BenQ MH530FHD Compact DLP Projector

BenQ MH530FHD Compact DLP Projector Review

Today, I’m looking at BenQ’s latest compact DLP projector, the MH530FHD. It offers 3300 lumens claimed brightness along with 3D, plenty of connectivity, and a compact lightweight chassis. It achieves high output with a whisper-quiet fan. 3D fans will enjoy its bright presentation and independently-adjustable 3D picture mode.

Editorial: The Industry Learns a Lesson: The Death of 3D vs. Industry Predictions. Will this Change their Plans for Introducing 4K to the Public?

The recent announcement that ESPN is eliminating its 3D channel on cable and satellite tells a sad story of overestimating the impact of 3D on selling more HDTVs. Although 3D movies continue to be released - for the time being - it appears that consumers are not interested in watching 3D at home. The "glasses" are claimed to be the scapegoat, but I think there is more to it than that.

Paiste 18″ Formula 602 Thin Crash Cymbal

In the late 1950's, Paiste introduced their 602 series of cymbals. Everyone loved them. The big names played them. So, one might wonder, why did Paiste stop offering them, and instead, moved on to new models? Well, the answer is right there in the question: new. It's in our nature to always be looking for something different, even when what we have is just about perfect. New model is something the marketing guys love, and we, as consumers, have learned to love it too. But there is another word: Retro, and it means we like going back in time to rediscover the pleasures of things we loved in the past. And, that is the 602. The irony is that the 602 has been out of the inventory for so long, today's drummers probably never heard of it, let alone play one. Well, here's your chance, and the 602 is, . . . now what is that word I am looking for?

Secrets Best of 2009 Product Awards

The Secrets Best of 2009 Product Awards, featuring the following categories: Accessories, Small Accessories, Headphones, Shaker Packages, Blu-ray Players, Budget CD Players, Budget DACs, High End DACs, Flat Panel HDTVs, Home Theater in a Box, Small Audio Systems with iPod Dock, Value in Power Amplifiers, Stereo Power Amplifiers, Power Conditioners, Budget Stereo Preamplifiers, Stereo Preamplifiers, Surround Sound Processors, Budget Projectors, High End Projectors, Mid-Level A/V Receivers, Budget Receivers, High End A/V Receivers, Floor Standing Speakers, 5.1 Speaker Packages, In-wall Speakers, Bookshelf Speakers, In-Floor/In-Ceiling Subwoofers, Large Subwoofers, Mid-Size Subwoofers, Small Subwoofers, Media Processor System-on-Chip, High Definition Video Cameras, Emotiva Cables, High End SACD Players.

ZVOX Z-Base 550 Surround Sound Solution (Sound Bar)

ZVOX is an e-tailer based in New England. They currently manufacture and market seven different models of sound bars. Their products are available on-line direct from the manufacturer. All purchases carry a 30-day no-risk guarantee.The low profile Z-Base 550 is one of their products. It is designed to support a stand-mounted flat panel display. Will a compact 20-pound single box surround system prove worthy of recommendation?

Pioneer BDP-51FD Blu-ray Player – Benchmark

The Pioneer BDP-51FD is currently the only non-Elite Blu-ray player that Pioneer offers, but it is far from a budget model. Pioneer has a well deserved reputation for offering high quality DVD players in the past and is certainly trying to continue that tradition with their Blu-ray lineup, even if it means that their lowest end player is priced above that of other manufacturer's models. However, since the release of the BDP-51FD, complaints about its performance has led to multiple firmware updates being released as Pioneer tries to maintain its position as a purveyor of high end electronics. This review examines the player with the latest firmware update applied.

Denon AVR-2309CI 7.1 A/V Receiver

The Denon AVR-2309CI is the entry level product in Denon's Custom Integration line, which includes receivers specifically designed with custom installers in mind.  It offers extras like an RS-232C port for integration with automation and advanced control systems such as Crestron, and a 12 volt trigger to automate things such as a front projection screen lowering when the system is powered on.

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Paradigm Cinema Series Audio Systems Optimized for Gaming

Toronto, ON â€" October 28, 2008 â€" Paradigm Electronics Inc., an international leader in speaker design and manufacturing, today announced its first foray into the gaming industry with the launch of four new audio systems for gamers. The net result of Paradigm polls of industry press, gamers and even employees about the ideal audio system for gaming applications, this new series of affordable systems is designed to deliver dynamic audio performance optimized for gaming, as well as suited to meet the demands of movie audio and music playback.

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RGPC HouseGuard Provides Whole-House Surge Protection

Surge Protection is the most commonly requested power management solution; RGPC's HouseGuard protects a home's most critical circuits from surges by connecting directly to the AC panel. New Orleans, LA â€" August 14, 2008 - Richard Gray's Power Company (RGPC) today announces the RGPC HouseGuard, a whole-house AC line surge suppression system for 120/240V single-phase electrical installations. HouseGuard is the second whole-house device launched by RGPC, as the company seeks to address increased consumer and dealer demand for power management equipment that can more comprehensively protect more electronics systems at once by connecting directly at the AC panel instead of at individual outlets.

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Making it THE Source for A/V Connectivity

CEDIA EXPO, DENVER, Sept. 4, 2008 â€" MilesTek, a global distributor delivering a vast range of networking and A/V integration products, introduces a variety of bulk cable products, including connectors and accessories, at CEDIA EXPO '08. Designed for Custom Installation and other A/V professionals, the products include a broad selection of Solid-Center RGB Cables, Standard and Serial Digital Coax Cables, Speaker Cables, CAT5E Cables, and accessories â€" making MilesTek THE one-stop source for bulk cable solutions and A/V connectivity needs.