REVIEWS

Displays

All Flat Panel Reviews
Easily the most popular display technology. Plasma and LCD screen sizes range from 37 inches diagonal to 65 inches and bigger.

3DTV Reviews
Many flat-panel TVs are equipped to play 3D discs, which requires the use of special glasses.

LED TV Reviews
The most popular kind of TV, an “LED TV” is an LCD television with LED backlighting.

LCD TV Reviews
LCD is the most common type of flat-panel TV.

Plasma TV Reviews
A less common type of flat-panel TV, plasma is praised by video enthusiasts for its picture quality.

4K ULTRA HD TV Reviews
TVs carrying the Ultra HD designation are capable of displaying four times the resolution of a standard HDTV.

OLED TV Reviews
The latest generation of TV technology, super-thin OLED sets represent the cutting edge of television.

All Projector Reviews
For a truly huge image, a front projector is the way to go. Based on DLP, LCD, or LCOS technology, this is where to look for the biggest of the big screens.

3D Projector Reviews
Not just any projector can throw a 3D image. These can.

Screen Reviews
The second most important part for a projection system.

Electronics

AV Receiver Reviews
The central component of today’s home entertainment systems, the AV receiver provides power, switching, surround processing, and many other features.

Surround Processor Reviews
Stand-alone surround processors provide multiple options for making movie soundtracks sound as lifelike as possible.

Power Amp Reviews
A key component of a separates-based system, power amplifiers do one thing: bring speakers to life.

Integrated Amp Reviews
Think of the integrated amp as a preamp and power amp rolled in one.

Speakers

Tower Speaker Reviews
So-called "tower,” “floorstanding," or "full-range" speakers that may have a built-in powered subwoofer.

Bookshelf Speaker Reviews
Small speakers that can be mounted on a stand or placed on a shelf.

Subwoofer Speaker Reviews
The foundation of home theater, subwoofers are powered speakers dedicated to reproducing deep bass.

In-Wall Speaker Reviews
The name says it all: speakers that mount in a wall (or ceiling) for a stealth look.

On-Wall Speaker Reviews
The name says it all: speakers designed for mounting on a wall.

Soundbar Reviews
Single enclosure home theater speaker systems designed for placement under a flat-panel TV; many include a wireless subwoofer.

Desktop Speaker Reviews
Systems designed for use with a computer, often comprising two compact speakers and a small subwoofer.

Wireless Speaker Reviews
Skip the wire: these speakers receive audio signals through the air.

Sources

All Blu-ray Player Reviews
Blu-ray players provide HD picture quality on disc—and play DVDs.

3D Blu-ray Player Reviews
Players equipped to play 3D discs on a 3D-capable TV.

Media Server Reviews
Hard-drive-based systems that can store an entire media collection.

Portable Reviews
Products designed for use on the go.

Streaming Player Reviews
Also called “media players,” these devices bring the Internet to your TV.

Turntable Reviews
LPs are alive and well but you’ll need a turntable to play them.

Other Source Reviews
Stuff that doesn’t fit into the categories above.

HT Systems

Soundbar Reviews
Single enclosure home theater speaker systems designed for placement under a flat-panel TV; many include a wireless subwoofer.

HT Box System Reviews
All-in-one “home theater in a box” systems that are easy to set up and include everything you need, except a source component.

Other Gear

Custom Install Reviews
Systems that deliver music and video throughout the house.

Computer/DAC Reviews
Outboard digital-to-analog converters designed to ensure the best possible audio performance.

Headphone Reviews
Over/on-ear headphones and earbuds for personal listening.

Remote Reviews
Remote controls that can operate any (or almost any) device.

Video Processor Reviews
Stand-alone processors dedicated to making TV and video look as lifelike as possible.

Accessory Reviews
A catch-all for gear that doesn’t fit into the categories above.

Test Tool Reviews
Tools for evaluating (and getting top performance from) AV gear.

Software

Blu-ray Movie Reviews
Our take on the latest movies and TV shows on Blu-ray Disc.

3D Blu-ray Movie Reviews
SV editors tell which of the latest 3D movies are worth buying.

Discs & Download Reviews
SV editors critique digital downloads, music discs, and more.

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