CEDIA 2017

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Mark Fleischmann  |  Sep 07, 2017  |  0 comments
Monoprice, which started with cables and went on to offer tons more things at affordable prices, bowed three new subwoofers under its Monolith brand, maker of respected multichannel muscle amps.

Darryl Wilkinson  |  Sep 08, 2017  |  0 comments
Online retailer Monoprice debuted seven new models in the company’s Amber series of in-wall and in-ceiling speakers. The in-wall models feature...
Darryl Wilkinson  |  Sep 10, 2017  |  0 comments
At CEDIA 2017, NETGEAR introduced the Netgear FlexPower, ONVIF Compliant Wire-Free IP Camera System, what the company describes as “the industry’s first and only wire-free, battery-powered ONVIF-compliant camera.” The new NETGEAR security-camera system consists of two basic components...
Darryl Wilkinson  |  Sep 09, 2017  |  0 comments
I’ve written about NuBryte before because of the company’s unique and beautiful TouchPoint color touch-screen consoles that fit in single- or double-gang junction boxes, replacing existing light switches—and the company continues to be noteworthy...
John Sciacca  |  Sep 09, 2017  |  0 comments
With more and more connected devices being added every single day, and people increasingly turning to streaming for the TV and movie content, the network has become the most important infrastructure in the system. At the center of the network lies the router; a device most people don’t think about until something like Netflix or Amazon streaming stops working or their WiFi cuts out. The router is mission critical for network performance of all systems of a connected home: automation, A/V streaming, security, even lighting. And Pakedge feels everyone deserves great performance.

Mark Fleischmann  |  Sep 07, 2017  |  0 comments
How dare you, sir, how dare you accuse soundbars of being low-end proletarian piffle when Paradigm is custom-cutting aluminum enclosures to match the flat screens of its discerning clientele.

Mark Fleischmann  |  Sep 08, 2017  |  1 comments
The triple highlights of the Parasound booth were a new ZoneMaster two-channel amp, new five-channel amp, and new phono preamp, all designed with a knack for combining performance and value.

Joe Palenchar  |  Sep 07, 2017  |  1 comments
Polk Audio launches new entry-level sound bar and two value-priced subs, while sister brand Definitive Technology adds a trio of high-performance bookshelf speakers.
Mark Fleischmann  |  Sep 07, 2017  |  0 comments
The sound rooms lining one side of the show floor featured loads of great projection and surround demos (thank you, GoldenEar, Meridian, and Emotiva). Many featured in-walls. One of the few to feature new freestanding speakers in our beat was RBH.

John Sciacca  |  Sep 09, 2017  |  0 comments
Typical whole-house audio systems require “home-running” all of the speaker and control wiring to a central location which then connects to a stack of electronics – sources, distribution switches, amplifiers, control system – that normally resides in a large rack. While there is nothing wrong with systems designed in this manner, they are typically best installed during construction when extensive prewiring can be done, and can be difficult to add onto. Many also feature pre-configured source and zone amounts, such as 6 source to 6 zone, meaning it can be difficult (ie: expensive) to add a single additional zone to a system. Russound showed some real out-of-box thinking at CEDIA by introducing the company’s new MBX-AMP, a completely scalable Wifi streaming audio amplifier that can be placed anywhere in the home yet link-up to become part of a system supporting as many as 32 audio zones!

Al Griffin  |  Sep 08, 2017  |  0 comments
The notion of using flat-panel TVs to display art isn’t new, but Samsung finally took time to think the concept through and do it right.
Rob Sabin  |  Sep 09, 2017  |  0 comments
Sanus, after some success with its dedicated stands for the Sonos Play:1 and Play:3 speaker, will soon be adding one for the company's flagship Play:5.
Thomas J. Norton  |  Sep 09, 2017  |  0 comments
ompanies are always looking for new products that make use of their core competencies. While powered window treatments might not seem to be high on the home theater installation hierarchy, when you think about it they make sense for a company that also offers both powered and fixed screens...
Al Griffin  |  Sep 08, 2017  |  0 comments
Screen Innovations' new Solo projection screen is portable and can be mounted anywhere.
Thomas J. Norton  |  Sep 06, 2017  |  0 comments
s CEDIA drew close to its September 7, 2017 opening, Sony announced three new full 4K/UHD projectors with a native resolution of 4096 x 2160. This is the resolution of Sony’s 4K SXRD imaging chips. Pro 4K projectors have a 4K resolution of 4096 x 2160, whereas consumer 4K uses 3840 x 2160. There are several ways of handling the difference between these two resolutions when displaying consumer 4K sources. The ideal approach, which involves no added processing to generate potential artifacts, is to simply leave a blank sliver of about 125 pixels at each side of the screen.

All three of the new projectors can accommodate high dynamic range in either the HDR10 or HLG formats...