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Netflix came to Russia and 130 more countries

1 year, 10 months ago
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Read Hastings

At an exhibition of consumer CES 2016 electronics the co-founder and the director of the company of Netflix Read Hastings [Reed Hastings] declared that from now on service is available almost around the world now. Stream video can be watched now in more than 190 countries including in Russia. This opening added 130 countries at once to the list of where service was available.

"Today you became witnesses of the birth of the world Internet television network, - told Hastings. — With its start, consumers from around the world, from Singapore to St. Petersburg, from San Francisco to São Paulo, will be able to enjoy TV series and movies without any delays. By means of the Internet we delegate the power in hands of consumers who will be able to watch anything, when necessary and on any devices".

In 2016 the company will show, in particular, 31 series among which there will be both new shows, and new seasons of already going series. Programs of the company are available more than in 20 languages of the world. One free month of use of service is offered to new users.

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We speak about vinyl: Myths, opinions and current situation

1 year, 10 months ago


Vinyl Rega RP40 player

In the 18th release of a podcast "Sound" we speak about a situation with vinyl players, component parts and we discuss the different myths connected with a vinyl subject.

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Podcasts in the 2016th – it is perspective and disturbs mass media

1 year, 10 months ago


Today again there are actual trends which were popular ten years ago: podcasts from a hobby gradually turn into professional activity, and many companies create the platforms keeping development of this new business direction.

Feeling of a deja vu


What now happens to podcasts already happened to blogs in 2004. The huge number of qualitative projects is created, public attention grows, the format changes. Podcasts as well as blogs in due time, help to realize the creative potential of authors – the quantity of the generated content is so huge that nobody can evaluate it fully.

The question is in what future is prepared to podcasts? Whether there will be to them what happened to blogs over the last ten years? Having traced development of the various world of blogs, it is possible to learn many useful lessons that it is necessary and that should not be done in this environment.

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Sound #28 — the Podcast about audio equipment and an ecosystem of a sound

1 year, 10 months ago
With you "Sound" – transfer for those who live works, has a rest and moves, listening to favourite music or podcasts. In this show we speak simple words about devices and technologies, we deal with the principles of their work and we acquaint you with an ecosystem of a good sound from And to I.

In the 28th release we discuss New Year's sales and we concern a subject of a double blind method about which many wrote in comments to a podcast "Sound" in Russian-speaking iTunes.

[iTunes — RSS the WebAudiofayl]

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Which of the famous musicians poorly understands the theory of music

1 year, 11 months ago


Cortney Keykbin (Courtney Kakebeen): To answer this question, it is necessary to understand that "the great musician" means. Great often call Beatles. Undoubtedly, they were excellent authors of songs. Also they were very good musicians.

Whether there were they great? It is a controversial issue. It is necessary to consider several factors at once: to improvise a variety of styles, mastery, capability and creative approach to game in general.

There are musicians who reached such level without proper knowledge of the theory of music. My favourite example – Art Tatum. He was a blind person (could not read) and learned to play a piano itself until began to attend school for visually impaired where he began to study music.

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Evolution of players: AndroidTV succeeds mediaplayers

1 year, 11 months ago
I love good cinema, but I do not watch TV for a long time. The reason one — advertizing. Even at movie theater it is necessary to look till 15 (!) minutes of advertizing before demonstration of the movie begins. Therefore about 7 years ago I for myself decided that the majority of movies it is worth watching houses. And the comfort of viewing is urged to provide a projector and any player. For the organization of the elementary home theater the projector, the screen, acoustics and a player is necessary. Today I want to tell about the choice of this device.



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As musicians compose music: Whether they hear music in the head

1 year, 11 months ago


I know a little about music, but, say that musicians hear and compose music in the head. They really hear all these fast transitions, difficult accords and sounds which are in Liszt's music?

For example, very fast tune in rhapsodies No. 2 or sounds from the rhapsody No. 6 (it is impossible to believe that they are given birth by a grand piano), or a fine ending of the rhapsody No. 12.

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Modern version multirum solutions

1 year, 11 months ago
It is no secret that implementation of work with a multimedia content is in installations of systems of automation on one of the first places along with light and climate. At the same time the most essential characteristic often is convenience of management as the ultimate user will deal with it.

Traditional solutions for projects with several rooms (multirum) are usually implemented according to the scheme with one central node and wiring of the selected cables in each point where it is necessary to implement an output of video and/or a sound. Feature of such approach is the possibility of work via the uniform switch of signals, simplicity of adding of new sources, support of "transfer" of content between points in the course of playing, a possibility of use of any types of the equipment. However there are also minuses, the most essential of which – complexity of adding of new points of viewing, high cost of laying of cables, essential value increase at expansion of system, complexity of introduction of new standards on signal quality. Of course, it would be incorrect to say that such scenario became obsolete, but that now it should be taken into account also other options, especially if the speech about inexpensive projects, does not raise doubts.

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Black Friday 2015: We adapt the western solutions

1 year, 11 months ago


Historically it developed so that many things which gain active distribution in a RuNet now, were thought up in the West. So it happened to the main trends in electronic commerce – about distinctions in approaches to the organization of electronic business in the USA and Russia and what can learn from our American colleagues, we already wrote in one of our materials.

On the other hand, It should be noted that not all things popular somewhere in the Silicon Valley, it is possible (and it is necessary) to borrow "as is" – we in "Audiomaniya" always try to localize the positive experience which developed in the industry taking into account domestic realities of business. So, for example, we took idea of free shipping of goods popular in the West and tried to adapt it to our conditions (though in the industry of eCommerce occasionally say that you should not and try to implement free shipping of goods across Russia).

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Class High-End audio equipment history

1 year, 12 months ago


The audio equipment of the class High-End began to appear [in the USA] even in the years of the end of World War II, but purchased popularity only after the end of the Korean war. Many veterans took advantage of service and spent the GI Bill for studying of electronics.

Having armed with the new found knowledge, they began to bring together own systems of reproduction of music – the general hobby for a high-quality and detailed sound so began (someone even managed to base the business).

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