James K. Willcox

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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
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James K. Willcox Posted: Feb 09, 2007 0 comments

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James K. Willcox Posted: Feb 19, 2005 0 comments

For the past five years, DVD has been the bright beam of sunshine spreading across the home-entertainment landscape, not only heating up movie sales and rentals but also, with its first-rate images and sound, helping to spark the whole home theater trend.

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James K. Willcox Posted: Jun 02, 2003 0 comments

Illustration by Dan Vasconcellos

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James K. Willcox Posted: Sep 01, 2008 0 comments

For nearly a decade I've been profiling custom home theaters for Sound & Vision, and in all that time I've never really had my own - or even a space carved out exclusively for watching movies or listening to music. And let me tell you, envy can be an ugly thing.

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