Richard Risitano

Richard Risitano

Rich Risitano II draws on his 15 years of home entertainment sales experience to tailor his writing to both the tech-savvy and the tech-phobic. Sadly, his receiver is too old to know what HDMI is. In his spare time, he likes to watch wrestling and executive produce and co-host his own podcast.

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With the “Big Game” over and the promise of warmer temperatures on the horizon, we now turn our attention to the great outdoors. It’s time to start thinking about what we’re doing with our outdoor entertainment areas. Maybe it’s not quite time to clean the pool, but we can consider our poolside electronics setup. And what better place to start than with an...
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It seems that every time a new technology comes out, there’s a slew of new vocabulary to learn. Recently, the term HDR entered the home theater vocabulary, and without an explanation of what dynamic range is, it’s difficult to understand what high dynamic range is. Luckily, we’re here to explain all the new terminology associated with HDR and the source content that each format supports. Dynamic...
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TVs are among the most integral parts of our living room and fam-cave spaces. I say this without hyperbole because it’s the one piece of electronics toward which we face all our furniture. Maybe your cable/satellite box, receiver, Blu-ray player, or gaming console is in that direction also, but it’s the TV to which we truly direct our visual attention. We don’t want it off to the side, in our...
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Epson recently released several new projectors into its PowerLite, BrightLink, and Home Cinema series, and these new releases seemingly have something for everyone. Starting with the only new Home Cinema release, the LS100 features 1920 x 1200 native resolution, which is more than...
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Samsung's presence at CES 2018 spread across quite a few technological categories, all of which are fascinating, but home theater and commercial displays hold a special place in my heart, so that's where I intend to focus. Perhaps the manufacturer's biggest announcement, so to speak, is what it's referring to as The Wall, a modular 146" MicroLED TV. MicroLED technology uses self-emitting...
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Every year, around the time that people start gearing up for the Big Game, TVs seem to go on sale everywhere. And similarly, every year, I try to caution friends, before you run out and grab the lowest-cost model you can find at your local big-box store, you may want to look beyond price to ensure that your new TV serves you adequately in the short and long run. Is the TV the right size for your...
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New OLED TVs from maker LG were showcased at CES 2018, and with four new series in the works, there is quite a selection coming. The B8 series, available in 55 and 65", features LG’s new α7 processor and LG ThinQ AI. The α7 processor is designed to provide more lifelike images with enhanced depth, sharpness, and color accuracy, while LG ThinQ AI enables the TV to act as a central hub for all your...
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Panasonic caused a buzz at CES 2018 when the company announced that it will be offering HDR10+-compatible OLED TVs soon. The new models include the FZ950 and FZ800, both of which are available in 55 and 65" sizes and feature Panasonic’s HCX video processor. The FZ950-series also has the “Tuned by Technics” Dynamic Blade Speaker, purported to produce powerful sound from a slim design. Additionally...
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SVS just announced its new app-controlled 4000-series subwoofers, and with 1200W of RMS power and a 13.5" driver, they just might literally raise the roof. The SB-4000 (SB referring to its sealed-box design) is available in black ash or...
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Kanto Living has three new mobile display mounts to offer, and they’re sure to help you get your display moving! Each model features a 19 x 7" steel middle shelf designed to support up to 15 lb of equipment, such as laptops, gaming systems, Blu-ray players, cable/satellite boxes, and more, with a 10 x 4.9" webcam tray that sits above your display for convenient teleconferencing. Each of the four...
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Four new streaming media players from Roku have hit the market, and if you’re looking to start your holiday shopping extra early, this lineup is likely to satisfy most of the people on your shopping list. All models offer more than 500 entertainment channels, integrated Wi-Fi, and an HDMI output. Designed for first-time streamers, the...
3 years ago
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Wouldn't it be great to have Amazon's Alexa built into a Sonos speaker? Well, they've done it—Sonos has just unveiled the new Sonos One. Featuring the same footprint as its popular PLAY:1 speaker, the digital-assistant-enabled Sonos One is available in black or...
3 years ago
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Google’s new generation of virtual assistants have arrived, with two models designed to fit into nearly any home setting. The Google Home Mini sports all the hands-free features you already love about its big brother, but in a smaller form factor. Available in Chalk or...
3 years ago
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JBL and Harman Kardon just unveiled their new line of virtual assistant-compatible speakers, and with two portable and two stationary models available, there’s sure to be something for everyone. The AC-powered Harman Kardon Invoke, available in...
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LG has unveiled its new lineup of commercial TVs and displays. Offered in a wide variety of screen sizes, they’re all well suited to help you get your advertising or informational message across. For starters, the 1080p 32,...
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