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    Yamaha RX-A1040 Receiver Review

    For a few years, I’ve given Yamaha a bad rap. After a pair of reviews that didn’t live up to ...


Yamaha RX-V477 Receiver Review

I have no idea what a receiver is going to look like in a decade. It may have 15 sets of binding posts for Dolby Atmos. Or perhaps everything is wireless. Over the past decade we’ve seen old connectors die off as HDMI takes over. Now streaming content is becoming more important as music comes from streaming […]

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AVnu: Getting Streaming Audio Right

When you wire up a pair of speakers, you probably are unconcerned with getting the timing correct. Signals traveling over copper speaker wire are moving at a speed measured relative to the speed of light. Having one cable be a few feet longer than the other will not make a measurable change in when the […]

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Vizio S5451W-C2 Sound Bar Review

Earlier this year I reviewed the Vizio S5430W-C2. An extra-wide sound bar designed for larger TVs it sounds good with movies and music. With a dedicated center channel and bass-reflex ports for extra bass it upgrades the audio in any TV. Now Vizio has introduced an upgraded model, the S5451W-C2.

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RGB: Full vs. Limited

When using a Blu-ray player or a video game system, you often have many color space selections to choose from. The most common choices available are YCbCr, 4:2:2, 4:4:4, RGB, RGB Full or Enhanced, and RGB Limited. For the most part they output the same content in different ways except for RGB Full. So what […]

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Samsung UN32H6350 Review

Unfortunately, people after smaller TVs are expected to give up performance. It is almost impossible to find a display with a 120Hz refresh rate or more than a pair of HDMI inputs. These displays often arrive in Europe where space is a concern but rarely make it to the United States. This year Samsung has […]

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Roku Streaming Stick (14 of 16)

Roku Streaming Stick Review

The original Roku streaming stick is a good idea that never caught on. It integrated better with a TV than other smart devices, but it required an MHL port, which many TV’s lack. This year Roku has redone the Streaming Stick to make it easier for people to use. The new version uses a MiniUSB […]

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