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    Paradigm Soundscape Review

    When looking for a high-end sound bar, the first thing you should look at is what drivers they use. While ...

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Which Gamma is Correct?

As 2014 TVs begin coming out, I’ve been rethinking how I properly attempt to calibrate them. While measuring the grayscale and color gamut are easy, picking the correct gamma is hard to decide. There are many factors that come into play, from the room and environment to the capabilities of the display itself. It makes […]

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Vizio E320i-B2 Review

The first thing I usually do when I review a TV is disable all the “advanced” features on it. With few exceptions, these features overly-enhance one area of an image while being detrimental to others. So while the Vizio E320i-B2 doesn’t have a lot of those “extra” features that other displays do, you really won’t […]

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SVS PB-2000 Review

Last year I bought and reviewed the SVS Sound PB-1000 subwoofer, a 10” woofer in a ported box that performs extremely well for a price of $500. It has done an admirable job filling those lower octaves in my home theater for almost a year now. At the 2014 CES, SVS was there to introduce […]

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Sanus Cadenza75 Review

We spend a lot of time thinking about what gear we are going to buy: what TV will work best for our living room, which receiver or sound bar has the features we want, even if we want to go with a Roku or an Apple TV. We spend little time considering how we are […]

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Vizio S5430W-C2

Vizio S5430W-C2 Review

We keep buying bigger and bigger TVs. What you paid for a 50” flat screen a decade ago now can easily get you something that is 70” in size. No matter how large you go, one thing doesn’t change: the sound cannot keep up with the image. Weak, thin speakers that bounce off the wall […]

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4K Streaming: Guessing at Quality

CES 2014 provided many announcements about 4K streaming services coming to us this year. The largest player is Netflix, as they have the largest subscriber base, but Amazon, Comcast, DirecTV, and more jumped onto the 4K streaming bandwagon. While these announcements are often light on the details, Netflix came out at the Sony press conference […]

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Audiophiles are OK

If you hear the term “audiophile” you probably visualize the worst possible example. Special cable risers to keep them off the floor, special mats to place on top of a CD while playing it, and refusing to listen to a component until it has been powered on for a week straight to break in. This […]

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