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HT Staff Posted: May 31, 2013 3 comments
If you’ve got some extra dough laying around, IMAX has announced the IMAX Private Theatre.

Calling it “the world’s most immersive cinema experience,” the company says it has taken the best of its commercial theater experience and customized it to create a state-of-the-art home cinema experience.

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HT Staff Posted: May 28, 2013 1 comments
Vizio is shipping its M-Series Razor line of LED-based LCD smart TVs offering nine 1080p models in screen sizes between 32 and 80 inches. Available at Best Buy, Amazon, and Walmart, the models feature a “near borderless” frame design with a metallic finish, a metal base and neck for added stability, and onboard apps via Vizio’s improved Internet Apps Plus feature.
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HT Staff Posted: May 23, 2013 0 comments
Cool new A/V gear: A speaker/dock for the iPhone 5, a Sixties-style briefcase turntable (with USB), a movie-theater-caliber video projector, a tiny Bluetooth speaker that promises big sound, and more...
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Chris Chiarella Posted: May 22, 2013 0 comments
Okay, you’ve got the iPad. Now are you ready to find out just how much it can really do? From covers and stands to speakers and subwoofers (yes, subwoofers) and more, here are 10 accessories worth checking out.
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HT Staff Posted: May 20, 2013 5 comments
Panasonic today announced that its flagship ZT60 Series of plasma HDTVs will be available exclusively through approximately 400 Magnolia locations inside Best Buy until July 31. The series offers two screen sizes: The 60-inch TC-P60ZT60 (shown, $3,500) and the 65-inch TC-P65ZT60 ($5,000).
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HT Staff Posted: May 14, 2013 3 comments
The results of last week’s survey are in. We asked if you use your smartphone or tablet to control A/V gear and nearly two-thirds of the 838 respondents said no, although...
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HT Staff Posted: May 13, 2013 0 comments
Harman’s Luxury Audio Group announced that it is now shipping the Mark Levinson 40th Anniversary No. 52 Reference Dual-Monaural Preamplifier, which is being hailed as the finest preamplifier ever created by Mark Levinson.
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HT Staff Posted: May 09, 2013 0 comments
A 3D camcorder plus a high-end soundbar, wireless music system, and serious digital music player from three classic audio brands, and other cool stuff...
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HT Staff Posted: May 08, 2013 0 comments
Hollywood special-effects pioneer Ray Harryhausen died May 7 in London. He was 92. While not a household name, Harryhausen is know for his work on such classic films as Mighty Joe Young (1949) and Clash of the Titans (1981). In his memory we present Chris Chiarella's 2008 interview with Harryhausen.
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Mark Fleischmann Posted: Apr 24, 2013 Published: Apr 16, 2013 0 comments
Want to download movies onto the world’s coolest media server with the potential for Blu-ray-quality” video and lossless surround? Welcome to the Kaleidescape download store.
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Bob Ankosko Posted: Apr 23, 2013 0 comments
Will 2013 be the year of high-quality wireless audio?

Jim Venable, president of the Wireless Speaker & Audio Association (WiSA), thinks so. The association was formed in 2011 to develop interoperability testing and compliance programs for wireless products with a focus on multichannel surround sound systems.

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Brent Butterworth Posted: Apr 15, 2013 0 comments

The second annual New York Audio Show wrapped up last night, ending a three-day event at the New York Palace Hotel where audiophiles got a chance to hear some of the most exotic and elaborate audio gear available today-and got to sample some affordable gear, too, right down to what might be the best <$300 headphone I've heard to date.

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HT Staff Posted: Apr 15, 2013 1 comments
The results of last week’s survey are in. We asked where you shop for and buy A/V gear and the top response from 328 of the survey’s 1,220 respondents was “wherever I can get the best deal.” In the number two and three spots with 278 and 202 votes, respectively, were...
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Brent Butterworth Posted: Apr 08, 2013 0 comments

If you’re interested in audio and you’re anywhere in the Northeast U.S., the New York Palace Hotel is hosting what’s looking to be this year’ best audio show east of the Mississippi:  the New York Audio Show. The show takes place this Friday, Saturday, and Sunday (April 12, 13, and 14).

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Mark Fleischmann Posted: Apr 05, 2013 2 comments
Roger Ebert (1942-2013) transcended his identity as the nation's most respected movie critic to teach valuable lessons about cinema, technology, and finally about life and death.

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