Google Chromecast Mini-Review

January 5, 2014

It’s been a few weeks  now since I picked up a Google Chromecast, at that time the apps Du jour were Netflix, YouTube, Hulu Plus, HBO Go, Pandora, Google Play Movies & TV, Google Play Music and tab cast (Chromecast’s method of streaming a browser window). While these features were nice all of them were replicated […]

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Boxee Box Review

December 19, 2010

It’s been quite a while since our original Boxee (software) review and while a lot has changed much of what made Boxee compelling has only gotten better with the introduction of the Boxee Box by D-Link. Now with Boxee Box there’s a small, self-contained device specifically built for the Boxee platform, no HTPC required. For […]

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iPhone: The Ultimate Home Theater Interface

April 14, 2009

I was careful not to use the word remote, or controller because I think those words pigeonhole the iPhone into an unfair category. Love it or hate it, Apple’s little color, touch-screen remote, er iPhone/iPod Touch has shaken up consumer electronics world

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Flat Panel Mounts with Free Shipping

November 15, 2007

Undoubtedly, some of you guys and gals are going to be giving or receiving flat panel televisions as gifts this holiday season; and I wanted to pass along a deal on the most overlooked accessory for Plasma and LCD televisions (well for those of you planning on mounting them on the wall), the wall-mount itself. […]

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CompUSA (Slowly) Closing Stores

March 13, 2007

Bit of a departure here today, nothing earth-shattering but I wanted to share some of what I learned about the fire-sale CompUSA is currently running. You’ve no doubt heard by now that the electronics retailer is closing financial troubles to begin with. This “everything must go” clearance sale in its current state, doesn’t amount to […]

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Home Theater Buying Tips: Qualifying Reviews

August 19, 2006

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HDMI 1.3 Not as Close as You Might Think

August 18, 2006

I noticed with (minor amusement) several recent announcements stating “HDMI 1.3 chips ship to manufacturers” while others reported “HDMI 1.3 in production” while true on both accounts the full story paints a slightly different picture. Unfortunately many of these articles emphasized “in production” and “shipping” but downplayed or outright omitted some rather important details from […]

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The Slippery Slope of Convergence

July 26, 2006

As the line between consumer electronics and PC’s continues to blur, so does our tolerance of what is and isn’t acceptable with CE devices. We think nothing about a firmware upgrade to our iPod’s, projectors have long been subject to firmware updates and even Denon occasionally releases firmware upgrades for their DVD players. We’ve even […]

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Do cables make a difference?

May 15, 2006

This should be a fun post as I know the issue of high-quality A/V cables is capable of turning everyday citizens into venomous anti-cable evangelists, bent on proving to the world that a piece of cable is a piece of cable. I assure you these disbelievers couldn’t be more incorrect if they tried. That’s not […]

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Home theater for the holidays

December 14, 2005

Its hard to believe yet another year has flown by, but the calendar doesn’t lie and 2006 is just around the corner. 2005 was somewhat of a transitional year for home theater and more specifically HDTV. In years past we saw 480p based displays replaced by 720p, and now the end-game high definition resolution is […]

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