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Tom's Story: One Shoe to Rule Them All, and in the Press Room Bind Him

— September 09, 2005 20:00

Tom's Story: One Shoe to Rule Them All, and in the Press Room Bind Him

After my whopping 3 hours of sleep, I trudge downstairs to have breakfast with the gang. I'm so tired I can't decide if I should call my wife or not because I can't figure out if she's an hour ahead

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Toshiba, Sony Fail to Unify Hi‑Def DVD Format

— August 22, 2005 20:00

Toshiba, Sony Fail to Unify Hi-Def DVD Format

Plans for a "one format to rule them all" unified high definition DVD format seems to now be officially scrapped after Sony Corp. and…

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Next Generation DVDs ‑ Not So Great?

The DVD Insider — August 17, 2005 20:00

Next Generation DVDs - Not So Great?

"Hi, I'm From the IRS & I'm Here to Help You."

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Audioholics Commemorates 7 Years of Online Success

— August 12, 2005 23:00

Audioholics Commemorates 7 Years of Online Success

Here's a recap of our 7th year anniversary party back in 2005. At Audioholics we not only pride ourselves on rigorous reviews, but close-knit family environment, and this party is one example of that.

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Sonos ‑ All Your Music In The Palm Of Your Hand

Elliot Borin — August 03, 2005 19:00

Sonos - All Your Music In The Palm Of Your Hand

You thought about it for a long time, debated it until your left brain and your right brain were sick of arguing. Finally you've gone and done it. Filled up 277 gigabytes of your brand-new 300GB hard

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The Golden Age of Hi‑Fi ‑ How It All Started

Peter J. Benson — July 28, 2005 19:00

The Golden Age of Hi-Fi - How It All Started

Winslow come here! I need you! The story of how HiFi started, as told by Mr. Purkeyns, Mr. Wellinbible, and Lady Chatterlip. Trust us, this is exactly how it happened.

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Audio Acronyms, Formats and Technologies ‑ Does It Ever End?

— July 24, 2005 20:00

Audio Acronyms, Formats and Technologies - Does It Ever End?

We have come a long way in consumer electronics and along the way we have had our share of formats, technologies and the…

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Grokster Defeat Reveals MPAA Attitude

The DVD Insider — July 20, 2005 20:00

Grokster Defeat Reveals MPAA Attitude

The Grokster vs MGM decision shouldn't have come as a big surprise to anyone last month even though lots of us clutched that faint ray of hope the Sony VCR ruling would help shield the industry. The

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Guns Don't Kill People

The DVD Insider — July 20, 2005 20:00

Guns Don't Kill People

(and Neither Does Media File Sharing)

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Get Audio Advice from OPRA

— July 19, 2005 20:00

Get Audio Advice from OPRA

At times, here at Audioholics.com, questions only tangentially related to the study of paying as little money for as good sound as possible come up. Usually, we allow these questions to be fielded by

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DVD‑Audio Encryption Hacked... Sort Of

— July 05, 2005 20:00

DVD-Audio Encryption Hacked... Sort Of

You knew it was bound to happen to DVD-Audio/MLP eventually... after quite a bit of time both the media key and the Content Protection…

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Blu‑ray Disc vs. HD‑DVD... Who Cares?

The DVD Insider — June 28, 2005 20:00

Blu-ray Disc vs. HD-DVD... Who Cares?

We have actually been keeping score on which Hollywood studio and which content owner "signed up" for the HD- (HD-DVD) and Blu-ray Disc (BD) camps. We actually wondered which wanted to limit their

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Write Your Congressman ‑ Free Receivers for All!

Peter Benson — June 23, 2005 20:00

Write Your Congressman - Free Receivers for All!

Dear Senator Polk, I am happy to inform you that I am soon to be…

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Apple Switches to Intel Processors

The DVD Insider — June 13, 2005 20:00

Apple Switches to Intel Processors

We aren't about to add to the noise level Jobs received when he…

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Introducing the NEW Media Servers

The DVD Insider — May 19, 2005 19:00

Introducing the NEW Media Servers

Content delivery is keeping some of the finest engineers in the world up at night because they know if they can develop and deliver the solution with the broadest possible appeal, their organizations

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SAG AFTRA Fail to Bilk Video Game Companies for Residuals

— May 15, 2005 20:00

SAG AFTRA Fail to Bilk Video Game Companies for Residuals

Talks on Interactive Agreements Break Off as Video Game Producers Fail to Address SAG, AFTRA Demands for Profit-Sharing, Rejecting "Modest" Union Proposals for "Mo Money!"

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Hollywood, Remakes & Reality TV

— May 09, 2005 20:00

Hollywood, Remakes & Reality TV

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

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

— May 08, 2005 20:00

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

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

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Game Developers Service Consumers. Hollywood? Lawyers.

— April 15, 2005 20:00

Game Developers Service Consumers. Hollywood? Lawyers.

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

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Kids, Gaming and Hollywood Cries Poor

The DVD Insider — March 28, 2005 19:00

Kids, Gaming and Hollywood Cries Poor

Kids - The Multitaskers

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DVD Insider CeBIT Show Report

The DVD Insider — March 21, 2005 19:00

DVD Insider CeBIT Show Report

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

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Balancing Work & Life

The DVD Insider — March 15, 2005 19:00

Balancing Work & Life

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

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Blu‑ray Technology: Why? When?

The DVD Insider — March 13, 2005 19:00

Blu-ray Technology: Why? When?

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!

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

— March 10, 2005 19:00

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

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

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DVD Industry Insider Report ‑ The Challenge of Home Entertainment Networks

The DVD Insider — February 08, 2005 19:00

DVD Industry Insider Report - The Challenge of Home Entertainment Networks

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

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Throwing a Memorable Super Bowl Party

— February 03, 2005 18:00

Throwing a Memorable Super Bowl Party

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

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DVD Industry Insider Report ‑ The Press vs. Reality

The DVD Insider — January 25, 2005 19:00

DVD Industry Insider Report - The Press vs. Reality

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

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DVD Industry Insider Report ‑ Optical Storage

The DVD Insider — November 14, 2004 19:00

DVD Industry Insider Report - Optical Storage

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