HDMI Corner: Be Proactive About Active Cables’ Power Demands

As True 4K Ultra HD products hit stores, you're going to have to use 'active' cables with much higher power demands. Where will all that power come from?

Jan 20, 2017

How Dish is Winning by Cannibalizing Itself: AirTV, Dish-on-a-Stick, Native Alexa Voice

Demonstrated at CES 2017, Dish Networks's new AirTV box and Dish-on-a-Fire-TV-Stick could cut into its traditional satellite service; First native Alexa Voice control for TV demo'd.

Jan 20, 2017

Hands-On: Syzygy SLF-850 Subwoofer Scores High on Sound Quality, Calibration

Fred Harding reviews a 10-inch Syzygy SLF-850 Subwoofer that uses calibration circuitry to match the subwoofer to the room and its location within the room.

Jan 20, 2017

Sonos Doesn’t Hate Home-Automation Channel; They Just Don’t Communicate Well

(UPDATE: new Sonos CEO responds) When Sonos surprised home-automation dealers with an auto-update that crippled some functionality, they should have communicated better. It’s not always about the technology.

Jan 20, 2017

Straight Wire SWTS Toslink Cables Support Greater Bend Radius

Straight Wire's new SWTS Toslink Cable is manufactured to support its installation in locations that typical Toslink cables can't install.

Jan 19, 2017

New Sonos API Disrupts Home Automation Integration, But Lays Solid Foundation

Integrators were peeved when Sonos implemented its new API for smart-home integration, stripping certain functionality from unsanctioned drivers, which will all be blocked soon. Control4, Sonos and dealers respond.

Jan 18, 2017