Paradigm CI Elite E80-A Is An Excellent LCR In-Ceiling Speaker

This new ceiling speaker from Paradigm delivers excellent performance for a ceiling mounted LCR.  It does not give the impression the speaker is mounted...


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Video & Audio Firmware Update Pitfalls

Many audio and video products today offer the ability to upgrade the software in them that determines in many respects how these machines function.  Most...


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Philips BDP7501 HDR to SDR Color Conversion Errors

I recently purchased a Philips BDP7501 UHD BD player to use in my audio and video calibration business.  This is a very well built...

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    July 24, 2015

    Smart TV Apps No Panacea

    I find a number problems occur with Smart TV apps that are not a problem with external products like Apple TV, Roku or Playstation. ...

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    December 1, 2012

    The Ultra HD Revolution Begins With The REDRAY 4K Cinema Player

    RED is now taking preorders at $1,450 for their potentially market disrupting new 4K Ultra HD, high frame rate video player.  This is the...

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    October 21, 2012

    Oppo BDP-103 Preview

    I recently had an opportunity to work on a system with a beta version of the BDP-103.  This is a very interesting product. It...


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18 Gbps HDMI Cable Runs Over 15 Feet Can Be A Challenge

I am encountering many problems with HDMI working properly with 4K UHD and HDR in projector installations.  These installations frequently use cables that are much...