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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 John Sciacca April 01, 2015
To really experience what the overhead Atmos speakers add to a film, I watched Gravity with the main 7-channel floor amplifier turned off, leaving just the four in-ceiling Atmos speakers playing.
By John Sciacca April 01, 2015
I’ll admit it…I’m a huge Katniss fan. I read the books and have loved all three of the movies. In fact, the Hunger Games series is one of the few franchises able to get me to leave the booze-filled comforts of my own home theater to venture out to the commercial cinema.
By John Sciacca March 26, 2015
For our 20th wedding anniversary, my wife wanted to go somewhere and stay at a hotel where “Comfort,” “Sleep,” or “Econo” weren’t in the title. From this experience, I learned that if you develop and foster relationships, you’ll likely earn customers for life.
By John Sciacca March 17, 2015
This past weekend my family went to a religious convention with about 2,200 other people with a pair of large projection screens flanking the stage. The speaker stood in front of a relatively neutral background that, looking at it “live," was clearly some shade of gray.
By John Sciacca March 05, 2015
Since Apple products tend to have a profound impact on our industry, I reached out to a variety of integrators and manufacturers and asked what they would like to see in the upcoming Apple Watch and to share some of their hopes, concerns, and expectations.
By John Sciacca February 25, 2015
My job role has changed a fair bit since I started out as an installer back in 1998. Back then, my job was much more physical. These days, I spend a lot more time meeting customers in the shop or in front of a computer doing the daily “business” side of things.
By John Sciacca February 18, 2015
It has been almost three months since we outfitted our showroom’s theater with a Dolby Atmos system and I’ve somehow managed to get myself on Dolby’s list of Atmos reviewers, and have been receiving every Atmos Blu-ray disc that has been released.
By John Sciacca February 10, 2015
There’s no question that the best form of advertising is via word of mouth. But while these kinds of referrals are great — and practically result in slam-dunk sales — they are fairly limited.
By John Sciacca February 03, 2015
HDCP. Have there ever been four letters that have caused a larger collective shudder from custom integrators everywhere? It works, it doesn’t work, it works again. Often there is no rhyme, reason or understanding as to why.

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