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 |  Dec 21, 2009  |  0 comments

Here at S+V, we're lucky to have some of the most dedicated and capable home theater junkie readers around. We know you have all kinds of tips, tricks and DIY tactics to keep your home theater churning out amazing audio and video, and we want to hear about them. To enter: Send your best DIY tips to SandVDIY@gmail.com by January 15, 2010. Feel free to include pictures of your handywork.

 |  Dec 06, 2009  |  0 comments

Steven Wilson keeps pretty busy with his band Porcupine Tree and various other group and solo projects. Yet he still finds time to be, among artists, the leading proponent of music in surround.

Gary Dell'Abate  |  Dec 02, 2009  |  0 comments

If you're a follower of this column, you know that two of my recurring themes are 1) gadgets are fun and 2) they make my life easier.

Ken Richardson  |  Nov 16, 2009  |  0 comments

The Bally, Liverpool, September 19, 1962. Baby, you can drive . . . well, maybe not. (Photo © Apple Corps. Ltd. 2009)

HT Staff  |  Nov 16, 2009  |  0 comments
Home Theater’s writers and editors step out of line to help you find the perfect tech gifts that will make this a holiday season to remember.
Gary Dell'Abate  |  Nov 10, 2009  |  0 comments

I've often heard people who claim to be experts in the A/V business sing the praises of calibrating your TV. Me, I've always been skeptical. Why would I need to adjust something I just paid a ton of money for that's brand new? Isn't that like asking me to take in my factory delivered Porsche for a tune-up before I even put a mile on it? Why would I need that?

Gary Dell'Abate  |  Nov 10, 2009  |  0 comments

Whenever I'm going to a big event that I want to document for all posterity - like my sons' concerts or championship football games - I find myself staring at my arsenal of weapons. For these events, a really good video camera is a must. I already have several on hand, so I usually take the one that has a good zoom and takes high-quality video.

Ken Richardson  |  Nov 02, 2009  |  0 comments

I've come to Electric Lady Studios in New York City for - what? Yet another remastering of the Jimi Hendrix catalog? Actually, that's coming next year (I kid you not). But the subject at hand, after a 22-year wait, is the Beatles making only their second appearance on CD. And it's time for a first listen to a handful of songs and a chat with some members of the remastering team.

Brent Butterworth  |  Nov 01, 2009  |  0 comments

LEDs have risen from their original occupation as humble indicator lamps to serving as the light source for some of today's most advanced TVs. Electronics engineers prize the LED for its brightness and cool-running efficiency. Environmentalists and utility companies tout its low power consumption. Videophiles are warming to it for the performance enhancements it facilitates.

Brent Butterworth  |  Oct 08, 2009  |  0 comments

It's not often that someone tosses me the keys to a new car, tells me to take it out for a few hours, and encourages me to crank up the stereo as loud as I want. But that's just what happened last week at the press junket that marked the debut of the new Lincoln MKT crossover vehicle.

Frank Doris  |  Oct 06, 2009  |  0 comments

Let's get right to the point: For home theater, a good audio system is just as important as a good video display. Sure, large-screen LCD, plasma, and DLP TVs and video projectors look spectacular.

 |  Sep 21, 2009  |  0 comments
Gary Dell'Abate  |  Aug 20, 2009  |  0 comments
One of my pet peeves when I travel is the plethora of fees I pay to connect to the Internet. Sometimes I can do it for free in the airport, but other times I can't.
Patrick Parker  |  Aug 10, 2009  |  0 comments

During the past 10 years the National Football League's instant replay system has changed a lot. From upgrades to its overall rules, to the equipment that the officials use, it has been hard for a fan to keep track of all the changes from season-to-season.