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Recent Home Theater Editorials

Hollywood, Remakes & Reality TV

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Hollywood, Remakes & Reality TV

— May 09, 2005 20:00

As the 2005 decline in film revenues continues, it is amusing to see the pontifications and proposals of Hollywood insiders regarding declining revenues. It's apparently up to them to attempt to

Blu-ray Disc... Emerging Format or Hurry Up and Wait?

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Blu-ray Disc... Emerging Format or Hurry Up and Wait?

— May 08, 2005 20:00

We know people are waiting for the next great thing in storage and too many people have been convinced that...

Game Developers Service Consumers. Hollywood? Lawyers.

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Game Developers Service Consumers. Hollywood? Lawyers.

— April 15, 2005 20:00

There has to be some illegal copying in the video game industry - it's pervasive throughout the software industry and costs firms billions each year - but they still pump out and push stand-alone and

Kids, Gaming and Hollywood Cries Poor

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Kids, Gaming and Hollywood Cries Poor

The DVD Insider — March 28, 2005 19:00

Kids - The Multitaskers

DVD Insider CeBIT Show Report

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DVD Insider CeBIT Show Report

The DVD Insider — March 21, 2005 19:00

CeBIT in Hanover is head and shoulders the world's largest tech toys show for business and consumer alike. They may have flopped in the U.S. but at home they are supreme even though it is nearly

Balancing Work & Life

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Balancing Work & Life

The DVD Insider — March 15, 2005 19:00

Right at the outset we'll note that it is Saturday and we are in the office writing this piece. That should give you a clue that we haven't achieved what most people might call a healthy work-life

Blu-ray Technology: Why? When?

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Blu-ray Technology: Why? When?

The DVD Insider — March 13, 2005 19:00

Isn't all the noise surrounding the beauty and consumer demand for high definition blue-ray storage fantastic? Consumers can't wait to get their hands on the camcorders... the burners... the media!

Microsoft's Next Box to Usher in 'Hi Def Era'

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Microsoft's Next Box to Usher in 'Hi Def Era'

— March 10, 2005 19:00

by Wayde Robson of Home Theater Focus Microsoft gave attendees of the Game Developer's Conference (GDC) a peek…

DVD Industry Insider Report - The Challenge of Home Entertainment Networks

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DVD Industry Insider Report - The Challenge of Home Entertainment Networks

The DVD Insider — February 08, 2005 19:00

Would you believe it? A fantastic 12% of the American households are networked and that is going to drive home entertainment networks.

Throwing a Memorable Super Bowl Party

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Throwing a Memorable Super Bowl Party

— February 03, 2005 18:00

Planning a Super Bowl party for your friends is hard enough. There's plenty to worry about: food, drinks, food, seating, food - you…

DVD Industry Insider Report - The Press vs. Reality

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DVD Industry Insider Report - The Press vs. Reality

The DVD Insider — January 25, 2005 19:00

If you read the press it is obvious that CD is long dead, DVD is rapidly dying and the consumer can't wait for Blue-ray technology to arrive. Unfortunately, no one has convinced the people who buy

DVD Industry Insider Report - Optical Storage

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DVD Industry Insider Report - Optical Storage

The DVD Insider — November 14, 2004 19:00

Everyone is now delivering 16x DVD burners at unbelievably low prices. Rushing to keep pace, the leading media manufacturers deliver the high-speed +/-R media as quickly as the formats and

Sounds Great vs Great Sounds – A Point of View

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Sounds Great vs Great Sounds – A Point of View

— October 17, 2004 19:00

Understanding Your Listening Biases

DVD Industry Insider Report -  The Consumer Pot of Gold

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DVD Industry Insider Report - The Consumer Pot of Gold

The DVD Insider — October 03, 2004 20:00

Writing to keep you abreast of the DVD industry is tricky especially when we had to project what you will be seeing in the marketplace now. And we had to decipher all of the smoke/mirrors,

DVD Burner Industry Report

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DVD Burner Industry Report

The DVD Insider — September 16, 2004 20:00

PC makers see the big bucks in consumer electronics and have begun to morph their products into entertainment/home communications systems. PC makers branch out into mediocre cameras/camcorders and

Top Ten Reasons To Buy "Cubed" Speakers

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Top Ten Reasons To Buy "Cubed" Speakers

— August 29, 2004 20:00

Marketing can sometimes be the most misleading source of propaganda about a particular product, especially when it is aimed at the average neophyte consumer…

Marketing's Influence on the Government: An Example

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Marketing's Influence on the Government: An Example

Steve DellaSala — August 29, 2004 20:00

Yes, it's true, marketing can even influence our own government. The following story will disclose this very fact. Nothing contained herein is considered classified information, but you can be

DVD Industry Insider Report - The Scoop on DVD-R9 / DVD+R9

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DVD Industry Insider Report - The Scoop on DVD-R9 / DVD+R9

The DVD Insider — August 19, 2004 20:00

DVD Industry Insider Report - August 20, 2004 The Scoop on Emerging DVD-R9 / DVD+R9 Hardware, Technologies and Standards Recently…

Impracticality of the Audioholic Addiction to Audio

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Impracticality of the Audioholic Addiction to Audio

Fabian Blache III — July 28, 2004 20:00

The Endless Trend to Upgrade Components and Ignore the Obvious

The State of the Art - Part One

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The State of the Art - Part One

toby — June 13, 2004 20:00

Ask anyone to define the word "Art" and you are guaranteed to not get the same answer twice. Definitions will be as broad as deeming art to be any human creation, from an oil painting to a chromed

Ending Sex and Violence in the Movies?

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Ending Sex and Violence in the Movies?

— June 13, 2004 20:00

Walmart is now selling the world's first Progressive Scan DVD player that uses preprogrammed filters to seamlessly skip over passes in a movie that contain violence, sex, swearing, drug use, or

State of the Art - Part Two: Lowering the Bar

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State of the Art - Part Two: Lowering the Bar

toby — June 13, 2004 19:00

"Those boys can get the ball in the hoop, but they can't play basketball."

Behind the Scenes: Field Effects Recording Part 1

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Behind the Scenes: Field Effects Recording Part 1

Toby D. — June 13, 2004 19:00

It usually comes as a surprise to even the most sophisticated of moviegoers that the sound effects in the films they watch are usually recreated and added after the film has been shot.

Behind the Scenes: Field Effects Recording Part 2

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Behind the Scenes: Field Effects Recording Part 2

Toby D. — June 13, 2004 19:00

Not unlike the home theater industry, there exist manufacturer and consumer perpetuated "equipment envy" in the world of pro audio for music or film. Shiny boxes with fancy specs and fancy wiring.

Why I Hate Going to the Movies!

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Why I Hate Going to the Movies!

toby — June 12, 2004 20:00

Editorial: Why I Hate Going to the Movies! by Toby Dalsgaard 03/24/2004 I hate the movies.…

Sam Adams Utopias - Strongest Beer in the World

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Sam Adams Utopias - Strongest Beer in the World

Steve DellaSala — November 30, 2003 19:00

Anxiety got the better of me. The other evening, I requested the company of some close friends to embark on a historic journey of epic proportions, to tap an extremely rare and hard to find, bottle

Making the Perfect Honey Mead

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Making the Perfect Honey Mead

Steve DellaSala — November 30, 2003 19:00

If you are a Mead enthusiast, home brewer, wine lover or fellow beer drinker, then this article will help you learn to make and appreciate Meads. Anyone with the advanced savvy required to use a

Pumpkin Ale - Home Brew Recipe and Commercial Microbrew Recipe

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Pumpkin Ale - Home Brew Recipe and Commercial Microbrew Recipe

Steve DellaSala — November 04, 2003 19:00

Due to the awesome generosity of Matt Glass at the Winter Park, Florida Hops, I was able to enrich my meager homebrewing skills by helping brew my first 3.5-barrel (99 gallon) batch of beer. In