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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

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

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