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Nov 23, 2009

Cable Non-believers Are Missing Out On a Religious AV Experience

Its popular for people to bash cables and AC power products these days as "black magic" or "audiophile voodoo". Most of the hatred is based around many users being pinched for money. The ones who are willing to invest $100 per cable can find crisp, clean audio. Continue Reading
Cable Non-believers Are Missing Out On a Religious AV Experience

Nov 18, 2009

California Passes Anti-Flat-HDTV Legislation To Try To Save Energy

Is California's current attempt to regulate the sale of power-hungry TVs really the best approach to achieving a greener A/V industry? Does it spell demise for plasma technology? Jerry del Colliano makes his opinion pretty clear. Read on for more details. Continue Reading
California Passes Anti-Flat-HDTV Legislation To Try To Save Energy

Nov 18, 2009

Warner Brothers To Buy Back DVDs For Blu-ray Discs

For those seeking more shelve space and a little extra wallet cash, Warner Brothers is offering a deal - they'll buy back your old DVDs and sell you the titles on Blu-ray instead. This is similar to another deal in 2007, when the company bought back HD-DVDs as that format died out. Continue Reading
Warner Brothers To Buy Back DVDs For Blu-ray Discs

Nov 16, 2009

HD Video Games Are The Gateway Drug For Generation Y To High End Home Theater and Surround Sound

Video games are as additive to kids as a nice glowing rock of crack. With HD video and surround sound - many including Dr. Ken Taraszka, argue that the way to get Generation Y into audiophile topics is to speak their language... Continue Reading
HD Video Games Are The Gateway Drug For Generation Y To High End Home Theater and Surround Sound

Nov 09, 2009

Too Big To Fail: AV Manufacturers Look To Big Distributor AVAD For Their Future

HomeTheaterReview.com's publisher/editor Jerry Del Colliano talks about how many of America's audio/video manufacturers feel about the electronics distribution company AVAD, which has been acquiring something of a monopoly in the trade. Continue Reading
Too Big To Fail: AV Manufacturers Look To Big Distributor AVAD For Their Future

Oct 30, 2009

AV's Next and Biggest Generation of Clients Deeply Affected By Unemployment and Under-employment

Historically, consumers in their twenties and thirties are the most avid purchasers of new audio/video technology. Unfortunately, because of the problematic economy, many of today's twenty-and thirty-year-olds are unemployed or at least under-employed. Continue Reading
AV's Next and Biggest Generation of Clients Deeply Affected By Unemployment and Under-employment

Oct 24, 2009

Hulu To Start Charging Users In 2010

Was Hulu and its free access to TV programming too good to be true? It appears so, as the company has announced that it will start charging a fee sometime in 2010. Hulu currently allows users to view streamed versions of popular TV shows, with commercials, via a Web browser. Continue Reading
Hulu To Start Charging Users In 2010

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

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