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Links to different products that I have reviewed.

An exclusive look at the PRIMA Cinema system which lets you watch first-run Hollywood films in the comfort of your own home!

Ever wonder what pre-amp and amp combo I use in my own theater? It's these two. And they sound frickin' amazing! Great dynamics, amazing surround, and the ability to go to 11!

Want to take your home theater to an 11? Add a D-BOX motion platform! I guarantee that movies will *never* again be the same!

I take a look -- and listen! -- to Martin Logan's high-end foray into the soundbar market. Verdict: Impressive!

DISH Network housewide DVR system may very well reinvent the way that you watch TV. With 3 HD tuners and 2 TB of storage, this might be the last DVR you'll ever need!

The latest additions to Control4's automation system. These new controllers feature more power and HDMI outputs. Plus you can do video intercom on the color touchscreens. Tres cool.

This plays high-res audio and sounds every bit as good as it looks. Which is awfully good.

Yes. It's true. This is the mount that punched me in the face and sent me to the doctor. But, I hold no animus towards it. It's still a revolutionary step in TV mounting technology.

Want to impress the crap out of your friends and family? Get motorized shades. That you can retrofit into any home. Cause they run on battery power. And tie-in to your automation system. The Awesome!

Combine a great sounding speaker, with a built-in amplifier and Apple AirPort and you've got the makings for one cool, entertainment hub!

Why would you consider buying a dedicated music server? Read about this and maybe you'll understand.

Two ways -- wired and wireless -- to get HDMI from your source to your display.

A combo -- especially DAC -- that performs nothing short of sonic magic!

johnsciacca.webs.com/apps/blog/show/7726427-exclusive-hands-on-review-kaleidescape-s-m700-disc-vault

My exclusive hands-on review on Kaleidescape's new 300 disc combo vault/player!

A minimalist listening dream! This combo gives amazing audio performance in a teeny-tiny footprint!

OK. TV mounts are rarely cool. But, this one is! Trust me. If you have a TV that needs to go in a slightly off-center location, this could be the *perfect* solution!

After great skepticism of the whole "3d thing" I spend a whole day with Runco's double-stack projector solution...

Industrial grade surge protection at the panel level. Probably one of the most surefire surge elimination systems on the market.

Lexicon's new 8-channel, digital power amplifier proves big things can come in tiny packages!

The first product collaboration following the Meridian-Sooloos purchase. And even sweeter music server!

A review of Audyssey's professional calibration suite for maximizing your room's sonic performance.

 Kaleidescape Modular Disc Vault

www.resmagonline.com/article/52462.aspx


The missing link in the Kaleidescape Blu-ray streaming chain is no longer missing. I give the Disc Vault a thorough vetting...

 Disney WOW! System Optimization Disc

www.resmagonline.com/article/51686.aspx


I take a thorough look at the new Disney WOW! Blu-ray for system calibration. Is it a "Wow!" or a "Whoa!"?

Panamax BlueBOLT IP enabled surge

www.resmagonline.com/article/50416.aspx


Why would you ned to have IP control over your surge protector? Why indeed!

Olive 4HD Music Server

www.soundandvisionmag.com/2010/08/olive-4hd-music-server


A relatively inexpensive, audiophile music server that can support 96/24 high res music files.

Yamaha YID-W10 Wireless iPod Dock

www.resmagonline.com/article/50424.aspx


Yamaha's YID-W10 is one of the coolest accessories to come along for the iPod

Lutron RadioRA2

www.resmagonline.com/article/49106.aspx


Lutron's brand new wireless, lighting control system, RadioRA2

NuVo Renovia Distributed Audio System

www.resmagonline.com/article/48630.aspx


NuVo's powerline audio distribution system, with a name that sounds like a skin regenerator!

 Russound Collage Powerline Audio System

www.resmagonline.com/article/41760.aspx


My review of Russound's new housewide audio system distributed over your home's existing electrical cabling.

Sony 400-Disc Blu-ray Changer

www.soundandvisionmag.com/article/sony-bdp-cx7000es-blu-ray-disc-changer


A detailed review of Sony's latest ES-Series 400-Disc Blu-ray Changer.

 Sunfire TGM100

www.soundandvisionmag.com/article/sunfire-tgm-100


Sunfire's entry into the movie/music server category.

Linksys by Cisco Wireless Music System

www.soundandvisionmag.com/article/linksys-cisco


Linksys by Cisco's Premier Wireless Audio kit for distributing music around your home.

Sonos 150 Bundle

www.soundandvisionmag.com/article/sonos-bundle-150-wireless-multiroom-music-system


The Sonos 150 music bundle might be one of the most powerful DIY music systems ever!

Custom Installer Columns

Links to my monthly "The Custom Installer" column.

Maximizing Your System

www.soundandvisionmag.com/article/6-cost-saving-tips-maximize-your-home-theater


6 Tips for getting the most out of your current system with spending little or no money.

Showing Your Cards

www.soundandvisionmag.com/blog/2008/12/03/showing-your-cards


Sharing your budget can help your system designer get the best system for your buck.

Ultimate Media Center Install

www.soundandvisionmag.com/blog/2008/09/12/microsoft-achieves-complete-home-domination


Why Microsoft's Media Center can be the hub of your A/V and automation system.

Cat5 - Miracle wire?

www.soundandvisionmag.com/article/custom-installer-little-cable-can


All the handy-dandy things that you can do with a $.20 cent a foot piece of Cat5 wire.

Ways to Hide Your Sub

www.soundandvisionmag.com/article/7-ways-hide-your-subwoofer


Nobody likes that big, black, bass cube. Here's some tips on hiding it!

 The Art of the Demo

www.soundandvisionmag.com/article/custom-installer-lost-art-demo


Many stores are losing the fine art of giving a killer demo.

 Put it There!

www.soundandvisionmag.com/article/custom-installer-put-it-there


Finding the right cabinetry for your A/V gear can make all the difference.

 Are You Ready to Retrofit?

www.soundandvisionmag.com/article/custom-installer-are-you-ready-retrofit


Retrofitting new technology into an existing home can be tough. These are some things an installer will look at.

 Keep It Moving

www.soundandvisionmag.com/article/custom-installer-keep-it-moving


A project manager can insure that your job goes smoothly.

Feature Stories

Links to feature stories that I have written.