Buyer Guides

Audio Buyer Guides

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Every music listener on the planet has an opinion on the merits of digital verses analogue audio. This debate started in the 80’s and...

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As high fidelity components, receivers had relatively humble beginnings. They were essentially intended to be a compromise for those who didn’t have the space...

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What You Should Know Before Selecting An Amplifier, Integrated Amplifier Or AV Receiver The integrated amplifier or AV receiver is the heart of your stereo...

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Finally summer has returned up here in the northern hemisphere! We want you to have the best time while you’re outside this summer, so...

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When it comes to putting together an audio system, for a home theatre or a two-channel stereo, there is no avoiding a decision on...

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Over the past few years, one of the biggest changes in the audiophile world is that computer audio has become mainstream. Evidence of this...

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With the resurgence of vinyl and all things related to the medium, more and more people are jumping on the vinyl band-wagon.  No longer...

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Have you ever played air guitar to Guns’n’Roses’ “Sweet Child of Mine”?  Or perhaps air drummed Phil Collins’ “In the Air Tonight” like that...

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It was only a few short years ago that I recall a local group of audio enthusiasts who got together for cold beverage sampling...

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Speakers are the windows to our sonic landscapes. Choosing speakers is the most personal decision that you'll have to make when putting together a...

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What separates great home theatre sound from mediocre sound is the right balance between all the audio components. Matching a $2000 A/V receiver with...

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Now that the wintery weather is behind us, it’s time to get outside. And like many Canadians this summer, you’ll probably be soaking in...

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An AV receiver is the brain and arguably the most critical part of a modern home theatre. This single component takes care of amplification,...

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Setting up a home theater can be complicated, there's no doubt about it. Many high-end setups require the...

Home Theater Buyer Guides

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If you are old enough to remember the days when anything over 21 inches was considered to be a big screen TV, then you...

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Today’s televisions are leaps and bounds beyond what the first cathode ray tube sets were, containing everything from quad-core processors to gyroscope-equipped remotes with...

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Buying a new television, despite the myriad of specifications, technologies, resolutions, and other factors, doesn’t have to be a bewildering quest. With the shuttering...

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It’s been over five years since the first Blu-ray players hit the market and while improved technology, features and functionality have emerged, the core...

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A few years back I remember a friend explaining the concept of an MP3 to me, how CD quality audio could be compressed and...

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A Complete Guide to Choosing a Home Theatre Projector LCD, DLP or LCos? 2D or 3D?   There’s a lot to be said about watching a movie...

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A Complete Guide to Choosing a New TV Plasma, LCD or LED? 2D or 3D? Choosing a shiny, new HDTV today is more confusing than ever...

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3D has already made a big splash over the past year. With movies such as Avatar (which made $2.7B at the box office worldwide),...

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The acronym DVD seems so ingrained into our lexicon today that it's hard to imagine a time, only 12 years ago, when DVDs didn't...

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The VCR is on its last legs. VHS beat BETA but, analog video tape is no match for digital 1s and 0s. The prices...

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In most home theatre applications, a permanent screen solution is used. Manual pull-and-release screens will protect the screen from being damaged by crayon-toting children,...

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I may not have any real-life combat training but if aliens ever attack our planet, I'll be more than happy to fight them; just...

Other Product Buyer Guides

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Tablets are currently at the forefront of the consumer electronics landscape. With a large majority of users doing their computing through websites such as...

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Every television needs a stand just like every DVD collection needs a storage solution. It may seem mundane choosing furniture compared to choosing new...

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In most home theatre applications, a permanent screen solution is used. Manual pull-and-release screens will protect the screen from being damaged by crayon-toting children,...

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To many Canadians, remote control devices can be traced back to the days of the Rogers Cable hard-wired “clicker” box, back in the early...