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Forum: Community News & Polls   02-04-2013, 08:08 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,277
Posted By Bob Hetherington
Siri Home Automation Integration from Start to...

Siri Home Automation Integration from Start to Finish
Author - Mark Anderson
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Forum: Community News & Polls   07-20-2012, 08:45 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,244
Posted By Bob Hetherington
Can a $35 PC really run a full blown HD Media...

Can a $35 PC really run a full blown HD Media Center?
Author - Mark Anderson, HomeToys

A UK-based project to produce a computer that any student can afford has got the Home Theater PC (HTPC)...
Forum: Community News & Polls   06-14-2012, 09:34 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 2,383
Posted By Bob Hetherington
by Mark Anderson The WAF (Wife Acceptance...

by Mark Anderson

The WAF (Wife Acceptance Factor) on large, flat screen TV’s can generally be improved with more aesthetic placement of said purchase. Unfortunately, this often entails a...
Forum: Community News & Polls   05-31-2012, 11:29 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,039
Posted By Bob Hetherington
When the iPhone Makes a Perfect TV Remote? ...

When the iPhone Makes a Perfect TV Remote?
Author - Mark Anderson

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I'll start off by saying that I agree 110% with the article from...
Forum: Community News & Polls   05-18-2012, 09:58 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 13,270
Posted By Bob Hetherington
Beyond Blu-ray Author - Mark Anderson ...

Beyond Blu-ray
Author - Mark Anderson


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It seems like only yesterday that I breathed a sigh of relief at the end of the HD format wars....
Forum: Community News & Polls   05-18-2012, 09:50 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 8,135
Posted By Bob Hetherington
4K Resolution - The New Frontier in Home Theater...

4K Resolution - The New Frontier in Home Theater & Media Rooms
Author - Josh Christian

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You may have heard about "4K" video resolution being...
Forum: Community News & Polls   05-08-2012, 08:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,092
Posted By Bob Hetherington
Demystifying Wi-Fi Roaming: What You Need to...

Demystifying Wi-Fi Roaming: What You Need to Know to Avoid Costly Mistakes
Author - Clark Roundy

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Building a Wi-Fi network that delivers...
Forum: Community News & Polls   04-20-2012, 09:09 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,844
Posted By Bob Hetherington
Cooling the (almost) impossible enclosure ...

Cooling the (almost) impossible enclosure
Frank Federman

The installer will, more often than he would like, run into a home theater installation in a cabinet that seems impossible to cool....
Forum: Community News & Polls   04-18-2012, 03:58 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 2,788
Posted By Bob Hetherington
Warpia TV Review Mark Anderson ...

Warpia TV Review
Mark Anderson

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There are a number of WirelessHD streaming players on the market. I unleashed the WarpiaTV Wireless...
Forum: Community News & Polls   04-04-2012, 03:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 6,709
Posted By Bob Hetherington
Mirage MMS-2 Media Server Review Mark Anderson...

Mirage MMS-2 Media Server Review
Mark Anderson

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There's a good chance you may not have heard of Autonomic Controls...
Forum: Community News & Polls   03-29-2012, 09:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 6,360
Posted By Bob Hetherington
QDEF - A Stepping Stone or Alternative to OLED? ...

QDEF - A Stepping Stone or Alternative to OLED?
Interview with Jeff Yurek - Nanosys Inc

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QDEF is a new kind of backlight technology that's...
Forum: Community News & Polls   03-09-2012, 10:49 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,791
Posted By Bob Hetherington
Divergence of Content and Display Technology ...

Divergence of Content and Display Technology
Author - Mark Anderson

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Current and emerging TV technologies have the capability to display a...
Forum: Community News & Polls   02-23-2012, 04:43 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 28,163
Posted By Bob Hetherington
Thanks, I put in the wrong link. Fixed now. ...

Thanks, I put in the wrong link. Fixed now.

Bob
Forum: Community News & Polls   02-23-2012, 04:03 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 28,163
Posted By Bob Hetherington
Is Windows Media Center Alive? Author - Mark...

Is Windows Media Center Alive?
Author - Mark Anderson

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Windows Media Center is one of the best and most underrated products produced...
Forum: Community News & Polls   02-07-2012, 12:30 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 3,457
Posted By Bob Hetherington
2012 will be the year of Home Automation ...

2012 will be the year of Home Automation
Author - Mark Anderson

I know what you're thinking: another year of X prediction that has as much chance of coming to fruition as I have of winning the...
Forum: Community News & Polls   02-06-2012, 02:56 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 11,493
Posted By Bob Hetherington
Is the Japanese TV Business Facing Extinction? ...

Is the Japanese TV Business Facing Extinction?

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You would be forgiven for thinking that TV manufacturers were doing pretty well. After all, for...
Forum: Community News & Polls   02-01-2012, 11:43 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 17,953
Posted By Bob Hetherington
A Year Without Cable TV Author - Mark Anderson...

A Year Without Cable TV
Author - Mark Anderson

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A little over a year ago, I went cold turkey with Cable. I had literally...
Forum: Community News & Polls   01-06-2012, 11:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,721
Posted By Bob Hetherington
Residential Power Monitoring Author - Mark...

Residential Power Monitoring
Author - Mark Anderson

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Living with soaring fuel prices, a difficult economy, and the emerging Smart...
Forum: Community News & Polls   12-01-2011, 09:41 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 18,650
Posted By Bob Hetherington
Using the Kindle Fire as a Home Automation...

Using the Kindle Fire as a Home Automation Touchscreen
Author - Mark Anderson

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Ever since I saw the first homes with...
Forum: Community News & Polls   11-02-2011, 03:31 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 3,002
Posted By Bob Hetherington
Control Protocol Design A Guide for...

Control Protocol Design
A Guide for Controllable Hardware Manufacturers
Author: Dean Roddey

This document is for developers of hardware devices which are intended for external control by...
Forum: Community News & Polls   10-11-2011, 12:13 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 15,038
Posted By Bob Hetherington
Home Surround Sound vs Movie Surround Sound ...

Home Surround Sound vs Movie Surround Sound
What's the Difference?
Contributed by Axiom Audio

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Movie theaters are compelled to use big...
Forum: Community News & Polls   10-04-2011, 08:17 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,264
Posted By Bob Hetherington
HDMI: Extension, Distribution and Switching via...

HDMI: Extension, Distribution and Switching via Cat5e/6
Author - Jeffrey Herman, Muxlab

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Structured cabling plays a major role in...
Forum: Community News & Polls   09-05-2011, 01:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 10,078
Posted By Bob Hetherington
How to Build Your Own Home Theater - Part 2 -...

How to Build Your Own Home Theater - Part 2 - The Projector
Author - Len Calderone

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This is the 2nd of a 4 part series that...
Forum: Community News & Polls   08-26-2011, 09:51 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 24,648
Posted By Bob Hetherington
How to Build Your Own Home Theater - Part 1 of 4...

How to Build Your Own Home Theater - Part 1 of 4
Author - Len Calderone

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This is the first of a 4 part series that will walk...
Forum: Community News & Polls   08-25-2011, 07:53 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,509
Posted By Bob Hetherington
Rescue Audio - Part 3 - Cleaning and touch-up ...

Rescue Audio - Part 3 - Cleaning and touch-up
Final Article in the series
Author - Mark Cerasuolo

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I did not say restoration,...
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