Home Theater View does not have a huge audience, but, based on the feedback I get, the quality of the audience is high. That said, my posts have been steadily slowing down:
- 2004: 9 posts per month (Nov. & Dec.)
- 2005: 3.3 posts per month
- 2006: 2.1 posts per month
- 2007: 1.5 posts per month
It's not just the post count that has changed, but also the focus. Many recent posts were tilted more towards digital entertainment and less at hard core home theater. There are several reasons for the shift, which I do hope to reverse - at least somewhat - going forward.
- My job as a mobile device analyst exposes me to a tremendous amount of mobile entertainment content. At the same time, home entertainment has been hit pretty hard by the iPod economy. Analysis of media servers, Windows Vista Media Center, iPod docks, etc. seems relevant for this site.
- Over the past 18 months I have done limited home theater equipment reviews - no projectors, no speakers - because the first floor of my home was under construction, during which time my home theater served as a staging/storage ground.
- I just got things back together and was hoping to start doing some speaker reviews... and then a big storm hit the Northeast, dumping 5" of water into my home theater. This will likely lead to major renovations - and home theater upgrades! - over the long term, but kills any hopes of doing home theater gear reviews any time soon.
At JupiterResearch, home theater was part of my daily job description; at Current Analysis, it's not. I had hoped to use this forum to continue my involvement in the industry and have been extremely gratified by the response I've received from CEOs, product managers, and public relations executives alike. However, I don't pretend to focus exclusively on home theater. I have not written for Secrets of Home Theater and High Fidelity in almost three years. I write about phones and other mobile devices constantly; most of that content is reserved for Current Analysis clients (journalists can get access as well); free Spotlight reports are linked from my personal site, Greengart.com, and I currently write monthly "Analyst Angle" columns for RCR Wireless. I also post at Jeremy Toeman's LiveDigitally site - several product reviews are in progress.
Let me explain. No, there is too much; let me sum up: more content and more frequent content is coming to Home Theater View soon. I hope. Thanks for reading,