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Editorial Comments

Bob Hetherington | HomeToys

Welcome to 2007 ... What's in store for us this year? TV's are getting bigger and less expensive while connectivity is becoming more sophisticated and complicated. Lucky consumers get to watch the Super Bowl in HD with surround sound and lucky installers get to build their businesses helping them with that.

Bob Hetherington


Welcome to 2007 ... What's in store for us this year? As usual, it started off with a bang. CES is a huge show and many companies take this opportunity to introduce their latest offerings. Read about them in our CES 2007 News Report. To add to the fun, Integrated Systems Europe had their show on at the end of January this year too. ISEurope 2007 News Report covers that one. We didn't cover Macworld but THE Insider talks about it along with CES in Clash of the Titans.

So, what do we expect in the future? Who better to tell us than Kurt Sherf of Parks Associates. His thoughts are covered in Trends and Opportunities Beyond 2007.

One thing is for sure, TV's are getting bigger and less expensive while connectivity is becoming more sophisticated and complicated. Lucky consumers get to watch the Super Bowl in HD with surround sound and lucky installers get to build their businesses helping them with that. Read Booming Home Technology Integration Market Faces a Skills Shortage if you're looking to find a career in this exciting field.

What about this new fangled connector everybody's talking about? Find out more in What's so different about HDMI? and HDMI Secrets. I for one hope that this one gets accepted as the one and only standard ... so we can stop having to learn and upgrade to the next one.

How about the telephone. How complicated can that get? The Swiss Army Phone asks the question ... Is Good Enough for Everything Good Enough? And what about Skype ... don't you have to plug into your computer and use headphones for that? Find out with How to Shop for a Skype Phone.

This issue also has more articles from some of our regular contributors. I can't say enough about these folks who just continue to share their expertise with our readers. They are a special breed.

Speaking of special people. EXtreme Makeover Home Edition discusses how over 3,000 people donated their time, materials, know how and hard work into making this home a reality. Of course ... it has Home Technology build in.

For those of you with business in this industry we have some articles with good insight:

For techies - What is a Watchdog and why should my Product have one?

 

And if you're having power management problems we have two offerings entitled Power Management Hits Home Run and Power How-To - Ask The Home Sketch Pad Experts.

I hope you enjoy this issue. If you click here you will be taken to the complete index and you can discover the articles you want from there.

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