Darryl Wilkinson

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Darryl Wilkinson Posted: Oct 01, 2005 0 comments
If you're one of the three people in the world - and that includes me - who don't yet have an iPod, here's yet another reason to go out and get one. Griffen Technology, Inc., a company that makes all sorts of very cool computer-related accessories, has announced that they're now shipping the SmartDeck Intelligent Cassette Adapter for iPod.
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Darryl Wilkinson Posted: Sep 13, 2005 0 comments
The last day of the CEDIA EXPO is in many ways the best. Not so much from the fact that you know you'll be going home soon - although that's certainly part of it - but more from the lack of any scheduled press conferences and formal meetings. Sure, some diehards set up meeting times until the bitter end, but I prefer to leave the final day for browsing, wandering, and stopping by the booths I missed during the previous two days.
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Darryl Wilkinson Posted: Sep 12, 2005 0 comments
If God watches TV, I have seen the one He watches.
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Darryl Wilkinson Posted: Sep 10, 2005 0 comments
After sitting on your butt for an entire day, it's good to be able to walk around the CEDIA EXPO 2005 floor…at least that's what you tell yourself the first two or three miles. But then you start running across the really cool stuff, and all that walking doesn't seem so bad after all.
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Darryl Wilkinson Posted: Sep 01, 2005 0 comments
I hate it when members of my family blame me when anything goes wrong with our home theater system. As if I'm some sort of geeky gear guy, they heap abuse upon me if the DVD player hiccups because of the greasy, fingerprint-smeared disc they carelessly slid in it. No sound from the satellite receiver? No picture on the TV? The remote control isn't working? They call me. (And why does it always seem to inconveniently happen when I'm resting regally on my porcelain throne?)
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Darryl Wilkinson Posted: Aug 21, 2005 Published: Aug 22, 2005 0 comments
Multiroom audio is not a new idea. Nor are the concepts of digital amplification, touchscreen controllers, and audio distribution over CAT5 wiring. But not everyone has thought to bring all of those ideas together in one particular audio distribution product - and when a relative newcomer to the audio-in-any-room party shows up with an amplified (that's "amplified" as in "watts per channel") touchpanel in his hand, it's time to cock an eyebrow, act like you're not interested, and then try like heck to figure out exactly what's going on and how much it's going to cost.
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Darryl Wilkinson Posted: Aug 22, 2005 0 comments
What do you do after building a million rear projection TVs? Maybe you should introduce two new models.
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Darryl Wilkinson Posted: Aug 14, 2005 0 comments
Prior to the upcoming CEDIA (Custom Electronic Design and Installation Association) EXPO in early September, SpeakerCraft decided to jump the gun and make a couple of in-ceiling speaker announcements.
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Darryl Wilkinson Posted: Aug 13, 2005 0 comments
After releasing a study pounding the misperception that plasma TVs aren't perfect - at least the notion that they're not as good as other non-CRT based TVs - Pioneer announced two new high-def plasmas in addition to a couple of newfangled Pioneer Elite plasma HDTVs.
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Darryl Wilkinson Posted: Aug 08, 2005 0 comments
Butt-Kicker and all you other rump-rumbling transducer guys take note: portable media players just might be an untapped (and unshaken) market opportunity. Especially now that they - like the new portable from Creative - are getting so video oriented.

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