John Sciacca

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John Sciacca Posted: Jun 15, 2009 0 comments
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$799 / VUDU.COM
Vudu sets the standard for regular and HD streaming and for downloaded movie quality.
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John Sciacca Posted: May 05, 2006 2 comments

Is getting a flat-panel set out of the box and onto the wall something you can do yourself, or do you need to hire a pro? Assuming you don't want to run any wires inside the wall, mounting a flat-panel is probably a "6" on the difficulty scale. So if you think you're up to the challenge, read on!

John Sciacca Posted: Oct 13, 2008 0 comments
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$10,990 (as tested) / FUSIONRD.COM / 925-217-1233
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John Sciacca Posted: Apr 09, 2008 0 comments

My spirits were hovering somewhere between disdain and contempt when Press Day started at this year's Consumer Electronics Show back in January - but man, did that change in a hurry! It seemed like every manufacturer had something big, new, and important to say, and I felt a strange emotion welling up. Dare I say it? I was actually excited!

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John Sciacca Posted: Oct 03, 2006 0 comments

A receiver is your home theater's brain as well as its brawn. It doesn't just power your speakers; it's also the switching center for your gear and decodes the various surround sound formats. After connecting your speakers and components, here are the steps to take to ensure your receiver produces all the sound you paid for.

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John Sciacca Posted: Oct 21, 2002 0 comments
Illustration by Chris Gould; room photo by Tony Cordoza

See if this doesn't sound familiar: You don't just love movies, you love the whole moviegoing experience. When the time comes to check out a film, you drive miles out of your way to go to the best theater around-one with stadium seating, digital surround sound, and that awesome THX trailer that comes on before the movie.

John Sciacca Posted: Jan 30, 2012 0 comments

First impressions can be a dangerous thing, especially for an A/V equipment reviewer. Allowing yourself to become predisposed to thinking that one company’s component will be this and another company’s component will be that can cloud a review and allow for the praising of some unworthy products while subjecting others to unfair criticism.

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John Sciacca Posted: Jan 10, 2007 0 comments

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John Sciacca Posted: Jan 02, 2005 0 comments

Whether it's because of newspaper ads, TV shows saying they're being broadcast in HDTV, or the buzz from co-workers, relatives, and friends, you've probably been thinking about testing the HDTV waters. And now is a great time to buy a high-definition set.

John Sciacca Posted: Dec 25, 2012 0 comments

For those of us without six figures of disposable funds, there are still some ways to improve a home theater/media room that don’t involve organ donation or a potential divorce. Here are some simple, won’t-break-the-bank enhancements that you can do on your own.


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