Stan Horaczek

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Stan Horaczek  |  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.

Stan Horaczek  |  Jan 19, 2009  |  0 comments
When news hit that one of the country's biggest electronics retailers was finally giving up the ghost, visions of discounted TVs and speakers bought for pennies on the dollar flashed through the collective consciousness of a people who, as of late, have largely been too broke to quench their thirst for the new hotness.
Stan Horaczek  |  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.
Stan Horaczek  |  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  |  Nov 24, 2008  |  0 comments

Just a few years ago, retailers were furious when their secret Black Friday ads leaked online before they hit he Thursday papers. Now, they can hardly wait for eager bargain hunters to fire up Acrobat and scour their flyers for deals. But, at the same time, this years deals are a little disappointing.

Stan Horaczek  |  Jan 05, 2011  |  0 comments

It's clear that when Monster found out they had 45 minutes for their press conference here at CES, they took it as a challenge to see just how many new products they could cram into that time period. The results were impressively prolific, including everything from slightly lowered HDMI cable prices (their cheapest model is now $30) to a line of car cleaning products made in conjunction with West Coast Customs. Rather than bombarding you with the whole pile, here are some of the products that caught our interest.

The Monster Vision 3D Glasses

Stan Horaczek  |  Jan 05, 2011  |  0 comments

Las Vegas- Toshiba isn't throwing a press conference here at CES 2011, but they did bring along one of their glasses-free 3DTVs and I got a chance to check it out at a party last night. The panel was set about 6 feet behind a velvet rope with three pieces of gaffer's tape carefully arranged to denote the positions from which the 3D effect would be visible.

Stan Horaczek  |  Feb 15, 2011  |  0 comments

Criterion has proven time and time again that they can do incredible things regardless of media. Now, they're expanding their streaming efforts (some of their titles are already available on Netflix's intant option) with the help of Hulu's pay subscription service.