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Kudos for these forward thinkers. I would urge all independent reps to get on board and give their dealers the option of utilizing Portal for orders and consumer bids. It may take some time for this to get traction but when it does you won’t want to be... — paul greatreps.com on Jul 25
Totally awesome, Eric rocks and it’s well deserved! — Walt Zerbe on Jul 24
Long overdue, Eric! Thanks for everything you do for the industry. — Julie Jacobson on Jul 24
Congratulations Eric!  Well deserved!  You’ve been a great resource and friend to me over these past several years.  -Randy — JAFO on Jul 24
Comparing this to another control system is moot because you can customize it and make it look however you want.  URC did a fantastic job in translating client and installer needs and delivering a very good interface that gives the client more control of... — TotalControlRemotes on Jul 23
It must have been an 8-bit, non-HDR disc. Of course UHD Blu-ray only supports 4:2:0 chroma, so the Y420 mode of HDMI 2.0 kicks in with 60fps content to squeeze it into <9Gbps. 10-bit would push it to over 11Gbps and would have set your sirens off!!... — dmeyer_cedia on Jul 21
Hey Adroit1, We gave our fingerprint to the gouvernement, to our mobile app, our ISP already know with the modem the listing of ALL mac address of our connected object, FBI and NSA and Google read all our emails, listen to our communications… Let’s... — Bruno Napoli on Jul 21

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