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What I'm Looking Forward to at CEDIA 2014

Posted on July 11, 2014 at 3:00 PM Comments comments (0)

With CEDIA EXPO just two short months away, it’s time to start getting excited for this annual spectacle custom installers have come to know and love.


This will by my 16th EXPO and far from familiarity breeding contempt, I think I actually come to look forward to the show a little more each year.


And having been to EXPO in New Orleans, Atlanta, Indy, and Minneapolis, I can definitively say th...

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Better Than a Concert Hall or Movie Theater

Posted on June 25, 2014 at 12:35 AM Comments comments (0)

We routinely send out letters to prospective clients introducing our company and the services we offer, and one of the lines in that letter says, “Whether you are interested in concert hall sound or movie theater video...” I came up with that line, and I used to love it, as it created a visual that everyone could relate to. But now as I’ve gotten a bit older and gone to several concerts and movies, I’ve come to realize that this visual might NOT be the e...

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Stick it to the Man and Surf the Web Better!

Posted on June 18, 2014 at 11:10 AM Comments comments (1)

Because you are currently reading this, I’m going to make three assumptions…


1) You have fine taste in A/V writers.


2) You are currently alive.


3) You have a barely concealed disdain for your Internet Service Provider and would like to pay them as little as possible while retaining the maximum surfing speeds.


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How to Sell Garbage Disposals and A/V Like a BOSS

Posted on June 18, 2014 at 12:50 AM Comments comments (0)

Recently I found myself in need of a new garbage disposal, in-sink grinder thing for our kitchen. Our previous one had failed in a spectacular fashion, with a hole that blew through the side of it, spewing tons of water out of it when we ran our dishwasher. Like most disposals, ours was located in a cabinet under our kitchen sink, so we didn’t noticed the mini-flood until it filled the cabinet with water and then it overflowed out all over the kitchen floor.

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Kaleidescape and DVD CCA Settle 10-year Lawsuit

Posted on June 5, 2014 at 10:05 AM Comments comments (1)

What does this mean for Kaleidescape? Q and A with company founders


On June 2, Judge William Monahan of the Superior Court of California approved an agreement between the DVD Copy Control Association (DVD CCA) and Kaleidescape to end the decade-long litigation.


At the crux of the lawsuit, the DVD CCA alleged that because Kaleidescape allowed users to play copied content without requir...

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