Working Within HDMI Protocol Boundries & Words On 1.3

In keeping with our reports and rants on the 'interesting' world of HDMI, here are more observations I've made along with facts via e-mail and phone calls with Bob Rappaport at PureLink, HDMI tech support and the DTS Pro Audio division. This may help you with any dropped signals you've had thus far.

Content Insider #88 - The Home Network/Entertainment Connection Is…Easy

"Hey Bill, look, do me a favor, give him a chance. He came in here with a little piece of information. I know you worked with him before and had a little trouble, but don't get off on the wrong foot, if you have problems, come to me with them, I'll handle it." - Walt Simonson, The French Connection, 1971

Content Insider #89 - Next Generation DVD - Change at the Speed of Slow

"You've got to be very careful if you don't know where you're going, because you might not get there." - Yogi Berra, Baseball Hall of Fame Player/Coach

Home Media Servers: Savior of HD Audio?

While the rest of the audiophile community struggles to get the last bit of fidelity out of their vinyl or compact disc collection, those of us that have discovered the benefits of new recordings done in HD can abandon optical discs altogether.

Back This Up Suckah!!!

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

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

Magnetic Personality Test Leads

The test leads will stick to pipes (for a ground), screws, speaker terminals, tools (to allow the tool to be a test lead), chassis, racks, car bumpers, and other test leads.

Content Insider #81 - The New Matrix

Virtual worlds like There.com and SecondLife aren't being used by these firms as online retail outlets but rather business locations that can lead to real world sales or to quickly solve real world problems.

Content Insider #80 - Death By Phone

Somehow we don't believe the perfect everything for everyone mobile phone is possible, practical, in demand. But it may be the perfect way to murder entertainment as we know it.

Off-Air Antennas and an Alignment

It was usually acceptable to align an off-air antenna for NTSC analog signals by simply looking at the screen while someone moved the antenna for best picture and minimum "ghosting". Unfortunately, this technique will not work for DTV.

Why Game Consoles Aren't Just For Kids Anymore

Sure, stand-alone DVD, HD and even Digital Video Recorder devices represent phenomenal advances in technology. However, they're also limited in their scope and sheer features, unlike today's newest gaming consoles.

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