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No Active 3D Standard Leaves Door Open For Passive 3D HDTVs

No Active 3D Standard Leaves Door Open For Passive 3D HDTVs

By Jerry Del Colliano

 

It happened with HDMI and now it seems that video companies have done it again with 3D. With their rush to launch a new product featuring the very latest technology, the manufacturers forgot to work together to agree to a standard that was meaningful and mindful of the needs of the consumer. Read More

 
The Best Seat in the House Isn't in Your House: A Look at Bowers & Wilkins' Jaguar Sound System

The Best Seat in the House Isn't in Your House: A Look at Bowers & Wilkins' Jaguar Sound System

By Andrew Robinson

 

Unless you are actually in the industry, and perhaps even then, chances are that you spend much more of your music-listening time in your car than you do in your home. Bowers & Wilkins designed their Jaguar sound system with this in mind. Read More

 
What California's Retroactive Sales Tax Means to Online and Out-of-State AV Retailers and Consumers Alike

What California's Retroactive Sales Tax Means to Online and Out-of-State AV Retailers and Consumers Alike

By Jerry Del Colliano

 

When it comes to our nation's tax code it reads more like a choose your own adventure than a how-to and California's tax code isn't exactly better for their retroactive sales tax code is among the hardest to understand. Home Theater Review publisher, Jerry Del Colliano, weighs in on this rather unknown tax code. Read More

 
DirecTV's Premium VOD To Launch This Thursday For $30 Says Industry Source

DirecTV's Premium VOD To Launch This Thursday For $30 Says Industry Source

By Jerry Del Colliano

 

According to Engadget.com, an electronics Internet site, DirecTV is taking a gamble that home entertainment enthusiasts are willing to spend more than the price of two movie tickets, as the company's premium VOD service launches this Thursday at $30 per download. Read More

 
DirecTV Partners With Movie Studios to Take on Theater Chains with Unimpressive Results

DirecTV Partners With Movie Studios to Take on Theater Chains with Unimpressive Results

By Pierce O'Toole

 

In a move that has caused motion picture distributors to strenuously object, a number of major studios, including Universal, Fox, Sony, Warner Brothers and Universal, have joined forces with DirecTV to bring major film titles to VOD sixty days after theatrical release. Read More

 
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