The word reflection might as well be a four letter one when talking to an AV enthusiast. Be it picture or sound, it seems reflections are public enemy number one. The other night I was reminded of this when I became reacquainted with a reflection I had since forgotten since switching from a traditional HDTV [...]

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While the rumor mill churning around HDMI 2.0 has been anything but static, the HDMI Licensing group have finally stepped in and put an end to months of speculation re: the new HDMI standard. The good news? Less is changing than many of us, myself included, originally thought. What I mean by this is the [...]

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Introduction Let’s get one thing perfectly clear, love it or hate it, 4K/UltraHD is coming and it likely will hang around for the long haul -or at least until the powers that be tell us we need 8K. So I’m not going to waste time arguing the merits either for or against 4K, suffice to [...]

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Introduction Recently I wrote an article detailing what I believed to be a number of features that the most average home theater enthusiasts felt they needed in an AV preamp or receiver, but really didn’t need. The inspiration for the article stemmed from my personal experience with the Sherbourn PT-7030 AV preamp reviewed here; for [...]

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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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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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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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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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