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LCD Specs Routinely Inflated – Plasma Still Better

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LCD Specs Routinely Inflated – Plasma Still Better

— July 18, 2009 02:30

Plasma still gives a better picture than LCD, even after all these years. That's the lofty finding of thorough testing conducted by DisplayMate.com and Insight Media, plasma scored consistently

Thin TVs - Some Get It, Some Don't

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Thin TVs - Some Get It, Some Don't

— July 09, 2009 02:00

People, at least the gotta-have-it tech-at-all-costs bleeding-edge gimme-my-iphone-now cowd are always looking for the next best thing. And despite the lagging economy, they are driving the market

Downloads vs. Discs - An Analysis

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Downloads vs. Discs - An Analysis

— June 25, 2009 02:10

There seem to be two camps in the AV field in regards to content - downloads or physical media. The download camp says that physical media is quickly becoming a thing of the past. The other side

Environmentally Friendly TVs - It's Easy Being Green

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Environmentally Friendly TVs - It's Easy Being Green

— June 15, 2009 02:10

Earth Day’s over, but if you were a little negligent on your roadside cleanups or incorporating hemp clothing into your wardrobe, there are still things you can do to green up your image – starting

(News)Paperless Society

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(News)Paperless Society

— May 04, 2009 18:50

Being a part of an online publication like Audioholics probably doesn't give me the least biased position on the sate of the newspaper and print magazine industry. Obviously, I have a lot invested in

AV Rant #126: Interview with Auralex

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AV Rant #126: Interview with Auralex

— April 27, 2009 19:20

In this special Monday edition of AV Rant, Tom interviews Gavin Haverstick of Auralex Acoustics about getting the most out of your room. You had questions and Gavin is one of the best in the

Lord of the Rings Blu-ray: I Want My Extended Editions!

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Lord of the Rings Blu-ray: I Want My Extended Editions!

— April 20, 2009 15:57

When Amazon add its pre-order page for the Lord of the Rings Trilogy on Blu-ray – Fans of the House of Elrond quickly became a house divided. It’s great news that Warner is finally getting around to

Best Buy Adopts Circuit City Success Plan

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Best Buy Adopts Circuit City Success Plan

— April 15, 2009 18:50

Imitation is the best form of flattery they say, so I suppose the now defunct Circuit City should be flattered. While it was only two years ago we were reporting on Circuit City cutting jobs and

3 Tips for Home Theater on a Budget

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3 Tips for Home Theater on a Budget

— April 14, 2009 06:10

These days, everyone is looking for ways to save a bit of scratch, but that doesn’t mean you have to scratch your plans for a decent home entertainment experience. A few simple adjustments in your

Monster Distractions in 3D

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Monster Distractions in 3D

— April 13, 2009 06:20

Mitsubishi debuts a new line of 3D HDTVs. Meanwhile as theaters across North America prepare for another salvo of movies featuring video’s third dimension - studios and movie theater chains are

Hulu taking over the world? Over Time Warner's dead body!

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Hulu taking over the world? Over Time Warner's dead body!

— April 08, 2009 05:20

At least I hope. Last month, Time Warner CEO Jeff Bewkes unveiled his "TV Everywhere" plan. This is designed to keep paying cable subscribers from jumping ship to Hulu (or other sources) by allowing

Punisher: War Zone Blu-ray Review

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Punisher: War Zone Blu-ray Review

— March 16, 2009 22:46

The Punisher has been played by three actors now: First Dolph Lundgren in the campy 80s Punisher movie. Then Thomas Jane gave us a brooding Punisher in 2004. It’s my opinion that the best Punisher

Is ZillionTV the Future or a Pipe Dream?

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Is ZillionTV the Future or a Pipe Dream?

— March 09, 2009 19:25

ZillionTV is one of those ideas that sounds almost too good to be true. Buy the box (with an estimated $100 startup fee) and with no monthly charges you get nearly unlimited access to shows on

Killzone 2 on PlayStation 3, Out of Control

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Killzone 2 on PlayStation 3, Out of Control

— March 05, 2009 03:55

Killzone 2 is the most anticipated PlayStation 3 exclusive since Metal Gear Solid 4. It finally arrived last Friday, February 27 to fanfare and glowing reviews. But after a few days message boards

Microsoft Store – Fortune Favors the Bold

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Microsoft Store – Fortune Favors the Bold

— February 25, 2009 07:35

You may have heard that Microsoft now plans to open a chain of retail stores. It’s a sure way to present your products and encourage Windows shopping at the same time. But, given the economic

Digital TV Conversion: How Do You Spell SNAFU?

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Digital TV Conversion: How Do You Spell SNAFU?

— February 18, 2009 15:53

We’re only a day into the new Digital TV age and things just haven’t gone right so far. The switch to Digital TV has been confusing enough for the average consumer. Only a year ago the switch was

Sony DMX-WL1 Wireless HDMI Link vs. Gefen EXT-WHDMI

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Sony DMX-WL1 Wireless HDMI Link vs. Gefen EXT-WHDMI

— February 04, 2009 10:14

Wireless HDMI could be the perfect fit for your custom Home Theater installation. Or it could be a serious compromise compared to hard wiring your HDMI cable. The latest wireless HDMI solutions,

Super Bowl XLIII Party - Throw a Memorable Bash

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Super Bowl XLIII Party - Throw a Memorable Bash

— January 29, 2009 21:35

Anyone can throw a Superbowl party. I mean, just turn on the tube, grab some chips and roll - right? Well, yeah, that's pretty much how it looks in a nursing home, but electronics rule the roost.

Gizmodo Kicks Belkin While It's Down

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Gizmodo Kicks Belkin While It's Down

— January 21, 2009 16:39

A recent Gizmodo article published a tell-all letter from an alleged employee of Belkin. The letter runs down a litany of dirty tricks allegedly perpetrated by the ailing tech company. But it reads

PlayStation 3 Exec Bashes Xbox 360

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PlayStation 3 Exec Bashes Xbox 360

— January 20, 2009 15:12

Fresh jabs were delivered from the Sony camp directed squarely at Microsoft’s jaw. Sony Computer Entertainment chairman Kazuo Hirai did his best Nikita Khrushchev impersonation in a talk to

2008 was Great for Blu-ray, '09 Even Better!

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2008 was Great for Blu-ray, '09 Even Better!

— January 15, 2009 07:38

Blu-ray has become one of the most successful new consumer electronics products to come along in recent history. So says Andy Parsons, Blu-ray Disc Promotions Group chairman. He says the format made

Electronics in a Bad Economy

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Electronics in a Bad Economy

— January 10, 2009 04:55

Happy New Year Audioholics! It’s a brand new year and with it comes new announcements from the tech industry. From Macworld to CES we’re in the midst of a bombardment of new cool stuff to buy. But

AV Rant #109: CES 2009 Report

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AV Rant #109: CES 2009 Report

— January 08, 2009 11:45

Live from the show, Clint and Tom report on the press events so far, some of the overarching themes, and how CES is changing. Before you start groaning, don't worry, Dina participated in the podcast

Apple's Steve Jobs: I'm Not Dead.

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Apple's Steve Jobs: I'm Not Dead.

— January 05, 2009 10:23

With all of the talk that emerged last year about the health of Steve Jobs (the iconic and dynamic figurehead/CEO of Apple Computer, in case you were living under a rock or just beamed here from the

Online News Overtakes Print in the US

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Online News Overtakes Print in the US

— December 29, 2008 10:09

For years the common response to an introduction about Audioholics would include some form of the following: "Oh, are you a print magazine?" Um, no. You see, we can actually publish articles in

Home Theater for the Holidays

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Home Theater for the Holidays

— December 23, 2008 08:30

It's the holidays, and 'tis the season to get cozy around the fireplace with the ones we love. Except that fireplaces are hazardous and non-PC these days – this year, we recommend gathering around

Resident Evil: Degeneration - Movie or Video Game?

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Resident Evil: Degeneration - Movie or Video Game?

— December 19, 2008 04:05

The new Resident Evil film dubbed: Degeneration will whet your appetite for the upcoming Resident Evil 5 video game. You're forgiven for thinking you're watching a video game while viewing the movie,

Monster Cable Drops Mini Golf Lawsuit and Offers Compromise

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Monster Cable Drops Mini Golf Lawsuit and Offers Compromise

— December 15, 2008 13:20

Monster Cable drops lawsuit against Monster Mini Golf. Battle "won, but war not over yet."