CEDIA 2015 Attendance Tops 18,000

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CEDIA 2015 showcased a new energy for the industry, evident by a 16 percent increase in integrator attendance and a 6 percent increase in the number of exhibitors participating in the show. More than 18,700 attendees participated in this year’s event alongside 510 exhibiting companies. Exhibitors were quick to call out the quality of attendees […]

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The Jeremy Burkhardt (Origin Acoustics) Interview

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In one year, Origin Acoustics signed up 2,000 dealers in over 50 countries, has designed (and is shipping) over 140 different products and has created an industry buzz that no other speaker company has been able to match so far. Origin Acoustics’ founder, Jeremy Burkhardt, took time to talk with me after the company’s press […]

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Savant Unveils Awesome Savant Remote

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Savant today unveiled the Savant Remote. It is, by far, the coolest (and easiest to program) handheld remote we have ever seen. No joke. At this time, it’s aimed exclusively at home entertainment as it only controls that part of your house (i.e. TV, all the stuff connected to your TV, whole house audio systems, […]

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Origin Acoustics Celebrates One-Year with Aluminum Domination

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Launching the industry’s first ever in-wall and in-ceiling aluminum speakers, Origin Acoustics says that they actually get better sound from them than using MDF or plastic ever did. Founder Jeremy Burkhardt addressed all the attendees of first press conference held here at CEDIA Expo 2015 in Dallas, by explaining that, even though many industry pundits […]

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BenQ Claims Cinematic Quality In the Home

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BenQ America today introduced its new line of home theater projectors: the HT2050, HT3050 and HT4050. Designed to bring the big screen experience into the living room, the projectors leverage the Rec. 709 HDTV standard to accurately reproduce what BenQ calls “Cinematic Color” to the home. With native HD 1080p resolution (1920×1080), the lineup has […]

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Epson Unveils New Line of Premium Ultra-Bright Pro Cinema Projectors

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Epson today unveiled an expanded line of Full HD 1080p Ultra-Bright Pro Cinema Projectors, the Epson Pro Cinema G6970WU, Pro Cinema G6570WU, Pro Cinema 4855WU, and wireless Pro Cinema 1985. Featuring up to 6,000 lumens of color brightness and 6,000 lumens of white brightness, Epson’s latest projectors can literally be placed anywhere as they are […]

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Rants and rAVes — Episode 435: EPSON’s CEDIA Launch is Bright — Think ANSI Bright!

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EPSON is using CEDIA Expo to launch a new series of 4,000- to 6,000-lumen projectors that are all priced below $7,000. So, no need to turn off the lights, install them in a dark room or even think about building a dedicated home theater. These projectors can project nearly everywhere. Brian Savarese, EPSON’s home theater […]

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Stewart Filmscreen Launches Screen Packages

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Stewart Filmscreen will debut a new initiative, Stewart Standard Solutions, at CEDIA Expo 2015. Standard Solutions streamlines the process for selecting Stewart Filmscreen’s most popular screen systems, and offers financial benefits to integrators for choosing from the preset menu of products. The Standard Solutions product list includes one fixed frame wall screen, Luxus Deluxe Quick […]

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Séura Debuts Storm 84-inch Outdoor TV

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Séura has added an 84-inch TV to its Storm line of sleek outdoor televisions. With 4K UHD native resolution, the new 84-inch Séura Storm is designed for use in non-direct sunlight, and claims a 450-nit panel brightness with an anti-glare coating. All Séura outdoor TVs are built to thrive outside year-round, regardless of climate or […]

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Christie Extends Vive LA Series Loudspeaker Lineup with LA2 Line Array and LA3S-3ohm Speakers

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Christie today extended its Christie Vive Audio solution with the introduction of the LA2 premium screen channel loudspeaker and the LA3S 3-ohm premium surround channel loudspeaker. Both products are expected to be available in November. The LA2 Line Array completes the family of LA (Line Array) speakers for use in screen channel applications by completing […]

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Spiral Groove Ships New Flagship SG1.2 Turntable

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Spiral Groove today announced the availability of its new top of the line Spiral Groove SG1.2 turntable, which incorporates a host of upgrades from the previous SG1.1. The SG1.2 features a new platter, isolation feet, damping material and various other parts and, according to Spiral Groove, an improved magnetic platter levitation system to deliver significantly […]

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Channel Vision to Debut Audio Matrix

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Channel Vision will debut an integrated audio matrix that features control over Wi-Fi from a Smartphone, tablet or computer and allows more integration options into other whole house audio systems than previous models. Channel Vision’s A4403 Integrated Audio Matrix includes four inputs and up to 16 output zones. Each input zone features a separate TOSLINK […]

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SnapAV Releases New Episode Signature 1700T Series Speakers

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SnapAV’s Episode Signature group just released their fanciest speakers to date – the 1700 line. The 1700 series offers architectural in-ceiling, in-wall, surround and soon-to-be released LCR speakers, so each individual customer can build the ultimate movie or music experience. While the in-walls and in-ceilings will transform the way you hear music, the 1700 surround […]

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Google Launches Smart Home Hub Called OnHub

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They say that imitation is the best form of flattery. The new Google OnHub looks, well, almost identical to the Amazon Echo — both are cylindrical towers. Google’s is a Wi-Fi hub that’s designed to be a central controller for everything Google-owned or “approved” that can keep you entertained through your TV (or Android phone […]

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Araknis Networks Intros Commercial-Grade Networking Solution

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Araknis Networks (part of SnapAV) manufacturers IP-enabled AV products that it says are commercial-grade routers, switches, and wireless access points aimed at professional installers of home and pro systems. “For the average installer, networking can seem very intimidating,” says Ayham Ereksousi, Category Manager for Araknis Networks. “In a typical installation, there are multiple devices that require high-speed connectivity – […]

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CEDIA 2015 to Showcase Full Picture of the Future Home Experience

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CEDIA EXPO is the epicenter of the future home experience providing attendees the opportunity to prepare and understand the trends that will drive the future of the industry and their business. The vision of the future extends from the opening keynote, to the show floor, the classroom, and beyond. “We always want attendees to leave […]

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CEDIA Expo Opens Registration to Attendees

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CEDIA, the industry’s only custom-install show exclusively for the residential systems market, opens registration on its fall show today! Even if you’re in the commercial AV market, you will love these home-toys and the opportunity to understand what is driving the residential market. And, it will also help you understand IT/AV better as the HomeAV […]

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