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A Case for CableCARD

HD CableCARD tuners are becoming readily available. These credit card-sized products can be inserted into CableCARD-ready HDTVs, Series 3 TiVOs, and even some of...

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Open House

Theres a beta fish named Logo living in the art department of this magazines midtown Manhattan office. If there was ever a metaphor for...

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Your Best and Brightest

A few years ago, in preparation for a CEDIA Regional event coming to my territory, I spent a fair amount of time on behalf...

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Facing the Video Question

I call it the disposable projector ploy. Two years ago, one of my employees bought a very nice 1280×720 video projector. Last year, he...

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Racing Against Time

Whenever I talk shop with someone in the installation business, they always mention that they just dont have enough time. This constant stress is...

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Your Strategy

Love him or hate him, Robert Moses is considered one of the greatest urban planners of the 20th century. The master builder was instrumental...

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House Rules

A Closer Look at the Evolving Relationship Between Production Home Builders and Custom Integrators

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A Lifestyle Business

Do you run a growing, thriving company, or have you become a lifestyle business? Dont know what I mean? According to 2007 CEDIA Management...

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Getting Your Gear Together

You may believe that the rooms you design sound very good, but unless you consider all of the technical variables for your system, you...

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Super Bowl Live

Pre-Game Coverage: As I begin this column, Im sitting in the American Airlines terminal at New Yorks Kennedy Airport waiting to board my flight...

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Converging Fields of Interest

Last year, I asserted that convergence in our industry had become a collision. Reflecting on the experiences of this years Consumer Electronics Show (CES),...

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Customizing Home Theater

Last month, I began a series on delivering a high-quality home theater experience through custom installation. In that first installment, I talked about how...

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Windows New OS is Ideal

A lot of press has been given to the new and enhanced features of the upgraded Microsoft Vista operating system due out later this...

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Time to Take Stock

Happy New Year! Congratulations on making it through the craziest, busiest installation season of the year. Hopefully, January is a brief pause for you...

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Trade Partners

System Integrators are Learning to Collaborate with Architects, Builders, and Interior Designers

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Wider Appeal

As a custom installation professional, do you ever get the feeling that youre being used? For instance, isnt it your company that manufacturers call...

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Your Market Ambassadors

This year is providing us all with a blast of change, challenge, and new opportunity. This months column follows my return from the 16th...

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Photos Come Alive

Over the years I have carefully watched product introductions in the digital picture frame product category. I always thought this type of product would...

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When Experience Pays

If youve been around custom home theater long, youve probably heard someone say that you should be in the business of delivering a home...

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Following Protocol

Broadband Has Expanded the Potential of Home Systems, But There are More Networking Challenges on the Horizon

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Glue That Binds

Do you have a competitor who consistently gives you trouble even though you know that youre better? Whats your sales pitch? How do you...

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All Subbed Out

Many readers will consider this sacrilege, but I have decided to do something extreme. Im going to unplug my subwoofer and put it in...

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Through a Quiet Window

I have a tradition every year at CEDIA EXPO. At some point during the show, I find a quiet corner (an increasingly difficult task)...

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