Home Theater Accessories

by Richard Risitano ·Posted 07/20/2021
Picture a projector. What kinds of images come to mind? School slideshows, a box hanging from the ceiling, and archaic connectivity like VGA? Maybe a rolling cart with a projector on top, loudly blowing air into your face? With its ultra-short-throw design, dual HDMI ports, and Wi-Fi connectivity via the included Android TV adapter, the BenQ V7050i will quickly dispel all of those preconceived notions.
by Richard Risitano ·Posted 03/01/2021
Epson recently announced that the white EpiqVision Ultra LS300 home theater projector will be released to join its black counterpart, which is already available. The LS300 features an ultra-short-throw ratio that can project images up to 120 from just 15.2" away, or 61" images from 1" away. This ultra-
by Richard Risitano ·Posted 01/20/2021
From network amplifiers to soundbars to virtual assistant speakers and more, Bluesound has an extensive catalog of products. They’re now available at B&H Photo, and I’ll be walking you through it all to help you find what you need. Home Theater The POWERNODE 2i is a 2.1-channel network amplifier that’s available in black matte or
by M. Brett Smith ·Posted 12/09/2020
Smart home products continued to sell at a blistering pace in 2020, surpassing last year’s gross revenue by more than 16 percent and driving household penetration up to 10 percent. Which products helped fuel those skyrocketing sales figures? Here’s a list of some of the most popular smart home products of the year. Facebook Portal Of all the smart home products on our list, the Facebook Portal is arguably the best for video conferencing. It
by Richard Risitano ·Posted 09/29/2020
iFi AUDIO recently released some new accessories to help clean up your audio signals. The S/PDIF iPurifier2 has optical and gold-plated digital coaxial inputs and outputs and supports 44.1 to 192 kHz, 16- to 24-bit audio. It uses technology like AMR’s Global Master Timing (GMT)/Memory Buffer System to reduce digital signal jitter, and Reclock and Regenerate technologies to add further strength and fidelity to the signal
by John Foldi ·Posted 09/25/2020
The evolution of audio entertainment continues at Bose®, with the announcement of new offerings in its cutting-edge Frames™ sunglasses, venerable wireless headphone, and home theater categories. The Frames™ gain three new styles: the cat eye Soprano™, square-framed Tenor™, and sporty Tempo™. They join the initial Frames™ offerings of the Alto™ and Rondo™. On the more traditional side of the headphone spectrum, Bose® released the Sports Earbuds™, successors to its initial True Wireless™ earbuds, the SoundSport Free™. In addition, the new
by M. Brett Smith ·Posted 08/28/2020
Now available at B&H: The Bose® TV Speaker. The latest soundbar from legendary speaker-maker Bose® champions a simple, straightforward design that’s easy to set up and use. And, because it’s from Bose®, the TV Speaker delivers the kind of exceptional performance you would expect, with a focus on enhancing the overall quality of your TV audio. In other words, it makes things sound better. Bose® TV Speaker Soundbar But how
by Jason T ·Posted 08/06/2020
Since many families are forgoing their annual vacations and staying put for the summer, people are looking for creative ways to bring their loved ones together at home. With social distancing still the norm, setting up an outdoor movie theater in your backyard is a great way to get your family and close friends together to have some fun and be entertained in a safe manner. Creating a backyard theater may sound like a daunting task, but it’s easier than you may think. Choosing when to have your outdoor movie night involves some considerations
by Richard Stevens ·Posted 07/27/2020
A few weeks ago, I made a bold claim that the Arc from Sonos was the most complete soundbar on the market. You can find that review here, and I stand by that opinion. While the Arc isn’t perfect—few tech items are—it checked many boxes, and I am certain it will appeal to most consumers. However, the problem
by Richard Risitano ·Posted 07/22/2020
Samsung recently released a new line of soundbar systems with enough variety to meet the needs of most homes. Starting with the least amount of space required, the HW-S40T is a stereo soundbar that’s only 26.8" wide. It has an optical input for connecting to your compatible TV, and Bluetooth connectivity for wireless
by Richard Stevens ·Posted 06/24/2020
This isn’t the article I planned to write when I was offered an opportunity to review the new Arc from Sonos. Soundbars aren’t a new concept, in fact this is Sonos’s 4th-generation model following the highly lauded PLAYBAR, the
by Mos Khan ·Posted 06/02/2022
Father’s Day is right around the corner and if you need some ideas for what to get dear old Dad, we've got you covered. Our guide includes a wide range of tech gifts from brands like Apple, Sony, DJI, and more. No two dads are alike, so the staff at Explora has put together recommendations for all types of tech-minded fathers.  A New Perspective  If Dad has ever been curious about drone photography, it's a fantastic time to enter the space. Not only did DJI's long-awaited
by Cory Rice ·Posted 06/05/2020
Sonos continues its tradition of producing brilliant audio from beautifully designed devices with a trio of updates: the Arc soundbar, Five wireless speaker, and Sub (Gen 3) wireless subwoofer. The Arc serves as Sonos’s latest soundbar, incorporating Dolby Atmos
by Richard Risitano ·Posted 06/23/2020
To complement its line of streaming devices, Roku has recently released a series of home theater products to further enhance your TV viewing experience. The 9101R Smart Soundbar features a 2-channel design with four full-range drivers designed to provide robust stereo sound. It connects via your TV’s HDMI ARC port or its optical output for a simple, one-cable setup. Features like Speech Clarity, Volume Leveling, Night Mode, and a
by Richard Risitano ·Posted 05/20/2020
While time may seem to be standing still for most of us, LG is continuing to churn out new home theater products to help us pass our extra hours at home. For example, it has added the 65" CXPUA OLED to its TV line, which sports a native 4K UHD resolution, various gaming features like Auto Low Latency Mode (ALLM), Variable Refresh Rate (VRR) technology, and Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa built in. It uses the α9 Gen 3 AI Processor 4K to