Ian White

Ian White

Former Digital Trends Contributor
Ian has been a full-time A/V journalist since 1999, covering the world of high-end audio, video, music, and film for Digital Trends, Big Picture Big Sound, ToneAudio, and SoundStage! With the original Pong, Atari, and 128K Mac in his basement, Ian brings a lifetime of tech curiosity to his writing. A professional foodie, father of 3 children, film fanatic, and amateur hockey player, Ian enjoys early morning runs along the Jersey Shore and surfing with his kids. Follow him on Twitter @filmfresser or email him at filmfresser@gmail.com

Outdoor Speakers 101: How to make your neighbors hate you all summer long

Outdoor speakers have come a long way in the past few years. Sound quality has improved and installation has gotten easier. But before you launch headlong into your outdoor sound project, be sure to check out this guide for some helpful tips sure to streamline…

Home Theater

CE Week 2013: Toshiba takes a flying leap into 4K Ultra HD with 3 models coming this summer

Toshiba isn't waiting for 4K content before throwing its support firmly behind Ultra HD 4K. The company has three TVs and a snazzy new network Blu-ray player coming available by the end of the summer.

Home Theater

CE Week 2013: Monitor Audio takes on NAD with the Airstream A100 integrated amp

Monitor Audio is in attendance at CEWeek, where it is showing off a new $500 integrated amp that sports AirPlay, DLNA and high-quality 24/96 DACs. The slick-looking integrated appears to compete nicely with NAD's recently announced digital hybrids.

Home Theater

CEWeek 2013: How Aereo CEO Chet Kanojia wants to democratize cable television

Aereo CEO Chet Kanojia sat down with CEA President and CEO, Gary Shapiro during CEWeek to discuss big media, lawsuits and Aereo's plans to press forward into new markets.

Home Theater

CE Week 2013: First impressions of the Sharp 70-inch 4K Ultra HD TV

The world's first THX-certified Ultra HD 4K TV is here courtesy of Sharp, but will consumers balk at its $8,000 price tag when content remains scarce?

Home Theater

CE Week 2013: Pioneer launches a suite of Elite series A/V Receivers, including one with support for HDBaseT

If HDBaseT is going to take off as a rival to HDMI, it's going to need the support of companies like Pioneer to make that happen. With its new flagship A/V receiver, the Elite SC-79, Pioneer is taking the plunge.

Home Theater

CE Week 2013: Pioneer launches Andrew Jones-Designed SP-SB23W Speaker Bar with wireless subwoofer

The sound bar category has become over-saturated with too many long boxes made of ticky tacky that are short on innovation. With its new super-affordable SP-SB23W Speaker Bar, Pioneer is trying to break the mold.

Home Theater

David versus Goliath: HDBaseT challenges HDMI to become the HD pipeline of the future

HDMI has sat comfortably as the standard high definition A/V cable in consumer electronics for a while now, but changes are coming, and HDMI has a challenger to deal with. Learn why HDBaseT might just de-throne HDMI to become the HD pipeline of the future.

Home Theater

Recreating yesterday’s opulent movie palaces at home, with today’s tech

Brooklyn-based designer, Theo Kalomirakis, is credited with being the grandfather of high-end home theater design. Here, we take a look at some of his work and discuss what is involved with designing and building a $1,000,000 home theater.

Home Theater

The Videophile System Builder II: Take a pass on 4K Ultra HD with these superior systems

As tempted as you may be to blindly follow Ultra HD 4K off the cliff into the unknown, we think these three 1080p home theaters are a far smarter investment right now.

Home Theater

Songbird to shutter its cage door June 29th

The Songbird media player and its music services will shut down as of June 29th, according to a recent statement from CEO, Eric Wittman.

Home Theater

The Videophile System Builder: HDTVs and soundbars for apartment dwellers

The Videophile system builder offers three pre-configured systems sure to deliver stellar performance. Each week, we offer systems in different price segments. This week, we focus on systems at or under $2500

Home Theater

Cambridge Audio bows super-affordable MInx Go portable Bluetooth speaker

Cambridge tosses its hat into the portable Bluetooth speaker ring with the Minx Go. The $150 sound solution is said to play up to 18 hours on a charge, can charge up mobile devices while playing music and is compact enough to take anywhere.

Home Theater

Omega Speaker Systems Super 3T Desktop Review

Hand-made in Connecticut, the beautifully finished Omega Super 3T Desktop are capable of creating a sound that’s remarkably similar to a pair of electrostatic speakers, but…

  • Pros: Wonderfully engaging and transparent , Easy to set-up on a…
  • Cons: A little large for most desktops , Easily reveal system…

Definitive Technology SoloCinema XTR Review

Between its comprehensive connectivity options, support for lossless HD surround formats, and solid engineering, the Definitive Technology SoloCinema XRT has set the bar extremely…

  • Pros: First sound bar with DTS-HD Master and Dolby TrueHD support…
  • Cons: Cheap plastic remote that has no place in such an expensive…