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  1. General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms
    Whether in the wall while building or on the wall after the fact, this looks like a great idea that is pretty easily to implement to give that extra "wow-factor" to your room.
  2. Speakers
    New from B&W is the Sixth iteration of its 600 series speakers that deliver the company's passion for high fidelity sound with speakers relatively approachable price points. This new range of speakers and subwoofers benefits from a variety of improvements over the models they replace. “The...
  3. Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers
    Paradigm is a loudspeaker manufacturer that is extremely serious about subwoofers and has announced two new series of subs, the Defiance X and Defiance V. These six new models are shipping now and  a Defiance X12 plus a Defiance X15 are on the way for official reviews, so let’s have a look at...
  4. Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming
    Roon is a streaming platform that combines multi-room audio, local file playback, cloud-based streaming from Tidal, and "knowledge" i.e. a hyperlinked database that allows music lovers to explore connections between artists. Roon is already the way I queue up the music I listen to, and today's...
  5. LCD Flat Panel Displays
    In a move that indicates it will continue to pursue image quality improvements using quantum dots in its TVs, Samsung will acquire QD Vision for an undisclosed sum. The news was not going to be announced until next week, but yesterday the company confirmed the news—expect a formal announcement...
  6. Official AVS Forum® Blu-ray Disc Reviews
    Sony Pictures Home Entertainment Celebrates the 4K Restoration of the Groundbreaking Martial Arts Fantasy Epic Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon With a Special Screening of the Newly Restored Classic A special screening of the new 4K restoration of Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon from Sony...
  7. 2-Channel Audio
    Bluesound has announced that its latest firmware update to BluOS 2.2 enables MQA (Master Quality Authenticated) decoding. Bluesound—unlike Sonos and some other wireless systems—handles hi-res audio, which is what MQA promises to deliver at bitrates appropriate for streaming. Compared to MQA...
  8. HDTV Programming
    At the risk of sounding like a troll, I am frequently annoyed by the banners that virtually all news programs slap across the lower 1/4 of the screen. CBS evening news is the only major news program that does not use them ( thankyou CBS). On my 55" TV banners sometimes obscure 30" by 5" of...
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