This world has enough problems without a DVD/VCR combo that upscales to 1080P. Have you actually watched a VHS tape lately on your new HDTV? As if those family videos of uncle Bob in a Speedo weren't horrifying enough, now we're going to upconvert those 220 interlaced lines to 2 million pixels? Stop...the...madness!
Several days ago we ran a blog on Sooloos new Ensemble music server system. Looks like we weren't the only ones that liked the digital magic that Sooloos was cookin' up. In fact, Meridian liked it so much, they bought the company!
The dust has settled and 99.99% of us have survived Black Friday and Cyber Monday for another year. So, with the economy in the dumper, were you enticed out of your home for any crazy tech deals this year? Give it up...
Star Wars fans know that creator George Lucas is no stranger to marketing. I've personally purchased the original Trilogy four times, and know that I’ll be in to George for at least one more go 'round once he releases them on Blu-ray.
As I write this, the Dow is down another 3%, well below 9000. Retirement funds are counting losses in the trillions. Even Google, the wunderkind stock, has lost more than half its value since the start of the year. People, this is serious!
As a custom installer, I love high-end gear. Milled aluminum faceplates? Awesome. 99.9999% pure silver interconnects? For sure. Laser etched engraving? Damn straight. But when I received the e-mail touting Bryston’s new BR2 multifunction remote control, even I had to step back and say, “Really?”
Sharp will be celebrating their 100th anniversary in 2012, and part of their core philosophies for the big event is to create energy saving and energy creating products and “achieve ubiquity for LCDs by integrating Sharp LCD technology into familiar products to offer new possibilities.”
SpeakerCraft’s unconventional president, Jeremy Burkhardt, kicked off his press conference by saying this would be a CEDIA “like no other we’ve ever had.” And he wasn’t kidding. Before Jeremy took the stage, dancers/performers from the vaudeville cirque group
Today at CEDIA a new alliance of superheroes has been formed. And instead of fighting crime and world domination with X-ray vision and supersonic flight, this group will focus their power on sharing practices, establishing standards and developing education and certification tools to help installers and integrators further the Media Center cause.
Also, Side Effects, Ultimate Gangsters Collection: Classics: The Public Enemy, The Petrified Forest, Little Caesar, White Heat, True Bloods: Season 5, Beautiful Creatures, Parker, The Last Stand, My Neighbor Totoro, Howl’s Moving Castle.