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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 28, 2009

Netflix Pops 45% Gains In Q4 In Terrible Economy

While a lot of other businesses are in trouble, it seems that the marriage of escapism (movies, television, other video entertainment) and convenience (home delivery, downloads) is a more popular combination than ever before, as evidenced by the popularity of Netflix. Continue Reading
Netflix Pops 45% Gains In Q4 In Terrible Economy

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 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 09, 2009

Obama Calls For Feb. 17 DTV Switchover Delay

President Obama, responding to reports showing that a lot of TV owners still relying on "rabbit ears" antennae to get broadcast signals haven't yet obtained digital converter boxes, has asked for a delay in the previously announced Feb. 17 national DTV switchover. Continue Reading
Obama Calls For Feb. 17 DTV Switchover Delay

Jan 08, 2009

DTV Converter Coupons Now On First-Come First-Served Basis Because of Vast Consumer Demand

Apparently the federal government wasn't prepared for just how many American homes are still getting broadcast signals from conventional old-fashioned antennae, because they are currently being swamped by the demand for the new DTV converters. Continue Reading
DTV Converter Coupons Now On First-Come First-Served Basis Because of Vast Consumer Demand

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 19, 2008

Panasonic Buys Sanyo

Imagine what this would look like if it were dramatized in Claymation. Enormous electronics giant Panasonic has absorbed the smaller electronics giant Sanyo in a purchasing deal worth over six billion dollars, bringing Sanyo's projector manufacturing facilities into the Panasonic fold. Continue Reading
Panasonic Buys Sanyo

Dec 16, 2008

Best Buy Offers Buyout To 4,000 Employees and Stock Soars

Here's one way to get stock value to go up - offer the employees the opportunity for a buyout. Normally, this kind of move seems like it would indicate a company isn't in good health, but it seems to have done wonders on Wall Street for Best Buy. Continue Reading
Best Buy Offers Buyout To 4,000 Employees and Stock Soars

Dec 10, 2008

Sony Cuts 16,000 Jobs as the Entire AV Business Cuts Back In Hard Economic Times

This tough economic climate has hit the A/V industry hard, and even huge entities like Sony are feeling the pain. The company has announced that it will lay off over 16,000 workers specifically in the electronics division. The news only get worse from there. Continue Reading
Sony Cuts 16,000 Jobs as the Entire AV Business Cuts Back In Hard Economic Times

Dec 04, 2008

WADIA Founder, Don Wadia Moses Dies

In sad news for both the audio industry and those who knew the man personally, sonic innovator Don Wadia Moses, who founded the highly-respected (especially in audiophile circles) WADIA brand, died on November 29, 2008. Continue Reading
WADIA Founder, Don Wadia Moses Dies

Dec 03, 2008

Rotel Selected as CES Innovations 2009 Design and Engineering Award Honoree

Receivers need love, too. Happily, Rotel's RSX-1560 Home Theater Receiver is receiving some (pardon the pun). The Consumer Electronics Show is bestowing its Innovations 2009 Design and Engineering Award upon the product. Continue Reading
Rotel Selected as CES Innovations 2009 Design and Engineering Award Honoree

Nov 14, 2008

New Home Theater and Audio/Video Review Site Launches at HomeTheaterReview.com

Jerry Del Colliano, who has published and edited some of the world's most popular home electronics publications, announced on November 14, 2008 the start of a new online publication serving the professional and consumer AV community: HomeTheaterReview.com. Continue Reading
New Home Theater and Audio/Video Review Site Launches at HomeTheaterReview.com

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