media receivers

Streaming Solutions

If you're like me, you never get tired of digital content. I appreciate having multiple options for TV shows, music, and movies. An abundance of content allows me to re-watch my favorites, as well as provide an opportunity to binge-watch something new—and lately, with so many shows being picked up on Netflix, Amazon, and Hulu Plus, the latter has been happening quite frequently.

Holiday 2012: Home Entertainment Audio

So, you’re ready to turn that spare room in your house into a multimedia hub. You’ve read our B&H InDepth article about HDTVs and projectors, and now you want to make sure that your sound matches your screen. It’s not as easy as you think.

Holiday 2012: Apple AirPlay for Wireless Tunes

When Apple decided to license its AirPlay technology to speaker and receiver manufacturers so their components could play audio wirelessly from iTunes on a Windows or Macintosh computer or from such iOS devices as an iPod touch, iPhone or iPad, few realized how many companies would bite.

Watch HD TV Anywhere with the New Slingbox 350 and 500

The new Slingbox 350 and 500 are home entertainment units that enable you to view content remotely from your HD cable TV box, DVR or satellite receiver on Internet-connected Mac and Windows computers, smart phones and tablets.

Holiday 2012: TV Essentials

No matter how smart the set, the TV will be challenged to deliver the most effective entertainment experience to you unless it is accompanied by a cadre of accoutrements—some useful, others essential.

Get More Familiar with A/V Receivers

You work hard all week long, and after a long day on the job it sometimes feels best to plop yourself down on the sofa and fire up the home entertainment system.

Command Your Entertainment Gear with Free Mobile Apps

The “universal remote” takes on an entirely new meaning as Wi-Fi-enabled touch screen devices proliferate. Thanks to all the free apps, we may no longer need to regularly use the dedicated remotes that came with our TV, Blu-ray player, receiver, home theater system, media player or DVR.

AirPlay Isn’t Just for Apple TV Lovers Anymore

If you enjoy using an Apple TV media receiver to play music, photos and video wirelessly from the iTunes Library on your computer or an iPad, iPhone or iPod touch, you'll be happy to know that Apple is licensing the technology to other consumer electronics manufacturers. 

New Home Theater Receivers from Onkyo

Onkyo makes it easy for you to augment your HDTV set with cinema-like sound by adding a home theater-in-a-box or one of two new home theater receiver components. 

New Aluratek iStream Audio Receiver Brings Dock-Free Bluetooth Connectivity

The great promise of smartphones and gadgets like the iPod touch and tablet computers is that they enable you to do a million different things, all while listening to your favorite music. However, when you connect your device to a speaker system, you can no longer hold it in your hand and continue doing a million different things. 

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