Home Entertainment - News http://www.hemagazine.com/taxonomy/term/1/0 en Save $909 on Yamaha’s YSP-3050 Digital Sound Projector http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22785 <p style="font-size: 140%">Dell has a very nice deal on the all-in-one audio component.</p> <p><img style="float: left" src="http://www.electronichouse.com/images/uploads/Yamaha-YSP3050.jpg" alt="Yamaha YSP-3050" hspace="10" vspace="5" /></p> <p>Some people don’t have the budget or the space for a big AV setup. If you fall into either (or both) categories, Dell has got the perfect deal for you.</p> <p>Right now, Dell.com has the <a href="http://accessories.us.dell.com/sna/productdetail.aspx?c=us&amp;l=en&amp;s=bsd&amp;cs=04&amp;sku=A2013040&amp;dgc=BA&amp;cid=70494&amp;lid=1787883">Yamaha YSP-3050 Digital Sound Projector</a> for just $489.99. The single-component audio solution has an MSRP of $1,399.95, so this is quite a hearty discount.</p> <p>Boasting multi-channel surround sound from a single component, the YSP-3050 features 21 drivers and two woofers, as well as corresponding digital amplifiers for the entire lot. It also has three Cinema DSP programs for the best possible delivery of movies, music and sports. </p> <p><a href="http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22785">read more</a></p> http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22785#comments News Mon, 22 Aug 2011 07:47:07 -0700 Administrator 22785 at http://www.hemagazine.com Not All HDMI Cables Are Created Equal http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22770 <p style="font-size: 140%">Two moderately-priced 1-meter cables tested by DPL Labs had different test results.</p> <p><img style="float: right" src="http://www.electronichouse.com/images/uploads/hdmi_data.jpg" alt="An illustrated HDMI cable" hspace="10" vspace="5" /></p> <p>When it comes to HDMI performance, let me restate that reliability has been the major issue, and it usually surfaces with people breaking the rules.</p> <p>This is not new, we’ve been following specification rules since the invention of the wheel, so why has it now taken such a toll?</p> <p>In our experience, some manufacturers have shown a lack of competency in making HDMI products right the first time and continuing that over the products’ life span. It is absolutely false that all cables are the same, even at short lengths.</p> <p><a href="http://www.dpllabs.com/">DPL Labs</a> is more than just a certification company. It offers additional services that manufacturers, vendors, retail operations and even distribution firms look deep into when they are either buying or building products to verify that the integrity is what they were promised.</p> <p><a href="http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22770">read more</a></p> http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22770#comments News Mon, 08 Aug 2011 11:58:32 -0700 Administrator 22770 at http://www.hemagazine.com Tech Tips: Evaluating Speaker Specifications http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22759 <p style="font-size: 140%">Your ears are more important than the numbers.</p> <p><img style="float: left" src="http://www.electronichouse.com/images/uploads/canton_cd220-1.jpg" alt="Canton CD220" hspace="10" vspace="5" /></p> <p>A reader wrote in to our Ask-a-Pro forum for help with understanding speaker specifications. The reader asked: “What are the best spec’s to look at when buying surround sound speakers. If a speaker’s frequency response is 47hz - 30khz and another is 58hz - 30khz which is better and why?”</p> <p>Our resident audio authority Bob Archer, from CE Pro Magazine, offered this advice: </p> <p>Unfortunately, determining a speaker’s applicability to a given installation is not as easy as looking at the specifications.</p> <p>Frequency response can be a useful number in giving you a guideline in how dynamically the speaker will perform (it’s ability to create low frequency, midrange and high frequency content) , but there are other specs such as efficiency and impedance that are important too.</p> <p><a href="http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22759">read more</a></p> http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22759#comments News Fri, 29 Jul 2011 11:18:35 -0700 Administrator 22759 at http://www.hemagazine.com Panasonic to Build Sustainable Smart Town http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22679 <p>What do you do when you have an entire ecosystem of solutions for energy management, networking, security and digital health care solutions for homes, businesses and community-wide infrastructure? You build a whole new community.</p> <p>That’s what Panasonic and eight other companies that are spearheading and calling the Fujisawa Sustainable Smart Town (SST) in Japan. The smart town will feature widespread use of energy-saving devices and solutions that integrate energy creation, storage and management, Panasonic says.</p> <p><a href="http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22679">read more</a></p> http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22679#comments News Tue, 31 May 2011 10:08:17 -0700 Administrator 22679 at http://www.hemagazine.com CEA Survey Shows Americans Open to Energy-Efficient Technologies http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22672 <p style="font-size: 140%"><strong>Lack of awareness of energy management programs hinders progress, however.</strong></p> <p><img style="float: left" src="http://www.electronichouse.com/images/uploads/CEApurchasingEnergyEfficiency2.jpg" alt="CEA Energy Efficiency" hspace="10" vspace="5" /></p> <p>A new survey by the <a href="http://www.ce.org/">Consumer Electronic Association</a> (CEA) shows that consumers are receptive to energy efficiency, and that many find energy efficiency appealing to save money. “Saving money is what it’s all about,” says Steve Koenig, director of industry analysis for the CEA, in a keynote webcast on <a href="http://www.ceprolive.com/">CEPro Live</a> titled, “Powering Intelligent Electricity Use: Consumer Perspectives on Intelligent Energy Management.”</p> <p>The phone survey, conducted among 1,254 adults in April 2011, found that 60 percent are concerned about their electric bills and that 38 percent are concerned about the electricity used by their electronics.</p> <p>Energy use also ranked high among purchasing decision factors, following price and the variety and usefulness of features. People are also engaging in some energy-efficient behaviors. However, the CEA also found that about two-thirds of respondents were generally not aware of the smart grid or of energy management programs offered by utilities and others.</p> <p><a href="http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22672">read more</a></p> http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22672#comments News Wed, 25 May 2011 13:02:08 -0700 Administrator 22672 at http://www.hemagazine.com A Few Things to Know About Solar http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22670 <p style="font-size: 140%"><strong>Costs continue to come down, but is it worth the investment?</strong></p> <p>Thinking of saving electricity by investing in a solar photovoltaic (PV) system? Here are a few good things to know, pulled from a recent Greenbiz.com webinar on Solar Powered Buildings: Worth Another Look as Prices Fall.</p> <p><img style="float: right" src="http://www.electronichouse.com/images/uploads/POWERHOUSE_Solar_Shingle_12.09_.sm_.jpg" alt="Powerhouse Solar Shingles" hspace="10" vspace="5" /></p> <p><strong>Federal tax credits—</strong> The 30 percent residential renewable energy tax credit is good through 2016. This gives you up to a 30 percent credit for the cost and installation of a solar PV, solar thermal, wind, geothermal heat pump and fuel cells. There is no ceiling, and excess credit can generally be rolled forward to the next tax year. So if you’re interested in solar technology, it’s a good idea to start pricing and planning now. You can find federal and local incentives at dsire.com</p> <p><a href="http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22670">read more</a></p> http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22670#comments News Wed, 25 May 2011 08:09:27 -0700 Administrator 22670 at http://www.hemagazine.com soundscience rockus: 3D Sound for Very Tiny Theater http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22642 <p><strong>3D<sup class="glossary-indicator" title="3D, so much more than 2D. 50% more, really..."><a href="/taxonomy/term/68" title="3D, so much more than 2D. 50% more, really..." class="glossary-indicator">i</a></sup> Audio Adventures Await Explorers of Desktop Entertainment </strong></p> <p style="text-align: justify">Antec, Inc., has announced the immediate availability of their new soundscience<sup>TM</sup> rockus<sup>TM</sup>  3D 2.1 speaker system, designed to create powerful, enhanced audio for personal (pronounced &quot;small format&quot;) theater and gaming experience.</p> <p style="text-align: justify">soundscience's 3D audio technology, 3Dsst<sup>TM</sup>, is a suite of DSP (digital sound processing) algorithms that creates a virtual surround sound experience from 2.1 stereo speakers. 3Dsst actively analyzes incoming stereo audio signals and places them into a 3D sound field. The soundscience rockus also boasts a dedicated music mode optimized for organic stereo sound reproduction, letting users hear music with deep, visceral sub-bass; powerful, spacious mids and crisp highs.</p> <p style="text-align: justify">The soundscience rockus 3D 2.1 speaker system's satellites are made from anodized aluminum, which reduces enclosure distortion that plagues traditional PC speakers. Additionally, its subwoofer utilizes passive radiator technology to deliver an expansive range of bass comparable to larger footprint subwoofers.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22642">read more</a></p> http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22642#comments News Speakers Thu, 10 Mar 2011 20:39:02 -0800 MarkE 22642 at http://www.hemagazine.com Time to Take An App http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22640 <div style="text-align: justify">Stem Innovation would like to introduce you to TimeCommand, an App-enhanced alarm sound dock for iPad, iPhone, and iPod that puts a new twist on the whole sleeping /waking thing.  TimeCommand gives users the ability to...</div> <div style="text-align: justify"> </div> <div style="text-align: justify"> </div> <div style="text-align: justify"> </div> <div style="text-align: justify"> </div> <div style="text-align: justify"> </div> <div style="text-align: justify"> </div> <div style="text-align: justify"> </div> <div style="text-align: justify">- Control and dim your bedside lamp right from the alarm controls.  You can even wake by light if you have trouble getting out of bed</div> <div style="text-align: justify">- Customize multiple alarms set to various sounds or your favorite songs</div> <div style="text-align: justify">- View the local weather upon waking up</div> <div style="text-align: justify">- Connect your mobile device with the pivoting dock connector</div> <div style="text-align: justify">- Control your tunes with an integrated 10-band graphic equalizer</div> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22640">read more</a></p> http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22640#comments Home Automation &amp; Remotes News Thu, 10 Mar 2011 18:17:28 -0800 MarkE 22640 at http://www.hemagazine.com Optoma Unveils Industry’s First iPod Sound Dock With Built-In Projector http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22638 <p><strong>Neo-i Gives Plug ‘n' Play Audio Video Compatibility to Portable Media Players &amp; Other Source Component</strong>s</p> <div style="text-align: justify">Optoma, the world's best-selling brand of DLP projectors and leader in Pico projection technology, has introduced the Neo-i, the first all-in-one iPod® sound dock with built-in Pico projector, giving digital media device users plug ‘n' play compatibility in one transportable, tabletop device. Complete with built-in a 16-watt stereo speaker system and additional inputs to accommodate just about any source component, the Neo-i provides users with a simple, unique audio/video solution.</div> <div style="text-align: justify"> </div> <p style="text-align: justify">&quot;The Neo-i offers a unique solution to a marketplace that is increasingly dependent on portable devices for both audio and video content,&quot; said Jon Grodem, Optoma's senior director of sales &amp; marketing. &quot;This gives them a simple, all-in-one solution for sharing that content.&quot; </p> <p><a href="http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22638">read more</a></p> http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22638#comments Hot Products News Projectors &amp; Screens Thu, 10 Mar 2011 18:08:21 -0800 MarkE 22638 at http://www.hemagazine.com Panasonic Announces Award-Winning 2011 Plasma Line http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22636 <p><strong>Plasma Sales Show Growth, Pointing To Bright Future</strong></p> <p> Well, we don't want to say we told you so but... On Ocotber 2, 2010 we posted a story entitiled <a href="/node/21908" target="_blank">&quot;Plasma: The Myths Are Still Alive&quot;</a>. It addressed mistaken beliefs about plasma flat panel performance. And now, we find out the following:</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <div style="text-align: justify">Driving the resurgence of Plasma HDTVs, industry technology leader Panasonic Corporation of North America announced pricing and availability for its award winning 2011 Viera Plasma line-up. This announcement coincides with Display Search's recent analysis and conclusion that 2010 was a great year for Plasma TV panels, with shipments growing on a Year/Year basis every quarter since Q4 '09.  NPD also produced data showing a growth in Plasma sales.</div> <p><a href="http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22636">read more</a></p> http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22636#comments Hot Products News Plasma TVs Thu, 10 Mar 2011 18:00:57 -0800 MarkE 22636 at http://www.hemagazine.com A Leader in Campaigning for Socially Responsible Causes http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22634 <div style="text-align: justify">Mobi Technologies, Inc. has made a reputation for itself, not only in the field of electronic devices that benefit families but as a leader in causes that cry out for attention. Take these recent campaigns, for example:</div> <div style="text-align: justify"> </div> <div style="text-align: justify"> </div> <div style="text-align: justify"><strong>Headphonies for Haiti</strong></div> <div style="text-align: justify">Headphonies are limited edition 3&quot; portable speakers, which plug into smartphones, laptops and other mobile devices. Artwork is done by various artists. Mobi's recent fund-raising drive &quot;Headphonies for Haiti&quot; contributed one dollar for each purchase to a special fund to aid Haiti.</div> <p>&nbsp;</p> <div style="text-align: justify"><strong>College Scholarship Design </strong> </div> <div style="text-align: justify">Mobi Headphones College Scholarship Design Contest was held to encourage young artists to be paid to doodle. The judging was based upon the contestants' ability to produce the most creative Headphonies design.</div> <p>&nbsp;</p> <div style="text-align: justify"><strong>Farm Sanctuary</strong></div> <div style="text-align: justify">Mobi Technologies donated Headphonies speakers to the ZOOEY Magazine launch event last summer. More than 20 celebs contributed designs to benefit the Farm Sanctuary, among them Sasha Pieterse, Amanda Crew, Madeline Carroll, RJ Mitte, Booboo and Fivel Stewart. The one-of-a-kind celeb designs were auctioned to raise funds.</div> <div style="text-align: justify"> </div> <div style="text-align: justify"> </div> <div style="text-align: justify">In addition to these great efforts, Mobi has a strong relationship with the American Red Cross, is a solid member of the Better Business Bureau and is associated with Juvenile Products Manufacturer's Association (JPMA).</div> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>To learn more about Mobi Technologies, <a href="http://www.getmobi.com/" target="_blank">click here:</a>     Follow Mobi on <a href="http://twitter.com/getmobi#Follow%20Mobi" target="_blank">Twitter</a> and <a href="http://www.facebook.com/MobiTechnologies" target="_blank">Facebook</a>     </p> <p><a href="http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22634">read more</a></p> http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22634#comments News Wed, 09 Mar 2011 20:25:45 -0800 MarkE 22634 at http://www.hemagazine.com PS Audio Launches Next Generation AC Regenerators http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22632 <p><strong>Mini Power Stations for High Performance AV Equipment</strong></p> <p style="text-align: justify">PS Audio has announced the next incarnation of its AC Power Regenerators, the PerfectWave Power Plant 5 and PerfectWave Power Plant 10, which feature patented technology that regenerates perfect sine wave, ultra-low distortion AC (alternating current) power to connected AV components. </p> <p style="text-align: justify">In alternating current circuits, energy storage elements such as inductance and capacitance may result in high impedance and distortion of energy flow, which can easily damage high performance, and often expensive, audio video components ranging from HDTVs to receivers and Blu Ray players. Based on the principle of power regeneration, as opposed to conditioning or filtering, the new PerfectWave Regenerators utilize an internal high current analog amplifier, which produces ultra low distortion, ultra low output impedance, and highly regulated new AC power for connected equipment. Sine wave enhancement technologies provide control of the Power Plants for hands-on audio enthusiasts who like to adjust settings for optimum performance.</p> <p style="text-align: justify">PS Audio's PerfectWave Power Plant 10 features five programmable IsoZones, providing separate differential mode filters to clean noises generated by the connected equipment itself. Unique heat sink designs provide cooling with no need for fans. IsoZone filters and fan-less design allow the PerfectWave Power Plant 10 to operate silently yet with incredible robust performance and perfection, fulfilling a life long demand of serious audio and home theater enthusiasts.</p> <p><a href="http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22632">read more</a></p> http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22632#comments Hot Products News Wed, 09 Mar 2011 11:07:12 -0800 MarkE 22632 at http://www.hemagazine.com The Color of Music http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22628 <div style="text-align: justify"><strong>Urbanears Rolls Out Springtime Collection from Sweden</strong></div> <p style="text-align: justify">It's that time of year when Urbanears rolls out its spring collection of headphones. Urbanears is a division of zoundustries, located in Stockholm, Sweden. Yes, they are colorful. But more than that, Urbanears designs with foresight by including features that crossover to applications other than pure music listening from mobile devices. Take the mobile sector for example. You'll find Urbanears includes a built-in microphone and a remote, allowing you to pick up calls and communicate. </p> <p>To learn more about the color of music and to find the closest retailer,<a href="http://www.urbanears.com/" target="_blank"> click here:</a> </p> <div style="text-align: justify"></div> <div style="text-align: justify">Available in 40 countries</div> <p style="text-align: justify"> <p><a href="http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22628">read more</a></p> http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22628#comments Hot Products News Tue, 08 Mar 2011 20:26:21 -0800 MarkE 22628 at http://www.hemagazine.com Four New Projectors from avielo http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22626 <div style="text-align: justify">Aimed at the high-end custom installation market for use in luxury lifestyle applications, the newest avielo series of high performance projectors are designed and hand-built in Fredrikstad, Norway by projectiondesign®. These avielo projectors feature the same advanced imaging technology that is used to make block-buster movies.</div> <div style="text-align: justify"> </div> <div style="text-align: justify"><strong>avielo optix SuperWide 235</strong></div> <div style="text-align: justify">According to the manufacturer, the SuperWide 235 is the world's first native 2.35:1 home-theater projector, providing video signal exactly as the director intended. The heart of the engine is Texas Instruments' newest high pixel-density DLP chip, which delivers true 2538 x 1080 resolution. No more black bars, no more need for anamorphic, secondary lenses softening image clarity. Movies can be viewed in native wide format, just as the director intended. Does 2538 x 1080 resolution without the addition of ancillary optics impress you? The projector uses increased native resolution to expand the width of the image without impacting the height.</div> <p>&nbsp;</p> <div style="text-align: justify"><strong>avielo optix 3D<sup class="glossary-indicator" title="3D, so much more than 2D. 50% more, really..."><a href="/taxonomy/term/68" title="3D, so much more than 2D. 50% more, really..." class="glossary-indicator">i</a></sup></strong></div> <div style="text-align: justify">Based on the award-winning avielo optix Full HD projector, the avielo optix 3D adds a proprietary image processing engine to create 3D from stereoscopic sources including the latest Blu-ray Disc players and sources with single HDMI 1.4 outputs.</div> <p><a href="http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22626">read more</a></p> http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22626#comments Hot Products News Projectors &amp; Screens Tue, 08 Mar 2011 20:19:59 -0800 MarkE 22626 at http://www.hemagazine.com Hot Product Debut: Magico QPods http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22624 <p>Ready for some heavy audio science? Placing speaker pods between your speakers and the floor is a known way to improve resonance distortion, especially important with high-end speakers. Enter Magico's QPods, a serious solution for serious listeners. </p> <p>According to Magico, numeroud advances in the area of resonance management were made throughout the development process of the Q speaker platform. The QPods were developed by Magico to maximize front-end performance. Damping material is clamped between layers of milled, hardened stainless steel, oxygen-free copper and hard black anodized aircraft aluminum. Vibrational wave propogation created by the audio signal is converted to heat energy &amp; dissipated.</p> <p>To learn more about the QPods, <a href="http://magico.net/Product/QPOD/QPOD_01.php" target="_blank">click here:</a>       To locate a rare dealer,<a href="http://magico.net/Partners/USA/USA_01.php" target="_blank"> click here:</a></p> <p>QPods available March, 2011</p> <p>MSRP:<br />3 QPods $1,310<br />4 QPods $1,680</p> <p><a href="http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22624">read more</a></p> http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22624#comments Hot Products News Speakers Mon, 07 Mar 2011 09:51:19 -0800 MarkE 22624 at http://www.hemagazine.com Powerline Control Systems Introduces Mi LightStyle Lighting and Home Automation Solution http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22622 <div style="text-align: justify">Lighting control manufacturer offers new easy to install, use and manage home automation solution that can be accessed from anywhere in the world on virtually any platform</div> <p>&nbsp;</p> <div style="text-align: justify">Powerline Control Systems, Inc., the manufacturer of PulseWorx lighting control for residential and light commercial applications, has introduced Mi Lightstyle, an independent, cost-effective hardware/software package that allows lighting system control by the most popular Internet-connected smart-phones, tablets and computers.</div> <div style="text-align: justify"> </div> <div style="text-align: justify">Said Scott Klodowski, director of sales and marketing for PCS. &quot;Unlike most home automation solutions, which take a significant amount of time, resources and programming to install, The Mi LightStyle unit and ‘app' offer the easy-to-use interface consumers want with connectivity from popular devices such as iPhones, iPads, Android, and more-and it's designed to quickly integrate with our PulseWorx lighting control systems. With simple plug-and-play installation, consumers can have an affordable lighting and home automation solution - one that will allow the user to control, or simply monitor their system from anywhere in the world.&quot;</div> <p><a href="http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22622">read more</a></p> http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22622#comments Home Automation &amp; Remotes News Mon, 07 Mar 2011 09:43:22 -0800 MarkE 22622 at http://www.hemagazine.com Theater Execs Voice Outrage at DirecTV’s Premium Video-on-Demand http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22620 <div style="text-align: justify">According to an article in the Los Angeles Times, DirecTV is in advanced talks to be Hollywood's first partner for early video-on-demand, a plan that is putting it in the cross hairs of the nation's top theater chains. People familiar with the matter said the satellite TV company would likely be the first distributor to launch so-called premium VOD, through which consumers would pay about $30 to rent a movie via the Internet or cable 60 days after it opened in theaters and at least a month before it would become available on DVD. The plan represents a significant step in Hollywood's strategy to make movies available in the home earlier and in new ways to generate fresh revenue as DVD sales continue to fall and domestic box office has been stagnant. It has previously taken a minimum of three months for films to shift from theaters into the living room.</div> <p style="text-align: justify">DirecTV is looking to introduce its product by the end of June with movies from 20th Century Fox, Sony Pictures and Warner Bros. Walt Disney Pictures is also in talks to join the initiative, while Paramount Pictures and Universal Pictures are not expected to participate initially.</p> <p><a href="http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22620">read more</a></p> http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22620#comments News Mon, 07 Mar 2011 09:25:07 -0800 MarkE 22620 at http://www.hemagazine.com Crestron Ships New, Affordable Integration Control Systems, Multi-Purpose Keypads http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22610 <p><strong>More Control System Power, Speed and Memory at Lower Price Point</strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <div style="text-align: justify">Crestron announced that its new generation PMC3 and PMC3-XP Prodigy® control systems are now shipping. The PMC3 control systems provide an IT-based backbone for simplified, affordable whole house control and automation. Improvements include faster processing speeds, long-range wireless support and more memory for greater expandability, and increased design flexibility. This is newsworthy because Crestron has long been known to provide powerful but expensive control systems, requiring miles of wire and cable for installations to pull.</div> <div style="text-align: justify"> </div> <div style="text-align: justify">&quot;PMC3 and PMC3-XP are much more than just new control systems, they're the future of affordable integrated home automation, with the power and flexibility to control the whole home locally and remotely,&quot; says Fred Bargetzi, Crestron Vice President of Technology. &quot;The XP model also offers a seamless upgrade path to the full Crestron line, giving homeowners the flexibility to start simple then expand to the unlimited possibilities of Crestron home control on their own terms, when they're ready.&quot;</div> <p><a href="http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22610">read more</a></p> http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22610#comments Home Automation &amp; Remotes Hot Products News Thu, 03 Mar 2011 10:12:03 -0800 MarkE 22610 at http://www.hemagazine.com Salmander Let’s You Design Your Own Theater Seating http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22608 <div style="text-align: justify">So you're finally building that home theater you've dreamed of for years. Congrats. You deserve to have it your way, not some stuffy fru-fru decorator. Salamander, maker of home theater seating and entertainment cabinetry, has a nice surprise for you. With the Salamander &quot;DYO&quot; configurator, you can have your seating built to your taste.</div> <p> Choose straight or wedge-shaped arms to design straight or curved theater-style rows or connect armless chairs to configure loveseats, or connected rows of seats. Opt for a quiet powered or manual Mechanism and recline in ultimate comfort. Care for recessed black or silver anodized Cup Holders? 
Salamander will give you a wide selection of premium and eco-friendly Leathers and durable Microsuedes. 

Additional features can include:</p> <p><a href="http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22608">read more</a></p> http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22608#comments News Theater Seating Theaters/Installations Wed, 02 Mar 2011 14:47:59 -0800 MarkE 22608 at http://www.hemagazine.com Is It Real? Is It Unreal? http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22606 <div style="text-align: justify">Stewart Filmscreen Corporation® is announcing its participation in the RealTime UnReal installation commissioned by the Museum of the Moving Image. The exhibit, RealTime UnReal, designed by Thomas Soetens and Kora Van den Bulcke of Workspace Unlimited, utilizes Stewart Filmscreen's Silver 5D material to demonstrate the pinnacle of modern 3D<sup class="glossary-indicator" title="3D, so much more than 2D. 50% more, really..."><a href="/taxonomy/term/68" title="3D, so much more than 2D. 50% more, really..." class="glossary-indicator">i</a></sup> capabilities.</div> <p style="text-align: justify">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify">The installation addresses the fusion of physical and digital space, employing 2 stereoscopic projections on a double-sided projection screen and game engine software customized by the artists, capturing visitors in the physical space and displaying them in an imaginary world. The virtual world seems to occupy physical space like a sculpture in the museum, an alternate reality floating in midair. Walking around the virtual world alters its viewpoint, reveals impossible perspectives and simultaneous occurrences, and disrupts its architecture. Realtime Unreal challenges visitors to bridge the gap between what their eyes perceive and what their minds believe is unreal.</p> <p><a href="http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22606">read more</a></p> http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22606#comments News Projectors &amp; Screens Wed, 02 Mar 2011 14:24:40 -0800 MarkE 22606 at http://www.hemagazine.com DAR.fm: Cloud-Based DVR for Radio http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22604 <div style="text-align: justify">The New York Times is reporting the launch of a new cloud-based audio service that will allow users to remotely record shows from 600 terrestrial radio stations and access these recordings from anywhere. <a href="http://dar.fm/" target="_blank">Dar.fm</a> is a service that can be used to record radio shows, store them in the cloud and listen to them on PCs, Android and iOS handhelds, Roku boxes and a variety of other connected devices.  Dar.fm went through a private alpha test with a few select users during the last couple of months, and the site is now live.</div> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22604">read more</a></p> http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22604#comments Home Automation &amp; Remotes Multiroom Audio/Video News Tue, 01 Mar 2011 17:26:54 -0800 MarkE 22604 at http://www.hemagazine.com Soundcast Gets You Ready for Wireless, Warm Weather Entertaining http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22602 <p>Let's say you have a massive music library in your iPod, iTouch or computer. You'd love to hear your tunes in the back yard but digging a trench, running wire and permanently mounting outdoor speakers is impractical. And stringing wire along the outside stucco is, just...well...tacky. The solution is simple.</p> <p>Soundcast's interference-free, 2.4 GHz system of transmitters and wireless outdoor speakers work in tandem thusly: The iCast transmitter acts as a docking recharge station for your iPod or iTouch, wirelessly relaying your music up to 350 feet through walls, doors, floors, and ceilings to Soundcast's Outcast outdoor speaker. Cool so far?</p> <p><a href="http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22602">read more</a></p> http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22602#comments Hot Products News Speakers Tue, 01 Mar 2011 17:18:59 -0800 MarkE 22602 at http://www.hemagazine.com Media Décor Introduces Allure Moving Art Series with iColor Frames http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22600 <div style="text-align: justify"><strong>Media Décor, the manufacturer of elegant solutions to discreetly conceal flat screen TVs, has just debuted its new Allure Series with iColor frames</strong>.</div> <div style="text-align: justify"> </div> <div style="text-align: justify">As flat screen TVs grow larger and thinner, many consumers are choosing to mount them up and out of the way on a wall like a piece of fine art. However, the black, glass and metal rectangle still leaves a lot to be desired in terms of décor and aesthetics. Enter Media Décor's new Allure Moving Art Series-a simple solution to attractively conceal that flat panel on the wall. </div> <div style="text-align: justify"> </div> <div style="text-align: justify">The Allure's clean, contemporary lines are complemented by a wide variety of high-gloss colors from Apple Green to Zebra Black (or White) and any color in-between. The right color can be selected with a free downloadable app from iTunes for the iPhone, Blackberry or Android Smartphones. Alternatively, clients have the option to send Media Décor a color chip, fabric swatch or color code number and they will match it. </div> <p><a href="http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22600">read more</a></p> http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22600#comments Hot Products News Projectors &amp; Screens Tue, 01 Mar 2011 16:55:13 -0800 MarkE 22600 at http://www.hemagazine.com Mobi’s AV Monitor Brings Families Together http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22598 <p><strong>Security and Peace of Mind for Families Who are Distant from Loved Ones, Near or Far</strong></p> <p style="text-align: justify">When combined, two of Mobi Technologies' products, work in tandem to provide families with safety, security and instant contact. The MobiCam ® AV is a compact, 2-piece wireless audio/video camera and monitoring system. Both the camera and the monitor are handheld devices and can be moved to locations within the home such as bedroom, family room, kitchen or outdoor area. With a transmission range of up to 300 ft., automatic see-in-the-dark night vision, and the ability to connect to your TV or other audio-video device, MobiCam®AV provides safety, security and peace of mind by discreet monitoring of your family's loved ones - teens in the pool area, infants, toddlers and senior parents in need of care. Features include:</p> <div style="text-align: justify">- The ability to scan between dual video sources</div> <div style="text-align: justify">- Monitoring via your TV or computer as well as the MobiCam®AV monitor</div> <div style="text-align: justify">- Automatic night vision sees in total darkness</div> <p style="text-align: justify">The second offering is the MobiCam® Internet Kit, which allows you to keep a powerful eye on things. The Internet Kit sets up easily in minutes, allowing picture and sound from your MobiCam®AV or most any video monitoring set-up, to be monitored live via Internet browser on a PC or cell phone. Says Bart Greenberg, Mobi Technologies Vice President of Sales: &quot;Mobi's product / webservice combo offers parents and caregivers the capabilities of much more expensive and complex surveillance systems to keep an eye on loved ones and property...anytime...from anywhere...for greater peace of mind.&quot; Features include:</p> <div style="text-align: justify">- Scheduled or motion-triggered recording to your PC</div> <div style="text-align: justify">- Set-up, which creates your own secure access website</div> <div style="text-align: justify">- Stream live video &amp; sound from up to 4 cameras</div> <div style="text-align: justify">- Motion detection with email or text message alert </div> <div style="text-align: justify">- Up to 3 simultaneous viewers via PC or cell phone</div> <div style="text-align: justify">- Adjustable picture quality and size</div> <div style="text-align: justify">- Store weeks of recordings for retrieval &amp; playback </div> <div style="text-align: justify">- Eliminates need to configure network &amp; firewalls</div> <div style="text-align: justify"> </div> <div style="text-align: justify">MSRP</div> <div style="text-align: justify">MobiCam® AV - $149.99</div> <div style="text-align: justify">MobiCam® Internet Kit $59.95</div> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify">Available online at <a href="http://www.getmobi.com" target="_blank">http://www.getmobi.com</a>/</p> <p><a href="http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22598">read more</a></p> http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22598#comments Home Automation &amp; Remotes Multiroom Audio/Video News Sun, 27 Feb 2011 15:21:31 -0800 MarkE 22598 at http://www.hemagazine.com Not Related in Any Way to Home Entertainment http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22594 <p style="text-align: justify">Nicknamed &quot;the beehive&quot;, Gate Tower Building is a 16-story office building in, Osaka, Japan. And what makes it notable is the highway that passes through the 5th-7th floors of this building. The highway is part of the Hanshin Expressway, a 148-mile network of expressways surrounding Osaka , Kobe and Kyoto, Japan. The Gate Tower Building is Japan 's first building to have a highway pass through it. The Umeda Exit of the Ikeda Route of the Hanshin Expressway system passes through this building.</p> <p><a href="http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22594">read more</a></p> http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22594#comments News Fri, 25 Feb 2011 10:57:29 -0800 MarkE 22594 at http://www.hemagazine.com