Home Theater Systems

Hands-on Review

LG's 100" HECTO Laser LCD TV Projector and 55" curved OLED TV provided the brand’s major highlights at this year’s CES trade show in Las Vegas. However, the company’s new 2013 lineup of DVD/Blu-ray players and home theater systems offered an equally progressive and inspired vision from one of the consumer electronics industry leaders.

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Hands-on Review

The word "app" is short for "application." It's a piece of software that enables you to do a specific thing, such as check the weather, compose music or play a game. In the recent past, if you needed to create a document, you launched Microsoft Word. If you needed to crop a photo, you launched Photoshop, and so on.

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Hands-on Review

Coming up with gift ideas for a kid isn’t terribly taxing. However, shopping for their parents often proves to be a little more difficult. When pressed, mom or dad may divulge that they could use a new ice cream scoop or some wool socks, but in you can’t imagine their face lighting up when they unwrap such conventional gifts. You know you can do better.

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2 years ago
Hands-on Review

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.

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Buying Guide

A home theater is most like a movie theater when there’s a projector in the room. Even with flat-panel TV sizes growing, if you want a diagonal measured in three digits, you need to project the picture at some distance from the screen.

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2 years ago
Hands-on Review

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.

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2 years ago
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One of the first loudspeaker companies in the United States, Klipsch has a well-established reputation for delivering excellent-quality speakers and sound equipment, and the recent announcement of the HD Theater 600 system brings a welcome new option for people looking to outfit their homes with a premium 5.1 surround sound system.

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2 years ago
Hands-on Review

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.

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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. 

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What do vacuum tubes, Wi-Fi streaming and wireless rear speakers have in common? They’re all integrated into a pair of premium home theater systems from Samsung. 

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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. 

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Buying Guide

It’s an audio receiver and amplifier integrated into a single component that lets you switch from different sources such as a DVR or Blu-ray Disc player and send the audio/video (AV) signals to multiple speakers and a TV or projector. 

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2 years ago
Hands-on Review

An aesthetic counterpart to a flat-screen TV, a soundbar has the advantage of occupying minimal space yet is capable of projecting theater-like sound into the viewing room. It can be wall hung or placed on a tabletop or shelf directly below (or above) the screen. 

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3 years ago
Hands-on Review

When an all-in-one soundbar is a tad too minimalist, even with a separate subwoofer, consider a more complete solution such as the Bose® Lifestyle® 135 Home Entertainment System. 

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3 years ago
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Home-theater sound has evolved into highly sophisticated components that put movie theater-going listening right in the home. Boston Acoustics’ latest speaker system, the SoundWare S 5.1 Home Theater Sound System, is a high-performance, six-speaker system that adds more power and dynamics to the surround-sound experience.

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3 years ago

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