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Oct 20, 2009

Consolidation Is Taking the "Special" Out of Specialty Audio-Video

HomeTheaterReview.com's publisher/editor Jerry Del Colliano talks about the downsides of what can happen when one specialty audio-video company absorbs another, sometimes jettisoning some or all of what made the acquisition special in the first place. Continue Reading
Consolidation Is Taking the

Oct 13, 2009

What if HDMI Actually Worked?

HomeTheaterReview.com's Jerry Del Colliano takes a look at some of the problems associated with HDMI and why this new technology often frustrates audiophiles... Continue Reading
What if HDMI Actually Worked?

Oct 06, 2009

Is 99 Cents the New Free For Movie Downloads?

With so much free video available on the Internet, some people are unwilling to pay anything whatsoever. However, more and more companies are looking to cash in on the marriage of immediacy and affordability with downloads for 99 cents each. Continue Reading
Is 99 Cents the New Free For Movie Downloads?

Sep 29, 2009

AV Manufacturers Need To "Floor" High-End AV Gear for Dealers as Part of an AV Stimulus Plan

HomeTheaterReview.com's publisher/editor Jerry Del Colliano makes some suggestions for what audio/video manufacturers can do to help themselves when they need to secure large bank loans during this period of difficulty for independent business owners. Continue Reading
AV Manufacturers Need To

Sep 27, 2009

Parks and Assoc. Say Consumers Intend To Spend More On AV Later in 2009

A silver lining may be appearing on the storm-clouded electronics consumer horizon, according to a survey by Parks Associates' Decision Process, which says that although the economy has been a big factor in a downturn in spending, the public may purchase more later in 2009. Continue Reading
Parks and Assoc. Say Consumers Intend To Spend More On AV Later in 2009

Sep 22, 2009

AV Identity Crisis: Radio Shack and Wilson Audio Abandon Well Known Names

Radio Shack is one of those brand names like "Xerox" or "Mc" anything - people use it when they are talking about an entire type of products, whether they literally mean it's from Radio Shack or not. Now Radio Shack is changing its name to The Shack. Continue Reading
AV Identity Crisis: Radio Shack and Wilson Audio Abandon Well Known Names

Sep 17, 2009

Legendary Speaker Designer Jim Thiel Passes Away

In sad news for the audio industry, a reliable source has confirmed that acclaimed loudspeaker designer Jim Thiel, founder of the Thiel loudspeaker line, has passed away. The cause of death has not been made known to the press at this time. Continue Reading
Legendary Speaker Designer Jim Thiel Passes Away

Sep 15, 2009

CEDIA 2009 Show Report - Andrew Robinson

The CEDIA Tradeshow is one of the best places to get scoops on the latest and greatest from the world of home theater and custom installation. Andrew Robinson gives you his winners and losers from Atlanta. Continue Reading
CEDIA 2009 Show Report - Andrew Robinson

Sep 15, 2009

CEDIA 2009 Show Report - Ken Taraszka, MD

Live from Atlanta is Dr. Ken Taraszka's CEDIA show coverage including a look at what's new from MartinLogan, Wadia, Theta, Revel, Pioneer, Mark Levinson, Toshiba, Anthem/Paradigm and many others from the world of home theater, audiophila and beyond. Continue Reading
CEDIA 2009 Show Report - Ken Taraszka, MD

Sep 14, 2009

CEDIA 2009 Show Report - Jerry Del Colliano

Despite a down economy and a shaking specialty AV space 2009's CEDIA show in Atlanta, Georgia wasn't a complete disappointment according to Home Theater Review publisher, Jerry Del Colliano, for there were more than a few bright spots worth writing home about. Continue Reading
CEDIA 2009 Show Report - Jerry Del Colliano

Sep 11, 2009

Parent Company of Sunfire, Panamax, Speakercraft To File For Chapter 11 Bankruptcy

While there were plenty of hits on view, not all of the news coming out of the CEDIA trade show in Atlanta, Georgia was happy. Case in point was Nortek's announcement that their firm, the parent company of many name brands, has had to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. Continue Reading
Parent Company of Sunfire, Panamax, Speakercraft To File For Chapter 11 Bankruptcy

Sep 03, 2009

The $2,500 and Under Room - How To Sell Audiophile Gear To a New Generation of 200,000,000 Music Lovers

HomeTheaterReview.com's publisher editor Jerry Del Colliano gives his suggestions for how to market entry-level, affordable audio to a new generation who are so used to listening to music in MP3 format that they may not know what they're missing in terms of sound quality. Continue Reading
The $2,500 and Under Room - How To Sell Audiophile Gear To a New Generation of 200,000,000 Music Lovers

Sep 01, 2009

Home Theater Review Launches New Facebook Fan Page

Birds do it, bees do it, even educated fleas do it - okay, the Cole Porter song is about falling in love (or at least lust), but birds, bees, educated fleas and an enormous chunk of the world's human population are on Facebook. Home Theater Review is joining the club. Continue Reading
Home Theater Review Launches New Facebook Fan Page

Sep 01, 2009

What Defines an AV Receiver These Days Anyway?

HomeTheaterReview.com's Jerry Del Colliano takes a look at the history of the AV Receiver and where this technology is heading in the future and how that will affect the home theater world Continue Reading
What Defines an AV Receiver These Days Anyway?

Aug 25, 2009

The 10 Best Audiophile Speakers List - 2009

To make our list, the speakers must be currently made and must have a modicum of mainstream distribution, the speakers must be able to play a variety of music or movie generes and there must be a unique value or value proposition regardless of overall price. Continue Reading
The 10 Best Audiophile Speakers List - 2009

Aug 24, 2009

Study Says HDTVs in More Than 50 Percent of American Homes

According to a report supplied by the Cable & Telecommunications Association for Marketing, 53 percent of U.S. households now own at least one HDTV. That's an 18-point jump from 2008. The report also shows that more HDTV owners are adding HDTV service. Continue Reading
Study Says HDTVs in More Than 50 Percent of American Homes

Aug 18, 2009

Cash For Clunkers - Meet The AV Business

HomeTheaterReview.com's publisher/editor Jerry Del Colliano talks about how a longstanding audio industry practice - giving cash or trade-ins on old jalopies so that their owners can afford new rides - can be applied to the audio/video business. Continue Reading
Cash For Clunkers - Meet The AV Business

Aug 14, 2009

Kaleidescape Loses Legal Appeal - Might Be Forced To Stop Making Products

In bad news for both the company and its consumer purchasing base, Kaleidescape has had a court judgment against it upheld on appeal. The judgment prevents Kaleidescape from digitally reproducing DVD-Video content onto its servers. Continue Reading
Kaleidescape Loses Legal Appeal - Might Be Forced To Stop Making Products

Aug 13, 2009

Musical Innovator and Guitarist Les Paul Dead at 94

The world of luthiers - that is, makers of guitars - lost a giant with the passing of Les Paul, whose instruments have brought glory to their players. Paul, who was famous as a jazz guitarist in addition to his skill as a guitar-maker, died at the age of ninety-four. Continue Reading
Musical Innovator and Guitarist Les Paul Dead at 94

Aug 11, 2009

Going Direct - The Gold Rush in Today's Specialty Audio-Video Business Has a New Set Of Rules

HomeTheaterReview.com's publisher/editor Jerry Del Colliano talks about how the world of selling has changed, particularly when it comes to selling specialty audio/video products to spending-wary consumers in the new economic climate. Continue Reading
Going Direct - The Gold Rush in Today's Specialty Audio-Video Business Has a New Set Of Rules

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