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John Sciacca  |  Apr 29, 2009  |  0 comments
When two titans of industry join forces, you expect the results to be something special.
Michael Antonoff  |  Aug 05, 2001  |  0 comments

When Dr. Amar Bose visited the magazine where I worked in the early 1990s, he teased staffers by hiding under a cloth the source of the luxurious-sounding music filling the room. Moments later he revealed that it was actually emanating from an unassuming clock radio. Since then, the Bose Wave radio has landed on countless tabletops and nightstands.

 |  Nov 01, 2007  |  0 comments

Sound & Vision's review of the 2007 Custom Electronic Design & Installation Association (CEDIA) Expo, from Denver, Colorado

Doug Newcomb  |  Jun 22, 2003  |  0 comments
Illustration by Bill Villareal Ah, summer. The warmth of the sun, the smell of fresh-cut grass, the taste of backyard barbeque - and your music playing too softly to hear on the patio but blasting as you walk inside for more ice cubes. As life migrates out of doors at this time of the year, your tunes don't have to get left behind.
Mike Mettler  |  Aug 12, 2008  |  0 comments

When asked how he'd like to see his own role defined in our ever-escalating high-definition home-entertainment world, Masi Oka, star of NBC's hit fantasy/sci-fi series Heroes, reaches for the stars. "I'd like to be known as a visionary Blu-ray Bluetooth," he smiles.

Rich Warren  |  Jan 06, 2006  |  0 comments

Denon's AVR-2807 receiver is feature-packed.

John Sciacca  |  Jun 08, 2004  |  0 comments

Remember that commercial when plasma TVs first came out, with that couple randomly placing their new plasma set on different walls around their apartment until they finally settled on a ceiling mount? That ad always bugged me because they made it look so easy to just decide where you wanted your TV to go and then put it there. What about the power? What about the cable hookup?

Doug Aamoth  |  Apr 27, 2009  |  0 comments

If you're looking to build a powerful yet affordable home theater PC that won't take up too much space next to your TV, here's a quick list of components to get you started. The idea here is to build a Linux- or Windows-based system for less than the cost of a Mac Mini, and we'll also focus on getting all the parts from the same store.

Bob Lefsetz  |  Jun 03, 2006  |  0 comments

P2P. No longer the story. The press is burned out on it. As are the insiders at music conferences. Bring up file-trading, and they wince. But more people are downloading more files than ever before.

Michael Antonoff  |  Jul 04, 2005  |  0 comments

A lot of people equate downloading with transferring songs from Apple's iTunes site to an iPod, thinking that's the end of the story. But online music files can have about as many uses around the house as your favorite three-in-one tool.

Frank Doris  |  Dec 22, 2001  |  0 comments

The concept of "plug and play" is a starry-eyed consumer-electronics fantasy. In my experience, almost all home entertainment devices - at least the kinds covered in this magazine - need some sort of setup to achieve optimum performance. Heck, even my first childhood record player had to have the volume adjusted.

 |  Jan 14, 2006  |  0 comments

Stepping up to the Red Octane Ignition dance pad hooked up to the Dance Dance Revolution game on an Xbox at the entrance to Best Buy's San Francisco store, I'm drawn into a pleasure palace of electronic entertainment. In the center aisle, rows of CDs fan back to the left, facing identical rows of DVDs on the right.

 |  Aug 22, 2005  |  0 comments

The HDTV Jungle High-def channels are widely available and prices for HDTVs continue to drop. But there's still the problem of too many TV types to choose from. The Solution