Michael Antonoff

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Michael Antonoff  |  Oct 29, 2012  |  3 comments
Ever seen a TV set disco? Retailers see TVs dance off the shelves two or three times a year as manufacturers refresh their lines.

Welcome to the secret language of consumer electronics (CE) retailing. To the public, a set that discos should be mounted on a turntable so that the screen can be swung around by viewing partners from opposite directions. But to those who sell TVs, the term is shorthand for discontinued.

Michael Antonoff  |  Mar 15, 2009  |  0 comments
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Michael Antonoff  |  Jul 31, 2008  |  0 comments
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Michael Antonoff  |  Jun 15, 2008  |  0 comments
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Michael Antonoff  |  Apr 16, 2008  |  0 comments

TV addicts have been time-shifting since the analog days of the VCR, but ask them if they know how to place-shift, and you're likely to get blank stares.

Michael Antonoff  |  Jan 05, 2008  |  0 comments

With a digital video recorder, you're master of the HDTV universe today, but brought to your knees tomorrow when your DVR fills up and automatically deletes the penultimate episode of Dancing with the Stars before you've witnessed the duel play-out.

Michael Antonoff  |  Dec 05, 2007  |  0 comments

Portable media players with touchscreens have been captivating users ever since Apple's introduction this summer of the iPhone. No need to wonder why: Imagine all your music, videos, and photos stored in a device slim enough for your pocket and available for playback at, literally, the touch of a finger.

Michael Antonoff  |  Oct 03, 2007  |  0 comments

Now that cable operators are required to separate access and security from the tuner(s) in new set-top boxes, you have the opportunity to buy a digital video recorder that's potentially more stylish and capable than the one you might be leasing.