5 hrs ago
Microsoft's New 'Xbox One' Can Measure Heart Rate
At least none that I'm aware of. They did, however, announce their latest home entertainment console - the new Xbox One - and that does make for some really interesting speculation on the intersection of home entertainment and home health.
9 hrs ago
Onkyo Packs WiFi into a Pair of New AV Receivers
Adding wireless technology into your home theater is becoming all the rage these days - and we couldn't be more thrilled.
Tue May 21, 2013
Microsoft launches Xbox One to fulfill 'all in one' home entertainment role
Microsoft is refreshing its Xbox console brand for the first time in eight years with the launch of Xbox One, which the company claims will use cloud technology to provide an "all in one" home entertainment system.
Xbox One made official: The All In One home entertainment system
This week Microsoft started their first major next-generation Xbox game console event off with a bang, showing the console and naming it all at once: the Xbox One.
Sherbourn is back: Check Out the SR-8100 7.1 Channel Receiver
While somewhat late to the party, Sherbourn Technologies - which is better known for its home theater separates and custom installation products - threw its large hat into the A/V receiver world this week with the release of the $800 SR-8100 7.1 A/V receiver.
Phase Technology V52 Speaker System
Phase Technology is one of the great American loudspeaker makers. The man behind that achievement was Bill Hecht, a genuine first-generation audio pioneer.
Mon May 20, 2013
Ruark R7 brings retro Radiogram looks, futuristic sounds
The Ruark R7 sees the combination of two things we love: good quality cabinetry and high-end audio.
Technomad Expands PowerChiton Series For InfoComm 2013
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: http://www.technomad.com/ BOSTON, May 20, 2013 - Technomad comes to InfoComm 2013 with new upgrades to its PowerChiton series of outdoor, weatherproof amplifier modules and breakout box accessories, giving end users and systems integrators more audio options for stadiums, resorts and other outdoor venues ... (more)
DVD pizza smell
In a marketing strategy meant to reinforce the lazy Friday night ritual of an at-home movie night and take-out pizza, Domino's in Brazil created DVDs which release the smell of pizza with the help of thermal ink and the heat of the DVD player, reported Designtaxi.com . Once the movie is over and the DVD ejected, the thermal ink turns what started ... (more)
Sun May 19, 2013
Rate your AV receiver's autosetup program
I've had a run of bad luck with some of the latest AV receivers' autosetup programs; they set the subwoofer volume way too loud, or misidentified the "sizes" of the speakers .
The family way
Technophobe parents who can't work their gadgets are turning to their 'teenage tech advisor' kids for help, reports Lisa Salmon.
The Great Gatsby, F. Scott and Zelda are spotlight by BBC Home Entertainment
The remake of The Great Gatsby may have not received great reviews, but that hasn't stopped Home Entertainment from releasing the documentary The Great Gatsby: Midnight in Manhattan, on DVD.
The Host Coming Home on Blu-ray Combo Pack and Digital Download
'The Host,' the action-adventure romance film adaptation of The New York Times number one bestselling novel of the same name from 'The Twilight Saga' author Stephenie Meyer, is set to be released on home entertainment this summer.
Sat May 18, 2013
The Case for Dumb TVs
Recently a New York area audio and video dealer conducted an HDTV shootout to determine what model would take the crown of King of HDTV.
A True Surround Soundbar
Most soundbars fake it 'cause they can't make it. With just two speakers , soundbars use tricks like bouncing sound off walls to emulate the surround sound that a real home theater system creates.
Bang & Olufsen Unveil "Entry Level" BeoLab 14 Surround Sound System
When it comes to high-end audio products, Bang & Olufsen make some of the most elegant and expensive devices on the market.
Fri May 17, 2013
Anthony Gallo Acoustics shows off new audiophile satellite speakers
Anthony Gallo Acoustics, known for high-end speakers of all shapes and sizes, has unveiled yet another set of satellite speakers geared towards audiophiles who might be a little crammed for space.
Integra unveils its first AV receiver with Bluetooth and Wi-Fi
Integra has begun shipping its first AV receiver, the DTR-30.5, with built-in Bluetooth and Wi-Fi, plus support for pass-through and up-scaling for 4K Ultra HD TVs.
Salt Labs Announces the Halite Video Purifier for Gamers and General Consumers
High Definition video changed the way people see movies, TV, and video games . But HD has been out for a while now, begging the question: is HD as good as it gets? Its true that 3D technology has pushed the boundaries of our home entertainment experience, but it is expensive and only available with some content.
Thu May 16, 2013
Talking Tech | Belly up to the soundbar
The days of the home theater and multiple speakers spread across the room may be numbered, thanks to the soundbar.