Among the hottest trends in home theaters are free apps that let you control your gear via smartphone or tablet. All of these apps let you use your phone or tablet as a remote, and some offer advanced features not possible from the basic button-heavy mess that often ships with today's HDTVs, Blu-ray players, and A/V receivers.
August 16, 2012 Read more
Figuring out when to upgrade your home theater equipment is a tricky prospect. On one hand, new gear offers updated technology, more features, and the lure of the latest and greatest. On the other hand, how much better is it compared to what you've got?
August 14, 2012 Read more
Back in the day, if you wanted to listen to music in the kitchen you'd crank up the speakers in your living room. But lately, a variety of flexible wireless options have emerged to deliver a much more sophisticated "music everywhere" experience - without extensive wiring.
August 10, 2012 Read more
Today's video games are every bit as engaging as Hollywood blockbusters. How can your home audio-video setup help you not just play the game, but live it?
July 25, 2012 Read more
The transition from analog to digital TV opened our eyes to a world of vivid high-definition images that we now take for granted. Now technology marches on toward a next-generation TV/video format called 4K, which is capable of delivering 8 million pixels of luscious detail.
July 18, 2012 Read more