Designing an Entertainment Room with Performance & Function

A room designed with Blue Ocean® will satisfy the dark room, purist videophile, as well provides any homeowner with the most versatile and useful entertainment space in the house.

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Fatman iTube

The iTube's warmth and liquidity very nicely smoothes the rough edges of the iPod's output and makes the music surprisingly good for such a small, inexpensive system.

Human Interface and Panel Design/Layout

A process for interviewing and communicating with clients is paramount. The panel designer can guess what people like, but that is not a good way to create a good user experience.

NTI Shadow v3.0

We wanted a solution that would be inexpensive for all of the systems in the house and would allow the systems to be backed up to an external drive locally as well as on the home network.

Off-Air Antennas and an Alignment

It was usually acceptable to align an off-air antenna for NTSC analog signals by simply looking at the screen while someone moved the antenna for best picture and minimum "ghosting". Unfortunately, this technique will not work for DTV.

PLC (Powerline Communication) for Triple Play and IPTV Whole-House Distribution

All households have electricity, so they are network-ready; there is no need to install new cables or do "truck-rolls". Then, with several electrical sockets in every room, IPTV & Triple-Play services are available everywhere in the home with consistent performance.

Smart Homes are Here

The prevalence of smart home technologies is much greater now than even five years ago. More and more builders are beginning to include pre-wiring in houses for cable TV, computer networks, alarm systems and distributed audio.

Structured Cabling Approach Helps Streamline Digital Signage Systems

Digital signage is one of the fastest growing applications, allowing audio-video content to be distributed virtually around the world. Retailing, education, banking, government, restaurant, hospitality and transportation are just a few of the sectors where digital signage has been rapidly adopted.

The Best and Brightest 1080p Projectors

Hard to believe that the first 1080p home theater projectors just started shipping last fall - less than seven months ago.

THE NEXT MAJOR TREND IN HOME SYSTEMS?

We're still in the early stages of this video trend, but rest assured that it's well on its way. And stay tuned: the technology and products coming down the pike are going to be as fascinating at the content they carry.

The State of Next Generation DVD

In a perfect world there would be one format but today consumers are accustomed to choosing the solution and approach which bests meets our specific needs…and budget!

Verbatim 12GB USB HD

In a period where time, accuracy and security are important, we found the Verbatim Store 'n Go 12GB USB HD a smart solution for people who want information instantly available 24x7 that is safe and secure. It's a great way to keep your content personal.

VI Brazilian Home Automation Congress

From 14th to 16th of March 2007, AURESIDE (Brazilian Association of Home Automation) organized the VI Brazilian Congress of Home Automation - VI HABITAR.

VideoStudio 11 Plus

VideoStudio 11 Plus is a product that can make casual videographers look good and more serious professionals look outstanding. In addition to enabling you to enjoy your content at home or on the go, it is all ready to handle your HDV and AVCHD camcorder content and store it on tomorrow's HD DVD and BD discs.

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