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Introducing AVRant - Audioholics Official Podcast and Blog

— May 10, 2007 23:00

Introducing AVRant - Audioholics Official Podcast and Blog

OK, we've done it - Audioholics has a podcast. It's approximately 60 minutes and will be produced weekly and posted at the AVRant.com website. In an effort to provide a more... irreverent take on

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Are YOU an Audioholic? Take the Test!

— May 07, 2007 20:47

Are YOU an Audioholic? Take the Test!

Did you know that 1 in 3 people suffer from some form of Audio Addiction? 1 in 3! Of those people, 21% suffer from the most severe form, Audioholicism. Did you know that 82.5% of statistics are made

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Shhhh, be vewry verwy quiet, I hunting HDTV!

— April 29, 2007 14:04

Shhhh, be vewry verwy quiet, I hunting HDTV!

According to an article in the Associated Press (AP), there is an increasing trend of consumers hooking up their multi thousand dollar HDTV’s with $50 rabbit ear (or as Elmer Fudd refers to as

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The Italian Western and the American Western

— April 14, 2007 21:32

The Italian Western and the American Western

While Italian or American western film share some similarities in structure and plot, they are also very different in tone, and portrayal of life in the old West. Although the Italian western would

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Halo 3 Sneak Peek & Official Audioholics Discussion

— April 12, 2007 01:19

Halo 3 Sneak Peek & Official Audioholics Discussion

This editorial discusses a sneak peek video I saw on Yahoo news tonight about Halo 3. It also opens a dialog to our readers to post anything and everything they know about this game on our forums to

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CE Installers - Offering Services in the Digital Age

Josh Wardell — April 09, 2007 20:00

CE Installers - Offering Services in the Digital Age

You’ve spent the last several years building and integrating systems into homes and business, growing your brand, and making sure that your clients have the latest and most up to date technology. New

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Recording Formats - who really cares? A commentary on tomorrow’s music.

Jeff Hedback — April 09, 2007 00:50

Recording Formats - who really cares? A commentary on tomorrow’s music.

We are at an interesting time in the music business. The laws of supply and demand are at odds. It is time that artists, mix/mastering engineers and record companies move closer to the demands of the

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Box Wars Episode V: Best Buy Strikes Back?

— April 07, 2007 15:26

Box Wars Episode V: Best Buy Strikes Back?

In what can be perceived as nothing less than a carnivorous AP media pummeling the likes of which remind me of a group of hyenas devouring a day-old carcass, Best Buy has been the beneficiary of a

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The Truth About 'HD Audio'

Mark Waldrep, Ph.D. — April 06, 2007 11:11

The Truth About 'HD Audio'

You know there’s trouble on the HD road ahead when Windex pitches a new formulation prefixed with the letters “HD”. And how about the marketing gurus at Kodak pitching “HD” photographic prints to

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Why I’m Never Going into a Video Rental Store Again… well… maybe

— April 03, 2007 13:54

Why I’m Never Going into a Video Rental Store Again… well… maybe

As a long time Netflix user, I’ve had little use for Brick and Mortar video rental stores. Occasionally we’d want a specific movie a specific night with no time to order one (need about 3 days to my

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MagnaLev ML5 Isolator Electromagnetic AV Rack

— March 31, 2007 20:00

MagnaLev ML5 Isolator Electromagnetic AV Rack

When I say that it is RARE that we review anything that truly takes us by surprise, I mean it. We've seen just about everything and the trade shows ensure that we aren't typically taken by surprise

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Ask OPRA – Tell us what you REALLY think OPRA

— March 27, 2007 10:52

Ask OPRA – Tell us what you REALLY think OPRA

We here at the OPRA Opine Omnibus Org pride ourselves in knowing stuff and talking about it. Whether you like it or not. Well, not necessarily knowing as much as suspecting. And not necessarily

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The Cult of AV

— March 06, 2007 21:50

The Cult of AV

I never meant for any of this to happen.. the pain, the suffering… I thought I was doing the right thing. That I was being a good steward of my money. I had no idea the web of intrigue and lies and…

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The History of Audioholics.com

— March 01, 2007 18:00

The History of Audioholics.com

This isn't the first time Audioholics.com has undergone a transformation, but until this one they have always been superficial - dealing with the look or aesthetics of the home theater website.

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Return Policy or Policy of Exclusion?

— February 26, 2007 16:56

Return Policy or Policy of Exclusion?

Here at Audioholics (and really all over the Internet) we often hear horror stories of customer service. Few companies are immune to such complaints though a bit a research will quickly bring to

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Olevia LCD Deinterlacing Problem

— February 23, 2007 12:19

Olevia LCD Deinterlacing Problem

Back in October we reviewed the Syntax Olevia 542i LCD. While overall we gave the display a positive review, we noticed that with certain DVDs, the top of the picture would “tear” or be skewed to the

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Why Apple's Advice on DRM Won't Be Heeded

— February 06, 2007 19:00

Why Apple's Advice on DRM Won't Be Heeded

Apple's CEO and Lead Strategist, Steve Jobs, wrote an open letter to consumers and executives alike this past week outlining three basic strategies for solving the problem with DRM-encoded music.

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Convenient Explanations

— January 30, 2007 00:45

Convenient Explanations

You know what’s fun? Interpreting events the way that serves your own political, social, or moral ends. Take this Newsweek article for example, The Low Cost of (Guitar) Heroism. The author laments

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CES Wrapup: Just One (or two) More Things

— January 22, 2007 19:00

CES Wrapup: Just One (or two) More Things

Now that I have been home from the Consumer Electronics Show in Vegas for a few days, and have actually slept a little bit, I have had time to think back, remember, and reflect on some of the cool

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Windows Vista DRM: World's Longest Suicide Note?

The DVD Insider — January 03, 2007 16:07

Windows Vista DRM: World's Longest Suicide Note?

The Vista Content Protection specification could very well constitute the longest suicide note in history. Vista's content protection mechanism only allows protected content to be sent over

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XGameStation – A Creative Outlet for an Uncreative World

— December 06, 2006 19:00

XGameStation – A Creative Outlet for an Uncreative World

Sick of the current new game console madness? Want one of the new ones but don't want to stand in lines for hours…

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5 Years After Launch of iPod, Music Industry Tries MP3

— December 04, 2006 17:18

5 Years After Launch of iPod, Music Industry Tries MP3

In an amazing act of ingenuity, daring and trend-setting acuity, the Music industry is starting to experiment with... wait for it... selling MP3s online direct to consumers.

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Super Bowl XLI Party Wrap-up at Audioholics

— December 04, 2006 11:18

Super Bowl XLI Party Wrap-up at Audioholics

It's never too early to plan for next year's event. It will be especially "hot" (pun intended) since the 2008 game will be hosted at the new Cardinals Stadium in Glendale Arizona. As for this year's

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Truth, Lies, and OPRA

— November 27, 2006 19:00

Truth, Lies, and OPRA

Just when you thought he had finally gotten fired for trying to steal Gene's speakers, Clint's projector, or J's… um Mac? OPRA is back with a load of…

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PS3 or Xbox360?

— November 21, 2006 19:00

PS3 or Xbox360?

The folks at GizmoCafe.com had a chance to play with the PS3 for awhile and overall they seemed to be much more…

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The Audiophile

— October 29, 2006 19:00

The Audiophile

There you are - sitting in your home theater/listening room, sipping an adult beverage, feeling the music wash over and move you. The kind of transcendent experience that only spending thousands of

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Drive-Up Movie Theater

stanton — October 26, 2006 20:00

Drive-Up Movie Theater

I have always wanted to combine my love of movies with a neighborhood "get together", so when I first heard about the idea for a home-made outdoor movie theater (using the space within your garage),

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How to Succeed in Business the Microsoft Way

— October 18, 2006 19:00

How to Succeed in Business the Microsoft Way

Microsoft , the software giant, released their new version of Internet Explorer yesterday. Version 7 touts increased security, is easier…