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Denon/Marantz/B&W: Is Masimo Poised to Sell its Audio Brands?

— April 08, 2024 00:00

Denon/Marantz/B&W: Is Masimo Poised to Sell its Audio Brands?

Masimo Consumer to be a spin-off company from Masimo and will include audio brands like Denon, Marantz and B&W.; Is the move forced by investors just sound book-keeping or a signal of future sale?

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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

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Sounds Great vs Great Sounds – A Point of View

— October 17, 2004 19:00

Sounds Great vs Great Sounds – A Point of View

Understanding Your Listening Biases

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DVD Industry Insider Report ‑ The Consumer Pot of Gold

The DVD Insider — October 03, 2004 20:00

DVD Industry Insider Report -  The Consumer Pot of Gold

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,

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DVD Burner Industry Report

The DVD Insider — September 16, 2004 20:00

DVD Burner Industry Report

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

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Top Ten Reasons To Buy "Cubed" Speakers

— August 29, 2004 20:00

Top Ten Reasons To Buy "Cubed" Speakers

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

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Marketing's Influence on the Government: An Example

Steve DellaSala — August 29, 2004 20:00

Marketing's Influence on the Government: An Example

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

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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 - The Scoop on DVD-R9 / DVD+R9

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

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Impracticality of the Audioholic Addiction to Audio

Fabian Blache III — July 28, 2004 20:00

Impracticality of the Audioholic Addiction to Audio

The Endless Trend to Upgrade Components and Ignore the Obvious

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The State of the Art ‑ Part One

toby — June 13, 2004 20:00

The State of the Art - Part One

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

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Ending Sex and Violence in the Movies?

— June 13, 2004 20:00

Ending Sex and Violence in the Movies?

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