Darryl Wilkinson

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Darryl Wilkinson  |  Sep 28, 2006  |  0 comments
At the CEDIA EXPO held earlier this month in Denver, Colorado, Infinity Systems introduced three new systems in the company's Total Solutions System line: the TSS-1200, TSS-800, and TSS-500. Each speaker system is a complete 5.1-channel package that includes two pairs of wall-mountable satellite speakers, a low-profile center channel, and a powered subwoofer.
Darryl Wilkinson  |  Sep 27, 2006  |  0 comments
The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) is warning that a proposed bill in the Senate will be bad for U.S. consumers.
Darryl Wilkinson  |  Sep 26, 2006  |  0 comments
During each EXPO, CEDIA members vote on the best of the best custom installations from the previous year. This years winners include:
Darryl Wilkinson  |  Sep 25, 2006  |  0 comments
If you've been thinking about taking the big step to high-definition front projection entertainment (it's well worth the cost and effort, that's for sure), then Optoma has a thousand dollar offer you just about can't refuse. (Well, you could, but then you'd be forced to continue watching that tiny 42-inch plasma you paid more than $1,000 for last year...)
Darryl Wilkinson  |  Sep 25, 2006  |  0 comments
Wiremold wants do-it-yourself flat-panel TV installers to play hide-and-seek with the many cables plasma and LCD TVs have to have in order to do their thing. Professional installers have the wherewithal to slip those butt-ugly cables in the wall behind a high-tech display; but you and I might not be so inclined, nor do we have the tools necessary to make an in-the-wall install really stay in the wall. (If you think a crowbar might be a good tool to use when installing any kind of electronics in the wall, you should consider consulting a professional.)
Darryl Wilkinson  |  Sep 19, 2006  |  0 comments
Auralex Acoustics quietly showed off their latest offering in home theater acoustical treatment. The new SonoSuede System looks great, is designed to be a do-it-yourself project, and is reasonably (as far as room treatment packages go) affordable. Different color combinations are available, and you can custom order other colors if you simply must have something to match that special designer couch you bought. The SonoSuede System package has a suggested retail of $1199.
Darryl Wilkinson  |  Sep 19, 2006  |  1 comments
Polk Audio's newest in-wall speakers were on display for all CEDIAnistas to see. In a separate part of the booth, Polk demonstrated the company's - and the world's - first THX Ultra2 Certified in-ceiling loudspeaker, the RTS100, along with the RTS105 in-wall. On static display were two THX Ultra2 Certified hopefuls from Polk: a dipole in-wall and an in-wall center channel.
Darryl Wilkinson  |  Sep 18, 2006  |  0 comments
Acoustic Research is taking the idea of a "bookshelf" speaker to a new extreme with this model from the Home Decor Series. The SAT510, a quite substantial traditional bookshelf speaker, hides inside a fake-but-convincing shell designed to look like four well-read, weathered books. The front of the books have tiny perforations that let the sound through. Other various disguises - like table clocks, lamps, and planters - are also available.
Darryl Wilkinson  |  Sep 18, 2006  |  0 comments
Is it possible to improve the greatest invention since the wheel?

If I needed any additional proof of the iPod's ubiquitous nature, I found it the other day when my son pointed out a state trooper with an iPod stuffed into his uniform shirt pocket and telltale white earbuds popped in his ears. I'm sure the trooper was perfectly capable of doing his law-enforcing job whilst enjoying a tune or two, but the thought of state troopers packing iPods gave me pause. What's next? Carthusian monks contemplating God's gift of the click wheel while rocking out to some Gregorian chant?