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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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A/V Static Displays at the 2008 Audioholics SOTU Event

— November 05, 2008 18:05

A/V Static Displays at the 2008 Audioholics SOTU Event

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

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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

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Copyright Royalty Agencies Go After Pirates: Preschools and Community Centers

— October 28, 2008 18:00

Copyright Royalty Agencies Go After Pirates: Preschools and Community Centers

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

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Auralex SonicPrint in Action

— October 28, 2008 10:06

Auralex SonicPrint in Action

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

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EMP Prototype Speakers

— October 24, 2008 15:15

EMP Prototype Speakers

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

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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

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

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

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Audyssey Dynamic EQ and Dynamic Volume Demo

— October 24, 2008 13:30

Audyssey Dynamic EQ and Dynamic Volume Demo

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

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

— October 24, 2008 10:11

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

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

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The High Road to SOTU, Audioholics Home Theater Tradeshow

— October 23, 2008 14:44

The High Road to SOTU, Audioholics Home Theater Tradeshow

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

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Pioneer Speakers, Blu‑ray player, Plasma Demo

— October 23, 2008 10:16

Pioneer Speakers, Blu-ray player, Plasma Demo

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

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Join Us this Week at the Audioholics SOTU Tradeshow Event

— October 21, 2008 23:31

Join Us this Week at the Audioholics SOTU Tradeshow Event

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

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AVRant #98: Going to Australia

— October 17, 2008 10:14

AVRant #98: Going to Australia

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

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Audioholics SOTU Trade Show ‑ Registration Deadline This Weekend!

— October 10, 2008 22:50

Audioholics SOTU Trade Show - Registration Deadline This Weekend!

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

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AVRant #97: Year Stupid 01

— October 10, 2008 10:13

AVRant #97: Year Stupid 01

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