Three AV Companies to Watch in 2019


I have tried to avoid writing one of these blogs. I resisted the temptation to wrap up my top moments of 2018. I stayed clear of making tech predictions for 2019. I even managed not to comment on others’ top moment lists and predictions. All in all, I was doing pretty well… until yesterday. Yesterday I […]

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So You Want to Go to CES? Nah, No You Don’t. Really, You Don’t – Here’s Your CES 2018 Guide So You Don’t Have to Go


During the CES (Consumer Electronics Show) each year, nearly every big consumer tech company debuts something new — and many of them will declare it “disruptive” or “game-changing” or “innovative” or one of a dozen or so other self-congratulatory adjectives that mean nothing. And all the while, the city for Las Vegas commences to ripping people off […]

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CES Attendance Bodes Well for All AV Shows in 2015


The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA), the owner and producer of the International CES Show, today announced that verified attendance at the 2015 International CES reached a record 176,676 industry professionals with 48,833 coming from outside of the U.S. The 2015 CES also set a number of other records, including more than 3,600 exhibitors, more than […]

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CES 2013: Key TV Trends


Four key themes in TV are emerging from CES this year: 1. The year of 4K — Clearly the most discussed and promoted technology theme at the show this year is 4K. All major TV manufacturers are featuring 4K TVs, either actually planned products or technology demonstrations. While most were based on LCD, Panasonic and Sony […]

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Rants and rAVes – Episode 51: The Consumer Electronics Show Stuff


Some cool new home AV toys will debut starting this weekend at the annual CES Show in Vegas. But, the big news won’t be 4K TVs and more Smart Gear. What will it be? Listen and find out! Having trouble listening to the podcast on this page? You can subscribe using RSS, iTunes or the Stitcher mobile App Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: […]

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OmniMount Adds Interactive Mounts


OmniMount is introducing new mounts at CES, all in a new product category for the company, interactive mounts. The idea behind the interactive mount line is that customers are using TVs for more activities, such as gaming and exercise, that require expanded viewing angles and positions. The ActionMount PLAY series includes single- and double-jointed arm […]

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Dukane Announces Fast Virtual Responders for iOS and Android


Convey Student Response by Dukane now supports both traditional, hand-held response pads and virtual responders on most all browser equipped devices. The Convey Virtual Responder (VR) works seamlessly across multiple browsers as well as iOS and Android platforms, allowing those devices to be used in conjunction with the Convey Student Response application as student input […]

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Sony Shows a Genuinely New Kind of TV Display at CES, But It’s Not a Product


As my colleague Steve Sechrist reported in a recent Display Daily, both LG Electronics and Samsung introduced their own 55-inch AMOLED TV sets at the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) being held in Las Vegas this week. Both companies exhibited multiple units of their AMOLED TVs on the show floor to extremely appreciative audiences. With […]

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NAD Shows Generation 3 of MDC Modules, New VISO System and a PSB Outdoor Speaker


NAD Electronics will launch a trio of new products at CES this week including upgrade modules for NAD’s Modular Design Construction (MDC) program, the compact, big-sounding VISO THREE Music System, also from NAD, and PSB’s versatile new CS1000 Universal/Outdoor Speaker. Now in their third generation, NAD’s new modules include the VM 150 high-speed Digital Video […]

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Projectors at CES


Last week I discussed Casio’s startling announcement that they were going to end production of projectors with mercury lamps and exclusively build projectors with a hybrid laser/LED/phosphor light source. By no means was that the only projector news from CES, other companies presented their new projection products as well. These included picoprojectors, mini-projectors, toy projectors, […]

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