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Sometimes it's hard to draw the line between "fair use" and "just plain ol' dumb," but if being in charge of the playback and storage of your purchased media is of the utmost importance to you -- to the tune of a couple grand -- then Jake Ludington over at MediBlab has a solution for you. His arg...

December 4th 2006 at 6:05pm 0 Comments
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So, in case you haven't noticed, we're building our own LCD projector! In part one we specced out what we needed and got together some optics. In part two we really tore into our 19-inch Samsung monitor. Today we take a dive into the most difficult part of the projector: designing it to be built....

November 1st 2006 at 5:03pm 0 Comments
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The quest to build a great home theater is one of our recurring themes for Engadget's How-To Tuesdays. And as anyone home theater buff will tell you, any HDTV worth its weight in salt will present its viewer with a 16:9 (1.78:1) aspect ratio display, or in some cases, project a 1.8:1 ratio. For to...

August 29th 2006 at 7:09pm 0 Comments
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A while back we dug into setting up a front projection system for that oh so sweet movie experience without the extra sticky floors. Today we're digging into the other side of the electromagnetic spectrum. So you trekked over to your favorite electronics wonder barn and picked up a receiver, a bun...

July 19th 2006 at 12:19am 0 Comments
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Have you been yelled at for watching your latest Superbit DVD "too loud" by your mom / dad / child / spouse / neighbor? Tired of having the Tiki-bar TV guys next door in the background of your podcast recording session? In today's how-to we cover tricks to improve your room acoustics for...

April 4th 2006 at 7:30pm 0 Comments