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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

Aug 08, 2009

Home Theater Review Improves On-site Search Functionality

After only one year in business, Home Theater Review has 130,000 monthly readers. The publication aims to better serve these readers, and attract more of them, by improving the functionality of the HomeTheaterReview.com home website. Continue Reading
Home Theater Review Improves On-site Search Functionality

Aug 07, 2009

Winning and Losing In Las Vegas - Why The AV Business Desperately Needs More Consumer Demand

Okay, we all know the economy has trouble. But instead of working together to get consumers to buy products, it seems that all too often, audio/video manufacturers and dealers have an adversarial relationship, rather than a cooperative one that would benefit both. Continue Reading
Winning and Losing In Las Vegas - Why The AV Business Desperately Needs More Consumer Demand

Aug 03, 2009

Home Theater Review Celebrates Its First Year With 128,500 Monthly Readers in July 2009

Happy Birthday to us! HomeTheaterReview.com turned a year old in July 2009, with 128,5000 monthly readers as part of the family buoyed by the site's reporting in the areas of audio, video, equipment, installation, automation and much more. Continue Reading
Home Theater Review Celebrates Its First Year With 128,500 Monthly Readers in July 2009

Jul 28, 2009

The Lost Art of The High End Audio-Video Demo

As retailers should know (though some seem strangely unaware), there's a lot to be gained from giving the customer a hands-on, eyes open, ears tuned experience with the product, especially when the item in question is a piece of high-end audio/video merchandise. Continue Reading
The Lost Art of The High End Audio-Video Demo

Jul 20, 2009

The 10 Best Up-and-Coming Companies In Audio-Video

With a lot of AV firms begging off from display engagements, shrinking or vanishing altogether, HomeTheaterReview.com is here to bring some good news about ten audio/video firms that you may not have heard much about in the past, but you'll probably hear about a lot in the future. Continue Reading
The 10 Best Up-and-Coming Companies In Audio-Video

Jul 17, 2009

3D Is Exciting But Not Appropriate For All Films

Yes, 3D is sweeping the film world off its feet these days and all of Hollywood is talking about it. But the fact remains, although the technology has a lot of potential to take films to another level, there are some films that really wouldn't benefit from the use of 3D. Continue Reading
3D Is Exciting But Not Appropriate For All Films

Jul 14, 2009

What Would You Pay To "Day-and-Date" Download a First Run Movie in HD?

The question in the headline of this article is a good one, with theatrical exhibitors and the studios drawing possible battle lines on either side of it. Studios are wondering if this may be a profitable new venue for new releases, while theatre owners are staunchly opposed. Continue Reading
What Would You Pay To

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

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