Home Entertainment - CEDIA Expo 2009 http://www.hemagazine.com/taxonomy/term/61/0 All the latest products and news from the CEDIA Expo 2009. en CEDIA 2009 WrapUp http://www.hemagazine.com/CEDIA_2009_Wrapup <p><strong>Signs of Life, Signs of Cool Stuff</strong></p> <p>By most accounts, this year's CEDIA Expo was not the ghost town most were expecting. In fact, there was a fair amount of traffic and quite a lot of cool new gear. </p> <p>Click through for the highlights.</p> <p><a href="http://www.hemagazine.com/CEDIA_2009_Wrapup">read more</a></p> http://www.hemagazine.com/CEDIA_2009_Wrapup#comments Audio News CEDIA Expo 2009 News Video News Whole Home/Custom Install News Mon, 14 Sep 2009 01:20:38 -0700 geoffm 21295 at http://www.hemagazine.com Sony VPL-VW85 http://www.hemagazine.com/Sony_VPL-VW85 <p><strong>120 Hz and more</strong></p> <p>Sony has announced the VPL-VW85, their latest 1080p front projector. </p> <p>In addition to increasing the refresh rate to 120 Hz, Sony has added a number of other features specifically for the CEDIA and custom install crowd. </p> <p>All the info after the jump...</p> <p><a href="http://www.hemagazine.com/Sony_VPL-VW85">read more</a></p> http://www.hemagazine.com/Sony_VPL-VW85#comments CEDIA Expo 2009 News Video News Sun, 13 Sep 2009 20:27:52 -0700 geoffm 21288 at http://www.hemagazine.com CAT MBX Projector Line http://www.hemagazine.com/CAT_MBX_Projectors <p>California Audio Technology (CAT) may be best known for their ultra-custom high-end speakers, but the company is no stranger to video. In 2001 they partnered with Sam Runco to bring their first MBX projector to the market at $250,000. </p> <p>At CEDIA this past week, CAT announced its latest video partnership, this time with Display Development, Inc., and unveiled a new projector line priced from  $128,000 to $380,000 apiece.</p> <p><a href="http://www.hemagazine.com/CAT_MBX_Projectors">read more</a></p> http://www.hemagazine.com/CAT_MBX_Projectors#comments CEDIA Expo 2009 News Video News Sun, 13 Sep 2009 12:13:22 -0700 DennisB 21286 at http://www.hemagazine.com Optoma HD8600 DLP Projector http://www.hemagazine.com/Optoma_HD8600_DLP_Projector <p><strong>A new step-up DLP model.</strong></p> <p>After a few quiet trade shows, Optoma has re-emerged with two new 1080p DLP projectors and a new strategy, to target specific products at specific channels. The custom-oriented line, distributed exclusively through AVAD, features three projectors, including the new entry-level HD2200 and the new top-shelf HD8600. (In the middle is the HD8200 that flew under the radar at CES.)</p> <p><a href="http://www.hemagazine.com/Optoma_HD8600_DLP_Projector">read more</a></p> http://www.hemagazine.com/Optoma_HD8600_DLP_Projector#comments CEDIA Expo 2009 News Video News Sun, 13 Sep 2009 08:58:48 -0700 adriennem 21284 at http://www.hemagazine.com Pioneer ETAP Network Entertainment Platform http://www.hemagazine.com/Pioneer+_ETAP_Network_Entertainment_Platform <p><strong>Beyond Media Center.</strong></p> <p>One of the more exciting CEDIA demos I saw involved a product that doesn’t exist…yet. Pioneer gave us a glimpse at its new network entertainment platform, dubbed ETAP or Project ET. </p> <p>ETAP unites your major entertainment and automation systems into one box, with one high-def user interface and a ZigBee-based remote (plus iPhone control). First and foremost, it’s an A/V server (the demo sample had a 1TB hard drive), upon which you can store your digital music, photo, and movie files. </p> <p><a href="http://www.hemagazine.com/Pioneer+_ETAP_Network_Entertainment_Platform">read more</a></p> http://www.hemagazine.com/Pioneer+_ETAP_Network_Entertainment_Platform#comments Audio News CEDIA Expo 2009 News Video News Whole Home/Custom Install News Sun, 13 Sep 2009 08:44:54 -0700 adriennem 21282 at http://www.hemagazine.com TRUFIG http://www.hemagazine.com/trufig <p><strong>Don't be seamly.</strong></p> <p>Traditional speakers, wall plates, in-wall speaker volume controls, keypads and touch panels can really look ghastly when they're mixed together on a wall in a stylishly decorated room. TRUFIG is an ugly name, but it eliminates the ugly wall because...</p> <p><a href="http://www.hemagazine.com/trufig">read more</a></p> http://www.hemagazine.com/trufig#comments CEDIA Expo 2009 News Whole Home/Custom Install News Sat, 12 Sep 2009 20:27:32 -0700 Darryl 21280 at http://www.hemagazine.com Hunter Concert Breeze Ceiling Fan and Wireless Sound System http://www.hemagazine.com/hunter_ceiling_fan <p><strong>So you say you want a revolution?</strong></p> <p>Hunter makes ceiling fans. Soundolier makes wireless audio systems. Put them together and you get...</p> <p><a href="http://www.hemagazine.com/hunter_ceiling_fan">read more</a></p> http://www.hemagazine.com/hunter_ceiling_fan#comments CEDIA Expo 2009 News Whole Home/Custom Install News Sat, 12 Sep 2009 19:43:06 -0700 Darryl 21278 at http://www.hemagazine.com Elite Screens Raptor http://www.hemagazine.com/elite_screens_raptor <p><strong>Up, up, and out of the way!</strong></p> <p>Why suffer with just having a flat-panel TV on a low-boy cabinet in your home theater when you can have a flat-panel TV on a low-boy cabinet for the day and a smokin' front projection system in the same space for the evening?</p> <p> <p><a href="http://www.hemagazine.com/elite_screens_raptor">read more</a></p> http://www.hemagazine.com/elite_screens_raptor#comments CEDIA Expo 2009 News Video News Whole Home/Custom Install News Sat, 12 Sep 2009 19:07:16 -0700 Darryl 21276 at http://www.hemagazine.com Toshiba SV670 Series of LED-Based HDTVs http://www.hemagazine.com/Toshiba_SV670_Series_LED-Based_HDTVs <p><strong>Toshiba’s first LED-based LCDs have arrived. </strong></p> <p>Toshiba is demoing its new SV670 Series, highlighting the black-level improvements of the LED design in a head-to-head comparison with its own traditional CCFL LCD, from last year's line. </p> <p><a href="http://www.hemagazine.com/Toshiba_SV670_Series_LED-Based_HDTVs">read more</a></p> http://www.hemagazine.com/Toshiba_SV670_Series_LED-Based_HDTVs#comments CEDIA Expo 2009 News Video News Sat, 12 Sep 2009 11:17:52 -0700 adriennem 21274 at http://www.hemagazine.com Innovolt HEM-X1000 http://www.hemagazine.com/innovolt <div><strong>No transients allowed here.</strong></div> <div> </div> <div>The following shocking statistics could zap your preconceptions about surge protection and spark some interest in Innovolt's new HEM-X1000 rack-mountable Power Manager.</div> <div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.hemagazine.com/innovolt">read more</a></p> http://www.hemagazine.com/innovolt#comments CEDIA Expo 2009 News Whole Home/Custom Install News Sat, 12 Sep 2009 09:55:29 -0700 Darryl 21272 at http://www.hemagazine.com Russound Goes to Collage http://www.hemagazine.com/russound_collage <p><strong>Romex never sounded so good.</strong></p> <p>Pulling wires is a drag - literally. Russound's Collage Powerline Media and Intercom System distributes digitally stored music and intercom signals throughout a home using the existing residential electrical system based on Russound's proprietary Gridcast communication protocol. It's kind of like X10, only with great fidelity for music and none of the interrupted/corrupted/disrupted communication that can sometimes happen with other powerline technologies.</p> <p><a href="http://www.hemagazine.com/russound_collage">read more</a></p> http://www.hemagazine.com/russound_collage#comments CEDIA Expo 2009 News Whole Home/Custom Install News Fri, 11 Sep 2009 22:01:34 -0700 Darryl 21270 at http://www.hemagazine.com Procella Audio http://www.hemagazine.com/Procella_Audio <p><strong>They might be giants.</strong></p> <p>They were originally designed for the reference theater at DTS' London headquarters, but now the new Procella Audio speakers and subwoofers can be part of your home theater - if you have the right size room and wallet.</p> <p><a href="http://www.hemagazine.com/Procella_Audio">read more</a></p> http://www.hemagazine.com/Procella_Audio#comments Audio News CEDIA Expo 2009 News Whole Home/Custom Install News Fri, 11 Sep 2009 21:11:46 -0700 Darryl 21267 at http://www.hemagazine.com Nevo C3 Remote Control http://www.hemagazine.com/nevo_c3 <div>Universal Electronics Nevo remote control line expands with two new, lower priced models that may give the gold standard for affordable universal remotes - Logitech's Harmony - a run for the money.</div> <p><a href="http://www.hemagazine.com/nevo_c3">read more</a></p> http://www.hemagazine.com/nevo_c3#comments CEDIA Expo 2009 News Whole Home/Custom Install News Fri, 11 Sep 2009 14:09:57 -0700 Darryl 21263 at http://www.hemagazine.com SIM2 Grand Cinema C3X Lumis DLP Projector http://www.hemagazine.com/SIM2_Grand_Cinema_C3X_Lumis_DLP_Projector <p>SIM2 is showcasing the newest addition to its C3X line of DLP projectors: the C3X Lumis. This new, top-of-the-line model boasts SIM2’s signature styling and a very compact form for a three-chip DLP. The company is also demoing its new Mico 50 LED-based single-chip model. </p> <p><a href="http://www.hemagazine.com/SIM2_Grand_Cinema_C3X_Lumis_DLP_Projector">read more</a></p> http://www.hemagazine.com/SIM2_Grand_Cinema_C3X_Lumis_DLP_Projector#comments CEDIA Expo 2009 News Video News Fri, 11 Sep 2009 13:46:10 -0700 adriennem 21261 at http://www.hemagazine.com Increased Flexibility in Windows 7 Media Center http://www.hemagazine.com/Windows_7_Media_Center <p>Unsurprisingly, the biggest draw at Microsoft's booth at CEDIA this year is Windows 7. Surprisingly, at least for me, the enhancements to the Windows 7 Media Center experience aren't all in the interface. Microsoft reps Ben Reed and Kevin Collins gave me a rundown of new features this afternoon, and I'll be honest: there was so much I've already forgotten most of it. But a few details stuck in this old noodle.</p> <p><a href="http://www.hemagazine.com/Windows_7_Media_Center">read more</a></p> http://www.hemagazine.com/Windows_7_Media_Center#comments CEDIA Expo 2009 News Whole Home/Custom Install News Fri, 11 Sep 2009 13:34:49 -0700 DennisB 21259 at http://www.hemagazine.com Panasonic TH-85PF12U http://www.hemagazine.com/Panasonic_TH-85PF12U <p><strong>103 &gt; 85 &gt; 65<br /></strong><br />Panasonic has announced a new plasma size in the 85-inch TH-85PF12U.</p> <p>To be sold though their <a href="/Panasonic_TH-65VX100U_Review" target="_blank" title="Premiere Plasma Series">Premiere Plasma Series</a>, the TH-85PF12U is second only to the Panasonic’s own 103-inch plasma in terms of flat panel size, and a step up from thei 65-inch models.</p> <p>All the info after the jump...</p> <p><a href="http://www.hemagazine.com/Panasonic_TH-85PF12U">read more</a></p> http://www.hemagazine.com/Panasonic_TH-85PF12U#comments CEDIA Expo 2009 News Video News Fri, 11 Sep 2009 10:31:39 -0700 geoffm 21256 at http://www.hemagazine.com Universal Remote Control MX-5000 http://www.hemagazine.com/URC_MX-5000 <p>This CEDIA is turning out to be a good one for cool remote controls. I just got back from taking Universal Remote Control's new MX-5000 for a test drive.</p> <p><a href="http://www.hemagazine.com/URC_MX-5000">read more</a></p> http://www.hemagazine.com/URC_MX-5000#comments CEDIA Expo 2009 News Whole Home/Custom Install News Fri, 11 Sep 2009 09:49:20 -0700 DennisB 21254 at http://www.hemagazine.com Accell AVGrip HDMI Cables http://www.hemagazine.com/avgrip <p>Accell locks up your HDMI in a good way.</p> <p><a href="http://www.hemagazine.com/avgrip">read more</a></p> http://www.hemagazine.com/avgrip#comments CEDIA Expo 2009 News Whole Home/Custom Install News Fri, 11 Sep 2009 06:26:57 -0700 Darryl 21252 at http://www.hemagazine.com Cambridge Audio Azur Series Blu-ray Player and Receiver http://www.hemagazine.com/cambridge_audio_azur_650BD_blu-ray_player <p><strong>Cambridge’s new system has universal appeal.</strong></p> <p>The new Azur 650BD isn’t just a full-featured Profile 2.0 Blu-ray player. It’s a universal disc player that supports playback of the high-resolution SACD and DVD-Audio formats.</p> <p><a href="http://www.hemagazine.com/cambridge_audio_azur_650BD_blu-ray_player">read more</a></p> http://www.hemagazine.com/cambridge_audio_azur_650BD_blu-ray_player#comments Audio News CEDIA Expo 2009 News Video News Fri, 11 Sep 2009 06:15:15 -0700 adriennem 21251 at http://www.hemagazine.com SpeakerCraft Nirv http://www.hemagazine.com/speakercraft_nirv <p><strong>Hitting a Nirv</strong></p> <p>Known for flamboyant marketing, unique product names, and a slew of useful custom install products, Speakercraft announced plans for an ambitious whole-house audio/video distribution system called Nirv.</p> <p><a href="http://www.hemagazine.com/speakercraft_nirv">read more</a></p> http://www.hemagazine.com/speakercraft_nirv#comments CEDIA Expo 2009 News Whole Home/Custom Install News Fri, 11 Sep 2009 05:37:45 -0700 Darryl 21248 at http://www.hemagazine.com avielo kroma LED-based Projector http://www.hemagazine.com/avielo_kroma_led-based_projector <p><strong>avielo has it.</strong></p> <p>LED is clearly the &quot;it&quot; technology in the projection realm this year, at least for the high-end manufacturers. During today’s press conference, avielo by projectiondesign showed off its new LED offering, the kroma. The image quality was impressive in the brief demo we saw.</p> <p><a href="http://www.hemagazine.com/avielo_kroma_led-based_projector">read more</a></p> http://www.hemagazine.com/avielo_kroma_led-based_projector#comments CEDIA Expo 2009 News Video News Thu, 10 Sep 2009 20:34:46 -0700 adriennem 21247 at http://www.hemagazine.com Runco QuantumColor LED-Based Projectors http://www.hemagazine.com/Runco_QuantumColor_Q-750i_LED_Projector <p><strong> A Quantum leap for Runco.</strong></p> <p>Runco is launching its first LED-based projectors, the QuantumColor Q-750i and Q-750d. </p> <p><a href="http://www.hemagazine.com/Runco_QuantumColor_Q-750i_LED_Projector">read more</a></p> http://www.hemagazine.com/Runco_QuantumColor_Q-750i_LED_Projector#comments CEDIA Expo 2009 News Video News Thu, 10 Sep 2009 13:48:32 -0700 adriennem 21245 at http://www.hemagazine.com RTI ST-7 Universal Controller http://www.hemagazine.com/RTI_ST-7_Universal_Controller+ <p>When's the last time someone looked at your remote control and said, &quot;Yowza! That's a saucy looking remote control&quot;?</p> <p>Yeah, me neither. And I'm not looking for it to happen anytime soon. At least not until this spring.</p> <p>That's when RTI plans to release its new ST-7 Universal Controller -- a sleek two-way remote that boasts a 7-inch capacitive multitouch screen. Yeah, like the iPhone. But bigger.</p> <p><a href="http://www.hemagazine.com/RTI_ST-7_Universal_Controller+">read more</a></p> http://www.hemagazine.com/RTI_ST-7_Universal_Controller+#comments CEDIA Expo 2009 News Whole Home/Custom Install News Thu, 10 Sep 2009 13:21:16 -0700 DennisB 21243 at http://www.hemagazine.com JVC DLA-HD990 http://www.hemagazine.com/JVC_DLA-HD990 <p><strong>This one goes to 70(000)</strong></p> <p>JVC has announced a pair of new projectors, both with a contrast ratio of 70,000:1 without the use of an iris. </p> <p>The DLA-HD990/DLA-RS35 are basically the same, other than their distribution channels and brightwork. </p> <p>All the info after the jump (plus info on the other new projectors)…</p> <p><a href="http://www.hemagazine.com/JVC_DLA-HD990">read more</a></p> http://www.hemagazine.com/JVC_DLA-HD990#comments CEDIA Expo 2009 News Video News Thu, 10 Sep 2009 08:04:30 -0700 geoffm 21241 at http://www.hemagazine.com JVC GD-463D10 3D LCD Monitor http://www.hemagazine.com/JVC_GD-463D10_3D_LCD_Monitor+ <p>We still don't have a bona fide industry-wide 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> standard (and I'll be honest, if we have one by CEDIA 2010 I'll be shocked beyond the telling of it), but you can't walk more than ten feet at this year's show without stumbling over someone's 3D display. So forgive me if I change my mind next time you hear from me, but for now, JVC's got some of the coolest 3D tech I've seen yet. </p> <p><a href="http://www.hemagazine.com/JVC_GD-463D10_3D_LCD_Monitor+">read more</a></p> http://www.hemagazine.com/JVC_GD-463D10_3D_LCD_Monitor+#comments CEDIA Expo 2009 News Video News Thu, 10 Sep 2009 07:48:57 -0700 DennisB 21239 at http://www.hemagazine.com