September 2012

CEDIA Expo Report: MoCA Booth Tour

Everyone loves MoCA. Cable, satellite, even computer folks. If you’re not familiar with MoCA networking, it’s the art of sending computer data over a coaxial cable in such a way that it doesn’t interfere with your…


CEDIA Expo Report: DIRECTV Booth Tour

DIRECTV was definitely “in the house” at CEDIA Expo 2012. They brought a whole-home setup completely wired for RVU, and a full complement of new equipment designed for the satellite TV connoisseur. Let’s take a walk…




A la Carte – Has the Time Finally Come?

A la carte programming. Everyone talks about it. What if you could pay for only the channels you actually watched, or even just the programs you actually watched? Most people watch only about 10% of the…


CEDIA Expo Report: Sony 84″ 4K TV

The CEDIA Expo is the go-to location for people who cater to the rich and famous. If you want the best of the best, you hire a CEDIA member to build you an enviable home theater….


CEDIA Day 1 Report

It’s show day here at CEDIA Expo in Indianapolis. I’ve been busy, and as usual hotel internet speeds aren’t going to be much help, but I thought I’d share some of the highlights. Fresh off the…



HD-BLADE vs. Paperclip … who wins?

When I tested the HD-BLADE covered with foil, I got several comments. Even though I tested the cable all by itself, it was suggested that to do it right I might use a paper clip as…