Editorials




Will HDMI soon be the only choice?

It’s the most common connection for TVs and it’s almost as popular for computers. But is it the best choice? HDMI’s history has been one of compromises and confusion, but today it’s everywhere and most of the time…


EDITORIAL: Surface RT — bag of suck?

When the original iPad came out, I said, “pass.” Not enough productivity for me. No Flash animations, no printer support, no front-facing camera. In fact, I thought it would be a total turkey. Well, I admit…



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…



Is This the Tipping Point for Cable TV?

The Tipping Point. It’s the subject of an excellent book by Malcolm Gladwell. He talks about the tiny little changes that cause an idea to go viral, a social change to occur, or a product to succeed. The…



How Big Should a TV Be?

What’s the ultimate in TV? I mean, we all agree that we want a huge TV, right? Who wouldn’t? Isn’t that what life’s about? We want our TVs to be somewhere between the viewscreen on the…


HITEC 2012 Wrap Up

As I sit in the airport waiting for a flight home, I’ve had some thoughts about HITEC 2012 that I thought I would share. I think the show was a success… There were plenty of…