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AVRant #103: Outtakes

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AVRant #103: Outtakes

— November 21, 2008 11:31

Clint joins Tom and Dina this week. What’s up with the speaker shootout? Tom gives you the skinny. Tom tells a sad, sad story. A love story gone wrong. Lots of discussion of the facts and not a whole

Xbox Experience and Netflix Review

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Xbox Experience and Netflix Review

— November 19, 2008 16:06

As most Xbox 360 owners know (at least those that have and Xbox Live account) the new interface went live today. This update completely revamps the interface adding a number of features like 8 person

A Primer on Trademarks

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A Primer on Trademarks

T. D. Ruth — November 17, 2008 11:43

Intellectual property is a matter that regularly plays into the lives of audiophiles. The most prevalent example is, of course, the copyrights in the music we enjoy. However, the ever-litigious

Best Buy Caught Tricking Customers Again, Now It’s HDTV Calibration

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Best Buy Caught Tricking Customers Again, Now It’s HDTV Calibration

— November 17, 2008 11:16

Electronics retailing giant Best Buy is stooping once again to generate business, showing they are willing to go to any length to get it, and they are certainly not going to let truthfulness or

Call of Duty: World at War on Xbox 360

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Call of Duty: World at War on Xbox 360

— November 17, 2008 09:34

Everyone’s favorite World War II franchise is back – and despite initial trepidation about Treyarch’s return I’m happy to report - it’s all good! In the wake of Infinity Ward’s already legendary Call

Audioholics 2008 SOTU Show Report Wrap Up

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Audioholics 2008 SOTU Show Report Wrap Up

— November 14, 2008 16:09

When thinking back on what we accomplished this year, I have to say it was the result of great team work. The Audioholics Staff lived up to their reputation from the registration process through set

Universal Attempts to Squash Redbox, Redbox Fights Back

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Universal Attempts to Squash Redbox, Redbox Fights Back

— November 10, 2008 18:12

It would seem that $1 per night video rental kiosks have pissed off certain Hollywood studios. Universal Studios, under the guise of so called revenue sharing deals looks to be using tactics of

Undercover at the Gears of War 2 Midnight Event

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Undercover at the Gears of War 2 Midnight Event

— November 07, 2008 05:22

Selflessly, Tom Andry, Associate Editor of Audioholics volunteered to go undercover at his local Gamestop midnight release of Gears of War 2. What did he find? About what you'd expect. And, of

Do HDMI Cables Matter?

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Do HDMI Cables Matter?

Amit Thakar — November 05, 2008 17:17

That's the big questions. Do HDMI cables matter? If you were to pose this question in an AV forum, the answer you’d likely get from a lot of folks would probably be a resounding "no." And you

A/V Static Displays at the 2008 Audioholics SOTU Event

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A/V Static Displays at the 2008 Audioholics SOTU Event

— November 05, 2008 17:03

While you’ve all been reading about the seven wonderful demo rooms our sponsors hosted at our event, its important to also mention the excellent static displays which filled the hallways and gave

Copyright Royalty Agencies Go After Pirates: Preschools and Community Centers

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Copyright Royalty Agencies Go After Pirates: Preschools and Community Centers

— October 28, 2008 18:00

When one thinks of a pirate, what’s the first thing to come to mind? Why, villainous children at preschools and community centers of course. The latest chapter in over zealous abuse of copyright fee

Auralex SonicPrint in Action

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Auralex SonicPrint in Action

— October 28, 2008 10:06

Auralex Acoustics showed off their SonicPrint panels at the Audioholics State of the CE Union event. The treated the Pioneer/Dolby and EMP/Yamaha rooms with upwards of 20 panels each giving those

EMP Prototype Speakers

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EMP Prototype Speakers

— October 24, 2008 15:15

EMP, a company sharing the design gurus behind RBH sound attended the 2008 SOTU Event and brought several prototype speakers with them to the show. What caught my eye most was the yet unnamed

Women and Home Theater: Audioholics 2008 State of The CE Union is For Everyone

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Women and Home Theater: Audioholics 2008 State of The CE Union is For Everyone

Alissa Buchanan — October 24, 2008 14:12

Typically, consumer electronics and home theater are perceived as a man’s domain, but with so much attention to aesthetics, ease of use and affordability in the industry, it's no surprise that now

Audyssey Dynamic EQ and Dynamic Volume Demo

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Audyssey Dynamic EQ and Dynamic Volume Demo

— October 24, 2008 13:30

At the 2008 Audioholics State of the CE Union Expo, Audyssey had their demo room stocked with the newest MTS-01 family of SVS speakers. On top of that, they had two PB13-Ultra subs giving them access

Emotiva New A/V Processor, CD Player & Speakers on Display

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Emotiva New A/V Processor, CD Player & Speakers on Display

— October 24, 2008 10:11

When Emotiva goes to a show like the Audioholics State of the CE Union event, they don't pull punches. While other manufacturers might show off a new product or maybe two, Emotiva's room was FULL of

The High Road to SOTU, Audioholics Home Theater Tradeshow

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The High Road to SOTU, Audioholics Home Theater Tradeshow

— October 23, 2008 14:44

It didn't involve a red Impala convertable, but the road to this year's SOTU event took me about 40,000 feet high and has been quite a trip. Here I found audiophiles, audio-fans and audioholics alike

Pioneer Speakers, Blu-ray player, Plasma Demo

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Pioneer Speakers, Blu-ray player, Plasma Demo

— October 23, 2008 10:16

Pioneer teamed up with Dolby and showed off a number of new products at the Audioholics State of the CE Union Event at the Dolphin Hotel in Disney. On display were the EX line of speakers (S-3EX

Join Us this Week at the Audioholics SOTU Tradeshow Event

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Join Us this Week at the Audioholics SOTU Tradeshow Event

— October 21, 2008 23:31

The Audioholics 10th Annual SOTU Trade Show event is upon us. This Thursday and Friday, October 23rd and 24th, please join us at the wonderful Disney Dolphin resort in Orlando, Florida to experience

AVRant #98: Going to Australia

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AVRant #98: Going to Australia

— October 17, 2008 10:14

This week on AV Rant: Tom's excited about a new HD channel. Netflix is upping their subscription price… for Blu-ray. Tom and Dina disagree on who is most to blame. Ear fatigue and you. It's

Audioholics SOTU Trade Show - Registration Deadline This Weekend!

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Audioholics SOTU Trade Show - Registration Deadline This Weekend!

— October 10, 2008 22:50

This weekend is your last chance to register for our 10th Annual State of the CE Union Event to be hosted this October 23rd and 24th at the beautiful Disney Dolphin resort in Orlando Florida. With 7

AVRant #97: Year Stupid 01

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AVRant #97: Year Stupid 01

— October 10, 2008 10:13

This week on AV Rant: Ebay helps the little guy (into debt). Best Buy tries to get chicks. Dina admits she’s not normal. Jaime’s shopping for speakers and that gets Tom talking. Lots of tips for

Yamaha to Demo new BD-S2900 Blu-ray Player at Audioholics SOTU Event

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Yamaha to Demo new BD-S2900 Blu-ray Player at Audioholics SOTU Event

— October 08, 2008 15:28

Yamaha Electronics Corporation will demonstrate its first Blu-ray disc player and flagship RX-Z11 11.2 channel network AV receiver at Audioholics 2008 State of the CE Union trade show at the Walt

Have a Scoop of Ice Cream on Ben & Jerry’s

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Have a Scoop of Ice Cream on Ben & Jerry’s

— October 03, 2008 16:10

A special thanks goes out to Chris Seymour of Seymour A/V for hooking up a deal to get Jerry Greenfield, Co-Founder of Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream - the company that brings us ultimate combinations of

AVRant #96: Sorry Ted

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AVRant #96: Sorry Ted

— October 03, 2008 08:00

This week on AV Rant: Ted is mad about a few things. Tom responds. Under $300 Blu-ray players are in stores. J found them. Read the comments below the post for some FANTASTIC information from Rob and

Audioholics 2008 SOTU Trade Show Last Chance to Register!

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Audioholics 2008 SOTU Trade Show Last Chance to Register!

Bertica Molinares — October 02, 2008 14:00

Our event this year will be filled with endless possibilities. Among them, chances to refresh your senses and enjoy your childhood again. This is Disney; the happiest place on earth – and we intend

The Decibel (dB) and the Violin/Piano Recital

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The Decibel (dB) and the Violin/Piano Recital

Alan Lofft — October 01, 2008 11:30

One of the most difficult-to-understand terms for newcomers (and even experienced enthusiasts) in audio and sound reproduction is the decibel, partly because it’s a measure of relative intensity or

EU 45 Year Copyright Extension Plan to Net Aging Musicians a Cool €30

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EU 45 Year Copyright Extension Plan to Net Aging Musicians a Cool €30

— September 26, 2008 14:50

With compact disc sales tanking year over year and recording artist long abused by the system becoming independent via the Internet, the recording industry is in a world wide frenzy to grab whatever