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

— February 04, 2009 10:14

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

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,

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Super Bowl XLIII Party ‑ Throw a Memorable Bash

— January 29, 2009 21:35

Super Bowl XLIII Party - Throw a Memorable Bash

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.

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Gizmodo Kicks Belkin While It's Down

— January 21, 2009 16:39

Gizmodo Kicks Belkin While It's Down

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

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PlayStation 3 Exec Bashes Xbox 360

— January 20, 2009 15:12

PlayStation 3 Exec Bashes Xbox 360

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

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

— January 15, 2009 07:38

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

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

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Electronics in a Bad Economy

— January 10, 2009 04:55

Electronics in a Bad Economy

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

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AV Rant #109: CES 2009 Report

— January 08, 2009 11:45

AV Rant #109: CES 2009 Report

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

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

— January 05, 2009 10:23

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

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

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Online News Overtakes Print in the US

— December 29, 2008 10:09

Online News Overtakes Print in the US

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

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Home Theater for the Holidays

— December 23, 2008 08:30

Home Theater for the Holidays

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

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Resident Evil: Degeneration ‑ Movie or Video Game?

— December 19, 2008 04:05

Resident Evil: Degeneration - Movie or Video Game?

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,

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Monster Cable Drops Mini Golf Lawsuit and Offers Compromise

— December 15, 2008 13:20

Monster Cable Drops Mini Golf Lawsuit and Offers Compromise

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

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Did CNN Call PlayStation 3 A Sinking Ship?

— December 15, 2008 11:29

Did CNN Call PlayStation 3 A Sinking Ship?

Soon after NPD Group’s sales statistics reported a decline in PS3 sales since November 2007, the vultures began circling Sony’s gaming machine. CNN’s own Silicon Alley Insider was one such vulture

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Sound Advice / Tweeter Stores Shut Down in a Dumbed Down Marketplace

— December 03, 2008 13:30

Sound Advice / Tweeter Stores Shut Down in a Dumbed Down Marketplace

After two filings for bankruptcy in less than one year, all 94 Tweeter / Sound Advice stores have officially closed down as of today. This marks the end of an era for a company I once respected and

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Monster Call to Arms

— December 02, 2008 12:09

Monster Call to Arms

You've asked for it, you've demanded it, you've wished over and over someone would do it - well, it looks like your Christmas wish is coming through this year. Monster Cable has had a long history of

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Stranger Than Fiction Special Edition: Blu‑ray Preview

— December 01, 2008 09:16

Stranger Than Fiction Special Edition: Blu-ray Preview

Will Ferrel stars in Stranger Than Fiction, back on Blu-ray again, wrapped up in the very-attractive holiday packaging of "Special Edition." Or rather, wrapped in Sony's attempt to slide another

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Blockbuster Finally Launches MediaPoint Movie Box

— November 26, 2008 10:55

Blockbuster Finally Launches MediaPoint Movie Box

The twenty-first century welcomes Blockbuster Inc. and its Internet set-top-box dubbed MediaPoint.

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What is the Home Theater Experience?

— November 25, 2008 22:53

What is the Home Theater Experience?

You’re at the edge of your seat while Indy is exploring an unknown cave loaded with mystery and danger when suddenly your spine rattles from the thunderous bass of a nearby boulder rolling down the

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5 Black Friday Home Theater Bargains

— November 25, 2008 10:44

5 Black Friday Home Theater Bargains

It’s that time of year again! Black Friday is the day of national shopping insanity and retails are enticing you to get out into the traffic.Electronichouse.com has outlined a list of 15 Black Friday

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AVRant #103: Outtakes

— November 21, 2008 11:31

AVRant #103: Outtakes

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

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Xbox Experience and Netflix Review

— November 19, 2008 16:06

Xbox Experience and Netflix Review

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

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A Primer on Trademarks

T. D. Ruth — November 17, 2008 11:43

A Primer on Trademarks

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

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

— November 17, 2008 11:16

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

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

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Call of Duty: World at War on Xbox 360

— November 17, 2008 09:34

Call of Duty: World at War on Xbox 360

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

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Audioholics 2008 SOTU Show Report Wrap Up

— November 14, 2008 16:09

Audioholics 2008 SOTU Show Report Wrap Up

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

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Universal Attempts to Squash Redbox, Redbox Fights Back

— November 10, 2008 18:12

Universal Attempts to Squash Redbox, Redbox Fights Back

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

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Undercover at the Gears of War 2 Midnight Event

— November 07, 2008 05:22

Undercover at the Gears of War 2 Midnight Event

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

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Do HDMI Cables Matter?

Amit Thakar — November 05, 2008 17:17

Do HDMI Cables Matter?

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