Coming off of the high that was the general excitement surrounding THE Show in Newport Beach this weekend -at least from my point of view -the question I got asked most was; Where is the XMC-1? While I have seen the XMC-1 in the flesh and have even been fortunate to play with it -albeit [...]

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Introduction What is an amplifier really? For many, both audiophiles and home theater enthusiasts alike, an amplifier is the heart, and in some instances, the soul of any system. The human heart is a good metaphor for the modern power amplifier, for like the heart, an amp “pumps” your system’s lifeblood to your loudspeakers. Without [...]

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The story below was originally published on Theo’s Roundtable, for which I am contributing writer. —– Did you hear? Zach Braff joined Kickstarter and just raised a butt-load of money. Nearly three million dollars as of this writing. What a visionary. Because of Braff, real folks like you, me, and your Uncle Sal will now have equal success—hell, if we [...]

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It’s no big surprise that flat panel displays are getting larger. Not only larger, but seemingly more affordable too. Because flat panel displays have gotten larger and more affordable, many within the front projection community -manufacturers and enthusiasts alike -have begun to question the need or relevance of front projectors in any environment outside of [...]

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My video series, The Home Cinema Experience, returns this week with an all-new episode dealing with source components. In this episode I breakdown the differences between today’s modern disc spinners as well as share a few helpful shopping and setup tips for when it comes time to purchase and/or connect your new player to your [...]

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Introduction Writing reviews, especially of AV products, can be tricky. On the one hand, readers are looking to you -the reviewer -to answer their specific questions even though you have no Earthly idea what those questions are. The reader is also under the assumption that you -again, the reviewer -knows what he or she is [...]

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The story below was originally published on Theo’s Roundtable, for which I am contributing writer. —– I’ve been on a bit of a tear recently about the current state of Hollywood and what I see as the future of cinema. Five years ago, I can remember taking meeting after meeting with studios, agencies, and distributors alike, [...]

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The story below was originally published on Theo’s Roundtable, for which I am contributing writer. —– Fellow writer John Sciacca has been raving about how he’s peered through the looking glass and seen the future. First it was with Kaleidescape (K-Scape) and later it was via Prima Cinema. The problem with both of these so-called “solutions” is that [...]

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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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Here is part three of my ongoing series detailing my personal experiences with digital cinema surrounding the production of my first film April Showers. The original article, in its entirety, can be found on Theo’s Roundtable. —– Following a collapsed economy and an R rating by the MPAA (don’t get me started), my first film or foray into the [...]

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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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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