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SV Staff Posted: Jul 21, 2014 6 comments
What Sort of Surround-Sound Setup Do You Have?
5.1/5.2 channels
59% (891 votes)
7.1/7.2 channels
30% (456 votes)
9.1/9.2 channels
3% (53 votes)
11.1/11.2 or more channels
2% (23 votes)
No surround for me. Good old-fashioned 2-channel stereo is all I need.
6% (96 votes)
Total votes: 1519
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SV Staff Posted: May 12, 2015 10 comments
What Type of Home Theater Speakers Do You Have?
Subwoofer/satellite setup with five (or more) freestanding compact speakers and a subwoofer(s)
30% (488 votes)
Tower-based setup with full-range passive speakers in the front L/R positions plus a standalone subwoofer(s)
46% (741 votes)
Tower-based setup with full-range passive speakers in the front L/R positions and no standalone subwoofer
6% (99 votes)
Tower-based setup with full-range power towers (with built-in powered sub) in the front L/R positions plus a dedicated sub(s)
7% (116 votes)
Tower-based setup with full-range “power towers” (with built-in powered subs) in the front L/R positions and no dedicated sub
6% (90 votes)
In-wall/ceiling speakers plus a freestanding subwoofer
3% (54 votes)
In-wall/ceiling speakers, including an in-wall/ceiling subwoofer
1% (14 votes)
Total votes: 1602
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Scott Wilkinson Posted: Jun 17, 2011 11 comments
What Type of Surround Speakers Do You Use?
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SV Staff Posted: Jan 27, 2014 0 comments
What Was the Most Compelling TV Story of CES?
The explosion of 4K/Ultra HD TVs, which were introduced by virtually every brand
19% (72 votes)
The explosion of “smart TVs”—sets with built-in Internet capabilities and new user interfaces
1% (2 votes)
Sony’s introduction of its first consumer 4K camcorder
2% (7 votes)
The announcement that Netflix will begin streaming 4K content
9% (34 votes)
Samsung’s announcement of a 110-inch Ultra HD TV (that will sell for $150,000)
1% (2 votes)
Dolby’s demonstration of a glasses-free 3D system in which 3D depth can be adjusted
2% (7 votes)
LG’s announcement of a 77-inch hybrid OLED/Ultra HD TV
17% (62 votes)
TV makers embracing curved screens for many of their new 4K/Ultra HD TVs
0% (1 vote)
Sets designed for high dynamic range, or “HDR,” which aims to replicate the real-world “pop” of bright areas in an image
13% (49 votes)
The lack of OLED TVs and the fact that OLED took a (way) backseat to Ultra HD
29% (109 votes)
When hotshot Hollywood director Michael Bay walked off stage at a Samsung press conference when the teleprompter failed
5% (17 votes)
Other (please tell us what we missed in Comments)
3% (12 votes)
Total votes: 374
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Scott Wilkinson Posted: Jul 15, 2011 10 comments
What Will You Do in Response to Netflix's Rate Hike?
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HT Staff Posted: Aug 06, 2013 11 comments
What would you like to see in the new Sound&Vision?
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Scott Wilkinson Posted: Apr 27, 2012 32 comments
What's More Important, 4K or High Frame Rates?
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Scott Wilkinson Posted: Oct 28, 2011 17 comments
What's More Important, Availability or Quality?
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HT Staff Posted: Jun 13, 2013 15 comments
What's the best home theater demo material?
Computer animated movie
22% (216 votes)
Action/adventure movie
57% (559 votes)
Concert video
10% (102 votes)
Discovery Channel-type documentary
8% (83 votes)
Current hit TV show
0% (4 votes)
Reality TV show
0% (0 votes)
Palladium, the high-def music channel
2% (20 votes)
Total votes: 984
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HT Staff Posted: Mar 12, 2013 20 comments
What's your next A/V entertainment upgrade?
1080p HDTV
4% (62 votes)
1080p smart HDTV with Internet connectivity
7% (93 votes)
1080p projector with a jumbo screen
11% (153 votes)
4K/Ultra HD TV
12% (166 votes)
I'm waiting for 4K/OLED TVs to come out
14% (198 votes)
Blu-ray player
3% (37 votes)
Blu-ray/universal disc player so I can spin SACDs and DVD-Audio discs
5% (69 votes)
Network media player
3% (43 votes)
Wireless audio system
2% (27 votes)
Surround-sound speaker system
9% (129 votes)
Bigger, badder subwoofer
11% (153 votes)
A good set of headphones
2% (34 votes)
Too many choices—I can’t make up my mind!
7% (97 votes)
Nothing—my rig is perfect as is!
11% (150 votes)
Total votes: 1411
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SV Staff Posted: May 13, 2014 3 comments
What's Your Take On 4K/Ultra HD?
I own a 4K/Ultra HD TV and watching my first movie in 4K was a life-changing experience
2% (17 votes)
I own a 4K/Ultra HD TV and watching my first movie in 4K left me wondering what all the fuss is about
0% (2 votes)
I don't own a 4K/Ultra HD TV and don't plan to buy one
5% (37 votes)
I don't own a 4K/Ultra HD TV but plan to buy one
18% (133 votes)
4K is a technology in search of a market
4% (32 votes)
4K offers a step up in video quality as long as you have a really big screen
11% (80 votes)
4K represents an evolution, not revolution, in image quality
8% (62 votes)
4K will be an awesome upgrade once content is readily available
17% (129 votes)
I 'm perfectly happy with my 1080p HDTV
13% (99 votes)
I'd like to skip 4K and go straight to OLED
21% (154 votes)
Total votes: 745
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Bob Ankosko Posted: Jan 20, 2015 3 comments
What’s the Top TV/Video Story from CES 2015?
Ultra HD Blu-ray
20% (166 votes)
Glasses-Free 3D TV
3% (28 votes)
Quantum Dot TV technology
10% (81 votes)
8K TV
5% (41 votes)
High Dynamic Range (HDR) TV technology
21% (175 votes)
4K OLED TV
41% (338 votes)
Total votes: 829
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HT Staff Posted: Jul 01, 2013 11 comments
What’s your take on 3DTV?
I love it! My TV has passive 3D capability and I watch movies in 3D all the time
4% (63 votes)
I love it! My TV has active 3D capability (with battery-powered glasses) and I watch movies in 3D all the time
9% (159 votes)
I couldn’t care less… My TV has passive 3D capability but I never use it
4% (72 votes)
I couldn’t care less… My TV has active 3D capability (with battery-powered glasses) but I never use it
12% (213 votes)
It’s okay… My TV has passive 3D capability and I occasionally watch 3D movies
4% (77 votes)
It’s okay… My TV has active 3D capability (with battery-powered glasses) and I occasionally watch 3D movies
16% (277 votes)
3D glasses drive me crazy
5% (93 votes)
I don’t care about 3D one way or the other
45% (785 votes)
Total votes: 1739
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Bob Ankosko Posted: Dec 02, 2014 0 comments
What’s Your Top AV Gift Pick for 2014?
AV receiver
14% (119 votes)
Blu-ray box set
4% (34 votes)
4K/Ultra HDTV
22% (193 votes)
Game console
7% (62 votes)
HDTV (1080p LCD/LED)
4% (38 votes)
Headphones
9% (80 votes)
Home theater speaker system
7% (56 votes)
Music box set
1% (7 votes)
OLED TV
15% (130 votes)
Portable wireless/Bluetooth speaker
3% (24 votes)
Soundbar
2% (20 votes)
Streaming media player (Roku, etc.)
5% (43 votes)
Turntable
6% (53 votes)
Total votes: 859
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SV Staff Posted: Dec 18, 2013 0 comments
What’s Your Ultimate Holiday Gift?
Sweet 4K/Ultra HD TV
11% (41 votes)
Super sexy OLED TV
14% (55 votes)
Pristine plasma TV
7% (28 votes)
Movie theater-like projection TV setup
14% (53 votes)
To-die-for home theater speaker system
13% (49 votes)
Outta sight in-wall/ceiling home theater speaker setup
1% (3 votes)
Spectacular speakers for music
13% (49 votes)
Subterranean subwoofer
5% (18 votes)
World’s best soundbar
1% (5 votes)
Studio-quality movie streaming setup
1% (2 votes)
Ultra-high-rez music streaming setup
2% (7 votes)
Wonderful whole-house wireless music system
2% (8 votes)
Awesome AV receiver
3% (11 votes)
Amazing AV separates
8% (31 votes)
State-of-the-art turntable
3% (10 votes)
Hellacious Headphones
4% (14 votes)
Total votes: 384

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