Archive for the 'Newspaper Columns' Category

Sound Advice Column Week 7, 2011 : Using an eReader to borrow books from your public library, Audio-Technica AT-LP120-USB Turntable update

Sound Advice By Don Lindich Week 7, 2011 Q. I am looking for an eReader that will allow me to download eBooks from Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh or Ohio Public Library. With Kindle you must buy books through Amazon. With iPad you must buy books through iTunes. (At least that is my understanding. ) Is […]

Sound Advice Column Week 6, 2011 : Audio-Technica AT-120-USB Turntable

Sound Advice By Don Lindich Week 6, 2011 Q. I know you are a fan of vinyl records fan and I need some help getting a new turntable for my sound system. Besides sound system duty I may want to transfer some of the music to my computer as well. My receiver doesn’t have an […]

Panasonic TC-P42ST30 for only $789.60!

Panasonic TC-P42ST30 Plasma 3D HDTV Regular readers of my column have seen me rave about Panasonic’s amazing TC-P42ST30 plasma 3D HDTV recently. With an MSRP of $1,099 and a street price of around $900 it is simply unbeatable. See what I have to say at the links below: Panasonic TV is affordable, spectacular Plasma TV […]

Netflix for iPad, iPhone and Android- a great free app!

If you have a Netflix account and an iPad , iPhone or Android device be sure to download the Netflix app. It’s free at the iTunes Store and Android Market and will let you stream and watch content from Netflix. If you start watching from your TV at home and stop playback it remembers your […]

Sound Advice Week 5, 2011: Upgrading receivers, HDMI and Component Video Sunset

Sound Advice By Don Lindich Week 5, 2011 Q. I have a Kenwood KRV 7040 audio-video receiver. It was purchased in 1992 and I’ve been very pleased with it. I was considering upgrading to one of the $500 digital HDMI receivers you recommend (either the Onkyo or Pioneer, leaning towards the Pioneer) but after reading […]

Panasonic ST30 Plasma Picture Settings

Settings for the Panasonic ST30 plasma TV can be found here:

System Recommendations Updated

I have added another system: $950 Home Theater with 42-inch TV and Powered Soundbar. Check it out!

Another system posted under new category, “System Recommendations”

I started a new category for the recommended systems, found at top right. I will be listing systems from my newspaper column as well as a others I’ll be cooking up as time goes on. Just posted is $750 Stereo System with Vacuum Tube Amp and Bluetooth. Check it out!

Sound Advice Column Week 4, 2011: Olympus PEN vs. Sony NEX

Sound Advice By Don Lindich Week 4, 2010 Q. I am purchasing a compact interchangeable lens camera and have seen you discuss the Olympus PEN and Sony NEX models. Both look good but I am leaning towards the Sony. Which one would you pick for yourself? -Katrina Chan, Pittsburgh, PA A. I love this class […]

Sound Advice Column Week 3, 2011: Blu-ray with component outputs / analog sunset for Blu-ray players, HDMI cable quality,

Sound Advice By Don Lindich Week 3, 2011 Q. I have an older Marantz PV5580 projection HDTV and a Denon AV surround receiver AVR-3802. I have tried to add a Blu-ray player to my system but have not been able to get a picture. Because the TV does not have HDMI inputs I am using […]

Sound Advice Column Week 2, 2011: Fixing old stereo receivers, glasses-free 3D HDTV

Sound Advice By Don Lindich Week 2, 2011 Q. I have a mid-1980’s NAD 7140 receiver that sounds great to me. Lately when I adjust the volume or balance knob there is static in the left speaker. A few seconds of jiggling removes the static and gets it back on track. My guess is the […]

Columns going online now

My column will still appear on your newspaper’s website, but I will now be posting them here as well.  They will appear on the website two weeks after they hit the last newspaper nationwide (some papers are a week or two behind the others in running the column sequence. So, check back every week to […]

Sideways Blu-ray Review

Review By Nathan Leigh Sideways is a bitter sweet romantic comedy with unforgettable characters.   I recommend it to those interested in plumbing the serious emotional issues of mid-life. Miles (Paul Giamatti) and Jack (Thomas Haden Church) are former college roommates and best friends.  Miles takes Jack of a bachelor’s vacation to the wine country in […]

Neuhaus Laboratories T-2 Integrated Tube Amplifier with Digital Connections : Product of the Day 22, 2010

Neuhaus Laboratories T-2 The Neuhaus Laboratories T-2 is a product of two generations that merges two different worlds of electronics. The two generations are represented by George and Daniel Golik of Miami-based Neuhaus Laboratories. George is a high-end audiophile and his son Daniel, a member of the iTunes generation. Their product, the Neuhaus Laboratories T-2, […]

Mac vs. Windows 7, use HDMI cables for better picture quality, but do not buy expensive ones! (Weekly Sound Advice Newspaper Column)

Sound Advice By Don Lindich Distributed by McClatchy-Tribune Information Services Q. Do you have a preference between Mac and Windows, and what do you know about Windows 7? Is it better than Windows Vista, which I have never used? -Charlie Tennenbaum

Sound Advice Column: Signal Disruption and HDMI Handshake

Question: I am experiencing a frustrating situation with my audio/video system, described by my cable provider as a “handshake” issue. I have an Onkyo TX-SR606 A/V receiver, a Sony Blu-ray player and a Sony Bravia HDTV. While watching HDTV from my cable box I occasionally lose the audio/video signal for four to five seconds. There […]

25 new links added to links page

Added 25 more links to the link page, bringing it up to 326 links.  More will be coming soon, along with anchor links to navigate directly to the product category.  Please email me if you have any ideas for new categories or new pages I should link.

Great Deal on Speaker Stands- $49 per pair

    I’ve often written on how important it is to use speaker stands with  bookshelf speakers.  Parts Express has a great deal on some 24″ speaker stands- only $49 per pair.  If you need stands the timing is excellent! See them at the link below. Dayton SSMB24 24″ Speaker Stands with Steel Base 

Blu-ray Disc Review: Slumdog Millionaire

Slumdog Millionaire 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment Blu-ray Disc review By Jerry Rutledge A sharply paced, modern day fairytale set in the slums of India’s mean streets, Slumdog Millionaire is a great addition to any movie fan’s collection. The movie opens with Jamal (played as a teenager by Dev Patel) being tortured by a police […]

Sound Advice Column: Using a digital converter box with a VCR

Sound Advice By Don Lindich Distributed By McClatchy-Tribune Information Services Q: I hope you can answer my many questions about the new digital TV converter boxes. Probably a lot of your readers will soon be interested in this. My first problem: The VCR won’t work. I hooked up the antenna into the box and white […]