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I had a client ask for Eero a few months ago, and I had never heard of it.  He was looking for another option to the “ridiculously expensive” network I had quoted him to go along with his Control4 system and a house full of streaming... — jmcdermott1678 on Jul 26
Cheap is cheap; and people simply looking for cheap deserve what they get. Wirelessly bridging access points greatly reduces bandwidth when connected beyond the first. Apple has used this with their Airport products for quite some time. This latest wave of... — jhamill1 on Jul 25
All three are awesome individuals to have for a panel discussing anything. Rob is a nut! — jhamill1 on Jul 25
I’m not shilling for LG’s OLED here (I own a Sony X850C), but the notion that these new Sony Zs cost less than current OLED models just seem a bit off. LG has four 65” models ranging from $5k to $8k. As I can tell (and have been told by... — amiecz on Jul 22
Bob—Ecovent is not on the CEDIA Exhibitor list as of today. Are they being added? thx — Julie Jacobson on Jul 20
Just what I need, a 3rd party driver with no official manufacturer support to make their overpriced fans even more expensive. No open API means commands could change any time and break this integration. — jbrown on Jul 20
Thanks for the visit Jason & CE Pro! As noted, “We want to be the only wireless vent system installed by professionals” and our technologically superior solution is the the perfect opportunity for installing professionals to deliver a high value,... — BobFields on Jul 20

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