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California Passes Anti-Flat-HDTV Legislation To Try To Save Energy

California Passes Anti-Flat-HDTV Legislation To Try To Save Energy

By Jerry Del Colliano

 

Is California's current attempt to regulate the sale of power-hungry TVs really the best approach to achieving a greener A/V industry? Does it spell demise for plasma technology? Jerry del Colliano makes his opinion pretty clear. Read on for more details. Read More

 
Warner Brothers To Buy Back DVDs For Blu-ray Discs

Warner Brothers To Buy Back DVDs For Blu-ray Discs

By Jerry Del Colliano

 

For those seeking more shelve space and a little extra wallet cash, Warner Brothers is offering a deal - they'll buy back your old DVDs and sell you the titles on Blu-ray instead. This is similar to another deal in 2007, when the company bought back HD-DVDs as that format died out. Read More

 
HD Video Games Are The Gateway Drug For Generation Y To High End Home Theater and Surround Sound

HD Video Games Are The Gateway Drug For Generation Y To High End Home Theater and Surround Sound

By Dr. Ken Taraszka

 

Video games are as additive to kids as a nice glowing rock of crack. With HD video and surround sound - many including Dr. Ken Taraszka, argue that the way to get Generation Y into audiophile topics is to speak their language... Read More

 
Too Big To Fail: AV Manufacturers Look To Big Distributor AVAD For Their Future

Too Big To Fail: AV Manufacturers Look To Big Distributor AVAD For Their Future

By Jerry Del Colliano

 

HomeTheaterReview.com's publisher/editor Jerry Del Colliano talks about how many of America's audio/video manufacturers feel about the electronics distribution company AVAD, which has been acquiring something of a monopoly in the trade. Read More

 
AV's Next and Biggest Generation of Clients Deeply Affected By Unemployment and Under-employment

AV's Next and Biggest Generation of Clients Deeply Affected By Unemployment and Under-employment

By Jerry Del Colliano

 

Historically, consumers in their twenties and thirties are the most avid purchasers of new audio/video technology. Unfortunately, because of the problematic economy, many of today's twenty-and thirty-year-olds are unemployed or at least under-employed. Read More

 
Hulu To Start Charging Users In 2010

Hulu To Start Charging Users In 2010

By Jerry Del Colliano

 

Was Hulu and its free access to TV programming too good to be true? It appears so, as the company has announced that it will start charging a fee sometime in 2010. Hulu currently allows users to view streamed versions of popular TV shows, with commercials, via a Web browser. Read More

 
Consolidation Is Taking the

Consolidation Is Taking the "Special" Out of Specialty Audio-Video

By Jerry Del Colliano

 

HomeTheaterReview.com's publisher/editor Jerry Del Colliano talks about the downsides of what can happen when one specialty audio-video company absorbs another, sometimes jettisoning some or all of what made the acquisition special in the first place. Read More

 
What if HDMI Actually Worked?

What if HDMI Actually Worked?

By Jerry Del Colliano

 

HomeTheaterReview.com's Jerry Del Colliano takes a look at some of the problems associated with HDMI and why this new technology often frustrates audiophiles... Read More

 
Is 99 Cents the New Free For Movie Downloads?

Is 99 Cents the New Free For Movie Downloads?

By Andrew Robinson

 

With so much free video available on the Internet, some people are unwilling to pay anything whatsoever. However, more and more companies are looking to cash in on the marriage of immediacy and affordability with downloads for 99 cents each. Read More

 
AV Manufacturers Need To

AV Manufacturers Need To "Floor" High-End AV Gear for Dealers as Part of an AV Stimulus Plan

By Jerry Del Colliano

 

HomeTheaterReview.com's publisher/editor Jerry Del Colliano makes some suggestions for what audio/video manufacturers can do to help themselves when they need to secure large bank loans during this period of difficulty for independent business owners. Read More