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Feb 11, 2009

Is Dish Network Looking To Get More HD Bandwidth By Buying Sirius XM?

Okay, we know that one of satellite provider DirecTV's top investors has loaned $500,000 U.S. to Sirius XM Radio. Now we can begin speculating about whether DirecTV will benefit from this development, and if so, what's there for DirecTV at the end of this rainbow? Continue Reading
Is Dish Network Looking To Get More HD Bandwidth By Buying Sirius XM?

Feb 11, 2009

Elevator Music Kings Muzak File For Chapter 11

Muzak is one of those brands like Xerox or Scotch tape - people use the name to describe a whole genre, whether it's really that specific item or not. Muzak is the generally cutesy-fied version of music that seemed to forever be playing in elevators and supermarkets. Continue Reading
Elevator Music Kings Muzak File For Chapter 11

Feb 07, 2009

Sirius XM In Fear Of Takeover From EchoStar (Dish Network)?

Once upon a time - okay, back in 2008 - two satellite radio providers, Sirius and XM, got hitched at the behest of Sirius CEO Mel Karamzin. Now it seems that the radio marriage may include a cable TV partner, namely Echostar's Dish Network. Continue Reading
Sirius XM In Fear Of Takeover From EchoStar (Dish Network)?

Feb 03, 2009

Sunday's Super Bowl Was 2nd Biggest TV Broadcast of All-Time

Never mind all that fretting over shrinking television audiences. The Nielsen ratings show that the Sunday Super Bowl football game, with the Arizona Cardinals and the Pittsburgh Steelers facing each other on the gridiron, got the second biggest viewing figures in history. Continue Reading
Sunday's Super Bowl Was 2nd Biggest TV Broadcast of All-Time

Feb 02, 2009

Porn Interrupts Super Bowl Broadcast In Tucson

Theoretically, the only balls anybody is supposed to see during a football game are the ones being tossed around and run with by the players. However, Comcast subscribers in Tucson, Arizona wound up seeing something else during the Super Bowl telecast. Continue Reading
Porn Interrupts Super Bowl Broadcast In Tucson

Feb 01, 2009

A Filmmaker's Guide to Why You Need to Calibrate Your HDTV Today

As a filmmaker who has witnessed the painstaking process of color correction in post-production, Andrew Robinson discusses the importance of HDTV calibration. For the movie lover who truly wants the most accurate picture possible, there are a number of calibration options. Continue Reading
A Filmmaker's Guide to Why You Need to Calibrate Your HDTV Today

Jan 26, 2009

U.S Credit Freeze Hurting The Home Theater Business Badly

You have to wonder what the point of credit is when even people who have plenty of money and have never failed to pay a bill in their lives can't borrow money from the banks. This situation is having a devastating effect on the home theater industry. Continue Reading
U.S Credit Freeze Hurting The Home Theater Business Badly

Jan 23, 2009

Sirius-XM (SIRI) To Raise Rates While Destroying Programming

There is a whole movement growing to protest the phenomenon of cereal boxes and bags of potato chips that cost more than their recent forebears, while containing less actual food. Sirius-XM seems to be following the same trend as the snack packagers. Continue Reading
Sirius-XM (SIRI) To Raise Rates While Destroying Programming

Jan 20, 2009

CES 2009 Home Theater and Audiophile Highlights - Jerry Del Colliano

HomeTheaterReview.com's publisher/editor Jerry Del Colliano talks about all that he saw and heard at the 2009 Consumer Electronics Show in the realms of home theater and audiophile products brought forth by some of the world's most prestigious AV companies. Continue Reading
CES 2009 Home Theater and Audiophile Highlights - Jerry Del Colliano

Jan 20, 2009

Adult Content Shaping The Future of Blu-ray and HD Downloads

Adult content has always been one of the most profitable aspects of home video in any format, perhaps largely because while many people like the communal experience of watching conventional films in a theater, adult films are usually best appreciated in private. Continue Reading
Adult Content Shaping The Future of Blu-ray and HD Downloads

Jan 19, 2009

Mark Levinson, Lexicon and Revel To Merge To With Harman Professional - Over 130 Jobs Lost

There are several things that generally happen with business mergers, no matter what industry is under discussion. One is that some specialty items that were available from the individual companies cease to exist. The other is that a lot of people lose their jobs. Continue Reading
Mark Levinson, Lexicon and Revel To Merge To With Harman Professional - Over 130 Jobs Lost

Jan 18, 2009

CES 2009 Report From HomeTheaterReview.com Editor Andrew Robinson

The 2009 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, Nevada wasn't all that HomeTheaterReview.com editor Andrew Robinson had hoped it was going to be. In this exclusive report, he talks about what he feels was lacking at the event. Continue Reading
CES 2009 Report From HomeTheaterReview.com Editor Andrew Robinson

Jan 17, 2009

Polk, Bose & Video Players To Suffer From Circuit Liquidation

A lot of average Joes and Jills are going to be severely inconvenienced (at minimum) once Circuit City goes away, removing yet another easy source of obtaining electronics from the landscape. However, the closure is hitting a lot of manufacturers even harder. Continue Reading
Polk, Bose & Video Players To Suffer From Circuit Liquidation

Jan 16, 2009

Circuit City Liquidates But Could Be Reborn After Auction

There is at least the possibility of a silver lining in the massive, dark clouds currently sending rolling thunder and incendiary lightning down onto poor Circuit City. The company has gone from filing Chapter 11 to door-closing Chapter 7 bankruptcy. Continue Reading
Circuit City Liquidates But Could Be Reborn After Auction

Jan 12, 2009

CES Show Attendance Slips To 110k At First Report

For most trade shows, one hundred and ten thousand attendees isn't a bad number (unless we're talking Comic-Con, in which case it would be a sign of the Apocalypse). However, for the Las Vegas-based Consumer Electronics Show, that's a drop from previous years. Continue Reading
CES Show Attendance Slips To 110k At First Report

Jan 06, 2009

Apple To Lower The Price of More Songs To $0.69 Per Track

Apple has announced that it will now have two prices for single songs in their iTunes Music store. New and very popular songs will now cost $1.29 while many other tracks will have a lower cost of $0.69 each. The new, lower price is partially designed to make piracy of songs less desirable. Continue Reading
Apple To Lower The Price of More Songs To $0.69 Per Track

Jan 02, 2009

Viacom and Time Warner Find Middle Ground In TV Channel Fee Deal

Avoiding the heavily publicized standoffs that have occurred between various networks - ABC and Fox come to mind - and a number of cable and satellite companies, Viacom and Time Warner have reached a deal allowing the latter to continue to carry the former's programming. Continue Reading
 Viacom and Time Warner Find Middle Ground In TV Channel Fee Deal

Dec 30, 2008

Will CES 2009 Flop Because of The Sagging Economy?

Everybody who has ever been involved in running a convention knows the nerve-wracking dread of head counts. Will enough bodies come through the door to make the event worthwhile? It seems strange to imagine that this could be a consideration for the Consumer Electronics Show (CES). Continue Reading
Will CES 2009 Flop Because of The Sagging Economy?

Dec 23, 2008

Holiday Wishes From HomeTheaterReview.com

Happy holidays to all of our readers. Despite the recession, there are reasons for optimism in the world of home theater. Technologies are getting better and better and prices continue to drop. Soon, it may be possible to watch 3D without the use of those annoying glasses. Audiophiles may soon be listening to music on 24/192 audio files. Continue Reading
Holiday Wishes From HomeTheaterReview.com

Dec 17, 2008

Greed is Good: New Private Equity Firm Looks To Invest In AV Companies

Finally, some potential good economic news for the AV business: DMC Capital announced today they will be looking to invest money in consumer electronics companies in various ways. With all apologies to "Wall Street's" Gordon Gekko, greed, for lack of a better way to put it, is overcoming fear with regard to the future of the AV industry. Continue Reading
Greed is Good: New Private Equity Firm Looks To Invest In AV Companies

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