Dolby Atmos – Is This The Latest And Greatest?

2016-12-16T09:21:12-08:00September 28th, 2014|

Just when you thought it was safe to settle in and enjoy your 5.1 or 7.1 surround system, the folks at Dolby are conjuring up more ways to make surround sound even more elaborate. Why? Home theaters have gotten incredibly good with big screen TVs and excellent sounding audio. Commercial movie theaters need new ways

How To Make Sure You're Getting True Surround From Your DirecTV Receiver

2016-12-16T09:21:12-08:00September 15th, 2014|

At our home, we have DirecTv. They broadcast many shows and movies in Dolby 5.1 surround. This enhances the viewing experience and in many cases, the surround audio is quite good. Normally, DirecTv receivers are not set by default to output Dolby surround. This may also be true for other cable and satellite services as

The Difference Between Music Speakers And Home Theater Speakers.

2016-12-16T09:21:12-08:00September 11th, 2014|

A question we're often asked goes something like, "I see that your speakers are top rated for home theater use, but I listen to a lot of music. How good are they for music?" The question implies that there is a difference between a great home theater speaker and a great music speaker. Here is

How To Listen To Stereo Music Over Home Theater Systems

2016-12-16T09:21:12-08:00September 8th, 2014|

In addition to watching movies, most of our customers use their home theater systems for music as well. The source of music can be CDs, music over the Internet, iPhones, tablets, etc. Here are some of the ways to listen:  Direct mode - some A/V receivers have a direct mode, which bypasses a lot of

The Important Role Of Acoustics In Your Home Theater

2016-12-16T09:21:12-08:00September 3rd, 2014|

The importance of your room's acoustic cannot be overemphasized! In college, I was working part time as a DJ at a local radio station. The studio walls and ceiling were covered in white acoustical tiles with little holes in them. You may have seen them in photos of radio and TV studios of the past.