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NanoTech to deliver native Ultra HD content to Sony TVs

Ultra HD TVs are receiving lots of hype (at least from TV manufacturers), but the bugaboo has been, and continues to be, the lack of “native” Ultra HD content to watch on them. Broadcast, cable/satellite and Blu-ray don’t yet offer it, although Amazon and Netflix are stepping forward with limited offerings. Today comes some welcome news for the category, as there’s going to be a little more to watch soon on demand.

Savant App delivers entirely new level of home automation

If you haven’t had the chance to experiment and play with some wireless-enabled home equipment, you’re seriously missing out. Not only do the latest wireless lights, thermostats, fans, humidifiers (and more) save energy, the user control is both fun and convenient. Wireless connectivity with all these different devices makes it possible to stay on top more »

Verizon’s internet TV in 2015 may be a la carte

One huge complaint about cable TV, which has persisted over time, is the lack of choice. I’m not talking about not having enough channels; we actually pay for too many. Out of those hundreds of channels you hand over hard-earned cash for, how many are watched with regularity? Ten? Twenty? For us, it’s about twelve, more »

Sanus and Sonos offering free stuff through #BetterSound Twitter contest

Want some free wireless audio gear and AV furniture? Get on it!

Stack Alba light bulbs are smarter than smart

By now, we’re pretty familiar with smart bulbs and how they work. LED-powered bulbs – such as Lumen, LIFX, and Philips Hue – are wireless-enabled, use less energy, and sometimes can shift to any color of choice. But the real fun feature is being able to control them through mobile devices. Open the app, and more »

Epson announces five new home theater projectors

Epson today announced new Pro Cinema projectors with 3LCD Reflective laser technology, as well as the new Home Cinema 3000-Series of 2D and 3D Full HD 1080p projectors.

Sonos adds high-resolution audio through Deezer partnership

Audio for the past decade has been more about portability, convenience and choice rather than audio quality. There are signs that the equation is changing. To wit: One of the biggest names in audio these days, Sonos, today announced that it is bringing high-resolution audio (HRA) to its eponymous wireless home audio streaming system.

JBL cinema base, soundbar speakers available for preorder

When it comes to upgrading home entertainment experiences, a brand new TV isn’t the only answer. Sure, if you own a clunker that would do better in the garage or guest bedroom, new TV it is. But if you already own a great flat panel unit, then it’s going to be either furniture and/or audio more »

Keep homes healthy with WeMo enabled Smart Humidifier

Personally, I like my air as I do deadpan comedic humor – cold and dry. I remember the first time I ever visited the East coast as a kid. That first, fresh breath of summer air outside the airplane felt like I was gulping down a soggy sink sponge. It was a bit of a more »

Ultra HD TV buyers beware: Read the fine print

Oimgresne thing we always tell people when they ask about Ultra HD TV is to know that there isn’t much content for it yet (although that is slowwwly changing). The other is that the standards are still in flux, and there’s no guaranteeing that the Ultra HD TV (a.k.a., 4K TV) you buy today will work with the standards of tomorrow.

Hollywood hops on the Dolby Atmos home theater train

Dolby Atmos is a new home theater audio technology that takes surround sound to the next level, with sounds coming from overhead in addition to all sides. We’ve seen numerous manufacturers introduce Dolby Atmos speakers and receivers over the last couple months. Now comes word that Dolby Atmos content is on the way to play on them.

Harman Kardon introduces Omni HD Wireless Audio System

The Wi-Fi-based system features two wireless loudspeakers — the $199.95 Omni 10 and the $299.95 Omni 20 — along with the $129.95 Harman Kardon Adapt wireless adapter, which upgrades an existing home stereo system to be usable with the wireless music system.