CEDIA 2016

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Mark Fleischmann  |  Sep 15, 2016  |  0 comments
Five years in the making, Paradigm's Persona is the company's new top line. It includes four towers, monitor, center, and sub.

Mark Fleischmann  |  Sep 15, 2016  |  0 comments
Polk Audio's new Signature Series of speakers and Magnifi Mini compact soundbar are bristling with bright aspirations and cunning engineering, including ideas pioneered by now-retired cofounder Matthew Polk himself.

Thomas J. Norton  |  Sep 17, 2016  |  0 comments
t may be unglamorous, but many of us have a need to darken our home theater spaces, particularly when using a projector and a conventional screen. Normally this involves either a tedious process of manually closing the drapes, or buying expensive, custom, powered blinds...
Thomas J. Norton  |  Sep 16, 2016  |  0 comments
Shown here are two of the new drivers used in RBH’s new Signature Reference speakers, as discussed in a previous blog—a new AMT tweeter (replacing the previous dome) and a new bass-midrange.
Joe Palenchar  |  Sep 15, 2016  |  0 comments
Riva Audio came to CEDIA 2016 to demonstrate its first two wireless multiroom-audio speakers and outline plans for additional high-performance multiroom products in 2017.
Thomas J. Norton  |  Sep 16, 2016  |  0 comments
Samsung’s booth was very small (the same was true of both Sony and LG—common at CEDIA as the big TV makers guard their piggy banks until CES). While nothing was truly new, they did effectively demonstrate their sound-bar based Atmos audio system, and lined up three of their flagship KS9800 curved SUHD sets to wow the crowds.
Al Griffin  |  Sep 15, 2016  |  First 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.
Tom Norton  |  Sep 16, 2016  |  1 comments
Screen Innovations (SI) showed their Transformer screen last year, but it’s only now being readied for full production. It can service films of varying aspect ratios, primarily 2.40:1 and 16:9.
Tom Norton  |  Sep 16, 2016  |  0 comments
At last year’s CEDIA we reported on a new DLP imagining chip from Texas Instruments that offered one-half the pixels required for full 4K resolution. To produce 4K, the digital micromirrors first display half the pixels in the image, then microseconds later shift by a fraction of a pixel to show the others. While this is similar to the pixel shifting (a.k.a. wobulation) now used by JVC in most of its projectors (the new BLUEscent excepted), and by Epson in its laser model, TI argues that its micromirrors can shift far more rapidly.
SV Staff  |  Sep 15, 2016  |  0 comments
A growing number of homeowners are integrating "smart" features into their homes during renovation projects, according to the 2016 U.S. Houzz Smart Home Trends Survey, conducted in collaboration with CEDIA.
Al Griffin  |  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.
Al Griffin  |  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.
Al Griffin  |  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.
John Sciacca  |  Sep 17, 2016  |  0 comments
Designed to help in-wall speaker users maintain a discreet look while still being able to enjoy next-generation object-based audio soundtracks like Dolby Atmos and DTS:X, SpeakerCraft demonstrated its new AIM Series 2 ATX100, the company's first in-wall Dolby Atmos-enabled height module.
Al Griffin  |  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.