Ian White

Ian White

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

Gibson Guitar expands its electronics holdings with acquisition of TEAC

Gibson Guitar has been busy over the past twelve months adding electronics manufacturer Onkyo to its holdings. You can now add TEAC to the mix for $52 million.

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AMC really, really excited to announce its streaming movie service called YEAH!

Just in case you didn't know every last bit of useless information about your favorite movie, AMC has a new way to expand your knowledge base with Yeah!.

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Boxee TV now supports DLNA and 3D playback, but can it really compete with the Roku 3?

Boxee TV has rolled out support for DLNA and 3D, a new TV guide, and easier DVR programming. But is that enough to distract attention from the newly-released Roku 3?

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Amazon expands X-Ray to include popular TV shows on its Instant Video platform

Amazon has expanded its X-Ray feature to include many popular TV shows available on its Instant Video platform, including Justified, Downton Abbey, Sons of Anarchy, Doctor Who, The Walking Dead, Lost, Glee, Breaking Bad and Game of Thrones.

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Definitive Technology Sound Cylinder Review

The Definitive Technology Sound Cylinder sets a high bar for this rather underserved product category. Part tablet stand, part laptop add-on, and 100% high-performance portable…

  • Pros: Excellent value , Solid build, innovative design , Crisp…
  • Cons: Bass gets a tad wooly at high volumes , High clamping force…

Will streaming and cloud-based music services warm up to high-res audio, or kill it for good?

When it comes to music delivery, it seems manufacturers have sided with convenience over quality. The iPod and the MP3 have done much to kill audio quality, but could streaming and cloud-based music services potentially revive high-res audio?

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Finally! Truly wireless surround speakers are a reality with the Philips Fidelio HTL9100 sound bar system

Philips's Fidelio HTL9100 is the world's first truly wireless 5.1 sound bar thanks to rechargeable battery-powered surround speakers. Get 5.1 surround sound with two HDMI inputs for $800.

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Think Samsung’s $40,000 UHD TV is the most expensive ever? Think again

At first glance, the $40,000 Samsung S9 seems like a total rip-off. But after considering the Yalos Diamond LCD at $140,000, we're beginning to think maybe it isn't so outrageous after all.

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Is the curtain coming down on plasma? Panasonic may cease plasma manufacturing in fiscal 2014.

After five consecutive quarters of losses in its consumer TV division, has Panasonic decided to pull the plug on plasma and focus on its OLED deal with Sony? The loss of another great product is only going to hurt the consumer in the end.

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Why some high resolution music isn’t worth the extra dough

With downloadable music firmly in charge and set to get bigger, does high resolution audio have a real chance at bringing the unconverted to better quality sound?

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The Audiophile System Builder: Part III – Herring, Hemp, and Hong Kong

If the thought of spending $5,000 on a home stereo makes you recoil in terror, take a look at these 21st century systems that offer genuine high-end audio sound and will transform the music listening experience at home.

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Panasonic’s new sound systems ditch surrounds for more flexible 3.1 arrangements

It's not even officially spring yet, but Panasonic isn't waiting to make its 2013 home theater systems available. Four new systems - including one that's perfect for that Panasonic TC-P65ST60 we know you want on your wall - can be purchased now.

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KEF E-series 5.1 speaker package brings cosmic audiophile speaker technology down to earth

KEF's E-series brings the sound quality of its award-winning Uni-Q drivers into your living room for a home theater experience that is worth writing home about.

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TiVo Mini DVR Extender is here toting some baggage in the form of fine print

TiVo's highly anticipated Mini DVR Extender is finally out, but there are a few details you should be aware of before you rush out and buy one.

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The Audiophile System Builder: Part II – Monitors, Tubes, and the Integrated Amplifier

This week's Audiophile System Builder looks at $2500 and under systems that lean on great integrated amps and terrific loudspeakers. Paired with the right source components, these systems will provide audiophile-approved sound sure to be the envy of your…

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