Don't-Miss Home theater Stories

Bigstream streaming accessory

The Bigstream streaming accessory for iOS and some iPods is an acceptable solution but, if you can work with a wired connection, is one that you can implement for less money.

Peel Universal Remote Control

The Peel Universal Remote Control earns praise for its ease-of-configuration and ability to control the primary functions of your AV gear. But that may still not be enough for some people.

Samsung Series 6500 PN50C6500TF

The Samsung Series 6500 PN50C6500TFXZA delivers good image quality and great connected TV features at a reasonable price; but it's an energy hog, has no 3D support, and skimps on inputs.

Sceptre E420BV-F120

The Sceptre E420BV-F120 has a lot of ports and a slim design, but those positives are outweighed by poor picture quality and a lack of Internet-connected features.

Epson MovieMate 85HD

The MovieMate 85HD has a lot to offer as a convenient, portable, all-in-one home entertainment media player. With its built-in DVD player, integrated speakers, and variety of connectors, this versatile projector can turn your backyard into an outdoor theater, or your living room into a movie-house.

Apple Digital AV Adapter

Apple's new $39 Digital AV Adapter gives HD-capable iOS devices a feature they have sorely lacked: the ability to output HD video. At last, those HD videos on your iPad, iPhone 4, or fourth-generation (4G) iPod touch can be displayed as they were intended -- on a big, beautiful HDTV.

Monsoon Vulkano Deluxe

Unit lets you remotely access live and recorded TV on a wide array of devices at a reasonable price--but it requires some compromises.

Sony Bravia XBR-52HX909 52-Inch LCD TV

Sony's HX909 Series will cost you a lot, but you’ll get very good images and a lot of Internet programming.

Sony Bravia HX909 LCD TV Series

Acquiring one of Sony's HX909 series TVs will cost you a lot, but you’ll get very good images and a lot of Internet programming.

Panasonic TC-P42GT25 3D TV

The GT25 has great features for the price, but the image quality issues will deter discerning buyers with a bigger budget.

Panasonic GT25 Series 3D TV

The GT25 has great features for the price, but the image quality issues will deter discerning buyers with a bigger budget.

Sony Bravia NX800 LCD TV Series

The Sony Bravia NX800 series delivers respectable audio/video quality and a ton of Internet features, but suffers from annoying design issues.

Sony Bravia KDL-46NX800 46-Inch LCD TV

The Sony NX800 Series delivers respectable audio/video quality and a ton of Internet features, but suffers from annoying design issues.