Jan 142019
 
Impressive Home Theater Conversion

A long-time widescreen.org guest sent me some photos of the upgrade from a functional TV room room into a gorgeous home theater.  He’s now able to enjoy his episodes of Gunsmoke on a 92″ (2.3 m) StudioTek 130 G3 screen and Runco (now Planar) Q-750D DLP projector with Dynaudio Confidence C2 speakers in front, Simaudio Moon 400M amps, and […]

Dec 272018
 
Widescreen.org Podcast #241

Well, this is it. The last Widescreen.org podcast for 2018, and what a crazy decade this year has been. Does anyone remember that there were Olympic games earlier this year? Me neither. I can very much say that I love my country and my fellow citizens (of all skin colors), with extra love and respect […]

The Audio Penis

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Nov 282018
 
The Audio Penis

Don’t get me wrong. I use Bluetooth headphones on an almost daily basis. I love them. Getting rid of the headphone jack, however, was nothing more than Apple forcing their sheep to buy those AirPods, which the sheep did en masse. And of course the other phone manufacturers followed suit because of the potential for […]

The Piny PiStation: A Sony PlayStation for the Raspberry Pi

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Nov 092018
 
The Piny PiStation: A Sony PlayStation for the Raspberry Pi

One of the things that I absolutely love about 3D printing is that there are so-o-o-o many different patterns and models that are available for download. Look on Thingiverse or MyMiniFactory for video game weapons, Raspberry Pi cases, or just about anything movie or video game related and prepare to be inundated. You can find […]

The Widescreen Podcast #236

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Sep 162018
 
The Widescreen Podcast #236

Remember to go to widescreen.org for the real deal! I really can’t cover a lot of CEDIA content because it’s geared toward businesses and those with (as I unashamedly refer to it) more money than sense. But if anything it gives an indication of where the market might be heading because a lot of the now-expensive technology […]

The Widescreen Podcast #235

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Sep 032018
 
The Widescreen Podcast #235

Remember to go to widescreen.org for the real deal! The fallout from James Gunn’s firing continue. The rumor mill has it that several Disney execs are not regretting their shoot-from-the-hip reaction, but they’re too proud (or embarrassed) to say anything. But on the plus side, Crazy Rich Asians has not only proven that the rom-com is […]

The Widescreen Podcast #234

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Aug 172018
 
The Widescreen Podcast #234

Okay, I get a bit ranty in this over something that probably doesn’t deserve it, but it’s the principle of the matter here! Sadly, a TV series that was shot on 35mm film is getting the 16:9 pan-and-scan treatment. It really doesn’t deserve the attention that I gave it, but pan-and-scan is totally not necessary. […]

The Widescreen Podcast #233

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Jul 292018
 
The Widescreen Podcast #233

This July certain did not pan out as intended. Although I had a great time at TennoCon (Warframe) and was fully vindicated in getting my 3D printer, so far this month someone is my house was sick every. single. day. And I’m not immune from the effects either. So not only is this podcast much later than […]

The Widescreen Podcast #232

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Jul 012018
 
The Widescreen Podcast #232

For all of the good things on the Internet, one of the bad things is that it gives even the most idiotic people a voice. This time the idiots have demanded that because they are so-called “true fans” they have a right to dictate to Lucasfilm how the Star Wars franchise should be handled. In something […]

The Widescreen Podcast #231

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Jun 102018
 
The Widescreen Podcast #231

I went into Solo pretty sure that I wasn’t going to enjoy it, but I had that need to see it partially out of curiosity and partially so I don’t break my streak of seeing every Star Wars movie theatrically. (Yes, that includes the original. Shut up. I’m old.) My thoughts on it might actually surprise you. […]