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Throwing a Super Bowl XLII Party ‑ Tips from the Pros

— January 19, 2008 10:35

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

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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