Rich R

Rich Risitano II draws on his 15 years of home entertainment sales experience to tailor his writing to both the tech-savvy and the tech-phobic. Sadly, his receiver is too old to know what HDMI is. In his spare time, he likes to watch wrestling and executive produce and co-host his own podcast.

Latest Articles

1 year ago
Designed with gamers in mind, Samsung’s new Q80B series of QLED TVs features Auto Low Latency Mode (ALLM), which automatically turns off the TV’s processing, allowing the optimized processor of your compatible gaming system (PlayStation 5 or…
1 year ago
Broaden the soundstage of the movies, TV shows, and music you enjoy with the new Bowers & Wilkins Panorama 3 Soundbar. It features three discrete front channels for stereo audio and dialogue, plus two up-firing Atmos drivers that…
2 years ago
Designed primarily with gamers in mind, the new BenQ TK700 and X3000i projectors bring console video games, movies, and sports to the big screen in 4K UHD on-screen resolution via pixel-shift…
2 years ago
LG had TVs and computer monitors great and small on display at CES 2022, and quite a few of them were headline-makers. Let’s check them out! The Largest-Ever OLED TV: 97" G2 The LG OLED G2 series features the first-ever 97" OLED TV, as well as an 83" version. The G2 series features LG’s Gallery Design, which allows the TV to sit flush to the wall. Powered by the α9 Gen 5 processor, Brightness…
2 years ago
As usual, Samsung took center stage at CES 2022 to show off some of its new upcoming consumer products, including a unique projector and new TV technology. The Freestyle Projector The Freestyle certainly looks more like a lighting fixture than a projector. With its yoke…
2 years ago
Announced at CES 2022, The Freestyle by Samsung is a projector that features a unique cylindrical design on a yoke stand, allowing you to project at nearly any angle. Despite looking more like a lighting fixture than a projector, The Freestyle has quite a few user-friendly…
2 years ago
Big-screen gaming doesn’t get much bigger than the new 98" Samsung QN90A QLED TV. Whether you’re connecting your next-gen console or your custom gaming computer with a previously hard-to-find video card, the QN90A will render graphics quickly and cleanly with features like FreeSync…
2 years ago
There are two types of rooms in which you can install a home theater projector: ideal and less-than-ideal. An ideal projector installation will be in a completely dark, preferably windowless room, which would ensure that the only light hitting the screen comes from the projector. For installation in an ideal room, you can choose nearly any projector (that meets your other needs, such as…
2 years ago
Choosing the right TV size for your living room or bedroom isn’t exactly like determining where to sit in a movie theater, but there are certainly similarities. In movie theaters, people generally prefer to sit centrally, maybe a little front-of-center. Studies have shown that the same is true at home—central, on-axis viewing is preferred. In movie theaters, we generally don’t like to sit in the…
2 years ago
When I was asked to test the new 2nd Generation Sonos Beam, I was excited to see how much soundbar technology has advanced since my last review. With its short width, I was concerned it wouldn’t offer as broad a soundstage as my soundbar or the soundbar I reviewed a couple of years ago―which…
2 years ago
Sonos is a brand that’s known for breaking the mold, having originally done so by being among the first to offer multi-room speaker interoperability. The company continued to push boundaries when it broke into the home theater realm with its first soundbar products; now, rather than breaking the mold again, it’s taking the design of the original…
2 years ago
If you’re looking for immersive sound with voice control and plenty of wireless streaming options, then look no further than the new Bose® Smart Soundbar™ 900. Available in either black or…
2 years ago
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…
2 years ago
NEC has two new series of projectors about to be released that are designed for use in K-12 classrooms. The NP-ME series has wider throw ratio ranges for added versatility over the NP-MC series, so they can be used either closer or farther from the screen, and be more easily moved from one classroom to another that might have different projection requirements. With five total models to choose…
2 years ago
Roku is expanding its lineup once again with the new Express 4K+ streaming media player, the Streambar Pro soundbar, and the Voice Remote Pro. The Roku Express 4K+ can stream and output up to 4K UHD, and even upscales Full HD video to near-4K UHD when used with a 4K TV, and 720p video to…