John Sciacca

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John Sciacca Posted: Nov 20, 2012 0 comments

For want of a smart control, the table was cluttered with remotes. For want of the right remote, the A/V receiver was turned to the wrong input. For lack of the right input, the audio and video signals were lost. For failure of the A/V signal, the movie could not be watched. For lack of the movie, the party was ruined.

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John Sciacca Posted: Feb 13, 2013 0 comments

Projection screens come in virtually any size, and affordable solutions are available that exceed 100 inches diagonal. And even though much marketing hype continues to push flat-panel LED and OLED technology, here are five reasons why a front projector still makes the most sense for home theater.

John Sciacca Posted: Oct 16, 2012 0 comments

App is a word that was barely even part of the public lexicon a few years ago, but now has become such an entrenched part of it that even my mom — quite possibly the least technologically inclined person on the planet — drops the phrase, “There’s probably an app for that.”

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John Sciacca Posted: Jan 06, 2006 0 comments

Definitive Technology ProCinema 1000 surround speaker system

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John Sciacca Posted: Jul 05, 2006 0 comments
The Short Form
$299 / 8.9 x 2.1 x 1 IN / 4.6 OZ / harmankardon.com / 516-496-3400
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John Sciacca Posted: May 31, 2006 0 comments

Ed. Note: This remote was also featured in our Ultimate Gift Guide

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John Sciacca Posted: Aug 04, 2003 0 comments

The quest for the perfect remote control has earned a place in the pantheon of noble but futile human endeavors alongside those for the Holy Grail or a fabulous "undiscovered" wine under $10. For some people, remotes are a necessary evil, creating clutter and increasing complexity until it seems you have to solve a puzzle like Rubik's Cube just to watch a movie or play a CD.

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John Sciacca Posted: Jan 09, 2014 0 comments
There’s been a lot of talk at the show about 4K – or Ultra High Definition, if you prefer – but no one is talking about how you’re going to move that signal from one side of your house to the other. Well, HDBaseT wants people to know that its technology is ready and waiting for the 4K revolution, and that it can send 4K video – along with full-resolution audio, control, Ethernet and power – over a single Category rated cable up to 328 feet!

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John Sciacca Posted: Jan 10, 2007 0 comments

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John Sciacca Posted: Sep 10, 2004 0 comments

Three years ago, I received an e-mail from my cousin, Chris, who was stationed in the Philippines with his team of Navy SEALs. His message described life in the village where they were staying, the people he was "working" with, the unusual local cuisine, and so on.

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