James K. Willcox

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James K. Willcox  |  Feb 07, 2008  |  0 comments

In the beginning - well, at least 5 or 6 years ago - music stored on a PC generally either stayed there or was downloaded to a portable player. But as more and more audio and video content has become available online, people want to hear and see it on home entertainment rigs.

James K. Willcox  |  May 06, 2006  |  0 comments
1. I'm happy with DVD. Why should I care about high-definition discs?

While both HD DVD and Blu-ray Disc offer a number of improvements over DVD, the most obvious one is picture quality. DVD was a huge leap in both convenience and performance over VHS, but its 480i resolution is well below the 720p, 1080i, and 1080p images both high-def disc formats can produce.

James K. Willcox  |  Oct 11, 2007  |  0 comments

Until recently, in-wall speakers were the last choice for anyone who cared about sound quality. Now, thanks to improved technologies and the entrance of major speaker brands into the burgeoning "architectural audio" category, in-wall (and ceiling) speakers are legitimate alternatives in rooms where you either can't or don't want to use freestanding models.

James K. Willcox  |  Apr 15, 2008  |  0 comments

With both iPod accessories and home project studio gear now more common than three-chord bar bands, it's seems like it's getting tougher to come up with a really new concept. That's why Belkin's inexpensive, colorful TuneStudio recording deck, which bridges those two worlds, really grabbed our attention.

James K. Willcox  |  Jun 03, 2007  |  0 comments

James K. Willcox  |  Jun 12, 2005  |  0 comments
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James K. Willcox  |  Feb 09, 2007  |  0 comments

James K. Willcox  |  Feb 19, 2005  |  0 comments

For the past five years, DVD has been the bright beam of sunshine spreading across the home-entertainment landscape, not only heating up movie sales and rentals but also, with its first-rate images and sound, helping to spark the whole home theater trend.

James K. Willcox  |  Jun 02, 2003  |  0 comments

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