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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, it is a disaster. Input 1 for this. HDMI 2 for that. Volume control on everything yet none actually controls the volume. And with the advent of apps for our mobile devices, we are promised even better ease of use with each [...]

2016-12-26T22:17:52+00:00February 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 represents SIM2′s most ambitious flagship effort to date. The Fuoriserie is an entirely hand built, top performing HD projector made from the best parts the front projection community and Texas Instruments have to offer. From the outside it looks like a classic [...]

2015-10-15T15:06:25+00:00February 9th, 2013|

3D Update

3D TV capabilities are growing and changing with each passing day

2012-01-19T13:42:24+00:00December 5th, 2010|

3D in the comfort of your home

3D is here, not only in theaters but available for in home enjoyment as well.  In the coming months you will see a sharp rise in the deployment of 3D technology to in consumers.  The major TV manufacturers have all released High Definition 3D television in Plasma, LED and LCD models.  The pricing is comparable to similar 2D models.  Don’t worry; you are not relegated to a life of watching your video display with silly glasses strapped to your face.  You can still watch your movies and favorite TV shows in 2D on these new displays.  But [...]

2012-01-10T03:32:39+00:00August 3rd, 2010|

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|

The Widescreen Conundrum

Hollywood has done it to us once more. All of our widescreens now have black bars on them again because Hollywood is filming with even wider formats.  No worries-New screen, projector and lens technologies allow for  building  your system so that you can take full advantage of these new wide formats and see the movie as it was intended.   A specialized screen with motorized masking bars and an outboard "anamorphic" lens will bring you the best in widescreen entertainment known as 2.35:1   Now you can get a bigger, better Bruce!

2016-12-27T00:50:38+00:00March 9th, 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|