Business

The Motley Fool Asks, Is Blockbuster The Next Circuit City?

By that of course they mean “Is a collapse imminent?”.  I maintain my earlier position, no, because frankly, Blockbuster already has a massive library of titles, a huge array of brick-and-mortar outlets, and could EASILY shutter most of them in favor of an entirely online operation via their Blockbuster Online service. read more…

Samsung Overtakes Vizio in LCD Sales

There is a new top dog as far as LCD sales are concerned and that happens to be Samsung Electronics. Samsung has passed Vizio which took the limelight earlier this year based on their market shares. read more…

Entertainment Subscription Rates Rise Despite Economy

You might well think that, in a recession as bad as the one we’re facing now, one of the first things to go would be subscriptions.  Well, newspaper and magazine subscriptions are definitely flatlining…but as it turns out, subscriptions for cable and internet and video games like World of Warcraft and even DVD series like Netflix are still holding their own, and in some cases, increasing. read more…

Networks Confess: We Really Overreacted About DVR After All

Well, well, well…so it seems the networks were spectacularly wrong about the many, many hours they spent whining to judges that DVR would destroy their industry forever so the bad bad technology behind it simply HAD to be banned. read more…

Pay Per Use Internet Coming Soon…Thanks to Streaming??

Okay, while I’ll admit the thought of being able to download the latest movies and watch them, in your home, any time of the day or night thanks to stuff like Netflix and Blockbuster, and TV shows thanks to Hulu, plus any of a dozen less legally clear alternatives, is a massive slice of fried awesome, it’s not a huge surprise that the internet service providers don’t agree. read more…

TheaterSeatStore Doubles Inventory-Watch For Deals

So I got hold of a couple day old press release and caught a little something that I haven’t seen anyone else take a run at.  Check this out.

The TheaterSeatStore company has doubled its inventory at its warehouses, possibly anticipating a massive surge in business. read more…

New Watsons Opens Up-Cincinnatti Readers, Pay Attention

One of the biggest chain stores dealing exclusively in home entertainment (especially home theater) furnishings is Watsons.  They’ve got a whole lot of stores nationwide–checking their website makes me think they’ve actually missed a couple that I can think of–and they’ve just recently opened a new one in Cincinnatti. read more…

Message To Hulu-Advertising Pays For Content Too, Not Just Customers

So I’m still hearing dark muttering out of Camp General Electric, which indirectly owns Hulu, that they need to start making people PAY for this stuff.  But they’re considering a whole lot of different plans, including one I actually suggested a few months back. read more…

Video On Demand Wont Get You Past Advertisements

If you’re hoping to use video on demand and your digital video recorder as a way to avoid advertising in your home theater, don’t.  They’ll find you anyway.

A practice called “advanced TV advertising”, which includes measures to insert ads into DVR and VOD recording, is on track to exceed four billion dollars in revenue by 2014, and also on track to generate a hundred and thirty million by the end of this year alone, making advanced TV advertising an up-and-coming force in the TV ad market. read more…

USC Gets Fantastic New Digital Cinema Projector

The School of Cinematic Arts at the University of Southern California is regarded as one of the greatest film schools on Earth.  In fact, it’s actually such a big deal that George Lucas himself recently built them a multimillion dollar cinema complex, in which everything but the projectors was digital. read more…

Phantom Loads Should Be Keeping You Up At Night

Today we’re going to talk about a little considered phenomenon that is unnecessarily costing you every month: the phantom load.  We’re also going to talk about what you need to do to get rid of this problem. read more…

Toshibas Math Sucks, or, Convenience Is For Suckers With Lots of Money

Gather round, kiddies–it’s time for math fun with Toshiba!

I know, I said the word “Math” and half of you just got the cold sweats thinking you had a test today.  But it’s cool. read more…

Viacom Finds Huge Evidence Against YouTube-Lawsuit Now Virtually A Slam Dunk

Ooooh boy.  Well, folks, if there’s anything you wanted to see on YouTube you may want to go there now and watch, because it looks like the lawsuit Viacom’s bringing against them is about to blow wide open. read more…

Plasma TV Doomed? Pioneer Discontinues Kuro

Whoa.

Okay, guys, brace yourselves.  You may not be familiar with this right now, but Pioneer recently announced that they’re no longer making their flagship plasma TV model, the Kuro.  The Kuro is not only regarded as the best plasma TV that Pioneer makes, it’s also often regarded as the best plasma TV ANYBODY makes. read more…

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