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John Sciacca Posted: Jul 06, 2006 0 comments

Step 1: Check file compatibility While computers can accept a variety of music file types, servers have more limited compatibility. If your server isn't "friendly" with your formats, you'll either have to re-rip, download, or buy them all over again, or convert them to a compatible format, which will cause additional compression artifacts.

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John Sciacca Posted: Jul 05, 2006 0 comments
The Short Form
$299 / 8.9 x 2.1 x 1 IN / 4.6 OZ / harmankardon.com / 516-496-3400
John Sciacca Posted: Jul 03, 2006 0 comments

You can't rush a good thing, and some things just aren't ready until they're ready. With electronics, coming to market too early usually means a product that's lacking in features, full of bugs, and short on performance.

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John Sciacca Posted: Jul 03, 2006 0 comments

With few exceptions, multiroom audio systems still distribute music the same way they did 20 years ago: Central stacks of source components and amplifiers route signals to speakers around the home over hundreds of feet of speaker cabling. But this approach has its drawbacks. Resistance, capacitance and inductance build up over long wires, adding up to signal losses and compromised performance.

John Sciacca Posted: Jul 02, 2006 0 comments

Back in high school, I had to write an essay on "the more things change, the more they stay the same." (I'm sure the teacher enjoyed reading it about as much as I enjoyed writing it.) While that might hold true for many things, it couldn't be more off base when describing the constantly evolving world of technology.

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John Sciacca Posted: Jun 04, 2006 0 comments

STEP 1: CHOOSE THE RIGHT REMOTE "You get what you pay for" definitely holds true with universal remotes. Cheap models offer basic features such as channel-changing and play-stop-skip controls but usually can't handle full system control.

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John Sciacca Posted: Jun 03, 2006 0 comments

Movie sequels are rarely as good as the originals. Fortunately, just the opposite is true with consumer electronics, where Gen 2 is almost always a good thing, loaded with extra features and tweaked for better performance. In the case of the new Pioneer Inno XM2go portable satellite radio, it's a great thing.

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John Sciacca Posted: May 31, 2006 0 comments

Ed. Note: This remote was also featured in our Ultimate Gift Guide

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John Sciacca Posted: May 31, 2006 0 comments

Ed. Note: This remote was also featured in our Ultimate Gift Guide

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John Sciacca Posted: May 31, 2006 0 comments

Ed. Note: This remote was also featured in our Ultimate Gift Guide

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