CES 2016

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John Sciacca  |  Jan 09, 2016  |  0 comments
In a technology demonstration Meridian, Jaguar and Intel combined to show how the future of a fully connected life could integrate both your home and automotive away lifestyle. Using integrated technologies that included a pair of Meridian DSP3200 digital speakers and a Sooloos music server, and a Meridian audio system in the Jaguar F-Pace SUV, notifications could be sent from the Jaguar to the TV in the home, and adjustments to the home could be mirrored to the SUV to insure a smooth transition between home and away living.

There were four primary aspects to the tech demo including personal inventory tracking, preferred temperature, seamless media transfer, and second driver notification.

Darryl Wilkinson  |  Jan 09, 2016  |  2 comments
Synology makes network attached storage (NAS) servers. If your home entertainment life revolves solely around media you can stream—or you store you entire life in the cloud (on someone else’s remote server)—it’s unlikely you’ll have need of a NAS server. On the other hand, if you have thousands of digital images, movies, and songs in your collection, and you’d like to have easy access to them, a NAS server is one of the most essential digital storage components you can have. Fortunately for people with lots of files to store but not so much money, Synology introduced the DiskStation DS416j—a 4-bay NAS device the company has designed for home and small office use and budgets.
Al Griffin  |  Jan 09, 2016  |  7 comments
With TV makers focused on releasing 4K TVs with an expanded range of capabilities (HDR, wide color gamut, etc.) at CES 2016, the idea of a consumer 8K TV seems far off. Japanese broadcaster NHK has been demonstrating 8K for several years now at trade shows, however, and it plans to use the Tokyo 2020 Olympics as a platform to debut an 8K-res TV broadcast format.
Al Griffin  |  Jan 09, 2016  |  0 comments
If there’s one thing we know for sure about an Ultra HD broadcast standard, it’s that its still under development. But will TV stations really end up broadcasting 4K-resolution programming? Will the average viewer even care?
Al Griffin  |  Jan 09, 2016  |  0 comments
What you’re looking at is ELAC’s forthcoming wireless speaker. In truth, it’s a wireless powered speaker module—the company hasn’t settled yet on which of its bookshelf speaker models, the B5 or B6, will eventually get the wireless treatment.

Also shown is ELAC’s Discovery Music Server...

Barb Gonzalez  |  Jan 09, 2016  |  0 comments
Bang and Olufsen announced that its BeoPlay 6 and second-generation BeoPlay A9 will be able to play from phones and tablets using Google Cast
Barb Gonzalez  |  Jan 09, 2016  |  0 comments
The Qeus smart integrated entertainment system ups the ante of the typical media player. While other media players have added micro gaming (mobile phone type games), the Qeus includes home control. This adds the most of the functionality of smart TVs like the new Sony that has smart home control.
Barb Gonzalez  |  Jan 09, 2016  |  0 comments
The 2016 lineup of LG’s smart TVs will continue to use their own operating system, Web OS. This year’s new Magic Mobile feature is the ability to connect to a smartphone in its own unique way.
Barb Gonzalez  |  Jan 09, 2016  |  0 comments
Netgear’s Nighthawk X8 AC 5300 (model R8500) router is impressive at first look with an undulating case with antennas lit by blue LEDs. It won’t be long before we are streaming 4K to more than one TV while connecting to the internet on several mobile devices wirelessly. This router can handle the load
Al Griffin  |  Jan 08, 2016  |  0 comments
OLED TV. Maybe you’ve heard of it. In the HiSense booth at CES, the company made a point of displaying the lauded technology to great disadvantage. What does it offer as an alternative? ULED.
Al Griffin  |  Jan 08, 2016  |  0 comments
Dynaudio’s first- and second-gen Xeo wireless speakers were previously reviewed in Sound & Vision. Long story short, we liked ‘em. Now the company has a new wireless speaker, the Xeo 2, that adds a few features the previous versions lacked, and is also considerably more affordable.
Al Griffin  |  Jan 08, 2016  |  0 comments
CES isn’t much a platform for launching video projectors (that’s why there’s CEDIA), but one company not typically known for home A/V products did use the show to introduce a pair of models designed for home theater, rather than classroom, use.
Darryl Wilkinson  |  Jan 08, 2016  |  1 comments
I’ve used LOKSAK’s awesome waterproof phone and tablet bags for a couple of years now, and I’m a huge fan. That’s because LOKSAK’s resealable, see-through, storage bags create a hermetic, airtight seal that prevents water from getting inside—or letting whatever is inside out—even when submerged down to 60 meters (200 ft). In addition to protecting against water, LOKSAK’s also protect against microscopic particles like dust and sand. They’re reusable and recyclable. You can make and receive phone calls while your phone is in a sealed LOKSAK, but the best feature of all is that all touchscreens work—including capacitance touch screens—inside the bag. Now LOKSAK has a new series of bags that protect against something even smaller than water molecules and microbes: RF (radio frequency) and IR (infrared).
Darryl Wilkinson  |  Jan 08, 2016  |  2 comments
The world in which our smart cars drive us to and from our smart homes isn’t here just quite yet, but Control4 is already doing its part to make that smart home living dream come true.
Leslie Shapiro  |  Jan 08, 2016  |  0 comments
While everyone likes to think they have perfect hearing, the reality is that most folks don’t.

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