This week Google unveiled to the press their new, HDMI equipped wireless “dongle” that goes by the name of Chromecast. This $35 (yes, I said $35) dongle plugs into your HDTV display or other HDMI equipped device -think AV preamp or receiver -and allows the user to stream, basically, anything they see, hear or interact [...]

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In this new episode of the Home Cinema Experience we dive into part two of our “IMAX-inspired” home theater project. In this episode I go over which projection screens are best to bring a bit of that IMAX flare to our home theater as well as discuss seating positions and they relate to viewing angle. [...]

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Last night at dinner some of my co-workers and I got into a discussion regarding the next big thing in social media. Initially the conversation was about where we should potentially begin to focus our social networking outreach, but, as with most of our discussions, it turned to a discussion over where is the industry [...]

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Disclaimer: The Emotiva XPA-5 Gen 2  launched yesterday on the Emotiva website. I was sent an XPA-5 Gen 2 by Emotiva weeks in advance in order to formulate my subjective opinions on it and generate a review for the Emotiva Forum upon the amplifier’s launch. Below is that review. While some may dismiss my findings [...]

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Originally written for the entertainment website, Theo’s Roundtable, for which I am a contributing writer.  —– There has been a lot of talk on this site recently about the fall of Hollywood as we’ve come to know and love it. The topic was spurred by none other than Steven Spielberg when he proclaimed to a group [...]

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Below is a basic run down aimed at giving you a cursory overview of the free EQ software, Room EQ Wizard (REW). This short tutorial is meant to get you up and running in as little time as possible and IS NOT aimed at being the definitive guide to REW or subwoofer placement etc. So [...]

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Last week I wrote about the effect(s) non or poorly calibrated displays have upon your favorite films, specifically your emotional take away of said films. As it stands, that post is now the most read article I’ve written as an independent AV journalist. Thank you for that by the way. While this article is also [...]

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The other day I was setting up a new component that I got in for review and noticed, and not through close scrutiny, that it bared more than a passing resemblance to another component I also had in house. The two components in question are not important, what is important is the fact that they [...]

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As most of you know by now I’m a fan and proponent of having your displays, be it HDTV or front projector, professionally calibrated by either a THX or ISF Certified technician. In all truthfulness, having your display professionally calibrated shouldn’t require complex reasoning. If you care at all about getting the most enjoyment from [...]

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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