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AVRant #41: Bipolar Music Disorder

— February 13, 2008 15:04

AVRant #41: Bipolar Music Disorder

Today, Tom and Clint tackle listener questions on room acoustics and what to do with bipolar music speakers. Tom psychoanalyzes a $6 million home theater system and they tackle the age old question:

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HD DVD Should Re-think PR After Beatings From Netflix and Best Buy

— February 13, 2008 08:43

HD DVD Should Re-think PR After Beatings From Netflix and Best Buy

When you work for the HD DVD Promotions Group you look forward to Friday. So far this week - Netflix announced it’s dropping HD DVD and Best Buy, the country’s largest consumer electronics retailer,

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AVRant #40: Presents, MPAA, and Receivers

— February 12, 2008 20:25

AVRant #40: Presents, MPAA, and Receivers

Clint DeBoer (Editor-in-Chief of Audioholics) is filling in for Dina this week. Clint and Tom run through a short list of possible Valentine's gifts for your favorite geek. What have we noticed about

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I am Child-Man, Hear me Roxor!

— February 06, 2008 00:10

I am Child-Man, Hear me Roxor!

Kay "Fun-Sponge" Hymowitz wrote an editorial about child-men. In short - we suck. Apparently we are not living up to our "potential". For some reason, some women feel the need to domesticate their

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Audioholics Ecommerce Store

Will J. Stamps — February 05, 2008 13:15

Audioholics Ecommerce Store

Audioholics premium Ebook Membership service and paid webinars offer you expert advice and hands on with Gene and Hugo. Merchandise and swag are coming too.

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AVRant #39: Kay the Fun-Sponge

— February 05, 2008 09:27

AVRant #39: Kay the Fun-Sponge

Tom and Dina discuss the Rolling Stone article The Death of High Fidelity. Summary - compression is bad. CDs are being "optimized" for compression… oh that's a good idea. Convincing people that there

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NASA Uploads Beatles Music To Space - RIAA Not Impressed

— February 04, 2008 21:26

NASA Uploads Beatles Music To Space - RIAA Not Impressed

What does the National Aeronautics and Space Administration do for the 40th anniversary of the 1968 Beatles recording "Across the Universe"? Beam the song into space, obviously. That's exactly what

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Blu-ray: After the Format War Will there be Format Civil War?

— February 04, 2008 15:42

Blu-ray: After the Format War Will there be Format Civil War?

Now that Blu-ray has taken the apparent lead in the format war with Warner’s pending defection, things may finally get ugly. Remember that business about the incomplete Blu-ray specifications,

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Heath Ledger Ghoul Stands: Tragedy on DVD or Blu-ray

— January 31, 2008 20:47

Heath Ledger Ghoul Stands: Tragedy on DVD or Blu-ray

Have you seen the laser-printer memorials to Heath Ledger at the local DVD retailer? Only a week ago I barely knew who Ledger was, but those displays make me sick! I remember when CDs were still an

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AVRant #38: Imeem vs Pandora

— January 24, 2008 08:20

AVRant #38: Imeem vs Pandora

Blind testing at T.H.E Show?! Who let those people in there? Tom dissects the article. Does he think that it is possible to hear the difference between high-end speaker cables and zip cord? Yep!

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AVRant #37: Sounds Better than Real Life

— January 20, 2008 16:59

AVRant #37: Sounds Better than Real Life

Tom's back from CES. Tom gives some love to the listeners (that's you). Dina inadvertently reveals her age (kinda). AppleTV is discussed in brief along with the HD DVD demise. Tom went to T.H.E Show

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Throwing a Super Bowl XLII Party - Tips from the Pros

— January 19, 2008 10:33

Throwing a Super Bowl XLII Party - Tips from the Pros

Audioholics has long had a history of throwing incredibly technologically-advanced Super Bowl parties. We like to divulge our plans to readers before the big game, in the hope that we can give you

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CES 2008 - A Floor-Level Perspective

— January 16, 2008 09:10

CES 2008 - A Floor-Level Perspective

Every year I strive to give you my perspective of what CES was like. Sometimes I have the time to write up a daily report, others, it is just a summary at the end. This year it will be the latter.

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CES 2008 Show Report

— January 13, 2008 19:00

CES 2008 Show Report

Well we just wrapped up another glorious show covering of CES at Sin City (Las Vegas). It was apparent to me this year that most of the so called "high end" companies either didn't want press

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AVRant #36: Live from CES 2008

— January 11, 2008 01:00

AVRant #36: Live from CES 2008

Live(ish) from the 2008 CES. Audioholics talks about some of the great (and not so great) products that they’ve seen including HD DVD news, Blu-ray player pricing dropping, wireless HDMI, HDMI over

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Music in Video Games Goes LIVE!

— January 10, 2008 20:35

Music in Video Games Goes LIVE!

Music in video games has come a long way from its 8-bit midi origins and they’ve been picking up steam lately with all the new rock musician simulators like Guitar Hero and Rock Band. But what was

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iPhone, Gadget of the Year - But Has Apple Sold Out?

— January 01, 2008 23:15

iPhone, Gadget of the Year - But Has Apple Sold Out?

Apple has jumped into bed with AT&T and threatened its own loyal fan-base with punitive firmware updates if they exercise their right to unlock the iPhone. My, how it has strayed so far from that

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AVRant #32: Christmas List 2007 part 1

— December 13, 2007 12:07

AVRant #32: Christmas List 2007 part 1

Tom and Dina start off addressing some questions and Dina's first hate mail. They talk about such important issues as how someone can find Tom on Halo 3 and kill him and updating firmware on the A2.

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The Case for Cooperative Play

— December 10, 2007 16:36

The Case for Cooperative Play

Now, I love playing multiplayer but honestly, headshotting your friends from across the map gets a little old after a while. Team Slayer type games are better because you once again get that sense of

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BD+ Cracked? So Much for Happily Ever After

— December 10, 2007 08:49

BD+ Cracked? So Much for Happily Ever After

This "fable" is about the MPAA who believed they should have control of how people watch movies in their homes. The MPAA wanted to make sure that the people would be unable to do anything with those

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The Future of Home Entertainment

— November 30, 2007 13:13

The Future of Home Entertainment

But what is the real future of home entertainment? No one knows. The amount of options out there right now is just staggering though. Take Heroes for example the wildly popular "superhero" themed TV

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AVRant #30: Listener Appreciation Day

— November 29, 2007 16:45

AVRant #30: Listener Appreciation Day

Welcome. Dina starts off this Podcast with a threat more horrible than any you can imagine. It's listener appreciation day around here and Tom and Dina address many of your emails and questions. They

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AVRant #29: CES HD DVD DTS HD DHL and other Acronyms

— November 22, 2007 07:48

AVRant #29: CES HD DVD DTS HD DHL and other Acronyms

Is Dina going to be at CES this year? You’ll have to listen in to find out. Does Tom have love for DHL? Take a wild guess. What does the holiday season mean to Tom? Tons of questions. Tom gives his

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AVRant #28: Dina has hit her Quotie

— November 15, 2007 12:05

AVRant #28: Dina has hit her Quotie

Tom starts off with a few announcements about the AVRant voicemail, the new music challenge, a few minor changes to the website, and AVRant’s ranking on Podcast Alley (you guys ROCK!!!). Tom

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Sony CEO Uncertain of Blu-ray Future

— November 13, 2007 10:39

Sony CEO Uncertain of Blu-ray Future

After the spanking Blu-ray got at the hands of HD DVD recently, Sony's CEO Sir Howard Stringer commented that the two formats are in a "stalemate" according to the Associated Press. While he doesn't

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Radiohead - So did the Boot Work?

— November 08, 2007 12:21

Radiohead - So did the Boot Work?

Results of Radiohead’s little experiment of life without leeches, I mean record labels, have started to come in. Early on, reports showed that in excess of ONE MILLION people downloaded the album

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AVRant #27: Too Many Topics, Too Little Time

— November 08, 2007 09:54

AVRant #27: Too Many Topics, Too Little Time

You thought things were crazy last week? Wait until Dina's announcement. Tom deconstructs the Wal-Mart "secret" sale where an HD DVD player was on sale for $99. Is investing in a DVD player with top

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There has never been a better time to rent

— November 06, 2007 17:38

There has never been a better time to rent

The WGA strike is on folks, and they're reporting that this one could be a doozie. The last WGA strike went on for 22 weeks (that's an entire season of shows) and cost the industry an estimated $500