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Thursday
Jul212016

Press Release: Sony Launches the Z Series, the Ultimate 4K HDR Ultra HD TV


SAN DIEGO, July 20, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Sony Electronics announced today the Z series, the next generation in television display technology with the ability to reproduce the deeper blacks, brighter lights, and vibrant colors of the real world. The new flagship Z series sits atop Sony's current X series line-up of premium 4K HDR Ultra HD TVs, which includes the award winning X930D and X940D. The new "Z" moniker designates a significant leap forward and the ultimate in display technology. With this advance, Sony brings 4K High Dynamic Range (HDR) to a new level with ultra-contrast and even more realistic, accurate color, in order to express what the content creators truly intended.

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Tuesday
May312016

Amazon Echo Home Automation 

Here is a quick demo of how I use the Amazon Echo with my home automation and home theater control. This is not meant as a how to but rather an example of what is possible.

Wednesday
Mar302016

KEF MUO Portable Bluetooth Speaker Review

After my last appearance on the HT Guys podcast, I received the chance to review a pair of KEF MUO portable bluetooth speakers (Buy Now $349.98). I, of course, said yes because when will an opportunity like that come again? My initial thought when I pulled the speakers out of their box was, “Wow, these are pretty.” Most of the speakers in my house are hidden away so that they don’t disrupt the flow of each room, and the cables are carefully placed so that they aren’t in the way. The KEF MUO speakers, however, look great, and I would gladly place them in a prominent spot in my room. As a bonus, they are wireless, so there are no cables to hide, and their placement does not depend on the availability of a power outlet. These speakers come in 6 finishes: Brilliant Rose, Neptune Blue, Light Silver, Sunset Orange, Storm Grey, and Horizon Gold. The speakers I reviewed were Horizon Gold, which matched the furniture in my room

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Monday
Jan042016

DIY Subwoofer

Video of the assembly process of the Dayton Audio RS1200K 12" Reference Series 500 Watt Subwoofer Kit from Parts-Express.

Tuesday
Dec222015

DIY Book Shelf Speakers

Here is a brief video describing my latest DIY speaker build. The cabinet is made out of cherry veneer plywood. Another layer of Cherry veneer was applied to the top, bottom, and sides. My wood working skills are basic at best but it was fun trying. The sound is what counts and it sounds great!

Tuesday
Oct062015

Press Release: VIZIO Announces Pricing and Availability for Highly Anticipated Reference Series Collection Featuring Dolby Vision High Dynamic Range Support

Irvine, CA, October 6, 2015 — VIZIO, Inc., and Dolby Laboratories, Inc., (NYSE:DLB) today announced pricing and availability of the all-new VIZIO Reference Series, the industry’s first-ever complete High Dynamic Range solution with Dolby Vision™ playback technology.  Offered at an MSRP of $5,999.99 for the 65" class model (RS65-B2) and $129,999.99 for the 120" class model (RS120-B3), the premium collection is packed with groundbreaking innovations designed to make cinephiles rejoice.

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