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Apple's 2009 iLife Will Teach People How To Play a Musical Instrument

Apple's 2009 iLife Will Teach People How To Play a Musical Instrument

By Jerry Del Colliano

 

The latest thing you can do with an Apple product? Learn how to play a musical instrument. Steve Jobs and company's new Apple iLife 2009 can be used to learn to play the instrument of your choice. iLife 2009 also features nine tutorials from famous rock stars like Sting, John Fogerty and Sarah MacLachlan. Read More

 
Vizio Now Number 2 Flat HDTV Seller in America - Samsung Is Tops

Vizio Now Number 2 Flat HDTV Seller in America - Samsung Is Tops

By Jerry Del Colliano

 

Look out, Samsung. The breath you feel on the back of your neck comes from Vizio, who has just passed Sony to become the second largest HDTV seller in the United States with a 14.3 percent market share. Samsung currently leads the market with a 20.2 percent share. Read More

 
Specialty AV Brands Look To Dealers To

Specialty AV Brands Look To Dealers To "Push" Their Products Over Creating New Consumer Demand

By Jerry Del Colliano

 

If you are a manufacturer of specialty audio/video products, you want to retailers carrying your products to do something more aggressive about moving the merchandise than just directing customers to the right aisle and swiping the occasional credit card. Read More

 
DirecTV Investor Lends Over $500,000,000 To Sirius XM (SIRI)

DirecTV Investor Lends Over $500,000,000 To Sirius XM (SIRI)

By HomeTheaterReview.com

 

The company behind much of the backing of DirecTV has come to the rescue of struggling satellite radio provider, XM Sirius. Draws like Howard Stern and to a lesser extent Oprah Winfrey and Martha Stewart have helped the network but its not out of Read More

 
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