Scott Wilkinson

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Scott Wilkinson Posted: Jun 09, 2008 Published: Jun 10, 2008 10 comments

A couple of weeks ago, I got an e-mail from Bogeun Chung, general manager of the LCD TV product-planning team at LG's headquarters in Seoul, Korea. He wrote that he would be passing through L.A. with one of his engineers on Monday, June 9, and asked if we could meet at Grayscale Studio, the video-testing facility for <I>UAV</I> and <I>Home Theater</I>. I value any personal contact with manufacturer representatives, so I quickly agreed. Little did I know how interesting that meeting would turn out to be...

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Scott Wilkinson Posted: Dec 27, 2010 0 comments
It seems that many high-end optical-disc players these days also serve as processors for digital-audio files from a computer via USB—for example, the recently profiled Ayre DX-5. Another new entrant in this emerging product category is the S7i from American digital-audio stalwart Wadia.
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Scott Wilkinson Posted: Apr 22, 2009 0 comments

If you're like most early adopters, you have a stack of HD DVDs in your collection. You might still have an HD DVD player as well, but you probably also have a Blu-ray player by now, and the HD DVD spinner is likely gathering dust awaiting disposal on eBay. But what to do with those HD DVDs?

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Scott Wilkinson Posted: Apr 22, 2009 0 comments
If you're like most early adopters, you have a stack of HD DVDs in your collection. You might still have an HD DVD player as well, but you probably also have a Blu-ray player by now, and the HD DVD spinner is likely gathering dust awaiting disposal on eBay. But what to do with those HD DVDs?
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Scott Wilkinson Posted: Oct 08, 2008 3 comments

As many of you know by now, I appear as a weekly guest on <A href="http://techguylabs.com"><I>The Tech Guy</I></A>, a nationally syndicated call-in radio program hosted by Leo Laporte. During a recent show, I was explaining the difference between 1080i and 1080p, a confusing subject to be sure. Shortly after the show, I got a rather long e-mail from John Sullivan pointing out what he thought were mistakes in my explanation. I'll interlace my responses with his comments...

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Scott Wilkinson Posted: Nov 15, 2010 2 comments
Congratulations to Ron Abruzzese, the winner of UAV's Lord of the Rings sweepstakes! His prize package includes all three movies on Blu-ray plus a swag bag of LOTR collectibles.

"My father first interested me in home theater as a youth," Ron recalls, "which is why he'll be the first person I watch these Blu-rays with! I love the LOTR series and look forward to watching these movies on my PS3 and Vizio LCD TV." He admits that his sound system is a bit out of date—a hand-me-down Pioneer receiver and a pair of Dynaco speakers—but he plans to upgrade as soon as he can. "Although I'm somewhat new to UAV and Home Theater, I'm already a big fan and plan on being a continual reader. I will certainly look to your sites for recommendations."

Thanks Ron, and again, congratulations on winning UAV's first sweepstakes!

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Scott Wilkinson Posted: Jan 22, 2008 Published: Jan 23, 2008 19 comments

Greetings to all <I>UAV</I> readers! As you may have heard, there have been some changes around this digital watering hole. Shane Buettner has moved over to head <I>Home Theater</I> magazine and its <A HREF="http://www.hometheatermag.com">associated website</A>, leaving some mighty big shoes to fill here at <I>UAV</I>, a challenge I happily accept.

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Scott Wilkinson Posted: Feb 05, 2010 13 comments

To paraphrase The Firesign Theatre, we're all A/V geeks on this bus. We can't get enough about Blu-ray players, high-def displays, receivers, speakers, room acoustics, content creation and distribution, and all the other elements that contribute to an exceptional audio/video experience. To feed that need, I'm delighted to introduce a new feature to <I>UAV</I>&#151;<A href="http://www.ultimateavmag.com/podcasts/">Home Theater Geeks</A>, a weekly, hour-long podcast in which I chat with the most important and influential technical experts in our industry about all things audio and video.

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Scott Wilkinson Posted: Apr 26, 2010 12 comments

The hype about 3D these days is overwhelming, with manufacturers and studios hailing it as The Next Big Thing. And the technology has come a long way from the red-and-cyan anaglyph glasses of the 1950s. But it still has a few drawbacks, leading some to predict it will be The Next Big Flop. Remember quadraphonic sound?

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Scott Wilkinson Posted: Feb 23, 2009 9 comments
Welcome to our new feature, "Ask Home Theater." Each week, I'll answer several reader questions here, and you'll have an opportunity to chime in with your comments and additions. I hope to build a real community with lively discussion, so don't be shy! Send your questions to me at scott.wilkinson@sorc.com, and please add your two cents to any answer I give. I look forward to hearing from you!

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