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The Death Of The Dedicated Media Room and Why What Comes Next Is Even More Exciting

The Death Of The Dedicated Media Room and Why What Comes Next Is Even More Exciting

By Jerry Del Colliano

 

There are those who say that watching films on a home theater system is an anti-social experience. When you get together with friends, you simply sit together in a dark room and stare at the screen. This may be changing now with the advent of new technology that makes things a lot easier for those setting up a room in their house dedicated to home theater. Read More

 
Even Facing Doom Borders Missed The Boat on AV Software Value

Even Facing Doom Borders Missed The Boat on AV Software Value

By Andrew Robinson

 

You might think that in the middle of a "store chain closing - gigantic discounts" sale that it would be easy to move something as desirable as Blu-ray discs. You might think that, but you'd be wrong, at least in the case of how Borders handled the discs in the chain's final days. Read More

 
Selling HD Content To A Generation of Thieves That Honestly Don't Know Its Wrong To Steal

Selling HD Content To A Generation of Thieves That Honestly Don't Know Its Wrong To Steal

By Jerry Del Colliano

 

There is a dynamic at work with audio and video content that might be funny if it wasn't so alarming. A lot of users haven't figured out the equation that if they obtain all of their entertainment for free, the entertainers don't have the money to make anything else. Read More

 
How Bose Can Teach The AV Business How To Sell More Systems For More Profit

How Bose Can Teach The AV Business How To Sell More Systems For More Profit

By Jerry Del Colliano

 

All highs no lows it must be Bose has been an adage used among audiophiles for years and while Bose may laugh at the notion it's not because the saying is funny-no Bose is laughing all the way to the bank for they remain one of the most prolific and profitable brands in all of AV. Read More

 
How To Avoid Internet Dependence In Your Home and Home Theater

How To Avoid Internet Dependence In Your Home and Home Theater

By Jerry Del Colliano

 

Today's hot, new A/V products all have Internet connectivity and a host of Web-oriented applications. Of course we're all addicted to the Internet, but is it a good idea to get our home theater and home automation systems addicted, too? Read More

 
AV Retailers Aggressively Push For The Upsell Despite The Down Economy

AV Retailers Aggressively Push For The Upsell Despite The Down Economy

By Jerry Del Colliano

 

HomeTheaterReview.com publisher/editor Jerry Del Colliano weighs in on the various methods audio/video retailers are employing to move product, even in an economy where most consumers are feeling the pinch and are consequently reluctant to spend money. Read More

 
Has Netflix Dug Its Own Grave?

Has Netflix Dug Its Own Grave?

By Andrew Robinson

 

Not everybody wants to watch movies on their computers. Netflix, however, seems to believe that their consumer base desires to watch films online, because the company has announced that it is moving away from renting hard copies in favor of streaming downloads. Read More

 
New Home Theater Trend - 2.1 Speaker Surround Sound

New Home Theater Trend - 2.1 Speaker Surround Sound

By Jerry Del Colliano

 

The latest trend in home theater technology is 2.1 speaker surround sound. This allows audio and video enthusiasts to bring investment grade audiophile gear to an audio video system. Previously, the equipment was practically considered disposable. Read More

 
Is 3D Laying Down On The Job? Why 3D Is Only One Reason To Buy an HDTV Today

Is 3D Laying Down On The Job? Why 3D Is Only One Reason To Buy an HDTV Today

By Dr. Ken Taraszka

 

In this HTR exclusive, Dr. Ken Taraszka talks about what can be expected from these new sets, both benefits and demerits, including how the glasses work, the best and worst physical positions for viewing, and what type of monitors best display this format. Read More

 
Whale Hunting In The Desert - $20,000 Plus AV Components Are Everywhere At CES

Whale Hunting In The Desert - $20,000 Plus AV Components Are Everywhere At CES

By Jerry Del Colliano

 

Many of the products at the January 2011 Consumer Electronics Show indicate that despite the poor state of the economy, companies are still looking to make sales of big ticket items. The market for these products is getting smaller and smaller due to the economy, but that doesn't appear to be stopping companies from trying to sell these high priced items. Read More