CEDIA 2010 News Report

News announcements from the show

Consumer Attitudes and the Benefits of Smart Grid Technologies

Consumer attitudes about the benefits of smart grid technology are still in a formative stage. Most consumers are not aware of the term, much less the capabilities smart grid technologies will be bringing in the next few years.

Content Insider #153 - Entertainment Everywhere

We're not certain what the preoccupation is with TV, but firms beyond the old-fashioned content developers, producers, "shippers" have gone out of their way to say they have the solution you need/want!

HD Air Case Study: Darien High School

With projectors and smart boards replacing the chalk board in school districts, Schools are looking for a clean, easy to install, and reliable application to hook up their PC or Tablets to these projectors. As technology has grown, many of these schools are looking for a wireless solution for this application.

HomeToys Interview - BMB Electronics

BMB Electronics B.V. is one of the leading distributors and trade suppliers to installers, system integrators and retailers all over Europe, Africa and the Middle East. Our customers cover a very broad spectrum from specialized self-employed contractors to major multi-national corporations.

Insider #151 - Social Media - Great Place for Business, Friends, Bad Guys

Gawd…glad the Web and social nets weren't around during our college frat years. 

Insider #152 - The Family NAS

Housewide Storage -- Better Safe than Sorry But…

Invisible In-Wall Speakers

Stealth Acoustics has released the LinearResponsetm (LR) Series of invisible in-wall or in-ceiling speakers. The new models include the LR3, LR6, LR8 and SLR8. They maintain the same basic model alignments of the previous FX and AX lines, only with dramatically enhanced sonic performance.

Is Your Home Theater Setup Ruining Your Movie Experience?

It's always exciting for audio/video enthusiasts and novices alike when their new speakers, big flat-screen TV, A/V receiver and other components arrive at the front door, ready to be unboxed and set up for the first movie viewing and home theater experience.

Logitech Revue vs. Netgear Roku

As I alluded to in my last article entitled "3 Reasons why Home Technology Integration is about to Ignite", Streaming Media is the number one reason that I predict a drastic shift spanning the next few years. 

Pre-Wire Your New Home: Chapter 9: Whole-Home Video

This is the ninth and final chapter of a multi-part series covering all aspects of low voltage wiring in the home: entertainment, security, automation, and future planning.

Roll On Projection Screens

Screen Goo is a line of specially formatted  acrylic paint products designed specifically for video projection applications. It allows anyone to transform a wide variety of paintable substrates into high performance front, rear and 3D projection screens.

Secrets of Amplifier and Speaker Power Requirements Revealed

As audio/video hobbyists, most of us grew up thinking that if we have an amplifier with 50 watts of rated output power into 8-ohm speakers, and that combination produces reasonably clean and loud music, then by doubling the amplifier power to 100 watts per channel, the system would then play twice as loud. Many readers likely still believe that. Not so.

The Future of Home Control and Automation

We all just want simple, convenient, reliable access to our equipment - and no one wants a dozen remotes on their coffee table. With a home control system, you can consolidate all those remotes and reduce wall clutter too.

To Internet Or Not To Internet

The bottom line? While the Internet is an amazingly useful tool, it is not appropriate for every application - in spite of the efforts being made to tout it as such. Basic understanding of the limitations involved will help educated consumers make purchasing decisions that reflect their needs regardless of current techo-fashion trends or external market pressures.

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