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Hidden Gems – (invisible electronics)

Please think of the first few things that come to mind when someone says “stereo” or “home theater”. Likely somewhere near the top of your list will be: big speakers, ugly wiring, huge TV, stack of equipment, complicated to use. For something that is supposed to entertain us, the list of negatives can be quite [...]

October 25th, 2013|

Good Sound

When I grew up, my Dad would spend time testing and researching new speakers or a receiver for his stereo. For him it was important to have nice sound in the living room. Back then we used a turntable and my Dad had some great albums. He had classical, jazz and then some pop favorites [...]

April 28th, 2013|

Near Field Communication

NFC stands for Near Field Communication. Though just starting to gain some consumer awareness now, the concept has been around since the early 80’s and an industry forum to adopt protocols was created in 2004. The basic idea is to allow devices to communicate with one another when directly touched or brought in close contact [...]

April 23rd, 2013|

Toshiba’s Virtual Window

One of the more interesting photos in the CEDIA.net blog article 24 Behind-the-Scene Photos of CES shows an arrangement of 4 extremely high resolution displays which create a virtual window. Toshiba's virtual window, as goofy as this may sound, we have seen and used this application in a few scenarios:Interior rooms that have [...]

February 16th, 2013|

Too Many Remote Controls

Every consumer audio/video product has a remote control and once you have 3 or 4 devices attached to your TV, you have a coffee table full of remotes. Do you have too many remote controls in your home? Each device will claim how easy it is to use but when combined with the other devices, [...]

February 13th, 2013|

Fuoriserie Debuts at CES

Sim2, an industry leader in Projector design and manufacturing, is earning a lot of attention for the launch of their newest statement projector, Fuoriserie. Andrew Robinson, writer, director and managing editor of Home Theater Review. says it best in his blog post titled Flashes of Brilliance: "Without belaboring the point the Fuoriserie is expensive and [...]

February 9th, 2013|

Million Dollar Rooms

Last fall, Nick was asked to appear on an episode of HGTV's Million Dollar Rooms. Here is the fantastic result of his film debut!

January 30th, 2013|

Tech Trends for 2013

As an electronics professional, I am regularly asked what the latest trends are. It’s never easy determining which of the trends is really going to make it and which are just eye-candy that will fall away with time. We are always careful in our business to separate “leading edge” from “bleeding edge”. The former is [...]

January 29th, 2013|

Analog Sunset

Analog Sunset – Does it lead to darkness or a better picture? Perhaps you may have heard the word “HDMI”. This is the new standard for connectivity between devices to a television and is replacing all legacy analog connectivity (think yellow, red and white jacks). At the end of this year, manufacturers will not legally [...]

December 2nd, 2012|
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