Home Entertainment - Hot Products http://www.hemagazine.com/taxonomy/term/5/0 en ClareHome Will Control the 2012 New American Home http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22789 <p style="font-size: 140%">For the event's 29th year, Architectural Electronics will install the Clare Controls system.</p> <p><img style="float: left" src="http://www.electronichouse.com/images/uploads/ClareHome-iPad.jpg" alt="ClareHome iPad app" hspace="10" vspace="5" /></p> <p>The <a href="http://nahb.com/">National Association of Home Builders</a> (NAHB) is getting revved up for its 29th year of the New American Home—and home control will certainly be a part of it.</p> <p><a href="http://www.clarecontrols.com/">Clare Controls</a> has been selected by <a href="http://www.aecustom.com/">Architectural Electronics, Inc.</a>, to be included in the project. The annual event showcases industry construction technologies and products, and serves as the NAHB’s official “show home.”</p> <p>Architectural Electronics will use the ClareHome system to “configure, deploy, service and monitor from the cloud, while the system runs locally in the home.” The end-users, on the other hand, can customize that interface on their own, by adding audio, video, lighting, security, and other services from the cloud-based Applet library. No installer is needed.</p> <p><a href="http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22789">read more</a></p> http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22789#comments Hot Products Thu, 25 Aug 2011 08:14:07 -0700 Administrator 22789 at http://www.hemagazine.com Tell VOCO What You Want To Listen To http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22788 <p style="font-size: 140%">Wi-Fi music system uses voice activated Android app to control your music.</p> <p><img style="float: left" src="http://www.electronichouse.com/images/uploads/Voco_zone.JPG" alt="The VOCO" hspace="10" vspace="5" /></p> <p>Today I received a press release for <a href="http://www.myvoco.com/">VOCO</a>, an IP music system operated by voice control.</p> <p>I was skeptical at first. OK, I’m still skeptical because I haven’t actually seen the system yet, but the more I think about it the more I like the idea.</p> <p>Imagine walking into a room where your kids are blasting the Glee soundtrack and all you have to do is shout, “Turn that down,” and voilà, the volume goes down.</p> <p>Of course it’s not as simple as that. The voice control comes via an app on your Android smartphone or tablet (iPad/.iPhone app coming later), so you still have to pull out your device, open the app, and then tell it what to do. You probably have to speak slowly too, but I really don’t know yet. </p> <p><a href="http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22788">read more</a></p> http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22788#comments Hot Products Wed, 24 Aug 2011 11:51:27 -0700 Administrator 22788 at http://www.hemagazine.com German iPod-Based VooMote Controller Now Available http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22787 <p style="font-size: 140%">The VooMote One is now selling at Amazon, Best Buy, B&amp;H, BrandsMart, and other retailers.</p> <p><img style="float: right" src="http://www.electronichouse.com/images/uploads/ZeroOne-VooMote.jpg" alt="" hspace="10" vspace="5" /></p> <p>Now you have another reason to justify that new iPod or iPhone purchase. Berlin-based company Zero1.tv has announced that its <a href="http://www.voomote.tv/en">VooMote One control</a> solution is now available nationwide.</p> <p>The VooMote One snaps right to your portable, and uses a compatible (and free!) app to turn that device into a remote control for devices all over the house. No PC is necessary to control TVs, DVD players, and other electronics. According to the company, it can be paired with almost any infrared-controlled device.</p> <p>From there, you can create personalized remote control layouts, which allow you to create a chain of commands with one click.</p> <p><a href="http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22787">read more</a></p> http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22787#comments Hot Products Wed, 24 Aug 2011 08:32:36 -0700 Administrator 22787 at http://www.hemagazine.com Sony Updates Binoculars for 3D Audiences http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22784 <p style="font-size: 140%">The DEV-3 and DEV-5 include HD recording, 2D and 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> capture and playback, and more.</p> <p><img style="float: left" src="http://www.electronichouse.com/images/uploads/Sony-DEV3.jpg" alt="Sony's new 3d binoculars" hspace="10" vspace="5" /></p> <p>There haven’t been too many thrilling innovations in the world of binoculars. Sony is giving the outdoor accessory a high-tech twist, adding 2D and 3D recording to the DEV-3 and DEV-5.</p> <p>According to Sony, these are the world’s first digital binoculars to record in the AVCHD 2.0 format. Both models use G Lens optics by Sony with Exmor R CMOS sensors and BIONZ processors to capture in full HD, with stereo sound to boot. There’s also a 3D mode, to make your video capture just a teeny bit more lifelike—and compatible with your 3D TV.</p> <p>Each one has options for electronic and manual autofocus. The DEV-3 can do magnification of 10x optical (5.4x in 3D mode), while the DEV-5’s magnification range can go from 0.9x up to 20x digital.</p> <p><a href="http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22784">read more</a></p> http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22784#comments Hot Products Fri, 19 Aug 2011 09:14:23 -0700 Administrator 22784 at http://www.hemagazine.com Screen Innovations Zero Edge Works in Bright Rooms http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22783 <p style="font-size: 140%">An alternative to large flat panel TVs.</p> <p><img style="float: right" src="http://www.electronichouse.com/images/uploads/Black_Diamond_Zero_Product_web.jpg" alt="Screen Innovations' Zero Edge" hspace="10" vspace="5" /></p> <p>The ultimate home theaters are based around projection systems, but many people mistakenly believe putting a big screen in their room will look terrible. At the same time, those people are very willing to hang a big flat panel TV that protrudes several inches from the wall and requires heavy mounting hardware and new wiring (well, Ok, projectors require wiring too).</p> <p>Anyway, <a href="http://www.screeninnovations.com/projector-screens/fixed/black-diamond-zero-edg/">Screen Innovations</a>, a projection screen company, has come up with a screen designed to satisfy the aesthetic complaints and also work perfectly in a normally lit room rather than be restricted to a dark theater</p> <p>The Black Diamond Zero Edge screen is billed as an “affordable flat-panel alternative.” </p> <p><a href="http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22783">read more</a></p> http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22783#comments Hot Products Fri, 19 Aug 2011 07:06:51 -0700 Administrator 22783 at http://www.hemagazine.com ThinkFlood Announces RedEye Control for Android http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22782 <p style="font-size: 140%">When paired with RedEye hardware, the new app can control AV, lighting, HVAC and more.</p> <p><img style="float: left" src="http://www.electronichouse.com/images/uploads/ThinkFlood-RedEye.jpg" alt="ThinkFlood's RedEye home control app" hspace="10" vspace="5" /></p> <p>Android users can officially start seeing red—in a good way. <a href="http://thinkflood.com/support/redeye/software/android/">ThinkFlood has announced</a> that its RedEye home control app is now available for Android.</p> <p>RedEye first launched for the iPhone and iPod touch in 2009. The app does not work alone; it needs to be paired with RedEye or RedEye Pro networked products to provide control over home theater products, as well as lighting, HVAC, and other equipment.</p> <p>“The iPhone was a great start for us because it is such an elegant and popular device. But it was never our goal to have an exclusively iOS platform,” said Matt Eagar, founder and president of ThinkFlood. “Instead, we designed RedEye with the idea that you can pick up any networked device—iPhone, PC, Android device—and control your system from anywhere you have a network connection.”</p> <p><a href="http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22782">read more</a></p> http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22782#comments Hot Products Thu, 18 Aug 2011 12:56:13 -0700 Administrator 22782 at http://www.hemagazine.com Paradigm’s New Streamlined Monitor Series 7 Speakers http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22781 <p style="font-size: 140%">The new speaker line aims to be as aesthetically pleasing as they are aurally pleasing.</p> <p><img style="float: right" src="http://www.electronichouse.com/images/uploads/Monitor-7-Group_web.jpg" alt="Paradigm's Monitor Series 7 speakers" hspace="10" vspace="5" /></p> <p>This week <a href="http://www.paradigm.com/">Paradigm</a> pulled the wraps of its new Monitor Series 7 speakers, a redesign of the monitor series that incorporates both aesthetic changes as well new acoustic tweaks. The Monitor Series full line covering towers, bookshelf and centers.</p> <p>Did you know that speaker grilles can capture some of the sound before it hits your hears? To address that Paradigm designed a honeycomb architecture to help retain more of the acoustic integrity. The new grilles also are magnetically attached and self align. Overall, the speakers have taken a 20 percent reduction in footprint—meaning they’ll take up less room while still making as much noise, um, music.</p> <p><a href="http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22781">read more</a></p> http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22781#comments Hot Products Thu, 18 Aug 2011 08:18:56 -0700 Administrator 22781 at http://www.hemagazine.com Stretch Out with CINEAK Strato Theater Sectional http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22779 <p style="font-size: 140%">This seating option is designed to be a couch, chair and even a row of straight or curved media/theater seating.</p> <p><img style="float: right" src="http://www.electronichouse.com/images/uploads/CINEAK-Strato.jpg" alt="CINEAK furniture" hspace="10" vspace="3" /></p> <p>Need that home theater experience to be more horizontal? CINEAK can make that happen with its Strato seating option.</p> <p>At the touch of a button, the Strato can go from a sofa to media seating. Designed to be a couch, chair and even a row of straight or curved media/theater seating, the Strato includes a “Relax” mechanism that allows loungers to adjust the footrest and backrest independently.</p> <p>Besides all of the different options, you can also get the Strato in a variety of sizes. There’s a standard 90-degree corner unit, as well as custom corner pieces to match the curve of your wall or riser. Also, multiple widths in seating parts and armrests can make this model even more sectional.</p> <p>Other options include the Strato chaise seat, or you can specify your Strato layout with your own material—in either fabric or leather.</p> <p><a href="http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22779">read more</a></p> http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22779#comments Hot Products Wed, 17 Aug 2011 07:39:46 -0700 Administrator 22779 at http://www.hemagazine.com Two New 3D Projectors from Optoma http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22778 <p><img style="float: right" src="http://www.electronichouse.com/images/uploads/Optoma_3d_projectors_main.jpg" alt="Optoma 3d projector" hspace="10" vspace="5" /></p> <p><a href="http://www.optoma.com/">Optoma</a> has a reputation for offering full-featured DLP home theater projectors at prices for the budget-conscious and DIY consumer. Though the company says these new products are focused on the custom installation market, the prices are probably going to make them appeal to a much wider audience.</p> <p>The first is the HD8300 ($4,499), a 1500 lumens, 30,000: 1 contrast ratio projector with built-in frame-interpolation processing and a new color management system the company calls PureColor, designed to fine tune primary and secondary colors.</p> <p>To make installing a little easier, the HD8300 includes lenshift and a 1.5x optical zoom. Also keeping with the videophile theme is the inclusion of ISFccc controls with day and night modes.</p> <p><a href="http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22778">read more</a></p> http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22778#comments Hot Products Tue, 16 Aug 2011 08:16:28 -0700 Administrator 22778 at http://www.hemagazine.com 5 Projectors for Your Home Theater http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22777 <p style="font-size: 140%">Whether you are looking for top-notch clarity or affordable entertainment, these 5 projectors are worth keeping in mind when choosing your equipment.</p> <p><img style="float: left" src="http://www.electronichouse.com/images/uploads/projstory.jpg" alt="Projectors for your Home Theater" hspace="10" vspace="5" /></p> <p>Home theaters, real home theaters, are built around a big screen, not a puny flat panel TV, and those big screens need a high-performance projector to make them shine. The market is loaded with projectors of all types, from pocket-sized pico projectors primarily for business or gaming to tank-sized large venue projectors. In between are DLP, LCoS and LCD projectors for home theater use.</p> <p><a href="http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22777">read more</a></p> http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22777#comments Hot Products Mon, 15 Aug 2011 09:53:09 -0700 Administrator 22777 at http://www.hemagazine.com Review: RBH SX-6300 Reference Speakers http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22776 <p style="font-size: 140%">There’s not much about the RBH Sound SX-6300/R loudspeaker system not to like.</p> <p><img style="float: right" src="http://www.electronichouse.com/images/uploads/RBH_pair.jpg" alt="RBH SX-6300/R" hspace="10" vspace="5" /></p> <p>I’ve always like RBH speakers, and the reference line especially. It’s always a pleasure to stop by the company booth at trade shows to give their latest systems a listen. Audioholics recently checked out the slim tower models SX-6300/R. These speakers, outfitted with aluminum drivers and silk-dome tweeters, combine quality components and engineering in a fairly affordable unit.</p> <p><em>Here’s some of what Audioholics had to say:</em></p> <p><a href="http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22776">read more</a></p> http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22776#comments Hot Products Fri, 12 Aug 2011 11:30:13 -0700 Administrator 22776 at http://www.hemagazine.com JBL Soundbar Includes Wireless Subwoofer http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22775 <p style="font-size: 140%">The first soundbar system from JBL includes technologies from DTS and Dolby.</p> <p><img style="float: left" src="http://www.electronichouse.com/images/uploads/jbl_soundbar.jpg" alt="JBL's soundbar system" hspace="10" vspace="5" /></p> <p>I predict that in the future, my grandchildren will wonder what separate speakers are? Left and right speakers and rear surround dipoles will be the vinyl albums of that generation—quaint in a vintage hipster kind of way, but not what most people actually use.</p> <p>I say this because the avalanche of soundbar speakers from major speaker manufactures continues to wash over us. Here we have the first soundbar from Harman Kardon’s <a href="http://www.jbl.com/EN-US/Pages/home.aspx">JBL brand</a>.</p> <p><a href="http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22775">read more</a></p> http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22775#comments Hot Products Fri, 12 Aug 2011 07:40:24 -0700 Administrator 22775 at http://www.hemagazine.com Paradigm’s Reference Millenia LP Speaker is Ultra Lean http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22774 <p style="font-size: 140%">The low-profile, on-wall speaker boasts a light construction and ease of installation.</p> <p><img style="float: right" src="http://www.electronichouse.com/images/uploads/Paradigm-MilleniaLP.jpg" alt="The Millenia LP speaker" hspace="10" vspace="5" /></p> <p>Paradigm has put some of its speakers on a diet. Despite the ultra-thin appearance of the new Reference Millenia LP, this on-wall speaker can certainly rock the room, the house, and possibly even the neighborhood.</p> <p>As part of the Paradigm Reference Series, the Millenia LP features a 1.5-inch profile, which makes it thin enough to hang with your plasma, LED or other flat-panel, as well as projector screens.</p> <p>Paradigm says that each speaker can be used for left/right or center-channel sound, meaning it can also be installed vertically or horizontally. Besides being able to flip the speakers to your liking, the Millenia LP boasts an installation that doesn’t require removing portions of the walls. Instead, only small speaker wire holes are needed to mount these units.</p> <p><a href="http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22774">read more</a></p> http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22774#comments Hot Products Thu, 11 Aug 2011 09:17:11 -0700 Administrator 22774 at http://www.hemagazine.com RTI Releases RTiPanel App for the iPhone and iPad http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22772 <p style="font-size: 140%">The new app can provide control over XP Series processors and connected devices.</p> <p><img style="float: left" src="http://www.electronichouse.com/images/uploads/RTI-RTiPanel.jpg" alt="RTI's newest app" vspace="5" /></p> <p><a href="http://www.rticorp.com/">RTI</a> is the latest home control company to offer up an app. The newly announced <a href="http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/rtipanel/id454328684?mt=8">RTiPanel</a> is now available for the iPhone, iPod touch and iPad.</p> <p>Featuring two-way feedback and a customizable user interface, the app can provide control over any RTI control system that has an XP series control processor in the mix. Other perks include album cover art, weather graphics, dynamic image lists, and much more.</p> <p>Of course, the app can tap into your home’s Wi-Fi system for control in and around the house. However, it also offers remote access via auto-switching Wi-Fi and 3G wireless for control and monitoring from anywhere in the world. </p> <p>Other features include a customizable graphical user interface and the option for both portrait and landscape views.</p> <p><a href="http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22772">read more</a></p> http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22772#comments Hot Products Tue, 09 Aug 2011 12:54:20 -0700 Administrator 22772 at http://www.hemagazine.com IOGEAR’s USB Sharing Station Connects 4 Devices Without Wires http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22769 <p style="font-size: 140%">The new Wireless 4-Port USB Sharing Station delivers connected USB devices to anyone on your home's wireless network.</p> <p><img style="float: left" src="http://www.electronichouse.com/images/uploads/IOGEAR-GUWIP204.jpg" alt="IOGear's 4-Port USB station" hspace="10" vspace="5" /></p> <p>It may look like another black box, but <a href="http://www.iogear.com/">IOGEAR</a> is promising some magic from its new <a href="http://www.iogear.com/product/GUWIP204/">4-Port USB Sharing Station</a>.</p> <p>The product, which also goes by the less catchy model number GUWIP204, can make up to four devices completely wireless and accessible to anyone on your home network. In other words, multiple users will be able to access that printer, webcam, card reader, or anything else with a USB connection, from anywhere within your home’s Wi-Fi network.</p> <p>Now you really have no reason not to back up to that external hard drive. Besides being able to share the wealth of computer accessories with everyone around the house, the GUWIP204 also makes it pretty easy to place a webcam in an area that’s difficult to install—but also desperately in need of monitoring.</p> <p><a href="http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22769">read more</a></p> http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22769#comments Hot Products Mon, 08 Aug 2011 06:42:28 -0700 Administrator 22769 at http://www.hemagazine.com Rocket Server Adds Movies to RVs http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22767 <p style="font-size: 140%">Designed for RVs, long haul truckers and marine installations, the server can hold about 100 titles.</p> <p><img style="float: right" src="http://www.electronichouse.com/images/uploads/Fusion-Rocket.jpg" alt="The Fusion Rocket" hspace="10" vspace="5" /></p> <p>A long trip requires a ton of entertainment. Unfortunately, it’s hard to pack up everything in and around your home theater. <a href="http://www.fusionrd.com/mobile_server_2.htm">The Rocket Movie Server</a>, however, allows you to take a little piece of AV anywhere you go.</p> <p>The Rocket can hold over 100 movies, but doesn’t require any type of network connection. Designed to withstand and operate in a harsher environment, Fusion Research says that the box is the perfect passenger for an RV, as well as in the trucking and the small marine industries. Also, at just 6-by-7-by-2 inches, the Rocket can operate on a mere 18 watts of power.</p> <p><a href="http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22767">read more</a></p> http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22767#comments Hot Products Fri, 05 Aug 2011 07:42:42 -0700 Administrator 22767 at http://www.hemagazine.com Sharp Elite Merges Best of Both Brands http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22766 <p style="font-size: 140%">The reborn brand of 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> LCD TVs will appeal to videophiles.</p> <p><img style="float: left" src="http://www.electronichouse.com/images/uploads/sharp_elite_1.JPG" alt="Sharp 3D LCD TV" hspace="10" vspace="5" /></p> <p>Today Sharp pulled the sheet of the new <a href="http://elitelcdtv.com/">Elite LCD TVs</a>, a collaboration between Sharp and Pioneer’s Elite brand which mixes the best technology of both brands into the new premium TVs.</p> <p>There were bowed heads across the videophile world when Pioneer left the TV business a few years ago taking with it the Kuro plasma TVs that many viewers believed were the best flat panels on the market. Ears started twitching <a href="http://www.electronichouse.com/article/elite_is_back_sharp_to_make_new_pioneer_elite_lcds/">earlier this year</a> when Sharp and Pioneer announced that they were going to be working together to launch a new line of Elite TVs. Well, here we are, and the mating looks pretty sweet.</p> <p><a href="http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22766">read more</a></p> http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22766#comments Hot Products Thu, 04 Aug 2011 09:29:27 -0700 Administrator 22766 at http://www.hemagazine.com ViewSonic Teams with NVIDIA on V3D245 3D Monitor http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22765 <p style="font-size: 140%">The 24-inch monitor has an integrated emitter and comes bundled with active 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> glasses.</p> <p><img style="float: left" src="http://www.electronichouse.com/images/uploads/ViewSonic-V3D245.jpg" alt="ViewSonic V3D245 24" hspace="10" vspace="5" /></p> <p>There’s been a lot of debate about the long-term potential of 3D. Consumers thinking about whether to invest in a new 3D TV or computer monitor shouldn’t worry about the impact of the technology on their traditional 2D viewing experiences, however. In most cases, manufacturers are bundling 3D into flagship products as an option that doesn’t necessarily have to be used.</p> <p>A good example of this trend is <a href="http://www.viewsonic.com/products/v3d245.htm">the new ViewSonic V3D245 24-inch 3D 1080p LED monitor</a>. The manufacturer’s latest product incorporates NVIDIA’s 3D Vision wireless emitter and glasses to provide users with an active-3D option. However, it’s still a traditional monitor that provides a 1920x1080p resolution, an HDMI 1.4 input, and a contrast ratio that’s capable of reaching 20,000,000:1.</p> <p><a href="http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22765">read more</a></p> http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22765#comments Hot Products Wed, 03 Aug 2011 13:47:00 -0700 Administrator 22765 at http://www.hemagazine.com DIY Home Theater Includes 176-inch Seymour Screen http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22764 <p style="font-size: 140%">Some extra space affords this theater more room to entertain.</p> <p><img style="float: right" src="http://www.electronichouse.com/images/uploads/Main_.jpg" alt="Home theater with space" hspace="10" vspace="5" /></p> <p>When it comes to home theater, size matters—at least to Warren English. When this do-it-yourselfer decided to build his own theater room, he wanted to go big, so he chose the basement spot under his garage.</p> <p>“I had always wanted a large theater,” he says. “This ended up being a little larger than I had originally planned. However, the extra size afforded another row of seats.”</p> <p>Having the additional row of seating certainly isn’t a problem, especially for friends of the English family. Warren and his wife Cydney entertain several times a year, so that row doesn’t go to waste.</p> <p><a href="http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22764">read more</a></p> http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22764#comments Hot Products Tue, 02 Aug 2011 12:36:12 -0700 Administrator 22764 at http://www.hemagazine.com Clare Controls Conjures Up Cloud-Based Home Automation http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22763 <p style="font-size: 140%">The company's ClareHome is said to be the first home system to be managed from the cloud and run on a Mac.</p> <p><img style="float: left" src="http://www.electronichouse.com/images/uploads/ClareHome-interface.jpg" alt="Clare Controls' ClareHome home automation" hspace="10" vspace="5" /></p> <p>We’ve seen Mac-based home control before (hello Savant!). However, <a href="http://www.clarecontrols.com/">Clare Controls</a> is adding a slight twist to claim a different first in the world of home automation.</p> <p>The company just launched <a href="http://www.clarecontrols.com/clarehome/clarehome.html">ClareHome</a>, which is said to be the first home control system that is both managed from the cloud and runs on a Mac. Managed is the key word here, rather than hosted. That means if the web goes down, the system still works.</p> <p>Also, because it uses a cloud-based portal, your dealer/installer can easily configure, fix and monitor your home system, cutting out the need for pricey service calls. It also means that, yes, even you can tweak that system, to create and customize interfaces. </p> <p><a href="http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22763">read more</a></p> http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22763#comments Hot Products Tue, 02 Aug 2011 08:30:14 -0700 Administrator 22763 at http://www.hemagazine.com Panasonic PT-AE7000U 3D Projector Gets Closer http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22761 <p style="font-size: 140%">The upcoming unit includes 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> video reproduction, a 1080p LCD chipset, and more.</p> <p><img style="float: left" src="http://www.electronichouse.com/images/uploads/Panasonic-PTAE7000U.jpg" alt="Panasonic Projector" hspace="10" vspace="5" /></p> <p>When the PT-AE7000U home theater projector starts selling next month, it will have an MSRP of $3,499. Part of that price tag will include new image processing technology that’s designed to boost the projector’s LCD chipset and result in a better image.</p> <p>With the introduction the PT-AE7000U 3D projector, Panasonic is breaking new ground. Not only is the company one of the few manufacturers to be offering an LCD-based 3D projector product, but the PT-AE7000U is actually at a price point that’s approachable to consumers.</p> <p><a href="http://www.projectorcentral.com/news_story_1637.htm">According to Panasonic</a>, the PT-AE7000U is the only 3D projector to use a 480Hz refresh rate to drive its LCD panels. As a result, it can produce “stunning large screen 2D images, as well as an immersive 3D viewing experience for home theater viewers.”</p> <p><a href="http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22761">read more</a></p> http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22761#comments Hot Products Mon, 01 Aug 2011 10:22:46 -0700 Administrator 22761 at http://www.hemagazine.com Hands On: Kaleidescape Music Server and Disc Vault http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22760 <p style="font-size: 140%">The king of media servers continues to evolve.</p> <p><img style="float: right" src="http://www.electronichouse.com/images/uploads/Kaleidescape_front_and_back.jpg" alt="Kaleidescape media server" hspace="10" vspace="5" /></p> <p>Since the company’s introduction, the Kaleidescape line of hard-drive-bases media servers have taken the throne as the king of all movie devices. That kind of accolade , from both Kaleidescape owners and professional installers, is due to the system’s ease of use and performance, and also to the fact that the company has consistently stood nose-to-nose with the movie industry (which doesn’t particularly like what this device does) and not flinched.</p> <p>Despite ongoing legal battles with Hollywood, the company continues to innovate new products. Wanting to demonstrate how easy its products are to set up and operate, Kaleidescape sent me its KSERVER-1500 1U rack server with 6TBs of storage, as well as its M500 player, modular Disc Vault, some support accessories, and pre-loaded Essential DVD and Best of Blu-ray collections.</p> <p><strong>Features</strong></p> <p><a href="http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22760">read more</a></p> http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22760#comments Hot Products Mon, 01 Aug 2011 06:14:23 -0700 Administrator 22760 at http://www.hemagazine.com LG Shines Green with CarbonFree Products http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22758 <p style="font-size: 140%">Company also takes responsible recycling lead with e-Stewards designation.</p> <p><img style="float: left" src="http://www.electronichouse.com/images/uploads/LG_Carbon_free_tv.jpg" alt="LG's 'carbon-free' certified products" hspace="10" vspace="5" /></p> <p>Consumer electronics and appliance giant <a href="http://www.lg.com/">LG</a> has made a commitment to “become the most sustainable consumer products company in the world,” in the words of Wayne Park, president and CEO of LG Electronics USA.</p> <p>LG is living up to that promise by becoming the first first “Global e-Stewards Enterprise” committed to responsible recycling of its electronic waste as well as receiving the first <a href="http://www.carbonfund.org/">CarbonFree</a> certifications of six appliances and consumer electronics products.</p> <p><a href="http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22758">read more</a></p> http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22758#comments Hot Products Thu, 28 Jul 2011 08:58:49 -0700 Administrator 22758 at http://www.hemagazine.com NextGen’s Slim Mounts are Sort of Spacey http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22757 <p style="font-size: 140%">All four of the new mounts boast an easy install and ultra-slim profile.</p> <p><img style="float: right" src="http://www.electronichouse.com/images/uploads/NextGen-1340.jpg" alt="Ultra-slim NextGen television mount" hspace="10" vspace="5" /></p> <p>That HDTV mount is typically the add-on that slips everyone’s mind. It can be a major investment of both money and space. However, NextGen is hoping to ease some of that pain, with four new ultra-slim video display mounts.</p> <p>None of the new models has a fancy name, but they certainly get the job done—and very affordably, we might add. The 1320 (MSRP: $24.95) works with TVs that are 17 to 37 inches, with a max VESA of 200x200. The 1340 model ($27.95) bumps the VESA up to 400x400 for screen sizes between 32 and 55 inches. Model 1342 ($29.95) can hold TVs between 42 and 60 inches, with a max VESA of 600x600. Last, but certainly not least, the 1344 ($31.95) can hold some of those larger HDTVs, between 42 and 70 inches, with a max VESA of 800x800.</p> <p><a href="http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22757">read more</a></p> http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22757#comments Hot Products Wed, 27 Jul 2011 09:31:44 -0700 Administrator 22757 at http://www.hemagazine.com Vantage Gets Creative with Lighting Designer App http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22756 <p style="font-size: 140%">The Vantage Keypad Designer lets users customize and share keypad designs.</p> <p><img style="float: left" src="http://www.electronichouse.com/images/uploads/Vantage-KeypadDesigner-iPad.jpg" alt="Vantage Keypad Designer" hspace="10" vspace="5" /></p> <p>It’s hard to get really pumped up about a keypad. You don’t have to get excited, but Vantage is hoping you’ll get creative with the company’s new <a href="http://www.vantagecontrols.com/">Vantage</a> Keypad Designer app.</p> <p>The new free app allows Vantage users to create and share keypad options on any iPad or Android device.</p> <p>Through the app, homeowners can select colors, style and faceplate options—and make it unique to every room in the house. Once you have a keypad that matches your style, that creation can be saved or shared via email. It’s especially nice if you want to show off your thoughts to a dealer or installer.</p> <p><a href="http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22756">read more</a></p> http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22756#comments Hot Products Wed, 27 Jul 2011 06:13:34 -0700 Administrator 22756 at http://www.hemagazine.com