James K. Willcox

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James K. Willcox  |  May 03, 2005  |  0 comments

Recently, a friend pointed me to an interesting Web site called youhavebadtasteinmusic.com.

Apparently, they send a strangely dressed guy with a megaphone out to the concerts of some popular bands to harangue attendees about their musical taste.

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  |  Oct 28, 2004  |  0 comments
For years, in-wall and in-ceiling speakers were the 98-pound weaklings of the speaker world. Lacking the muscle needed for realistic-sounding music playback - let alone action-movie soundtracks - they were ignored by anyone who took sound seriously.

But the once-ridiculed category has re-emerged, surprisingly pumped and ready to kick sand in the face of that conventional wisdom.

James K. Willcox  |  Oct 14, 2003  |  0 comments

For more than a decade, the arrival of high-definition television was trumpeted with all the bluster of a carnival barker and the sincerity of a contestant on a reality-TV dating show.

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

Illustration by Dan Vasconcellos

James K. Willcox  |  Mar 09, 2003  |  0 comments
This past fall, astute subscribers to the Time Warner digital cable service in New York City began to notice something unusual-and no, it wasn't that their bills were going down. It was the appearance of Channel 1000 on the onscreen program guide, accompanied by the letters MOD. Was this a new retro fashion channel? Actually, the truth is more interesting.

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