBase 670 Single Cabinet Surround Sound System - Photo of Onboard Controls

ZVOX SoundBase 670 with TV On Top
ZVOX SoundBase 670 Single Cabinet Surround Sound System - Photo of Front View with TV on Top

The ZVOX Audio SoundBase 670 - Photo Profile
The ZVOX Audio SoundBase 670 is a single cabinet under-TV platform design that houses on-board amplifiers, left, center, right channel speakers, and three downfiring subwoofers. Get a close-up look a the of the SoundBase 670 in my photo profile.

ZVOX SoundBase 670 - Audio Connections
ZVOX SoundBase 670 Single Cabinet Surround Sound System - Photo of rear panel audio connections.

ZVOX SoundBase 670 Remote Control
ZVOX SoundBase 670 Single Cabinet Surround Sound System - Photo of Remote Control

ZVOX SoundBase 670 - Photo of Accessories and Documentation
ZVOX SoundBase 670 Single Cabinet Surround Sound System Photo of Included Accessories and Documentation

Sony Details Sound Bar System Line for 2015
Sony's 2015 sound bar line offers up a lot more than you might think, including HDMI connectivity and other surprises. Check out the details.

Onkyo Adds Dolby Atmos Home HTIB and Speakers for 2015
Onkyo has announced its second Dolby Atmos-enabled Home Theater-in-a-Box System, as well as a new Dolby Atmos Speaker System for 2015 - Check out a preview.

Orb Audio People's Choice 5.1 Channel Speaker System - Left/Right Mod 2 Speakers - Vertical Configuration - Front and Rear View
Orb Audio People's Choice 5.1 Channel Speaker System - Left/Right Mod 2 Speakers - Vertical Configuration - Front and Rear View

Orb Audio People's Choice Home Theater Speaker System - Photo Profile
The Orb Audio People's Choice speaker system combines five spherical-shaped center/satellite speakers with a more traditional box Super Eight 8-inch subwoofer that is easy to set up, and delivers great home theater sound for small and medium size room.. As a companion piece to my review of the Orb Audio People's Choice system, take a look at its physical design, connections, and features, in the following photo profile.

Orb Audio People's Choice 5.1 Channel Speaker System - Photo of Rear View
Orb Audio People's Choice 5.1 Channel Speaker System - Photo of Rear View

Orb Audio People's Choice 5.1 Channel Speaker System - Center Channel Mod 2 Speaker - Horizontal Configuration - Front View
Orb Audio People's Choice 5.1 Channel Speaker System - Center Channel Mod 2 Speaker - Horizontal Configuration - Front View

Orb Audio People's Choice 5.1 Channel Speaker System - Mod 1 Surround Speaker
Orb Audio People's Choice 5.1 Channel Speaker System - Mod 1 Surround Speaker

Orb Audio People's Choice 5.1 Channel Speaker System - Photo of Super Eight Powered Subwoofer - Quad View
Orb Audio People's Choice 5.1 Channel Speaker System - Photo of Super Eight Powered Subwoofer - Quad View

Orb Audio People's Choice 5.1 Channel Speaker System - Photo of Super Eight Powered Subwoofer - Rear View - Controls and Connections
Orb Audio People's Choice 5.1 Channel Speaker System - Photo of Super Eight Powered Subwoofer - Rear View - Controls and Connections

Orb Audio People's Choice 5.1 Channel Speaker System - Photo of Optional Speaker Wire and Subwoofer Cable
Orb Audio People's Choice 5.1 Channel Speaker System - Photo of Optional Speaker Wire and Subwoofer Cable

Orb Audio People's Choice Home Theater Speaker System
Orb Audio takes an interesting approach to loudspeaker design by placing compact speaker drivers into enclosed, spherical, metal enclosures. The assembled spherical speakers, combined with either an 8 or 10-inch traditionally designed box subwoofer, provides a stylish looking home theater speaker setup. The system provided for this review is dubbed

LG Announces Innovative Line of Compact Video Projectors For 2015
LG is well-known for Ultra HD, OLED, and Smart TVs, but they also have an interesting take on video projectors - check out what they have to offer for 2015/16.

LG PF1500 Minibeam Pro Smart Video Projector Photos
The LG PF1500 is a very compact, but feature-packed video projector that not only offers up traditional video projector functions, but also includes network connectivity and a built-in TV tuner. In my photo profile, check out a look at the features and connections of the LG PF1500.

LG PF1500 Minibeam Pro Smart Video Projector - Internet Streaming Apps Menu
A photo of the Internet Streaming Menu and Web Browser provided on the LG PF1500 Minibeam Pro Smart Video Projector.

LG PF1500 Minibeam Pro Smart Video Projector - Front and Rear View
Front and Rear Views of the LG PF1500 Minibeam Pro Smart Video Projector.

LG PF1500 Minibeam Pro Smart Video Projector - Side Views
Side Views of the LG PF1500 Minibeam Pro Smart Video Projector.

LG PF1500 Minibeam Pro Smart Video Projector - Onboard Controls
Photo of the onboard controls provided on the LG PF1500 Minibeam Pro Smart Video Projector LG PF1500.

LG PF1500 Minibeam Pro Smart Video Projector - Remote Control
A photo of the remote control provided for the LG PF1500 Minibeam Pro Smart Video Projector.

LG PF1500 Minibeam Pro Smart Video Projector - Main Menu
A photo of the Main Menu on the LG PF1500 Minibeam Pro Smart Video Projector.

LG PF1500 Minibeam Pro Smart Video Projector - Picture Settings Menu
A photo of the Picture Settings Menu on the LG PF1500 Minibeam Pro Smart Video Projector.

LG PF1500 Minibeam Pro Smart Video Projector - Sound Settings Menu
A photo of the Sound Settings Menu on the LG PF1500 Minibeam Pro Smart Video Projector.

LG PF1500 Minibeam Pro Smart Video Projector - Network Settings and Support Menus
A photo of the Network Settings and Support Menus on the LG PF1500 Minibeam Pro Smart Video Projector.

LG PF1500 Minibeam Pro Video Projector - Jaggies Test 2 - Example 2
LG PF1500 Minibeam Pro Video Projector - HQV Benchmark DVD Test Result - Jaggies Test 2 - Example 2

LG PF1500 Minibeam Pro Video Projector - Jaggies Test 1 - Example 3
LG PF1500 Minibeam Pro Video Projector - HQV Benchmark DVD Test Result - Jaggies Test 1 - Example 3

LG PF1500 Minibeam Pro Video Projector - Video Titles Test
LG PF1500 Minibeam Pro Video Projector - HQV Benchmark DVD Test Result - Video Titles Test

LG PF1500 Minibeam Pro Video Projector - Race Car Test - Example 2
LG PF1500 Minibeam Pro Video Projector - HQV Benchmark DVD Test Result - Race Car Test - Example 2

LG PF1500 Minibeam Pro Video Projector - Jaggies Test 1 - Example 2
LG PF1500 Minibeam Pro Video Projector - HQV Benchmark DVD Test Result - Jaggies Test 1 - Example 2

LG PF1500 Minibeam Pro Video Projector - HQV Benchmark DVD - Flag Test - Example 1
LG PF1500 Minibeam Pro Video Projector - HQV Benchmark DVD Test Result - Flag Test - Example 1

LG PF1500 Minibeam Pro Video Projector - Jaggies Test 2 - Example 1
LG PF1500 Minibeam Pro Video Projector - HQV Benchmark DVD Result - Jaggies Test 2 - Example 1

LG PF1500 Minibeam Pro Video Projector - Race Car Test - Example 1
LG PF1500 Minibeam Pro Video Projector - HQV Benchmark DVD Test Result- Race Car Test - Example 1

LG PF1500 Minibeam Pro Video Projector - HD Resolution Loss Test - Close-up
LG PF1500 Minibeam Pro Video Projector - HD Resolution Loss Test - Close-up Example

LG PF1500 Minibeam Pro Video Projector - HD Resolution Loss Test - Example 1
LG PF1500 Minibeam Pro Video Projector - HD Resolution Loss Test - Example 1

LG PF1500 Minibeam Pro Projector HQV Benchmark Tests Results
The LG PF1500 is an affordable, and very compact, LED-light source powered DLP video projector is designed to used in a home entertainment setting. As a companion to my review, check out some video performance test results for the LG PF1500.

LG PF1500 Minibeam Pro Video Projector - Photo - Jaggies Test 1 - Example 1
LG PF1500 Minibeam Pro Video Projector - HQV Benchmark DVD Test Result - Jaggies Test 1 - Example 1

LG PF1500 Minibeam Pro Video Projector - Photo - Flag Test - Example 2
LG PF1500 Minibeam Pro Video Projector - HQV Benchmark DVD Test Result - Flag Test - Example 2

LG PF1500 Minibeam Pro Video Projector - Flag Test - Example 3
LG PF1500 Minibeam Pro Video Projector - HQV Benchmark DVD Test Result - Flag Test - Example 3

Sony Offers Up The VPL-VW350ES 4K Video Projector For 2015
Sony's new VPL-VW350ES for 2015 is brings 4K to your home theater. Check out what it has to offer.

Holiday Shopping Tips for Home Theater and Consumer Electronics Shoppers
Thinking of buying home theater or consumer electronics products as a gift this Holiday and Christmas season? If so, check out my annual home theater holiday shopping survival guide for some great tips to ease your shopping stress.

Sony Model STR-DN1020 Home Theater Receiver Photos
The Sony STR-DN1020 Home Theater Receiver offers practical features, such 3D compatibility and internet connectivity, and good audio and video performance for your home theater setup. Check out a close-up look at the features and connections of the STR-DN1020, in my photo profile.

Sony STR-DN1020 7.2 Channel Network Home Theater Receiver - Photo - Inside from Rear
Sony STR-DN1020 7.2 Channel Network Home Theater Receiver - Photo - Inside from Rear

Sony STR-DN1020 7.2 Channel Network Home Theater Receiver - Photo - Remote Control
Sony STR-DN1020 7.2 Channel Network Home Theater Receiver - Photo - Remote Control

Sony STR-DN1020 7.2 Channel Network Home Theater Receiver - Photo - Front View
Sony STR-DN1020 7.2 Channel Network Home Theater Receiver - Photo - Front View

Sony STR-DN1020 7.2 Channel Network Home Theater Receiver - Photo - Front Controls - Left Side
Sony STR-DN1020 7.2 Channel Network Home Theater Receiver - Photo - Front Controls - Left Side

Sony STR-DN1020 7.2 Channel Network Home Theater Receiver - Photo - Center ControlsSony STR-DN1020 - Center Controls
Sony STR-DN1020 7.2 Channel Network Home Theater Receiver - Photo - Center Controls

Sony STR-DN1020 7.2 Channel Network Home Theater Receiver - Photo - Front Controls and Inputs - Right Side
Sony STR-DN1020 7.2 Channel Network Home Theater Receiver - Photo - Front Controls and Inputs - Right Side

Sony STR-DN1020 7.2 Channel Network Home Theater Receiver - Photo - Rear View
Sony STR-DN1020 7.2 Channel Network Home Theater Receiver - Photo - Rear View

Sony STR-DN1020 7.2 Channel Network Home Theater Receiver - Photo - Rear Audio/Video Connections
Sony STR-DN1020 7.2 Channel Network Home Theater Receiver - Photo - Rear Audio/Video Connections

Sony STR-DN1020 7.2 Channel Network Home Theater Receiver - Photo - Speaker Connections
Sony STR-DN1020 7.2 Channel Network Home Theater Receiver - Photo - Speaker Connections

Sony STR-DN1020 7.2 Channel Network Home Theater Receiver - Photo - Inside From Front
Sony STR-DN1020 7.2 Channel Network Home Theater Receiver - Photo - Inside From Front

Concepts and Tools for Basic Video Editing
Basic Video Editing - Concepts and Tools for Basic Video Editing. Want to do video editing, but don't know where to start? Here are some useful definitions and explanations to get you started.

Basic Video Editing - Concepts and Tools - Page 2 - Linear Editing
Want to do video editing, but don't know where to start? Here are some useful definitions and explanations to get you started. Page 2.

Basic Video Editing - Concepts and Tools - Page 3 - Non-Linear Editing
Want to do video editing, but don't know where to start? Here are some useful definitions and explanations to get you started. Page 3.

Basic Video Editing - Concepts and Tools - Page 4 - Additional Non-Linear Editing Options
Want to do video editing, but don't know where to start? Here are some useful definitions and explanations to get you started. Page 4.

Basic Video Editing - Concepts and Tools - Page 5 - Conclusion
Want to do video editing, but don't know where to start? Here are some useful definitions and explanations to get you started. Page 5.

Sony STR-DN1040 Home Theater Receiver Product Review
The Sony STR-DN1040 3D/Network Home Theater Receiver provides all the audio and video basics you need, including up to a 7.2 channel configuration, audio return channel, and both 1080p and 4K video upscaling. However, it doesn't stop there, there is also internet radio, apple airplay, and bluetooth. For more details, read my review.

Sony STR-DN1040 Home Theater Receiver Review
, but also incorporates both 1080p and 4K video upscaling, iPod/iPhone connectivity, built-in WiFi, Bluetooth, and Airplay, as well as DLNA compatibility. In page 2 of my review on the STR-DN1040, I discuss video peformance, network and media player features, and also offer some final comments.

Composite Video - Definition and Explanation
Find out what composite video is, and what types of composite video connector are in use..

DVI - Digital Visual Interface - Definition and Explanation
If you have an older HDTV or upscaling DVD player, you might notice a connection labeled DVI. Find out what it is and how you can use it.

The 2015 CEDIA Showcases Home Theater Products In Store for 2015 and Beyond
The CEDIA EXPO provides an annual venue to announce new home theater product innovations, check out a sampling of product announcements made during CEDIA's 2015 EXPO.

Vizio E-Series LED/LCD TV Line for 2015 Revealed
Vizio expands their extensive TV line-up with the introduction of their E-Series Smart TVs for 2015 - Here is the scoop.

The Epson LW-600P Label Printer - Printed Label Examples - Final Take
Home Theater.

Photo of the Epson LW-600P Label Printer Label Editor for Smartphones
Home Theater.

The Epson LW-600P Label Printer Multi-View
Home Theater.

Epson LW-600P LabelWorks Printer - Photo Illustrated Review
A label printer can be a very useful tool to have handy when setting up your home theater. One interesting label printer option is the Epson LW600P LabelWorks Printer. For more details, read my review.

Screen Grab of the Epson LW-600P Label Printer Label Editor Software For PC
Home Theater.

Photo of the Epson LW-600P Label Printer Cartridge Loading Compartment
Home Theater.

Home Theater Accessories and Gadgets - Interconnects - Remote Controls - Radio - TV Antennas and More
Check out information on, and reviews of, Audio/Video interconnects and cables, AV switchers, Remote Controls, Digital Radio, TV antennas, etc... and other gadgets that don't quite fit the usual categories.

Roku Adds Improvements to Roku Boxes and Moblie App For 2015
Attention Cord Cutters, Roku adds improvements that you might like.

Roku Adds 4K Support With Roku 4 Streaming Media Player
Following on the heels of Apple, Amazon, and Google, Roku has announced its Roku 4 streaming media player for 2015/16 - the big news, 4K, a new OS, and a Mobile App - check out the details.

On The Road at the CEDIA EXPO - Photo Galleries and Reports
The CEDIA EXPO is organized by CEDIA (Custom Electronic Design and Installation Assocation), the largest trade organization for Home Theater Installers, Electronic Home Automation System Contractors, and Specialized Consumer Electronics Manufacturers. Check out my photo galleries and reports on this annual event.

Universal Wifi Adapter Netgear WNCE2001 Review
The Netgear WNCE2001 Universal Wifi Internet Adapter is the easiest way to connect devices to your wireless router and home network. Learn more about its five star performance in this review of the WNCE2001.

Samsung UN55H6350 LED/LCD Smart TV - Photo - Support Menu
Photo of the Support Menu on the Samsung UN55H6350 LED/LCD TV.

Samsung UN55H6350 LED/LCD Smart TV - Photo - Onboard Control w/On Screen Navigation Menu
Photo of the onboard control and associated navigation meny provided with the Samsung UN55H6350 LED/LCD TV.

Samsung UN55H6350 LED/LCD Smart TV - Photo - Remote Control
Photo of the remote control provided with the Samsung UN55H6350 LED/LCD TV.

Samsung UN55H6350 LED/LCD Smart TV - Photo - On TV Menu
Photo of the On TV Menu on the Samsung UN55H6350 LED/LCD Smart TV.

Samsung UN55H6350 LED/LCD Smart TV - Photo - Apps and Apps Store Menu
Photo of the Apps and Apps Store Menu on the Samsung UN55H6350 LED/LCD Smart TV.

Samsung UN55H6350 LED/LCD Smart TV - Photo - Picture Settings Menus
Photo of the basic Picture Settings Menus on the Samsung UN55H6350 LED/LCD Smart TV.

Samsung UN55H6350 LED/LCD Smart TV - Photo - Sound Settings
Photo of the Sound Settings Menu on the Samsung UN55H6350 LED/LCD TV.

Photo of the Samsung UN55H6350 55-inch LED/LCD Smart TV
The Samsung UN55H6350 is a 55-inch LED/LCD TV that has a native 1080p display resolution, as well as networking and media streaming player capabilities. As a supplement to my review of the UN55H6350, I present a look at its physical design, connections, and features, in the following photo profile.

Samsung UN55H6350 LED/LCD Smart TV - Photo - Included Accessories
Photo of the Accessories provided with the Samsung UN55H6350 LED/LCD TV.

Samsung UN55H6350 LED/LCD Smart TV - Photo - Connections
Photo of the connections on the Samsung UN55H6350 LED/LCD TV.

Panasonic DMP-BDT110 - Deinterlacing and Upscaling Tests - Race Car 1
Panasonic DMP-BDT110 - Deinterlacing and Upscaling Tests - Race Car 1

Panasonic DMP-BDT110 - Deinterlacing and Upscaling Tests - Titles
Panasonic DMP-BDT110 - Deinterlacing and Upscaling Tests - Titles

Panasonic DMP-BDT110 - High Definition Resolution Loss Test
Panasonic DMP-BDT110 - High Definition Resolution Loss Test

Panasonic DMP-BDT110 - High Definition Resolution Loss Test Bar CU
Panasonic DMP-BDT110 - High Definition Resolution Loss Test Bar CU

Panasonic DMP-BDT110 - Deinterlacing/Upscaling Tests - Jaggies 2-1
Panasonic DMP-BDT110 - Deinterlacing/Upscaling Tests - Jaggies 2-1

HQV Benchmark DVD Video Quality Evaluation Tests
HQV Benchmark DVD Video Quality Evaluation Test Disc - Test List

Panasonic DMP-BDT110 - Deinterlacing and Upscaling Tests - Race Car 2
Panasonic DMP-BDT110 - Deinterlacing and Upscaling Tests - Race Car 2

Panasonic DMP-BDT110 - Deinterlacing/Upscaling Tests - Jaggies 1-1
Panasonic DMP-BDT110 - Deinterlacing/Upscaling Tests - Jaggies 1-1

Panasonic DMP-BDT110 - Deinterlacing/Upscaling Tests - Jaggies 1-
Panasonic DMP-BDT110 - Deinterlacing/Upscaling Tests - Jaggies 1-

Panasonic DMP-BDT110 - Deinterlacing/Upscaling Tests - Jaggies 1-CU
Panasonic DMP-BDT110 - Deinterlacing/Upscaling Tests - Jaggies 1-CU

Panasonic DMP-BDT110 - Deinterlacing/Upscaling Tests - Jaggies 2-CU
Panasonic DMP-BDT110 - Deinterlacing/Upscaling Tests - Jaggies 2-CU

Panasonic DMP-BDT110 - Deinterlacing and Upscaling Tests - Flag Test 1
Panasonic DMP-BDT110 - Deinterlacing and Upscaling Tests - Flag Test 1

Panasonic DMP-BDT110 - Deinterlacing and Upscaling Tests - Flag Test 2
Panasonic DMP-BDT110 - Deinterlacing and Upscaling Tests - Flag Test 2

Panasonic DMP-BDT110 - Deinterlacing and Upscaling Tests - Flag Test 3
Panasonic DMP-BDT110 - Deinterlacing and Upscaling Tests - Flag Test 3

DVD Rot: Fact Or Fiction? - DVD Durability and Longevity Factors
DVD Rot - Does it exist? DVD is the most successful home entertainment technology for watching movies to date and has also proven to be an excellent storage medium for computer data. However, it isn't without some faults. For some insights on DVD Durability and Longevity, check out my article: DVD Rot - Fact or Fiction.

CEDIA 2015: Espon Announces Pro Cinema Home Theater Projectors
Epson follows up their previous mainstream video projector offering with four high-end units for the most discriminating home theater enthusiast - check out the details.

Polk Audio Adds The MagniFi One To Its Sound Bar Line-up
The Polk Audio MagniFi Sound Bar/Wireless Subwoofer system offers slim styling, practical audio enhancements, bluetooth, and more - check out the details.

Samsung Adds To 4K Ultra HD TV Product Line For 2014/15
The push towards 4K continues and Samsung adds new curved and flat screen 4K Ultra HD TVs to its product lineup for 2014/15.

Sony's VPL-HW40ES 3D SXRD Video Projector Profiled
Sony's new VPL-HW40ES is 2014 entry into it ES video projector line. Check out what it has to offer.

San Andreas Shakes It Up On Blu-ray Disc - Read My Review
Although it didn't shake up the box office financially as much as some other films in the crowded Summer 2015 release schedule, it is definitely a tour d'force presentation on Blu-ray Disc - For all the details, read my review.

Martin Logan Motion Vision Sound Bar - Review
Martin Logan enters the sound bar market with its innovative, great sounding Motion Vision Sound Bar. Read my review to find out if this sound bar is the great audio solution to complement your TV viewing experience.

Audyssey DSX - Expanding Surround Sound
An overview of the Audyssey DSX (Dynamic Surround Expansion) surround sound processing format.

LG Announces Price Reductions On Most Of Its OLED TV Line
Just in time for the 2015 Christmas and Winter Holiday Shopping Season, LG has decided to get aggressive and lower its OLED TV prices.

Butler Audio Model 5150 5-channel Power Amplifier - Product Review
If you are looking for an audiophile quality multi-channel power amplifier, check out the Butler Audio Model 5150 vacuum tube/hybrid power amplifier. For more details, read my review.

Bang & Olufsen Celebrates 90 Years With Release of BeoLab 90 Loudspeaker
Bang & Olufsen has been making audio products and speakers for 90 years. To celebrate, they have unveiled a new cutting edge loudspeaker, the appropriately-named BeoLab 90 - check out the details.

Vizio Announces R-Series 4K Ultra HD TVs with Dolby Vision (Updated)
Vizio takes high-end gamble with its new R-Series 4K Ultra HD TVs - Check out the details - including pricing.

Silicon Image Meets The 8K Challenge With New AV Processing Chip (Updated)
Just when you settled into 1080p, 4K Ultra HD comes along, but it doesn't stop there as there are serious moves to get 8K into the marketplace by 2020. The Sil9779 AV processing chipset from Silicon Image may just help to do that - read more...

Home Theater Guide to Christmas and Winter Holiday Shopping
Check out my comprehensive guide to Christmas and Winter holiday shopping, with an emphasis on home theater and consumer electronics - also includes some great product suggestions.

Integra Adds DTM-40.7 Network Stereo Receiver To Audio Product Line
Integra is well-known for its home theater components designed for custom-installed systems, but many also prefer listening to music on a dedicated 2-channel stereo setup. With that in mind, Integra is offering up its DTM-40.7 Stereo Receiver.

Denon Announces AVR-X6200W High-end Home Theater Receiver
Check out a first look at the high-end Denon AVR-X6200W home theater receiver, with features Dolby Atmos, DTS:X, and Auro 3D Audio decoding/processing capability and more.

Epson Adds Entry-Level Home Cinema 640 LCD Video Projector For 2015/16
Video projectors are definitely a more affordable option these days, and the Epson Home Cinema 640 definitely fits into that category - check out the details.

Google Unveils 2nd Generation Chromecast
Google takes the next step for its Chromecast media streaming platform, check out what you need to know.

Optoma Adds Wireless Connectivity to the HD25-LV DLP Video Projector
Looking a video projector package that performs well and is also easy to set up and use? If so, check out Optoma HD25-LV-WHD bundle which combines 3D-compatible 1080p DLP video projector with wireless connectivity.

Pioneer's VSX-530-K 5.1 Channel Home Theater Receiver - First Look
Pioneer has announced the addition of the VSX-530-K 5.1 channel home theater receiver. Find out if it has the right feature set to meet your needs.

Yamaha Intros Four Mid-Range Home Theater Receivers For 2015
In addition to its previously announced entry-level RX-V379 home theater receiver, Yamaha has announced four additional home theater receivers for 2015, the RX-V479, RX-V579, RX-V679, and RX-V779. Check out the details.

Yamaha Adds Six Home Theater Receivers For 2015
Yamaha is definitely dedicated to the home theater receiver product category, especially with the introduction of 6 new units in it AVENTAGE line for 2015.

Subwoofers - What You Need to Know
What is a subwoofer and why is it necessary for a full home theater experience? Find out what you need to know about the nature of the subwoofer.

Before You Buy A Subwoofer - What Factors Are Important
Subwoofers have emerged as a critical element of a home theater system. Find out what you need to know before you purchase one for your home theater system.

The Fluance XLBP Bipole Surround Sound Loudspeaker Reviewed
If you are adding surround sound to home entertainment setup and are looking for surround sound speakers that can complement your front and center speakers, the Fluance XLBP Bipole Surround Sound Loudspeaker might one option to consider.

Why Do I Need To Wear Special Glasses To Watch 3D?
Yes, you need special glasses to watch 3D, at least for now. Find out why in my article: Why Do I Need To Wear Glasses To Watch 3D?

Best Video Performance Evaluation Test Discs
How do you know if you are getting the best performance from your LCD, Plasma, DLP TV or video projector? Also, is that upscaling DVD player or Blu-ray Disc player really up to snuff? Will the addition of that expensive video scaler/processor really make a difference? With a good DVD or Blu-ray test disc, even the average consumer can find out whether their HDTV, video projector, Blu-ray/DVD player, or video processor/scaler is delivering the performance that it is supposed to.

Outlaw Model 950 7.1 Channel Preamp/Processor - Product Review
If you are a home theater enthusiast that prefers a separate preamp/power amplifier setup, rather than an all-inclusive AV receiver, then you have to check out the Outlaw Audio Model 950 7.1 Channel Preamp/Processor. For more details, check out my review.

S-Video Connection - Close-up Photo
A photo example and explanation of an S-Video Connection. Page 2.

Component Video Connectors - Close-up Photo
A Close-up Photo Look at Component Video Connectors. Page 3.

HDMI Connector - Close-up Photo
A photo example and explanation of an HDMI (High Definition Multimedia Interface) Connector and cable. Page 4.

DVI (Digital Visual Interface) Connector - Close-up Photo
A photo and explanation of a DVI (Digital Visual Interface) Connector. Page 5.

Digital Optical Audio Connector - Close-up Photo
A Digital Optical Audio Connector, AKA TOSLINK, is an important audio connection in home theater. Check out a photo as well as a short overview of what it is and what it does. Page 7.

Digital Coaxial Audio Connector - Close-up Photo
A photo example of a Digital Coaxial Audio Connector that used in a home theater connection setup. Page 6.

Composite Video Connector - Close-up Photo
A photo and explanation of a Composite Video Connector, also known as an RCA video connector.

RF Coaxial Cable - Push-On - A Close-up Photo
A photo of a Push-on type RF Coaxial Cable. Page 9.

RF Coaxial Cable - Screw-on - Close-up Photo
A photo example of a RF Coaxial Cable (Screw-on Type). Page 10.

Analog Stereo Audio Cables - Close-up Photo
A close-up photo look and explanation of RCA Analog Stereo connections and cables. Page 8.

DV Connection - A Close-up Look at a DV (iLink, Firewire, IEEE1394) Connection
A photo and explanation of a DV Connection, which is also known as iLink, Firewire, and IEEE1394. Page 14.

HDTV Rear Panel Connections - Close-up Photo
A Close-up Photo Look at HDTV Rear Panel Connections. Page 15.

DVD Player Rear Panel Output Connections - Close-up Photo
Photo of the types of rear panel connections you might find on a DVD player. Page 17.

Home Theater Receiver - Entry Level - Rear Panel Connections - Onkyo Example
A photo example of rear panel connections that may be found on an entry level Home Theater Receiver. Page 19.

HDTV Cable Connections - Close-up Photo
A Close-up Photo Look and Explanation of HDTV Connections. Page 16.

VGA PC Monitor Connection - Close-up Photo
A close-up photo of a VGA PC Monitor connection and cable. Page 11.

RF Modulator - Close-up Photo
An example of a typical RF Modulator and its connections, as well as a short explanation on how to use it. Page 29.

RF Cable Splitter 2-Way - Close-up Photo
Photo of 2-way RF Cable Splitter. Page 30.

Typical DVD Recorder Rear Panel Connections - Close-up Photo
Typical video and audio connections you might find on a DVD recorder. Page 23.

HD-DVD Player Rear Panel Connections - Close-up Photo
Close-up photo example of connections you might find on an HD-DVD player. Page 26.

DVD Player Rear Panel Connections featuring HDMI output - Close-up Photo
Photo of DVD Player Rear Panel Connections that provides upscaling and an HDMI output. Page 18.

Video Projector Connections - close-up Photo
Typical Home Theater Video Projector Connection options. Page 27.

SCART Connection (Synidcat des Constructeurs d'Appareils Radiorecepteurs et Televiseurs)
The SCART Connection is a common video/connection used throughout Europe and UK for connected DVD players, VCRs, and other components to Televisions. Page 13.

Typical Blu-ray Disc Player Rear Panel Connections - Close-up Photo
A photo and explanation connections you might find on a Blu-ray Disc Player. Page 25.

Powered Subwoofer - Connections and Controls - Close-up Photo
Photo and explanation of connections and controls you might find on a Powered Subwoofer. Page 24.

Home Theater Receiver - High End - Close-up Photo of Rear Panel Connections
A close-up look and explanation of connections you might find on a high-end home theater receiver. Page 20.

XM Satellite Radio Mini-Tuner, Home Dock, Antenna, and XM Connector on Receiver
Photo of an XM Satellite Radio Mini-Tuner, Home Dock, Antenna, and XM Connector on Receiver. Page 22.

HDMI Switcher - Close-up Photo
Photo of a typical HDMI switchbox. Page 28.

Sirius Satellite Radio Mini-Tuner and Antenna - Close-up Photo
A photo look at the Sirius Radio Mini-Tuner and Antenna. Page 21.

Ethernet (LAN - Local Area Network) Connection - Close-up Photo
A photo example and explanation of an Ethernet/LAN connection as related to the home theater environment. Page 12.

Home Theater DIY - Do-It-Yourself Connection and Setup Projects
Whether trying to some a basic system hookup or do something unusual, such as setting up an outdoor home theater, then check out some of my useful DIY connection and set-up how-to's and projects.

Vizio E55-C2 Smart LED/LCD TV - Photo - Main TV Settings Menu
Vizio E55-C2 Smart LED/LCD TV - Photo of Main TV Settings Menu

Vizio E55-C2 Smart LED/LCD TV - Photo - Apps Menu
Vizio E55-C2 Smart LED/LCD TV - Photo of Apps Menu

Vizio E55-C2 Smart LED/LCD TV - Photo - User Manual Screen
Vizio E55-C2 Smart LED/LCD TV - Photo of the User Manual Screen

Vizio E55-C2 55-inch Smart LED/LCD TV Review Supplement: Photos
The Vizio E55-C2 is a 55-inch LED/LCD TV that incorporates full-array backlighting with local dimming, as well as network media player/streaming capabilities at very reasonable price. As a companion piece to my review, I present a look at its physical design, connections, and features, in the following photo profile.

Vizio E55-C2 Smart LED/LCD TV - Photo - Audio Settings Menu
Vizio E55-C2 Smart LED/LCD TV - Photo of the Audio Settings Menu

Vizio E55-C2 Smart LED/LCD TV - Photo - Picture Settings Menus
Vizio E55-C2 Smart LED/LCD TV - Photo of the Picture Settings Menus

Vizio E55-C2 Smart LED/LCD TV - Photo - Remote Control
Vizio E55-C2 Smart LED/LCD TV - Photo of the Remote Control

Vizio E55-C2 LED/LCD TV - HDMI - USB - Analog/Digital Audio Outputs
Vizio E55-C2 Smart LED/LCD TV - Photo of the Rear Panel Vertical Connections (HDMI, USB, Analog and Digital Audio)

Vizio E55-C2 - HDMI - Ethernet - Composite/Component - RF Connections
Vizio E55-C2 Smart LED/LCD TV - Photo of the Rear Panel Horizontal Connections (HDMI - Ethernet - Composite - Component - RF)

Vizio E55-C2 Smart LED/LCD TV - Photo - Connections
Vizio E55-C2 Smart LED/LCD TV - Photo of the Rear Panel Connections

DTS-HD Master Audio - What You Need To Know
DTS-HD Master Audio is a high definition digital-based surround sound format that supports up to 8-channels of surround decoding with increased dynamic range, wider frequency response, and higher sampling rate than standard other DTS formats. Read more...

LG Announces Pricing/Feature Details On 2015 OLED and 4K Ultra HD TVs
Spring is new TV season, find out what LG has is offering up for OLED and 4K Ultra HD TVs for their 2015 Spring introductions.

Home Theater A/V Connection - Disappearing Options
As a result of the changing way that home theater components are connected together, some older-type audio and video connection options are being eliminated. Find out what connections are missing from many new products.

What Is a Network Media Player?
What is a network media player or media streamer? How network media players or media streamer devices make it possible to view and listen to your computer's libraries of photos, TV shows and movies on your TV, and listen to music on your home theater speakers.

DTS Neo:6 - Definition and Explanation
DTS Neo:6 is a surround sound processing format that functions in a similar fashion to Dolby Prologic II and IIx - read more...

Vivitek Announces DH758UST Ultra Short Throw Video Projector
You want a really big Home Theater viewing experience, but you have a small room - instead of spending a lot of money on a large screen LCD or OLED TV, consider Vivitek's DH758UST ultra short throw video projector - check out the info.

The Yamaha RX-V640 Home Theater Receiver Reviewed
Having had a chance to use the Yamaha RX-V640 home theater receiver, I must say that it is an excellent value for those getting started in home theater. For more details on its features and performance, check out my product review.

The Yamaha DVX-S120 Home Cinema Station Reviewed
The Yamaha DVX-S120 is a full featured and stylish compact home theater-in-a-box system that is great for entry level consumers as well for those wanting a second system for a smaller room or office. Check out my review for more details.

Will 3D Affect A Surround Sound Set-up?
3D is definitely a visual experience, but when watch a TV show or movie, we also need to hear the sound. However, how is sound handled with 3D? Do you also need to buy a new home theater receiver or amplifier? This is not a straight yes or no answer...

SVS SBS-01 Bookshelf Loudspeakers - Proudct Review
Despite a modest price and small size, the SVS Sound SBS-01 really delivers pleasing sound. For more, check out my review.

KEF HTF8003 Passive Home Theatre Sound Bar Reviewed
If you are looking for loudspeakers for your home theater, but don't want all the speaker and wire clutter, check out the KEF HTF8003 Home Theatre Sound Bar system. Check out the details in my review.

Check out five new 4K UHD TVs from TCL for 2014/2015.
TCL Has Announced Fiv 4K UHD TVs For 2014/15 - And You Won't Believe The Prices.

Samsung BD-H6500 Blu-ray Disc Player - Titles Test
Samsung BD-H6500 Blu-ray Disc Player HQV Tests - Photo Example of Titles Test

Samsung BD-H6500 Blu-ray Disc Player - Jaggies Test 1 - Example 1
Samsung BD-H6500 Blu-ray Disc Player HQV Tests - Photo Example 1 of Jaggies Test 1

Samsung BD-H6500 Blu-ray Disc Player - Flag Test - Example 3
Samsung BD-H6500 Blu-ray Disc Player HQV Tests - Photo Example 3 of Flag Test

Samsung BD-H6500 Blu-ray Disc Player - Flag Test - Example 2
Samsung BD-H6500 Blu-ray Disc Player HQV Tests - Photo Example 2 of Flag Test

Samsung BD-H6500 Blu-ray Disc Player - Flag Test - Example 1
Samsung BD-H6500 Blu-ray Disc Player HQV Tests - Photo Example 1 of Flag Test

Samsung BD-H6500 Blu-ray Disc Player - Jaggies Test 2 - Example 2
Samsung BD-H6500 Blu-ray Disc Player - HQV Tests - Photo Example 2 of Jaggies Test 2

Samsung BD-H6500 Blu-ray Disc Player - Jaggies Test 2 - Example 1
Samsung BD-H6500 Blu-ray Disc Player - HQV Tests - Photo Example 1 of Jaggies Test 2

Samsung BD-H6500 Blu-ray Disc Player - Jaggies Test 1 - Example 3
Samsung BD-H6500 Blu-ray Disc Player - HQV Tests - Photo Example 3 of Jaggies Test 1

Samsung BD-H6500 Blu-ray Disc Player - Jaggies Test 1 - Example 2
Samsung BD-H6500 Blu-ray Disc Player HQV Tests - Photo Example 2 of Jaggies Test 1

Samsung BD-H6500 Blu-ray Disc Player - HD Loss Test
Samsung BD-H6500 Blu-ray Disc Player HQV Tests - Photo Example of HD Loss Test

Samsung BD-H6500 Blu-ray Disc Player - Race Car Test - Example 1
Samsung BD-H6500 Blu-ray Disc Player HQV Tests - Photo Example 1 of Race Car Test

Samsung BD-H6500 Blu-ray Player - Video Performance Test Profile
Samsung BD-H6500 Blu-ray Player - Video Processing Performance Test Results

Samsung BD-H6500 Blu-ray Disc Player - HD Loss Test Close-Up
Samsung BD-H6500 Blu-ray Disc Player HQV Tests - Close-up Photo Example of HD Loss Test

Samsung BD-H6500 Blu-ray Disc Player - Race Car Test - Example 2
Samsung BD-H6500 Blu-ray Disc Player HQV Tests - Photo Example 2 of Race Car Test

DTS 96/24 - Definition and Explanation
DTS 96/24 is part of the DTS family of audio formats, but is kind of rare since the advent of Blu-ray Disc - find out what you need to know.

DTS-ES - Definition and Explanation
DTS-ES refers to two 6.1 channel surround encoding/decoding systems, DTS-ES Matrix and DTS-ES 6.1 Discrete. Read more...

SpeakerCraft CS3 TV Speaker - Audio Connections
SpeakerCraft CS3 TV Speaker - Photo of rear panel audio connections.

SpeakerCraft CS3 TV Speaker - Remote Control
SpeakerCraft CS3 TV Speaker - Photo of Remote Control

SpeakerCraft CS3 TV Speaker - Included Accessories
SpeakerCraft CS3 TV Speaker - Photo of Included Accessories

SpeakerCraft CS3 TV Speaker With TV On Top
SpeakerCraft CS3 TV Speaker - Photo of Front View with TV on Top

SpeakerCraft CS3 TV Speaker Product Photos
The SpeakerCraft CS3 TV Speaker is a sound bar utilizing a pedestal design that houses on-board amplifiers, left and right channel speakers, and two downfiring subwoofers, in one cabinet. Get a close-up look a the of the CS3 TV Speaker in my photo profile.

Channel Master DVR+ Model CM-7500GB16 Review
The Channel Master DVR+ is a set-top dual tuner DVR that is specifically designed for those consumers that receive their TV programs over-the-air, via an antenna, instead of subscribing to a cable or satellite service, or pay a monthly DVR rental fee. However, is the DVR+ really the best option for your TV viewing and recording needs? To find out, read my review.

Yamaha HTR-6030 5.1 Channel Home Theater Receiver
The Yamaha HTR-6030, is an inexpensive home theater receiver that provides some great features, including, a powerful 5.1 channel amplifier, Dolby Digital, DTS, XM Neural, and XM-HD surround sound processing options, XM Satellite Radio capability, and front panel mini-jack for connection of digital audio players. For more details read my product profile.

Samsung UN46F8000 LED/LCD Smart TV - Photo - Race Car Test - Example 2
Samsung UN46F8000 LED/LCD Smart TV HQV Tests - Photo Example 2 of Race Car Test

Samsung UN46F8000 LED/LCD Smart TV - Photo - Jaggies Test 2 - Example 1
Samsung UN46F8000 LED/LCD Smart TV HQV Tests - Photo Example 1 of Jaggies Test 2

Samsung UN46F8000 LED/LCD Smart TV - Photo - Flag Test - Example 1
Samsung UN46F8000 LED/LCD Smart TV HQV Tests - Photo Example 1 of Flag Test

Samsung UN46F8000 LED/LCD Smart TV - Photo - Flag Test - Example 3
Samsung UN46F8000 LED/LCD Smart TV HQV Tests - Photo Example 3 of Flag Test

Samsung UN46F8000 LED/LCD Smart TV Video Performance Tests
As an addition to my review of the Samsung UN46F8000 LED/LCD Smart TV, which features great styling, 2D and 3D viewing options, internet and network streaming, and even voice and hand gesture control, I conducted a series of video performance tests to see how well it can handle standard definition source material. Take a look at some of the test results.

Samsung UN46F8000 LED/LCD Smart TV - Photo - Race Car Test - Example 1
Samsung UN46F8000 LED/LCD Smart TV HQV Tests - Photo Example 1 of Race Car Test

Samsung UN46F8000 LED/LCD Smart TV - Photo - Titles Test
As an addition to my review of the Samsung UN46F8000 LED/LCD Smart TV, which features great styling, 2D and 3D viewing options, internet and network streaming, and even voice and hand gesture control, I conducted a series of video performance tests to see how well it can handle standard definition source material. Take a look at some of the test results.

Samsung UN46F8000 LED/LCD Smart TV - Photo - HD Loss Test
Samsung UN46F8000 LED/LCD Smart TV HQV Tests - Photo Example of HD Loss Test

Samsung UN46F8000 LED/LCD Smart TV - Photo - HD Loss Test - Close-up
Samsung UN46F8000 LED/LCD Smart TV HQV Tests - Close-up Photo Example of HD Loss Test

Samsung UN46F8000 LED/LCD TV Smart TV - Photo - Jaggies Test 1 - Example 3
Samsung UN46F8000 LED/LCD Smart TV HQV Tests - Photo Example 3 of Jaggies Test 1

Samsung UN46F8000 LED/LCD Smart TV - Photo - Jaggies Test 2 - Example 2
Samsung UN46F8000 LED/LCD Smart TV HQV Tests - Photo Example 2 of Jaggies Test 2

Samsung UN46F8000 LED/LCD Smart TV - Photo - Flag Test - Example 2
Samsung UN46F8000 LED/LCD Smart TV HQV Tests - Photo Example 2 of Flag Test

Samsung UN46F8000 LED/LCD Smart TV - Photo - Jaggies Test 1 - Example 1
Samsung UN46F8000 LED/LCD Smart TV HQV Tests - Photo Example 1 of Jaggies Test 1

Samsung UN46F8000 LED/LCD Smart TV - Photo - Jaggies Test 1 - Example 2
Samsung UN46F8000 LED/LCD Smart TV HQV Tests - Photo Example 2 of Jaggies Test 1

Samsung UN46F8000 LED/LCD Smart TV - Product Photos
The Samsung UN46F8000 is a 46-inch LED/LCD TV that has a native 1080p display resolution, with both 2D and 3D viewing options, as well as networking and media streaming player capabilities. As a supplement to my review of the UN46F8000, I present a look at its physical design, connections, and features, in the following photo profile.

Samsung UN46F8000 LED/LCD Smart TV - Photo - On TV Menu
Photo of the On TV Menu on the Samsung UN46F8000 LED/LCD Smart TV

Samsung UN46F8000 LED/LCD Smart TV - Photo - Apps and Apps Store Menu
Photo of the Apps and Apps Store Menu on the Samsung UN46F8000 LED/LCD Smart TV

Samsung UN46F8000 LED/LCD Smart TV - Photo - Smart Features Settings Menu
Photo of the Smart Features Settings Menu on the Samsung UN46F8000 LED/LCD TV

Samsung UN46F8000 LED/LCD Smart TV - Photo Profile
Photo of all of the Picture Settings Menus on the Samsung UN46F8000 LED/LCD Smart TV. Page 13.

Samsung UN46F8000 LED/LCD Smart TV - 3D Settings Menus
Photo of all of the 3D Settings Menus on the Samsung UN46F8000 LED/LCD Smart TV

Samsung UN46F8000 LED/LCD Smart TV - Sound Settings
Photo of the Sound Settings Menu on the Samsung UN46F8000 LED/LCD TV

Samsung UN46F8000 LED/LCD Smart TV - Photo - Support Menu
Photo of the Support Menu on the Samsung UN46F8000 LED/LCD TV

Samsung UN46F8000 LED/LCD Smart TV - Photo - Included Accessories
Photo of the Accessories provided with the Samsung UN46F8000 LED/LCD TV

Samsung UN46F8000 LED/LCD Smart TV - Photo - 3D Glasses
Photo of the 3D Glasses provided with the Samsung UN46F8000 LED/LCD TV

Samsung UN46F8000 LED/LCD Smart TV - Photo - All Connections
Photo of the connections on the Samsung UN46F8000 LED/LCD TV

Samsung UN46F8000 LED/LCD Smart TV - Photo - USB Inputs and Digital/Analog Audio Outputs
Photo of the USB Inputs and Digital/Analog Audio Outputs on the Samsung UN46F8000 LED/LCD TV

Samsung UN46F8000 LED/LCD Smart TV - HDMI Connections
Photo of the HDMI and AV connections on the Samsung UN46F8000 LED/LCD TV

Samsung UN46F8000 LED/LCD Smart TV - Photo - Evolution Kit
Photo of the Evolution Kit provided with the Samsung UN46F8000 LED/LCD TV

Samsung UN46F8000 LED/LCD Smart TV - Remote Control
Photo of the remote control provided with the Samsung UN46F8000 LED/LCD TV

Samsung UN46F8000 LED/LCD Smart TV - Photo - Virtual Remote Control
Photo of the Virtual Remote Control provided with the Samsung UN46F8000 LED/LCD TV

Samsung UN46F8000 46-inch 3D Smart LED/LCD TV - Review
The Samsung UN46F8000 is a 1080p 46-inch LED/LCD TV that packs in a lot of features, and great performance within a very thin, and stylish cabinet. To find if this is the TV for you, read my review, and also check out my additional photo and video performance test results profiles.

Optoma GT1080 DLP Video Projector - Review
The Optoma GT1080 DLP video projector is an affordable video projector that combines practical features, such as a short-throw lens and bright light output, with both 2D and 3D capability. Read my review to find out if the GT1080 is the right video projector for you.

Home Theater System Planning - Getting Started
A home theater system is a great way to enjoy watching TV and movies. Find out what you need to know to set one up...

Home Theater System Planning - How to Prepare for Setting up a Home Theater System - Page 2 - Sources - Surge Protection - Cabling - Furniture
A home theater system is a great way to access great audio and video content. For more details, check out 10 essential elements of a home theater system. Page 2.

LG's First 4K OLED TV - Check Out The Details
LG takes OLED to the next level with the 65EC9700 - Find out how.

Sony STR-DN1050 Home Theater Receiver - Product of the Week
Sony's sub-$600 STR-DN1050 is a very flexible home theater receiver, featuring three-way wireless streaming and hi-res audio compatibility. Check out the details on why this is my product pick of the week.

Denon and Marantz Partner With Auro To Bring 3D Sound To Home Theater
Denon and Marantz are providing owners of select home theater receivers and AV processors the opportunity to incorporate Auro3D Audio Decoding and Processing - Check out the details.

Harman Kardon HKTS 20 5.1 Channel Speakers Review
If you are looking a speaker system to complement your HDTV, DVD and/or Blu-ray Disc player, check out the stylish, compact, and affordable, Harman Kardon HKTS 20 5.1 Channel Speaker System. The system consists of a compact center channel speaker, four compact satellite speakers, and an 8-inch subwoofer. To find out if the HKTS20 is right for you, check out my review.

Harman Kardon HKTS 20 5.1 Channel Speaker System - Product Review - Page 2 - Evaluation and Final Take
Shopping for loudspeakers can be tough. Many times the speakers that sound the best aren't always the ones that look the best. If you are looking a speaker system to complement your HDTV, DVD and/or Blu-ray Disc player, check out the stylish, compact, and affordable, Harman Kardon HKTS 20 5.1 Channel Speaker System. The system consists of a compact center channel speaker, four compact satellite speakers, and an 8-inch subwoofer. To find out if the HKTS20 is right for you, check out my review. Page 2.

Aperion Audio Zona Wireless Speaker System - Product Profile
Finding a good set of wireless speakers isn't easy. However, the Zona Wireless speaker system may be just what you are looking for. The Zona system consists of two self-powered speakers with built-in wireless receivers, and a wireless transmitter that connects to the audio outputs on your home theater receiver or a PC's USB port. For more details on the Aperion Zona, read my product profile.

Home Theater Connection Photo Gallery
If you are confused by all the different connectors needed to set-up your home theater system, then check out this useful photo gallery and explanation of common home theater connectors.

Home Theater Connection Photo Gallery
If you are confused by all the different connectors needed to set-up your home theater system, then check out this useful photo gallery and explanation of common home theater connectors.

Onkyo HT-S9400THX Home Theater-in-A-Box System Profile
The Onkyo HT-S9400THX is a 7.1 channel home theater-in-a-box system that is designed for those than want higher-end features and performance not usually included in many all-in-one home theater systems. The HT-S9400THX includes extensive audio decoding and processing, as well as THX-Certified audio processing and loudspeakers to insure consistent, quality, peformance and that everything in the system is both electronically and acoustically matched. For more details, read my product profile.

Unbroken On Blu-ray Disc Reviewed
Unbroken, the story of Louis Zamperini, and directed by Angelina Jolie, arrives on Blu-ray Disc in an excellent package - Read my review.

Sony BDP-S6200 Blu-ray Disc Player - Product of the Week
The Sony BDP-S6200 incorporates 3D Blu-ray playback, 4K upscaling, and internet connectivity for a great price

Complete Guide to Watching 3D at Home
3D is the hot topic in home theater, and depending on who you talk to, 3D TV and 3D home theater is going to be either the greatest thing to happen in home entertainment or the biggest consumer electronics flop ever. Obviously, the truth is somewhere in-between. For a comprehensive look at 3D for consumers, check out my complete guide to 3D TV and home theater.

Pioneer Reveals Dolby Atmos Speaker Line For 2015/16
Pioneer has just taken the lid off of a new round of Dolby Atmos-enabled speakers - check out the details.

CES 2015 Preview: LG To Display 8K Monitor
Just when you though it was safe to buy a 4K TV - LG decides to throw 8K into the mix at the upcoming 2015 CES.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014) - Review of the 3D Blu-ray Disc Version
The 2014 Film Version Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles arrive on 3D Blu-ray with plenty of action and great sound. However, is this Blu-ray worth purchasing for your collection? Find out in my review.

The Expendables 3 Explodes on Blu-ray - Read My Review
The Expendables 3 is the 3rd entry of action films headed up by Sylvester Stallone and a host of 80's and 90's action stars - this one features a Dolby Atmos soundtrack. However, is the Blu-ray worth purchasing for your collection? Find out in my review.

Qualcomm Gains New Partners for AllPlay Streaming Platform
Qualcomm's AllPlay gets closer to becoming a universal wireless audio streaming solution.

Read My Review of John Wick on Blu-ray Disc
John Wick presents a look at the life of a hit-man in the underbelly of New York City - Action? Blood? Guns? You Bet! - Check out my review of the Blu-ray Disc presentation.

Vizio M801d-A3 80-Inch LED/LCD TV - Product of the Week
The Vizio M801d-A3 80-inch LED/LCD TV may just right for you, or for that special Father's Day gift.

Channel Master DVR+ Antenna DVR With 1TB Hard Drive - Product of the Week
Looking for a DVR that doesn't require a cable or satellite service? - Check out the Channel Master DVR+ Antenna DVR with buit-in 1TB Hard Drive.

4K Ultra HD - Sony Adds The Curve and Best Buy Gets Agressive
Sony Previews Its Forthcoming 4K Ultra HD Curved Screen TVs, While Best Buy Increases 4K Promotion.

TIVO MEGA - The Ultimate DVR?
Forget about that VCR, DVD recorder, or cable/satellite DVR - The TIVO MEGA Outdoes Them All.

PSB SubSeries 150 - Photo of Onboard Controls
A Photo of the Onboard Controls provided on the PS SubSeries 150 Powered Subwoofer.

PSB SubSeries 150 - Multi-Views and Review
PS SubSeries 150 Powered Subwoofer Multi-View Photo and Review Summary.

PSB SubSeries 150 - Photo of Accessories
A Photo of the Included Accessories For The PSB SubSeries 150 Powered Subwoofer

PSB SubSeries 150 - Photo of Connections
A Photo of the Connections provided on the PS SubSeries 150 Powered Subwoofer

PSB SubSeries 150 Subwoofer - Photos and Review
The PSB SubSeries 150 powered subwoofer is designed to complement the home theater or TV audio listening experience without taking up a lot space. Check out my photo-illustrated review to find out if it is the right subwoofer solution for you.

HBO Now Streaming Service To Be Available Initially on Select Apple Devices
Apple and HBO team up to introduce a new streaming service, find out what you need to know.

JBL Cinema 500 Home Theater Speaker System Review
If you are looking a modestly priced speaker system, check out the stylish, compact, and affordable JBL Cinema 500, which features compact center and satellite speakers, and a uniquely-shaped 8-inch subwoofer. For details, read my review.

Haier Announces Roku TV Line for 2015
Internet Streaming and Smart TVs are all the rage. As a result, it is only natural the TVs should their their own built-in Roku operating system - Check out four TVs from Haier that do just that.

The PSB Alpha VS21 VisionSound Under-TV Sound System Reviewed
Read my review of the PSB Alpha VS21 VisionSound Base and find out if it is the right option for your TV listening needs.

PSB Alpha VS21 VisionSound Base Audio Connections
PSB Alpha VS21 VisionSound Base - Photo of rear panel audio connections.

PSB Alpha VS21 VisionSound Base LED Status Display
PSB Alpha VS21 VisionSound Base - Photo of LED Status Display

PSB Alpha VS21 VisionSound Base - Photo Profile
The PSB Audio Alpha VS21 VisionSound Base is a single cabinet under-TV platform audio system that houses on-board amplifiers, left and right channel speakers, and two downfiring woofers. As a complement to my review of this unit, check out some close-up photos.

PSB Alpha VS21 VisionSound Base Remote Control
PSB Alpha VS21 VisionSound Base - Photo of Remote Control

PSB Alpha VS21 VisionSound Base - Front, Rear, Bottom Views
PSB Alpha VS21 VisionSound Base - Photo of the Front, Rear, and Bottom Views

Yamaha Announces SRT-700 TV Speaker Base with Air Surround Xtreme
If you are looking for a convenient audio solution to enhance your TV viewing experience, and you have an LCD TV that 42-inches or smaller, then Yamaha's SRT-700 TV speaker base might be a solution to consider.

PSB Unveils Compact Subwoofer With Flexible Installation Options
The PSB SubSeries 150 Subwoofer is not only compact, but its cabinet design allows for several types of installation options - read more...

Loudspeaker - Subwoofer - Headphones - Product Reviews
Product reviews and profiles of Loudspeakers, Subwoofers, and Headphones.

Home Theater - Starting Point - Basic Information Knowledge Base - Home Theater
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. First, start with my Five Starting Point Questions, then move on to the Basics FAQs, Glossary, and then proceed to Audio and Video Basics and How To Buy info. The other sub-topics on this page give you access to DIY and Product Reviews. Time to get started...

Satellite Systems - Basics - Products and Services
Trying to decide whether or not to get a satellite system? Check out some useful resources and product listings on the types of systems available, how they work, and how much they cost.

Blu-ray Disc at CEDIA 2009: Blu-ray Disc Players at the 2009 CEDIA EXPO
Blu-ray was heavily represented at the 2009 CEDIA EXPO, with a variety of new Blu-ray Disc players and Blu-ray-equipped Home Theater-in-a-Box Systems. For a peek at some the Blu-ray Disc player offerings at the 2009 CEDIA EXPO, continue with the following photo gallery. Page 9.

Blu-ray Disc at CEDIA 2009: Blu-ray Disc Players at the 2009 CEDIA EXPO
Blu-ray was heavily represented at the 2009 CEDIA EXPO, with a variety of new Blu-ray Disc players and Blu-ray-equipped Home Theater-in-a-Box Systems. For a peek at some the Blu-ray Disc player offerings at the 2009 CEDIA EXPO, continue with the following photo gallery. Page 8.

Blu-ray Disc at CEDIA 2009: Blu-ray Disc Players at the 2009 CEDIA EXPO
Blu-ray was heavily represented at the 2009 CEDIA EXPO, with a variety of new Blu-ray Disc players and Blu-ray-equipped Home Theater-in-a-Box Systems. For a peek at some the Blu-ray Disc player offerings at the 2009 CEDIA EXPO, continue with the following photo gallery. Page 2.

Blu-ray Disc at CEDIA 2009: Blu-ray Disc Players at the 2009 CEDIA EXPO
Blu-ray was heavily represented at the 2009 CEDIA EXPO, with a variety of new Blu-ray Disc players and Blu-ray-equipped Home Theater-in-a-Box Systems. For a peek at some the Blu-ray Disc player offerings at the 2009 CEDIA EXPO, continue with the following photo gallery

Blu-ray Disc at CEDIA 2009: Blu-ray Disc Players at the 2009 CEDIA EXPO
Blu-ray was heavily represented at the 2009 CEDIA EXPO, with a variety of new Blu-ray Disc players and Blu-ray-equipped Home Theater-in-a-Box Systems. For a peek at some the Blu-ray Disc player offerings at the 2009 CEDIA EXPO, continue with the following photo gallery. Page 3.

Blu-ray Disc at CEDIA 2009: Blu-ray Disc Players at the 2009 CEDIA EXPO
Blu-ray was heavily represented at the 2009 CEDIA EXPO, with a variety of new Blu-ray Disc players and Blu-ray-equipped Home Theater-in-a-Box Systems. For a peek at some the Blu-ray Disc player offerings at the 2009 CEDIA EXPO, continue with the following photo gallery. Page 4.

Blu-ray Disc at CEDIA 2009: Blu-ray Disc Players at the 2009 CEDIA EXPO
Blu-ray was heavily represented at the 2009 CEDIA EXPO, with a variety of new Blu-ray Disc players and Blu-ray-equipped Home Theater-in-a-Box Systems. For a peek at some the Blu-ray Disc player offerings at the 2009 CEDIA EXPO, continue with the following photo gallery. Page 5.

Blu-ray Disc at CEDIA 2009: Blu-ray Disc Players at the 2009 CEDIA EXPO
Blu-ray was heavily represented at the 2009 CEDIA EXPO, with a variety of new Blu-ray Disc players and Blu-ray-equipped Home Theater-in-a-Box Systems. For a peek at some the Blu-ray Disc player offerings at the 2009 CEDIA EXPO, continue with the following photo gallery. Page 6.