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Trouble with HDCP: Q&A with Aurora Multimedia’s Paul Harris

In 2000, Intel Corporation came up with a way to encrypt discs for Blu-ray and other types of digital standard devices to prevent content pirating. High-bandwidth digital content protection (HDCP) is the digital form of encryption comparable to what Macrovision used to do to protect content on analog devices. It creates a secure pathway from one unit to another, and from the source to […]

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Filing a Complaint

I was at a meeting recently where a frequent flyer mentioned that when he books his flights online, he’s able to make a note in the special services section that he has hearing loss. It’s important to him, because he has missed many flights as a result of not being able to fully understand the […]

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Good Sound Sounds Good

Video quality is easy to judge; sound quality, not so much. I’m still struggling to understand the perceptual processing behind this, but most people seem to be able to identify good image quality much more readily than they can identify good sound quality. Beauty may be in the eye of the beholder, but sound quality […]

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Why Loyalty Matters to Manufacturers and What They Can Do to Earn It

“You seem to really prefer working with the ____ rep team. Why is that exactly?” As a member of a hardware manufacturer, I am part of an elite group. Depending on the economic cycle, product curve, or current trend of the moment, I’m allowed to vent about shifting bid specs, slow payables, having to predict […]

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Dispatch From InfoComm Connections in San Jose

Editor’s Note: All Voices Blogger and InfoComm Certification Committee Member Josh Srago, CTS, was at InfoComm Connections, taking part in panel discussions and greeting current and prospective CTS holders. For 48+ hours, InfoComm International has brought its customized trade show and training to Silicon Valley in order to begin broadening the in-person conversation with technology managers and local industry […]

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