Sunday, February 25, 2018

Setting up a 4.1 Architectural Home Theater in Dual-Use Family Room

My house can't accommodate a dedicated home theater and media room.  So, I'm in the position of trying to fit my equipment into existing...

How to dump Cable and finding another solution for TV programming

Like many of you, I cringe every time the cable TV bill arrives.  Even with a triple play discount, the costs for cable are...

Subwoofer Equalization

I came across this great podcast segment with Kevin Voecks from Revel about subwoofer equalization and placement. It's absolutely amazing what subtle placement...

How to access streaming services once you cut the cord on cable (Part 3)

  In Part 1 of this series, we covered how to get basic programming once you get off cable. ┬áIn part 2 of this series...

Converting FLAC to Apple Lossless for iTunes Playback

I previously gave an overview of the best sites for audiophiles to download high-res digital music.  However, some audiophile digital recordings come in FLAC...

Blind Audio Testing: The Scientific Truth Behind the Myth

Audiophiles frequently discuss "blind testing".  In some people's opinion, doing a "blind test" is the only way to test whether or not one audio...

The Importance of Calibration: Essential HDTV Calibration Tools

Calibration pattern to set your display's contrast courtesy of Spears and Munsil Blu-ray 2nd Edition With my old LCD TV failed, I decided to...

Cutting the cord on cable

  Last year, I started an article on "How to Dump Cable or Pay TV and Get TV Programming to Save Money" as part of...

Found some info on using my Mac as a DVR

From what I'm seeing there are some pretty descent solutions. I keep seeing Elgato Systems' EyeTV tuners coming up again and again. There's a...

How to find Speaker and Data Wires in your Walls

A friend of mine recently bought a new house.  He was excited because the previous owners had wired the entire house with speaker wiring...

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