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Sep 12, 2011

The Risk of Buying Audiophile Gear Used

Online bargains and used gear can seem like a great idea. But there is something more than price margins you pay for by going to a physical retailer. You pay for safety, because there are dangers not often thought of from online purchases. Continue Reading
The Risk of Buying Audiophile Gear Used

Sep 05, 2011

Why Are Good Speakers So Damn Expensive These Days?

High end speakers famously cost quite a bit of money. But why? There are a lot of factors that determine the price of a speaker, many that are surprising and very rarely thought of by consumers. Continue Reading
Why Are Good Speakers So Damn Expensive These Days?

Sep 01, 2011

Japan Bails Out Ailing Video Companies: Sony, Hitachi and Toshiba

Japanese companies Sony, Toshiba, and Hitachi have merged their display manufacturing companies into one company. But why did the companies decide to do this and will this move pay off. Continue Reading
Japan Bails Out Ailing Video Companies: Sony, Hitachi and Toshiba

Aug 29, 2011

The Next "IT Technology" For Specialty AV Wasn't 3D and What Might Be Next

The Consumer Electronics industry has been using 3D as the next "It Technology," but it hasn't caught on. However, that doesn't mean that the enticing technologies aren't out there. Or even already here. Continue Reading
The Next

Aug 22, 2011

Making Sense of New Movies That Change Aspect Ratios

There are an awful lot of aspect ratios that exist in modern AV software. There are even movies that contain changing aspect ratios within the film. So what is the best way to deal with this? Here's a suggestion. Continue Reading
Making Sense of New Movies That Change Aspect Ratios

Aug 15, 2011

Sharp Should Have Licensed The Name KURO - Not Elite

Sharp has unveiled the new high-end Elite-branded HDTV models, complete with a very high-end price. But when looking at the television offered by Sharp, one has to sit back and wonder: why? Continue Reading
Sharp Should Have Licensed The Name KURO - Not Elite

Aug 08, 2011

Imagine a World With No Sony - It's Easy If You Try

Sony is a consumer electronics giant. Or is it? Many things have changed in the modern consumer electronics landscape, including the diminished presence of Sony. More than ever, a world without Sony doesn't seem so farfetched. Continue Reading
Imagine a World With No Sony - It's Easy If You Try

Aug 01, 2011

It's Time To Get Over Pioneer's KURO HDTV

Okay, everyone. Pioneer Elite KURO televisions have been gone for some time now. It's time we move on and accept the fact that what we have now is just as good, if not better than what KURO presented back then. Continue Reading
It's Time To Get Over Pioneer's KURO HDTV

Jul 25, 2011

iAV Consumers Struggle With Online vs. Retail Debate

In the modern age, the choice between buying from an online AV retailer or a traditional brick and mortar one can be a difficult one. However, first impressions can be wrong and not everything is as it seems. Continue Reading
iAV Consumers Struggle With Online vs. Retail Debate

Jul 18, 2011

Study Shows Your Cable Box Is The Real AC Power Pig In Your AV System

There has been a lot of effort over the years to make televisions consume less energy, but now there is a new menace, one that comes in a smaller box but consumes a great deal more energy. Continue Reading
Study Shows Your Cable Box Is The Real AC Power Pig In Your AV System

Jul 11, 2011

For Once The Music Industry Got It Right With Rush's Moving Pictures Album on Blu-ray

Audiophile music has been a bit of a battle to obtain. With the ease and convenience of MP3 downloads, it is hard to convince record labels to release an album on Blu-ray. That is why the re-release of Rush's Moving Pictures album is worth talking about. Continue Reading
For Once The Music Industry Got It Right With Rush's Moving Pictures Album on Blu-ray

Jul 04, 2011

3D Is More of an Add-on Than a Compelling Reason To Buy a New HDTV

The home theater business is just that: a business. And the consumer electronics industry is searching for the next big thing for the market. The industry believes that that is 3D but Jerry Del Colliano thinks otherwise. Continue Reading
3D Is More of an Add-on Than a Compelling Reason To Buy a New HDTV

Jun 27, 2011

Surprise, Surprise. Americans Love to Watch TV

Nielsen, the media company that performs the Nielsen ratings, which rank television usage and viewing habits, has released the results of its quarterly report, which contains some interesting information, if not all that surprising. Continue Reading
Surprise, Surprise. Americans Love to Watch TV

Jun 20, 2011

Five Reasons Why Best Buy Could End Up Like Circuit City

Jerry Del Colliano takes on the big boys in the blue shirts to tell them what they need to do if they want to remain dominate, because their grip on the market is slipping and could be lost forever if they don't wise up. Continue Reading
Five Reasons Why Best Buy Could End Up Like Circuit City

Jun 13, 2011

Value Is The New Luxury For Home Theater & Audio Enthusiasts

In an ever-changing and ever-improving environment, AV consumers have begun to demand components that can do a lot more for a lot less, which is not a bad thing and Home Theater Review understands and supports this standpoint. Continue Reading
Value Is The New Luxury For Home Theater & Audio Enthusiasts

Jun 06, 2011

Will Apple Go HD on Its Pending iCloud Music Download Service?

Apple is on the verge of launching a cloud-based music service so that users can have access to music whenever they want it, eliminating the need for local storage. The question remains: Of what quality will that music be? Continue Reading
Will Apple Go HD on Its Pending iCloud Music Download Service?

May 30, 2011

Why Are Some Audiophiles Scared of Bob Hodas?

Bob Hodas does something mysterious and powerful, which can cause fear, but really it is helpful and wonderful and can make your system sing if you take what he does for what it is and embrace it. Continue Reading
Why Are Some Audiophiles Scared of Bob Hodas?

May 23, 2011

Can Burnt Bridges Be Mended Between Audiophile Retailers' Scorched Customers?

Audiophile retailers and consumers are in a bit of a battle, but it doesn't have to be that way. Jerry Del Colliano presents a few ideas that both groups can put into practice to get things back on track. Continue Reading
Can Burnt Bridges Be Mended Between Audiophile Retailers' Scorched Customers?

May 16, 2011

The Power of Twitter

Andrew Robinson made a simple, honest request of Audyssey via Twitter, and was met with something he not only didn't expect, but something that is inexcusable from a customer service point of view. Continue Reading
The Power of Twitter

May 09, 2011

No Active 3D Standard Leaves Door Open For Passive 3D HDTVs

It happened with HDMI and now it seems that video companies have done it again with 3D. With their rush to launch a new product featuring the very latest technology, the manufacturers forgot to work together to agree to a standard that was meaningful and mindful of the needs of the consumer. Continue Reading
No Active 3D Standard Leaves Door Open For Passive 3D HDTVs

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