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CEDIA Bashes CA Ruling on Big TVs... So Do We

— November 19, 2009 17:30

CEDIA Bashes CA Ruling on Big TVs... So Do We

CEDIA is outraged by the adoption of the unnecessary and harmful regulation regarding the California TV energy efficiency standard. Folks, this is like watching a train wreck in slow motion.

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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, Sicker Than H1N1

— November 10, 2009 17:55

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, Sicker Than H1N1

The economy is dicey and NPD analysts say video game revenue is down 13 percent. But when the going gets tough, Activision Blizzard gets going – with Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2.

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Don't Like Your Job at Blockbuster? Stab Yourself!

— November 06, 2009 03:10

Don't Like Your Job at Blockbuster? Stab Yourself!

According to an article at The Smoking Gun, Aaron Siebers, a 27-year-old Blockbuster employee, decided that it woudl be better to stab himself than go work at Blockbuster Video.

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Hands On Xbox 360, Facebook, Twitter, Last.Fm, Instant Streaming

— October 29, 2009 10:10

Hands On Xbox 360, Facebook, Twitter, Last.Fm, Instant Streaming

There is a lot to be excited about with this new Xbox Live update - Facebook and Twitter (ho hum), Last.Fm (hmm... not bad), and 1080p Instant Streaming (not that's cool). See what it's all about.

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Hulu ‑ Its Own Worst Enemy

— October 26, 2009 04:25

Hulu - Its Own Worst Enemy

One doesn't have too look too hard to find examples of businesses mismanaged into oblivion. Is Hulu next? It very well may be and here's why: They are afraid of losing advertising dollars.

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Wal‑Mart Shrugged – DVD and Blu‑ray Fell

— October 08, 2009 04:05

Wal-Mart Shrugged – DVD and Blu-ray Fell

Never underestimate the power of Wal-Mart! The retail juggernaut has the power to destroy a product line’s sales by deciding not to sell it - or simply pushing it to the bottom shelf.

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3D Heart Attack

— October 01, 2009 01:15

3D Heart Attack

We've been hearing more and more about 3D for the last few years. The real driving force behind 3D has always been to rake in more money. Will people pay a premium for a movie in 3 dimensions?

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CA Energy Commission Seeks to Regulate Television Use

— September 29, 2009 05:20

CA Energy Commission Seeks to Regulate Television Use

Government over-regulation of California’s businesses is hurting an economy that is already suffering. Two weeks ago, the CA Energy Commission said it wanted to reduce electricity use in TV sets.

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FCC Under Fire for Net Neutrality

— September 24, 2009 07:00

FCC Under Fire for Net Neutrality

The fight for net neutrality is ON! Soon after the Federal Communications Commission announced it will formalize net neutrality rules – the FCC immediately drew fire from all sides.

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Apple Event 9‑9‑09: iPod vs. Zune: Round‑Two

— September 08, 2009 15:15

Apple Event 9-9-09: iPod vs. Zune: Round-Two

Someone call 911! Apple’s keynote invitation image looks like a crime scene victim’s chalk outline. Apple’s annual meeting tomorrow has a name that may invoke images of the Beatles, the band that

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The Twelve Biggest Industry Mistakes of the Digital Age

— July 28, 2009 01:00

The Twelve Biggest Industry Mistakes of the Digital Age

More often than not, large companies tend towards stagnation. Others just make bad choices. Here are 12 of the best stories.

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Midnight Express Blu‑ray Review

— July 22, 2009 03:05

Midnight Express Blu-ray Review

Midnight Express is one of those rare films that doesn’t just get better but becomes more poignant and resonates louder with age. The film earned six Golden Globes and two Oscars including: Best

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LCD Specs Routinely Inflated – Plasma Still Better

— July 18, 2009 02:30

LCD Specs Routinely Inflated – Plasma Still Better

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

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Thin TVs ‑ Some Get It, Some Don't

— July 09, 2009 02:00

Thin TVs - Some Get It, Some Don't

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

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Downloads vs. Discs ‑ An Analysis

— June 25, 2009 02:10

Downloads vs. Discs - An Analysis

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

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Environmentally Friendly TVs ‑ It's Easy Being Green

— June 15, 2009 02:10

Environmentally Friendly TVs - It's Easy Being Green

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

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(News)Paperless Society

— May 04, 2009 18:50

(News)Paperless Society

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

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AV Rant #126: Interview with Auralex

— April 27, 2009 19:20

AV Rant #126: Interview with Auralex

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

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

— April 20, 2009 15:57

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

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

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Best Buy Adopts Circuit City Success Plan

— April 15, 2009 18:50

Best Buy Adopts Circuit City Success Plan

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

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3 Tips for Home Theater on a Budget

— April 14, 2009 06:10

3 Tips for Home Theater on a Budget

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

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Monster Distractions in 3D

— April 13, 2009 06:20

Monster Distractions in 3D

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

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

— April 08, 2009 05:20

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

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

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Punisher: War Zone Blu‑ray Review

— March 16, 2009 22:46

Punisher: War Zone Blu-ray Review

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

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Is ZillionTV the Future or a Pipe Dream?

— March 09, 2009 19:25

Is ZillionTV the Future or a Pipe Dream?

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

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Killzone 2 on PlayStation 3, Out of Control

— March 05, 2009 03:55

Killzone 2 on PlayStation 3, Out of Control

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

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Microsoft Store – Fortune Favors the Bold

— February 25, 2009 07:35

Microsoft Store – Fortune Favors the Bold

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

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Digital TV Conversion: How Do You Spell SNAFU?

— February 18, 2009 15:53

Digital TV Conversion: How Do You Spell SNAFU?

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