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Volume 16, Issue 1
Feb / Mar 11

Cover Page

The Media Stream
Daily Stories about Streaming Media

Home Automation
Daily Stories about Home Automation

Hot Stories
Daily News and Stories about Home Tech

Tech Articles
The Sweet Spot

Will 2011 be the Year of the Connected Home?

Soundproofing Your Home Theater
Part Two: Building a Room Within a Room

Rethinking The Last Analog Mile

New 3D home theater projectors introduced at CES 2011

Soundproofing Your Home Theater
Part One: The Basics

Home Theater for the Holidays

My Movies – Media Center Movie Streaming Bliss

The Connected TV and Video Experience

More Test Equipment in Your Pocket

How to Setup Your Own Remote Online BitTorrent Client

Reviews
Square Connect SQ Blaster with SQ Remote App

CES & ISE 2011
Integrated Systems Europe 2011 Tradeshow Report

CES 2011 – Special News Page

Contest – Best Product of CES 2011

ISE 2011 – Special News Page

Interviews
The Ins and Outs of HDMI Cables and Electronics
Joe Perfito, President, Tributaries Cable

Home Golf Simulators
Chuck Faust, aboutGolf

Most Popular Articles 2010
Plan For The Future Chapter 3: The Absolute Minimum – and Why…

Structured Wiring in 2010

HDTV Antenna Guide

Crestron’s Vision for 2010

Surround Sound Technology Training

Most Popular Reviews 2010
i-Got-Control IRB1

Paradigm Stylus 370 Oudoor Speakers

Definitive Technology Home Theater Speakers

Avtrak Rotating Equipment Rack

Onkyo TX-NR3007 Home Theater Receiver

Columns and Series
Content Insider #159 – Trends vs. Fads
Choosing the Next Great Tech Product Boom…or Bust

Content Insider #160 – Augmented Reality
Your Phone Could Be the Key to Making AR Real

Content Insider #162 – Tablets
The 3rd Screen Enters the Personal, Business World

Content Insider #163 – The 3D Evolution
3D TV is Coming, There’s No Stopping It Now

Content Insider # 164 – A World of Plenty
Privacy Who Can Be Against Net Neutrality, Privacy Rules?

2011…New Consumers, New Markets, New Economy Take Hold

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Monthly Newsletters

Free Catalogs

DIY Marketing

Current Issue – Feb / Mar 11
Tech Articles
The Sweet Spot
Feb 1 – Nelson Pass, Pass Labs
As an audiophile you want the best performance, and you probably aren’t above spending money and trying tweaks of various sorts to help you get it. But there are real improvements that can be had without extra accessories or emptying your wallet.

Will 2011 be the Year of the Connected Home?
Jan 19 – Tom Abell
With such an abundance of amazing technological innovation happening all around us, I find it hard to believe that anyone can not be absolutely thrilled about the direction we are moving! So with that, I’d like to present a few of the technologies that I feel are going to be major influencers around our homes this year.

Soundproofing Your Home Theater
Part Two: Building a Room Within a Room
Jan 12 – Alan Lofft
There is one soundproofing solution that tops them all—building a room within a room, which is derived from methods used to isolate recording studios and concert halls from all extraneous sounds and rumbles.

Rethinking The Last Analog Mile
Jan 12 – Buzz Goddard
So, here’s the $64,000 question: With all the trends in content and technology already headed for a full-digital future, why is it that most multi-room home a/v systems still use analog to distribute audio and video content?

New 3D home theater projectors introduced at CES 2011
Jan 12 -Helen Anne Travis
Attention lovers of the third dimension: affordable 3D projectors for home theater are here.

Soundproofing Your Home Theater – Part One: The Basics
Jan 3 – Alan Lofft
Don’t confuse soundproofing with sound absorption. Sound absorption uses carpet, heavy draperies, closed-cell foam or similar material within a room to curb or absorb reflections, essentially to stop excessive echoes and reverberation.

Home Theater for the Holidays
Jan 3 – Robert Schlecht
Once you choose your room, decide between hanging a flat-screen HDTV or a video projection screen and corresponding video projector. The most popular aspect ratio is 16:9 widescreen. A projector/screen combo will help provide that authentic movie theater experience and is the recommended solution for a dedicated home theater.

My Movies – Media Center Movie Streaming Bliss
Dec 21 – Tom Abell
If you want a streaming media solution for your home that not only catalogs, categorizes, and fills in all the details about the movie for you, but also gives you a slick interface so that you have far reaching ability to tweak to your style, then My Movies is the application for you!

The Connected TV and Video Experience
Dec 15 – a Parks Associates white paper
While the electronic program guide (EPG) helps by organizing available content and relevant metadata for review, systems with enhanced search functionality and content recommendations allow consumers greater control over the discovery and evaluation process and thus play a significant role in promoting content and maintaining customer satisfaction.

More Test Equipment in Your Pocket
Dec 15 – Grayson Evans
I would like to pass along my experience with two iphone apps that I use all the time in the field and I think you’ll find very helpful. A network test app and an audio test app.

How to Setup Your Own Remote Online BitTorrent Client
Dec 15 – BarracudaDrive
One of the problems with using BitTorrent and P2P is that it consumes a considerable amount of your Internet connection’s bandwidth. Most broadband users have limited upload speed that also affects their download speed since P2P is all about sharing equally. This means that you, in general, are not allowed to download more than you can upload to other peers.

HOME TECH INNOVATION CONTEST
Best Product of CES 2011
The contest is closed now so get in there and vote for your favorites. Here are the leaders:

Bryston BDP-1 Digital Player

VidaBox iPad® Wall Mount / Frame & iPower Charger

iRemoteReset resets your Cable/DSL modem and firewall/router AUTOMATICALLY when you lose internet

Click Here to View and Vote
Sponsored Articles
The Ins and Outs of HDMI Cables and Electronics
Dec 15 – Joe Perfito, Tributaries Cable
The latest specification of HDMI version 1.4, will take us well into the future. It can handle networking HDMI electronics and connecting them to the internet as well as provide a method of transferring future resolutions up to 1440p and 2K x 4K and data-rates up to at least 10.2Gbps.

CES and ISE 2011
Integrated Systems Europe 2011 Tradeshow Report
Feb 3/11- HomeToys
While HomeToys.com wasn’t able to attend ISE personally this year, we reached out to companies from across the industry for a peak at some of the new products that will be showcased this year. Below is a compilation of some great new products that should be an interest to you.

ISE 2011 – Special News Page
Announcements from the Show

CES 2011 – Special News Page
Announcements from the Show

Most Popular Articles and Reviews from 2010
Articles:
Pre-Wire Your New Home: Plan For The Future Chapter 3: The Absolute Minimum – and Why…
David Feller

Structured Wiring in 2010
Grant W. Sullivan

HDTV Antenna Guide
Robert Schlecht

Crestron’s Vision for 2010
Jeff Singer

Surround Sound Technology Training
Tony Weber

Search for More Articles in the Library
Reviews:
i-Got-Control IRB1
Jim Bask

Paradigm Stylus 370 Oudoor Speakers
Bob Hetherington

Definitive Technology Home Theater Speakers
Bob Hetherington

Avtrak Rotating Equipment Rack
Bob Hetherington

Onkyo TX-NR3007 Home Theater Receiver
Bob Hetherington

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Reviews
Square Connect SQ Blaster with SQ Remote App
Feb 1 – Jom Bask, RemoteShoppe
This is a WiFi remote control solution available for the Apple iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch. The SQ Blaster is unique from other solutions because it will also interact with Z-wave home control systems.

Interviews
Home Golf Simulators
Dec 15 – Chuck Faust, aboutGolf
A golf simulator typically includes tracking technology of some kind (machine vision, infrared, radar, etc). The tracking, along with the game software make up the foundation of the golf simulator. The other major elements include an enclosure, a projector, a screen, a touchscreen and computer.

Trends, Series, Shows and Columns
Content Insider #159 – Trends vs. Fads
Choosing the Next Great Tech Product Boom…or Bust

Content Insider #160 – Augmented Reality
Your Phone Could Be the Key to Making AR Real

Content Insider #162 – Tablets
The 3rd Screen Enters the Personal, Business World

Content Insider #163 – The 3D Evolution
3D TV is Coming, There’s No Stopping It Now

Content Insider # 164 – A World of Plenty
Privacy Who Can Be Against Net Neutrality, Privacy Rules?

2011…New Consumers, New Markets, New Economy Take Hold
Jan 3 -THE Insider
Let’s start by saying 2011 is going to be the year we wanted three years ago when the financial institutions “borrowed” our global wellbeing!

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