IOCELL Networks Purchases Innovative NDAS Technology

As owners of NDAS Technology, IOCELL Networks offers the industry's first high-performance, fully scalable and portable networked storage solutions for a variety of needs

Humbug Telecom Labs Becomes Latest Member of TM Forum

Humbug Telecom Labs provider of carrier-class fraud prevention, detection and telecom analytics for any size business, today announced that it has becomes the latest member of TM Forum.

NVU Electronics to Distribute Class on Demand Digital Media Training DVDs

NVU has been chosen to be the exclusive Candian distributor for Class on Demand's Award-Winning Digital Media training DVDs for the world's most popular media titles, such as Adobe Photoshop, Pinnacle Studio, Avid Studio, Final Cut Pro and more!

PCS Signs Agreement to Liscense UPB Technology for Worldwide Use

Powerline Control Systems has announced that it has approved a license agreement with Powerline Lighting Control Party Limited (PLLC), of Sydney, Australia, to manufacture products using UPB technology for the 240 Volt 50 Hz market.

Clare Controls Introduces the First Home Automation System Managed from the Cloud and Run on a Mac

ClareHome's cloud-based portal allows dealers to order, configure, deploy, monitor and service home automation systems

Take the 5 -Minute "How Smart is Your Home?" Quiz for the Chance to Win Energy -Saving Prizes!

Smarthome announced today that it is bringing back its "How Smart is Your Home" quiz and giveaway, offering customers the chance to win energy-efficient and money-saving prizes.

Best Buy moves into the connected TV business with Tivo's user interface

Internet connected TVs are becoming a lot more mainstream. The latest sign of that is that Best Buy is announcing its own house label model, dubbed the Insignia Connected TV. Best Buy, the nation's largest gadget retailer, hopes to capture more margin in the increasingly competitive electronics business by selling its own equipment under Best Buy's house brand, rather than selling more gadgets under brand name such as Sony or Samsung. It's a strategy that has been working for a while. This TV will be the first to use Tivo's design interface, giving Best Buy's customers a user interface that is well-known as a good way for browsing for shows and watching TV - without a TiVo subscription. The TV will be available in 32-inch and 42-inch models for $499 and $699 respectively at BestBuy.com and Best Buy stores nationwide. The TVs offer a variety of ways to access movies over the web, such as Netflix, CinemaNow and YouTube. It also has applications such as Pandora, Napster, Facebook, Twitter and Photobucket.

Akitio Releases Taurus Mini Super -S to Professional Storage Product Line

Taurus Mini Super-S features increased file transfer speed, reliable data backup, and optimal performance and compatibility in compact size

Andy Bennett Joins Crestron as Residential Regional Sales Manager

Crestron Welcomes New Residential Regional Sales Manager in Southern California

3-D Projector Line-Up

You no longer have to be limited to 55 or 65" 3-D televisions, as you can watch 3-D movies on screens up to a 300" diagonal, depending on the image size that can be projected by the brand of projector that you select.

Not all projectors are capable of projecting 3-D.  In fact, many cannot.  Even some projectors that are cited by its manufacturer as 3-D ready or 3-D capable do not process 3-D well.  Some models cannot project 3-D images from a Blu-ray player, but only from a PC that has 120 Hz output.

CEDIA 2011 - Special News Report

News Releases and Announcements from the show

CEDIA 2011 Tradeshow Report

This year CEDIA EXPO returned to Indianapolis and as usual showed off as the years premier event for the residential electronic systems industry. 

We walked the show floor and reached out to companies from across the industry for a peek at some of the new products that will be showcased in the coming year.  Below is a compilation of some great new products that should be an interest to you.

Click here to visit the CEDIA website for additional information.

If your company was an exhibitor at the show, don't forget to post your company news and keep up to date.  Visit our Newspage to view and post news.

How to Build Your Own Home Theater - Part 1 of 4

This is the first of a 4 part series that will walk you through the process designing and building a home theater.

Many people buy a LCD television, such as a 55" or 65" flat screen, add a $200.00 "theater in a box" from Wal-Mart, and call it a home theater. Of course, the couch or lazy Boy is the seating.   This is as basic as it gets.

Let's step this up a notch and see how to have a large projection screen (70" or better) and a projector, as the basis for a true home theater.  We will look at what's available to make a comfortable home theater that you will be proud to show off. 

How to Build Your Own Home Theater - Part 2 - The Projector

This is the 2nd of a 4 part series that will walk you through the process designing and building a home theater.

Here is a link to Part 1

Your extra room is carpeted, painted and the screen is ready to be hung.  What's next?  Let's consider the projector.  There are many home theater projectors on the market and it would not be practical to discuss all of these in this article.  There are some features that you should look for in a projector. 

How to Build Your Own Home Theater - Part 3 - The Sound System

This is the 3rd of a 4 part series that will walk you through the process designing and building a home theater.

Here is a link to Part 1 and Part 2

Your room is coming together.  The screen and projector are hung.  Now, you need to consider the sound system.  Too many people skimp on their sound system and regret it later, when they have to strain to hear the conversations or miss the depth of an explosion.   Buy the best sound system that you can afford.

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