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Anyone know if Home Theater Builder Magazine is still being published? Their website is out of date and the back issue form link was down when I tried today.
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post #3 of 71
Thread Starter 
Thanks!! The search engine didn't turn up the thread. Looks like I'll send my money and take my chances.

Thanks again.
post #4 of 71
No problem
post #5 of 71
Yes it is still being published with the next issue coming out sometime in november if my memory serves correctly.
post #6 of 71
Call them. I ordered all the back issues and received them middle of last week (took about 1/2 a week). Pretty good info. Actually quite good. Some familar names from AVS contribute to it.

Max
post #7 of 71
It's a great magazine. I had moved and somehow my issues hadn't showed up. I called and they sent them all out to me right away.

A++ recommendation.
post #8 of 71
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Originally posted by theritzes
Yes it is still being published with the next issue coming out sometime in november if my memory serves correctly.

November ? I thought this was an every two month publication. My last issue was May 2004.....
post #9 of 71
I've heard that you can forget waiting for Home Theater Builder Magazine, Issue #11. The parent publishing company is out of business.

Another one bites the dust.....and takes my money with it!
post #10 of 71
Where'd you find that out?
The last I read (yesterday) was that the mag had just been posted out.
If it has finally been published then there's now only another 25!! issues of my sub left to go.
post #11 of 71
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The latest issue is out and on the way to subscribers & newsstands.

Posted yesterday here.
http://www.hometheaterforum.com/htfo...2&pagenumber=2
post #12 of 71
I'll believe it when it shows up in my mailbox! HTB had such promise ...
post #13 of 71
I emailed them about 2 weeks ago to find out the status of issue 11, they replied back the next day saying the issue was just finished, and was sent to the printers. I haven't seen or heard anything since. I will believe it when its in my box

Ed
post #14 of 71
I have lost my subscription $$ in AV Interiors and what now appears to be HT Builder.

Craig
post #15 of 71
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Originally Posted by suffolk112000 View Post

I have lost my subscription $$ in AV Interiors and what now appears to be HT Builder.

Craig

All is not lost...

Just wanted to pop in and let people know that I received the latest issue of HTB today.

The cover is labeled as "Fall 2005", so it may be they are going to a quarterly vs. monthly publication, though nothing inside the mag would give this indication. I did note that on the mailing label the subscription expiration date is 4/1/2009. I pulled out my older copies of HTB and sure enough my original expiration date was 10/31/2005, exactly three years after I purchased a 36 month subscription. Then in September 2003 it changed to 8/27/2006 which would coincide with them going to bi-monthly publication. the fact that it is now pushed out to 2009 is a pretty good indication of quarterly publication.

That being said, I still think this is a great magazine (when it's available!) and I'm glad to see the publishers trying to fulfill their subscription obligations, albeit over an extended period of time. Hopefully whatever troubles have plagued them can be resolved as it appears they have good content available. they just need to get it into print.

Be sure to check it out if you get the chance as it features fellow AVS member Darren Mortensen's (aka "ImListening") Cyberdyne Cinema. Kudos and congrats!
post #16 of 71
Thanks for the update Chip.

I haven't seen the new issue yet, although we had discussed quite sometime ago about an article concerning our Cyberdyne Cinema. Yes, I too agree and hope that we will continue to see more issues of this fine magazine!
post #17 of 71
I just got one - Fall 2005. I has been a while since the last issue, but I guess they are still alive.

Roman
post #18 of 71
Got mine in the mail today as well. Long time in coming and you know what? I didn't find the issue very inspiring. Other than the great article about Darren's Cyberdyne Theater (now THAT is a theater! ), none of the articles really grabbed me. I noticed that they didn't have any letters to the editor. Maybe they were all too negative.

My subscription label says 1/2006. I don't know if that is correct or not. I thought I signed up for a 12 month subscription, but it's been so long and I bought all of the back issues, that I have lost track of how long of a subscription I did buy.

Still, I do like the magazine and will probably re-subscribe. I don't think I will get a reminder card in the mail to do so, and I will have to contact them.

John
post #19 of 71
I am not a subscriber but I have picked up all the copies either through Chapters or the back order web page. I'm curiuos did the pilot project finish? What are the do it yourself topics/projects?
post #20 of 71
Uxbridge:

On page 8, there is listed a bunch of features coming in future issues. They do mention this: "And Pilot Project will return! You'll see Chris Dotur's completed home theater and the final steps it took to get there." I hope that these features are really published and not just a "wish list". This magazine has shown us a lot of great information.

The do-it-yourself projects are "Tuning your Home Theater", "Colors and Materials", "Multimedia Platform", and "Duct Treatment for Home Theaters". The main focus of the issue is "Having Fun with your Home Theater". Think gaming.

John
post #21 of 71
JSwarce:

Thanks for the info, I will call Chapters tomorrow to keep an eye out for a copy.

Bill
post #22 of 71
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Originally Posted by JSwarce View Post

Got mine in the mail today as well. Long time in coming and you know what? I didn't find the issue very inspiring. Other than the great article about Darren's Cyberdyne Theater (now THAT is a theater! ), none of the articles really grabbed me. I noticed that they didn't have any letters to the editor. Maybe they were all too negative.

My subscription label says 1/2006. I don't know if that is correct or not. I thought I signed up for a 12 month subscription, but it's been so long and I bought all of the back issues, that I have lost track of how long of a subscription I did buy.

Still, I do like the magazine and will probably re-subscribe. I don't think I will get a reminder card in the mail to do so, and I will have to contact them.

John

Got my issue in the mail yesterday and I agree with John, it was not a very inspiring issue. I hope that this does not bode ill for the future issues if they happen.

Skipp
post #23 of 71
I emailed HTB yesterday about my 12 month subscription that I got in August of 2003 and how long I had left on it (the label says 2/2006 for an expiration date, and the current issue is only my seventh issue received). Got back a reply today from Andy Crosby, the COO of the magazine....

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Hi John:

We are going through the process of updating the expiration dates. You will receive all 12 issues in your subscription.

Thank you
Sincerely,

Andy Crosby
COO

Flying Cloud Press, Inc.
Publisher of "Home Theater Builder"
PO Box 552
Stow, MA 01775

P: (978) 567-9533
F: (978) 567-9532
E: acrosby@hometheaterbuilder.com
W: www.hometheaterbuilder.com

So all is not lost. i just wish we had a more definite release schedule! Quarterly issues from now on?

John
post #24 of 71
On page 06 of the current issue at the bottom of the Magazines information column it clearly states that: Basic subscription rates: 5 issues U.S. $10.95, Canada $18.95 . As does the Subscription Insert between pages 10 & 11.

So we can expect 5 issues per year, yes, I wish it were monthly... but I have seen each issue grow larger in content, so hopefully it may expand to a monthly issue.

There is a nice article entitled "Tuning Your Home Theater" by Arthur Noxon of Acoustic Sciences Corp. He addresses the acoustic quality of a room and what effects a room will have on audio reproduction.

Also another very interesting topic that we see often revived here at AVS entitled "Duct Treatment for Home Theaters", this brief article discusses HVAC and the possibility of unwanted audio transmission thru your homes air ducts.

I also noted some new, up-scale manufacturers and dealers advertising the pages of HTB; this income with hopefully insure continued growth for a magazine of great potential.
post #25 of 71
Darren,

Great article! It was good to see your theatre featured in the magazine.
post #26 of 71
I got my FALL 2005 issue yesterday in the mail..
P.S im in Sydney, AU
post #27 of 71
I live in Finland (Northern Europe) and received mine tuesday. For me the most interesting article was the Cyberdyne Cinema Inspiration. Lot´s of drama and a nice HT.

First post
post #28 of 71
This is a great magazine when they put it out.
I will be checking my mail tonight.

Craig
post #29 of 71
STUNNED is more like it. This is my first issue in 2 years! I hope they keep up with it.
post #30 of 71
Great article on modes by the ASC guy - thought it was even more of a primer than the Acoustical Handbook as far as staying away from the math.

So how can we tell how many issues left on our subscription.
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