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John Sciacca Writes...

Features, Reviews and a Blog by John Sciacca

Random Thoughts (Blog)

Random Thoughts (Blog)

Mastering the Art of Home Cinema

Posted on March 8, 2011 at 12:09 PM Comments comments (0)

Outside of control companies like Crestron, Control4 and even Lutron where dealers are required to attend training to be certified before they can sell and install systems, not many companies even offer any formal factory training. And this is especially true in the video segment, where generally a pulse and hot PO is all that is required to sell the latest flat panel set.


One company that stands apart from this is Runco. They have been c...

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You don't bite your friends!

Posted on March 4, 2011 at 4:15 PM Comments comments (0)

Clearly, if I would have let Lauryn watch the stupid-stupid TV show, Yo Gabba Gabba! I would already understand this basic tenet regarding friends and biting. (Though Lauryn and I used to play a back-and-forth game where I would ask, “Can I bite a juicy apple?” And she would say, “Yes.” “Can I bite a juicy pear?” “Yes.” “Can I bite a juicy peach?” “Yes.” “Can I bite a juicy watermelon?” “Y...

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3D: I just can't quit you!

Posted on March 3, 2011 at 3:58 PM Comments comments (1)

OK, so a BIG part of my trip out to Oregon to visit Runcoland was to get my 3D on. Runco was out to convince me that their new D73 projector was the shizzle of 3D and that there ain’t no 3D party like a Runco 3D party. So, to that end, I spent all day – as in ALL DAY, as in from 9 AM to 6 PM – Tuesday reviewing and assessing and assimilating myself into Runco’s new 3D video projector.


This was time spent in...

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Hanging around at Runco

Posted on March 3, 2011 at 11:44 AM Comments comments (1)

Man! I have just got SO many things I want to tell you all about! Several stories that are just dying to leap out of my mind and spill all over my keyboard and then dribble down and stain into your minds. But, I’m just limited on time! Between all this work and sleep and travel there just isn’t the time for me to be all that I can be. Well, the lack of time and just the pathetic and anemic battery life of my HP laptop. It seems to barely...

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Things to do in your Hotel in Portland...

Posted on March 2, 2011 at 1:05 AM Comments comments (0)

...when the weather outside is typical Portland in February March weather.

So, I told you what a great night I had the other night cruising the streets of Portland and wandering through the largest bookstore in the world followed by an unexpectedly nice ev...

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