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AVWeek Podcast Episode 91: Theoretically

This episode of AVWeek sees host Tim Albright joined by guests Kelly Perkins from Vaddio, Dr. Yoram Solomon of Interphase Corporation, Craig MacCormack from Commercial Integrator, and Chris Neto of AV Helpdesk and Red Band. This week, the panel discusses InfoComm. As the association updates the CTS (Certified Technology Specialist) exam, should current CTS holders re-take more »

AVWeek Podcast Episode 90: Is 4 Good Better Than Too Good?

On this episode of the AVWeek Podcast, guests Brad Grimes from InfoComm International, Brock McGinnis of Westbury National Show Systems, Joe Andrulis from AMX, and Stephen McKay of IAVI join host Tim Albright. The group discusses the brand new home control company TiO (Turn It On), as well as Intel’s new 4K media box, and more »

AVWeek Podcast Episode 89: Back to Work

On this episode of AVWeek, Betsy Jaffe from InfoComm International, Nic Scott of Crestron, Dawn Meade from Net-AV, and Bill Brown of BD Brown Communications join host Tim Albright. The group discusses how aware the public is of HDBaseT, the video distribution system that carries high-definition HDMI audio and video, as well as control signals, more »


Review: Klipsch Image One Bluetooth Headphones

I recently got fed up with how much noise my headphone cable was making whenever it touched my collar. It’s such a small thing, really, but once you start to think about those kind of things, they only get more annoying by the second, like the sound of air whistling its way into your HVAC more »

AVWeek Podcast Episode 85: Rabbit Trail

A new episode of AVWeek is online for your listening pleasure. This session’s guests are Paul Depperschmidt from Cisco Systems, Steve Greenblatt of Control Concepts, and George Tucker from World Stage. As usual, the guests join host Tim Albright to discuss all the goings-on the world of AV this week, including Sony consolidating its Asian and Japanese units, more »

AVWeek Podcast Episode 84: The New Wire Is Air

Guests Dawn Meade from Net-AV and Michael Braithwaite of Clear One join host Tim Albright on this episode of the AVWeek podcast. The panel talks about some new monster TVs: Samsung’s $40,000 UHD TV and LG’s 100-inch laser TV. They also discuss all of the different companies getting into lighting control, including Control4’s new panelized lighting solution, more »

Wireless Video Solutions on the Rise

Except for at my parents’ house, where the last of the 200 pound rear projection behemoths continues to draw its final ragged breaths, it seems like just about everyone and their mother has a flat screen HDTV. Along with all of those new HDTVs came do-it-yourself mounting options, which inevitably led to a whole bunch more »

AVWeek Podcast Episode 82: Rose Colored Glass

This week’s new episode of the AVWeek podcast features guests George Tucker of World Stage, Chris Neto from AV Helpdesk, Michael Drainer of SennheiserUSA, and Joshua Stackhouse from American TV. The panel joins host Tim Albright to discuss a number of AV issues, including unauthorized CTS (Certified Technology Specialist) prep books. In other news, Samsung and more »

AVWeek Podcast Episode 81: Grow a TV

Guests for this week’s episode of the AVWeek podcast include Ronnie Anne Spang, Paul Harris from Aurora Multimedia, and Ron Callis of One Firefly. Topics of discussion for this week revolve around Samsung’s acquisition of a 3% share of Sharp, and the panel’s speculation on the company’s motives. In other TV production news, LG is pouring $650 million more »


AVWeek Podcast Episode 80: Exterminate!

In this episode of AVWeek, host Tim Albright is joined by guests George Tucker from World Stage and Harry Meade, CTS-D. Up for discussion today is whether projectors are ready to come out of the closets, and soffits, in residential AV, and why you should never hang your flat panel TV over a fireplace. The more »


iharmonix Q-i-Sound Bluetooth Speakers Review

I have begun to notice a recurring theme in my product reviews; I enjoy gadgets that enable both laziness and cheapness. Frankly, I’m a few reviews away from my goal of reconstructing Frito’s apartment in Idiocracy. So I am pretty happy with using my $149.99 iHarmonix Q-i-Sound Bluetooth Speakers by Qmadix as my multi-room audio setup. more »


AVWeek Podcast Episode 79: Klein Tools

On this episode of’s AVWeek, guests George Tucker from World Stage and Bill Brown of Ideas for AV join host Tim Albright to discuss Crestron getting into the Microsoft Lync game. In addition, camera-maker Red is suing Sony for getting into the 4K game. Later, they ponder if it’s time to lobby the HDMI more »