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Are Blu-ray's Days Numbered? The Half Life of AV Disc Theory

Are Blu-ray's Days Numbered? The Half Life of AV Disc Theory

By Jerry Del Colliano

 

HomeTheaterReview.com's publisher/editor Jerry Del Colliano muses about the longevity (or lack thereof) of various audio/video formats, including the current HD champ Blu-ray, and how and why the companies change their offerings for the consumer. Read More

 
Pioneer To Leave The HDTV Business - Slashing 10k Jobs

Pioneer To Leave The HDTV Business - Slashing 10k Jobs

By Jerry Del Colliano

 

It's with a heavy heart that we report that Pioneer plans to stop producing HDTVs in 2010. The company's KURO line of plasma HDTVs has been almost universally hailed as the best panels money can buy, but that alone could not ease the company's economic woes. Read More

 
Is Dish Network Looking To Get More HD Bandwidth By Buying Sirius XM?

Is Dish Network Looking To Get More HD Bandwidth By Buying Sirius XM?

By Jerry Del Colliano

 

Okay, we know that one of satellite provider DirecTV's top investors has loaned $500,000 U.S. to Sirius XM Radio. Now we can begin speculating about whether DirecTV will benefit from this development, and if so, what's there for DirecTV at the end of this rainbow? Read More

 
Elevator Music Kings Muzak File For Chapter 11

Elevator Music Kings Muzak File For Chapter 11

By Jerry Del Colliano

 

Muzak is one of those brands like Xerox or Scotch tape - people use the name to describe a whole genre, whether it's really that specific item or not. Muzak is the generally cutesy-fied version of music that seemed to forever be playing in elevators and supermarkets. Read More

 
Sirius XM In Fear Of Takeover From EchoStar (Dish Network)?

Sirius XM In Fear Of Takeover From EchoStar (Dish Network)?

By HomeTheaterReview.com

 

Once upon a time - okay, back in 2008 - two satellite radio providers, Sirius and XM, got hitched at the behest of Sirius CEO Mel Karamzin. Now it seems that the radio marriage may include a cable TV partner, namely Echostar's Dish Network. Read More

 
Sunday's Super Bowl Was 2nd Biggest TV Broadcast of All-Time

Sunday's Super Bowl Was 2nd Biggest TV Broadcast of All-Time

By HomeTheaterReview.com

 

Never mind all that fretting over shrinking television audiences. The Nielsen ratings show that the Sunday Super Bowl football game, with the Arizona Cardinals and the Pittsburgh Steelers facing each other on the gridiron, got the second biggest viewing figures in history. Read More

 
Porn Interrupts Super Bowl Broadcast In Tucson

Porn Interrupts Super Bowl Broadcast In Tucson

By HomeTheaterReview.com

 

Theoretically, the only balls anybody is supposed to see during a football game are the ones being tossed around and run with by the players. However, Comcast subscribers in Tucson, Arizona wound up seeing something else during the Super Bowl telecast. Read More

 
A Filmmaker's Guide to Why You Need to Calibrate Your HDTV Today

A Filmmaker's Guide to Why You Need to Calibrate Your HDTV Today

By HomeTheaterReview.com

 

As a filmmaker who has witnessed the painstaking process of color correction in post-production, Andrew Robinson discusses the importance of HDTV calibration. For the movie lover who truly wants the most accurate picture possible, there are a number of calibration options. Read More

 
U.S Credit Freeze Hurting The Home Theater Business Badly

U.S Credit Freeze Hurting The Home Theater Business Badly

By Jerry Del Colliano

 

You have to wonder what the point of credit is when even people who have plenty of money and have never failed to pay a bill in their lives can't borrow money from the banks. This situation is having a devastating effect on the home theater industry. Read More

 
Sirius-XM (SIRI) To Raise Rates While Destroying Programming

Sirius-XM (SIRI) To Raise Rates While Destroying Programming

By Jerry Del Colliano

 

There is a whole movement growing to protest the phenomenon of cereal boxes and bags of potato chips that cost more than their recent forebears, while containing less actual food. Sirius-XM seems to be following the same trend as the snack packagers. Read More