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    2014 Holiday Buyers Guide

    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 ...


BenQ HT1075 Projector Review

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 […]

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CEDIA 2014: Yamaha

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.

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CEDIA 2014: Paradigm and MartinLogan

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 […]

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CEDIA Expo 2014: KEF

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, […]

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CEDIA 2014: JL Audio Fathom V2

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″ […]

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CEDIA 2014 Podcast

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.

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CEDIA 2014: OmniMount OE120IW

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.

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