Cabling

Why HDMI?

HDMI (High Definition Multi-Media Interface) is the newest method for hooking up your audio video systems. When properly implemented, you can get the best possible connectivity between your new Blu-Ray player and 1080P TV. It is also the cause of a great deal of confusion, misunderstanding and unfortunately, problems. What is HDMI? It is a protocol for transporting pure digital audio/video signals between devices in a manner that optimizes quality and resolution while also keeping it copyright proof (thanks Hollywood).   In the “old” analog days, you would hook up your equipment with RCA jacks. If the connection was good, [...]

2012-01-10T03:41:23+00:00May 18th, 2010|

Why is it so expensive to install a TV?

On any given Sunday there will be a flyer showing the latest sale prices on a TV. This past weekend I saw a 42” plasma on sale from Best Circuit for $475. Wow. Just five years ago a 42” plasma was nearly $5,000! Now it would seem that the installation shouldn’t be much more right? I mean after all, it’s just a TV. No, not really. Even a “simple” installation requires thought, planning and good supporting products.  Let’s start with the TV. The one on sale is probably not all that great. It is there to catch [...]

2012-01-04T15:36:36+00:00March 29th, 2010|

The Future of TV

The capabilities of audio and video source gear have exploded in just the past year.  Someone with a sweet home A/V system used to have a VCR, DVD player, cable or satellite receiver (or both), Tivo, reel-to-reel, CD changer, cassette player, and phonograph.  This took up a lot of space, had a mess of wires, and required extreme dexterity to operate all the remotes, or one really well programmed universal remote.  Today, the consumer can get a Blu-Ray player with Netflix, VUDU, YouTube, Pandora, weather information, and access to local computer files.  TV’s are available with similar [...]

2012-01-04T15:37:42+00:00February 26th, 2010|