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Al Griffin Posted: Sep 17, 2016 0 comments
With dedicated home theaters giving way to multipurpose media rooms, high ambient light rejecting screens have become an increasingly popular option for those seeking the ultra-large image that only projectors deliver.
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Al Griffin Posted: Sep 16, 2016 0 comments
The BeoVision 14, a new Series of Ultra HDTVs unveiled by Danish manufacturer Bang & Olufsen today at its CEDIA press event, up the ante on the aesthetics front by providing an element not often seen in modern TV design: wood.
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Al Griffin Posted: Sep 16, 2016 0 comments
Thor, as we all know, is the hammer-wielding god from Norse mythology. Thor is also the name of Barco’s Residential’s flagship 4K projector, a refrigerator-size 4K DLP model that sells for nearly $400,000. Why would anyone pay that much for a video projector? Maybe you want the image in your home theater to not only match, but exceed the quality of your local cinema, even those RPX and ETX ones they charge a premium ticket price for.
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Al Griffin Posted: Sep 16, 2016 0 comments
A big advantage of attending a show like CEDIA is getting the chance to hear demos of new object-based surround sound formats carried out with ultra-fancy high-end gear. One such demo of DTS:X was conducted by Datasat, a maker of surround processors and amps for professional digital cinemas and high-end home theaters.
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Al Griffin Posted: Sep 16, 2016 0 comments
Long known for affordable and custom install-friendly music servers, Fusion Research has a new model on display at CEDIA that combines two of its Solo servers in a single 1U chassis. The Duet ($799) provides two analog outputs using 192kHz/24-bit-capable Burr Brown DACs for installations where dual independent sources are required.
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Al Griffin Posted: Sep 15, 2016 Published: Sep 16, 2016 0 comments
Yes, that image above is of a projection screen in dark room—a common sight here at CEDIA. What you’re actually looking at is a Kaleidescape server menu displayed on the TAM-1T, a new variable aspect ratio projection screen from Seymour-Screen Excellence.
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Al Griffin Posted: Sep 15, 2016 0 comments
We’ve written before about Sony’s flagship Z9D-Series LCD Ultra HDTVs Z9D-Series LCD Ultra HDTVs , which the company previewed for the press back in July. I had a chance to check out the series at Sony’s CEDIA booth, where the 100-inch model shown above was having no trouble roping in curious onlookers.
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Al Griffin Posted: Sep 15, 2016 0 comments
Projectors with real 4K resolution—or close to it—will make news this year at CEDIA, with a new D-ILA model anticipated from JVC and a number of DLP models coming out that incorporate Texas Instruments’ new 4K chip with pixel-shifting technology. Sony, on the other hand, has been offering native 4K projectors for several years now. The company dropped the news at its press conference on Wednesday that a new 4K model, the VPL-VW675ES, will be available in November.
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Al Griffin Posted: Sep 14, 2016 1 comments
Sony only announced a few new products at its CEDIA 2016 press conference, but the ones it did roll out are significant. A highlight of the event was the unveiling of the company’s first Ultra HD Blu-ray player, the UBP-X1000ES.
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Al Griffin Posted: Sep 08, 2016 2 comments
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Q I have dozens of concerts and other programs that I recorded using JVC’s HRD-470U, one of the best VHS tape machines ever made. Here’s my problem: even high-quality VHS tapes look terrible when played on a high-definition digital TV. Is there some sort of “widget” I can buy that will make VHS recordings look better on my HDTV? —Jay Daley / Wickenburg, AZ

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