Home Theater Reviews
 
 
 
Holiday Gift Guides
 
Soundbar Gift Guide
Soundbar Gift Guide
Soundbar Gift Guide

2012 Holiday Gift Guide: Soundbars (list)

Flat-panel TVs may look great, but the chassis doesn’t allow for the room necessary to add great sound to the mix. That’s the reason for a sound bar -- it can go below the TV, if on a wall, or just in front of it if seated on a...
 
Home Theater
 
Sony XBR-84X900 84-inch 4K Ultra HDTV main
Sony XBR-84X900 84-inch 4K Ultra HDTV main
Sony XBR-84X900 84-inch 4K Ultra HDTV main

First Look at Sony’s XBR-84X900 84-inch 4K Ultra HDTV at Santa Monica’s Video & Audio Center

Big is better, but it’s not about size this time, it’s about resolution.  Sony hosted an event at the Video & Audio Center in Santa Monica to present their XBR-84X900 84-inch 4K Ultra HDTV. The XBR-84X900 displays an image ...
 
Blu-ray
 
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Main shot
Main shot

Sony BDP-S790 3D Blu-ray Player Review

There are those who say that a Blu-ray player should do more than just play discs, but also provide a conduit to the Internet and access to applications and websites in a manner similar to that of “Smart TVs” and mobile devices...

 
Home Theater
 
VIZIO SB4021M-A1 Home Theater Sound Bar main
VIZIO SB4021M-A1 Home Theater Sound Bar main
VIZIO SB4021M-A1 Home Theater Sound Bar main

VIZIO SB4021M-A1 Home Theater Sound Bar Review

VIZIO is known for their TVs, but you wouldn’t say the same when it comes to stand-alone sound systems. In fact, when the UPS guy delivered the rectangular box to my door, I couldn’t figure out how VIZIO got a TV into the box. ...
 
Home Theater
 
MaxTV MT2 with TV
MaxTV MT2 with TV
MaxTV MT2 with TV

Proficient Audio MaxTV MT2 TV Sound Speaker Review

Sound bars make a lot of sense, especially now that TVs have gotten so thin. There’s no space for large speakers or heavy-duty audio amplification of them. So a stand-alone set of speakers that don’t take up the space of a trad...
 
Computer Accessory Reviews
 
DIR-826L Dual-Band Gigabit Cloud Router front
DIR-826L Dual-Band Gigabit Cloud Router front
DIR-826L Dual-Band Gigabit Cloud Router front

D-Link DIR-826L Dual-Band Gigabit Cloud Router Review

It may not be fair to say all routers are alike, but the fact is that the singular purpose at their core is the same: to modify an Internet signal so that it can be shared by multiple devices without concern. And with routers h...

 
Accessory Reviews
 
IOGEAR Wireless 3D Digital Kit main
IOGEAR Wireless 3D Digital Kit main
IOGEAR Wireless 3D Digital Kit main

IOGEAR GW3DHDKIT Wireless 3D Digital Kit Review

Transmitting video wirelessly has been one of the “Holy Grails” of the home theater world. The idea of sending a video wirelessly from a video source device (be that for television or from a disc) means you lose the need for ga...
 
Accessory Reviews
 
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@TV Plus front main
@TV Plus front main

Belkin G1V1000 @TV Plus Review

 Some reviews are difficult not because of the technology discussed, but because the purpose of that technology doesn’t come across as having any value. We can all say that TV has its good moments amidst the bad -- and that’s w...
 
Displays
 
Sony HX750 TV
Sony HX750 TV
Sony HX750 TV

Sony Bravia HX750 46-inch Internet LED TV Review

Now that 46-inches is the new “black,” I was pretty excited on seeing Sony’s Bravia Internet TV model, the HX750. Because of the size, to be sure, but also because it takes the whole concept of “smart TV’ and simplifies it even...

 
Home Theater
 
BenQ EP5920
BenQ EP5920
BenQ EP5920

BenQ EP5920 Digital Projector Review

If you’re looking to get a big picture, you can get a big TV. But if you’re looking to be able to take a big picture around with you, you’ll need a portable front projector. That requires a projector that can handle being taken...
 
Bluetooth
 
NextGen 3D Active Glasses for TV closed view
NextGen 3D Active Glasses for TV closed view
NextGen 3D Active Glasses for TV closed view

NextGen 3D Active Glasses for TV Review

A 3D equipped television can have one of two types of technologies in play: either it uses a polarized screen or it alternates the physical image being seen so that each of a person’s eyes sees a slightly different image. In ei...
 
Home Theater Reviews
 
NorthVu NV20 Pro Indoor Fractal HDTV Antenna  main shot
NorthVu NV20 Pro Indoor Fractal HDTV Antenna  main shot
NorthVu NV20 Pro Indoor Fractal HDTV Antenna  main shot

NorthVu NV20 Pro Indoor Fractal Digital Antenna Review

Not every consumer electronics product need be complicated to understand or use. Such is the case with the NorthVu NV20 Pro Indoor Fractal HDTV Antenna. What’s its “mission statement?” To gather in digital television signals so...