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Mar 30, 2009

Netflix Ups Blu-ray Surcharge From $1 to $4 Per Month

Although it's still not a huge amount of money - only four dollars a month - Netflix is potentially quadrupling user subscription fees for Blu-ray, depending on how many discs are rented by the consumer under the Netflix subscription plan. Continue Reading
Netflix Ups Blu-ray Surcharge From $1 to $4 Per Month

Mar 27, 2009

Blu-ray and SACD in the Same Package From 2L Records - HD Downloads Too?

2L Records is a relatively small European company, but they provide big value by making their audio offerings available as both HD discs and HD downloads, a practice that the better-known major labels should consider emulating. Continue Reading
Blu-ray and SACD in the Same Package From 2L Records - HD Downloads Too?

Mar 25, 2009

Plasma Pat Sought By Tampa Area Police

Tampa Bay police are searching for a man who is defrauding people with the promise of budget HDTVs. If you live in the area and a guy named Pat tells you he can use his Wal-Mart employee discount to get you a great deal on an HDTV, keep your wallet in your pocket. Continue Reading
Plasma Pat Sought By Tampa Area Police

Mar 24, 2009

Saving Audiophila Part 2: The Role of the Major Record Labels

Major record companies were caught off guard as music downloads replaced the SACD. Napster proved consumers could now copy their products without actually paying for them. But record labels still may have a role to play in the future of music and it could be by using Blu-ray to sell their products. There are many advantages to it. Continue Reading
Saving Audiophila Part 2: The Role of the Major Record Labels

Mar 18, 2009

Saving Audiophila: How To Get a Young, New Generation of Audio Enthusiasts Hooked

The heyday of audio equipment came in the 1960s and 70s. Now, with the economy faltering, the industry has to find a way to get a new generation hooked on top of the line audio equipment. Continue Reading
Saving Audiophila: How To Get a Young, New Generation of Audio Enthusiasts Hooked

Mar 15, 2009

Home Theater Enthusiasts Can Take Control of Their Credit Cards As Banks Act Poorly

HomeTheaterReview.com tells you how you can continue to purchase the specialty audio and video equipment that quickens your heartbeat and causes you to strategize financially, without falling prey to horrendous credit card interest rates. Continue Reading
Home Theater Enthusiasts Can Take Control of Their Credit Cards As Banks Act Poorly

Mar 12, 2009

Nowhere To Sell: Specialty AV Makers Look For New Channels To Sell Their Goods

Like most American businesses, the specialty audio/video trade has gone through quite a roller-coaster ride over the last several years. Once tried and true customer-attracting techniques need to be changed to accommodate different times and new clients. Continue Reading
Nowhere To Sell: Specialty AV Makers Look For New Channels To Sell Their Goods

Mar 09, 2009

Hollywood Sets New Trend: Recycle Your Home Theater (LA Style)

West Los Angeles has begun a new initiative in trying to live an uber-healty lifestyle: the recycling of old electronics in an easy way for consumers to adhere to and want to put into practice. Continue Reading
Hollywood Sets New Trend: Recycle Your Home Theater (LA Style)

Mar 06, 2009

Telarc Records To Stop Producing Its Own Records - Firing 26

In another sad sign of the times, the Grammy-winning, Cleveland, Ohio-based audiophile company Telarc Records has announced that it will no longer produce its own albums on its label. The company president has resigned from his position. Continue Reading
Telarc Records To Stop Producing Its Own Records - Firing 26

Mar 06, 2009

Last Chance at Circuit Liquidation Sale is This Sunday

Great American has pulled the plug on the Circuit City chain a week earlier than expected. One possible reason is that the going-out-of-business sale in the stores has caused such a rush of purchasing that there isn't a whole lot left for bargain hunters to buy. Continue Reading
Last Chance at Circuit Liquidation Sale is This Sunday

Mar 03, 2009

Spinal Tap To Tour In 2009

Turn your amps up to 11 because Spinal Tap has just announced they will be touring in 2009. The faux heavy metal band created by director Rob Reiner for his film, "This is Spinal Tap" will be on their "Unwigged and Unplugged Tour". Harry Shearer, aka bassist Derrick Smalls, will lead the group on the tour. Continue Reading
Spinal Tap To Tour In 2009

Mar 03, 2009

Dish Network Loses Over 100,000 Subscribers In Q4 2008 - More Expected

Echostar's Dish Network is in a little trouble. The satellite provider lost over 100,000 subscribers in the forth quarter of 2008. This news comes as Dish Network is about to end its relationship with AT&T Continue Reading
Dish Network Loses Over 100,000 Subscribers In Q4 2008 - More Expected

Feb 27, 2009

Sherwood's New $439 Bluetooth AV Receiver - Can It Do It All?

The latest A/V receiver from Sherwood America, the RD-7503, offers high performance at a suggested retail price of just $439. The RD-7503 is a 100-watt x7 receiver which includes Bluetooth audio streaming, HDMI 1.3 audio repeater capability and lossless audio decoding Continue Reading
Sherwood's New $439 Bluetooth AV Receiver - Can It Do It All?

Feb 24, 2009

NHT Goes "Dark" In Bad Economy

Now Hear This, aka NHT, is a speaker company with an interesting way to get around tough financial times. NHT isn't filing for bankruptcy or going out of business. Instead, the firm plans to sell its current inventory and then simply take a break for awhile. Continue Reading
NHT Goes

Feb 24, 2009

Apple's 2009 iLife Will Teach People How To Play a Musical Instrument

The latest thing you can do with an Apple product? Learn how to play a musical instrument. Steve Jobs and company's new Apple iLife 2009 can be used to learn to play the instrument of your choice. iLife 2009 also features nine tutorials from famous rock stars like Sting, John Fogerty and Sarah MacLachlan. Continue Reading
Apple's 2009 iLife Will Teach People How To Play a Musical Instrument

Feb 20, 2009

Vizio Now Number 2 Flat HDTV Seller in America - Samsung Is Tops

Look out, Samsung. The breath you feel on the back of your neck comes from Vizio, who has just passed Sony to become the second largest HDTV seller in the United States with a 14.3 percent market share. Samsung currently leads the market with a 20.2 percent share. Continue Reading
Vizio Now Number 2 Flat HDTV Seller in America - Samsung Is Tops

Feb 17, 2009

Specialty AV Brands Look To Dealers To "Push" Their Products Over Creating New Consumer Demand

If you are a manufacturer of specialty audio/video products, you want to retailers carrying your products to do something more aggressive about moving the merchandise than just directing customers to the right aisle and swiping the occasional credit card. Continue Reading
Specialty AV Brands Look To Dealers To

Feb 17, 2009

DirecTV Investor Lends Over $500,000,000 To Sirius XM (SIRI)

The company behind much of the backing of DirecTV has come to the rescue of struggling satellite radio provider, XM Sirius. Draws like Howard Stern and to a lesser extent Oprah Winfrey and Martha Stewart have helped the network but its not out of Continue Reading
DirecTV Investor Lends Over $500,000,000 To Sirius XM (SIRI)

Feb 13, 2009

Are Blu-ray's Days Numbered? The Half Life of AV Disc Theory

HomeTheaterReview.com's publisher/editor Jerry Del Colliano muses about the longevity (or lack thereof) of various audio/video formats, including the current HD champ Blu-ray, and how and why the companies change their offerings for the consumer. Continue Reading
Are Blu-ray's Days Numbered? The Half Life of AV Disc Theory

Feb 12, 2009

Pioneer To Leave The HDTV Business - Slashing 10k Jobs

It's with a heavy heart that we report that Pioneer plans to stop producing HDTVs in 2010. The company's KURO line of plasma HDTVs has been almost universally hailed as the best panels money can buy, but that alone could not ease the company's economic woes. Continue Reading
Pioneer To Leave The HDTV Business - Slashing 10k Jobs

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