Note from January 2019: This post is still as relevant today as it was when I first wrote it, and I still get messages from people saying how useful the info is. Hope you find it useful too! A couple weeks ago, I talked about how A/V receivers are avoidable if you really don’t want… Read More How to listen to your Smart TV’s Apps in surround sound
The short answer is “no.” The long answer is “hell no.” Look, if you have a dedicated home theater space with 5 or more separate speakers, then, yeah, you’ll need something to control them. But you already know who you are and you aren’t reading this. If that is you and you are reading this,… Read More Do you really need an A/V receiver?
It’s 2013. Consumer TVs with 3D built-in have only been on sale in the U.S. since 2010. But in just three years, 3D has gone from the whiz-bang “it” feature of the future to the black sheep of the consumer electronics family. There have been many post-mortems on the seeming demise of the technology, so… Read More Eric’s Adventures in the Third Dimension!
All it takes is one bad cable to take your whole network down. (Sometimes.)… Read More Always check the cables
Still mourning the loss of your neighborhood Blockbuster? This might cheer you up. (Keyword: “might”)… Read More Redbox Instant by Verizon: Full of potential, light on everything else
A client who returned a MartinLogan Motion Vision soundbar opted instead for the Harman Kardon SB 30. This review will be short, though, because even though we were very pleased with the device, there are even better ones just around the corner. My buying advice would be to wait on a soundbar if you want… Read More Quick Review: Harman Kardon SB 30
When I review a product it’s based on personal experience after buying the product either for a client or myself. I don’t do “reference reviews” where the reviewer places the product next to a bunch of similar ones and runs a series of calibration tests to see which offers the best pure performance. There are… Read More Note About My Reviews