HD-DVD vs. Blu-Ray - Sitting Out the Format War

With a high-quality up-converting DVD player and a properly calibrated HDTV, an educated consumer is well positioned to sit out the HD-DVD vs. Blu-Ray format war.

PC Add-In Cards Break the Cost Barrier For HDTV Enjoyment

In no time at all, you can add HDTV capabilities to any computer and begin enjoying high definition shows… in your family room, den, bedroom, dorm room or anyplace you have a PC installed.

Home Theater Design - Part 5

It's a sad fact of life that we all can't have an unlimited home theater (or home, sports car, or vacation) budget. You'll need to determine a realistic budget. One of the spending ratios that can be used is: Video Display - 30% Speakers & Subwoofers - 35% Receiver or preamp / amp combination - 15% Source Components - 10% Interconnects, Wire & Accessories (power conditioner, etc.) - 10%

Jamo 775 HCS 4 Speaker System

I selected these speakers for our demo because of the looks and size of them. Once I set them up with the AVR-793, the quality of the sound blew me away. This system brought my DVD concerts and music collection to life.

Systems for Small Spaces

It seems to me the criteria for a small space entertainment system is compact size, diversity in features and ease of operation (always). I don't feel the condo dwellers should have to sacrifice any of the awesome experiences that new technology is providing.

Choosing Your Plasma TV

Are you planning a Plasma TV purchase? Plasma televisions are among the most expensive big screen options. Hence, proper planning of your purchase is essential to enjoy the best results. Discover the features to look for when choosing your flat-panel Plasma display TV set in this Plasma Television Buying Guide.

New Projection Technology Powering the Digital Lifestyle

There will be constant pressure in the emerging digital home for increased performance and it appears 3LCD technology is situated to address those demands by maintaining bright images, enhancing aperture ratios, picture definition and overall image quality.

Setting up your Plasma

Plasmas offer a wide viewing angle (160°) allowing for a greater viewing audience with no degradation of picture quality.

Getting the Most out of DVD's on an HDTV Display

A DVD collection can represent a sizable investment, both financially and emotionally, in our favorite content. That content deserves to look its very best on any type of screen.

Harman/Kardon AVR 7300 Receiver

The AVR 7300 delivers excellent sound quality, with ample power for most listening environments.

Integra DPS-8.3 Progressive Scan SACD & DVD Player

It's a new world of sound and vision when you get into this level of equipment ... and although I'm sure there are "better" or "more expensive" units on the market I'm just not sure if the human senses can tell the difference.

Marantz SR9200 Home Theater Receiver

Has the latest THX features as well as most if not all predecessor home theater arrangements including THX Ultra®, THX Surround EX®, Dolby Digital®, DTS ES®,Discrete 6.1, Matrix 6.1, Neo: 6, Dolby Pro Logic II ®, (Movie, Music), Circle Surround 5.1 ®(Movie, Music). Power enough to blow the doors off of most living rooms (140 W X 7 Channels) and much more.

Philips TiVo

I have been using Phillips TiVo for a few months now and I have to admit that when I first heard about it I thought it was just another gadget to show off to your friends. Now I can honestly say that TiVo is for real. It actually does give you total control over what you watch and when you watch it.

How to Shop for Budget Home Theaters for Christmas

"One hot item that I think that you will be able to get for a good price is a DVD player. As a fairly new technology, this is its first Christmas. Companies like Sony, Pioneer, Toshiba, Panasonic, and various others, will try to out do each other in DVD sales this year."

The Defining Elements of a Home Theater

"The technology that makes up a home theater is not that dissimilar to the technology that makes up a high end movie theater. Home theater technology is just a scaled down version that better accommodates smaller, more personal areas of a home."

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