John Sciacca

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John Sciacca Posted: Nov 11, 2008 0 comments

The CEDIA Expo - held this year in Denver, Colorado - is usually buzzing with people talking about at least three or four must-see things. But at this year's show, a common response to, "What have you seen that's really cool?" was, "Nothing much." And for the first time in years, attendance was down.

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John Sciacca Posted: Oct 28, 2008 0 comments
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John Sciacca Posted: Oct 14, 2008 0 comments
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John Sciacca Posted: Oct 13, 2008 0 comments
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John Sciacca Posted: Oct 06, 2008 0 comments

Being a custom installer is no easy feat. More often than not, the job involves problem-solving and figuring out a way to make a square peg fit in a round hole. Fortunately, the manufacturers that support the world of custom installation have produced a lot of terrific products to make these possible.

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John Sciacca Posted: Sep 21, 2008 0 comments
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John Sciacca Posted: Sep 11, 2008 0 comments

You may consider Jim Carrey to be many things - comedic genius, overpaid goofball - but technological futurist probably isn't one of them. However, his prediction in the 1996 movie The Cable Guy has proved to be surprisingly accurate: "The future is now!

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John Sciacca Posted: Sep 05, 2008 0 comments

Regular readers know I'm a nut for media servers, especially ones capable of managing and streaming DVD movies around the home. Not too long ago, if you wanted to enjoy this awesomeness, you were pretty much limited to the pricey Kaleidescape system.

John Sciacca Posted: Sep 04, 2008 0 comments

Don't feel bad because you couldn't make it to Denver to experience the CEDIA Expo first hand. Tag along with me and share my all-access press pass as I point out the things that caught my eye each day as I walk the show floor.

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John Sciacca Posted: Sep 04, 2008 0 comments

Remember not too long ago we had a little format war between HD-DVD and Blu-ray? Whether you think Blu-ray won or HD-DVD just lost, the result was that one format knew when it was time to take their ball and go home.

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