Brewie automated brewing machine at Gadget Show

I have to admit that covering a home beer brewing machine is a bit of a strech, but first-off IT’S A HOME BREWING MACHINE and secondly about the only time I don’t have a cool malt beverage companion when sitting down for a movie is when it’s a distillate of said beverage. So definitely part of the home viewing experience, […]

Read more

Journey towards the right subwoofer

There is a lot of useful information included in the write-up. It’s more personal journey, than review, but either way well worth a read if you want to learn more about subwoofers in general and the SVS lineup in particular. For as many changes as I’ve made to my home theater over the past couple years, I always manage to […]

Read more

NETGEAR launches M4200/M4300 PoE+ managed switches

The prices of the M4200/M4300 ($1800/$1600-7000) place them solidly in enterprise or large scale CI territory. But that doesn’t mean we can’t drool a little at the capability :). Mostly intended for 802.11AC AP deployments, they offer 10Gbe inbound links and PoE+ out with a variety of port counts. Yum. SAN JOSE, Calif. – March 29, 2016 – NETGEAR®, Inc. […]

Read more

Samsung UE55KS9000 4K display reviewed @ HDTVtest

fullsize_distr.png

As awesome as OLED displays are, they aren’t for everyone. Whether it’s cost or some other reason, maybe a curved LED backlit LCD is more your thing. From the looks of it the Samsung UEKS9000 would be a solid contender, even though it doesn’t quite offer the same blacks as a full-array local dimming and has some issues with HDR […]

Read more

3D BD/MKV support added to JRiver Media Center

It was really just a matter of time after madVR added 3D to its feature-set, and the time has come. With JRiver Media Center (unsurprisingly) being quick to add in official support. Fantastic news for fans of BD-Lite. Media Center 21 introduces support for natively playing 3D Blu-rays and 3D MKV files. This feature will be available in builds 65 […]

Read more

The Wirecutter chooses best universal remote

In what can only be called a Harmony lovefest, The Wirecutter has picked out a few universal remotes at different price points. Naturally they are all Harmony branded, and while I would normally take issue with that kind of ah… focus, in this case it’s really hard to argue. I’ve used Harmonly remotes for years, and frankly, it would take […]

Read more

NETGEAR Nighthawk X4S R7800 AC2600 Wireless Router

NETGEAR Nighthawk X4S R7800 AC2600 Wireless Router

The quad stream NETGEAR AC2600 Nighthawk X4S R7800 802.11AC wireless router is the successor to last year’s AC2350 Nighthawk X4 R7500 (and R7500v2). Besides a bump in “S”, for Smart, the Nighthawk X4S also jumps to the dual-core 1.7GHz Qualcomm IPQ8065, adds 200MHz of theoretical bandwidth to the 2.4GHz radio (800Mbps + 1733Mbps = AC2600) by increasing to 4×4 in […]

Read more

axiim nears BETA end point

You should have read Missing Remote’s first look at the axiim Q Wireless Home Theater System (if you haven’t, seriously!!!). So you’ll all know that it’s currently in BETA, and therefore offers a pretty steep discount off the eventual SRP. If you have been pondering potentially purchasing this WiSA based home audio system, there won’t be much more time to […]

Read more

FLUANCE announces XL5F floor standing speaker

I have to admint that I really like the looks of these speakers, and the spec’s are enticing at the $400/pair price point.   NIAGARA FALLS, ON – (March 18, 2016) – FLUANCE is expanding its critically-acclaimed Reference Series line with the XL5F high performance 3-way floorstanding speakers. Utilizing only superior components and expert audio engineering, the XL5F is a […]

Read more
1 2 3