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Blu-ray Limits Its Growth Rate With Constant Firmware Updates

Blu-ray Limits Its Growth Rate With Constant Firmware Updates

By Jerry Del Colliano

 

Home theater technology does not endear itself to users when every time the manufacturers make "improvements" on the products, these improvements require time, effort, research and frequently cash infusions on the part of purchasers to get all the elements to work together. Read More

 
Is Cheap The New Green? Not For Long In This Economy...

Is Cheap The New Green? Not For Long In This Economy...

By Jerry Del Colliano

 

Yes, right now, while the economy is in bad shape, luxury stores like high-end a/v retailers are not doing well. It is easier to sell less expensive items right now than products with a lot of bells and whistles. While this may be the case right now, will it hold long term the way promoting "green" or environmentally friendly products will? Not in the USA it won't. Read More

 
Netflix Ups Blu-ray Surcharge From $1 to $4 Per Month

Netflix Ups Blu-ray Surcharge From $1 to $4 Per Month

By Jerry Del Colliano

 

Although it's still not a huge amount of money - only four dollars a month - Netflix is potentially quadrupling user subscription fees for Blu-ray, depending on how many discs are rented by the consumer under the Netflix subscription plan. Read More

 
Blu-ray and SACD in the Same Package From 2L Records - HD Downloads Too?

Blu-ray and SACD in the Same Package From 2L Records - HD Downloads Too?

By Jerry Del Colliano

 

2L Records is a relatively small European company, but they provide big value by making their audio offerings available as both HD discs and HD downloads, a practice that the better-known major labels should consider emulating. Read More

 
Plasma Pat Sought By Tampa Area Police

Plasma Pat Sought By Tampa Area Police

By Jerry Del Colliano

 

Tampa Bay police are searching for a man who is defrauding people with the promise of budget HDTVs. If you live in the area and a guy named Pat tells you he can use his Wal-Mart employee discount to get you a great deal on an HDTV, keep your wallet in your pocket. Read More

 
Saving Audiophila Part 2: The Role of the Major Record Labels

Saving Audiophila Part 2: The Role of the Major Record Labels

By Jerry Del Colliano

 

Major record companies were caught off guard as music downloads replaced the SACD. Napster proved consumers could now copy their products without actually paying for them. But record labels still may have a role to play in the future of music and it could be by using Blu-ray to sell their products. There are many advantages to it. Read More

 
Saving Audiophila: How To Get a Young, New Generation of Audio Enthusiasts Hooked

Saving Audiophila: How To Get a Young, New Generation of Audio Enthusiasts Hooked

By Jerry Del Colliano

 

The heyday of audio equipment came in the 1960s and 70s. Now, with the economy faltering, the industry has to find a way to get a new generation hooked on top of the line audio equipment. Read More

 
Home Theater Enthusiasts Can Take Control of Their Credit Cards As Banks Act Poorly

Home Theater Enthusiasts Can Take Control of Their Credit Cards As Banks Act Poorly

By Jerry Del Colliano

 

HomeTheaterReview.com tells you how you can continue to purchase the specialty audio and video equipment that quickens your heartbeat and causes you to strategize financially, without falling prey to horrendous credit card interest rates. Read More

 
Nowhere To Sell: Specialty AV Makers Look For New Channels To Sell Their Goods

Nowhere To Sell: Specialty AV Makers Look For New Channels To Sell Their Goods

By Jerry Del Colliano

 

Like most American businesses, the specialty audio/video trade has gone through quite a roller-coaster ride over the last several years. Once tried and true customer-attracting techniques need to be changed to accommodate different times and new clients. Read More

 
Hollywood Sets New Trend: Recycle Your Home Theater (LA Style)

Hollywood Sets New Trend: Recycle Your Home Theater (LA Style)

By Jerry Del Colliano

 

West Los Angeles has begun a new initiative in trying to live an uber-healty lifestyle: the recycling of old electronics in an easy way for consumers to adhere to and want to put into practice. Read More