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Audioholics 2012 GTG Show Report

Audioholics 2012 GTG Show Report

Every year there are a number of different trade shows for manufacturers to show off their products, but most of the time these events are impersonal and rushed. With the Audioholics GTG, we wanted to create an event that allowed Audioholics staff, vendors, and attendees a more intimate environment that encouraged quality interaction. We created a friendly, no-pressure atmosphere for everyone to listen, talk, and maybe even buy. This goal was part of our larger mission of being able to give something back to the AV community. That's why we didn't charge any registration fees, served a home cooked meal, and held it at a small venue. We also had a private party the night before the event for staff and vendors. And I mean party, including a DJ, dance floor, bellydancer, and full coarse meal, to set a relaxed and friendly pace. Overall, the event was a huge success. Attendance was well above expectations and we had a great time meeting and talking with everyone. We are excited to expand the event for the Audioholics 2013 Annual Get Together at a destination Florida beach location.

The Audioholics 2012 was no typical trade show, it was a place for Audioholics staff, vendors, and attendees to interact in a much more personal and slow paced event than any other trade show offers.

— October 31, 2012 06:10 in Trade Show Coverage

Audioholics 2012 GTG Event: Live Demos, Meet & Greet, FREE Prizes Food & Drink

Audioholics 2012 GTG Event:  Live Demos, Meet & Greet, FREE Prizes Food & Drink

Teamed up with our dedicated forum readers and A/V enthusiasts, Audioholics is hosting a "listening" event in appreciation of the audiophile experience. We are just a few short weeks away from this event. Are you registered? We'll be gathering at the Lake Tarpon Resort in Tarpon Springs, Florida on October 26th and 27th for a meet and greet, and to listen to new audio equipment demoed by our sponsors (ie. Salk Sound, Emotiva, EMP, HSU and more). We have the entire wing of this lovely resort to host dedicated sound rooms for each participating sponsor and the sky is the limit. Registration is FREE and lunch will be provided for all registered attendees. You are welcome to BYOB (Bring Your Own Beer) and BYOM (Bring Your Own Music) if you want to hear all this great equipment with familiar source material. Simply give us feedback in the dedicated forum thread of this announcement and let us know how you would like to participate. Free party swag and product giveaways are just more perks to register and participate at our event. Hope to see you there!

This year, we're bringing the Audioholics Get Together down to earth for a more intimate demo event that everyone can be take part in, teaming up with our dedicated forum readers and A/V enthusiasts!

— October 01, 2012 15:00 in Trade Show Coverage

2012 CEDIA Show Report

2012 CEDIA Show Report

Well another CEDIA show has come and gone. But, this year’s show was an exciting one to be sure. The overall attitude from the manufacturers was quite positive. With all the activity at the show and manufacturer enthusiasm, it seems like the economy isn’t as grim as one may be led to believe by the media. People are spending disposable cash on home theater equipment again, and manufacturers are bustling to come out with next generation products to meet their needs. The glut and loss of 3D-centric products that met with "ho-hum" consumer response has also been replaced with some true innovation and products are once again pushing the envelope. Two-channel is making a comeback while everything is going wireless. Be sure to check out our video previews of all the new exciting products and our eye candy pics on our facebook page.

2012 CEDIA Show report showcasing new and exciting products and discussing trends going forward. Soundbars, 2CH audio resurgence, wireless everything and more...

— September 12, 2012 10:10 in Trade Show Coverage

2012 CEDIA Expo Videos, News and Product Coverage

2012 CEDIA Expo Videos, News and Product Coverage

We love CEDIA. It's our show - we don't men OUR show, but it's the show we love most throughout the year. CEDIA debuts the newest products and reveals some of the coolest home theater trends and technologies. This year we'll be there with video and Andrew Gash and the Audioholics crew will be revealing the latest and greatest gadgets this year's Expo has to offer. Be sure to 'Like' us on Facebook for the latest news and bookmark this page for all the video coverage. If you really want to know what's happening up to the minute you can also follow us on Twitter @AudioholicsLive to track the latest products and technologies as we see them!

We love CEDIA. It's the show we love most throughout the year. This year we'll shoot videos as CEDIA debuts the newest products and reveals some of the coolest home theater trends and technologies.

— September 06, 2012 19:35 in Trade Show Coverage

CES 2012 Trade Show Coverage

CES 2012 Trade Show Coverage

We love CES. It's a time of new gadgets for all things audio and video... and more. We're committed to bring you some of the best coverage, including the hottest items and, in particular, those things which most affect the home theater industry. In 2012 we have yet to identify that "next great thing" but it's certain that streaming media is dominating the thoughts of manufacturers everywhere. Blu-ray is taking a back seat and thin TVs are the talk of the town, with OLED making its way to the front stage for the first time since it was first brought up at the show several years ago. This is by far the largest trade show of the year for all things electronic and CES is one of the hottest times of the year to get your AV fix of news and product information. Stop by throughout the day as our coverage explodes and expands to bring you the hottest items and the newest technology announcements!

It's CES 2012, a time for new gadgets and all things audio & video... and more. We're committed to bring you some of the best coverage, including the hottest items and the latest industry trends.

— December 01, 2011 00:05 in Trade Show Coverage

2011 CEDIA Expo New Products, News and Show Coverage

2011 CEDIA Expo New Products, News and Show Coverage

CEDIA is more exciting this year for some reason... perhaps because we're so excited to see the new equipment after a year of languishing in an industry trapped in recession. Perhaps it's that we're an official show sponsor this year (a first for us!) Maybe it's because we're tweeting the entire event with photos and coverage. In either case, we'll be there, and there is no shortage of news - which is already trickling in from press & marketing folks who, like little children, just can't wait to tell us about the greatest and latest adventures of their clients. We love it - and you will too. Bookmark this page and also follow us @AudioholicsLive to track the latest products and technologies as we see them!

The 2011 CEDIA Expo is destined to be a show to remember for those who love tech. Bookmark this page and also follow us @AudioholicsLive to track the latest products and technologies as we see them!

— September 07, 2011 22:00 in Trade Show Coverage

CES 2011 Trade Show Coverage

CES 2011 Trade Show Coverage

This year we pull out all the stops and attempt to get you the most possible product info possible from the floor of the 2011 CES (Consumer Electronics Show). This is by far the largest trade show of the year for all tings electronic - and certainly home theater news and product info will abound. From 3D televisions to Blu-ray, to AV receivers and loudspeakers, CES is one of the hottest times of the year to get your AV fix of news and product information. Stop by throughout the day as our coverage explodes and expands to bring you the hottest items and the newest technology announcements!

This year we pull out all the stops and attempt to get you the most possible product info possible from the floor of the 2011 CES (Consumer Electronics Show). This is by far the largest show of 2011!

— January 06, 2011 07:40 in Trade Show Coverage

CEDIA Expo 2010 Show Coverage, News and Products

CEDIA Expo 2010 Show Coverage, News and Products

We like Atlanta, but we can't wait to get back to Denver in 2013. CEDIA is ripe with new product announcements about flat screen LCD TVs (yeah!), 3D TV (meh), and LED lighting technology for projectors and display (woohoo!) For us, it's just a smorgasbord of entertainment goodness and pure, unadulterated, AV fun. This year we are presenting the latest technology and AV product updates as we get them and we will be sure to post tons of show photos as well as we cover the show live from September 22-26.

We like Atlanta, but we can't wait to get back to Denver in 2013. CEDIA is ripe with new product announcements about flat panel TVs (yeah!), 3D TV (meh), and LED lighting tech for projectors (woot!)

— September 15, 2010 16:15 in Trade Show Coverage

E3 2010: 3D, Games and Peripherals Galore

E3 2010: 3D, Games and Peripherals Galore

Let's clear the air on this right off. It's not that I'm too old to want to sit around all day and play video games - I'm not! It's just that I'm old enough to have to respect the responsibility that have been thrust upon me. With that said, I guess the only real difference between me and the fan boys and gals streaming into the Los Angels Convention Center for the Electronic Entertainment Show (E3) is that I can remember the shows predating it - like the Summer Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Chicago when the founders of E3 first tried to drum up interest in an all-video game show. Who'd guess that E3 would go on to become THE venue for video gaming and gamers to hunger for each year.

Forget about death and taxes - it's video games that are as inevitable as they are pervasive. Regardless of the economy, 2010 E3 showed that video game entertainment is waiting to grab your dollars.

— July 01, 2010 21:20 in Trade Show Coverage

CEDIA 2009 Expo Show Coverage

CEDIA 2009 Expo Show Coverage

We arrived at Atlanta, bitter at the loss of our precious Denver, but excited about the prospects of new technology in the forms of LED, flat panels, and network technology as it relates to receivers and Blu-ray. The show is a bit thin this year, many companies opting to reduce the size of their booths or take the year off. Still, this show has a lot more product info on home theater audio/video products than we experienced at this year's Consumer Electronics Show. And that makes us happy to be here.

We arrived at Atlanta, bitter at the loss of our precious Denver, but excited about the prospects of new technology in the forms of LED, flat panels, and network technology for players and TVs.

— September 10, 2009 18:49 in Trade Show Coverage

Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) Part 2: Great Hardware

Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) Part 2: Great Hardware

Game consoles come and go every few years, but peripherals are eternal. Yet this mainstay of the video game scene has been challenged by a new category - hardware that is designed for and made to enhance specific games and genres. And nowhere was this more evident than at E3 2009. In part 1 we discussed the games, check out part 2; the hardware.

Game consoles come and go every few years, but peripherals are eternal. Yet this mainstay of the video game scene has been challenged by a new category - hardware that is designed for and made to

— June 24, 2009 09:10 in Trade Show Coverage

Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) Part 1: Great Games

Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) Part 1: Great Games

Let me start by confessing that I never liked video games because they taught hand/eye coordination or social skills - I liked playing them because they were fun. So the opportunity to attend E3 at the Los Angeles Convention Center was irresistible. Even more so because the nonsense of trying to turn it into a business event over the last two years was rolled back so that glitz and glamor could once again lead the way. And why not? Times may be tough but games touch on so many genres that there’s sure to be something for everyone. Which explains why the video gaming industry has continued to be so profitable through the years.

Let me start by confessing that I never liked video games because they taught hand/eye coordination or social skills - I liked playing them because they were fun. So the opportunity to attend E3 at

— June 18, 2009 07:00 in Trade Show Coverage

Shooting People in 3D: Speeding up the Stereoscopic Workflow

Shooting People in 3D: Speeding up the Stereoscopic Workflow

Wonder why the 3D in the movie theaters or on the TV seems to be almost totally focused on animation? I hadn’t - until I attended this hands on, working demo on 3D put on by SpectSoft. By watching the stereoscopic workflow, I could see just how incredibly time consuming and laborious the process is when people are the ones in front of the camera. But I also learned how SpectSoft’s stereo capture and playback tools can not only speed up the process of shooting people in 3D, but aid in saving time and money as well.

Wonder why the 3D in the movie theaters or on the TV seems to be almost totally focused on animation? I hadn’t - until I attended this hands on, working demo on 3D put on by SpectSoft. By watching

Marshal M. Rosenthal — June 03, 2009 22:55 in Trade Show Coverage

Sony BD-Live Experience

Sony BD-Live Experience

Sony demonstrated to us the “Sony BD-Live Experience” which we learned from our trip to Sony Studios takes interactive to a new level for enhancing the Blu-ray experience. 2008 saw over 36 million Blu-ray discs sold worldwide - a 300% increase over 2007. With over 10,000 unique weekly visitors going to the Sony BD-Live Portal, and how every disc from June moving forward will have BD-Live as an integral part, it looks like BD-Live is here to stay. Check out the cool interactive features such as interactive chat and quizes that will surely bring a new level of enjoyment to how you watch and interact with your favorite movies in glorious hi definition audio and video.

Sony demonstrated to us the “Sony BD-Live Experience” which we learned from our trip to Sony Studios takes interactive to a new level for enhancing the Blu-ray experience. 2008 saw over 36 million

Marshal Rosenthal — May 04, 2009 22:31 in Trade Show Coverage