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Jun 30, 2010

Hulu Announces Pay Membership with Hulu Plus

In a move that can only be described as what are they thinking Hulu has decided to offer a package where by their loyal fans can now PAY for the privilege to watch programming that just a day prior was FREE. Claiming to offer better shows and more premium movies with fewer commercials, Hulu Plus is attempting to take a bite out of your cable/satellite bill. Continue Reading
Hulu Announces Pay Membership with Hulu Plus

Jun 28, 2010

Would Jimi Hendrix Use Auto-Tune If He Were Alive Today?

HomeTheaterReview.com publisher/editor Jerry Del Colliano takes on the controversy about auto-tune technology, and whether its use improves or desecrates rock classics by "fixing" notes that the original performers attempted but failed to hit. Continue Reading
Would Jimi Hendrix Use Auto-Tune If He Were Alive Today?

Jun 21, 2010

NHL Hockey Could Be Key To 3D HDTV Success For ESPN

Hockey fans tend to be a particularly visceral bunch, so that, even more than other sports enthusiasts, they would seem primed to appreciate seeing the games in 3D - imagine pucks flying right off the ice right at your face. This might really benefit ESPN, which transmits the NFL games on TV. Continue Reading
NHL Hockey Could Be Key To 3D HDTV Success For ESPN

Jun 14, 2010

Legacy HDTVs Should Fear 2010 Analog Sunset Cutoff

It seems like HDTVs should be safe from the 2010 analog signal transmission cutoff that will affect old analog TV sets (and cripple those only receiving signals from "rabbit ears" antennae), HomeTheaterReview.com explains why there could be trouble. Continue Reading
Legacy HDTVs Should Fear 2010 Analog Sunset Cutoff

Jun 07, 2010

Netflix Streaming App Coming to the iPhone

News of Netflix offering streaming support on iPhones is bound to please streaming fanatics and Netflix true believers however the question still remains are cell networks fast enough (without WiFi) to make streaming your favorite television show or film worth it. Continue Reading
Netflix Streaming App Coming to the iPhone

Jun 07, 2010

3D Glasses Don't Work On All 3D HDTVs

VHS and Beta, PC and Mac - and now these 3D glasses vs. those 3D glasses. Yes, the manufacturers are at it again, creating electronic accessories that only work with certain brands. This forces brand loyalty, but it also fosters buyer irritation. Continue Reading
3D Glasses Don't Work On All 3D HDTVs

Jun 07, 2010

Crestron Reacts To Apple's iPad By Opening Up More Local Distribution

You've heard the saying, "You can't fight City Hall." In the case of portable electronics, City Hall equates with Apple's line of i-devices. However, the home automation company Crestron is putting up a challenge to City Hall - that is, Apple's iPad - with an expansion of local distribution. Continue Reading
Crestron Reacts To Apple's iPad By Opening Up More Local Distribution

May 24, 2010

Home Theater Video Nears Digital Cinema Standard Thanks To Advances In Digital Technologies

Technology continues to advance. Now, even movie industry professionals like legendary director Francis Ford Coppola acknowledge that home theater equipment is at least as good as what is at your local movie theater. Want proof? Coppola, for example, uses a SIM2 home theater projector in his postproduction suites when coloring and mastering his films. Continue Reading
Home Theater Video Nears Digital Cinema Standard Thanks To Advances In Digital Technologies

May 17, 2010

Blue and Bright Sell More Video

The human eye likes blue. TV manufacturers know this, which is why many TVs are pre-calibrated to be overly blue. It may give the whites a lot of pop under the lights of a retail floor, but it's not the ideal setting for a home environment. The solution? Calibration is a must. Continue Reading
Blue and Bright Sell More Video

May 14, 2010

A Weekend With Francis Ford Coppola and SIM2

Italian projector manufacturer SIM2 recently partnered with legendary filmmaker and wine coinsure Francis Ford Coppola. To kick off this unique partnership, SIM2 flew a few AV industry guests, including Home Theater Review's Andrew Robinson, to the Napa Valley in Northern California for a chance to meet with the cinematic icon. Continue Reading
A Weekend With Francis Ford Coppola and SIM2

May 10, 2010

Using iTunes To Control Your Audiophile Music Collection

Curious how to coax the best performance out of your digital music collection? Do you use iTunes? Then you owe it to yourself and your beloved music collection to check out this article that tells you everything you need to know when it comes to transforming Apple's iTunes into the audiophile source of choice. Continue Reading
Using iTunes To Control Your Audiophile Music Collection

May 03, 2010

New AV Dealers Sprout Up As Economy Slowly Improves

To say its been a rough few years is an understatement and no segment of our economy has been spared, especially those dealing in luxury or entertainment goods such as specialty AV. But all is not lost for there are signs of life beginning to appear as new retail stores emerge from the ashes. Continue Reading
New AV Dealers Sprout Up As Economy Slowly Improves

Apr 26, 2010

Would Raising The Mortgage Interest Deduction Revive The High End Home Theater Market Nationally?

HomeTheaterReview.com publisher/editor Jerry Del Colliano discusses a concept - based on the idea that most people who can afford high-end home electronics own their own homes - that could benefit the American home theater market. Continue Reading
Would Raising The Mortgage Interest Deduction Revive The High End Home Theater Market Nationally?

Apr 19, 2010

Consumers Revolt Sour On HDMI 1.4

HomeTheaterReview.com publisher/editor Jerry Del Colliano talks about why all of the unending home tech improvements are making consumers feel a little shell-shocked, wary and perhaps even tapped out, based on his observations of reactions at the CES show. Continue Reading
Consumers Revolt Sour On HDMI 1.4

Apr 12, 2010

Life Without AV Dealers

You've seen, or at least read about, speculated-on futures for the Earth: life after humanity is gone, life after an asteroid strike, life after the Rolling Stones. HomeTheaterReview.com publisher/editor Jerry Del Colliano speculates about life after AV dealers are gone. Continue Reading
Life Without AV Dealers

Apr 08, 2010

D&M Holdings Dumps Escient and Snell Brands

Sometimes even being great isn't enough if other people can't figure out where you go within the big picture. This seems to have been the case with Snell, a high-end audiophile brand that won great acclaim, but hasn't caught on with integration into mainstream home theaters. Continue Reading
D&M Holdings Dumps Escient and Snell Brands

Apr 05, 2010

The Word For The Day is Autostereoscopic When It Comes To 3D

If you don't already wear glasses, chances are, you don't want to start right now. If you do wear glasses, you don't want to have to wear battery-powered glasses. Therefore, autostereoscopic - that is, glasses-free 3D - seems the clear path forward with home theater 3D. Continue Reading
The Word For The Day is Autostereoscopic When It Comes To 3D

Mar 29, 2010

Competing With Costco When Selling HDTVs

How does the specialty retailer compete with Costco and the other big-box chains? Jerry del Colliano shares his thoughts on value-added services and the art of the upsell. Take the right approach, he says, and you will have success. Continue Reading
Competing With Costco When Selling HDTVs

Mar 22, 2010

Why Audiophile Music Doesn't Sell To The Masses

HomeTheaterReview.com publisher/editor Jerry Del Colliano explains why audiophile music, beloved by those who have been taught to appreciate it, doesn't necessarily spark ownership cravings in consumers who have grown up with lesser-quality devices. Continue Reading
Why Audiophile Music Doesn't Sell To The Masses

Mar 15, 2010

Top 10 Most Cliché Home Theater Demos

Heard of the adage, "Never bore your audience"? If you want to show off your wonderful home entertainment system to guests who may have already seen a few such set-ups elsewhere, here's a HomeTheaterReview.com guide to keeping it fresh. Continue Reading
Top 10 Most Cliché Home Theater Demos

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