Brent Butterworth

Brent Butterworth  |  Sep 07, 2008  |  0 comments

Some people's idea of a perfect speaker might not be a big ugly black box that delivers pristine performance. Obviously, these folks' priorities are way out of whack.

Brent Butterworth  |  Sep 04, 2008  |  0 comments

Ever notice how many custom installers are losing their hair? That's because they pulled it all out in frustration over HDMI.

Brent Butterworth  |  Aug 25, 2008  |  0 comments

Everyone who's hip to home theater knows the state-of-the-art in video is a constant-height projection system. And everyone who's hip to home theater also knows they can't afford one.

Or can they?

Brent Butterworth  |  Aug 18, 2008  |  0 comments

Some people have the common sense to get alarm systems. Others set up all sorts of lights and timers to make the bad guys think they're home when they're not. I thought I was pretty smart for being a member of the latter group - until last week when my neighbor asked, "Were you gone Monday and Tuesday? I noticed your light timer was on."

Brent Butterworth  |  Jul 30, 2008  |  0 comments

What's the most popular audio evaluation tool in the world? It's RadioShack's model 33-4050 sound level meter. What's the most controversial audio evaluation tool in the world? That same little $45 meter.

Brent Butterworth  |  Jul 21, 2008  |  0 comments

Don't get us wrong - today's top TVs are great. But where do we go from here? What's going to get us video enthusiasts really excited? Broader color spectra arising from LED-based technologies? Frame rates moving up to 240 Hz?

Brent Butterworth  |  Jul 08, 2008  |  0 comments
Epson's PowerLites: Home or Pro? 160284947971 Epson PowerLite Pro Cinema 1080 UB With its latest 1080p LCD front projector, Epson takes a cue from the airlines by offering both coach and first-class versions.
Brent Butterworth  |  Jul 01, 2008  |  0 comments
Definitive Raises the Bar 93207058226 Definitive SSA-50 When highbrow artists loan their talents to lowbrow productions, magic often follows.
Brent Butterworth  |  Jun 25, 2008  |  0 comments

Americans are fearing the future. And not just because there's a fourth Jurassic Park movie in the works.

Brent Butterworth  |  Jun 12, 2008  |  0 comments
JVC's $50 Surround System: Any Good? SXXSW6000 JVC SXXSW6000 From Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance to The Simpsons, many of the 20th century's great philosophical works have confronted the question