James K. Willcox

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James K. Willcox Posted: Mar 09, 2003 0 comments
This past fall, astute subscribers to the Time Warner digital cable service in New York City began to notice something unusual-and no, it wasn't that their bills were going down. It was the appearance of Channel 1000 on the onscreen program guide, accompanied by the letters MOD. Was this a new retro fashion channel? Actually, the truth is more interesting.
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James K. Willcox Posted: Oct 04, 2006 0 comments

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James K. Willcox Posted: Feb 07, 2008 0 comments

In the beginning - well, at least 5 or 6 years ago - music stored on a PC generally either stayed there or was downloaded to a portable player. But as more and more audio and video content has become available online, people want to hear and see it on home entertainment rigs.

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James K. Willcox Posted: Jul 04, 2006 0 comments

Just a week before the May 9 release of their two-CD set Stadium Arcadium, the Red Hot Chili Peppers found that the whole album had been leaked to the Internet, letting fans download it free from file-sharing sites. These days, of course, leaks are hardly novel - but the reaction of the band's bass player, Flea, was.

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James K. Willcox Posted: Oct 11, 2007 0 comments

Until recently, in-wall speakers were the last choice for anyone who cared about sound quality. Now, thanks to improved technologies and the entrance of major speaker brands into the burgeoning "architectural audio" category, in-wall (and ceiling) speakers are legitimate alternatives in rooms where you either can't or don't want to use freestanding models.

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James K. Willcox Posted: Apr 15, 2008 0 comments

With both iPod accessories and home project studio gear now more common than three-chord bar bands, it's seems like it's getting tougher to come up with a really new concept. That's why Belkin's inexpensive, colorful TuneStudio recording deck, which bridges those two worlds, really grabbed our attention.

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James K. Willcox Posted: May 06, 2006 0 comments
1. I'm happy with DVD. Why should I care about high-definition discs?

While both HD DVD and Blu-ray Disc offer a number of improvements over DVD, the most obvious one is picture quality. DVD was a huge leap in both convenience and performance over VHS, but its 480i resolution is well below the 720p, 1080i, and 1080p images both high-def disc formats can produce.

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James K. Willcox Posted: Jun 03, 2007 0 comments

James K. Willcox Posted: Jun 12, 2005 0 comments
Download our fast facts table and lab results in handy PDF format.
As I was awaiting the arrival of MartinLogan's new Mont
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