It looks like I now have a weekly column at Digital Trends, and my first post is all about the (unspoken) connection between cable channel bundling and show quality. The more click-baity headline would be something like “How à la carte cable is going to destroy the golden age of television,” so I’m very happy they went… Read More A little something I wrote for Digital Trends…
I live in Los Angeles, city of transplants. Not heart transplants or face transplants, but whole people transplants. Somehow I managed to marry a local, but everyone else I know out here seems to hail from somewhere else. As such, we all root for teams that are way out-of-market, and watching out-of-market games isn’t cheap. As… Read More DirecTV just rolled out a new feature for tracking your favorite sports team, but is it any good? (Not really.)
Whenever someone tells me they need a new TV, but they don’t want to pay through the nose for above-average performance, features, and size, I steer them towards Vizio. Another reason to love Vizio smart TVs: They replicate a lot of the functionality of Google’s remarkable Chromecast. This is something I first noticed when I did… Read More One more reason to love Vizio TVs
Seriously. I know you have that holiday bonus burning a whole in your pocket. I know you’ve been to your local Sony Store and been blown away by their 4K demo. I know you really want a new TV, and you don’t want to get stuck with “yesterday’s technology.” But you must wait. You have… Read More Your #1 2014 New Year’s Tech Resolution: Do not buy a 4K TV
72 hours ago, “Chromecast” was just a good name for a podcast on hood ornaments. Now it’s the “it” item in the tech world, selling out online within a day (though I had no problems walking into Best Buy today and walking out with one — they had plenty in stock). In my “premature thoughts”… Read More Review: Google Chromecast — Google’s most Apple-like product yet?
It’s 2013. Consumer TVs with 3D built-in have only been on sale in the U.S. since 2010. But in just three years, 3D has gone from the whiz-bang “it” feature of the future to the black sheep of the consumer electronics family. There have been many post-mortems on the seeming demise of the technology, so… Read More Eric’s Adventures in the Third Dimension!
When I review a product it’s based on personal experience after buying the product either for a client or myself. I don’t do “reference reviews” where the reviewer places the product next to a bunch of similar ones and runs a series of calibration tests to see which offers the best pure performance. There are… Read More Note About My Reviews