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With Theaters Closed, Studios Send New Movies Straight To Streaming

The COVID-19 pandemic forced movie theaters to close their doors. Many studios are now releasing theatrical movies to rent NOW via cable

With Theaters Closed, Studios Send New Movies Straight To Streaming
Coronavirus COVID-19 Audioholics Survival Guide

I recently tested positive for COVID-19 after struggling with what I thought was the flu for over a week. This survival guide suggests good

Coronavirus COVID-19 Audioholics Survival Guide
Coronavirus COVID-19: Will it Tank the Audio Industry?

Looking to buy a new electronic gadget this week? Thanks to the COVID-19 Coronavirus you may hear, "Sorry folks we're all out and don't know

Coronavirus COVID-19: Will it Tank the Audio Industry?

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With Theaters Closed, Studios Send New Movies Straight To Streaming

With Theaters Closed, Studios Send New Movies Straight To Streaming

The COVID-19 pandemic has forced movie theaters to close their doors, leaving studios scrambling to recover the millions spent to produce and advertise films slated for Spring 2020 release. In an unprecedented move, Universal has made some of its current theatrical movies available to rent via cable on-demand services, as well as from streaming services like Amazon and iTunes. Disney has done the same with its newest Pixar movie, but the fate of its live-action Mulan film, and that of Marvel’s Black Widow, remain unclear. Read on to learn more.

The COVID-19 pandemic forced movie theaters to close their doors. Many studios are now releasing theatrical movies to rent NOW via cable on-demand and streaming services like Amazon and iTunes.

— March 25, 2020 01:00 in AV News

Coronavirus COVID-19 Audioholics Survival Guide

Coronavirus COVID-19 Audioholics Survival Guide

I recently tested positive for COVID-19 after struggling with what I thought at the time was a stomach bug or flu on and off for 8 straight days. While I'm in quarantine until I produce 2 consecutive negative test results, I decided to write up this little Coronavirus survival guide from the perspective of an Audioholic. I offer some treatments that helped relieve my symptoms while also suggesting some good audio and visual reference materials to entertain you while you get better. Check out my Youtube discussion of symptoms and treatments for COVID-19 for more information.

I recently tested positive for COVID-19 after struggling with what I thought was the flu for over a week. This survival guide suggests good reference audio and video material to get you through the isolation period.

— March 15, 2020 00:00 in Editorials

Coronavirus COVID-19: Will it Tank the Audio Industry?

Coronavirus COVID-19: Will it Tank the Audio Industry?

The coronavirus strain known as COVID-19 has dominated the news as of lately. You can’t open a newspaper, read a news app, or turn on the television without some reference to this disease. But what of my beloved electronics? What will happen to our industry? I was shocked to see the devastating impact that this virus, in China, was having on American electronics companies. How will this affect the distribution of the electronics industry and how has it impacted Audioholics so far? Read on to find out.

Looking to buy a new electronic gadget this week? Thanks to the COVID-19 Coronavirus you may hear, "Sorry folks we're all out and don't know when new ones will come in." See how this is impacting us.

— March 11, 2020 07:00 in Editorials

Hearing Protection and Listening Safety

Hearing Protection and Listening Safety

If you are an Audiophile, then you are probably familiar with the years of hard work and stress your ears go through. The goal for every audiophile should be to enjoy hi-fi for a lifetime. But, in order to do that, care must be taken to not over stress or abuse your ears with sustained excessively loud sounds. This article talks about the importance of hearing safety and how to combat tinnitus using active hearing aids and soundscapes. Checkout our recent Youtube video were we discuss safe daily listening doses to preserve your hearing.

This article discusses the importance of hearing safety and how to combat tinnitus using active hearing aids and soundscapes. Listen for a lifetime by not abusing your ears to enjoy true hi-fi.

— March 02, 2020 00:00 in Editorials

RSL 5.1 Speaker ($1,079 value) Giveaway!

RSL 5.1 Speaker ($1,079 value) Giveaway!

RSL CG3, CG23, Speedwoofer 10S 5.1 Speaker System Giveaway is Here! Audioholics has partnered with RSL to give away the brand new "white" variant on their classic CG3 Series Home Theater Speaker System ($1,079.00 value)! Contest ends March 7th, 2020 so ENTER NOW to win BIG!

Audioholics has partnered with RSL to give away the brand new "white" variant on a classic RSL 5.1 Home Theater Speaker System ($1,079.00 value)! Contest ends March 7th,so ENTER to Win BIG NOW!

— February 10, 2020 02:38 in AV News

Bose To Close HALF of Their Retail Stores Worldwide

Bose To Close HALF of Their Retail Stores Worldwide

Bose announced that they would close ALL their retail stores in North America, Europe, Japan, and Australia by the end of 2020 which equated to about 120 stores, but would keep open 130 stores in India, South Korea, and China. How will this affect distribution and marketing for the audio giant? Read on to find out.

Bose announced that they would close nearly half of their retail stores by the end of 2020 and ALL USA Stores! How will this affect distribution of Bose audio gear? Read on to find out.

— January 16, 2020 00:00 in AV News

Google Stadia: Cloud & Streaming Video-Game "Ecosystems" in the 2020s

Google Stadia: Cloud & Streaming Video-Game "Ecosystems" in the 2020s

Google Stadia is the latest in a video-game subscription services trend. Cloud and streaming services will be the new wave in video games for the 2020s. But we’ve seen this trend before as other media switched from discs to downloads to streaming. Will gaming fit recurring revenue business models that provide value to consumers? Not without a few hiccups along the way. Read on to understand the challenges ahead in cloud and streaming video-game ecosystems.

Google Stadia is the latest in the “Netflixization” trend of video-gaming. Cloud and streaming game services will be the new gaming wave of the 2020s but what are the challenges and risks?

— January 01, 2020 01:00 in AV News

HBO Max: What You Need To Know

HBO Max: What You Need To Know

The new HBO Max streaming service will launch in May of 2020 with a price tag of $15 per month. The service will be free for current HBO subscribers, but will deliver a vastly larger content library than the company’s previous offerings. Like its biggest competitors, HBO Max will serve up new, exclusive content from big-name creators, plus a deep catalog of (WarnerMedia-owned) movies and TV. Read on to learn more.

The new HBO Max streaming service will launch in May of 2020 with a price tag of $15 per month for new and exclusive content. Will it be able to compete with Netflix and Disney+? Read on to find out.

— December 23, 2019 06:00 in AV News

Is Google Rewarding Fake Review Comparison Websites?

Is Google Rewarding Fake Review Comparison Websites?

It's amazing how many online A/V websites fit the mold laid out herein which gives one pause to wonder if they actually have product in hand when conducting their "reviews". Did they actually do any objective analysis or measurements? Did they discuss the inner details of how the products function? Did they furnish their own images of the product under review? As a reader, this is something you must decide for yourself. Things are getting even foggier now that it seems apparent Google is actually rewarding "comparison" style articles monetized with embedded Amazon affiliate links. Are fake reviews the new norm? Be sure to watch our recently added YouTube discussion.

How many Home Theater Reviews and AV Magazines simply massage press releases and pawn them off as product comparisons monetized with Amazon affiliate links that Google deems useful content? Read on.

Anthony Federici — December 07, 2019 23:00 in Editorials

Dolby Atmos Music Is Coming to Amazon HD — Are You Ready?

Dolby Atmos Music Is Coming to Amazon HD — Are You Ready?

Amazon Music HD is the first streaming service to support Dolby Atmos Music. Dolby has teamed up with Universal Music Group to produce thousands of songs in the new format, from major artists across a wide variety of genres. Will Dolby Atmos Music be the next big thing, or will it be destined for audiophile obscurity? Read on to learn more.

Amazon Music HD is the first streaming service to support Dolby Atmos Music. Dolby with Universal Music will produce thousands of songs in the new format. Will Dolby Atmos music be the next big thing?

— November 19, 2019 11:00 in AV News

Old Integrated Amplifiers in Today's Modern World

Old Integrated Amplifiers in Today's Modern World

What happens when your pre/pro separates are a hair too big for your entertainment center and your new replacement amp fails after a year and a half? Follow the saga of finding just the right amplifier for a three zone house. The journey will take you to an unexpected ending that leads to a vintage audio piece saving the day. Buckle up and enjoy the ride...

What happens when your pre/pro separates are a hair too big for your entertainment center and your new amp fails after 1.5 years? Follow one mans journey to find out how vintage audio saved the day.

— November 05, 2019 00:00 in Editorials

Marvel vs. DC Rivalry Continues in Digital Media as AT&T vs. Disney & Sony

Marvel vs. DC Rivalry Continues in Digital Media as AT&T vs. Disney & Sony

The rivalry between Marvel and DC is still alive and well through the three major conglomerates that now own all of the most popular characters that were born in comics. But the next battleground for popularity will be in the digital delivery of Marvel and DC characters to your favorite screen. The decision-makers behind the capes and cowls may sit in the air-conditioned offices of AT&T, Disney and Sony but the contest remains as fierce as it ever was in print-publishing as our favorite heroes do battle in the new business-arena of Streaming Video on-Demand. The stakes couldn't be higher, the objective is nothing less than the total subjugation of rival SVoD apps.

The Marvel vs. DC rivalry that was born in comic books will live on as AT&T; and Disney in the next battle for streaming video on-demand supremacy. Who will come out victorious?

— October 27, 2019 09:00 in Editorials

Sound United Terminates Acquisition of Onkyo & Pioneer

Sound United Terminates Acquisition of Onkyo & Pioneer

In mid-May, Sound United LLC announced the signing of a term sheet agreement to acquire Onkyo Corporation’s consumer audio division, including the Onkyo, Pioneer, Pioneer Elite, and Integra brands. We were both stunned and excited when we first learned of this. Today we learned this deal has been terminated. Read on to find out why it's "Hasta La Vista Baby".

Sound United has terminated its agreement to acquire Onkyo, Pioneer, Pioneer Elite, and Integra brands. Read on to find out why it's "Hasta La Vista Baby".

— October 04, 2019 13:00 in AV News

Netflix Boasts ‘Studio Quality’ Sound For Streaming Video

Netflix Boasts ‘Studio Quality’ Sound For Streaming Video

Netflix has launched a “high-quality audio” feature that promises studio-quality sound for 5.1-channel and Dolby Atmos soundtracks. Netflix is now streaming audio at much higher bit rates in order to deliver sound that is indistinguishable from the original master, according to the company. When bandwidth is limited, the audio quality is automatically downgraded to prevent playback interruptions. Read on to learn more.

Netflix has launched a “high-quality audio” feature that promises studio-quality sound for 5.1-channel and Dolby Atmos soundtracks. Read on to find out more.

— October 02, 2019 08:00 in Editorials