John Sciacca is one of the principals of Custom Theater and Audio in Myrtle Beach, SC.
As a movie lover, I always try to watch the Academy Award winning movies for Best Cinematography and Best Sound Mixing as they often look and sound terrific in a well-designed home theater, and can make for terrific demo material. While this post is a bit late in coming, I recently re-watched the recent winning films a couple of times and thought I would share some highlig...
I participated in the AV Nation ResiWeek podcast this week, and while chatting with the other guests about my recent blog post about freight charges eating up profits, it became clear that there was a real business model difference between those of us that owned a showroom and tho...
What goes up must always come down, unless the thing that went up is a price increase. Once vendors get consumers used to paying a higher price for something, they rarely bring prices back down, even if the supposed factor that caused the price increase happens to reverse course. Case in point: freight charges.
When something that’s been installed for years fails and the manufacturer no longer supports it, and there is no similar replacement, you can run into an awkward conversation with the customer. And short of magical foresight, there's not much you can do to avoid that.
Preparing for the imminent release of Luc Besson’s latest film, Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (releases theatrically July 21), Sony Pictures Home Entertainment today re-released two of the director’s seminal classics in Ultra HD Blu-ray, The Fifth Element and Leon: The Professional.
We’ve posted ads at the local technical college, posted on the job board at Craigslist, and had “NOW HIRING EXPERIENCED TECH” on the marquee in front of our store for a couple of months. The total number of applicants that have come in from these attempts? Zero.
We all know our systems are heavily reliant on third parties to deliver primary services to the home like cable/satellite, telephone, and internet. And for the most part, we and our customers live in a kind of detente with these service providers. But what do you do when these must-have third-party systems start derailing and crashing your customer’s confidence in the work you’ve done?
When I started boiling it down in my head, there are really five major things that have had a massive sea change and lasting impact on our industry; technological changes that caused complete shifts in the way the industry worked then, and still work to this day.
Unfortunately, outside of just a few pay-per-view movies, or the occasional special broadcast, the answer remains “no” when it comes to 4K broadcasting. But you know what you can watch right now on those new 4K TVs? Ultra HD Blu-ray Discs! But you know what the price is of another new disc format…? Disc bloat.
If we could Franken-create the perfect customer that we would like to do business with, what attributes would they have? I think these 10 traits basically nail the ideal client.
The full BP900 speaker family
BP9060 Bipolar Tower Speaker
A close up of the base of Definitive Technology’s BP9060 and its height-channel module
The iconic Definitive Technology logo.
Looking down at the Definitive Technology BP9060 Bipolar Tower Speaker
An example of the BP9060 speaker towers at home.
The CS9080 component center channel speaker
The back panel of the CS9080
A width up shot of the CS9080
The A90 component height modules
The A90 height module integrated with the BP9060 tower speaker
VH1 Orders Season Three of ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars’
Netflix Picks Up Second Season of ‘Friends From College’
How Long Will YouTube TV Be Priced at a Loss?
Hall Research Debuts Programmable Keypad for Control over IP
ViA Remote Codec from Tieline
BREAKING: ConvergeOne Acquires SPS
Review: Fishman SA330X PA
Isaac Streamlines with Red 8Pro
Review: PreSonus StudioLive AI PA
Haier’s Kevin Dexter To Run Fisher & Paykel, Monogram Brands
Find the financing solution provider that understands your business needs
Monster Builds In Voice Control To Its Headphones With MonsterTalk