David Susilo

Last Updated: 09/18/2019 10:03:32 AM EST

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David's Take: CEDIA 2019 Top 5 AV Products & Innovations From the Show

David's Take: CEDIA 2019 Top 5 AV Products & Innovations From the Show

CEDIA Expo 2019 just wrapped up last week, and while there was nothing revolutionary introduced at the show, here are the top 5 evolutionary products I found to be the most interesting.

By David Susilo Published: 09/18/2019 10:03:32 AM EST

 

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David's Take: Technology Sickness or Reverse Techno Shock?

David's Take: Technology Sickness or Reverse Techno Shock?

Living in Canada and being surrounded by technology, I'm so used to various technological tools - from something as basic as the Internet, to connected everything the house, including light switches, a thermostat, and even my slow cooker; along with Alexa-enabled macros, and TVs set for THX or SMPTE viewing distances.

David Susilo Published: 02/07/2018 09:33:50 AM EST

David's Take: Your TV is Not A Floodlight

David's Take: Your TV is Not A Floodlight

In stores, manufacturers purposefully max out brightness and contrast, among other settings, to make their TVs look artificially "better" than the competition. We know that "better" actually means "we jacked the brightness, contrast and colour settings as much as possible so you would buy our TV."

David Susilo Published: 01/24/2018 08:49:54 AM EST

CES 2018: David's Take - More Great AV Gear From Day 3 at the Show

CES 2018: David's Take - More Great AV Gear From Day 3 at the Show

After spending two days at the Las Vegas Convention Center, my third day was spent at the Sands and Venetian suites. There, another five items caught my eye.

David Susilo Published: 01/12/2018 01:43:37 PM EST

CES 2018: David's Take - Top Five in AV From Day Two

CES 2018: David's Take - Top Five in AV From Day Two

Amongst the barrage of excitement and the tsunami of new products on display at CES 2018, here are five AV products I've come across thus far that show great promise.

David Susilo Published: 01/11/2018 07:16:01 PM EST

CES 2018: David's Take - Top Five Products From Day One

CES 2018: David's Take - Top Five Products From Day One

After walking the show floor on the first day of CES, I've selected five AV products that stood out.

David Susilo Published: 01/11/2018 01:30:15 PM EST

CES 2018: 5 More Products That Caught Our Eye at CES Unveiled

CES 2018: 5 More Products That Caught Our Eye at CES Unveiled

You've already read about 5 cool products that caught my eye at CES Unveiled. Now, here are five more that made a splash at the pre-show press event.

David Susilo Published: 01/09/2018 03:00:42 AM EST

CES 2018: 5 Products That Piqued My Interest At CES Unveiled

CES 2018: 5 Products That Piqued My Interest At CES Unveiled

For us Canadians, CES 2018 provided a great moment to escape the -30 weather in some provinces and cities. And to kick off the press events prior to the show was CES Unveiled, which showcased more than 100 tech items.

David Susilo Published: 01/08/2018 01:34:08 PM EST

David's Take: (Possibly) My Final CES Trip. What Will I Bring?

David's Take: (Possibly) My Final CES Trip. What Will I Bring?

I've been going to CES for many years. This year, the trip will be my 15th consecutive one, and possibly my last. Just like last year, I've been inundated with e-mails from CES first-timers asking what should they bring. Whether I'm traveling to CES, CEDIA, or another trade event, there are always a few essentials.

David Susilo Published: 01/03/2018 09:30:01 AM EST

Hands-on Review: Kanto YU6 Powered Speakers

Hands-on Review: Kanto YU6 Powered Speakers

I've never been a fan of powered speakers, other than ones from Mackie and Genelec. I find that too many powered speakers don't sound natural, but rather have boomy bass and shrill treble. Mackie and Genelec speakers, on the other hand, sound extremely accurate without unnecessary "spices." But there's one problem: they are very expensive, running around $2,000 to $3,000 per pair.

David Susilo Published: 01/02/2018 11:43:54 AM EST

David's Take: Centre Channel - The Centre of The Home Theatre Universe

David's Take: Centre Channel - The Centre of The Home Theatre Universe

Many people have asked me over the last a couple decades how to improve the centre channel of a system that tends to be too soft for dialogue. The following is the elaborated version of my usual answer.

David Susilo Published: 12/20/2017 02:00:02 PM EST


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