In this episode I go over some of the basics associated with subwoofers including; types, placement and setup. Also included are a few tips aimed at extracting the most performance from your subwoofer quickly and easily. Enjoy! Andrew

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Earlier today CNET ran what I considered to be a scathing review of Sony’s new 84-inch 4K/UltraHD TV. It’s not that they necessarily walked away from the review proclaiming the 84-inch behemoth to be “bad”, they quite liked it, though what they liked about it had little -if anything -to do with it being 4K. [...]

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The story below was originally published on Theo’s Roundtable, for which I am contributing writer. Roughly four years ago—this month, actually—I had a conversation with a gentleman that would follow me to this day. The gentleman was a high-ranking individual with one of the premier theater chains. We were discussing the theatrical release of my first [...]

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Last week I wrote about why more enthusiasts, home theater and film buffs alike, should embrace streaming video services such as Vudu, citing eventual day & date release windows as a potential outcome. That last part, I believe, is what is truly at stake here and something that warrants further discussion, for I feel too [...]

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The story below was originally published on Theo’s Roundtable, for which I am contributing writer. Streaming, when discussing it amongst true believers—aka home theater enthusiasts—seems to be a four-letter word. They don’t like streaming because it represents a compromise in both audio and video quality. While they may be right in their assertions, they’re failing to see [...]

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Introduction SIM2 is an Italian display manufacturer specializing in front projection systems based on Texas Instruments’ famed DLP platform. While a global display company, one who’s reach is arguably greater abroad than here in the states, SIM2′s product range is vast and encompasses everything from entry level (relative) to cost no object high-end front projectors [...]

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The story below was originally published on Theo’s Roundtable, for which I am contributing writer. With so much attention being paid to pixels nowadays, it’s easy to overlook arguably the more influential part of what makes a film feel cinematic—its aspect ratio. An aspect ratio is merely the relationship between an image’s width and height. Most of today’s HDTVs [...]

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In this episode I go over loudspeaker basics, including the different types, how many you truly need as well as money saving tips aimed at getting you closer to the commercial cinema experience. Enjoy!

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I recently read an article on Yahoo news (I think) that broke down the real costs associated with being on a show such as American Idol. Along with detailing the costs contestants incur, it also broke down the projected payouts they might make as a result of their participation -even if that participation didn’t result [...]

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I recently wrote about how I abhor pixels; the inefficient yet necessary little squares that have been at the center of most every new digital technology since, well, forever. Now with the impending release of UltraHD (4K) pixels have been thrust back into the spotlight once again and just like the megapixel wars of the [...]

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The story below was originally published on Theo’s Roundtable, for which I am contributing writer. The other day, while evaluating a product in my theater, I kicked on David Fincher’s breakout hit, Seven, which, for me, is still one of the best thrillers of all time. I own many copies of the film—seven to be exact—though this [...]

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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