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John Sciacca

John Sciacca

John Sciacca is one of the principals of Custom Theater and Audio in Myrtle Beach, SC.

  • Core Brands Helps Dealers Combat Internet Sales

    July 29, 2015

    Until Core Brands' new online intellectual property protection program is better established, the company's entire sales team is empowered to step in and make a proactive decision to save a sale and to offer dealers the ability to make the same margin percentage they would if they sold it normally.

  • Surviving Manufacturer Breakups

    July 21, 2015

    In business as in love, sometimes there comes a point in a relationship when you know that it is just no longer working out any more, and it is time to move on.

  • Jupiter Ascending: Solid Dolby Atmos Effects in a Bad Movie

    July 14, 2015

    With each Atmos viewing, I continue being impressed with how immersive this new format is. Today I listen to Jupiter Ascending, the Wachoswki, umm, no-longer-brothers follow-up to the disappointing but mind-bending graphics and colors of Speed Racer, which was the follow-up to the mostly amazing Matrix-trilogy.

  • Five Reasons You Should Offer Sonos

    July 08, 2015

    Sonos will bring customers into your store—both new ones and existing ones. And every opportunity that you have to make a customer impression is a chance to show them something new.

  • Hey Sony, How about a Little Something for the Effort?

    July 01, 2015

    My business partner and I were very frustrated with the current inventory situation for several Sony 4K televisions. And if you are a Sony dealer, then I’m sure you’ll understand what I’m talking about. The reply he received from the company’s VP of audio/video specialty/custom integration, Frank Sterns, goes a long way toward alleviating that frustration.

  • With HDCP 2.2, There’s More HDMI to Love… Or Hate

    June 23, 2015

    Unfortunately the whole HDCP 2.2 thing is looming out on the horizon for all of our jobs, a little like a mega asteroid off in some distant part of the galaxy. It’s an asteroid that is slowly spinning and rotating its way toward us in an inevitable death orbit that the guys down at Arecibo just know is gonna plow into the planet…someday.

  • The Ways I Troubleshoot Netflix Service Problems

    June 17, 2015

    Our number-one troubleshooting issue used to be “my cable TV isn’t working,” and then “my internet isn’t working.” Now it is quickly transitioning to “my Netflix isn’t working.”

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