Stan Horaczek

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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 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  |  Dec 16, 2010  |  0 comments

Try having a conversation with someone about 3DTV without hearing how much they hate wearing the required glasses. Go ahead. We'll wait. Whle Vizio hasn't been able to completely solve the eyewear problem, they have made the whole ordeal somewhat cheaper. Unlike most of its competitors, the XVT3D650SV uses uses passive, polarized glasses instead of the pricier and often more cumbersome active shutter specs.

Stan Horaczek  |  Nov 04, 2010  |  0 comments

When Logitech's Revue showed up at my door, I had already spent some time with it on a few different press events. But, after having it nestled under my HDTV for a few days, I really started to get a feel to how it actually figures into the media-consumption process. Having already applied the first over-the-air update, it's safe to say that the Revue does exactly as promised, at least from a technical perspective. Before it can truly revolutionize the way we watch, however, it's going to need some help.


Stan Horaczek  |  Feb 16, 2009  |  0 comments

SQUID Recordings Origin: Strange Days What is it? Using a jack plugged into the cerebral cortex, users can record every aspect of their experiences and burn them onto media that look suspiciously like Minidiscs.

Stan Horaczek  |  Mar 03, 2011  |  0 comments

It was kind of a big deal with The Beatles finally made their way onto the ever-growing digital music behemoth that is iTunes, but we find this news just as, um, satisfying. Starting this week, 27 Stones records will be finding their way onto the audiophile music service, The tracks have been pulled from remasters that were originally created for and released on SACD in the early 2000s.

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  |  Jan 20, 2011  |  0 comments

We managed to catch the trailer for the upcoming release of the Star Wars saga on Blu-ray out at CES. During the presentation, which was put on by Panasonic, they marched out an Amazon exec to announce that pre-orders were going live, but there was still no release date to be had.

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.