Home Theater

Audio Desk Trimmer Trims, Improves Sound?!

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Audiophiles, some of the least financially responsible people in the world, have come up with yet another way to waste their money in the name of sound.  According to Audiophiles, a slight imbalance in the force the weighting of a CD can induce distortions, “laser scatter”, and the terror that is digital noise.  The poorly-named [...]

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Direct TV to Offer 1080p Content?

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When 1080p TVs started rolling out a few years ago, “experts” were claiming that 1080p content was several years away from being widely available over cable or satellite.  It seems like they were correct to some degree, but Direct TV and Dish Network are now starting to beta test “On Demand” 1080p video content (mostly [...]

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iCinema Puts You In The Movie, Use At Own Risk

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iCinema is a new way of viewing movies. 360 degrees of picture, interactivity, and action. It can also project into a dome-shaped screen to cover your peripheral vision. iCinema is a fully immersed virtual environment simulator and interactive control system. iCinema leverages new film techniques to create content, world class software development to support real [...]

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Inferno Speaker Causes Pain, Is Bad for Home Theater

Thumbnail image for Inferno Speaker Causes Pain, Is Bad for Home Theater February 13, 2008

The Inferno Speaker is the newest toy of the US Government in non-lethal torture devices defense measures.  This “Sonic Barrier” generates four different frequencies of sound which range between 2 and 5 KHz, and is no louder than 120db (not quite as loud as a “rock concert”).  The effects of this device are, according to [...]

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JVC’s Surround Sound Cubes Make Noise

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JVC has just unleashed the SP-A440 Surround Sound Simulators upon an unsuspecting Japan.  It seems that these boxy little bastards are causing mass confusion among the general population.  There are only two speakers, yet they sound nothing exactly like more expensive, space-consuming surround sound systems.  Each of the two speakers house a pair of 1.3 [...]

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Kaossilator Makes Noises, Lets you Touch it

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The Kaossilator Touchpad Synthesizer is a touch-based music synthesizer now available over at thinkgeek. The Kaossilator allows you to move your finger left-to-right to change the pitch of the note, and up and down to change the sound that is being made. It also doubles as a drum-synthesizer for creation of some psychedelic beats to [...]

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Sharp Aquos X-Series is Sharp

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Only figuratively. But one step closer to being true. With a thickness of only 3.44cm (world’s thinnest to date), we are getting closer to making some very pointy TVs. Apple has already shown us we can get there with laptops. The deadly force of home electronics is growing exponentially with every new innovation. The X-Series [...]

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Sony Shrinks Laser, Rick Moranis: “No Comment”

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Sony is reporting that they have managed to shrink the BluRay laser down to 3 mm. thick units. This will allow for thinner drive bays (to be installed more easily into laptops), and hopefully cheaper players in the near future. BluRay lasers are becoming easier to manufacture at large-scale, and are now able to read [...]

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