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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Introduction On-wall loudspeakers, to me, make a great deal of sense and yet, despite a burst in popularity a few years ago, they haven’t really caught on. This kind of saddens me a little for if one is in the market for bookshelf speakers, then, it is my opinion, they too could be in 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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Last week I wrote about the effect(s) non or poorly calibrated displays have upon your favorite films, specifically your emotional take away of said films. As it stands, that post is now the most read article I’ve written as an independent AV journalist. Thank you for that by the way. While this article is also [...]

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Introduction While I know my affinity for soundbars doesn’t always sit well with some of my more hard core home theater fans, it doesn’t temper my support nor keep me from seeking them out and enjoying them. To me a soundbar represents a logical step up from built-in display loudspeakers, while also serving as a [...]

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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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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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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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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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