Michael Berk

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Michael Berk Posted: Oct 07, 2011 0 comments

We've been following the progress of 7.1 audio pretty closely, and this week saw the release of Transformers: Dark of the Moon on Blu-ray, complete with a new, home theater-specific Dolby TrueHD 7.1 mix.

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Michael Berk Posted: Sep 04, 2012 0 comments

Animal Collective Centipede HZ

New Release (Domino)

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Michael Berk Posted: May 23, 2011 0 comments

 

3D - love it or hate it, it's taking over as a mainstream cinema projection format, and the necessity of having 3D projectors on tap has driven many theaters to transition to digital equipment in more of their screening rooms. A better experience for all, right?

Michael Berk Posted: Dec 14, 2011 0 comments

Cable cutting. You've probably begun the process already, even if you haven't gone all the way - think about how often you turn to Netflix, or Amazon, or Hulu Plus. And despite the panicked efforts of networks and providers nationwide, when are you watching live TV, exactly, aside from sports?

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Michael Berk Posted: Oct 04, 2012 0 comments

Having previously been pretty impressed by Parrot's Philippe Starck–designed headphone, the Zik, I figured the latest update to the Zikmu tower dock line might have a little more to offer than looks.

Michael Berk Posted: Jun 02, 2011 0 comments

OK...I'll get this out of the way upfront. Despite the great reviews it's received, before I'd actually encountered it in person I was suspicious of the rCube. Arcam's a company I know and trust, they build a fantasic line of products (including some impressive all-in-one systems), and they know their wireless and DAC design.

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Michael Berk Posted: Feb 06, 2012 0 comments

Way back in July of last year, Rdio was the first of the streaming services to debut a native iPad app. Since then, they've continued to build their mobile offerings, and today they've debuted a completely revamped Android application, mirroring most of the functionality of their desktop and browser-based interfaces in a pocket-friendly package. And it'll even run under Ice Cream Sandwich.

Michael Berk Posted: Nov 13, 2012 0 comments

Futureproofing. It's a concept that appeals to consumers, but for various reasons most manufacturers have shied away from products that enable people to extend the useful lives of the gear they already own.

The brand-new Griffin Twenty ($99, out today) is a refreshing exception to the rule.

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Michael Berk Posted: Mar 21, 2011 0 comments

As noted by HDGuru over the weekend, Mitsubishi Digital Electronics America has confirmed that it will indeed "exit the LCD-TV market entirely" by the end of 2011, concentrating from here on out on its consumer rear-projection televisions (including its highly regarded Continue Reading >

Michael Berk Posted: Aug 04, 2011 0 comments

There's little question that Pioneer's Elite-branded Kuro plasmas were among the best - if not the best - televisions ever produced, with black levels still unmatched, in the opinion of most.

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