Award-Winning Record Producer Clive Davis Chooses Samsung to Help Transform his Home Theater into a World-Class Cinematic Experience

October 1, 2022

Clive Davis, the iconic, award-winning record producer known for launching the careers of Whitney Houston, Bruce Springsteen, Janis Joplin, and more, chose Samsung to help transform his Westchester, New York home theater into a world-class cinematic experience. Once a standard home theater with an outdated projector, Davis worked with Samsung to modernize the room, which is now equipped […]

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StarField Ceiling Tiles Ship From Acoustic Geometry

October 2, 2019

Acoustic Geometry just started shipping its StarField Ceiling Tiles, an acoustical ceiling panel with a starry sky effect. This innovative sound management product is designed for home theaters, media rooms, studios, retail spaces, restaurants/bars and commercial businesses looking to inspire a “wow” factor. Designed to add the beauty of the night sky to any room […]

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CEDIA Home Cinema Masterclass to Be Led By Three Home Theater Gods

July 12, 2019

Three of the biggest names in home theater integration will offer an unparalleled learning opportunity. The CEDIA Home Cinema Design Masterclass — featuring Imaging Science Foundation founder Joel Silver, Grimani Systems President Anthony Grimani and TK Theatres and RAYVA founder Theo Kalomirakis — will provide an in-depth examination of several key topics. The CEDIA Home […]

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BenQ Launches New Cinema 4K Projector in CinePrime HT5550

April 8, 2019

BenQ today announced the new CinePrime HT5550, a native 4K DLP projector aimed at dedicated home theaters and living rooms, with HDR-PRO and CinematicColor DCI-P3 technologies for 100% coverage of Digital Cinema Initiatives (DCI)’s DCI-P3 wide color gamut standard. The HT5550 CinePrime projector is native 3840×2160 resolution and 8.3 million distinct pixels for each frame. […]

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Rayva Offers Exciting New Choices for Turnkey Theaters with Curated Interior Design Themes

December 20, 2018

Rayva announced today the addition of four new interior design themes to its lineup of turnkey home theaters — Cross Beam, Contours, Main Street and Rialto have been added to Rayva’s lineup and are available now for projects around the world. Curated by Rayva Executive Director Theo Kalomirakis, Rayva’s interior design themes can now be […]

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CEDIA Acquires The Cinema Designer

August 29, 2018

CEDIA has announced the acquisition of The Cinema Designer in a move that will offer members preferential access to this award-winning home theater design software. The name has changed to The CEDIA Designer, which nicely aligns with the often-used acronym TCD. TCD is a cloud-based design tool that, minutes after entering room specs and design […]

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Modulus Media Systems Intros New DVR Media System With Up to 20 TB Storage

August 22, 2018

Modulus Media Systems’ new Modulus DVR allows for playing, recording, streaming, storing and sharing any type of media from one unit that supports 4K and UHD. Plus, everything can be controlled by a universal remote with voice commands. Don’t like commercials? Skip them. Can’t find the content you want? Modulus has global search. DVR is […]

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The Terms “Home Theater” and “Stereo” are Long Gone!

February 24, 2017

It’s about time we got what we asked for. Residents in Central Oregon are tired of hearing the words, “home theater” and “stereo.”  One local home owner stated, “I will go to the theater if I want to see a blockbuster on a 20-foot screen.  And if I want a stereo, those are at Goodwill. […]

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Sell and Stay Within Your Scope of Expertise

October 12, 2016

An article by guest blogger for Audio Visual Bend, Erik Beyer – regional VP of sales – CLAIR Solutions How do we, as professionals in the AV industry, help small businesses recognize the opportunities that are better serving of their needs? Systems that will better serve them in the long run and, in some cases, […]

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James Loudspeaker Expands Mavericks Lineup with MQ84/MQ84A

August 17, 2015

James Loudspeaker has announced the addition of the MQ84/MQ84A mid/high frequency modules to their Mavericks home theater lineup. The Mavericks speaker system was specifically developed for home theater applications, delivering what they claim as ultra-wide bandwidth and extremely low distortione. The MQ84/MQ84A is a 4-way loudspeaker available either with a built-in passive crossover (MQ84) or with an optional external […]

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Zealth Audio: Employing Homeless Veterans

January 27, 2015

If you’re like me, little things sometimes frustrate you. Maybe the kids left the cap off the soda again and it went flat. Or your spouse put a small scratch in the bumper of your car. Possibly the cat left you a present in a remote corner of a spare bedroom… Then you learn about someone like […]

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Weekly Wrap-Up | August 29, 2014

August 29, 2014

For those of you who don’t know, every Friday we post our Weekly Wrap-Up featuring the top stories from the week. These are the stories we think deserve a second look or a third. This week we are featuring Almo’s E4 AV Tour fall stops in Boston and Washington D.C., a road warrior’s blog post […]

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Non-Acoustic Room Treatments For Intangible Effects

May 15, 2014

There are two key ways that real AV pros set their work apart from the offerings of both the big box retailers and the hang-and-bang guys. The first one is that their integration of multiple devices, sources, display and controls actually work. The second is that they know how to set the stage. A really […]

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Will Veronica Mars Save the Custom Install Market?

February 26, 2014

Everyone who’s ever been to CEDIA EXPO loves it. And, what’s not to love? It’s basically a big-boy toy fair. The biggest TVs debut at CEDIA. 3D debuted at CEDIA. 4K resolution TVs debuted at CEDIA. Wireless audio was first shown at CEDIA. Wireless HDMI — you guessed it: CEDIA. But, the HomeAV market, in […]

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Digital Projection Intros 1080p LED Titan

September 26, 2013

At CEDIA, Digital Projection International (DPI) announced the TITAN 1080p LED 3D projector, which the company says is the world’s first combination of 3-chip DLP imaging and solid-state LED illumination. Utilizing Texas Instruments’ DarkChip DLP technology, DPI’s new TITAN 1080p LED 3D is spec’d at 2,000 lumens and lists for $79,995. The benefits of LED […]

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Onkyo Shows 3D Home Theater In A Box System

July 21, 2010

Onkyo has become the first manufacturer to leverage 3D in ‘home theater in a box’ systems (HTiBs). The Onkyo HT-S6300 and HT-S7300 both have 3D-Ready HDMI 1.4a inputs, 1080p video upscaling, lossless Dolby and DTS high definition audio, Dolby height processing, Audyssey automatic room equalization, and numerous other high performance features typically not found at […]

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Experienced Technicians Take Note: CEDIA Offers Updated Home Theater Boot Camp

February 11, 2010

Refining your skills and expanding your services can lead to increased revenue.  Potential clients are looking for new ways to make their homes more comfortable and enjoyable, and a new home theater or media room may be just what they are looking for. Attend CEDIA’s next Home Theater Boot Camp to perfect your skills, so […]

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