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DVD Burning Kiosks a Thing of the Past

— October 31, 2007 16:53

DVD Burning Kiosks a Thing of the Past

When Reuters put out a story this weekend that Walgreens were going to start providing DVD burning kiosks in their stores, my reaction wasn't, "Wow that's cool!" as much as it was, "Um… why haven't

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One HTPC... Very Cheap... Best Offer

— October 29, 2007 21:42

One HTPC... Very Cheap... Best Offer

I tried... real hard. The idea of an HTPC is incredible. It's a stupendous idea. I mean, take an ATSC HDTV tuner, an HD-DVR, a DVD player, your entire DVD and CD collection, Internet music, your

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AVRant #25: Yee Haw

— October 25, 2007 13:45

AVRant #25: Yee Haw

Dina has a fan and someone thinks that Tom is a corporate polo-wearing type. The world is just topsy-turvy. A new music challenge is issued. Tom will discuss this more on the next podcast. Jarret has

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Audio Equipment Reviews: Should You Trust the Pros or Your Own Ears?

— October 23, 2007 07:19

Audio Equipment Reviews: Should You Trust the Pros or Your Own Ears?

Are you an audio Objectivist or Subjectivist? Many of us here probably have stories of the days when we were hi-fi 'Subjectivists'. There were days when I bought into the whole perfect sound

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AVRant #24: A Hurricane of Sound

— October 18, 2007 11:18

AVRant #24: A Hurricane of Sound

Tom starts off talking about the Sony BDP-S300 Blu-ray player he’s reviewing and gives a quick preview, reveals AVRant’s first official stalker (aside from Lea who seems to have given it up), and how

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Audio Reviews and Marketing

— October 16, 2007 17:09

Audio Reviews and Marketing

We've all had to deal with the uncomfortable situation of having a friend tell you how much they spent on cables at their local big box store when you know you could have gotten them the same

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Audiogurus Online AV Store

— October 15, 2007 08:10

Audiogurus Online AV Store

Audiogurus is using the Audioholics name without our consent. Audioholics has NO affiliation with Audiogurus in any way.

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AVRant #23: Dina needs cheese

— October 11, 2007 09:33

AVRant #23: Dina needs cheese

Dina and Tom talk about some of the new fall shows and HD. They run through some more listener questions from Anthony who wants to know what to look for in a speaker stand, Jerret who wants to know

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How Radio Sucks

— October 10, 2007 10:20

How Radio Sucks

It seems like I've spent the last month on the road. Denver, Turkey, Reno… it's been a busy time. Over the course of my life, I've lived in multiple states including California, Mississippi, and

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AVRant #22: "Live" at Clearwater Beach, FL

— October 08, 2007 18:33

AVRant #22: "Live" at Clearwater Beach, FL

So there we were, "live" at Clearwater Beach for the 2007 Audioholics State of the CE Union Party Event. It was nice, our hotel was thumping with the sounds of over 13 subwoofers all pounding at the

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Am I an Audioholic?

— October 07, 2007 11:04

Am I an Audioholic?

Where am I now? It’s Friday night and I am in Clearwater Beach, Florida at the Audioholics party. I got to meet several of the vendors I have purchased from. It’s really great to meet the people who

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2007 State of the CE Union Party Event Itinerary

— October 03, 2007 23:46

2007 State of the CE Union Party Event Itinerary

The Audioholics 9th Annual State of the CE Union Event is upon us. We wanted to take the time to summarize the itinerary for the next few days during our event. Make sure you bring a printout of your

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Can Halo 3 Save XBOX 360?

— September 30, 2007 21:41

Can Halo 3 Save XBOX 360?

According to several news sources, Microsoft Corp's "Halo 3" video game set an opening-day U.S. sales record of $170 million, outdoing any video game or movie debut and giving the XBOX 360’s

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AVRant #19: What's the Best System You've Ever Heard?

— September 26, 2007 22:09

AVRant #19: What's the Best System You've Ever Heard?

This week is a hodgepodge of information. Tom and Dina start off talking about movies which brings up a pet peeve of Tom's: buying movies simply because of good sound. Tom touches on how to solve

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Audioholics Party Update - Registration Deadline in 5 Days!

— September 24, 2007 22:36

Audioholics Party Update - Registration Deadline in 5 Days!

The registration deadline of September 30th for our 9th Annual State of the CE Union Event/Party is drawing near. With only 5 days remaining to register and limited seating for our Ballroom Dining

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2007 CEDIA Demo Overview

— September 23, 2007 23:00

2007 CEDIA Demo Overview

There are certain things in life you can count on. Death, taxes, and yes, the ubiquitous CEDIA demos. It seems everywhere you look, there is a demo happening in a booth on the show floor. Flying

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Why going to the Movies is Still Better Than Home Theater

— September 20, 2007 14:12

Why going to the Movies is Still Better Than Home Theater

There is no doubt in my mind that just about any decent home theater system I assemble, using some of the better equipment on the market today, rivals most of the local Cineplex’s (IMAX and Disney

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Ask AVRant #6: HDMI and Video Processing

— September 19, 2007 21:53

Ask AVRant #6: HDMI and Video Processing

J and Tom discuss the most confusing of all topics - HDMI. 1.0, 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.3a… wow, all those different standards in just a few years? Which is the best? Should you upgrade? Should you let your

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Ask AVRant #5: Clipage and Ohmage

— September 14, 2007 10:23

Ask AVRant #5: Clipage and Ohmage

J and Tom start out on Macs, continue on to swinging dead cats at J’s place, touch on positive reviews, on to how all Clarke’s are related, and end on J’s new Apple inspired house. Clearly, we are

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CEDIA 2007 Show Report & Wrap Up

— September 12, 2007 22:47

CEDIA 2007 Show Report & Wrap Up

Like the past times we've covered CEDIA, this one was another great show. It seems every year the show gets more popular with this years largest turnout with over 29,000 attendees. Incidentally this

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My Traveling Woes of CEDIA

— September 11, 2007 12:20

My Traveling Woes of CEDIA

From donut eating cops on the freeway, to moody flight attendants and tough airport security, I dodged the arrows and made it to the promise land. In my travels, I endured starvation, nausea and

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CEDIA - Got My NERDAR Engaged

Dina Clarke — September 10, 2007 10:49

CEDIA - Got My NERDAR Engaged

After CEDIA, my NERDAR needs new batteries. It wasn’t like I didn’t expect it. I went to CEDIA knowing full well what I was in for. First of all, I was outnumbered by men THOUSANDS to one. I was also

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AVRant CEDIA 2007 Day 1: What time is it in Dina-land?

— September 08, 2007 01:31

AVRant CEDIA 2007 Day 1: What time is it in Dina-land?

Think we're not doing anything at CEDIA? WRONG! Check out our show page for coverage plus Dina and Tom did a Podcast about the first day coverage. Listen in to hear some of CEDIA's coolest (and

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AVRant #18: AV Rant: The Definitive, Ultimate, Director's Cut Edition

— September 06, 2007 02:16

AVRant #18: AV Rant: The Definitive, Ultimate, Director's Cut Edition

Dina and Tom jump right in to what the new 1080p formats mean for old movies, Dina brings up people that are actually geekier than Tom, Tom makes an official AVRant announcement, Dina rants against

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Blu-ray's Dirty Little Secret

— September 03, 2007 15:01

Blu-ray's Dirty Little Secret

So, after a long Blu-ray disc (BD) release hiatus by Fox and MGM, how does one celebrate the recent press release that new titles are coming? Why, one celebrates by buying one of these studios’

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AVRant #17: It's a Sack of Love

— August 30, 2007 16:53

AVRant #17: It's a Sack of Love

How manufacturers react to some reviews and think consumers are idiots, how to get your questions answered quickly on an AV forum, and whether or not you need to buy your sub from the same

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AVRant #16: CEDIA, Shootouts, and Wireless Speakers

— August 23, 2007 07:56

AVRant #16: CEDIA, Shootouts, and Wireless Speakers

Tom and Dina unveil their plans for CEDIA (geeks beware!) plus Tom discusses the bookshelf speaker shootout and the Soundolier duo speaker lamp review. Dina ponders a little cosplay and Tom readily

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But I Already HAVE a DVD Player!

— August 21, 2007 14:59

But I Already HAVE a DVD Player!

I've stayed out of the high def format debate mostly because of apathy. I honestly don't care. I don't own a player, have no real desire to run out and buy one, and I know a lot of people that feel