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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

 
Parks and Assoc. Say Consumers Intend To Spend More On AV Later in 2009

Parks and Assoc. Say Consumers Intend To Spend More On AV Later in 2009

By HomeTheaterReview.com

 

A silver lining may be appearing on the storm-clouded electronics consumer horizon, according to a survey by Parks Associates' Decision Process, which says that although the economy has been a big factor in a downturn in spending, the public may purchase more later in 2009. Read More

 
AV Identity Crisis: Radio Shack and Wilson Audio Abandon Well Known Names

AV Identity Crisis: Radio Shack and Wilson Audio Abandon Well Known Names

By Jerry Del Colliano

 

Radio Shack is one of those brand names like "Xerox" or "Mc" anything - people use it when they are talking about an entire type of products, whether they literally mean it's from Radio Shack or not. Now Radio Shack is changing its name to The Shack. Read More

 
Legendary Speaker Designer Jim Thiel Passes Away

Legendary Speaker Designer Jim Thiel Passes Away

By Jerry Del Colliano

 

In sad news for the audio industry, a reliable source has confirmed that acclaimed loudspeaker designer Jim Thiel, founder of the Thiel loudspeaker line, has passed away. The cause of death has not been made known to the press at this time. Read More

 
CEDIA 2009 Show Report - Andrew Robinson

CEDIA 2009 Show Report - Andrew Robinson

By HomeTheaterReview.com

 

The CEDIA Tradeshow is one of the best places to get scoops on the latest and greatest from the world of home theater and custom installation. Andrew Robinson gives you his winners and losers from Atlanta. Read More