CEDIA Expo dominates this months issue ... and rightly so. It seems that this show is dominating when it come to new product launches and by watching what is going on there you get a glimpse of what the future holds for the industry and those of us who enjoy the resulting technology products and services.

Editorial Comments

Bob Hetherington | HomeToys

CEDIA Expo dominates this months issue ... and rightly so. It seems that this show is dominating when it come to new product launches and by watching what is going on there you get a glimpse of what the future holds for the industry and those of us who enjoy the resulting technology products and services.

With a total of 32 articles in this issue there is something for everyone and as always ... the  credit goes to those who take the time to contribute their knowledge.

Bob Hetherington


CEDIA Expo dominates this months issue ... and rightly so. It seems that this show is dominating when it come to new product launches and by watching what is going on there you get a glimpse of what the future holds for the industry and those of us who enjoy the resulting technology products and services. Len Calderone again did a wonderful job for us in preparing a  3 part CEDIA 2006 Recap. In addition there are hundreds of product announcements in our CEDIA 2006 - News Report with more being added daily.

Another author I'd like to bring to your attention calls himself THE Insider. 5 installments this month include The Search for The Perfect TV Set, Into the Pirates Lair (DRM), Sea of Change (Blue laser DVD technology), Mobile Entertainment and IPTV. Always chock full of facts and figures about current trends in the industry and just controversial enough to grab your attention, these articles are not only a joy to read and publish but I think they form an important section in our library.

Other series articles include Home Theater Design - Part 7 from Steve Faber where he is getting down to the nitty gritty of the process and for those Integrators out there, George Wilkinson continues his advice with Integration Procedures - Cable Testing (continued). Eugene Kowch also continues to educate us on PLC technology with PLC - Date/Time Schedule and James Russo has another installment of Classic HomeToys with #6 - Sirius Movie CD.

One theme we wanted to focus on this month is Speakers and Audio Systems. Here are a few articles if that's your thing. Is Picture or Sound More Important? / Choosing Audio Systems and Design Goals for LoudSpeaker 2006.

Reza Raji is interviewed about his new home automation adventure with iControl Networks. Some other automation and control features include Bridging to Home Automation's Future and Smart Phones to Smart Homes.

Now, what about Home Entertainment articles? Lots of great ones including a review of a terrific Home Theater PC, the Creature Scylla S301 Media Server. Also The Future of DVR, Next Big Thing - Part 1, What to do with that Plasma Display? and Antennas for Mainstream HDTV talk about some of the specifics.

Not enough attention is paid to the female audience. Cashing in on the Other Half talks about overcoming basic female objections to audio system designs.

With a total of 32 articles in this issue there is something for everyone and as always ... the  credit goes to those who take the time to contribute their knowledge.

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Enjoy the issue and don't forget to subscribe to our authors list if you want to get involved and contribute an article in the future.


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