BenQ’s newest budget home theater projector, the HT1075, comes at us with more installation flexibility and improved speakers. Like its predecessor, the W1070, the BenQ HT1075 won’t break the bank, retailing for $1199 and already selling on Amazon for $999. The BenQ HT1075 uses a 1920×1080 DarkChip3 DLP engine along with a 6x speed six […]
At Reference Home Theater we don’t do end-of-year awards. We think they’re frankly silly and often useless. There isn’t often ...
Yamaha sets their high-end sound bars apart from the competition with their Digital Sound Projection technology. Using an array of ...
The Sony HT-CT370 replaces the successful Sony HT-CT260H in their sound bar lineup. With three HDMI inputs and an HDMI ...
Earlier we reviewed the Samsung UN32H6350, which is one of the only 120Hz 32” LCD TVs on the market today. ...
There was a good deal to see and hear from Yamaha at CEDIA 2014. While their receivers didn’t see an update, their RX-A3040 and CX-A5000 are upgradable to Dolby Atmos and they did demo that. What they did have to show off were new sound bars and new integrated amplifiers.
Pioneer offered up one of the best home theater demos that I heard at CEDIA 2014, and was one of the few booths to have some actual surprises in store for me.
Now that CEDIA 2014 has come and gone I can look back and see what I saw, what I didn’t see, and what I think it means going forward.
Paradigm introduced a new line of speakers at CEDIA 2014, the Prestige. The Prestige line has three floor standing models, a bookshelf model, two center channels and a surround. The floor-standing models retail for $3,000, $4,000, and $5,000 a pair in the three main finishes. There is a custom midnight cherry finish that is extra […]
For most of the high-end speaker manufacturers, they are content to let people use in-ceiling speakers for Dolby Atmos. If you assume most people doing Dolby Atmos will have a dedicated theater, then this does make some sense. However, there are people with dedicated theaters that do not want to install in-ceiling speakers. Even more, […]
Since their introduction, the JL Audio Fathom subwoofers have set the bar for sealed subwoofer performance. Coming in a relatively compact box, the Fathom line produces bass that can fill any room. Now JL Audio is updating them for the first time with the JL Audio Fathom V2. Still available in 10″, 12″, and 13″ […]
After a day on the show floor, Geoff Morrison and I talk about everything we have seen. Dolby Atmos is the big story but also a big deal is the fact that many projectors and TVs seem to be missing in action at this point.
A TV Mount isn’t something I’d usually post about. It’s hard to make a TV Mount exciting. They hang your TV on the wall and if they don’t fall off, they are doing their job. However, OmniMount had a very interesting looking one at the CEDIA Media Preview event that I thought deserved more coverage.