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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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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The story below was originally published on Theo’s Roundtable, for which I am contributing writer. Lately, there has been a lot of chatter here on Theo’s Roundtable about the death of cinema and how home theater has reached a point where it’s begun to overtake commercial cinemas in terms of relevance. I’ve even contributed to such [...]

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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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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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If there is one positive about getting sick it has to be the “vacation” it grants you while it house sits in your body and sinus cavities for what feels like eternity. During which one is often left with copious amounts of time with which to take in gobs of horrible daytime television and long [...]

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I realize now that my first two CES 2013 reports have been a bit on the negative side. So rather than harp on questions surrounding 4K and OLED, questions I knew going into the show I wouldn’t be given answers to, I thought I’d fill you in on the positives that stemmed from my second [...]

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I typically don’t put a lot of stock in New Year’s resolutions as I find they rarely share in the same success rate as everyday goals and/or plans. That being said the last time I made a New Year’s resolution was two years ago and come this week that will mean I’ve gone two years [...]

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When Sharp announced and later released their large format (60-plus inch diagonal) HDTV many of us within the specialty AV press proclaimed they should have waited and instead released them in UltraHD -then 4K. I’ll admit, I once said that any HDTV over 70 or so inches diagonal needed to be UltraHD for anything less [...]

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In this episode I break down the basics behind common home theater terminology dealing with resolution, aspect ratios, surround sound and more -there’s even some good stuff on UltraHD (formerly 4K). See how they’re all related and how together they play a role in not only the content you watch and enjoy now, but the [...]

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In this episode I detail the construction of my very own commercial grade home theater as well as give you tips on how to build your very own Hollywood style screening room on a shoestring budget. If you’ve wanted a home theater but thought it was too difficult an undertaking I urge you to watch, [...]

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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