Scott Wilkinson

Scott Wilkinson  |  Jan 27, 2008  |  7 comments

To quote Professor Farnsworth on <I>Futurama</I>, "Good news, everyone!" I figured out how to answer reader questions in my blog (not that it was all that difficult). Now that my company e-mail account is up and running, you can simply send your questions to me at:

Scott Wilkinson  |  Jan 22, 2008  |  Published: Jan 23, 2008  |  19 comments

Greetings to all <I>UAV</I> readers! As you may have heard, there have been some changes around this digital watering hole. Shane Buettner has moved over to head <I>Home Theater</I> magazine and its <A HREF="">associated website</A>, leaving some mighty big shoes to fill here at <I>UAV</I>, a challenge I happily accept.

Scott Wilkinson  |  Jul 17, 2006  |  0 comments

$400 Pro- $795, 1200C- $2,195

RGPC's staple device is the four outlet 400 Pro, and it stands out in a very densely crowded category as a no BS product that actually works. Inside each RGPC is a large inductor core, or choke, and a fast-blo fuse. Unlike so many of the surge protectors or line conditioners out there the RGPC is wired in parallel with the incoming AC, which means there's no current limiting, and components don't have to be plugged directly into the RGPC units to receive the full effect. The RGPC simply has to be plugged into an outlet on the same circuit as your gear. Several RGPC units can be "star clustered" in groups for improved performance, and the 1200 Custom is in fact two 400 Pro devices in a single box with 12 outlets. Inductive power filtering is becoming very popular in many high-end products, and the results that can be reaped from the RGPC devices with both audio and video systems can be noticeable, if not staggering (especially with power hungry components like CRTs and plasmas screens). RGPC devices are the only PLC devices in SB's reference system.

Scott Wilkinson  |  Aug 28, 2005  |  0 comments

DisplaySearch, a global video-display market-research and consulting firm, last week hosted their annual HDTV Conference, a two-day affair devoted to&mdash;you guessed it&mdash;HDTV. Held at the Beverly Hilton hotel in Beverly Hills, California, this year's conference began with a keynote address by Mark Cuban, founder of HDNet, which will be broadcasting their recording of the event in September and October.

Scott Wilkinson  |  Aug 25, 2005  |  0 comments

On August 4, 2005, Infinity invited a number of journalists to their home at the Harman International corporate campus in Northridge, California, for a tour of the facilities and a sneak peek at their latest speaker line, dubbed Cascade. Why are you only hearing about it now? Because Infinity embargoed the information until August 25.

Scott Wilkinson  |  Aug 22, 2005  |  0 comments

Silicon Optix, a leading developer of video-processing technology, has now made its <I>HQV Benchmark</I> test DVD available to consumers. <I>HQV Benchmark</I> lets anyone objectively evaluate the picture quality of various video products, including HDTVs, DVD players, and video scalers before the purchase.

Scott Wilkinson  |  Aug 18, 2005  |  0 comments

Lions Gate Home Entertainment (LGHE), a division of Lions Gate Entertainment, announced last Wednesday that it will release content on the Blu-ray Disc format. As part of its cooperation with the Blu-ray Disc Association (BDA), LGHE will begin releasing new films, TV programming, and other titles from the company's vast library when Blu-ray hardware launches in North America.

Scott Wilkinson  |  Aug 17, 2005  |  0 comments

In a move to protect against illegal copying and large-scale piracy while allowing consumers the flexibility to manage and enjoy copies of their legally purchased content, the Blu-ray Disc Association (BDA) has adopted the most comprehensive content-management system (CMS) ever employed on an optical-disc format. The Blu-ray CMS includes three primary components: Advanced Access Content System (AACS), ROM Mark, and BD+.

Scott Wilkinson  |  Aug 14, 2005  |  0 comments

Veoh Networks, Inc., the first Internet television peercasting network, last week announced it has completed a Series A round of financing led by Shelter Capital Partners. The company's goal is to create a new category of television networks that take advantage of existing broadband infrastructure to deliver standard-definition, full-screen video programming directly from producers to consumers.

Scott Wilkinson  |  Aug 07, 2005  |  0 comments

Last week, Denon invited their dealers and members of the press to the Ritz Carlton Hotel in Laguna Nigel, California, for a sneak peek at the new products they will be launching at next month's CEDIA Expo. On hand were new AV receivers, DVD players, and two all-in-one systems designed to complement flat-panel displays.