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John Sciacca

John Sciacca

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

  • Day and Date: How Much for Video’s Holy Grail?

    October 20, 2016

    Watching first-run, Hollywood movies in your home the day they come out is pretty much the dream of true home theater ownership. But, if you’re a law-abiding citizen, and care anything about quality, then this has remained a dream for most.

  • Putting Things in Perspective: Living Through Hurricane Matthew

    October 12, 2016

    My family and I just rode out Hurricane Matthew. (If you didn’t know, we live in Myrtle Beach, SC.) By most tracks, the storm was supposed to kind of pinball off the coast below us and then veer off out to the ocean as it gradually lost power. 

  • 5 Reasons Why Alexa is the Real Deal

    October 04, 2016

    Before CEDIA, I could have cared less about Amazon’s Alexa. It just seemed like a $179 toy that I had no interest in. Alexa was packed with some handy features, sure, but it didn’t offer anything that I didn’t already have in phone. So why is Amazon’s Alexa the breakthrough product that is finally going make voice control viable?

  • Client-Induced Stress: Our Industry’s Silent (Joy) Killer

    September 29, 2016

    On the surface, when you think about this industry and what we do, our days should really be filled with fun and smiles. But there’s often a lot of money involved in the projects we work on, and with money comes expectation—whether real or imagined—and when those “expectations” somehow aren’t met, there comes some form of conflict.

  • My Top 10 CEDIA 2016 Standouts

    September 22, 2016

    Whether you came to Dallas looking to be educated, wanting to find out the latest in networking, explore advances in home theater, stay on the cutting edge of automation, or see what was new in audio distribution, CEDIA had plenty to offer everyone.

  • Movies at Home: Oh, How Far We’ve Come!

    September 12, 2016

    On the eve of CEDIA, where I’m sure we’ll see the continued evolution of the home viewing experience, that comment along with Kaleidescape’s recent temporary hiatus from business, made me think just how far we’ve come in enjoying movies at home.

  • They’re Back! Meet the ‘New’ Kaleidescape

    September 09, 2016

    Three weeks ago today, movie server pioneer Kaleidescape abruptly shut its doors. In a lengthy interview with company co-founder and CEO, Cheena Srinivasan, he told me that “the company had exhausted its financial resources, and attempts to raise capital didn’t materialize in a timely manner to extend the runway to deal with the transition and volume ramp up to new products.”

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