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Treme: The Complete First Season Blu-ray Review

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Treme: The Complete First Season Blu-ray Review

— March 23, 2011 15:35

Treme is a new drama series on HBO, sprung from the mind of David Simon, creator of the The Wire. Set in New Orleans not long after hurricane Katrina, Treme brings us average people as they rebuild

The Tourist Blu-ray Review

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The Tourist Blu-ray Review

— March 21, 2011 01:45

The Tourist is a lighthearted caper film complete with Interpol vans, overtones of romance and international espionage starring Johnny Depp and Angelina Jolie.

Verizon Uses DirecTV

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Verizon Uses DirecTV

— March 18, 2011 13:54

So I was driving my motorcycle downtown today and scoped this out of the corner of my eye. What's that? Could my eyes deceive me? A DirecTV dish positioned right next to the big Verizon Plus sign?

Audioholics' Tom Andry Publishes First Novel - and Gives it Away!

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Audioholics' Tom Andry Publishes First Novel - and Gives it Away!

— March 01, 2011 03:00

It is rare that we have something to announce other than product news. However, we are proud to announce that our own Associate Editor, Tom Andry, has released his first book Bob Moore: No Hero.

Guitar Hero - The Future New Coke

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Guitar Hero - The Future New Coke

— February 18, 2011 12:25

But don’t believe for a minute that this is the end for the Guitar Hero franchise. The game is only five years old, even by video game standards it’s just a pup. Guitar Hero is the future New Coke.

Small Room Syndrome

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Small Room Syndrome

— February 11, 2011 01:00

Most consumers won't run into the problems we do because they have the proverbial "small rooms." They aren't pushing their gear to the limit. But we do. And manufacturers don't often like it.

Hulu Troubles Signal Networks Contempt for Internet TV

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Hulu Troubles Signal Networks Contempt for Internet TV

— February 10, 2011 13:20

Bad blood growing between Hulu CEO Jason Kilar and the studios that hired him may hint at the troubles the television networks are having getting online.

Are You Buying a TV for the Super Bowl?

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Are You Buying a TV for the Super Bowl?

— January 27, 2011 07:10

According to a survey done at Twice.com, at least 4.5 million shoppers plan to take advantage of Super Bowl sales to pick up a new TV in time for the big game. That number is up 25% from 2010.

How Not To Sell A Receiver

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How Not To Sell A Receiver

— December 08, 2010 03:55

Recently I completed a series of articles comparing receivers. Beforehand I wondered how accurate are the specifications on the manufacturers websites? Not very I discovered.

Merry Xmas from Audioholics Sponsors

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Merry Xmas from Audioholics Sponsors

— December 08, 2010 01:15

Just in time for Christmas (sort of) a couple of Audioholics sponsors are running contests in our forums. Make sure to take a look at the contest rules for eligibility. Have fun and good luck!

The Audio Breakup

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The Audio Breakup

— December 07, 2010 05:15

Witness an Audioholic world where surround sound is important. The following video is a story from that world. While it may seem strange and terrifying to us, to them, it is an Audioholic life.

The Power of the Placebo Effect in Audio & Beyond

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The Power of the Placebo Effect in Audio & Beyond

— November 23, 2010 09:00

I never thought I could fall victim to the placebo effect being the skeptic that I am in nature. This article explores the power of the placebo and the importance of using a controlled DBT protocol.

Is It Time to Drop Cable TV for Netflix, Hulu Plus and Antenna?

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Is It Time to Drop Cable TV for Netflix, Hulu Plus and Antenna?

Mark Johnson — November 18, 2010 08:40

According to an article at the Financial Times, SNL Kagen reported that cableTV has suffered its largest customer drop in the past 30 years - nearly 3/4 of a million subscribers in the last quarter!

The Insanity of the Loudspeaker / Subwoofer Shootout

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The Insanity of the Loudspeaker / Subwoofer Shootout

— November 10, 2010 04:35

A week doesn't go by without a request from our readers to conduct a product comparison. While it may seem like a great idea, they are a pain in butt to conduct for reasons discussed in this article.

Xbox 360 Kinect Racist? Consumer Reports Says No

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Xbox 360 Kinect Racist? Consumer Reports Says No

— November 05, 2010 07:15

The popular video game review website GameSpot.com caused a stir when it suggested that Microsoft Kinect for Xbox 360 might be racist. Meanwhile Consumer Reports disagrees with that assessment.

GoogleTV: World Domination or Just Another Box?

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GoogleTV: World Domination or Just Another Box?

— September 27, 2010 07:25

There's no question that Google is an amazing and capable company. Like Apple, when they go out on a limb to create something new, people tend to take notice- and GoogleTV brings a lot of anticipation

My 3D Blu-ray & 3D Television Adventures at CEDIA

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My 3D Blu-ray & 3D Television Adventures at CEDIA

— September 24, 2010 22:10

3D. It's the "thing" that everyone has to deal with or risk losing out on this year. I decided to spent a lot of time investigating the various incarnations of 3D from the major manufacturers.

Flat Panel Mounting Safety Tips

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Flat Panel Mounting Safety Tips

— September 05, 2010 21:00

Parent would do well to consider this a must-read article to help prevent accidents at home. This applies, primarily, to those who haven't yet mounted and installed their flat panel TVs on the wall.

A Dialogue on AV Receivers and Features

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A Dialogue on AV Receivers and Features

— August 26, 2010 17:35

It doesn't take much to start an argument here at Audioholics, and we found a good one about AV receivers. What we'd like to know is - what do you value most? Amplifier power? Or Features

3D: The Most Predictable Flop in Recent History

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3D: The Most Predictable Flop in Recent History

— August 16, 2010 05:35

I've been a big critic of 3D for some time. The industry has been pushing it full steam for over a year and it's really been amazing to see such a concerted effort being poured into a temporary fad.

TV Audio Moves Closer to Wireless Speakers

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TV Audio Moves Closer to Wireless Speakers

— August 08, 2010 10:20

A new technology called Summit Wireless is being embedded in TVs, speakers, A/V receivers, gaming devices, and Blu-ray players, enabling them to broadcast high-definition surround sound wirelessly.

Sony Surreptitiously Confirms 3D Eyestrain Problems

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Sony Surreptitiously Confirms 3D Eyestrain Problems

— July 15, 2010 01:20

Tucked away in the latest Terms of Service for the PlayStation Network is a lovely little section that seems to confirm issues raised by the recent Audioholic's Editorial: 3D Hazardous to Your Health.

WARNING: 3D Video Hazardous to Your Health

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WARNING: 3D Video Hazardous to Your Health

— June 25, 2010 12:35

3DS and 3D HDTV health risk. The truth is that prolonged viewing of 3D video may be even more harmful than the consumer electronics industry wants you to know.

The Axiom Audio Blind Listening Test Overview

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The Axiom Audio Blind Listening Test Overview

— June 24, 2010 14:05

This year's visit to Axiom brought about their announcement of their new V3 series of loudspeakers and running me through their blind listening test. It was an enjoyable and enlightening experience.

Mac Mini Wants a Spot in Your Home Theater

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Mac Mini Wants a Spot in Your Home Theater

— June 16, 2010 18:53

Apple’s new toy has an HDMI port and Wireless N so it can stream HD video like nobody’s business. The Mac Mini behaves as though it wants a place alongside your home theater System. Its silent

AV Rant #181: Dog Pillow

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AV Rant #181: Dog Pillow

— May 24, 2010 03:35

This week on AV Rant, Tom loses it. Also on tap this week, Onkyo partners with Walmart, the LifeLock dude needs to change his keys, Steven gets a better answer, and moths might improve displays.

Measuring Pandora Radio

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Measuring Pandora Radio

— May 19, 2010 05:50

If you haven't heard of Pandora, you should. Have you ever wondered which is better - voting up or down a song? Tom did and he designed an experiment to test it. The next step is up to you.

Why MP3's Won't Kill High Fidelity

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Why MP3's Won't Kill High Fidelity

— May 18, 2010 08:00

It seems every six months or so there is a diatribe about the death of high end audio. We've even written a few here. Kids are getting used to MP3s and therefore high end audio is dying. I disagree.