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The Risk of Buying Audiophile Gear Used

The Risk of Buying Audiophile Gear Used

By Jerry Del Colliano

 

Online bargains and used gear can seem like a great idea. But there is something more than price margins you pay for by going to a physical retailer. You pay for safety, because there are dangers not often thought of from online purchases. Read More

 
Why Are Good Speakers So Damn Expensive These Days?

Why Are Good Speakers So Damn Expensive These Days?

By Jerry Del Colliano

 

High end speakers famously cost quite a bit of money. But why? There are a lot of factors that determine the price of a speaker, many that are surprising and very rarely thought of by consumers. Read More

 
Japan Bails Out Ailing Video Companies: Sony, Hitachi and Toshiba

Japan Bails Out Ailing Video Companies: Sony, Hitachi and Toshiba

By Jerry Del Colliano

 

Japanese companies Sony, Toshiba, and Hitachi have merged their display manufacturing companies into one company. But why did the companies decide to do this and will this move pay off. Read More

 
The Next

The Next "IT Technology" For Specialty AV Wasn't 3D and What Might Be Next

By Jerry Del Colliano

 

The Consumer Electronics industry has been using 3D as the next "It Technology," but it hasn't caught on. However, that doesn't mean that the enticing technologies aren't out there. Or even already here. Read More

 
Making Sense of New Movies That Change Aspect Ratios

Making Sense of New Movies That Change Aspect Ratios

By Andrew Robinson

 

There are an awful lot of aspect ratios that exist in modern AV software. There are even movies that contain changing aspect ratios within the film. So what is the best way to deal with this? Here's a suggestion. Read More

 
Sharp Should Have Licensed The Name KURO - Not Elite

Sharp Should Have Licensed The Name KURO - Not Elite

By Jerry Del Colliano

 

Sharp has unveiled the new high-end Elite-branded HDTV models, complete with a very high-end price. But when looking at the television offered by Sharp, one has to sit back and wonder: why? Read More

 
Imagine a World With No Sony - It's Easy If You Try

Imagine a World With No Sony - It's Easy If You Try

By Jerry Del Colliano

 

Sony is a consumer electronics giant. Or is it? Many things have changed in the modern consumer electronics landscape, including the diminished presence of Sony. More than ever, a world without Sony doesn't seem so farfetched. Read More

 
It's Time To Get Over Pioneer's KURO HDTV

It's Time To Get Over Pioneer's KURO HDTV

By Jerry Del Colliano

 

Okay, everyone. Pioneer Elite KURO televisions have been gone for some time now. It's time we move on and accept the fact that what we have now is just as good, if not better than what KURO presented back then. Read More

 
iAV Consumers Struggle With Online vs. Retail Debate

iAV Consumers Struggle With Online vs. Retail Debate

By Jerry Del Colliano

 

In the modern age, the choice between buying from an online AV retailer or a traditional brick and mortar one can be a difficult one. However, first impressions can be wrong and not everything is as it seems. Read More

 
Study Shows Your Cable Box Is The Real AC Power Pig In Your AV System

Study Shows Your Cable Box Is The Real AC Power Pig In Your AV System

By Adrienne Maxwell

 

There has been a lot of effort over the years to make televisions consume less energy, but now there is a new menace, one that comes in a smaller box but consumes a great deal more energy. Read More