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Scott Wilkinson  |  Mar 23, 2012  |  18 comments
What is Your Viewing Distance?
SV Staff  |  Jun 02, 2014  |  1 comments
What Kind of Outdoor Music Setup Do You Have?
I just move my indoor speakers to the window and crank ‘em up.
7% (19 votes)
I run wires from an indoor stereo to the patio/deck and hook up a pair of speakers.
9% (23 votes)
I bring my battery-powered Bluetooth speaker outside and stream music from my phone.
14% (36 votes)
I put my Sonos (or Sonos-like) speaker on the patio/deck and stream music from Pandora (or another other Internet music site).
10% (26 votes)
I have a set of hard-wired weatherproof speakers mounted outside (under the eaves, etc.)
36% (94 votes)
I have weatherproof speakers hidden in the landscaping.
8% (20 votes)
I have weatherproof speakers and an in-ground subwoofer hidden in the landscaping.
7% (19 votes)
I don’t need no stinkin’ speakers — I listen to my iPod/MP3 player through earbuds/headphones.
8% (21 votes)
Total votes: 258
Bob Ankosko  |  Mar 09, 2015  |  13 comments
What Kind of TV Do You Plan to Buy Next?
Ultra HD LED/LCD TV with a flat screen
28% (592 votes)
Ultra HD LED/LCD TV with a curved screen
3% (60 votes)
1080p OLED TV (curved screen)
4% (73 votes)
Ultra HD OLED (curved screen)
19% (395 votes)
1080p LED/LCD TV is good enough for me
10% (217 votes)
I love my plasma TV and plan to stick with it for the foreseeable future
36% (747 votes)
Total votes: 2084
Scott Wilkinson  |  Nov 19, 2010  |  11 comments
What Movie Genre Do You Watch Most at Home?
SV Staff  |  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
SV Staff  |  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
Scott Wilkinson  |  Jun 17, 2011  |  11 comments
What Type of Surround Speakers Do You Use?
SV Staff  |  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
Scott Wilkinson  |  Jul 15, 2011  |  10 comments
What Will You Do in Response to Netflix's Rate Hike?
HT Staff  |  Aug 06, 2013  |  11 comments
What would you like to see in the new Sound&Vision?
Scott Wilkinson  |  Apr 27, 2012  |  32 comments
What's More Important, 4K or High Frame Rates?
Scott Wilkinson  |  Oct 28, 2011  |  18 comments
What's More Important, Availability or Quality?
HT Staff  |  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
HT Staff  |  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
SV Staff  |  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