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Tivo Premier
Tivo Premier
Tivo Premier

TiVo Premiere Digital Video Recorder Review

I’m no stranger to digital video recorders and television shows -- I had a Replay unit back when the idea of recording TV shows to a hard drive was a novel concept. And for sure I enjoyed “time shifting” so I could watch a show...
 
Home Theater
 
Antennas Direct MICRON XG product shot
Antennas Direct MICRON XG product shot
Antennas Direct MICRON XG product shot

Antennas Direct CLEARSTREAM MICRON XG Indoor Digital TV Antenna Review

  Saving money is something that everyone can relate to -- regardless of how the economy's doing. Too many folks have “given in” to the idea that the only way you can get a high-definition TV signal from a broadcast network is ...
 
Home Theater Reviews
 
Harman Kardon MAS 102 Music System Product shot
Harman Kardon MAS 102 Music System Product shot
Harman Kardon MAS 102 Music System Product shot

Harman Kardon MAS 102 Music System Review

The early days of consumer electronics belittled “small” -- after all,vacuum tubes and circuitry required plenty of space to do its thing. The miniaturization of components was looked askance at by some -- there was this belief...

 
DVR
 
Slingbox PRO-HD Review product shot
Slingbox PRO-HD Review product shot
Slingbox PRO-HD Review product shot

Slingbox PRO-HD Review

It’s a given that a mobile device is carrying around video content -- smartphones and tablets aren’t “glorified” MP3 players, after all. But there seems to be a disconnect between the content you can view in your home -- i.e., ...
 
HDD
 
Olive 03HD Music Server
Olive 03HD Music Server
Olive 03HD Music Server

OLIVE 03HD Music Server Review

Music server’s have been a part of a home theater system for more years than some might want to count, but they’re popularity was always tempered by the fact that they needed a custom installation (i.e., having to pay someone t...
 
Home Theater Reviews
 
Pyle PLTTB8UI Classic Vinyl Turntable front open iPod dock
Pyle PLTTB8UI Classic Vinyl Turntable front open iPod dock
Pyle PLTTB8UI Classic Vinyl Turntable front open iPod dock

Pyle PLTTB8UI Classic Vinyl Turntable Review

Vinyl records are making a comeback -- especially among the “Indie”  small record companies. The records are from both the lesser known as well the well known artists. Certainly vinyl isn’t as big as it once was, but playing it...

 
Home Theater Reviews
 
playGO USB receiver
playGO USB receiver
playGO USB receiver

playGO USB Review

It’s not often that I get a product that is finished but not finished delivered to me. Explaining what that means in general, and for the playGo USB in specific, will take a few moments so bear with me. The playGO USB is a fini...
 
Home Theater
 
D-Link MovieNite Streaming Media Player
D-Link MovieNite Streaming Media Player
D-Link MovieNite Streaming Media Player

D-Link DMS-310 MovieNite Streaming Media Player Review

D-Link is pretty well known for their routers -- media players, not so much. But I remember hearing a while back that they’d been selling the Boxee media player, but got rid of it in favor of... Their new DSM-310 MovieNite Stre...
 
Home Theater
 
Yamaha YHT-S401 Sound Bar Review
Yamaha YHT-S401 Sound Bar Review
Yamaha YHT-S401 Sound Bar Review

Yamaha YHT-S401 Home Theater Package Review

  I imagine most people know what a sound bar is because of the name. But what isn’t so well-known is that there’s varied technologies being used in those now on the market -- all the same, they aren’t! So I have high hopes for...

 
Home Theater Reviews
 
D-LINK DIR-645
D-LINK DIR-645
D-LINK DIR-645

D-Link DIR-645 Whole-Home Router 1000 Review

A wireless router has one job -- to provide a signal that the “clients” (i.e., laptops, smartphones, tablets, etc.) can pick up within a reasonable distance. And for that signal to be stable and consistent. By its very nature, ...
 
Home Theater
 
Sanus Furniture Mount System FMS01-B1
Sanus Furniture Mount System FMS01-B1
Sanus Furniture Mount System FMS01-B1

Sanus Furniture Mount System FMS01-B1 Review

One of the benefits of the advent of flat-panel TVs is that you can attach them to walls. This not only creates that much-vaunted "video window" that SciFi has touted for years -- along with adding a striking decor touch -- but...
 
Home Theater
 
down-and-out-mount-001
down-and-out-mount-001
down-and-out-mount-001

Dynamic Mounting Down and Out Flatscreen TV Mount Review

As much as flatscreen TVs have become ubiquitous, so has the mount.  The result?  Mounts that offer limited functionality and at best articulate the position of the screen from left to right or at a very slight angle up and dow...