CEDIA 2017

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Darryl Wilkinson  |  Sep 10, 2017  |  1 comments
Newcomer Hauk Technologies hawked the company’s Signal Transparent Surface technology at CEDIA 2017 with the promise of providing a way to eliminate “the days of ugly satellite receivers perched on the roof of your beautiful home.” In my case, I live in a very, very rural area—not far from the middle of the middle of nowhere—so the only sensibilities offended by the presence of the DISH satellite TV and satellite internet antennas on the roof of my house are those of the geese and ducks during migration season. Those of you who live in more populated areas, however (especially the ones who live under the heavy burden of Homeowners’ Association rules and restrictions about such unsightly things as antennas and satellite dishes on their homes), should pay attention to this interesting cloaking technology...
Thomas J. Norton  |  Sep 09, 2017  |  0 comments
Longer cable runs between a source and display, the latter usually a projector, are a hot topic in the custom install business and in DIY installs as well. HDMI can’t usually handle much over 25 feet of UHD over HDMI, and even that’s iffy.
Thomas J. Norton  |  Sep 09, 2017  |  0 comments
Short throw projectors were a big story this year, and Hisense got into the act with its $10,000 Laser 4K.
Thomas J. Norton  |  Sep 08, 2017  |  0 comments
JVC unveiled the fifth generation of its eShift technology in three new projectors.
John Sciacca  |  Sep 08, 2017  |  1 comments
Kaleidescape, the leader in the movie server category, “teased” an advanced, pre-beta look at a new version of its kOs software which will allow users to navigate the company’s movie store and purchase movies directly from the on-screen user interface. Previously users needed to log in to the store using a Web browser, and then select and purchase a title and initiate a download. Now owners will be able to jump right from the onscreen interface into the store to browse and make purchases without getting off the couch or lifting a finger off the remote.

Mark Fleischmann  |  Sep 07, 2017  |  0 comments
KEF Does Atmos in New Q Series
Rob Sabin  |  Sep 09, 2017  |  0 comments
KEF is bringing up the bottom at CEDIA with a new trio of affordable powered subwoofers.

Rob Sabin  |  Sep 09, 2017  |  0 comments
Klipsch came to CEDIA with more than 50 new products, most targeted at the custom integrator community.
Thomas J. Norton  |  Sep 08, 2017  |  0 comments
LG has partnered with Technicolor to produce a picture mode that's said to offer their standards for color performance.
Thomas J. Norton  |  Sep 08, 2017  |  0 comments
LG is finding a number of practical commercial applications for its OLED designs.
Darryl Wilkinson  |  Sep 09, 2017  |  0 comments
Lutron Electronics announced an addition to the company’s lighting control systems, called RA2 Select. The new system incorporates select features from Lutron’s RadioRA 2 and Caseta Wireless systems, including Lutron’s Caseta Wireless that provides wireless communication capabilities for each system...

Rob Sabin  |  Sep 11, 2017  |  0 comments
M&K Sound, known for its studio-quality speakers and subwoofers, was at CEDIA this week talking up some new powered studio monitors, a new slimline on-wall speaker, and a new powered subwoofer.

John Sciacca  |  Sep 09, 2017  |  0 comments
Due to room layout, many homeowners opt to mount their flat panel TV over the mantle above a fireplace. And while this might work with symmetrical design sensibility and produce the right feng shui flow for the space, it almost always puts the display too high, frequently producing odd screen reflections, causing neck strain, and making viewing uncomfortable. The simple – and obvious – solution is to use a mount that can lower the TV down to a more comfortable height while viewing, but then retreat to its position above the mantle when finished. That solution is what MantleMount is all about.

Rob Sabin  |  Sep 09, 2017  |  0 comments
UK-based Meridian, known for its high-end, DSP-driven self-powered loudspeakers, has created a component interface that, for the first time, allows any surround processor or preamp to drive its digital speaker line.

Thomas J. Norton  |  Sep 09, 2017  |  0 comments
If Ethernet conversion isn’t your thing, nor are fiber optics (another work-around on the traditional weaknesses of HDMI over long lengths), a few companies are now offering either passive or a combination of passive/active HDMI cables that can extend far enough for the needs of most consumers.