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Mar 08, 2010

High End AV Preamp Sales Boom Despite Recession - Many Models Sold Out

Despite the fact that the economy continues to struggle, higher end AV preamps continue to sell well, especially those in the $10,000 and under price range. Some of the most popular models are actually selling out resulting in wait lists. Continue Reading
High End AV Preamp Sales Boom Despite Recession - Many Models Sold Out

Mar 01, 2010

Why "Build It And They Will Come" Never Works in the AV Retail

My dad always said measure twice and cut once. In business the same is true only it's identify demand then fulfill accordingly. Sounds easy enough yet so many bad business decisions, especially those surrounding the need to open a specialty AV shop, are not based upon hard facts or detailed planning but instead passion and desire, two things that often don't equal big sales as some who took the plunge are quickly finding out. Continue Reading
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Feb 28, 2010

AV123.com's Mark Schifter Indicted in Colorado For Alleged Charity Fraud

According to Colorado-based website TimesCall.com, a Colorado grand jury has indicted Mark Schifter, who works for another website, AV123.com, for a number of charges relating to misappropriating funds earmarked for a variety of charitable organizations. Continue Reading
AV123.com's Mark Schifter Indicted in Colorado For Alleged Charity Fraud

Feb 22, 2010

Are Today's HDTVs Truly Disposable Electronic Components?

As Jerry del Colliano awaits the repair of his prized Panasonic plasma, he has plenty of free time to ponder this question: Has the HDTV become a disposable commodity? As flat-panel prices continue to drop, is it worth it to pay for a TV repair, or should you just upgrade to the latest model? Continue Reading
Are Today's HDTVs Truly Disposable Electronic Components?

Feb 20, 2010

D.C. Area MyerEmco Chain Slated To Close

After over half a century in business, MyerEmco, a specialty audio/video firm based near the nation's capital in Gaithersburg, Maryland, is shutting down. The company had previously shuttered individual stores, but new developments are causing it to close down altogether. Continue Reading
D.C. Area MyerEmco Chain Slated To Close

Feb 18, 2010

Abbey Road Studios For Sale By Equity Firm That Owns EMI

Abbey Road Studios, the recording facility made forever famous by the Beatles' Abbey Road album, not to mention all the historic tracks laid down there, has been put on the commercial real estate market by Terra Firma, which owns EMI. Continue Reading
Abbey Road Studios For Sale By Equity Firm That Owns EMI

Feb 15, 2010

What Would Dan D'Agostino Do?

Forget what Jesus would do for a moment and let's ask ourselves what would Dan D'Agostino do to fix the ailing AV industry -for if there was ever a messiah-like figure among AV enthusiasts it would be Dan D'Agostino. Want to know what Dan would do? Continue Reading
What Would Dan D'Agostino Do?

Feb 07, 2010

Experiencing Your Dream Home Theater While On Vacation

HomeTheaterReview.com publisher/editor Jerry Del Colliano gives a list of vacation destination hotels where visitors can experience (and perhaps preview) the best in home theater technology in the comfort and privacy of the rooms. Continue Reading
Experiencing Your Dream Home Theater While On Vacation

Feb 01, 2010

Finding New Consumers After The 25 Year Boom In Home Theater Is Over

P.T. Barnum famously said that there's one born every minute. He was referring to suckers (in his case, circus attendees), but he could have been talking about consumers. The trick is getting them to be fascinated by the same types of things that mesmerized their parents. Continue Reading
Finding New Consumers After The 25 Year Boom In Home Theater Is Over

Jan 25, 2010

Kids Enthusiastically Upgrade Their Computers - Why Not Their Audio?

Try taking a cell phone away from a Generation Y'er and don't be shocked if they attack you. Tell them they can't upgrade their computer and they will get militant. As Generation Y gets employed, buys homes and grows up - will they upgrade their audio like their Boomer parents? Continue Reading
Kids Enthusiastically Upgrade Their Computers - Why Not Their Audio?

Jan 19, 2010

Home Theater Review Updates Its Comments System

Home Theater Review always welcomes legitimate comments from our readers, but we're somewhat less hospitable to spammers, flamers, phishers and the like. With this in mind, readers who wish to comment can either create a HomeTheaterReview.com account and/or use Facebook. Continue Reading
Home Theater Review Updates Its Comments System

Jan 18, 2010

Will Blu-ray Profile 3.0 Be the Magic Bullet For Audiophile HD Music?

Audiophiles may not care too much about the latest goings on in the world of home theater but they should be for Blu-ray discs hold the key to high resolution music playback though you wouldn't know it by the staggering lack of high resolution, stereo or multi-channel discs on the market today. Continue Reading
Will Blu-ray Profile 3.0 Be the Magic Bullet For Audiophile HD Music?

Jan 12, 2010

CES 2010 Show Report - Brian Kahn

Brian Kahn reports from the 2010 CES show in Atlanta where 3D television and slim cabinets were garnering the most attention. Early indications are that there is more enthusiasm this year than a year ago. Continue Reading
CES 2010 Show Report - Brian Kahn

Jan 12, 2010

CES 2010 Show Report - Adrienne Maxwell

What did major manufacturers like Panasonic, Samsung, Sony, LG, and Toshiba show off at CES this year? Read Adrienne Maxwell's show report to get the details. Here's a hint: the number 3 and the letter D were spotted all over the show floor. Continue Reading
CES 2010 Show Report - Adrienne Maxwell

Jan 11, 2010

2010 CES Show Report- Andrew Robinson

HomeTheaterReview.com's reporter Andrew Robinson gives his impressions of the mood on the floor at the 2010 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) and finds a lot of people expressing cautious optimism after surviving the hardships of 2009. Continue Reading
2010 CES Show Report- Andrew Robinson

Jan 11, 2010

CES 2010 Show Report - Jerry Del Colliano

HomeTheaterReview.com's publisher/editor Jerry Del Colliano talks about what he found this year at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES), including notably better spirits and better attendance numbers than had been present in the previous year. Continue Reading
CES 2010 Show Report - Jerry Del Colliano

Jan 10, 2010

CES 2010 Show Report - Ken Taraszka, MD

Nowhere on the planet Earth will you see more people shopping for the latest and greatest in home theater products that at the International CES Show. Dr. Ken Taraszka takes a long look at the best from the world's biggest tradeshow. Continue Reading
CES 2010 Show Report - Ken Taraszka, MD

Jan 06, 2010

Warners and Netflix Expand Deal To Provide Content After 28 Days

Netflix and Warner Brothers have inked a deal that will keep WB titles on the hugely popular service. There's just one catch. Fans will have to wait a full 28 days (1 month) after the film's initial release on Blu-ray and DVD before they're able to rent them. Continue Reading
Warners and Netflix Expand Deal To Provide Content After 28 Days

Jan 04, 2010

With Receivers Packing 9.2 Performance - How Many Channels of Surround Are Too Many?

9.2 surround sound is the latest technological advance in home theater systems. But with the economy in a deep recession and the fact that you need to purchase a lot of equipment to make these new systems work well, how much is too much when it comes to surround sound? Continue Reading
With Receivers Packing 9.2 Performance - How Many Channels of Surround Are Too Many?

Dec 28, 2009

The AV Business Is Cautiously Optimistic About The Economy In 2010

Despite all of the craziness that is still affecting most businesses in the aftermath of the 2008 financial crisis the like lasting fallout after a nuclear explosion, the audio-video business feels it has reasons to hope things will improve in 2010. Continue Reading
The AV Business Is Cautiously Optimistic About The Economy In 2010

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