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Monster Cable’s Latest Victim

It's the not-so-secret dirty little secret in our industry. Monster Cable views trademark infringement litigation as a profit center bullies small companies out...

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Hacker Anger Toward Tweeter

Apparently not willing to let the folks at the soon-to-be-shuttered Tweeter corporation go quietly into the night a group of angry and industrious hackers...

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My Black Friday Experience

I've never been one for post-holiday early-bird retail sales. My family, however, loves them, having purchased much of their Christmas wrapping paper and...

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My Trip to Redmond

I worried that the appearance of my iPod audio recorder would raise a ruckus during my first visit to Microsoft headquarters in Redmond,...

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Welcoming Utz

So what do I think of CEDIA’s pick for its first-ever CEO? Easy. I think Utz Baldwin is a great guy and will...

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Call Me Mr. RG6

Following my first two days of CEDIA Boot Camp course in Indianapolis this week, I’ve become so knowledgeable about the ins and outs...

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Hot from the Show

For the second year in row, my sense at CEDIA was that while we once saw monumental shifts in technology on an annual basis,...

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A Faster Way to Buy Stuff

TiVo and Amazon hope to provide consumers with the ability to purchase physical products from Amazon.com on their TV sets, using their TiVo remote...

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The Big Unveiling

A perk of serving as host to our neighborhood July 4 party was that I finally was able to show off my home theater...

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Bring Out Yer Dead?

Format battles in the consumer electronics business don't always end up with a clear-cut winner, but this one will.

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Getting Control of My Home Theater

Im learning more than I ever knew before about control products sold through the custom installation channel, specifically Universal Electronics Inc.s Nevo Q50 remote...

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My CES… Minus the Hype

What this review provides is not so much what the mass media would cover, but the stuff that most interests professional integrators.

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My DVR Ate My Shows Again

The big realization that Id forgotten to protect our saved content before leaving home for a week was when I finally made my way...

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An Inside Look at CEDIA

In a typical year, September is the big CEDIA month for most of us. This was the first time that my direct contact with...

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Why Some Are Not Slumping

There was an interesting contrast in opinions at CEDIA EXPO last month regarding the effect the slump in the new home construction market has...

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My CEDIA Favorites

CEDIA EXPO was bursting at the seams again this year at Denvers Colorado Convention Center, with media servers, 1080p video products, speaker innovations, and...

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HD DVD Shoots and Scores

Its getting to the point where you need a scorecard to keep up with which blue laser format is winning the format war.

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Boston Acoustics Gets Playful

With its new Play Smart mantra, Boston Acoustics is diving with both feet into the Apple-inspired world of eye-catching industrial design and playful corporate...

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A Satellite Radio Chinese Menu?

In an effort, apparently, to convince skeptical regulators who must approve their proposed merger, that they are more consumer-friendly, the countrys two satellite radio...

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CEDIA Goes for Two

Im sure that many of you are wondering what CEDIA was thinking when the trade association announced plans for a second CEDIA EXPO. Another...

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A Tree Falling in the CE Woods

The news this week that the former king of home video rental, Blockbuster Inc., had sided with Blu-ray Disc in the so-called blue-laser format...

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