CEDIA 2018

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Al Griffin  |  Sep 07, 2018  |  0 comments
British speaker-maker KEF is showing its new R series at CEDIA. A pair of the company’s R11 towers can be seen here in one of the KEF booth’s multiple lifestyle vignettes—this one showing a Manhattan lawyer’s cigar smoke-filled bachelor pad. He may not be a nice guy, but he has impeccable taste in speakers.
SV Staff  |  Sep 07, 2018  |  0 comments
CEDIA Expo 2018 is a coming out party for Bose's first wireless smart speaker and two new smart soundbars.
SV Staff  |  Sep 07, 2018  |  0 comments
CEDIA has announced the winners of its 2018 Best New Product Awards and the inductees of the CEDIA 2018 Product Hall of Fame.
Thomas J. Norton  |  Sep 07, 2018  |  First Published: Sep 06, 2018  |  0 comments
Epson is showcasing its new Enhanced 4K Pro Cinema 4050 LCD projector here at CEDIA Expo 2018. It’s said to offer, compared to earlier Epsons, improved brightness, higher contrast, better HDR, and a newly optimized 4K pixel shift. It’s claimed to provide 2400 lumens of peak brightness (presumably in the High lamp setting), a contrast ratio of 200,000:1, and 100% coverage of P3 color.
Thomas J. Norton  |  Sep 07, 2018  |  0 comments
We don’t often give much love to projectors most people might consider, instead concentrating on models ranging from $2000 up—mostly up...
Thomas J. Norton  |  Sep 07, 2018  |  0 comments
If you watch any home improvement shows on television, or speak with an interior designer, they appear to find a television a nuisance that compromises their artistic vision. But we all know a television has to go somewhere, and that’s often over the fireplace—about the worst position possible.
Thomas J. Norton  |  Sep 07, 2018  |  0 comments
GoldenEar Technology offered a sneak peek of the compact stand-mount DigitalAktiv3, a wireless speaker based on the WiSA standard that looks to be right track for today’s market.
Thomas J. Norton  |  Sep 07, 2018  |  1 comments
Most audiophiles (and I am one) prefer a listening chair that doesn’t rise above their head, thereby blocking reflections from the rear wall. Home theater can be the same, but home theater enthusiasts (I’m one of those, too) are a bit more casual, and would prefer to watch a movie flat out in a favorite recliner, oblivious to their head being blocked from the rear...
Thomas J. Norton  |  Sep 07, 2018  |  0 comments
As mentioned in another post, Samsung not only showed a new 8K, flat screen LCD TV but plans on it actually being available soon. In the US it will be offered only in an 85-inch size, though other sizes, down to 65-inches, will be available elsewhere...
Thomas J. Norton  |  Sep 07, 2018  |  0 comments
Digital Projection International (DPI) isn’t mentioned often in our pages except at shows, perhaps because its product lineup is bewilderingly varied, or perhaps because most of its offerings are priced in the “If you have to ask” category.

Take the Insight Laser 8K 3-chip DLP shown here...

Thomas J. Norton  |  Sep 06, 2018  |  1 comments
The Harman booth housed a number of sister companies, including Revel, JBL, Mark Levinson, Arcam, Lexicon, and Harman itself (Harman once owned Infinity, but that classic marque appears to have been killed off).

Shown in the photo is a new line of wireless and “smart” products boasting the also once iconic (then Harman Kardon) Citation name, most of which will ship this month...

Thomas J. Norton  |  Sep 06, 2018  |  0 comments
JVC put its pixel-shifting prowess on hold today at CEDIA Expo with the introduction of three native 4K projectors.
Thomas J. Norton  |  Sep 06, 2018  |  0 comments
Sony introduced three new 4K HDR projectors at the 2019 CEDIA EXPO: the VPL-VW295ES at $5000, the VPL-VW695ES at $10,000), and the VPL-VW995ES at $35,000. (Remaining in its extensive home projector lineup are the 4K VW5000ES and VW885ES, the 2K HW65ES and HW45ES, and the short throw 4K VZ1000ES).

The lamp-based VPL-VW295ES replaces the VPL-VW285ES, and is very similar to its predecessor in a number of ways—the same motorized lens but without lens memories, and no iris control, either manual or dynamic. But it adds a number if significant features...

Al Griffin  |  Sep 06, 2018  |  0 comments
Elac is moving big-time into making high-performance wireless speakers, a realm currently dominated by companies including KEF, Dynaudio, and DALI. The outfit’s new Navis series consists of the AR-B51 standmounter ($2,000/pair, shown) and AR-F51 tower speaker ($4,000/pair).
Al Griffin  |  Sep 06, 2018  |  0 comments
Harman has its affordable JBL Stage series speakers on display at CEDIA. The new speakers, which supersede the company’s previous entry-level Arena series, has a neat, retro look, with white paper-cone mid-bass drivers reminiscent of those found in the company’s professional studio monitors from a few decades back.