Caleb Denison

Caleb Denison

Caleb is a professional musician, amateur chef and A/V electronics guru. Growing up, Caleb was the guy you would find in the garage tearing apart vintage electronics while other kids rode bikes or played football. His early immersion in consumer electronics led to countless car stereo, home theater and live audio installations which laid down the foundation for his current work.

CBS backhands TWC as it hops back in bed with Verizon

CBS deals a low blow to Time Warner Cable via a recent press release regarding a 3-year deal it signed with Verizon. Currently CBS' networks are not available to TWC subscrivers in three big markets, and that isn't likely to change soon.

Home Theater

Move over Showtime, Netflix just took your seat at the big kids’ media table

First Disney, now The Weinstein Company. Netflix is on a tear to dominate pay-TV and its latest exclusivity deal takes it just one more step toward that goal. Expect to see more such deals from Netflix in the coming months.

Home Theater

Yamaha returns to its roots with retro-styled, high-end stereo components

Yamaha busts out onto the high-end stereo audio scene big-time with two premium components featuring the sort of build quality we haven't seen in decades, and a retro-inspired design sure to get analog buffs salivating.

Home Theater

OLED vs. LED: Which is the better TV technology?

The acronyms OLED and LED sound and look very similar, but the two technologies are vastly different in terms of engineering, performance and capabilities. We compare the two technologies as applied to television and ponder the question: Which technology wins…

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LG vs. Samsung: Battle of the curved OLED TVs

LG and Samsung's curved OLED televisions bear some similarities, but there are plenty of characteristics that distinguish one from the other. We run down the key differences between both models in this side-by-side comparison.

Home Theater

Why can’t you buy a flat OLED yet? The curve isn’t just about viewing experience

Forums and comment sections are ablaze with questions over why the first OLED TVs to come to the US are curved. Though both LG and Samsung claim the decision comes down to a proposed viewing benefit, there's more to it than that. Here, we discuss why bringing…

Home Theater

Is big media coming around on Internet TV? Sony shakes hands with Viacom

According to a recent report, Sony has come to an agreement with Viacom which will allow it to deliver cable TV channels via the Internet. If the report is true, this would be the first deal of its kind and an indication that media companies are open to a…

Gaming

How we test televisions

Reviewing a television is a lot more work than watching reruns of Desperate Housewives and seeing how many wrinkles we can spot. Here’s the in-depth tale of how we test televisions.

Home Theater

Samsung KN55S9C review

As picture quality goes, Samsung’s KN55S9C offers what we’ve long considered to be the holy grail of TV performance. Were it not for just a couple of quirks and a lofty price…

  • Pros: Perfect black levels , Excellent brightness , Wide color…
  • Cons: “Timeless arena” frame/stand eats up space , Cinema…

When does $9,000 look like a bargain? When it buys Samsung’s 55-inch curved OLED

Samsung's new 55-inch curved OLED TV (KN55S9C) will begin selling online tomorrow for just $9,000, undercutting its only real competition from LG, which sells its curved OLED set for a whopping $14,999.

Home Theater

LG 55EA9800 review

We had our doubts about a curved OLED television, but those turned out to be unwarranted. The LG 55EA9800 Curved OLED is a pretty spectacular TV to behold, with picture quality…

  • Pros: Exceptional Blacks , Superior brightness , Highly accurate…
  • Cons: Can’t be wall-mounted , Disappointing motion resolution…

Kaleidescape brings its exotic media servers to a wider audience with the $4,000 Cinema One

Kaleidescape isn't just for the super-rich anymore. It's new $4,000 Cinema One system brings all the user-friendly features that have made it's more expensive products so popular down to a price point that should find favor with a much wider audience.

Home Theater

Deja Vu: LG and Samsung both the first to sell curved OLED TV in the US?

It's like CES 2013 all over again. Just hours after word came along that Samsung's curved OLED TV was destined for (if not already on) US soil, LG announced it was the first to offer its curved OLED for sale in the US. Coincidence? You be the judge.

Home Theater

Audio pioneer, Amar Bose, dies at 83, leaves behind legacy of research and innovation

On Friday, July 12 2013, Amar G Bose, founder of Bose Corp., passed away in his sleep at his home in Wayland Massachusetts. Bose leaves behind not only a legacy of products, but an endowment for education and research that will leave a lasting impression.

Home Theater

Hulu fans rejoice! You’re not going to get screwed after all

Hulu's owners have decided not to go through with selling off the streaming video site. And whether Hulu's fans know it, this is a very good thing. Had the sale gone through, Hulu as we know it would have ceased to exist and been replaced by something nobody…

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