Category Archives: Audio

Pioneer Elite BDP-88FD and BDP-85FD Blu-ray Players



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It has been about five years since Pioneer has released an Elite Blu-ray player going back to its reference quality BDP-09FD.

There are now two new flagship models scheduled to be released this month (December) – the BDP-88FD (MSRP:$2000.00) and BDP-85FD (MSRP:$1000.00). Both models are considered to be universal players meaning they will playback most if not all video and audio formats including CD’s, SACD (Super-Audio CD) and DVD-Audio disc.

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Vizio S3821W-CO Sound Bar Review with Wireless Subwoofer


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Vizio Sound Bar 

Today’s flat panel HDTV’s feature slim and elegant designs that fit nicely into our home decor while displaying beautiful high definition images. However, most of these flat panel displays are lacking in one key area of performance… and this is sound quality. An ideal solution for this audio deficiency is the addition of a soundbar.

Vizio, one of several manufacturers of quality sound bars, provides some of the most popular products on the market including their best selling S3821w-CO 38″ 2.1 Home Theater Sound Bar, which is the focus of this review.

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HDTV Add-Ons: Choosing a Sound Bar and Surround Sound System

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Bose Solo 15 TV Sound System

HDTV’s have become the norm for most U.S. households. And according to research done by the Leichtman Research Group, 75% of U.S. homes have at least one HDTV.

The majority of these televisions are likely to be of the flat panel variety. This design leaves very little space for audio speakers that are able to produce full-bodied high-quality sound. In fact, most flat panel HDTV’s produce mediocre or poor sound quality.

However, you do not have to live with this inferior sound reproduction. Two options for better sound include soundbars and pre-matched surround sound systems, also known as Home Theaters in a Box (HTiB).

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