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The Limitation On Specialty AV's Next Generation Is Leverage

The Limitation On Specialty AV's Next Generation Is Leverage

By Jerry Del Colliano

 

HomeTheaterReview.com's publisher/editor Jerry Del Colliano explores the link between the baby boomer generation and the rise of the specialty audio/video market. With the boomers aging, what can the market due to appeal to new customers? Read More

 
5 Reasons Why You Need To Go See The Movie April Showers (in theaters 4/24/09)

5 Reasons Why You Need To Go See The Movie April Showers (in theaters 4/24/09)

By Jerry Del Colliano

 

Andrew Robinson, managing editor of HomeTheaterReview.com, has written and directed the dramatic feature film April Showers, based on Robinson's experiences and memories as a survivor and witness to the Columbine school shooting tragedy. Read More

 
InFocus To Be Taken Private By Oregon Company

InFocus To Be Taken Private By Oregon Company

By HomeTheaterReview.com

 

Image Holdings Corporation (IHC), an Oregon-based private company run by John Hui, has entered into a definitive merger agreement with the formerly public company InFocus. This deal makes InFocus private, as it is now part of IHC. Read More

 
An Open Letter To Audiophile Record Labels About Blu-ray For Music

An Open Letter To Audiophile Record Labels About Blu-ray For Music

By Jerry Del Colliano

 

HomeTheaterReview.com publisher/editor Jerry Del Colliano makes the case for why audiophile music labels should be much more aggressive in bringing out both old and new audio titles, as well as concert videos, in the Blu-ray disc format. Read More

 
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