In 2009 it was 3D. In 2012 it was 4K. The past year the big movement for TVs are curved screens. First arriving in OLED displays, now most manufacturers put a curve into their highest-end displays. The biggest question has always been: why? Movie theaters have used curved screens but often that is to compensate […]
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Kaleidescape Cinema One delivered the Kaleidescape system to people at a new price point, but caused confusion. You were able ...
Denon is the latest player in the wireless home audio market with their HEOS system. Featuring three speakers of varying ...
SVS built their reputation selling subwoofers, like the previously reviewed PB-2000, that are known to offer impressive performance at attractive prices. ...
When you think MartinLogan, you probably think of giant electrostatic panels. As wonderful as those speakers sound, many people have neither the room nor the budget for a full sized electrostatic speaker. MartinLogan has addressed this market with their Motion line of speakers. Using an Air Motion Transformer (AMT) for the tweeter instead of a […]
Moving houses is awful. You have to pack everything from your life inside of a box, live without it for a while, and then unpack it and set it back up. I had to go through this again this year and part of packing up means no audio system. The speakers go away, the Sonos […]
When Oppo is mentioned, most Hi-Fi aficionados think of reference quality Blu-ray players. Now they can add headphones and headphone amps to that list. Oppo is taking a serious interest in the lucrative headphone market, and I don’t mean a run-of-the-mill Beats clone. Oppo has high-end personal audio in mind with the new HA-1 Headphone […]
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 a single “Best” product for a category, but instead a best solution for a problem. We also don’t pretend that we tried every single TV on the market this year, or every single speaker, so […]
Yamaha sets their high-end sound bars apart from the competition with their Digital Sound Projection technology. Using an array of drivers and measuring the reflections of the room lets it create virtual surround sound. The Yamaha YSP-2500 is their cheapest sound bar with full Digital Sound Projection technology and IntelliBeam calibration at $1,000. It provides […]
The Sony HT-CT370 replaces the successful Sony HT-CT260H in their sound bar lineup. With three HDMI inputs and an HDMI output with ARC, it works as your HDMI switcher instead of your TV. It also has Bluetooth with NFC for easy pairing, an Optical input for TVs without HDMI ARC support, and a wireless subwoofer. […]
Earlier we reviewed the Samsung UN32H6350, which is one of the only 120Hz 32” LCD TVs on the market today. The UN32H6350 has a very nice image, and a lot of good streaming features, but at $525 for a 32” LCD is really pushing what most people want to pay for a smaller TV. The […]
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 […]