I got an email this evening from a company who’s newsletter I subscribe to and in it was an alert about flat panel manufacturer, Seiki Digital, and their newly released UltraHD/4K display. What sets Seiki’s UltraHD display apart from say Sony’s recently announced 50 and 60-inch models is its price of $1,299. That’s right, today [...]

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Either someone over at Panasonic let the proverbial cat out of the bag too soon regarding the manufacturer’s plans to ditch plasma in favor of who knows what. Or it was all some big misunderstanding (you know that type that cause panic among share holders) and the rumors -I mean news -that Panasonic was calling [...]

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Last month I wrote an article entitled Is Anamorphic Still Relevant? In it I tackled the basic ideas and concepts associated with anamorphic filmmaking and exhibition in the digital age and how because of digital the once optical “cheat” has been rendered somewhat useless.  While I didn’t write the article to put a stop to [...]

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This story is part of a new segment that we’re kicking off on Theo’s Roundtable, where master home theater designer, Theo Kalomirakis, weighs in on readers’ personal home theater spaces. I thought I’d be the first to toss my hat into the ring, given the response I have received following my filming of my theater [...]

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I cannot say that I’m shocked, or even remotely surprised, for I think with the passing of Pioneer’s lauded Kuro line some years ago, it was only a matter of time before Panasonic’s plasma efforts would go tits up. And yet, the news has me, and others, feeling a bit melancholy. It’s not that there [...]

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Introduction What began as an experiment with professional amplifiers has turned into a bit of a passion for me -that is a passion for all things pro audio video. I’ve been in the specialty AV space for a decade now and in that time I’ve been privy to a number of so-called “truths,” among them [...]

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In this special episode of The Home Cinema Experience I take you behind the scenes for a brief look at my reference theater that I’ve built in order to test/review equipment as well as master my own independent films. Enjoy!  

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The story below was originally published on Theo’s Roundtable, for which I am contributing writer. Last week, my wife and I watched the documentary Side by Side starring, well, most every popular or famous Hollywood director or producer who has dealt with digital cinema at some point over the past 30 years. Oh, and Keanu Reeves is in it [...]

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My first front projector experience came by way of an old Epson Powerlite LCD front projector that I bought off Craigslist for -I think -$300 many moons ago. The Epson wasn’t even HD, but rather an SD, 4:3 model aimed more at the business market than the home theater one. My first screen was actually [...]

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UltraHD/4K’s arrival on the scene is no longer a matter of if but when. UltraHD/4K WILL happen, much like death and taxes, consumers the world over will soon have to deal with the budding new format. I know I have been critical of UltraHD/4K in the past (and still am) but I fear that criticism [...]

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Details leaked over the weekend on a number of new Sony 4K products; chief among them the FMP-X1 4K player/server as well as pricing and release dates for two UltraHD/4K displays. The FMP-X1, which some may recall from CES 2013, is Sony’s attempt to satiate its critics -present company included – with regards to their [...]

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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