Week in Review

From my travels on the web last week.

Nikon has announced the Coolpix P6000. Thom Hogan’s bottom line: skip the P6000. More early notes on it here. RAW processing only on a Windows platform? A boneheaded move indeed.

A friend and an excellent service technician for pro audio gear has recently introduced a series of preamps. He tells me that I will redo projects because of their sound. Check them out here.

I needed to do up some floor plans for the move and I found floor planner to be a really slick website. Free for personal use and easy to get up and going in minutes.

Looks like I need to worry about an IR receiver in the new home. The lower floor has a projector-based home theatre system. However, all of the equipment is located about 40 feet away from the viewing screen. When I checked the system last week, I did not see an IR system to drive the equipment. Niles to the rescue.

The crazy people from Westboro Baptist Church threatened to picket the funeral of Tim McLean, the young man viciously murdered on a Greyhound bus. Hard to believe that they represent themselves as Christians with such drivel as this. Eastboro Baptist Church, on the other hand, offers a more direct view of their true purpose.

Went to see Journey to the Centre of the Earth with my two sons on the week-end. The movie was a lot of fun. The website is pretty cool too.

Everything you might want to know about speaker placement for a home theatre. Our new home has two 7.1 rooms and one 5.1 room. Lots of speakers that have been installed in-ceiling. I am a bit concerned about placement and directional perspective on the speakers. I have an expert installer coming out to the house in a few weeks to give me his opinion. It is a curse being an audio geek.

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