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Jul 08, 2009

An Inside Look at Michael Jackson's $100,000 A Month Rental Including His Home Theater

Take an exclusive look at the King of Pop's Holmby Hills digs including a lush home theater - screening room. Before his untimely death, he was living in style (right down the street from the Playboy Mansion) including the best in the world of home theater. Continue Reading
An Inside Look at Michael Jackson's $100,000 A Month Rental Including His Home Theater

Jul 07, 2009

Pound Wise and Penny Foolish - How The Home Theater Business Can Learn From Luxury Sectors Still Trying To Bilk Consumers

Rich people hate being ripped off. When a hotel charges $15 for Internet access or $45 per night for valet parking - they notice. Read Jerry Del Colliano's feature about how some of the best brands take good care of their most important assets - their clients. Continue Reading
Pound Wise and Penny Foolish - How The Home Theater Business Can Learn From Luxury Sectors Still Trying To Bilk Consumers

Jun 30, 2009

Can The Home Theater Business Re-price Itself Back Into The Hearts and Wallets of Consumers?

HomeTheaterReview.com publisher, Jerry Del Colliano, takes a look at the in's and out's of how the real estate market ties into the world of custom home theater while asking how dealers can woo consumers back into invest in AV for their homes even in a recessionary market. Continue Reading
Can The Home Theater Business Re-price Itself Back Into The Hearts and Wallets of Consumers?

Jun 29, 2009

New VIZIO Higher End XVT Line Offers LED, 240 Hz Refresh and More

The XVT Series represents the best that Vizio has to offer, and the company has announced the addition of eight new TV models. Features include a full-array LED backlighting system with local dimming, 240Hz SPS technology, and the VIA Web service. Continue Reading
New VIZIO Higher End XVT Line Offers LED, 240 Hz Refresh and More

Jun 25, 2009

Michael Jackson Dead At 50

The AP wire service has reported that Michael Jackson, the musical superstar often referred to as the King of Pop, has passed away at the age of fifty. Jackson was in the midst of rehearsals for a massive international concert tour at the time of his death. Continue Reading
Michael Jackson Dead At 50

Jun 23, 2009

Silicon Image (SIMG) Show First HDMI 1.4 Parts For "Liquid HD" Over Ethernet Systems

Silicon Image has introduced the SiI9387 port processor and SiI9334 transmitter, the first semiconductor products to incorporate the latest HDMI 1.4 specification features. Continue Reading
 Silicon Image (SIMG) Show First HDMI 1.4 Parts For

Jun 23, 2009

Is Brighter Better? LED HDTVs Are Flying Off Of Store Shelves

"LED TVs" are all the rage. An LCD TV that uses an LED-based lighting system instead of a CCFL backlight, this new design can allow for high brightness, improved energy efficiency, and sleeker form factors. But how do they measure up in the performance realm? Continue Reading
Is Brighter Better? LED HDTVs Are Flying Off Of Store Shelves

Jun 19, 2009

Howard Stern Banned From Sirius-XM App on New iPhone

They call him the King of All Media but just not smartphones - thanks to Sirius XM. Shock Jock Howard Stern is being kept off of Sirius XM's phones for now because of the nature of his show. He is also kept from broadcast in many rental cars that have satellite radio. Continue Reading
Howard Stern Banned From Sirius-XM App on New iPhone

Jun 15, 2009

Solutions For Recycling Your Televisions As You "Transition" To A New HDTV

With the transition from analog to digital and CRT televisions to flat panel, older models need to be disposed of. Home Theater Review offers some help. Continue Reading
Solutions For Recycling Your Televisions As You

Jun 09, 2009

HDMI 1.4 - Another New Example of Planned Obsolesce Imposed On The Home Theater Market

HomeTheaterReview.com publisher/editor Jerry Del Colliano weighs in on the way that a lot of home video products, including HDMI L4, are designed in ways that mean they will either not be compatible with newer items or fail to work altogether in the foreseeable future. Continue Reading
HDMI 1.4 - Another New Example of Planned Obsolesce Imposed On The Home Theater Market

Jun 06, 2009

3M's New Vikuiti Film Aims To Help Save Power For Flat HDTVs By Up To 30 Percent

3M has created a new film for monitors that is designed to regulate light management, which in turn helps energy efficiency, amongst other benefits. Continue Reading
3M's New Vikuiti Film Aims To Help Save Power For Flat HDTVs By Up To 30 Percent

Jun 02, 2009

Microsoft's Xbox 360 To Offer 1080p Movie Downloads This Fall

Without question the most successful new product for Microsoft in 10 years has been Xbox 360 which competes favorably with Sony's Playstation 3. Now it downloads movies right onto the game console in 1080p resolution. Continue Reading
Microsoft's Xbox 360 To Offer 1080p Movie Downloads This Fall

May 27, 2009

What The AV Business Can Learn From Chef Alice Waters and The Slow Food Movement

HomeTheaterReview.com's publisher/editor Jerry Del Colliano talks about why, even though they would seem on the surface to be completely different topics, the audio/video industry and the slow food movement have certain similarities that can benefit the former. Continue Reading
What The AV Business Can Learn From Chef Alice Waters and The Slow Food Movement

May 26, 2009

Krell Releases S-1200 and S-1200u Surround Sound Preamp/Processors

The S-1200 surround sound preamp/processor is now available from Krell Industries. This new model took more than two years to design and is the latest addition to the Krell HMI 1.3 capable surround sound processor lineup. Continue Reading
Krell Releases S-1200 and S-1200u Surround Sound Preamp/Processors

May 23, 2009

Bang & Olufsen launches $111,000 BeoVision 4 103-inch Plasma HDTV

The new BeoVision 4 103-inch plasma from Bang & Olufson is one of the biggest televisions on the market and the only one of its stature to include a stand that can tilt or lift the screen so owners can achieve an optimum viewing position with just the touch of a button. Continue Reading
Bang & Olufsen launches $111,000 BeoVision 4 103-inch Plasma HDTV

May 22, 2009

Circuit City To Relaunch As An Online Play

Circuit City, which feels to most of us like it went into business back when dinosaurs roamed the Earth, has been gone from the landscape for awhile now. However, as HomeTheaterReview.com expected, the company is making a return on the Internet. Continue Reading
Circuit City To Relaunch As An Online Play

May 20, 2009

Sirius XM Shows Loss In Overall Subscribers (404k) For First Time

Sirius XM has been a big hit with listeners for a long time - it offers both better sound quality and better music/listening choices than commercial radio. Therefore, the company has been surprised by a quarter that saw its subscriber base recede by over four hundred thousand. Continue Reading
Sirius XM Shows Loss In Overall Subscribers (404k) For First Time

May 20, 2009

A New World Order - Where and How To Sell Specialty AV Gear Going Forward

HomeTheaterReview.com publisher/editor Jerry Del Colliano examines where a number of specialty audio/video manufacturers and dealers have gone wrong in marketing their wares to consumers and offers advice on how to start closing the deals again. Continue Reading
A New World Order - Where and How To Sell Specialty AV Gear Going Forward

May 17, 2009

HDTVetc.com Relaunches Online HDTV Educational and Review Site

Del Colliano Enterprises, Inc. announces the relaunch of HDTVetc.com. Formerly a print magazine aimed at the home theater enthusiast, the new HDTVetc.com site will be an online research tool for anyone who has questions about HDTV and related categories. Continue Reading
HDTVetc.com Relaunches Online HDTV Educational and Review Site

May 14, 2009

First Annual Loss for Sony in 14 Years

There is good news and bad news for the Sony Corporation today. The good news is that financially, the company is in better shape than expected. The bad news is that for the first time in almost a decade and a half, Sony has posted annual losses. Continue Reading
First Annual Loss for Sony in 14 Years

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