Robert Silva

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  • Started reporting on consumer electronics in 1998. Since 2000 has focused more closely on home entertainment and home theater technology
  • An avid home theater enthusiast, with a lifelong interest in the subject, beginning as an electronics major in high school, then as a fervent electronics and audiophile hobbyist as well as professional experience in both the home entertainment and tech space
  • Written for Dishinfo.com (via Clearvoice), has made appearances on the YouTube series Home Theater Geeks, and has been interviewed by the Chicago Tribune
  • Is carrying on the tradition of bringing the excitement of the home theater experience as a part of Lifewire, providing important home theater setup tips, how-tos, tips, and tricks, as well as continuing coverage of technology trends and products

Experience

Robert has had extensive experience in consumer electronics and home theater product sales and sales supervision with several major consumer electronics retailers, including Circuit City, Incredible Universe, Fry's Electronics, and Best Buy.

Technical experience includes working in video production/editing, and in digital film restoration and colorization with an emphasis on historical color research and color design. In addition, Robert served as a production-line episode coordinator for the first 2D computer-animated cartoon TV series, "Attack of the Killer Tomatoes" under the name, Ron Silva.

Robert has focused on the topic of Home Theater, covering important home theater related news and events, such as the annual CES and the Custom Electronic Design and Installation Association EXPO (CEDIA) trade shows, as well as writing hands-on product reviews, buying guides, and how-to articles that cover home theater basics for his growing readership.

Education

Robert Silva received a Technical TV Production/Studio certificate from the San Diego County Regional Occupational Program and is a graduate of San Diego State University, with a degree in Psychology. You wouldn't think a degree in Psychology would relate to home entertainment or home theater tech, but combining interpersonal and networking skills with continuing work in consumer electronics has resulted in a successful career in studio production work, consumer electronics retail sales, and, as a reporter on home theater tech and trends.

Robert Silva

My journey with audio and video tech started 50 years ago. I have experienced the change from mono to stereo, B&W to color and analog to digital TV, HDTV to 4K Ultra HD TV, VHS to DVD, physical media to streaming, and push-button to voice control.

Having seen the evolution of home entertainment technologies over several decades, I have a deep contextual understanding of where home entertainment has been, where it is now, and what may bode for the future. My goal is to share that knowledge and excitement with all my readers by empowering them with informative articles that demystify the maze of jargon and products.

Lifewire and Dotdash

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