CEDIA 2018

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SV Staff  |  Sep 06, 2018  |  0 comments
Atlantic Technology is showcasing 14 new products at CEDIA Expo, representing the company’s “largest product expansion ever.”
Thomas J. Norton  |  Sep 09, 2018  |  0 comments
Atlantic Technology announced two new subs at CEDIA Expo 2018, one of which is quite the bruiser.
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 06, 2018  |  0 comments
CEDIA announced the 15 winners of its 2018 Home Technology Professional Awards competition last night at a celebration held in San Diego’s Petco Park. The awards program recognizes exemplary home entertainment/smart-home projects completed by home technology professionals this year. Winners were selected by a panel of industry experts.
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.
SV Staff  |  Sep 04, 2018  |  0 comments
CEDIA Expo opens today in San Diego and runs through Saturday, September 8. The 2018 version of the trade show will bring together more than 20,000 professionals involved in the $14 billion home technology industry. In addition to CEDIA’s robust educational program, this year’s show will feature 500-plus exhibits showcasing a broad range of the latest in audio/video, home theater, and smart-home technology.
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...
Joe Palenchar  |  Sep 05, 2018  |  0 comments
Definitive Technology updated its two Wi-Fi streaming soundbars by upgrading their TV connections, enabling voice control through Google Assistant-enabled devices, and shifting their underlying wireless multiroom-audio platforms to Chromecast built in (CCBI) from DTS Play-Fi. Meanwhile, sister brand Polk unveiled two entry-level soundbars.
Joe Palenchar  |  Sep 05, 2018  |  0 comments
Sound United brands Denon and Marantz are coming to the CEDIA Expo to update premium audio components in the highest reaches of their lines and launch the industry’s first audio components certified under the new Imax Enhanced content and hardware certification program.
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...

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).
Joe Palenchar  |  Sep 06, 2018  |  1 comments
Emotiva Audio is in an expansive mood at the CEDIA Expo, launching an AV preamp/processor/tuner with the processing power and expansion ports that will enable it to support 11.5.8 channels of Dolby Atmos surround.
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.
Al Griffin  |  Sep 09, 2018  |  0 comments
The EPV Screens booth at CEDIA highlighted one of the company’s latest projection screen offerings for ultra-short throw projectors. By filtering out light coming from overhead, the 0.5-gain DarkStar UST eFinity allows for pictures with ample brightness and contrast in high ambient light environments.
Thomas J. Norton  |  Sep 09, 2018  |  2 comments
Fibbr launched two fiber-optic cables at CEDIA Expo 2018: One is nearly transparent, making it ideal for inconspicuous installations, the other is 8K-ready.