Interview - Theater Room Acoustics

You can take a modest system in a well treated room and it can easily outperform a megabuck system in a bad room. You can only imagine what a top shelf system in a well designed room can yield. It's something you have to hear to believe.

The Basics of Making Great Video with Your Camcorder

By using the LCD monitor, you can comfortably shoot at a variety of angles. With the LCD titled upwards, try shooting with the camcorder held down at your knees or at tummy level. People look a lot better when you are shooting up at them.

Utilizing D-Tools System Integrator Software

The number one challenge for Audio Video Designers was the length of time it took to design each system and second biggest challenge was having a way to create quality and professional schematics.

Back This Up Suckah!!!

Andy Marken, Jon Peddie Trade Points, Counterpoints; Barbs, Jabs On the Proposed Disc/Content Backup Ban

Classic Home Toys #11 - The TRS-80: The world's first home computer

The Model I combined the motherboard and keyboard into one unit, in what was to be a common case design trend throughout the 8 and 16 bit microcomputer era, although it had a separate power supply unit.

Content Insider #83 - Teachings of the Wii Generation

"I want you all to consider what I am about to suggest to you. You people seem to want what we've got. Well, we have room for you. We have room for you and about 30 of your friends. You would be students of course, but you'd also be teachers. " - Walter (Brian Dennehy) - Cocoon (1985)

Content Insider #84 - Saving Our Past for the Future

What about all that talk about screwing up future events, the space-time continuum?" -- Michael J. Fox (Marty McFly) - Back to the Future (1985)

Content Insider #85 - Want Data Privacy… Get Off the Computer

"The ultimate "computer," our own brain, uses only ten watts of power -- one-tenth the energy consumed by a hundred-watt bulb." - Paul Valery

Content Insider #86 - Pre-Millennials…The Market Underfoot

"You could be happy here, I could take care of you. I wouldn't let anybody hurt you. We could grow up together, E.T." - Elliot, E.T. the Extra Terrestrial (1982)

Content Insider #87 - DRM…Pirates Helped in Ways They Didn't Plan

"I like pigs. Dogs look up to us. Cats look down on us. Pigs treat us as equals." -- Winston Churchill

Digital Technology Agent

A DTA is a layer of software that can be readily installed on existing computing devices and, with the addition of some network based components, can be added to existing CE devices. Supported by a digital home data model the agent can then provide true convergent services to the digital home.

Editorial Comments

Bob gives a synopsis of this issue to help you find the articles that you want to read.

Installing Flat Screen Displays

The key to mounting success, and great viewing of your screen, as always, is careful planning and preparation.

Integrating MCE with Video Displays

The big difference between the data signal produced by a computer graphics card and the video signal that most TVs are configured to accept has to do with overscan.

Jeff Lubitsky of Richard Gray's Power Company

Even in your own home, power hungry devices such as dishwashers, dryers and central vacuum systems can create fluctuations in the flow of electricity causing inconsistent home theater performance.

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