ArtScreen Masking System - A Retractable Work of Art

Integrated into the ArtScreen housing, the SoundScape 360 features a fully dimensional sound compartment positioned below the plasma display, which meets all existing manufacturer's specifications. Within the audio compartment is an acoustically lined, sound dampening interior, dedicated to preserve sonic quality, integrity and performance.

Audio Elements

This technology allows the creation of innovative solutions such as the Sound Shower when sound from a ceiling mounted tile will only be heard by those situated directly underneath

Before there was DVD there was…Laservision.

Laservision players had actually been invented in 1972 (under the name MCA Disco- O-Vision) and was intended to be an economical way to sell movies to the consumer market.

Copper or Fiber Optics. Which is right for you?

Connectivity products such as cables are one investment you will need to live with for at least 10 years. Consider it an investment as cable quality does make a difference and it will stay with your system for a very long time.

Digital Media Servers - The Basics

To ensure that the DMS has enough power to perform these many tasks taking time to step back and reviewing everything the unit will be doing is an important aspect before purchasing.

DVD Insider #52 - Alice In Wonderland

Well the cat happens to be in the storage business and he knows there is a content explosion and hardware of all types need to be fed content. Then once the hardware gets the content it needs to be stored…somewhere, somehow.

DVD Insider #53 - The War of the Roses

Next generation DVD was going to be a beautiful marriage that produced some beautiful, brilliant kids. It has also turned out to be a dysfunctional relationship.

DVD Insider #54 - Bell, Sarnoff Together at Last

If they had spent more time together and merged their respective laboratories in Murray Hill and Princeton we wouldn't have two content transport systems fighting over who is going to service our home today.

HD DVD vs Blu-ray, Battle Lines Blur

The story between the lines seems to be which manufacturers aren't taking sides at all. Conditions indicate a great possibility of a unified product sooner than we might have first suspected.

HDCP-Is Doom Upon Us?

You know, it's a shame a minority of knot-headed pirates have to spoil the recording concept for us all but I have to wonder if things would really be all that different if those guys just didn't exist. I suspect not. Resistance, is futile… or perhaps more accurately, a matter of time.

Helping You Choose The Best Home Theater Projectors

Take your time, and choose wisely. Again, all of these award winning projectors will produce a truly impressive image for their rather reasonable prices.

Home Automation Portal Appliance: Part 2

In this paper we discuss how the small, lightweight and low power box produced by IO Anywhere can act as a Home Automation Portal Appliance. We discuss how a simple script written using a free open source language (Tcl/Tk) can be used to interact and control this Home Automation Portal Appliance across the Internet. We illustrated how this script could be used to provide closed loop control.

Home Entertainment Chair

Seamlessly embedded within the ultra-comfortable BodySound chair is a complete sound system, including six audio speakers.

Home Theater Design - Part 5

It's a sad fact of life that we all can't have an unlimited home theater (or home, sports car, or vacation) budget. You'll need to determine a realistic budget. One of the spending ratios that can be used is: Video Display - 30% Speakers & Subwoofers - 35% Receiver or preamp / amp combination - 15% Source Components - 10% Interconnects, Wire & Accessories (power conditioner, etc.) - 10%

Home Theaters: Going All-Digital Is the Only Way

All-digital systems connected by all-digital cabling, even up to hundreds of feet, allows consumers to immerse themselves in a richer, higher quality, more multi-dimensional viewing and listening experience, while preparing them to reap the benefits of all-digital connectivity well into the foreseeable future.

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Automation & Control - Featured Product

ELK Products -M1 GOLD with Two-Way Wireless

ELK Products -M1 GOLD with Two-Way Wireless

The M1 Gold Security & Automation Control combines security, fire, energy management, lighting, and access control to provide total control of the home. Easily integrating with products of industry partner manufacturers, M1 controls offer a truly customized solution. With remote access capabilities and simple, user-friendly interfaces, M1 keeps homeowners informed and in control, anytime, anywhere! ELK's Two-Way Wireless family of products for the M1 offers a truly secure and reliable wireless solution with cutting edge techniques such as frequency hopping and UL approved jamming detection to defend against interference, hacking, and jamming. Advanced features ensure reliability, extend battery life, and provide innovative security enhancements including wirelessly interconnected smoke detectors, motion detectors with built-in security/convenience lights, and key fobs with a system status inquiry button, allowing users to see if an alarm has been activated before entering the home.