By Todd Anthony Puma April 29, 2015
It’s the nature of the beast in our industry; there are going to be slow periods. Project flow is a challenge to manage, especially as jobs get pushed back for reasons beyond our control. I’ve been using the downtime productively both for myself and for my team and I thought it might be helpful to share.
By John Sciacca April 28, 2015
I recently had a phone call where the customer’s opening line was, “My system is broken; nothing is working.” So I followed up with, “What do you mean nothing is working?”
By Heather L. Sidorowicz April 23, 2015
When you are bidding against another company you might (and probably have to) sacrifice your morals just to have the lowest price. But what does that underbidding actually cost?
By Todd Anthony Puma April 22, 2015
When it comes to my business and our industry, there are different issues that can keep me awake at night. I want to share a few examples of these, and offer my strategies for coping with them.
By John Sciacca April 21, 2015
If you have any geek cred whatsoever, then you have already watched the new Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens
trailer several times. And if you’re anything like me, you got chills at the end when Han uttered those three words: “Chewie, we’re home.”
By BJ Carty April 21, 2015
Close to 400 people attended the third annual Pacific North West Consumer Electronics Expo 2015 (PNWCEE) in Bellevue, WA in April.
By Todd Anthony Puma April 15, 2015
Over the 10 years that I’ve owned The Source Home Theater, I have gone through many different brands across almost every product line. I have now narrowed down my “shopping list” to the brands I know work for me and my clients day in and day out.
By John Sciacca April 14, 2015
While it might be a while before we can enjoy the benefits of true Ultra HD broadcasts – or even 4K Blu-ray discs – for now The Masters proved to me that upconverted 1080p content can be a beautiful thing in and of itself.
By Michael Heiss April 13, 2015
When DTS first announced its DTS:X format suite at CES, the details were a bit scarce. An "unveiling" at DTS's headquarters last week makes it a bit easier to plan for home theater systems that are designed to accommodate object-based and immersive audio for not just Dolby Atmos and Auro3D, but now for DTS:X as well.
By Matt D. Scott April 09, 2015
Today, we as a community mourn the loss of one of our industry's great innovators and visionaries. With the passing of Dr. Joel Spira, it seems like a little bit of light has left us.