- Written by David Rich
- Published on 21 May 2013
For the past six weeks since attending the New York Hi Fi show, I have taken time to reflect how the show has evolved to its current form. I will report on a couple of items at the show...
- Written by Chris Heinonen
- Published on 08 May 2013
Readers of Secrets of Home Theater and High Fidelity are likely familiar with the names Stacey Spears and Don Munsil. They authored the Secrets DVD Benchmark and brought to light issues like Chroma Upsampling Errors, as well as our recent HDMI Benchmark for Blu-ray players. They also authored the Spears and Munsil HD Benchmark Blu-ray test disc. Version 2 of their HD Benchmark disc is now available, and reviewed here.
- Written by SECRETS CES 2013 Coverage Team
- Published on 15 January 2013
CES 2013 has come to a close and we are happy to be home.....some final thoughts.....
Robert Kozel, Senior Editor, sums it up......The show had an enormous crowd of over 150,000 people. From an audio/video perspective, the new innovation was all around 4K displays. Every major manufacturer was showcasing 4K displays. The practical reality is that while the 4K displays were stunning, the general consumer will not be able to afford this technology for several more years at least until the prices come down to earth. The real stars of the show were the updated plasma and LED televisions that support the current HDTV standards. These new sets were gorgeous and offer the consumer some amazing technology and beautiful video quality at approachable pricing.
On the audio side of things...
- Written by Mark Vignola
- Published on 15 April 2013
The New York Audio Show took the Palace Hotel and surrounding area shops by storm this weekend. I had the pleasure of attending the show on Saturday and am here with a quick show report of what I was able to see before things got too hectic.
- Written by Jared Rachwalski
- Published on 25 March 2013
The Salon Son and Image HiFi Show in beautiful Montreal took place this past week and over weekend....I covered the show for SECRETS..please enjoy my report and check out the images on the Google+ CAVE too....
- Written by SECRETS CES Team
- Published on 03 January 2013
Join Scott Wilkinson for a CES 2013 pre-show discussion on TWiT.TV, live on Friday, January 4 and replayed on Monday, January 7. Guests include Piero Gabucci (Secrets of Home Theater), Tom Norton (Home Theater), and Chris Boylan (Big Picture Big Sound).
- Written by Dr. David A. Rich
- Published on 20 March 2013
Before turning to the review of the NHT subwoofer (review to be published next week) let me give you an overview of the merits of a subwoofer in a context restricted solely to music or restricted to music as part of a soundtrack.
- Written by Rick Schmidt
- Published on 18 February 2013
After not seeing any of my favorite indie directors lined up with films at this year's Sundance and after having to settle for our second and third choice tickets I was pleasantly surprised that I thoroughly enjoyed almost every film we saw this year. I always tell people to go off the beaten track at festivals...
- Written by Scott Wilkinson
- Published on 15 November 2012
When you go shopping for a flat-panel television these days, the vast majority of available models are LCD TVs. Today's LCDs are super-slim, super-bright, and super-colorful thanks to many improvements made since Sharp introduced the first commercial LCD TV—with a screen measuring a whopping 14 inches—in 1988.
But exactly how does an LCD TV work?