Home Theater Reviews
 
 
 
 
Home Theater
 
JOLT TV Antenna Amplifier
JOLT TV Antenna Amplifier
JOLT TV Antenna Amplifier

Mohu JOLT TV Antenna Amplifier Review

Free TV is good TV. It’s a simple mantra that is all but lost in today’s world of cable TV boxes, satellite receivers and Internet apps accessing TV programs. But the fact remains that watching a high-definition TV show doesn’t...
 
94%
 
 
Home Theater
 
LG NB3730A Soundbar
LG NB3730A Soundbar
LG NB3730A Soundbar

LG NB3730A 300W 2.1 Smart Soundbar Review

Those slim flat panel TVs look great, but sound, not so much because there’s not room for big speakers or big amplification. That’s what makes a sound bar a good investment -- sound is just as important as a great picture. LG’s...
 
90%

 
 
Home Theater
 
Sonos Playbar
Sonos Playbar
Sonos Playbar

Sonos Playbar Soundbar Review

I've said it before and I'll say it again: I love Sonos.  And while I'll gladly welcome any new product from the wireless speaker company, I have to be honest and convey my skepticism when they revealed that they had in fact be...
 
90%
 
 
Home Theater
 
Surround Master
Surround Master
Surround Master

Involve Audio Surround Master SM-465 Review

I still remember when Dolby sent me their first “surround sound” processor back in the 1980’s. They said that their processor could “extract” ambient sound from within a recording to create a wider sound-field. And that it didn...
 
87%

 
Home Theater
 
DB8e_Front_Hero-1
DB8e_Front_Hero-1
DB8e_Front_Hero-1

DB8e Ultra Long Range Outdoor DTV Antenna Review

A lot of people have come to terms with paying for TV -- as in having a subscription service for a cable box or satellite.  But free TV -- high-definition --only requires a competent antenna, because digital technology means yo...
 
HDTV
 
Sky HDTV Antenna in attic
Sky HDTV Antenna in attic
Sky HDTV Antenna in attic

mohu Sky HDTV Antenna Review

Having a TV antenna was once a requirement for watching television -- pictures of houses in the 1950’s had vertical poles reaching up to the sky almost without exception. Today the main purpose of an antenna has been watered do...

 
Home Theater
 
Tivo Mini
Tivo Mini
Tivo Mini

Tivo Mini Meta Review

Despite the onslaught of set-top boxes allowing TV watchers to access a myriad of shows on demand, TiVo has survived.  But just barely.  Factor in cable boxes with built-in functionally at a lower cost and it's a bit baffling t...
 
Editor's Pick
 
Sonos Playbar
Sonos Playbar
Sonos Playbar

Ears on with the Sonos Playbar, Is It Worth $699?

Consuming music has never been easier thanks to the wide swath of devices that support a myriad of services.  Options range from the tried and tested Apple iTunes store, to MOG, to Rhapsody, to the darling of music startups Spo...

 
Android
 
Favi Smartstick
Favi Smartstick
Favi Smartstick

FAVI SmartStick Review

Netflix changed the way people viewed their televisions -- less because of streaming video itself and more due to an “application” that normally would have had to be used on a computer now being integrated with the TV. It’s rar...
 
Home Theater
 
Leaf Ultimate Amplified Indoor HDTV Antenna main screen
Leaf Ultimate Amplified Indoor HDTV Antenna main screen
Leaf Ultimate Amplified Indoor HDTV Antenna main screen

mohu’s The Leaf Ultimate Amplified Indoor HDTV Antenna Review

There was a time when watching a television show didn’t involve paying someone for the broadcast signal. A passive pole antenna -- “rabbit ears” as they were known -- was placed on top or to the side of the TV and got plugged i...

 
Home Theater
 
Hitachi HSB32B26 Bluetooth Sound Bar
Hitachi HSB32B26 Bluetooth Sound Bar
Hitachi HSB32B26 Bluetooth Sound Bar

Hitachi HSB32B26 Bluetooth Sound Bar Review

A sound bar must server two purposes in order to succeed: the first being to provide an accurate and faithful rendering of the audio being outputted from a television (or video source device that is connected to the TV). The se...
 
Blu-ray
 
Pioneer BDP-150
Pioneer BDP-150
Pioneer BDP-150

Pioneer BDP-150 Blu-ray 3D Player Review

Blu-ray players are no longer the expensive components they once were. As a result, the emphasis now is less about the price and more on the additional features that add to its basic purpose of playing high-resolution video dis...