Home Entertainment - Other Features http://www.hemagazine.com/taxonomy/term/8/0 en Home Entertainment Interiors iPad App http://www.hemagazine.com/Home_Entertainment_Interiors_iPad_App <p><span style="font-size: medium"><strong>Check out the Home Entertainment <a href="http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/home-entertainment-interiors/id379980384?mt=8#" target="_blank"><em>Interiors</em> iPad app</a>!</strong></span></p> <p>Home Entertainment <em>Interiors</em> is a luxury lifestyle publication dedicated to the world's most exceptional home theaters, home automation systems, architecture and interior design. Embracing the world's preeminent architects, builders, interior designers, and audio/video systems integrators. <br /><em><br />Interiors</em> features stories on custom-installed audio, video, home automation, and lighting control wireless networking, as well as</p> <p><a href="http://www.hemagazine.com/Home_Entertainment_Interiors_iPad_App">read more</a></p> http://www.hemagazine.com/Home_Entertainment_Interiors_iPad_App#comments News Other Features Wed, 25 Aug 2010 17:23:00 -0700 geoffm 21807 at http://www.hemagazine.com Sounds by Design http://www.hemagazine.com/Sounds_by_Design <p>I see a lot of new speaker designs in the course of a month as I peruse through press releases looking for new products to feature in the front section of <em>Home Entertainment</em>. </p> <p>But it's been a long time since a loudspeaker really caught my eye and demanded my attention the way Sounds by Design's Blackmore and Elise do.</p> <p><a href="http://www.hemagazine.com/Sounds_by_Design">read more</a></p> http://www.hemagazine.com/Sounds_by_Design#comments Audio News Hot Products News Other Features Burger&#039;s Bloviations Thu, 05 Aug 2010 09:50:22 -0700 DennisB 21841 at http://www.hemagazine.com Best of July http://www.hemagazine.com/Best_of_July10 <p><strong>iPad Home Automation Control apps, Linn Majik DS-I, Pass Labs INT-30A and more...</strong></p> <p><a href="http://www.hemagazine.com/Best_of_July10">read more</a></p> http://www.hemagazine.com/Best_of_July10#comments News Other Features Fri, 30 Jul 2010 00:30:04 -0700 geoffm 21832 at http://www.hemagazine.com Great Performances (on YouTube) - Covers http://www.hemagazine.com/Great_Covers <strong>Own it</strong><br /><br />Covers are tough. Sounds too much like the original, and everyone will wonder why you wasted their time. Sound too different, and you risk not doing the original justice. <br /><br />But strike that Goldilocks balance, taking the song and making it your own but still showing the original reverence, there's the potential of being as good (if not better) than the original. That's what these covers do in spades. <p><a href="http://www.hemagazine.com/Great_Covers">read more</a></p> http://www.hemagazine.com/Great_Covers#comments Movies/Music/Games Blogs Other Features Geoff&#039;s Blog Tue, 27 Jul 2010 00:42:11 -0700 geoffm 21830 at http://www.hemagazine.com The Way Back Page - CRT http://www.hemagazine.com/CRT <p><strong>The Tube</strong></p> <p>Philo Farnsworth. Ask most people to name an inventor who's had a profound effect on modern society, and they may say Bell, Edison or if they're really hip, Tesla. Rarely, though, does the name Farnsworth appear, except perhaps from fans of <em>Sports Night</em>.</p> <p>While countless people helped bring about what we call TV, Farnsworth was the first to demonstrate a complete electronic system. From the image dissector that received the image to the cathode ray tube that showed it, a media revolution was born. </p> <p><a href="http://www.hemagazine.com/CRT">read more</a></p> http://www.hemagazine.com/CRT#comments Other Features The Way Back Page Mon, 26 Jul 2010 00:50:55 -0700 geoffm 21828 at http://www.hemagazine.com What's So Great About the iPhone 4 and OS4 Update http://www.hemagazine.com/iPhone_OS4_Features <p><span style="font-family: arial,helvetica,sans-serif">Current iPhone owners who have an iPhone 3 or iPhone 3GS, are able to update to the newest iPhone operating system (&quot;OS&quot;).  </span></p> <p><span style="font-family: arial,helvetica,sans-serif">The iPhone OS4 update was released 2 days before the iPhone 4 was delivered to stores.</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: arial,helvetica,sans-serif">What will this get you? All the info after the jump.</span></p> <p><a href="http://www.hemagazine.com/iPhone_OS4_Features">read more</a></p> http://www.hemagazine.com/iPhone_OS4_Features#comments Other Features Mon, 19 Jul 2010 00:59:15 -0700 barbg 21817 at http://www.hemagazine.com iPad @ hOme http://www.hemagazine.com/iPad_Home_Automation_Control_Apps <p><strong>Sure it's cool and trendy, but what can the iPad do for the A/V Enthusiast? Well, quite a lot it turns out.<br /></strong><br />Somewhere after the time the fanboy lines abate and before it cures cancer or something, the iPad turns out to be a ridiculously useful device for the ePerson. </p> <p><a href="http://www.hemagazine.com/iPad_Home_Automation_Control_Apps">read more</a></p> http://www.hemagazine.com/iPad_Home_Automation_Control_Apps#comments Product Reviews Home Automation &amp; Remotes Other Features Fri, 09 Jul 2010 01:55:48 -0700 geoffm 21805 at http://www.hemagazine.com Best of June http://www.hemagazine.com/Best_of_June10 <p><strong>3D<sup class="glossary-indicator" title="3D, so much more than 2D. 50% more, really..."><a href="/taxonomy/term/68" title="3D, so much more than 2D. 50% more, really..." class="glossary-indicator">i</a></sup> on TV, B&amp;O at 190 mph, Hi-fi digital audio, speakers from the Zu, and more.</strong></p> <p><a href="http://www.hemagazine.com/Best_of_June10">read more</a></p> http://www.hemagazine.com/Best_of_June10#comments News Other Features Wed, 30 Jun 2010 00:32:59 -0700 geoffm 21795 at http://www.hemagazine.com HiFi Digital Audio http://www.hemagazine.com/HiFi_Digital_Audio <p><strong>Digital Audio<br />Analog Sound<br /></strong><br />Everyone has music on their computer. </p> <p>The question though, is what’s the best way to get it from there to your ears? </p> <p>We take a look at how it all works and poke at three DACs vying for your attention while we're at it. </p> <p><a href="http://www.hemagazine.com/HiFi_Digital_Audio">read more</a></p> http://www.hemagazine.com/HiFi_Digital_Audio#comments Product Reviews Other Audio Gear Other Features Fri, 25 Jun 2010 00:05:38 -0700 geoffm 21778 at http://www.hemagazine.com Bang and Olufsen Beosound in the Aston Martin DB9 Review http://www.hemagazine.com/Bang_Olufsen_Aston_Martin_DB9_Review <p><strong>Hi-fi at 190</strong><br /><br />Bang &amp; Olufsen finds space in the Aston Martin DB9 for 13 speakers and 1,000 watts. <br /><br />Geoff finds happiness.</p><p> <p><a href="http://www.hemagazine.com/Bang_Olufsen_Aston_Martin_DB9_Review">read more</a></p> http://www.hemagazine.com/Bang_Olufsen_Aston_Martin_DB9_Review#comments Product Reviews Other Audio Gear Other Features Speakers Mon, 07 Jun 2010 00:56:15 -0700 geoffm 21746 at http://www.hemagazine.com Join us on Facebook http://www.hemagazine.com/facebook <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong><span style="font-size: medium"><a href="http://www.facebook.com/HomeEntertainmentmagazine" target="_blank" title="facebook.com/HomeEntertainmentmagazine">The Home Entertainment magazine Facebook Page</a></span></strong></p> <p>Join us. You know you want to be our friend. </p> <p><a href="http://www.hemagazine.com/facebook">read more</a></p> http://www.hemagazine.com/facebook#comments News Other Features Thu, 03 Jun 2010 12:03:00 -0700 geoffm 21122 at http://www.hemagazine.com Twittered http://www.hemagazine.com/twitter <p>Follow us on Twitter!</p> <p> @hemagazine</p> <p><a href="http://twitter.com/hemagazine" target="_blank" title="twitter.com/hemagazine ">twitter.com/hemagazine </a></p> <p> <p><a href="http://www.hemagazine.com/twitter">read more</a></p> http://www.hemagazine.com/twitter#comments Other Features Thu, 03 Jun 2010 10:35:00 -0700 geoffm 20871 at http://www.hemagazine.com Best of May http://www.hemagazine.com/Best_of_May10 <p><strong>Speakers big and small and multiroom too</strong> </p> <p>The Tannoy Kensington SE's are in a class by themselves, while Russound's Collage gets you multiroom audio on the simple. </p> <p>All that and more...</p> <p><a href="http://www.hemagazine.com/Best_of_May10">read more</a></p> http://www.hemagazine.com/Best_of_May10#comments Other Features Mon, 31 May 2010 00:07:45 -0700 geoffm 21736 at http://www.hemagazine.com The Way Back Page - ReplayTV http://www.hemagazine.com/Replay_TV <p><strong>The Other TiVo<br /></strong><br />The name TiVo, much like Kleenex, iPod and Velcro, has become almost synonymous with its product category. These days, nearly every cable and satellite provider offers a DVR (or PVR), usually not branded by any name other than their own, despite boxes made by Scientific Atlanta, Motorola and others. But in the beginning, during the dark ages of digital TV recording, there was another: ReplayTV.</p> <p><a href="http://www.hemagazine.com/Replay_TV">read more</a></p> http://www.hemagazine.com/Replay_TV#comments Other Features The Way Back Page Fri, 28 May 2010 00:48:46 -0700 geoffm 21733 at http://www.hemagazine.com Audiophillie Music Awards for Excellence in Recorded Sound http://www.hemagazine.com/Audiophillie_Music_Awards_2010 <p>Two months ago our very own Steve Guttenberg placed a call out on his blog (over on, ahem, <a href="http://news.cnet.com/audiophiliac/" target="_blank" title="The Audiophiliac">a different website</a>) for audiophile grade recordings. </p> <p>The catch: these recordings had to be made my &quot;amateurs.&quot; </p> <p>Now the results are in, and the awards given.</p> <p> <p><a href="http://www.hemagazine.com/Audiophillie_Music_Awards_2010">read more</a></p> http://www.hemagazine.com/Audiophillie_Music_Awards_2010#comments Movies/Music/Games Audio News News Other Features Fri, 07 May 2010 00:56:47 -0700 geoffm 21702 at http://www.hemagazine.com Best of April http://www.hemagazine.com/Best_of_April10 <p><strong>LED Projectors from Runco and Vivitek plus everything else cool from the past month.</strong> </p> <p><a href="http://www.hemagazine.com/Best_of_April10">read more</a></p> http://www.hemagazine.com/Best_of_April10#comments News Other Features Fri, 30 Apr 2010 00:09:50 -0700 geoffm 21693 at http://www.hemagazine.com Great Performances (on YouTube) - Art Tatum "Yesterdays" http://www.hemagazine.com/Art_Tatum <p><strong>Turns out, the piano does start here.<br /></strong><br />At first glance, what's impressive about Tatum's performance, and indeed his style and skill, is his right hand: clean, effortless runs at tremendous speed. <br /><br />But it's not his right that's amazing, it's his <em>left</em>. <p><a href="http://www.hemagazine.com/Art_Tatum">read more</a></p> http://www.hemagazine.com/Art_Tatum#comments Blogs Other Features Geoff&#039;s Blog Fri, 23 Apr 2010 00:03:24 -0700 geoffm 21682 at http://www.hemagazine.com Best of March http://www.hemagazine.com/Best_of_March10 <p><strong>Reviews, Reviews, Reviews... and Buddy Rich</strong></p> <p>A Sony projector, a Denon receiver, KEF speakers, and a Stewart screen. </p> <p>All that and more in our March roundup.</p> <p><a href="http://www.hemagazine.com/Best_of_March10">read more</a></p> http://www.hemagazine.com/Best_of_March10#comments News Other Features Wed, 31 Mar 2010 00:08:20 -0700 geoffm 21643 at http://www.hemagazine.com Great Performances (on YouTube) - Paco de Lucia "La Barrosa" http://www.hemagazine.com/Paco_de_Lucia_La_Barrosa <p><strong>A video to make guitarists cry</strong></p><p>Spaniard <a href=" http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paco_de_Luc%C3%ADa" target="_blank" title="Paco de Lucia">Paco de Lucia</a> is one of the greatest flamenco guitarists of all time. </p><p>One watch of this video will show you why. <p><a href="http://www.hemagazine.com/Paco_de_Lucia_La_Barrosa">read more</a></p> http://www.hemagazine.com/Paco_de_Lucia_La_Barrosa#comments Movies/Music/Games Other Features Tue, 30 Mar 2010 00:30:18 -0700 geoffm 21641 at http://www.hemagazine.com The Way Back Page - LaserDisc http://www.hemagazine.com/LaserDisc <!--paging_filter--> <p><strong>Big. Shiny. Analog.</strong></p> <p>Released to the public in 1978, LaserDisc offered consumers a trifecta of the perfect product: no recording, expensive media and players and the need to flip the disc during the movie. </p> <p>The response, historically speaking, was tepid.</p> <p><a href="http://www.hemagazine.com/LaserDisc">read more</a></p> http://www.hemagazine.com/LaserDisc#comments Other Features The Way Back Page Fri, 26 Mar 2010 00:57:57 -0700 geoffm 21637 at http://www.hemagazine.com Great Performances (on YouTube) - Buddy Rich Owns You All http://www.hemagazine.com/Buddy_Rich_Ultimate_Drum_Solo <strong>The only interesting drum solo. Ever.</strong><br /><br />&quot;What did the drummer get on his IQ test? Drool.&quot;<br /><br />Drum solos may be the part of the concert where everyone but other drummers gets up to get another beer, but this one is from one of the greats, and it's easy to see why. <br><br> <p><a href="http://www.hemagazine.com/Buddy_Rich_Ultimate_Drum_Solo">read more</a></p> http://www.hemagazine.com/Buddy_Rich_Ultimate_Drum_Solo#comments Blogs Other Features Tue, 02 Mar 2010 00:03:09 -0800 geoffm 21598 at http://www.hemagazine.com Best of February http://www.hemagazine.com/Best_of_Feb10 <p><strong>Speakers, Speakers, Speakers</strong> <p>Glass speakers, Italian speakers, crazy horn speakers, electrostatic speakers, speakers with diamond tweeters, and even car speakers. </p> <p>Click through for all the February speaker goodness.</p> <p><a href="http://www.hemagazine.com/Best_of_Feb10">read more</a></p> http://www.hemagazine.com/Best_of_Feb10#comments Other Features Fri, 26 Feb 2010 00:29:20 -0800 geoffm 21592 at http://www.hemagazine.com The Way Back Page - Philips FlatTV and Fujitsu Plasmavision 42 http://www.hemagazine.com/Philips_FlatTV_Fujitsu_Plasmavision_42 <p><strong>70:1 and Still Awesome</strong><br /><br />It actually started in the ’60s. The technology that eventually became the world's first big screen flat-panel TVs started life as small computer displays—monochromatic computer displays. Like any technology, development continued, and in the mid-’90s several companies started showcasing real, full-color, flat-panel plasma TVs. Fujitsu takes credit for the first available plasma TV, but most consumers will remember the Philips. <p><a href="http://www.hemagazine.com/Philips_FlatTV_Fujitsu_Plasmavision_42">read more</a></p> http://www.hemagazine.com/Philips_FlatTV_Fujitsu_Plasmavision_42#comments Other Features The Way Back Page Mon, 22 Feb 2010 00:28:29 -0800 geoffm 21583 at http://www.hemagazine.com Great Performances (on YouTube) - Rachmaninoff's Piano Concerto No. 3 - Martha Argerich & Riccardo Chailly http://www.hemagazine.com/Rach_3_Martha_Argerich <p><strong>Hands</strong><br /><br />So I'm starting a new feature here on the website. YouTube is great for a lot of things, but I think one of its greatest uses is as a repository of amazing performances by the world's greatest musicians. <br /><br />Now I'm not talking about ripping a concert DVD, but of meaningful, remarkable performances that are likely not found anywhere else. First up, the Rach 3 by Martha Argerich. <p><a href="http://www.hemagazine.com/Rach_3_Martha_Argerich">read more</a></p> http://www.hemagazine.com/Rach_3_Martha_Argerich#comments Blogs Other Features Geoff&#039;s Blog Fri, 12 Feb 2010 00:28:32 -0800 geoffm 21570 at http://www.hemagazine.com THX II 5.1 Audio System in the Lincoln MKS Review http://www.hemagazine.com/THX_II_Lincoln_MKS_Review <!--paging_filter--> <p><strong>Sync Sounds<br /></strong><br />I don't drive big cars. Hate them. In my book, if a car's going to weigh 4,300 pounds it better have a second car sitting on top of it. </p> <p>And despite all that, I was sad to see the MKS go. It's a fantastic ride, mostly due to the THX sound system and, gasp, Microsoft's Sync.</p> <p><a href="http://www.hemagazine.com/THX_II_Lincoln_MKS_Review">read more</a></p> http://www.hemagazine.com/THX_II_Lincoln_MKS_Review#comments Product Reviews Blogs Other Audio Gear Other Features Geoff&#039;s Blog Tue, 09 Feb 2010 02:22:22 -0800 geoffm 21564 at http://www.hemagazine.com