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Ray Harryhausen dies at age 92. If you are not familiar with his stop-motion technique in cinema, well, shame on you! My childhood imagination was greatly influenced by him...as well as some of my childhood nightmares!
What's your favorite film that featured Ray's…Continue
Sony will be releasing a series of “Mastered in 4K” Blu-rays this month. These are actually 2K discs that are compatible with any standard Blu-ray player and HDTV, but the 4K master (even when downconverted to 2K), is said to offer a superior picture to what you’ll get from sources mastered in 2K. Sony’s new UHD…Continue
Tucked away in a non-descript office park near the airport in Portland, OR is Triad Speakers. Looking at the outside of the building you would never imagine that inside the building is a complete speaker design and manufacturing company. Once you do enter you find a company where every speaker is made to order and can be customized to whatever the user needs. After they announced their new Cinema Reference LCR2 and Surround 2 speakers at CEDIA in 2012 I wanted to see how they produced…Continue
For a limited time only, THX LTD. is offering a free app for your iOS device that looks (and sounds) like fun. For you Geeks out there that are too cheap frugal to get your HDTV professionally calibrated, this might be just what you have been waiting for...but hurry! After the Superbowl it'll cost $1.99 at the App Store-
Known as the “Father of the Talkies”, The Jazz Singer was the first film to match sound and picture. By 1927, some short subjects had already been "talkies," and even a few features had some bits of synchronized music, but The Jazz Singer was the first to put them altogether on the Silver…Continue
It has been announced that Mr. Abrams, who directed the re-boot of the Star Trek franchise, will be in charge of the new, Disney owned, Star Wars films. Though I enjoyed the Trek film, I found his use of "flare effect" to be a bit too much for my taste. What will happen if it is overly applied to his new project? Is the man who gave us a new Kirk capable of delivering The Force? Or might it be The Farce?
What do you think?…Continue
1/21/2013 • Markham, Ontario, Canada • UltraLink/XLO Products, an innovative manufacturer of award-winning audio and video interconnects, cables, power products, speakers and personal audio accessories announced introduce the new UltraPLUS line of cablesthe latest and most advanced versions of the popular Ultra™ Series.
Posted by Jim Milton on January 23, 2013 at 12:00pm
Another CES has come and gone; this was my 21st. Unlike most of my colleagues in the press corps, I really enjoy going to the show, in part to see all the cool new toys, but more to have some face time with people I otherwise don't get to see in person. Plus, I enjoy the over-the-topness of Las…Continue
Posted by Scott Wilkinson on January 17, 2013 at 4:12pm
I currently have a Windows 7 PC connected to my TV via VGA and stereo audio. I use ...
L-R: Stacey Spears, Don Munsil
Stacey Spears and Don Munsil, creators of the HD Benchmark Blu-ray for setting up ...
Whenever I attend the CEDIA Expo, I visit all the projector manufacturers, both large and small. While Mitsubishi ...
Video guru Joe Kane discusses the emerging display technology known as 4K, UltraHD, or as he prefers for ...