Is there still a place for Media Players? – Zappiti Review

Mark Nettleton — 18/06/2020
I recently had the opportunity to take one of Zappiti’s current line-up of 4K HDR-capable media players for an in-depth test run. And I am now of the absolute opinion that there is nothing...

The State of Lighting Control

Mark Nettleton — 04/07/2019
There is a baffling opinion that is very real and prevalent in the smart home industry in Australia: people generally don't like lighting control. And those 'people' include your interior designers, architects and the...

What’s this 4K Ultra HD all about then?

Benjamin Rubie — 04/04/2019
When we enter the TV section of an electronics store, we are bombarded with various messages and statements, all vying for our attention: ‘ULTRA HD’, ‘HDR’, ‘OLED’, ‘QLED’. These are all features or specifications...

Media Players Demystified

Mark Nettleton — 06/02/2018
The Media Player market is one that is clouded with confusion and mystery. Whoever so wishes to take on the task of digitizing their private movie collection should tread lightly, for fear of getting the lost in the world of resolutions, frame rates and codecs.

Why Apple may be the smartest TV of them all

Mark Nettleton — 08/01/2014
It is no secret that Apple, in their special little way, are working on a new product which will potentially bring them in to a new market.

To See or Not To See – The Case for the Invisible Speaker

Mark Nettleton — 06/01/2014
Speakers can be beautiful! If it was up to me, I’d put them in every room of the house and I don’t mean hiding them in the ceiling or wall cavities, I mean displaying them for all to see.

4K Video – Is this the Future?

Mark Nettleton — 21/06/2012
Every so often we get invited to take a peek into the future, to see what technology is on the horizon before it gets launched to the mainstream. Last month was one of those times with the official Australian launch event for Sony’s brand new, flagship ‘4K’ projector.