Episode 746 of the HDTV & Home Theater Podcast looks at the history of THX with special guest David Kroll, National Sales Manager for audio firm KEF. David and Ara discuss the origins of THX, its impact on the professional audio industry, and what it means for you and your home theater.
Episode 743 of the HDTV & Home Theater Podcast features a look at the 2016 Hi-Res Symposium, an industry event focused on the future of high resolution digital audio.
Join Ara and special guest host Stephanie as they look at the winners and losers of the 2015-2016 television season. Which shows won both audiences and critics, and which are heading for cancellation?
Looking for the perfect Father’s Day gift for the home theater obsessed dad in your life? Check out some useful and unexpected gift suggestions from the HT Guys.
Episode 742 of the HDTV & Home Theater Podcast features a look at the best soundbars of 2016, Apple’s plans for the Apple TV, and the HT Guys 2016 Father’s Day Wish List.
Episode 741 of the HDTV & Home Theater Podcast features an overview of the home automation-related announcements from Google I/O 2016 and a review of the SVS SoundPath Subwoofer Isolation System, which promises to improve the sound quality of your home theater sub and reduce unwanted distortion and vibrations.
There are several products on the market aimed at improving the performance of your home theater’s subwoofer and, until now, our favorite has been the Auralex SubDude. But while the SubDude remains a worthy solution, the SoundPath Subwoofer Isolation System from SVS promises to perform even better with good looks to boot. Check out our initial impression of the SVS SoundPath Subwoofer Isolation System to find out if it’s just the product you need to make your home theater sub sound its best.
Episode 740 of the HDTV & Home Theater Podcast features a review of the TiVo Bolt DVR. For those who can’t cut the cord completely, the TiVo Bolt promises the best of both traditional cable and over-the-air content with the latest streaming video and audio from top online streaming services like Netflix, Hulu, and YouTube, all blended seamlessly to help the user find the show they’re looking for, regardless of source. Is it the cord-slimmer’s dream?
The practice of cord-cutting — canceling traditional television services like cable and satellite — isn’t ideal for everyone, but most can agree that we’re all paying too much on our monthly cable bill for too little. An alternative solution to cord-cutting is “cord-slimming:” reducing the cost and options from your TV provider and supplementing with online content, and TiVo’s new Bolt DVR is aimed directly at this market. Check out the full review for our experience getting set up with the TiVo Bolt.
Yamaha’s Aventage line of A/V Receivers touts high-end features, quality, and design, but with some models hitting the street at prices well under $1,000, the Aventage line could also offer a great value for many mid-range home theater setups. We check out the $900 RX-A850 to see how it performs when powering a 4K-equipped family room.