If you follow any of Sony’s exploits on the Net, and I do, you’re no doubt aware they’ve been on a bit of a tear recently, announcing product after product in rapid succession, and much to the delight of their global fan base. Yes, it seems, Sony has the hot hand at the moment and [...]

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Beware the Demo

November 28, 2012 by

With CES rapidly approaching many of my colleagues in the AV press are going to be treated to a bevy of new product demonstrations; the biggest being the numerous UltraHD displays set to debut this January. I know I’ve been critical of UltraHD but it’s out of my love for the format that I harp, [...]

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In this episode I break down the basics behind common home theater terminology dealing with resolution, aspect ratios, surround sound and more -there’s even some good stuff on UltraHD (formerly 4K). See how they’re all related and how together they play a role in not only the content you watch and enjoy now, but the [...]

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I recently had the good fortune to evaluate and review the Outlaw Model 975 AV preamp from the Internet direct company, Outlaw Audio. In my review of the 975 I compared it to another, Internet direct, affordable AV preamp from a company by the name of Emotiva. Emotiva made a comparable product in the UMC-1, [...]

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I’ll admit it, I’ve been rather harsh on streaming video and its various outlets be it Netflix, Hulu, iTunes etc. It’s not that I’m against the idea, I’m not, it’s just that in its current iteration, it (streaming) isn’t as good, or half as good as its physical media counterparts -or so I thought. Having [...]

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I’ve been on my fare share of podcasts as of late, which isn’t entirely new for me however it has been a while since I’ve been a regular guest of sorts. My prior experience with podcasts was relegated, largely, to my good friend, Cindy Freeman’s show, Film Method, of which I was a regular -in [...]

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In this episode I detail the construction of my very own commercial grade home theater as well as give you tips on how to build your very own Hollywood style screening room on a shoestring budget. If you’ve wanted a home theater but thought it was too difficult an undertaking I urge you to watch, [...]

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I’m becoming quite fond of twitter as of late. I find it to be a rather immediate way to fly ideas up the proverbial flagpole¬†among¬†my peers and actually get an informed response -albeit 140 characters in length. To say that I have a lot of crazy ideas is an understatement, but every once in a [...]

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The other day a reader wrote to me via Facebook notifying me that it was difficult for him to read this site on his iOS device. In truth this wasn’t the first time I had been contacted, however, I had no Earthly idea what the issue was as I -much like your local auto mechanic [...]

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In this episode I discuss the layout of our screening room as well as share tips with you on how best to control the light in your room, setup your speakers and choose a front projector and a screen for your room. Enjoy!

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Last Friday I had the displeasure of having to tell all of you that my next independent venture, Love In Training, was going to have to be put on hold indefinitely. While I generally try not to make a habit of canning my own work, instances such as these do often serve as wonderful learning [...]

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Filmography

 April Showers (2009)

Genre: Drama
Studio: WarnerVOD
Written/Directed by: Andrew Robinson
Produced by: Jenna Edwards, April Wade
Starring: Kelly Blatz, Daryl Sabara, Janel Parrish, Ellen Woglom, Illeana Douglas and Tom Arnold