Entries Tagged as 'Home Automation'

Digital Voice Assistants Dominated CEDIA 2017 Audio Advances

September 15th, 2017 · No Comments · 2160p, Amazon, Audio, Auro3D, center channel, Dolby Atmos, DTS:X, front channels, HDMI, HDR, height channels, Home Automation, News, object-based audio, rear surround channel, Sound Bars, Sound Systems, Streaming Services, sub woofer, Surround Sound, Surround Sound Systems, UHDTV

Bang & Olufsen’s Beosound Shape speaker array at CEDIA 2017. The recent custom electronics showcase, CEDIA 2017 in San Diego certainly wasn’t sparse on new advancements in immersive, high-quality music technologies and products, with dozens of companies showing products, technologies and services to keep all of the golden ears delighted. The largest trend was the […]

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Apple Unveils Apple TV 4K Media Adapters

September 12th, 2017 · No Comments · 2160p, 4K Flat Panel, Connected TVs, Digital Cameras, Digital Media Receivers, electronic program guides, Full HD 1080p, HDR, Home Automation, LCD Flat Panel, LED LCD Flat Panels, News, OTT services, search and recommendation, Second Screen, Streaming Services, UHD (4K) Media Players, UHDTV, voice command

As widely expected, Apple used its press conference Tuesday to introduce the new Apple TV 4K in two versions, both supporting 4K 3840x2160p resolution streaming video for the first time as well as both Dolby Vision and HDR10 high dynamic range. A version of the Apple TV 4K with 32GBs of onboard storage will retail […]

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Five Key Takeaways From CEDIA 2017

September 11th, 2017 · No Comments · 2160p, 3LCD front projectors, 3LCD projectors, 4K Flat Panel, 4K Front Projection, 4K LED LCD, Amazon, Audio, Connected TVs, HDMI, HDR, height channels, Home Automation, Laser HDTV, laser projectors, LCD Flat Panel, LED LCD Flat Panels, LG Electronics, News, object-based audio, OLED, OLED, OTT services, portable projectors, Sound Bars, Sound Systems, Surround Sound Systems

LG’s Tim Alessi Kicks Off CEDIA By Showing The Signature Series W7 4K OLED TV Like Hurricane Irma lashing into the Florida coastline, last week’s CEDIA Expo 2017 in San Diego marked yet another shift in the winds for the custom electronics installation industry. For starters, the 28-year-old Association that started the event back in […]

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Onkyo, Pioneer Elite, Phorus Add Smart Speakers With Alexa, Play-Fi

September 1st, 2017 · No Comments · Amazon, Audio, Home Automation, News, search and recommendation, Second Screen, Sound Systems, Streaming Services, sub woofer, Surround Sound, Wireless Audio

  Wireless speakers incorporating Alexa far-field voice control and DTS Play-Fi capabilities, will be offered under the Phorus, Onkyo and Pioneer brands this fall. DTS announced the smart speaker additions this week to underscore their use of DTS Play-Fi technology, which delivers advanced multi-room audio linking and synchronized music sharing capability between compatible devices. Among […]

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Onkyo Introduces Smart Speaker With Google Assistant, Chromecast

September 1st, 2017 · No Comments · 2160p, Amazon, Home Automation, News, search and recommendation, Second Screen, Sound Systems, Streaming Services, sub woofer, Surround Sound, Surround Sound Systems, voice command, Wireless Audio

  Onkyo joined Sony Thursday in introducing a wireless speaker that incorporates Google Assistant interactive voice control technology and Chromecast Built-in app streaming functionality. The Onkyo Smart Speaker G3 (VC-GX30) will ship to retail in October at a $299 suggested retail. It is designed to enable multi-room music streaming with high-fidelity sound using Onkyo’s advanced […]

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Samsung Adds Control4 SDDP To 2017 4K UHDTVs, UHD Blu-ray Player

August 31st, 2017 · No Comments · 2160p, 4K Flat Panel, 4K LED LCD, Blu-ray Players, Connected TVs, Home Automation, LCD Flat Panel, LED LCD Flat Panels, News, UHDTV, Ultra HD Blu-ray Players

With IFA underway in Berlin and CEDIA right around the corner next week, Samsung revealed Thursday that it is incorporating Control4 Simple Device Discovery Protocol (SDDP) software into certain TV and video source devices to simplify integration with Control4 automation control systems. Samsung said Control4 integration will include certified driver support for the entire 2017 […]

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Sony Brings Google Home With Wireless Google Assistant Speaker

August 31st, 2017 · No Comments · Audio, Headphones, Home Automation, News, Streaming Services, sub woofer, Surround Sound, Wireless Audio

  Sony unveiled at the IFA consumer technology show in Berlin, Germany Thursday a slate of portable audio products including a wireless speaker that integrates audible Google Assistant technology to bring audible voice interaction and control for compatible automated homes and home entertainment systems. The company also used the show to reveal pricing and availability […]

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Amazon Prime Day Sale Kicks Off Today

July 10th, 2017 · No Comments · 2160p, 4K Flat Panel, 4K LED LCD, Amazon, Blu-ray Discs, Blu-ray Players, Blu-ray Titles, Connected TVs, Digital Camera/Camcorder, front projectors, Headphones, Home Automation, LG Electronics, News, OLED, Sound Bars, Sound Systems, Streaming Services, sub woofer, Surround Sound Systems, UHD 4K OLED, UHDTV, Ultra HD Blu-ray Players

  The national shopping holiday — that Amazon, at least, would like us all to start celebrating – known as Amazon Prime Day begins tonight with thousands of bargains running throughout the day on Tuesday, July 11th. Anxious bargain hunters can begin scouring the e-commerce site starting at 6 p.m. Pacific / 9 p.m. Eastern […]

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