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Scott O'Keefe
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Started a new test of WiFi speakers. They promise a lot, but might not be so easy to use...
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Here we go !  Three more TV tests back-to-back. We'll have two testers working in tandem, so go, go, go !  The first batch will be mostly 80~102cm size models.
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As well as the TV update, I've got five e-book readers under test for an update to that article. Some full colour, some e-ink.

No big surprises yet. I'll be tucked up in bed doing some low-light reading every evening for the next week or so.
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Just writing the profiles at the completion of testing a new batch of 12 TVs. Our tour group yesterday had some members who said, "I bet I can pick which one is the Sony" (Sony fans, I assume), but they gave up after three wrong guesses.
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I'm road testing car GPS around Sydney. Next week, off to the rural areas !  12 units - not all on the windscreen at the same time, you'll be pleased to know...
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I unpacked a Sony 4k resolution TV yesterday. Chris Ruggles will do a First Look review of it, and then we'll also include it in our next batch of regular TV testing. Interesting to see that Sony have put the speakers either side of the screen (making it rather wide), but of course, we're most interested to see how it handles upscaling of 576 and 1080 content !
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Did someone say "televisions" ? Another 12 are up on the rack and being calibrated. Should be something for everyone in this batch, with sizes ranging from 81 to 152cm.
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Out in the park later this afternoon. Range testing cordless phones.
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I have another 12 new TVs on the rack, and we hope to get through a viewing panel on them tomorrow. Sizes from 80 to 152cm, so should be something for everyone in this update.
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Just wrapped up a test of universal remote controls. So, what's next ? Another batch of lovely televisions !
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My panel of three expert listeners will be here tomorrow and Wednesday to hear the latest batch of home-theatre-in-a-box systems. There are even a couple of sound bars thrown in for comparison.
We'll seal the doors to the Sound Room, and turn them up !  ( Not all the way though - no-one likes 10% and more harmonic distortion... )
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I've just started a test of Home-Theatre-in-a-Box systems. Hopefully, we'll be able to test nine of these, including at least one that boasts of a vacuum tube amplifier. Will our listening panel hear the difference ?  The listening panel is probably a couple of weeks off yet. Meantime, I get to assemble the tower speakers and battle with threading cables down the columns...
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Test Coordinator, Digital Home, CHOICE
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    Test Coordinator, Digital Home, 2004 - present
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Test Coordinator, Digital Home, CHOICE
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I've been with CHOICE since 2004.
I spend most of my time testing home entertainment products such as TVs, DVRs, home theatre components, etc.
I also test car navigation, mobile phones, air conditioners, and more.
I am CHOICE's representative on Standards Australia committees CT-002 and TE-001.
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Sydney, NSW
Previously
Armidale, NSW - Kobe, Japan