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Stan Horaczek Posted: Oct 26, 2010 0 comments

Logitech's Revue Google TV box is quickly approaching, but that hasn't stopped the recent influx of boxes designed to get the Internet (or at least parts of it) onto an HDTV. The latest effort from Western Digital sounds like an impressive one. Inside, WD has packed a full terabyte of storage, to which you can add media from networked PCs and Macs or via its pair of USB ports.

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Stan Horaczek Posted: Jan 22, 2009 0 comments

If you have ever been to an Oscars party where the guests actually compete by picking winners, you know that everything is won or lost on the technical categories. Why? Mainly because it's hard to pick a winner when you're not even entirely sure what the award is for. Here is a quick rundown of what many consider to be the less-glamorous categories and who we think (or hope) might win.

Stan Horaczek Posted: Nov 23, 2008 0 comments

1. Add multi-channel audio Through computer speakers, the WMA stereo sound that Netflix couples with their streaming video is acceptable. But, pump it through the HDMI-piped audio systems some of us have spent so much time tweaking and the deficiencies become all too obvious.

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Stan Horaczek Posted: Feb 25, 2011 0 comments

I've been a subscriber to Amazon's Prime service for a while now for the free shipping it affords. But now there's a new reason to sign up in the form of a full-on free streaming media service not unlike the one offered by Netflix.

Stan Horaczek Posted: Dec 16, 2010 0 comments

Try having a conversation with someone about 3DTV without hearing how much they hate wearing the required glasses. Go ahead. We'll wait. Whle Vizio hasn't been able to completely solve the eyewear problem, they have made the whole ordeal somewhat cheaper. Unlike most of its competitors, the XVT3D650SV uses uses passive, polarized glasses instead of the pricier and often more cumbersome active shutter specs.

Stan Horaczek Posted: Nov 04, 2010 0 comments

When Logitech's Revue showed up at my door, I had already spent some time with it on a few different press events. But, after having it nestled under my HDTV for a few days, I really started to get a feel to how it actually figures into the media-consumption process. Having already applied the first over-the-air update, it's safe to say that the Revue does exactly as promised, at least from a technical perspective. Before it can truly revolutionize the way we watch, however, it's going to need some help.


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Stan Horaczek Posted: Feb 16, 2009 0 comments

SQUID Recordings Origin: Strange Days What is it? Using a jack plugged into the cerebral cortex, users can record every aspect of their experiences and burn them onto media that look suspiciously like Minidiscs.

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Stan Horaczek Posted: Dec 15, 2008 0 comments
Instead of messing around with a converter box, you handled the DTV transition the proper way: By upgrading to a sweet new HDTV. But that means your old box is still sitting around taking up space. Before you send it packing to the dump, consider a few different options.