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SV Staff  |  Dec 18, 2013  |  0 comments
What’s Your Ultimate Holiday Gift?
Sweet 4K/Ultra HD TV
11% (41 votes)
Super sexy OLED TV
14% (55 votes)
Pristine plasma TV
7% (28 votes)
Movie theater-like projection TV setup
14% (53 votes)
To-die-for home theater speaker system
13% (49 votes)
Outta sight in-wall/ceiling home theater speaker setup
1% (3 votes)
Spectacular speakers for music
13% (49 votes)
Subterranean subwoofer
5% (18 votes)
World’s best soundbar
1% (5 votes)
Studio-quality movie streaming setup
1% (2 votes)
Ultra-high-rez music streaming setup
2% (7 votes)
Wonderful whole-house wireless music system
2% (8 votes)
Awesome AV receiver
3% (11 votes)
Amazing AV separates
8% (31 votes)
State-of-the-art turntable
3% (10 votes)
Hellacious Headphones
4% (14 votes)
Total votes: 384
SV Staff  |  Nov 13, 2013  |  0 comments
SV Poll: What’s Your AVR Deal Breaker?
Ineffective room correction/EQ
21% (205 votes)
Lack of effective dynamic volume/dynamic range modes
3% (34 votes)
No AirPlay
5% (48 votes)
No Bluetooth
1% (9 votes)
No Wi-Fi
3% (26 votes)
Not enough power
35% (338 votes)
Too few features
7% (72 votes)
Too many features
7% (66 votes)
Overly complicated operation
18% (181 votes)
Total votes: 979
SV Staff  |  Oct 16, 2013  |  5 comments
SV Poll: Do You Own a Soundbar?
Yes. It’s a perfect low-clutter solution for my bedroom (or other secondary space).
18% (122 votes)
Yes. I use one in my primary home entertainment space because I don’t have room for multiple speakers.
12% (83 votes)
Yes. I use one in my primary home entertainment space because my spouse won’t let me set up a system with multiple speakers.
5% (33 votes)
No, but I bought one as a gift for my parents/grandparents (or other friend or relative) because it’s easy to set up and use.
6% (40 votes)
No. I love my 5/7.1 home theater setup and would never even consider a soundbar for my main setup.
50% (337 votes)
No. I would never buy a soundbar for myself or anyone else; I don't think they should have a place in the A/V world.
9% (59 votes)
Total votes: 674
HT Staff  |  Aug 20, 2013  |  0 comments
HT Poll: Do You Watch Movies or TV On a Phone or Tablet?
HT Staff  |  Aug 06, 2013  |  11 comments
What would you like to see in the new Sound&Vision?
HT Staff  |  Jul 01, 2013  |  11 comments
What’s your take on 3DTV?
I love it! My TV has passive 3D capability and I watch movies in 3D all the time
4% (63 votes)
I love it! My TV has active 3D capability (with battery-powered glasses) and I watch movies in 3D all the time
9% (159 votes)
I couldn’t care less… My TV has passive 3D capability but I never use it
4% (72 votes)
I couldn’t care less… My TV has active 3D capability (with battery-powered glasses) but I never use it
12% (213 votes)
It’s okay… My TV has passive 3D capability and I occasionally watch 3D movies
4% (77 votes)
It’s okay… My TV has active 3D capability (with battery-powered glasses) and I occasionally watch 3D movies
16% (277 votes)
3D glasses drive me crazy
5% (93 votes)
I don’t care about 3D one way or the other
45% (785 votes)
Total votes: 1739
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  |  May 07, 2013  |  10 comments
Do you use your smartphone or tablet to control A/V gear?
Yes, for my TV only
1% (11 votes)
Yes, for a few A/V components
25% (207 votes)
Yes, for all of my A/V gear
10% (83 votes)
No, but I’m thinking about finding an app and checking it out
12% (102 votes)
No, I don’t see the point
13% (106 votes)
No, I love my pile of manufacturer-supplied remotes
11% (92 votes)
No, I love my programmable universal remote that controls all of my gear
28% (237 votes)
Total votes: 838
HT Staff  |  Apr 09, 2013  |  8 comments
Where do you shop for and buy A/V gear?
Local independent retail store
17% (202 votes)
Big-box retailer (Best Buy, etc.)
15% (183 votes)
Custom installation company
4% (45 votes)
Online retailer (Amazon, Crutchfield, etc.)
23% (278 votes)
Direct from company websites when possible
5% (65 votes)
I shop in a store but sometimes make the purchase online
5% (60 votes)
I shop in a store but often make the purchase online
5% (59 votes)
Wherever I can get the best deal!
27% (328 votes)
Total votes: 1220
HT Staff  |  Mar 12, 2013  |  19 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
HT Staff  |  Feb 19, 2013  |  4 comments
HT Poll: What Is Your Favorite Music Streaming Service?
AOL Radio
0% (3 votes)
Grooveshark
1% (13 votes)
Jango Radio
0% (3 votes)
Last.fm
1% (12 votes)
MOG
7% (71 votes)
Music Unlimited
1% (9 votes)
Napster
0% (1 vote)
Pandora
37% (392 votes)
Pure Connect
0% (1 vote)
Rdio
1% (16 votes)
Rhapsody
4% (40 votes)
Slacker Radio
3% (37 votes)
Songza
2% (19 votes)
Spotify
14% (151 votes)
Stereomood
0% (1 vote)
TuneIn Radio Pro
3% (27 votes)
Turntable.fm
0% (1 vote)
Other
4% (41 votes)
None – I don't stream music
21% (229 votes)
Total votes: 1067
HT Staff  |  Jan 30, 2013  |  7 comments
HT Poll: Which Service Do You Use Most for Streaming Movies and TV?
Netflix
46% (569 votes)
Amazon Instant Video/Amazon Prime
9% (118 votes)
Hulu/Hulu Plus
4% (46 votes)
iTunes
6% (74 votes)
Redbox Instant
0% (3 votes)
Vudu
5% (63 votes)
Cable/Satellite On Demand
6% (71 votes)
Other Service
3% (41 votes)
None - I don't stream video
21% (265 votes)
Total votes: 1250
HT Staff  |  Jan 22, 2013  |  17 comments
OLED vs. 4K Ultra HD: Which Technology Do You Prefer?
Rob Sabin  |  Aug 13, 2012  |  21 comments
How Many Remotes Do You Have On Your Coffee Table?
Scott Wilkinson  |  Aug 03, 2012  |  12 comments
Have You Optimized the AC Power in Your Home Theater?

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