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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

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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