A Brief History In August of last year my proverbial world was rocked when I took delivery of a pair of Tekton Design Pendragon loudspeakers. It’s not that the Pendragon is the greatest loudspeaker ever built, nor the second. What the Pendragon represented for me, at the time and to this day, was the near [...]

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As the Borg used to say, “resistance is futile.” There really is no other way to sum up our current and eventual transition to UltraHD/4K than that. Fighting the changeover to UltraHD/4K is akin to trying to reverse the direction of a cyclone by blowing at it through a drinking straw. It isn’t going to [...]

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Jade Design Appoints Andrew Robinson As Director, Digital Content A/V Industry Veteran To Focus On Engaging & Educating Home Audio Enthusiasts Through Online Platforms FRANKLIN, TN, 05/06/2013–Jade Design, LLC,parent company of high performance audio brands including Emotiva, Emotiva Pro and Sherbourn, today announced that it has appointed Andrew Robinson as its Director, Digital Content. Robinson is [...]

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A few weeks ago the news broke that IMAX was getting into the home theater game with the introduction of their IMAX Private Theatre program. While IMAX’s announcement hit the specialty AV space like a tsunami, there wasn’t a great deal of information given as to what having or purchasing an IMAX home theater truly [...]

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Introduction Lately I’ve been a bit outspoken about aspect ratios and the format most commonly referred to as anamorphic or 2.35:1. While many of my recent comments have been viewed as “attacks” against the aspect ratio or format, I insist they’re anything but. But in order to better understand maybe it’s best if I start at the beginning. [...]

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Introduction It seems everyone is getting into headphones these days and for good reason -it’s a growth market, one with possibly endless upside for the manufacturer. Why? Media, more importantly our enjoyment of it, is going mobile. While that last statement may make diehard home theater enthusiasts and audiophiles cringe, it doesn’t make the reality [...]

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UltraHD/4K may have four times as many pixels as HD, but it may also come with four times as much fine print. In an recent article entitled; “DON’T Buy 4K UHD 84-in. TV” by Stewart Wolpin, he points out that manufacturers, specifically LG and Samsung, have begun placing some alarming disclaimers on their UltraHD products. [...]

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A former colleague of mine recently reminded his readers (in what I think was a jab aimed at me) that I once famously said, “the industry isn’t going to sell 4K, 50-inches at a time.” What he was referring to was a comment I made following this past January’s CES show in Las Vegas, where [...]

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Introduction The biggest drawback to front projection setups is that they typically need to be installed within an environment that some or total control over ambient  light. Over the years projection companies have tried their best to combat issues stemming from ambient light concerns by either a) making their projectors brighter, or b) developing ambient [...]

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It seems I’ve been having this conversation a lot lately,  and that conversation is one over dealer markup versus Internet direct sales. It’s no lie, Internet direct sales or dealers have created a marketplace that seems to favor the consumer. When I say “favor” I mean these Internet direct businesses are seen as saving consumers [...]

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So the big news in the world of home theater today -or should I say cost-no-object home theater -is IMAX. That’s right, IMAX has gone public with the news that they will be offering a new, home IMAX cinema experience dubbed “IMAX Private Theatre.” The IMAX Private Theatre isn’t a new format or technology per [...]

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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