Darryl Wilkinson

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Darryl Wilkinson Posted: Feb 22, 2007 0 comments
For those who can't sleep at night worrying about the impending analog TV cutoff on February 17th, 2009, the AV Tool ATSC-100 HDTV Off-Air Receiver might be better than an Ambien or a Lunesta. (We're not endorsing specific medications, of course. We prefer to use late-night TV infomercials as sedatives.)
Darryl Wilkinson Posted: Mar 22, 2007 Published: Feb 22, 2007 0 comments
Moving speakers for moving pictures.

I've had the good fortune of being able to bring some extremely cool gear into my house: a 50-inch plasma HDTV (way back when 50 inches was big for a plasma), a $40,000 Kaleidescape multiroom movie server, and, last but not least, five gorgeous Legacy Audio Harmony in-wall speakers (each one weighing 54 pounds). So, when something arrives and causes more than one member of my family to say, "That's the coolest thing you have ever reviewed," I know there's something special about it.

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Darryl Wilkinson Posted: Feb 20, 2007 0 comments
Satellite radio providers SIRIUS and XM have announced that, after years of talking smack about each other, they've agreed to merge the two companies.
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Darryl Wilkinson Posted: Feb 17, 2007 0 comments
The man who made the life of the couch potato possible, Dr. Robert Adler, died of heart failure on Feb. 15 in Boise, Idaho at the age of 93.
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Darryl Wilkinson Posted: Feb 14, 2007 0 comments
German speaker manufacturer, Canton, has replaced the company's popularly priced LE series with the new GLE series of full-range speakers. Canton says the new speakers utilize some of the materials and designs from the higher-end Vento, Ergo, and Karot lines. The GLE series includes a total of six models: two floorstanders, two bookshelfs, a horizontal center channel, and an on-wall version.
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Darryl Wilkinson Posted: Feb 13, 2007 0 comments
Research firm Informa Telecoms & Media forecasts that there will be 151 million HDTV homes worldwide by the end of 2011 - a three-fold increase over the current total of almost 43 million.
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Darryl Wilkinson Posted: Feb 12, 2007 0 comments
In a turnabout from the traditional consumer electronics paradigm in which the hardware is given away for free or at drastically reduced prices in order to entice potential subscribers to sign on the dotted line and pay juicy monthly fees to the content provider, the HD Radio Alliance is now promoting the availability of a pricey HD Radio add-on for car stereos that will enable users to access free HD Radio content and services.
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Darryl Wilkinson Posted: Feb 05, 2007 0 comments
Canon's new HV20 HD Camcorder joins the ever growing field of consumer-oriented high-definition camcorders. Although it's not as small nor as inexpensive as Sanyo's $699 720p Xacti HD2 MPEG4 HD camcorder, at $1,099 the 1920 x 1080 Canon entry includes enough features and performance that it's a significant bargain for the money.
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Darryl Wilkinson Posted: Feb 05, 2007 0 comments
High-def disc devotees can now put aside their worries about camping on the wrong side of the format war. According to LG Electronics, the LG BH100 - the first, and so far, only player on the market capable of playing both Blu-ray Disc and HD DVD format disc - can now be yours.
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Darryl Wilkinson Posted: Feb 02, 2007 0 comments
Four new devices from TV One are designed to make life with HDMI a bit easier.

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