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Home Theater Audio Performance with Limited Room

lht15b.jpgThe following information is courtesy of the 2007 CEDIA Electronic Lifestyles Designers’ Choice Awards. For more information on how to become a member of CEDIA, or information on its awards program please visit www.cedia.org or call (800) 669-5329.

2007 CEDIA Electronic Lifestyles Awards Entry: Best Large Home Theater, Level III: $120,000 – $143,000

The space allocated for this home theater in the basement of a new-construction residence was somewhat limited. Fortunately, there was just enough room for the equipment and a few chairs to comfortably seat the homeowners and their grandchildren. The homeowners’ primary audio requirement was that the room be designed so that one could hear the softest of sounds of a movie soundtrack without having to turn the volume up too high. However if they were in the mood to play it loud, it had to have the muscle of a high performance system. more

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AMX Expands Optima Matrix Switcher Line with New 8×8 DVI Board

LAS VEGAS – April 15, 2008 – Today at the 2008 National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Show, AMX® expanded its AutoPatch® mix-and-match matrix switcher line – the Optima® Series – with the addition of a new 8×8 DVI board. The board routes and distributes eight, high-resolution computer DVI signals to eight displays – all while maintaining a true, digital signal. It supports resolutions up to 1920×1200 and includes features that simplify the complexity of DVI integration, such as cable equalization, signal reclocking and a new EDID (Extended Display Identification Data) Programmer. AMX is displaying its Optima 8×8 DVI Board in booth SL2629 at the show, which is being held April 14 – 17 in Las Vegas. more

MultiDyne to Showcase Fiber Optic Transport Solutions at NAB2008

NAB Booth #SU3411HD-3000March 12, 2008

Company Offers 3Gb/s Solution and New Products that Eliminate Signal Transport Barriers

LOCUST VALLEY, NY – MultiDyne Video & Fiber Optic Systems, a leading provider of Fiber Optics for the transport of video and audio for broadcast & Pro A/V applications, today announced it will unveil multiple fiber optic transport solutions at the 2008 National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) convention being held April 14-17, 2008, in Las Vegas (South Upper Hall booth SU3411) including: more

Sony Bolsters Internet Video Link Content with Addition of CBS Channel

FEARnet and Ford Models Also New Partners; Content Now Includes Full Length Movies, TV Episodes, Music Videos and Trailers

LAS VEGAS (CES BOOTH 14200), Jan. 6, 2008 – Sony BRAVIA Internet Video Link users will soon have access to an extensive collection of Internet video content including full episodes from “America‘s Most Watched Network” as a new agreement was announced today with CBS Interactive. more

TiVo to Provide YouTube Videos Directly to the Television

ALVISO, CA — March 12, 2008 — TiVo Inc., the creator of and a leader in television services for digital video recorders (DVRs), today announced an agreement with YouTube that will offer access to YouTube videos directly from the TV via a TiVo DVR. The service will be available later this year to broadband-connected subscribers with TiVo Series3 DVRs, including the new TiVo HD. more

Utah Scientific Delivers Routers for Beijing Games

SALT LAKE CITY — March 6, 2008 –Utah Scientific today announced that it has completed the delivery of a large package of routing switchers for use at the upcoming summer games in Beijing. The package consists of four large UTAH-400 HD routers for use in the main broadcast center and 34 smaller UTAH-100 HD routers for use in the various event venues. more

Avocent Wirelessly Delivers HD Video and Audio for Digital Signage

Avocent Wirelessly Delivers HD Video and Audio for Digital Signage

New MPX1500 lowers price, reduces size, and enhances manageability

HUNTSVILLE, Ala., Jan. 28th, 2008 – Avocent Corporation (Nasdaq: AVCT) today introduced a new version of the Emerge® MPX extender, the MPX1500 high-definition (HD) multipoint extender, which wirelessly distributes HD content from a single source to multiple destinations. Emerge MPX extenders can be deployed for a variety of professional video applications, such as digital signage – providing panels with live content, entertainment and advertising in retail outlets, theaters, restaurants, airports, etc. The MPX1500 has added new functionality for centrally managing the MPX extender devices over the Internet. more

Life|Ware Rolls Out the First Life|Media Media Servers with Internal Quad CableCARD Tuners

With seven media servers in the line, Life|media offers something for everyone.

Las Vegas – CES 2008, Central Plaza 4 – Jan. 7 – 10, 2008 – Life|ware proudly announces the launch of the Life|media servers with Quad CableCARD tuners. The roll out of the Life|media line, from entry-level to premium, provides end users with media servers that meet their personal entertainment needs. more

Comcast Launches DVR with TiVo Service in Boston Area

New Service Provides Integrated Search Across Both Television and On Demand For the First Time

Boston – Jan. 22, 2008 – TV fans in the Greater Boston area now have a new choice for recording their favorite programs with the launch of the Comcast Digital Video Recorder (DVR) with TiVo service. The new service combines TiVo‘s award-winning interface and exclusive features, including WishList searches, TiVo Suggestions and Season Pass recordings,with Comcast‘s comprehensive channel lineup and massive On Demand library – which includes the most high-definition viewing choices on the market – in one box. more

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